Houston Elite M60 goes sub-4 in 4×4; Doc Patton claims M35 WR
All right. Forget about little Mary Cain and her latest high school record. At Saturday’s Millrose Games, Houston Elite’s Bill Collins, Horace Grant, Rick Riddle and Charles Allie averaged quarter-miles under 60 seconds in shattering the listed M60 world record in the indoor 4×400 with a sensational 3:59.09. Their ages and splits: Collins (62) opened with 58.53, followed by Grant (60) at 58.53, Riddle (61) at 62.44 and Allie (65) at 59.21. That broke the listed WR of 4:03.24 by a 2008 team that included Allie, Roger Pierce, Larry Barnum and Ralph Souppa. Later, M35 Darvis “Doc” Patton took down the oldest masters age-group record at 60 meters, clocking 6.50 to win the elite race and beating the listed M35 WR of 6.51 by Britain’s Linford Christie in 1997. The listed M35 American record was 6.98 by Mitchell Lovett in 1998. Also notable at Millrose (again run at the Armory) was Bernard Lagat scorching two miles in an American record 8:09.49 â€” at age 38! Lemme know if I missed any other masters records. Good show, geezers!