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USATF Masters Outdoor Championships conclude with 5 world, 15 American age group records

7/29/2018
 

SPOKANE, Washington -- The USATF Masters Outdoor Championships concluded its four days at Eastern Washington University with 5 world masters age group records and 15 new American marks total.  


On demand video can be found on USATF.TV+. Click here for full results.


On the final day of competition, 100-year-old Orville Rogers (Dallas, Texas/Potomac Valley Track Club) set his second American record of the meet, this time in the M100 200m in 2:02.37. This was the centenarian's third national title earned at 2018 Outdoors following his wins in the 100m and 400m.


“I’m delighted,” Rogers said post-race. “At my age, to be able to compete in races, God has really been good to me. I started racing for records when I was 90, [nearly] 11 years ago. I’ve set 18 world records and you can imagine the feeling I get. It turns me on.”


Contemporary M90 competitor Edward Cox (Binghamton, New York/Syracuse Chargers Track Club, Inc), who made an impression in March at USATF Masters Indoor Championships, ran the fastest out of the entire M85-100 field in 42.56, just one second off the American record.


Roy Englert (Springfield, Virginia/Potomac Valley Track Club) beat the listed age group world record in the M95 1500m, 12:16.93 compared to the WMA’s current listing of 12:57.7. Sharon Gerl (Springfield, Oregon/unattached) broke a 10-year-old American record in the W70 1500m in 6:18.18, breaking the previous record of 6:22.77.


In an exciting M70 1500m, Gene Dykes (Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania/Greater Philadelphia TC) battled against Gary Patton (Rock Rapids, Iowa/So Cal Track Club) in the final 100m for first place, 5:16.77-5:17.24.


Angela Herzner (Tempe, Arizona/AZ Desert Throwers), who has also competed in CrossFit, threw an impressive 13.72m/45-0.25 in the W40 shot put to claim first. Bowerman Track Club’s Kyley Johnson (Portland, Oregon) won the M35 high jump at 1.92m/6-3.5.


The meet concluded with 4x100m and 4x400m relays. A quartet of talented women in Joy’s Jackrabbits Track Club-A lowered the American club record in the W50 4x100m. The relay team, comprised of Amanda Scotti (Folsom, California), Debra Hoffman (Los Altos, California), Darla Demitrios (Reno, Nevada) and Joy Upshaw (Lafayette, California), achieved the record in 55.77.


So Cal Track Club won the team award with 818 points, followed by Sierra Gold (326) and SC Striders Track Club (266). Click here for complete team standings.


Additionally, USATF sat down with USATF Masters world record holders Oneithea Lewis and Charles Allie on their experiences as accomplished Masters athletes. Click here and here to read the Q&As.  


Records set at USATF Masters Outdoor Championships, per www.usatfmasters.org


World records*:


Last, First

Age Group

Event

Mark

Englert, Roy

M95

800

5:58.15

Allie, Charles

M70

400

59.18*

Platts, William

M90

Javelin

31.46

Cohn, Linda

W65

Javelin

35.80*

Englert, Roy

M95

1500

12:16.93*


American records:


McDonald, Sue

W55

400

64.37

McDonald, Sue

W55

800

2:27.34

Rogers, Orville

M100

400

5:07.26

Upshaw, Joy

W55

80HH

12.87

Sauers, James

M70

High Jump

1.58

Culling, Robert

M85

2000 Steeple

12:55.75

Landau, Kate

W40

10000

34:53.32

Platts, William

M90

Weight Throw

9.91

Rogers, Orville

M100

200

2:02.37

Gerl, Sharon

W70

1500

6:18.18


American relay records

Non-Club

W40

4x80SHR

52.18

Non-Club

M80

4x80SHR

2:38.95

So Cal TC

M60

4x100SHR

1:12.89

Non-Club

M80

4x800

19:55.48

Joy's Jackrabbits

W50

4x100

55.77


*Note: World marks set by Americans are also American records.

Marks do not include pending records.


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