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Anselm LeBourne burns 3rd indoor WR of January: 2:01.60 for 800

At Boston University today, Anselm LeBourne took second place in the 15th section of 18 heats of the 800 at the John Thomas Terrier Classic. Still, the meet announcer should have been aware of history in the making. Anselm ran the fastest M55 race of all time, clocking 2:01.60. He beat the listed WRs of […]

January 31, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments

Reebok, Millrose to showcase masters milers, relays in February

Two big elite meets will include masters events — the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Feb. 7 in Boston and the Millrose Games a week later at the Armory in Manhattan. At the Reggie, 16 masters milers will race in the first event, at 4:30 p.m. At Millrose, we’ll see masters 4-by-4 relays again […]

January 30, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Records czar Jeff Brower begins big reforms, posts status of marks

Jeff Brower suddenly replaced Sandy Pashkin in December as USATF Masters T&F Records Committee chairman, ending what some considered a reign of error. Late that month, I sent Jeff some questions, and he replied a week later. I overlooked his email, but found it today. The upshot? He’s making big changes, and says he will […]

January 29, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  12 Comments

Weia Reinboud aces stats: women’s high jump record progression

Weia Reinboud of Holland has updated the Wikipedia records progression page for masters women’s high jump. She’s in it, of course. But as she looks toward turning 65 in six weeks, she’s doing more for the sport than setting records. Along with Andy Hecker, doing similar work, Weia combined the high jump into one file, […]

January 28, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Jim Oglesby jumped on M80 shot AR — with 3-kilo replacing the 4

Jim Oglesby knew the rules, but checked just in case. Before setting an M80 American indoor record in the shot, he says, “I called USATF and they told me that a new record would be with the 3k but must exceed the 11.45m distance [listed for the 4-kilogram shot]. Apparently no one had thrown farther […]

January 27, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Brian Hankerson jumps 20 feet to break 38-year-old M55 record

World champ Brian Hankerson, who trains with college football players preparing for NFL tryouts, long-jumped 6.12 meters (20-1) Friday at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational in Gainesville, Florida. Breaking the 20-foot barrier meant he shattered one of the oldest American records on the books — Boo Morcom’s 1977 mark of 5.87 (19-3¼). He also tied the outdoor […]

January 26, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  11 Comments

Dr. Jim Oglesby takes down 20-year-old AR in M80 indoor shot

Dr. Jim Oglesby, the former M*A*S*H surgeon in real life, didn’t throw much (or at all) in 2014. But at 80 he’s making up for lost time. Competing Friday, he beat the listed American record in the 4-kilo shot five times. (Clarification: He used 3-kilo shot, reflecting new implement rules.) His best mark — on […]

January 25, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Update: Steinbach, Lemme win Age-Graded titles at Hartshorne

Coreen Steinbach, 63, of Pompey, NY, took fifth in the W50 elite race at Hartshorne on Saturday — but easily captured the age-graded title with a 6:13.10 mile. Her AG time was 95.99 percent, according to updated results shared from Cornell in Ithaca, NY. (The listed indoor WR is Kathy Martin’s 5:47.25.) (All races were […]

January 24, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

Williams, Friend-Uhl, 2 Canadian stars top Hartshorne Mile fields

About 70 runners are entered in Saturday’s 48th running of the Hartshorne Memorial Masters Mile at Cornell University’s Barton Hall, namesake son Tom informs me. The top seeds in the 40-plus and 50-plus elite races are Mark Williams (4:25) and meet record-holder Sonja Friend-Uhl (4:51) in the 40s and Toronto standouts Paul Osland (4:36) and […]

January 23, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Germany’s Wolfgang Ritte raises own M60 indoor vault WR to 13-7

Wolfgang Ritte keeps getting bettah. A year ago, he raised the M60 indoor vault WR to 4.13 meters (13-6 1/2). But on Saturday he improved to 4.15 (13-7 1/4), according to this German track report: “Remarkable: the old and the new record man laid on his way to world record jump out a flawless series. […]

January 22, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments