Orville Rogers begins record rampage with M100 WR at 400

I’m not at Landover nationals, which began Friday, but I’m there vicariously via photos posted by Rob Jerome and Dave Albo on Facebook. The expected first M100 WR came when Texan Orville Rogers became the first centenarian to run a 400-meter dash indoors. His time of 4:16.90 is now something other super seniors can shoot for. (Look for more WRs later.) American records were set by several folks, but the USATF news release apparently overlooked Charlie Allie’s M70 AR in the 400: 60.52. That beats Bob Lida’s listed AR of 61.35 in 2007. (The listed WR is 59.48 by Germany’s Guido Müeller.) Lots of great pentathlon marks (results are here), including American records, at the best-attended indoor nationals in history (1,219 entrants).

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March 16, 2018

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  1. Jeff Davison - March 17, 2018

    Congrats Derek Pye 8.24. Indoor WR. M50 hurdles.

  2. Jeff Davison - March 19, 2018

    14 world records per USATF website


    Congrads to all the winners

  3. Peter L. Taylor - March 19, 2018

    Congratulations once again to Derek Pye, who has now officially moved from star to superstar.

    Someone else who needs mentioning is Lesley Hinz. I was told beforehand that she was going after the W60 world indoor mark for 800 meters of 2:37.67 (set by Agnes Hitchmough of the United Kingdom), but I didn’t push that narrative. Instead, I said that Lesley was trying to beat the American indoor record of 2:39.41 by the great Kathy Martin (2014).

    After Lesley crossed the finish line I announced that she had broken the American record, but I paused to make sure of the time. Once I had assured myself that Lesley had scorched a 2:36.57 for a world indoor record I broadcast that as well.

    To take down in less than 2 minutes and 37 seconds the records of Kathy Martin and Agnes Hitchmough is a staggering achievement, to say the least.

  4. Jeff Davison - March 20, 2018

    Update states 15 records

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