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World Masters Champs: USA scores 24 gold, 62 overall medals in first week; five break world records in Lyon

8/12/2015
 

LYON, France -- In the first week of the World Masters Athletics Championships (WMA) ongoing in Lyon, France, the USA team has won 24 golds to date and broken four world masters records and tied another. The team has amassed 62 medals overall. The meet began August 4 and ends August 16. Over 8,000 track and field athletes are competing, ages 35-99, and the US has 426.


In the last two world masters championships, the USA has been first in golds, and first and second in overall medals.


In individual highlights:

Bruce McBarnette, 57 (Sterling VA), won his 12th world title in the high jump, the most of any high jumper in history.


World marks have been broken by Flo Meiler (W81) in the W80 Heptathlon; Christel Donley, also W80 just behind Flo but also breaking the old mark; Rita Hanscom, W60 Heptathlon; and Kathy Bergen, W75 who set a world record in the 200 meters and tied the high jump world mark.


Bruce McBarnette's 12th High Jump World Title jump at WMA Lyon, most in history: http://www.weinerpublic.com/20150810-bruce.jpg

(Photo: Rob Jerome)


Flo Meiler, jumping during her world record and gold medal Heptathlon: http://www.weinerpublic.com/20150810-flo.jpg  

(Photo: Rob Jerome)


Rita Hanscom, jumping during her world record and gold medal Heptathlon: http://www.weinerpublic.com/20150810-rita.jpg  

(Photo: Rob Jerome)


Also at the meet, the USA is having a team party arranged by USA Masters Chair Gary Snyder, who heads the delegation, at 6:30 PM French time Friday August 14 at the Mercure Saxe Lafayette Hotel, 29 Rue de Bonnel, Lyon. Media is invited to socialize and interview athletes and organizers.


Phil Greenwald, team Manager, holds team meetings at 10:30 each morning at the Balmont Stadium track on the day's complicated logistics (five venues) and schedule and is now busy arranging relay teams for USA to aim at Gold.


Full list of gold, silver, and bronze to date, with marks and home towns, below from Mary Trotto, USATF Awards Committee Chair:


WMA LYON 2015 USA MEDALISTS TO DATE

PL   Name                                                              

AGE      

HOMETOWN   

Event                  

Performance

3   Ayala-Troncoso, Carmine

W56

Austin,TX

8k x-c     

31:35,00  

2 Hurrell, Lynne            

W81

Grass Valley,CA

8k X-C    

48:46,00  

1 Teague, Elizabeth

W41

ElPaso,TX

WEIGHT                

13,55m             

1 Meiler, Florence

W81

Shelburne,VT

HEPTATHLON

5730 WR

2 Donley, Christel

W80

Colorado Spr.CO

HEPTATHLON

5135 WR

1 Hanscom, Rita

W60

San Diego, CA

HEPTATHLON

5989 WR

2 Guest, Rachel

W40

Surprise,AZ

HEPTATHLON

5468 Pts

1 Goldhammer, John  

M62  

Claremont, CA

WEIGHT

20,26m

1 Finsrud, Carol

W58

Lockhart,TX

WEIGHT

13.59M  

1 Meiler, Florence

W81   

Shelburne,VT

TRIPLE JUMP

5.91M

2 Donley, Christel

W80  

Colorado Spr.CO

TRIPLE JUMP

5.70M

3 Bernert, Brandi

W36

Denver, CO

100m

12.66

1 McGowan, Emmanuelle  

W47

Hanover PK.,IL

100m

12.85

3 Matthews, Brenda

W66

Anaheim, CA

100m

15.29

1 Bergen, Kathy

W75

LaCanada, CA

100m

16.31

1 Obera, Irene

W81

Fremont,CA

100m

17.57

2 Ridley, Babatunde

M37      

Hyattsville,MD

100m

10.87

1 Pendland, Reggie

M46

Dallas,TX

100m

11.24

1   Tissenbaum, Allan

M55

Pittsburgh, PA

100m

12.05

2 Brown, Kenton

M70  

Austin,TX

100m

13.20

2 Richards, Dick

M81  

Encinitas, CA

100m

15.02

1   Hanscom, Rita

W61

San Diego,CA

HIGH JUMP

1.36m

1 Goldhammer, John

M62  

Claremont,CA

HAMMER

56.42m    

3 Mathews, George

M72  

Snohomish, WA

WEIGHT

18.81m

1 Frost, Carol

W70

Lockhart, TX

JAVELIN

25.58m

1 Cohn, Linda

W61  

Northridge,CA

JAVELIN

34.11m

2 Bergen, Kathy  

W75

LaCanada, CA

HIGH JUMP

1.20Tied WR

1 Donley, Christel

W80  

Colorado Spr.,CO

HIGH JUMP

1.06m

2 Meiler, Florence

W81      

Shelburne, VT

HIGH JUMP

1.02m

3   King, Daniel

M56

Roanoke,VA

5000M

17:04,14

2 Talcott, Dave

M55

Oswego, NY

5000M RW

25:33,56  

3 Swarts, David

M50  

Jackson,MI

5000M RW

23:57,40  

2 Moremen, William

M87

Claremont,CA

5000M RW

37:20,85  

2 Martino, Marianne

W65  

Littleton,CO

5000m RW

30:30.64  

2 Coushay, Brian

M51     

Beaverton, OR

DECATHLON

7101 Pts

3 Janusey, Michael

M57

Venetia, PA

DECATHLON

6861 Pts

2 Baker, Robert

M70

Metairie, LA

DECATHLON

5957 Pts

1 Meiler, Flo

W80    

Shelburne, VT

POLE VAULT

1.80m

1 Hanscom, Rita

W60  

San Diego,CA

POLE VAULT

 

3 Gentile, Christine

W45

Castle Rock, CO

800

2:22.15

2 Chaplin, Lesley

W57

Atlanta, GA

800

2:38.12

3 Berra, Nicholas

M46

Enola, PA

800

2:02.66

3 Lindsley, Frederick

M70

Grand Terrance, CA

800

2:37.71

3 Moremen, William

M87   

Claremont, CA

10000m RW

1:18.16.00

3 Swarts, David

M50

Jackson, MI

10000m RW

48:34.00

3 Talcott, Dave

M55

Oswego, NY

10000m RW

52:35.00

1 Hurrell, Lynne

W81

Grass Valley, CA

800m

3:57.18

3 Harada, Mary

W80  

West Newbury, MA

800m

5:27.84

1 LeBourne, Anslem  

M56

Maplewood, NJ

800m

2:04.79

2 Knerr, Ray

M55

Ventura, CA

800m

2:05.29

2 Hiney, Bill   

M70

Southold, NY

DISCUS

43.54M

3 Hardison, Ellyn  

W72  

Topanga, CA

POLE VAULT

1.25M

2 McGowan, Emmanuelle

W47

Hanover Park ,IL

200m

25.91

3 Bridges, Lee  

M45

 

200m

22.89

3 Yelverton

M55

 

200m

25.08

3 Matthews, Brenda

W66  

Anaheim, CA

200m

32.40

2 Blake,

   

200m

27.47

1 Bergen, Kathy

W75

LaCanada, CA

200m

33.79 WR

3 Lida, Bob

M75  

Wichita, KA

200m

29.61

1 Obera, Irene

W82

Fremont, CA

200m

37.29

1 Guest, Rachel

W40  

Suprise, AZ

LONG JUMP  

 

3 Myers, Joseph  

M63  

White Plains, TN

SHOT

14.42m

1 Muller, Tim

M65

Scottsdale, AZ

SHOT     

14.15m


Bob Weiner

USATF National Masters Media Chair

weinerpublic@comcast.net

202-329-1700




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