Bob Hewitt (long jump), Myrle Mensey (WT) set WRs at Kenosha

Bob is second from left after Emil Pawlik and next to Phil Raschker and Bill Murray at 2010 Kenosha nationals.

Bob is second from left after Emil Pawlik and next to Phil Raschker and Bill Murray at 2009 nationals.

Bob Hewitt is our Ashton Eaton. Actually, after USATF nationals at Kenosha, Wisconsin — the indoor multi-event nationals over the weekend — Bob is our Beamon. On the way to setting an M80 American indoor record for the heptathlon, M80 Bob beat the listed WR for the long jump. He leapt 4.09 meters (13-5) to top the listed record of 4.05 (13-3 1.2) by Germany’s Hans Hoffmann in 2006. Bob’s overall hep score of 6153 demolished the listed M80 AR of 4727 by Denver Smith in 2006 (also at Kenosha). (WMA doesn’t contest the two-day event, so we have no world record in the indoor hep.) The Carthage College meet, directed by athlete/official Jeff “Decamouse” Watry, also saw Rebecca Connolly of Wilmington, Massachusetts, set a debut W45 American record in the hep, since USATF doesn’t list a record. Rebecca scored 3684 in the events — 60, long jump, shot put, high jump on Day 1 and 60 hurdles, pole vault, 800 on Day 2. The meet also served as a regional championships. And Myrle Mensey upped her own W65 world record in the 12-pound weight throw to 16.13 (52-11). See Kenosha men’s results as well as women’s results.
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March 10, 2014

5 Responses

  1. Jerry Bookin-Weiner - March 10, 2014

    That’s W65 for Myrle, not W50, even though she looks like she could still be 50!

  2. Myrle Mensey - March 10, 2014

    Thanks Ken and then thanks Jerry for the correction.

  3. Liz Palmer - March 10, 2014

    Congrats to everyone, and watch out for Becky! I’m going to make sure she kills it this outdoor season! (Becky, we’ve got plans…)

  4. Ken Stone - March 10, 2014

    Oops, sorry on MM age group. Was thinking of someone else.

  5. Ken Stone - March 10, 2014

    Results are in from British masters nationals. But file is an Excel spreadsheet, sorry:
    http://www.bvaf.org.uk/results/res2014/bmaf2014indoor.xls

    I heard that 4 world records were set but haven’t gotten details yet.

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