Archive for March, 2008

Walker recounts lap-counting errors in Clermont-Ferrand

The recurring bane of masters track reared its ugly head at worlds, it appears. Laps were miscounted in distance races in France, according to a Forum post by a friend in Hong Kong who goes by the handle Quick Silver (he knows me as Quick Sand). Quick writes: “Does anyone have any comments on lap […]

March 31, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

M90 Orville Rogers steals the show at Boston: two WRs

Orville Rogers is a rocket. At 90 years old, he torched a pair of age-group world records at Boston masters nationals, which concluded today. USATF’s Jill Geer did another nice roundup story for her Day 3 report. (Results are here.) Just goes to show why we love this sport. It’s unpredictable. USATF touted Jearl-Miles Clark […]

March 30, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  9 Comments

Deadline near for masters exhibitions at Mt. SAC Relays

Amid all the attention back East, we Left Coast masters also have our eyes on the prize — the Mt. San Antonio College Relays and the masters exhibition races Sunday, April 20. World champion M60 sprinter Stan Whitley is organizing the sprints at Mt. SAC, and he writes me: “In addition to the M50 100, […]

March 30, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

World champ McBarnette to get major challenge at Boston

Got back from France last night. I did not bring my laptop with me so was incommunicato with email. I’m sure you saw the results, but they are misleading. I witnessed one of the best jumps I’ve ever seen anyone take and miss. Bruce McBarnette (after a little nudging from me) decided to try to […]

March 30, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Spotlight on Charles Allie and 200 indoor WR in France

They outta call it MastersTube, for all the masters track videos you can find on YouTube. The latest is this clip of Charles Allie becoming the oldest man to run the indoor 200 under 25 seconds. Yesterday in Boston, Charles won the M60 60 in 7.91 seconds, less than 0.2 off the American record. So […]

March 30, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Raschker adds to record haul at Boston indoor nationals

Well, Phil Raschker, 61, didn’t have to vault to make her mark in Boston. Running the 400 in 68.34, she set yet another world record. It was nearly a solo effort, since second place was 1:36.57. And the USATF news wrapup of Day 2 at masters nationals properly previewed her trip to New York for […]

March 29, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Great action shots posted from Boston indoor nationals

Cheryl Treworgy, aka Shalane Flanagan’s mom, is shooting at Boston, and 10 great photos have been posted on the USATF Web site already. Sadly, though, the Boston Globe and Boston Herald seem not to have published a single story about Day 1 (Friday). Maybe their Sunday editions will have more space.

March 29, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Two world records on first day of Boston indoor nationals

W55 vaulter Kay Glynn and W45 thrower Neni Lewis upped their own world records today as the USATF masters indoor nationals kicked off in Boston. USATF media czar Jill Geer has already posted a Day 1 wrapup. Complete results for Day 1 also are posted. One worrisome result: Phil Raschker was a DNS (did not […]

March 28, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Jearl Miles-Clark drops out of Boston masters nationals

Jearl Miles-Clark, who competed in four Olympics in the 400, 800 or relays, has dropped out of this weekend’s Boston masters indoor nationals, according to a brief note from Jill Geer, USATF chief media maven, who lives in Boston and is covering the event. No reason was given for the scratch. Geer later wrote: “Notified […]

March 28, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Hurdle champion Barre gets hero’s welcome in N.H.

Laura Barre, 38, may be embarrassed by all the hoopla. She even feels guilty about leaving her work and family for 10 days in France. But so what. Laura is an inspiration to many, and a world champion in the W35 hurdles (here’s the video) and relay at Clermont-Ferrand. Her local paper had this great […]

March 28, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments