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Team USA concludes World Masters Indoor Championships with 62 medals


JYVASKYLA, Finland – When everything came to a close at the World Masters Indoor Championships from Central Finland, Team USA had won a total of 62 medals, which included 26 gold and 25 silver medals. It reached the final total with a solid 10-gold-medal performance Sunday. The total of 62 medals was the sixth most medals of any country throughout the week of competition.

The meet was highlighted by Phil Raschker, Robert Lida, Bill Collins, Antwon Dussett and Jeanne Daprano, who all finished by winning multiple gold medals. Raschker (W65) won both the 400m (1:18.01) and pole vault (2.40m/7-10.5) Sunday to bring her total of gold medals for the meet up to six and a total of nine medals overall. It was the largest medal total for any American and second among all athletes only to Canada's Olga Kotelko (W90), who won 12.

Collins (M60) and Lida (M75) each won the 400m in their age groups Sunday in times of 56.67 and 1:05.14, respectively. Each also won gold medals in the 60m and 200m earlier in the week to win a trio of world championships.

Dussett (M35) won the 400m Sunday in a time of 48.71 to go along with his previous 200m gold medal. Daprano won the 1500m Sunday in a time of 6:48.27 after winning the 800m in world-record time earlier in the week.

Also picking up gold medals to complete the World Championships were: Gregory Foster (M50) in the triple jump with a mark of 12.80m/42-0; Charmaine Roberts (W40) in the 400m in a time of 59.68; Rita Hanscom (W55) in the pole vault with a clearance of 2.60m/8-6.25 and Robert Thomas (M45) in the 400m in a time of 52.71.

Team USA also picked up six silver medals Sunday, which included: Lorraine Jasper (W50) in the 1500m in a time of 5:02.65; Kathryn Martin (W60) in the 1500m with a time of 5:29.19; Mary Harada (W75) in the 1500m in a time of 8:02.08; Harold Nolan (M65) in the 1500m in the 5:11.00; 4x200m (M35), which included Andrew Hogue, Don Drummond, Jeferson Souza, Antwon Dussett in a time of 1:33.98; 4x200m (W35), which included Charmaine Roberts, Maryline Roux, Nedenia West, Rachel Guest in a time of 1:52.14.

Americans picked up a pair of bronze medals from Marcus Shute (M45) in the 400m in a time of 53.30 along with the 4x200m (M65), which consisted of Winston Laing, Ronald Pate, Harold Nolan, Salih Talib, in a time of 2:05.34.

The World Masters Indoor Championships features athletes with ages ranging from 30-95+. For more information continue to see

2012 World Masters Indoor Championships Medal Table
Gold Medals (26)

Phil Raschker (W65), pentathlon, 4713 (WR)
Lorraine Jasper (W50), 800m, 2:28.31
Robert Lida (M75), 60m, 8.56 (WR)
Bill Collins (M60), 60m, 7.59 (WR)
Ed Burke (M70), weight throw, 19.48m/63-11
Jeanne Daprano (W75), 800m, 3:16.21 (WR)
Robert Lida (M75), 200m, 27.64
Coreen Steinbach (W60), 3000m, 12:28.86
Bill Collins (M60), 200m, 25.09
Antwon Dussett (M35), 200m, 21.89
James Barrineau (M55), high jump, 1.76m/5-9.25
4x200m relay (M45), Eric Merriweather, Shigeki Makino, Marcus Shute, Robert Thomas, 1:37.04
Phil Raschker (W65), triple jump, 8.76m/28-9
Phil Raschker (W65), high jump, 1.22m/4-0
Phil Raschker (W65), 60m hurdles, 12.10
Dexter Mccloud (M50), 60m hurdles, 8.80
Phil Raschker (W65), 400m, 1:18.01
Phil Raschker (W65), pole vault, 2.40m/7-10.5
Robert Lida (M75), 400m, 1:05.14
Bill Collins (M60), 400m, 56.67
Gregory Foster (M50), triple jump, 12.80m/42-0
Antwon Dussett (M35), 400m, 48.71
Jean Daprano (W75), 1500m, 6:48.27
Charmaine Roberts (W40), 400m, 59.68
Rita Hanscom (W55), pole vault, 2.60m/8-6.25
Robert Thomas (M45), 400m, 52.71

Silver Medals (25)
Rita Hanscom (W55), pentathlon, 3933
Rachel Guest (W35), pentathlon, 3405
Ed Burke (M70), hammer throw, 51.24m/168-1
Jeferson Souza (M35), pentathlon, 3450
Noel Ruebel (M55), pentathlon, 3871
Phil Raschker (W65), 60m, 9.36
Mary Harada (W75), 800m, 4:10.30
Menka Scott (W45), 60m, 8.42
Jeanne Daprano (W75), 200m, 36.29
Phil Raschker (W65), 200m, 30.28
Mary Harada (W75), 3000m, 17:16.23
Phil Raschker (W65), long jump, 4.34m/14-3
Bruce Mcbarnette (M50), high jump, 1.83m/6-0
Gregory Foster (M50), long jump, 5.79m/19-0
Rachel Guest (W35), 60m hurdles, 9.29
Robert Paulen (M75), triple jump, 8.21m/26-11.25
Don Drummond (M40), 60m hurdles, 8.17
James Woolvin Broun (M60), 60m hurdles, 9.52
Menka Scott (W45), 60m hurdles, 9.43
Lorraine Jasper (W50), 1500m, 5:02.65
Kathryn Martin (W60), 1500m, 5:29.19
Mary Harada (W75), 1500m, 8:02.08
Harold Nolan (M65), 1500m, 5:11.00
4x200m (M35), Andrew Hogue, Don Drummond, Jeferson Souza, Antwon Dussett, 1:33.98
4x200m (W35), Charmaine Roberts, Maryline Roux, Nedenia West, Rachel Guest, 1:52.14

Bronze Medals (11)
Carla Hoppie (W55), pentathlon, 3243
Coreen Steinbach (W60), 800m, 2:51.71
Robert Cahners (M65), weight throw, 17.47m/57-3
Robert Thomas (M45), 200m, 23.79
Menka Scott (W45), long jump, 5.13m/16-10
Jeferson Souza (M35), 60m hurdles, 8.45
Robert Paulen (M75), 60m hurdles, 11.32
Noel Ruebel (M55), 60m hurdles, 9.81
Carla Hoppie (W55), high jump, 1.31m/4-3.5
Marcus Shute (M45), 400m, 53.30
4x200m (M65), Winston Laing, Ronald Pate, Harold Nolan, Salih Talib, 2:05.34

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