Athena TC lowers own W50 world indoor record in 4×4 at Millrose

Hours before the national telecast, and while the Millrose crowd was still finding its seats, Athena Track Club’s fab four of Debra Hoffman, Lorraine Jasper, Julie Hayden and Joan Hunter scorched the Armory track Saturday in New York with a 4Ч4 of 4:26.18. That beats the listed world indoor W50 record of 4:27.73 set by same team two years ago but with Cheryl Bellaire as anchor. In other masters relays, Shore AC won the M60 4Ч4 in 4:13.04 with a team of Rick Lapp, Ronville Gravesande, Spider Rossiter and Tony Plaster. And Southwest Sprinters TC ran a 3:34.66 to win the M40 event with Andre Miller, John Cormier, Lyndell Pittman and Marek Wensel. In other highlights, Bernard Lagat, 39, set an American open best of 4:54.74 in the 2,000 (essentially a sub-4 mile with another sub-60 lap tacked on for fun). Sadly, USATF and WMA don’t keep age-group records for the 2K. But it means Bernard is a shoo-in to shatter M40 mile records next year if he’s still competing. Lemme know if I missed any other masters records at Millrose.

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February 15, 2014

8 Responses

  1. al cestero - February 15, 2014

    congrats to the athena club for their performance..!! and also to my shore a c teamates.. well done..!!

  2. Warren Graff - February 16, 2014

    the mens Shore AC team won the M60+ race not the M50 and Noah Perlis was replaced with Spider Rossiter

  3. Ken Stone - February 16, 2014

    Oops, sorry, Warren. You just run as fast as M50.

  4. Diane Pomeroy - February 16, 2014

    Great run Athena.

  5. chuckxc - February 16, 2014

    Posted M50 4×400 results are a little screwed up. Shore AC team listed was the M60 team which ran in a different heat. Shore had Bob Andrews and Tom Cawley running, not sure who else. Winning team was the GPTC “A” team, not the “B” team. Winning mark was a meet record.

  6. tony plaster - February 17, 2014

    The day after Millrose the Shore 60 men s team with Harry Nolan ,Spyder Rossiter Ron Granville and Tony Plaster broke 12 year old W.R. 4×800
    with a 9:55.96 at the USATF NJ State Indoor Championships. Big weekend…..

  7. Ocean Eversley - February 17, 2014

    Congratulations Athena! It was great running with all of the women masters at Millrose!

  8. Ed Winslow - February 19, 2014

    Congrats to Athena!

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