Sabra Harvey (800), Quenton Torbert (SP) set American records

Lesley was thrilled with 800 gold (after 10K bronze).

Day 1 of masters nationals saw at least two American records. At Wake Forest University, W65 Sabra Harvey gutted out an 800 in 2:42.14 to lower the listed AR of 2:44.43 by Jeanne Daprano in 2002. Jeanne, in the same race, won W75 in 3:32.23. Sabra was running just her second 800 of the season and was hoping for a WR, but the 2:41.81 by Canada’s Diane Palmason is safe for now. In the M60 shot, Quenton Torbert waited till his sixth and last throw to go 16.69 meters (54-9 1/4) to raise his own AR of 16.67 (54-8¼) from last year. But the happiest winner today may have been Lesley Chaplin, who took the W55 800 in 2:39.97 only hours after taking bronze in the 10K (in 44:06.54). Another ironwoman was SoCal’s Debbie Lee, who was second in the 10K and fourth in the same 800 as Lesley (2:54.56). Results are being posted here. More Day 1 photos are here.

Sabra ran basically solo in her 800 final at Winston-Salem nationals.

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July 17, 2014

2 Responses

  1. Don Burkett - July 17, 2014

    Lesley Chaplin had a great double today. A solid 10k and a GREAT 800m. Remember she had a broken foot early this year. She has three more tough events this weekend. Congrats Lesley!

  2. Louise Guardino - July 23, 2014

    Great photo of Lesley’s joy at winning her second 800m title. She is indeed a real trooper and one would not have known that she had recently recovered.

    p.s. you and the fellow who took Flo Meiler’s pole vault shot took some terrific photos.

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