WRs for Shore AC foursome in N.J. and Myrle Mensey in Illinois

Are relay records infectious? Seems so on the East Coast, where the day after the Athenas ran wild at Millrose, the Shore Athletic Club’s Harry Nolan, Spider Rossiter, Ron Granville and Tony Plaster reportedly lowered the M60 world indoor 4×800 relay record with a 9:55.96 at the USATF New Jersey Indoor Championships. That averages 2:29 per leg. Results from Sunday are not yet online. But the reported time beats the listed WR of 9:58.0 by fellow Americans Jim Aneshansley, Dan Hamner, Norman Goluskin and Sid Howard in 2002. Nice job, gents! Less of a surprise was news that Myrle Mensey, two days after turning 65, set some world and American records in the 12-and 20-pound weight throws and the shot over the weekend at the Illinois Masters Track and Field Championships. I’m awaiting official results.

Not sure of left-to-right, but this Shore AC team celebrated WR 4x8 at John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex  in Toms River, N.J.

Not sure of left-to-right, but this Shore AC team celebrated WR 4×8 at John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex on Sunday in Toms River. Splits, anyone?

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February 17, 2014

8 Responses

  1. Rich Wallace - February 18, 2014

    Way to go Shore AC!

  2. Warren Graff - February 18, 2014

    left to right Tony Plaster, Ronville Gravesande, Harold Nolan, Spider Rossiter. Amazing accomplishment considering Tony, Ronville, and Spider ran a 4 x 400 the day prior at Millrose. Much congrats!

  3. Burr Daly - February 18, 2014

    Congratulations to the Shore AC team. A great performance in a very good meet held at the “Bubble” in Toms River. It’s always interesting to make sure the long jumpers and triple jumper don’t cross the track on the way to the pit or impede a World Record.

  4. Julie Hayden - February 18, 2014

    Congratulations gentleman. A great weekend of running!

  5. Roger Pierce - February 18, 2014

    Congratulations guys…great effort. Happy for you.

  6. Sid Howard - February 18, 2014

    Congrats you guys well done

  7. al cestero - February 18, 2014

    those guys kept me from a possible world record by crossing the long jump runway…ha..ha…!!! but seriously…my shore a c teamates are world class..i’ve been watching them my whole life in track and field … harry and tony are icons for the meaning of tough..congratulations…!!!

  8. Maria Hrabinski - February 19, 2014

    Congratulations!! What a thrill for your team!!
    Are there official splits? Did you hear from someone at tge Millrose Games? I videoed my daughter’s relay race, too. All PRed, would be wonderful to have official results. Thanks for your help.

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