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.