Rose Green the new Mo Greene? Sprint novice is shattering records

Card this lady, please. National sprint champ Rose Green of Maryland is 76 but looks 36. We learn from her local paper: “She had always been fit,” her coach said. “She trains like crazy and I was in masters track. I said, ‘Why don’t you come out and run.’ So, she started running with me downstairs.” Then later, we read: “Medal after medal came flying in for Green, who had found her niche on the track. At the Masters Eastern Regional Championships on March 7, Green posted a time of 10.50 seconds in the 60 meters — a mark later declared an American record by nearly 0.5 seconds. [Listed AR is 10.97 by Audrey Lary, but Kathy Bergen has a pending 9.55.] On top of her crowning moment, Green also took first place in the 200 meters (37.09) and the 400 meters (1:26.27), adding to her collection of accomplishments that only broadened two weeks later in Winston Salem, where Green also anchored her national champion Potomac Valley Track Club to wins in the 800-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay.” I love out-of-the-woodwork stories!

Rose Green and her coach, Cortez Austin,  in one of several great Bill Ryan photos.

Rose Green and coach Cortez Austin in one of several great Bill Ryan photos.

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April 10, 2015

4 Responses

  1. Liz Palmer - April 11, 2015

    All I can say is, “Wow!!”

  2. Terry Parks - April 11, 2015

    Way to go Rose! I am constantly amazed at my fellow Masters athletes. As one of the young old athletes, I hope that I can follow in the footsteps of all these great athletes and continue to have fun and enjoy competing like just like Rose does.

  3. Grant Lamothe - April 16, 2015

    Rose, you inspire me. I hope I look as cut as you when I turn (alas: so soon) 75. Thanks for being a good geriatric role model -Grant L.

  4. Arvell Cuffey - October 14, 2018

    Ms. Rose, I have watched you & Cortez trained at the PG Sport & Learning Complex and I smile, even before I knew who you were/are.
    I said that person is a champion in the making and now I know according to the evidence, I’m right. You are the Rose that will continue to grow for all to see. Your Mother named you knowing who she brought into this world, A Beautiful and Gifted Rose. that you are.

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