Orville Rogers flies in 400, crushes M95 WR by 21 seconds

Debbie Fetterman, a blogger on Dallas running, reports the latest record by M95 Orville Rogers: “He raced into the record books again at Saturday’s Texas Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Coppell High School. Rogers smashed the previous 400-meter world record by more than 20 seconds. Rogers ran the distance in 2 minutes, 17.45 seconds. Erwin Jaskulski of Austria held the world record (2:38.64) for (M95). He set it in Honolulu on Sept. 24, 2009 when he was 98.” “There should be no problem with this record being approved,” Dallas Masters Track Club president Lester Mount told Debbie, adding that Rogers “more or less destroyed the existing record.” Said Rogers: “I guess the distance was short enough that the weather was not a big factor.” Results are here. Other great marks were turned in by M40 Tod Long in the 200 (22.67), M80 Joe Summerlin in the 200 (34.33) and M70 vaulter Don Isett (3.04 meters, just under 10 feet). Congrats to all, especially Orville.

Orville set a slew of records at Landover nationals. He’s entered at Olathe.

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June 20, 2013

3 Responses

  1. Anthony Treacher - June 22, 2013

    Well done Orville Rogers. Keep at it.

  2. Henry Kallioniemi - June 22, 2013

    The world record in M100 is 4 seconds faster than this result.

  3. Weia Reinboud - June 22, 2013

    But there is doubt about the age of the M100 man.

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