Archive for April, 2008

Masters sprinter/marathoner Louise Tricard hospitalized

Track historian Louise Mead Tricard, a masters sprinter in her early 70s who also has run the New York City Marathon, is hospitalized in Florida and battling cancer. She has Internet access but has been very brief in her notes. Sunday morning, after I alerted her to a women’s decathlon debate on the Track & […]

April 30, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  14 Comments

W70 superstar Barbara Jordan wins Vermont recognition

Barbara Jordan: longtime hurdles champion Masters Hall of Famer Barbara Jordan is such a regular winner at masters nationals and worlds, people take her for granted. Fortunately, she’s properly prized in her native Vermont, where she recently was named Athlete of the Month. She was chosen (along with a male winner) by the Vermont Sportswriters […]

April 30, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Hartwig takes care of business, ends Jessee reign of error

Larry Jessee’s M40 outdoor world vault record is no more. Jeff Hartwig, 40, officially erased Jessee’s supposed 5.50 (18-0 1/2) M40 world record Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Jeff wrote me: “Took care of it this weekend up at Drake. We had terrible conditions with cold and really strong swirling winds, but I jumped 5.51, […]

April 29, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Willie Gault becomes oldest man to break 22 in 200

Willie Gault turns 48 in September, but forget about him biding his time till M50. At the Tiny Lister Classic on Saturday at Cal State Los Angeles, he ran 200 meters in a legal 21.80 seconds, demolishing Kevin Morning’s listed M45 world record of 22.13 set in 2002, when Kevin was 46. Men’s results here […]

April 28, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Masters invited to Mills College open meet in Oakland

Herb Jones writes: “I’m the assistant track and field coach at Mills College in Oakland, and we are finishing our first season and hosting our first open meet this Saturday, May 3, in Oakland at Skyline High School. Could you send this email to any OPEN – MASTERS level athlete to let them know that […]

April 28, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Flotrack posts videos of Penn Relays masters events

Flotrack has posted videos of pretty much all the masters events at Penn over the weekend, including Sprint Force America’s M70 4×100 world record. A monster field of men and women ran the 4×4 together, with several WRs (including an announced leg of 54.3 by Jearl Miles-Clark). The M75-plus 100 video is here. The crowd […]

April 28, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

‘That Masterful Season’ is the first novel on masters track

Cornell Stephenson captures masters track in new novel. Cornell Stephenson, who five years ago won four M40 sprint medals at Puerto Rico worlds, made masters history this spring. He didn’t run a relay leg or set a record. (In fact, he had two knee surgeries in 2007 and hopes to make a comeback this summer.) […]

April 28, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  10 Comments

Book review: ‘That Masterful Season’ by Cornell Stephenson

Posted April 28, 2008 Four years ago, Cornell Stephenson of Los Angeles helped set an M40 world record in the 4×100, joining Speedwest teammates Frank Strong, Kettrell Berry and Willie Gault in a 42.20 clocking at the Steve Scott Invitational in Irvine, California. At the 2003 Penn Relays, he had been runner-up in the M40 […]

April 28, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Greenwood on new WR: ‘Good to know it’s an Englishman’

Jack Greenwood, 82, was surprised to learn that someone had broken his M50 world record in the 400 hurdles. Not because he thought the record was that great, but because he didn’t know anyone was still running the event. Tonight I called Jack at home in mile-high Aurora, Colorado (his number is listed in the […]

April 27, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Brit breaks legendary hurdles record by Jack Greenwood

The king is dead. Long live the king. That’s my reaction to news from across the Pond that after 32 years, Jack Greenwood’s untouchable M50 world record in the 400-meter hurdles has fallen. A British-based masters mole sent me the link to this report on Howard Moscrop’s latest eye-opener. A week ago, Howard at age […]

April 27, 2008   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment