Treacher sets M65 record; indoor world entries listed
Anthony Treacher, the banned-in-2006 Briton, jumped in the Swedish masters indoor nationals last Saturday and broke the listed UK M65 indoor record in the long jump. His mark of 4.79 (15-8 1/2) pipped Tony Bateman’s 4.77, set in February 2003 in Glasgow, Scotland. Tony was a world champion at the 2003 Puerto Rico WMA meet. Anthony — who also won the 60 and 200 at Swedish nationals — holds the British M65 indoor 400 record of 63.55. He’ll be tested in all his events next month, when he competes in the third world masters indoor championships in Clermont-Ferrand, France. BTW, entry lists are now available via this lookup page. Just specify sex, age group and event and hit “Go” to see who’s entered from what country (and what they submitted as a recent best).
We’ve also learned that 255 athletes used the late entry to French worlds, boosting the LOC’s revenues by $19,000. (The late fee for U.S. entrants was $75.)
An American observer writes: “Smart move. Hopefully it will not make the next organizers set the original date too early in hopes that more athletes will pay the extra fee.”