M80 Bob Hewitt takes break from the dec for long hurdles WR
Bob Hewitt is our Ashton Eaton. If he isn’t setting world records (M75 and M80) in the decathlon, he’s trying the long hurdles. But not even Ashton can boast what Bob did over the weekend at the Portland Masters Track Classic in Gresham, Oregon вЂ” set an age-group WR in the 200-meter hurdles. Results aren’t yet posted, but PMTC Prez Linda Phillips reports that Bob, 81, ran the 200s in a wind-legal 35.71, shattering the listed M80 WR of 36.95 by Canada’s Earl Fee in 2010. And Bob also triple-jumped 8.34 meters (27-4 1/2) to nip the listed American record of 8.27 (27-1Вѕ) by Edwin Lukens at 2002 Orono nationals. (The listed WR is 8.95, or 29-4 1/2). “It was a great day at Mt Hood CC!” writes Linda. “Sunny but not too hot and little to no wind all day (which is unusual to have both at the same time).” A throws record also was set, and I’m awaiting details. Same for official results of the USATF East Regional Ultraweight Pentathlon Championships at Chelmsford, Massachusetts. A bunch of records were set.