Tom Langenfeld kicks off 2016 indoor season with AR in M80 HJ

Tom shown in 2008 post.

Tom in 2008 post.

Masters Hall of Famer Tom Langenfeld continued his march through the record books this month when he raised the American M80 indoor record in the high jump to 1.30 meters (4-3 1/4), clearing on his first try. He had three misses at 1.35 (4-5), which would have tied the listed indoor WR by Finland’s Samuel Korpi in 2010. Tom now holds the M70, M75 and M80 bests. He crushed the listed AR of 1.22 (4-0) by Ray Propst in 2009. The new AR came Dec. 19 at a USATF meet in Minnesota. (See results here.) A 2008 story credited Tom with 28 national titles. Here’s a video of Tom straddling in 2012:

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December 27, 2015

7 Responses

  1. Matt McCubbins - December 27, 2015

    Congrats Tom! You did it yet again!!

  2. Milan jamrich - December 27, 2015

    Tom is a great high jumper. Congratulation!

  3. Mike Walker - December 27, 2015

    Impressive! Congratulations.

  4. Sherwood Sagedahl - December 28, 2015

    Tom, congratulations to a great athlete and a good guy!

  5. BERT BERGEN - December 28, 2015

    TOM
    LAST SUMMER AT THE SENIOR GAMES IN MINN.I LOOKED EVERYWHERE FOR THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH YOU HAVE TUCKED AWAY THERE . NO LUCK . CONGRATULATIONS . YOU ARE THE BEST .
    BERT

  6. Lance Elliott - December 30, 2015

    Get to call this guy my neighbor, and we train at the same track. Can only hope to be as agile at 80.

  7. Betsy Murray - January 2, 2016

    What a way to start the indoor season, Tom! I sure hope I’m competing at 80. You are setting a great example.

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