Joe Johnston went high at Rocky Mountain Masters Games

Joe (left) and Jerry with RMMG award.  Janet Johnston photo

Joe (left) and Jerry with RMMG award. Janet Johnston photo

Sue Norton graciously shared results of the USATF Colorado Association, Mid-America Region Championships and Rocky Mountain Masters Games, held August 23-24 at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. See the results PDF, which includes ages. Sue, prez of the Colorado Masters Track & Field Club, writes: “We had a great meet — 26 Mid-America and 22 RMMG records were broken.” Top award went to M70 jumper/hurdler Joe Johnston,   reports Christel Donley: “Colorado Masters Track & Field “Jerry Donley” pole vault award was presented to Joe for the highest [Age-Graded] percentage men or women. Five more awards were given, a tradition at that meet.” Jerry is Christel’s hubby, a longtime athlete and masters official. Joe jumped 2.90 (9-6) in the vault, and also excelled at the 100 (15.65), 80 hurdles (14.45), high jump (1.31), discus (27.55) and javelin (28.78).

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September 1, 2014

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  1. Christel Donley - September 1, 2014

    Sorry, if I wasn’t quite clear ( I thought I was..)
    Joe did get the Jerry Donley pole vault award.
    Besides, he had the other mentioned, great results.
    Joe and Janet drove “cross country” in their camper, starting in Florida!
    Hope, they have a safe travel.

  2. Robert Baker - September 1, 2014

    Good job, Joe!! Now you and Janet come to the Louisiana Senior Olympics in New Orleans on !0/4. Char-broiled oysters and beignets await you.

  3. Curt Morgan - September 1, 2014

    I have fond memory of “Jumpin’ Joe” from the indoor championships in Boston last March. Just as we lined up to run the 60h, Joe turned to me and said “Now, Curt, don’t be going and hitting a hurdle, falling, and hurting yourself!”

    Wonderful gamesmanship, Joe! You wouldn’t be trying to mess with my mind, now would you?

    Anyway, see you in the HJ pit in Winston-Salem in 2015. Bring your ‘A’ game with you this time, OK?

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