6 world records at British masters nationals: 3 by Evaun WilliamsAthletics Weekly in the UK is reporting six world age-group records set this weekend at the British Masters Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, including five by W80 Rosemary Chrimes and W75 Evaun Williams. AW, which takes geezer track seriously (unlike Track & Field News), says: “Chrimes, the 1970 Commonwealth Games discus champion who also made the final of the 1972 Olympic Games, came out on top in four W80 events at the Alexander Stadium, setting world records in the high jump at 1.07 meters (3-6) and her specialty discus at 24.11 (79-1 1/4). She was, however, most pleased with her 100m win in 19.75. Williams, five years younger, is now breaking Chrimesâ W75 records and herself set three new world bests in javelin, hammer and weight. Her best was a 38.34 (125-9) hammer mark. The only track world record came from Angela Copson, whose 20:10.09 cut three seconds from her own 5000 mark, a fortnight before she attempts a new W65 marathon record in Berlin. There were also a host of British records including an M70 5000m best from Martin Ford, at 18:33.85, which was also a new European best.” AW didn’t tell the javelin and weight marks for Evaun, and I haven’t found a results site yet. Here’s Evaun from two years ago:
Rosemary broke these listed W80 records:
High jump of 1.06 (3-5 3/4) by Germany’s Christel Happ in 2010.
Discus of 24.18 (79-4) by herself in June 2013.
Evaun broke these listed W75 records:
Javelin of 26.21 (86-0) by Lithuania’s Birute Kalediene in 2008.
Hammer of 33.47 (109-9) by Germany’s Christa Baum in 2011.
Weight throw of 12.65 (41-6) by Germany’s Susanne Wissinger in 2010.
Angela broke her own listed W65 WR for 5000 of 20:13.23 in 2012.