Raschker sets world record at USA Masters
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USA Track & Field
ORONO, Maine – All-time great Phil Raschker added to her legacy Saturday with a world record at the 2002 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Maine’s Clarence Beckett Family Track & Field Center in Orono.
The owner of countless masters national titles and world records, Raschker won the W55 age-group 100 meters Saturday in the new world record time of 13.30 seconds. She set the record running into a –1.3 meters per second headwind.
The winner of eight gold medals at last year’s USA Masters Championships in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Raschker recently entered the 55-59 age-group and promptly set three world records at the 2002 USA Indoor Championships in Boston. Raschker also won her age-group’s high jump competition this morning with a clearance of 1.40 meters/4 feet, 7 inches.
Raschker set world records in winning the pentathlon and pole vault on Thursday, before winning her age group in the long jump and 80m hurdles on Friday.
Other women’s 100m winners on Saturday included Lillian Awidi of the New Horizon TC (W30-12.44), Maureen Rodrigue (W35-13.01), Anke Moritz (W40-12.52), Denise McField (W45-13.27), Anna Wlodarczyk (W50-13.60), Lynne Ingalls (W60-15.32), Barbara Jordan (W65-15.97), Patricia Peterson (W75-18.22) and Olga Kotelko (W80-21.46).
Men’s 100m winners were Arron Prather (M30-11.18); Kettrell Berry (M35-11.25); Allan Tissenbaum of Sprint Force America (M40-11.19), Tad Trombley (M45-12.19); Robert Bowen (M50-11.85), Stan Whitley (M55-11.90), Paul Edens (M60-12.54), Wayne Bennett of Dallas Masters TC (M65-13.31), Harry Brown of Midwest Masters TC (M70-13.75), Bill Melville of the Midwest Masters Track Club (M75-14.22) and Joseph Sciaraffa (M80-15.98).
Winners were determined in the 10,000 meters in early morning competition. Men’s winners were Aldo Virano (M30-33:59.63), Miguel Diaz (M35-40:53.92), Ted Poulos of the Potomac Valley TC (M40-34:08.78), Michael Pinocci (M45-34:28.39), Jim Kornell of the Santa Barbara AA (M50-35:45.64), William Dixon (M55-35:20.10), Bill Borla (M60-37:36.32), John Brennand of the Santa Barbara AA (M65-42:24.53), Charles Williams of the Atlanta Track Club (M70-45:58.66) and Jim O’ Neill (M75) ran unopposed in 55:05.90.
Women’s 10,000m winners were Monica Rossi-Montero (W30-40:26.97), Patty Murray of Ric Rojas Running (W35-35:49.20), Jo-Ann Nealey (W40-38:57.55), Angie Miyashiro of the Hawaii Road Runners (W45-39:17.65), Marina Jones (W50-40:20.25), Susan Gustafson of Liberty AC (W55-40:19), Phyllis Schalet (W60-56:53.06) and Joyce Hodges-Hite of the Atlanta Track Club (56:40.89).
Brad Dittmar of the Fibo Track Club won the M30 800-meter national title this afternoon in a time of 2:00.35. Other men’s 800m champions include Chris Yorges of the Southern California TC (M35-2:00.23), Sal Allah of Sprint Force America (M40-1:54.27), Robert Castillo (M45-2:00.92), David Salazar (M50-2:09.02), Harold Nolan of Shore AC (M55-2:16.03), Don McMillan (M60-2:16.73), Henry Hawk (M65-2:25.47), Earl Fee (M70-2:26:0), Archie Messenger of New York Masters Sports Club (3:08.60), Bill Tribou (M80-3:25.72) and Maxwell Springer of the Knoxville TC (M85-4:23.69).
Women’s 800m winners today included Devon Sargent of the Central Park TC (W30-2:20.53), Rebecca Heuer of Checkers AC (W35-2:16.31), Mary Macauley of the Oregon Track Club (W40-2:24.79), Debbie Barraza of the Southern California TC (W45-2:34.94), Kathryn Martin (W50-2:25.0), Lynn Naftel of the Southern California TC (W55-2:58.69), Yvette LaVigne (W60-2:45.71), Jeanne Daprano (W65-2:44.43), and Louise Adams (W75-4:46.09).
In field event action today, William Daprano won the M75 Javelin with a best of 30.67 meters/100 feet, 7 inches. Other men’s javelin winners were Edwin Lukens of the Syracuse Chargers (M80-31.22m/102-5), Bruno Maki (M85-21.39m/70-2), James Duncan (M70-40.37m/132-5), Ezzat Pashai of the Potomac Valley TC (M65-43.95m/144-2), John Burns of the NorCal Seniors (M60-46.91m/153-11), Buzz Gagne (M55-49.08m/161-0), Greg Geraci (M50-59.99m/196-10), Jim Lothorp (M45-54.75m/179-7), James Barr of the Potomac Valley TC (M30-50.54m/165-10), Scott Hannay (M35-59.03m/193-8) and Ron McConnell (M40-59.09m/193-10).
Competition also took place today in the men’s long jump, where Edward Jones won the M55 age group with a best of 6.12m/20-1.0. Other winners were Pat Fahy (M50-5.48m/17-11.75), David Quick (M45-6.13m/20-1.50), Gregory Foster of Shore AC (M40-6.95m/22-9.75), Derrick Golden (5.96m/19-6.75) and Rod Weston (M30-6.47m/21-2.75).
Women’s high jump winners Saturday included Marg Radcliffe (W60-1.25m/4:01.25), Evelyn Wright of the Potomac Valley TC (W65-1.20m/3-11.25), Johnnye Valien (W75-0.90m/2-11.50); Margaret Hinton (W80-0.95m/3:01.25), Kimiko Nakatake (W30-1.50m/4-11), Caryl Senn of Long Island T&F (W40-1.50m/4-11), Anna Wlodarczyk (W35-1.45m/4-9) and Carla Hoppie (W45-1.25m/4-1.25).
Women’s javelin winners were Christel Donley (W65-23.02m/75-6), Bernice Holland (W75-19.20m/63-0), Olga Kotelko (W80-15.49m/50-10), Evaun Williams (W60-35.42m/116-2), Mary Towey (W50m-22.49m/73-9), Lorraine Tucker (W55-26.81m/87-11), Carol Finsrud of Lockart International TC (W45-36.00m/118-1), Liz Pitser of the Carolina Masters (W35-33.93m/111-4) and Caryl Senn of Long Island T&F (W40-35.96m/118-0).
Men’s pole vault winners today were Dale Nealey (M35-3.65m/11-11.75 and Stephen Miller (M40-4.10m/13-5.25).
James Stookey of the Potomac Valley TC won the M70 high jump Saturday with a clearance of 1.23m/4-0.50. Other high jump winners included Frank Brako (M75-1.20m/3-11.25), Edwin Lukens of the Syracuse Chargers (M80-1.20m/3-11.25), Milan Jamrich (M50-1.75m/5-8.75), Bill DeHorn (M55-1.55m/5-1) Emil Pawlik (M60-1.55m/5-1), Tom Langenfeld (M65-1.50m/4-11), and Leland McPhie (M85-1.05m/3-5.25).
The 2002 USA Masters Outdoor Championships will conclude on Sunday. For more information on the Championships, including the complete results, visit www.usatf.org.