Weekend world records: Pat Manson in vault, Bob Hewitt in dec

Bob Hewitt at an earlier meet.

Under cloudy skies, my fellow Jayhawk Pat Manson erased the listed M45 world record in the vault [5.10] by Larry Jessee, whose earlier M40 18-footer was widely doubted. Video of Pat’s jump of 5.11 (16-9 1/4) is posted on Facebook. Mike Ritter in Colorado was the first to share the news: “Masters were vaulting at Sports Authority field [Saturday] in Parker, CO after the pole vault conclusion of the USATF Jr. Olympic meet there. Pat cleared 16’2’’ and then raised the bar to 16’9” and made it.” Also reported (by Stefan Waltermann) is an M80 world record in the decathlon set over the weekend. [See results here.] Oregon’s Bob Hewitt scored 8360 points in Charlotte, North Carolina, to crush the listed M80 world record of 7170 by France’s Darrot Pierre at 2001 Brisbane worlds. Bob’s marks: 15.39 in 100, 4.16 (13-07.75) in long jump, 10.18 (33-04.75) in shot, 1.25 (4-01.25) in high jump, 1:20.16 in 400, 15.98 in 80-meter hurdles, 26.53 (87-0 1/2) in discus, 2.35 (7-08.50) in vault, 26.51 (86-11 /3/4) in javelin and 8:46.90 in 1500. Bob set the M75 WR of 7954 at Joplin, Missouri, five years ago. Great jobs, gents! Here’s Pat trying for a WR on June 15:

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June 24, 2013

10 Responses

  1. Ken Stone - June 24, 2013

    But I’m still looking for link to results of Pat Manson jump. Anyone have it?

  2. Ken Stone - June 24, 2013

    And just FYI: the annual Chuck McMahon meet at Cal State San Marcos in San Diego County is this coming Saturday:

    Online registration deadline is the end of June 25.

  3. Peter Taylor - June 24, 2013

    That 15.39 in the 100 by Bob Hewitt is pretty impressive, to say the least. After all, the world record for M80 is 14.35 by the legendary Payton Jordan, and Payton’s mark has held up since the 1990s.

  4. Christel Donley - June 24, 2013

    To all you brave “combined eventers” congratulations!
    Sitting here and pondering if I can ever do it again?

    Pat, I already talked with you. And Bob, you owe me (Christel) choclate chip cookies…. more later!

    Jerry and Christel

  5. Kay Glynn - June 25, 2013

    Congrats to Mike Janusey in the 55 group. What a great score (lots of great scores!) and accomplishment for the athlete with 2 resurfaced hips! That’s a lot of training…plus! Good job to all you multi eventers!

  6. Burr Daly - June 25, 2013

    Congrats to Fred Monesmith of New Jersey who won the M65 by a wide margin with 6,015 points.

  7. Ace Bond - June 25, 2013

    Congratulations Pat Manson! Nice to see a fellow Coloradan in the spotlight. Way to come back the next week and get it done. Looks like that calf muscle cooperated this time. Hope to see you make another run at a new record in Fort Collins in August.

  8. Bill Forsyth - June 29, 2013

    Just ‘for the record’.. is Paul Babits’ 5.14/16’10
    1/4″ (age 47 – Feb.2008, Ft.Wayne,In.) not an official record? (either because it was indoor, or
    not submitted for ratification?). Gotta be meticulous(& nitpicky) with T&F records…

  9. Weia Reinboud - June 30, 2013

    Interesting, I have included him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_world_records_in_masters_athletics#Pole_Vault
    What is his birthdate?

  10. ventsi - June 30, 2013

    Pat Manson’s birthday is 29 November 1967, according to http://www.mastersathletics.net/fileadmin/html/Rankings/All_Time/polevaultmen.htm (the third one in M40)

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