Val Parsons pips her own indoor WR for 60 — twice!

First reports from across the Pond said that Val Parsons had lowered her own W60 world record for 60 meters to 8.79 seconds. Check that. She actually ran two records — first an 8.81 and then 8.75. Running against teen-agers at Brunel University’s Sprints Meeting on Saturday, February 17, Val pipped the 8.83 she ran January 7 in Windsor. That’s the meet where an official refused to believe Val was 60. The Brunel meet was contested under UK Athletics rules, so record ratification should be no problem. The Age-Graded Tables say 8.75 is equivalent to an open time of 6.85.

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February 19, 2007