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USATF Masters Indoor Championships conclude with 23 World Records, 21 American records

3/3/2019
 

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina -- American Masters athletes once again demonstrated superior athleticism and inspiring determination on the third and final day of competition at the 2019 USATF Masters Indoor Championships at JDL Fast Track.


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Another age group world record was set by Neringa Jakstiene (Memphis, Tennessee), the former Lithuanian athlete who recently gained U.S. citizenship, now competes as an American and will join Team USATF at the World Masters Indoor Championships in Poland. Jakstiene set her sixth record of the three day competition (four age group world records and two American records) with a women’s 55-59 age group world record leap in the triple jump of 10.61m/34-9.75.


94-year-old Betty Lindberg (Atlanta, Georgia; Atlanta Track Club) once again stole the show with her second record in her third event of the USATF Masters Indoor Championships. Lindberg crossed the line in the 200m with an American 80-84 age group record time of 1:15.77.


On Saturday, 85-year-old Ino Cantu (San Marcos, Texas; Potomac Valley Track Club), the world record holder in the 80-84 indoor mile, set a new world record by more than 45-seconds in the 85-89 age group mile. Cantu returned Sunday to set a new age group American record in the 800m crossing the line in 3:38.62.


During the first two days of competition, Irene Obera (Fremont, California; Sierra Gold) set two world age group records and an American record, then she returned on day three and set another American record in the women’s 85-89 age group 200m with a time of 53:61.


After narrowly missing out on the American record in the 55-59 age group 400m on Friday, Sue McDonald (Santa Barbara, California; T.H.E. Track Team) clocked a new age group American record in the Women’s 800m with a time of 2:30.49. McDonald is the reigning outdoor 55-59 age group 400m and 800m champion.


World record holder in the 40-44 age group weight throw and 2010 USATF Masters Hall of Fame inductee, Oneithea Lewis (Oakland Gardens, New York; Shore Athletic Club) broke her own 55-59 age group American record in the weight throw with toss of 15.78m/51-9.25.


After her Women’s 70-74 age group American record in the shot put on Friday, Myrle Mensey (St. Louis, Missouri; Throwing and Growing) returned to the field Sunday to set a new age group world record in the weight throw with a toss of 14.84m/48-8.25 and then a few hours later set the American record in the super weight throw with a throw of 10.28m/33-8.75


111 teams from across the country competed over the three day competition at JDL Fast Track. Trophies were presented by National Masters chair Rex Harvey to the top three: Atlanta Track Club, Potomac Valley Track Club, and TNT International.


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Below is a comprehensive list of the world and American records set at the 2019 USATF Masters Indoor Championships.


World Records (23)

Individual (10)

Competition Date

Last Name, First

Division

Event

Mark

3/1/2019

Obera, Irene

W85

400

2:10.23

3/1/2019

Jakstiene, Neringa

W55

60MH

9.59

3/1/2019

Jakstiene, Neringa

W55

Long Jump

5.00

3/1/2019

Jakstiene, Neringa

W55

Pentathlon

4894

3/2/2019

Obera, Irene

W85

Long Jump

2.04

3/2/2019

Cantu, Ino

M85

Mile

7:46.94

3/2/2019

Lindberg, Betty

W90

Mile

15:15.58

3/2/2019

Star, Johnn

M90

3000m RW

24:38.97

3/3/2019

Jakstiene, Neringa

W55

Triple Jump

10.61

3/3/2019

Mensey, Myrle

W70

Weight

14.84



Relays (13)

Competition Date

Club Name

Division

Event

Mark

3/2/2019

Potomac Valley TC

M45

4x800

12:02.12

3/2/2019

Potomac Valley TC

M55

4x800

12:57.06

3/2/2019

Non-Club

M65

4x800

12:52.24

3/2/2019

Atlanta TC

M75

4x800

18:04.54

3/2/2019

Atlanta TC

W65

4x800

15:41.51

3/2/2019

Non-Club

W80

4x200

3:41.34

3/3/2019

Atlanta TC

M45

4x400

4:58.47

3/3/2019

Greater Philadelphia

M55

4x400

4:24.39

3/3/2019

Non-Club

M65

4x400

4:24.16

3/3/2019

Philadelphia Masters

M75

4x400

8:54.00

3/3/2019

Philadelphia Masters

W45

4x400

5:28.31

3/3/2019

Potomac Valley TC

W55

4x400

8:30.86

3/3/2019

Atlanta TC

W65

4x400

6:55.32


Click here for full relay results and relay team members.

* Relays include 5-year age group World and American records for the first time due to new WMA and USATF MTF rules.


American Records (21)

Individual (16)

Competition Date

Last Name, First

Division

Event

Mark

3/1/2019

Hewitt, Robert

M85

High Jump

1.12

3/1/2019

Jakstiene, Neringa

W55

High Jump

1.48

3/1/2019

Sousa, Jeferson

M40

Pentathlon

3937

3/1/2019

Swisher, Karen

W65

1 Mile RW

9:46.61

3/1/2019

Daniel, Maryanne

W60

1 Mile RW

8:58.44

3/1/2019

Campbell, Richard

M70

1 Mile RW

9:18.61

3/2/2019

Obera, Irene

W85

60

13.76

3/2/2019

Hewitt, Robert

M85

Long Jump

3.28

3/2/2019

Jakstiene, Neringa

W55

Long Jump

4.95

3/2/2019

Goodhue, Doug

M75

Mile

6:18.03

3/2/2019

Mensey, Myrle

W70

Shot Put

8.83

3/3/2019

Cantu, Ino

M85

800

3:38.62

3/3/2019

McDonald,Sue

W55

800

2:30.49

3/3/2019

Lewis, Oneithea

W55

Weight

15.78

3/3/2019

Lindberg, Betty

W90

200m

1:15.77

3/3/2019

Obera, Irene

W85

200m

53:61


Relays (5)

Competition Date

Club Name

Division

Event

Mark

3/2/2019

Potomac Valley TC

M55

4x200

1:45.54

3/2/2019

Atlanta TC

M65

4x800

14:57.49

3/2/2019

Joy's Jackrabbits

W55

4x200

2:04.55

3/2/2019

Atlanta TC

W65

4x200

3:04.72

3/3/2019

Non-Club

M80

4x400

7:07.88


Click here for full relay results and relay team members.

* Relays include 5-year age group World and American records for the first time due to new WMA and USATF MTF rules.


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