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USATF Masters Indoor Championships close with 15 total world records

3/18/2018
 

LANDOVER, Maryland -- U.S. Masters competitors demonstrated athletic excellence and inspiring determination Sunday at Prince George’s County Sports & Learning Center, as more national titles and records were clinched on the final day of USATF Masters Indoor Championships. A total of fifteen pending world age group records were set throughout the three-day meet.


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2013 World Masters Athlete of the Year Charles Allie (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) capped off an impressive weekend with a new American record in the M70 200m in 26.95. Allie began competition with an American record Friday in the 400m in 1:00.52, followed by the 60m title Saturday in 8.20.


Lesley Hinz (Atlanta, Georgia) of New Balance Tampa Masters Racing solidified a new world record in the W60 800m, clocking in at 2:36.57 with a fastest 200m split of 38.85.


95-year-old Roy Englert (Springfield, Virginia) claimed another world record - his second of the weekend - this time in the M95 800m. Englert maintained a steady pace to win his age group in 6:03.84. Potomac Valley Track Club teammate Orville Rogers (Dallas, Texas) secured his fourth and fifth world records of 2018 Indoor Championships, completing the M100 800m in 9:56.44 and 200m in 1:40.94.  


In field events, Antonio Palacios (Bloomington, Indiana) brought home the M50 triple jump gold in dominating fashion. Starting at 12.34m/40-6, his final attempt was just .02m off the American record at 13.24m/43-5.25.


Relays closed out the largest ever USATF Masters Indoor meet. The M80 non-club 4x400m relay team of LeVasseur, Cordero, Vergin, Rush and Askew lowered the American record by over one minute in 7:20.95.


Potomac Valley Track Club won the team standings with 976 points, followed by TNT International Racing Club (651) and Atlanta Track Club (592). Click here for all team standings.


USATF Masters Outdoor Championships will take place July 26-29 in Spokane, Washington.


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