3 claim 9 American records in Oregon TC masters 3K and 25K meet

Laura Breuss, shown at earlier race, motored through more than 62 laps of McKenzie track.

Oregon Track Club Masters folks report some nifty marks at rarely run track distances. We learn: “Nine age-group American records were set at the USATF Oregon Track 3,000m and 25,000m championships. This event was held in smokey conditions Sunday morning at the McKenzie Community Track and Field facility in Blue River. The Oregon Track Club Masters was a major sponsor of the event. Laura Bruess of Boulder, Colorado, circled the track 62.5 times to set the women’s age 55-59 American record in the 25,000m race with a time of 1:54:05.7. She set four other American records along the way, breaking the 1 hour, 15,000m, 10 mile and 20,000m records. Laura also holds the 10,000m record which she set last year. Craig Godwin of Eugene set three American records in the men’s 50-54 age group. Returning to form after a major heart attack in 2011, he broke the 15,000m, 20,000m and 25,000m records. His 25,000m record of 1:30:28.9 was more than 8 minutes faster than the previous mark. Bill Aronson of Portland broke the men’s age 45-49 American record in the 25,000m with a time of 1:35:28.7. Eugene runners Mike Blackmore (M55 3,000m), Jason Roberts (M30 3,000) and Kevin Cave (M35 25,000m) all won Oregon championships.”

Detailed Results:
1. Mike Blackmore 10:18.1 (M55-59 Oregon Champion)
2. Jason Roberts 10:45.9 (M30-34 Oregon Champion)

1. Craig Godwin – 1:30:28.9 (M50-54 American Record, Oregon Champion)
2. Bill Aronson – 1:35:28.7 (M45-49 American Record, Oregon Champion)
3. Kevin Cave – 1:37:51.7 (M35-39 Oregon Champion)
4. Laura Bruess – 1:54:05.7 (W55-59 American Record)

American Records Set En Route in 25,000m Race
Laura Bruess – 1 Hour Run – 13,593m (W55-59 American Record)
Laura Bruess – 15,000m – 1:06:12.5 (W55-59 American Record)
Laura Bruess – 10 miles – 1:11:05 (W55-59 American Record)
Laura Bruess – 20,000m – 1:29:22 (W55-59 American Record)
Craig Godwin – 15,000m – 52:15.9 (M50-54 American Record)
Craig Godwin – 20,000m – 1:11:13 (M50-54 American Record)

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September 12, 2017

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