Women claim 4×200 American record at Eastern indoor champs

News has arrived: “The team of Sarah Lawson, Latrica Dendy, Diane Pomeroy and Beth Clark set a new American record in the 4×200 meters in the women’s 40-49 age group at the USATF East Region Masters Indoor Championships” Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island. (See results here.) They ran 1:53.74, breaking the listed AR of 1:56.8 by 3 seconds. Splits were about Sarah (50) 28.8, Diane (46) 28.2, Beth (46) 31.8 and Latrica (40) a blazing 25.2. They also won a bunch of individual titles. Notable champ was M55 sprinter Val Barnwell, who took his age group 60/200 in 7.68 and 25.48 in one of his first major indoor meets since a two-year doping suspension at 2009 worlds.

From left are Sarah Lawson, Latrica Dendy, Diane Pomeroy and Beth Clark.

From left are Sarah Lawson, Latrica Dendy, Diane Pomeroy and Beth Clark.

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January 29, 2013

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  1. Roger Pierce - January 29, 2013

    Congratulations to these women who came together for the first time and ran this race with no time for practice passes.Their age ranged from 40 to 50 and it was a superb relay effort.
    Ironic and unfortunate that Liz Palmer, who originally put the team together and planned to run this relay, was injured competing early in the meet. Beth Clark stepped up on short notice and gets herself a US Record.
    Way to go ladies.

  2. Steve Vaitones - January 29, 2013

    From the USATF New England association web page:
    January 27, Providence RI

    Three pending US masters age group records were set at Sunday’s East Region / New England Masters Masters Indoor Championship held at the Providence Career and Technical Academy facility.
    There was one individual record setter – Antonio Palazzo (Twilight Throwers / North Providence RI) in the superweight throw. The 85 year old bettered the existing mark in the 25 lb weight four times in the competition, with his best of 6.68 meters / 21’11” to be submitted for record consideration.

    Two relays clocked record times. The men’s 4×800 relay 35+, with two runners returning from a record run in New York City on Friday, broke a 9 year old standard set at the 2004 Nationals in Boston. Eliot TC’s Chris Simpson, GBTC’s Dave Cahill, Mark Gomes (Miami FL), and CMS’ Greg Hammett teamed to move the baton around in 8:09.65. Simpson and Gomes doubled back from legs on Friday’s M40 relay foursome.
    To conclude the meet, the women’s 2×200 foursome of Sarah Lawson, Diane Pomeroy, Beth Clark, and Latrica Dendy bettered the existing W40+ time for the event by 3 seconds in 1:53.74.

    Team scoring had Mass Velocity and Twilight Throwers finishing 1-2 with 24 clubs scoring points. Complete results are found at http://www.usatfne.org/track/results/2013indoormasters.html

  3. Steven Snow - January 29, 2013

    Congratulations, ladies!, and also to the other record-breakers at Providence.

  4. Terry Parks - January 29, 2013

    Congratulations ladies.

  5. Ed Winslow - January 30, 2013

    Very nice!! Let’s hope it gets ratified.

  6. chris roemer - February 2, 2013

    GREAT JOB!!!!!!

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