Sue McDonald gets first goal: W50 American record in high jump
In February, Sue McDonald told her local newspaper
that she was dedicating her training this year to breaking the W50 American and world records in the high jump. Mission accomplished on the AR. On June 8, competing in the San Diego-Imperial USATF Open Championships, Sue cleared 1.56 meters (5-1 1/4). That topped the listed AR of 1.55 (5-1) by Phil Raschker
in 1997. Sue’s jump was made at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. She never made it to the Games, but she tried. She was an All-American collegiate high jumper as a kid and later took up the vault. The listed W50 WR is 1.60 (5-3) by Canadian Olympian Debbie Brill.
Sue, a fitness trainer, isn’t listed as an Olathe masters entrant, but she probably has other meets on her dance card this summer. Congrats to Sue!
June 15, 2013