Orville Rogers flies in 400, crushes M95 WR by 21 seconds
Debbie Fetterman, a blogger on Dallas running, reports the latest record by M95 Orville Rogers: “He raced into the record books again at SaturdayвЂ™s Texas Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Coppell High School. Rogers smashed the previous 400-meter world record by more than 20 seconds. Rogers ran the distance in 2 minutes, 17.45 seconds. Erwin Jaskulski of Austria held the world record (2:38.64) for (M95). He set it in Honolulu on Sept. 24, 2009 when he was 98.” вЂњThere should be no problem with this record being approved,вЂќ Dallas Masters Track Club president Lester Mount told Debbie, adding that Rogers вЂњmore or less destroyed the existing record.вЂќ Said Rogers: вЂњI guess the distance was short enough that the weather was not a big factor.вЂќ Results are here. Other great marks were turned in by M40 Tod Long in the 200 (22.67), M80 Joe Summerlin in the 200 (34.33) and M70 vaulter Don Isett (3.04 meters, just under 10 feet). Congrats to all, especially Orville.