Archive for February, 2016

Frenchman Gomis hits 27 feet for M35 world indoor LJ record

Jumping with the French kiddies at their indoor nationals, M35 Kafetien Gomis became the oldest 8-meter long jumper indoors when he went 8.23 meters — exactly 27 feet. (See results here.) Thus he crushed the listed M35 WR of 7.98 (26-2 1/4) by Bogdan Tudor of Romania in 2005. The outdoor WR remains the 8.50 […]

February 29, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Sean Wade makes it a WR trifecta, adding M50 1500 to 2 others

All-Universe Sean Wade, again riding his M50 superfitness, claimed a world record for the indoor 1500 Sunday at the Boston University Last Chance Meet. (See results here.) Running with collegians, Sean was fourth in his mile heat in 4:26.53. But someone graciously arranged to get his 1500 time, which was 4:07.01. That shatters the listed […]

February 28, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Kris Paaso lowers W45 American outdoor mile record to 5:02

Running at Saturday’s Johnny Mathis Invitational at San Francisco State University, Kris Paaso of Strava TC took more than 5 seconds off the W45 American outdoor record in the mile, clocking 5:02.23. The listed record is 5:07.76 by Jeanne Lasee-Johnson in 2002 — also run in The City. (The WR is 4:48.42 by Russia’s Yekatarina […]

February 27, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments

Meet Kara Haas, new W45 record-holder in 15, pointing for W90s

I love people coming out of the woodwork — high schoolers, collegians and especially masters. So when I saw W45 Kara Haas coming out of “nowhere” to claim the 1500 American indoor record of the great Lesley Chaplin, I had to learn more. So I wrote Kara. “I’d love to stay healthy (!) and enjoy […]

February 26, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

800 headed to ABQ for indoor nationals, 44 from New Mexico

Albuquerque nationals begin a week from Friday, and Bob Weiner’s masters media team assembled a nice summary of locals and superstars entered — including Olympic high jumper Chaunté Lowe. USATF New Mexico Masters Chair Dave Lopez wrote “New Mexico Leading Masters T&F Profiles” of athletes entered, and announcer Peter Taylor added a section called “MTF […]

February 25, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  18 Comments

Multi-eventer with singular focus: Finding a roommate for N.M.

My old friend Dave Ortman (we once supped on salmon at his Seattle home) is planning to compete at New Mexico nationals next week but could use some lodging help. Dave, 62, writes that he signed up for Albuquerque and had planned to share a room at the main USATF hotel next to the track […]

February 24, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Southwest Sprinters eye own M50 WR at New Mexico nationals

How loaded is Southwest Sprinters TC? After breaking the 3:40 barrier in the 4-by-400 relay at Millrose over the weekend, they think they can go even faster in the M50 age group — with a different makeup. Leadoff man Tony Echeandia writes: “Yes, I believe the team will look to break the record again at […]

February 23, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  11 Comments

Welshman claims M70 WR at 60; Yank gets M80 weight throw AR

From somewhere in UK came a Facebook post by Glyn Sutton, an M70 sprinter: “Have just lowered at Lee Valley (London) the M70 World Indoor Masters 60 metres record from the shared time (with Kenton Brown USA) from 8.18 secs to 8.12 secs. Absolutely delighted, chuffed, over the moon etc.” Haven’t seen official results, but […]

February 22, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

W50 Alisa Harvey adds 800 indoor WR to her W35, W40 and W45

Alisa Harvey turned 50 in September, and it was only a matter of time that she added to her 800-meter legend. Saturday at the Potomac Valley Association Masters and Open Indoor Championships, she ran the 8 in an amazing 2:18.14 (results aren’t yet posted, but I learned the official time). That crushed the listed W50 […]

February 21, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

Southwest Sprinters smash M50 world record at Millrose 4×4

Lapping runners, Southwest Sprinters TC claimed an M50 world indoor record in the 4-by-400 relay Saturday at the Millrose Games. They clocked 3:39.88 running by themselves (and around the Lane 1 M60 guys) to beat the listed WR of 3:40.21 by Frank Schiro, Carroll Blake, Roger Pierce and Ed Gonera way back in 2003. USATF.TV […]

February 20, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  20 Comments