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100M World Record Set at US Masters Championships






Lida
sets 100m world record as Masters Outdoor Championships continue in Lisle

 
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LISLE, Ill. ‰ÛÒ Robert Lida became the
first man over the age of 75 to ever run under 13.50 seconds in the 100-meters
in winning the event in 13.49 as fans on the campus of Benedictine University
witnessed another world record on day three of the USA Masters Outdoor
Championships in Lisle, Ill.

Taking place at the
Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex, the USA Masters Outdoor
Championships features over 1,100 athletes ages 30-95+. More information,
complete results and a schedule of Sunday‰Ûªs final day of competition can be
found here.

A total of five world records have
now been set at the 2012 Masters Outdoor Championships, which has included
Sherwood Sagedahl (M73) with his score of 3,806 points Thursday in the
pentathlon, Marie-Louise Michelsohn (W70) with her time of 10:20.43 in the
2,000m steeplechase Friday and Jeanne Daprano (W75) in the 400m in a time of
1:22.39 also on Friday.

A second world record Saturday came
from Canada‰Ûªs Christa Bortignon (W75) in the women‰Ûªs triple jump at
7.58m/24-10.5. Bortignon won the competition with a mark of 7.60m/24-11.25, but
the mark was ruled wind aided.

Additionally, four American records
were set Saturday, which included Joan Berman (W75) in the discus
(20.80m/68-3), Karlis Ezerins (M85) in the weight throw (12.21m/40-0), Lois
Gilmore (W81) in the 800m (4:28.25) and Carol Finsrud (W55) in the discus
(38.46m/126-2).

The world record for Lida came as a
bit of a surprise in an event he doesn‰Ûªt typically focus on. Lida said his
recent focus has been on chasing the world mark in the 400m and everything came
together Saturday in the short sprint

‰ÛÏI feel very good about it,‰Û Lida
said afterward. ‰ÛÏI had been training hard for the 400m. I ran a bad 400m
(Friday) and this one just felt good. I coach high school sprinters and all
summer I have been working on these things. When you teach it then it seems to
come easier.‰Û

Lida returned to sprinting at the
age of 60 and is in the midst of one of the better seasons of his masters
career. Lida set age group world records during the indoor season in the 60m,
200m and 400m. His focus now turns to chasing the world mark in the finals of
the 200m, which will be run Sunday.

‰ÛÏI have been blessed with good health,‰Û
Lida said. ‰ÛÏThese records are neat milestones, but I look at guys that are
coming up behind me like Bill Collins and some others and I don‰Ûªt have
allusions that they will stand for long.‰Û

See below for a list of world and
American records set at the Masters Outdoor Championships along with winners
from Saturday.

World and American records set at
Masters Outdoor Championships

WR ‰ÛÒ Sherwood Sagedahl (M73) ‰ÛÒ pentathlon ‰ÛÒ 3,806 points
WR ‰ÛÒ Marie-Louise Michelsohn (W70) ‰ÛÒ 2,000m steeplechase ‰ÛÒ 10:20.43
WR ‰ÛÒ Jeanne Daprano (W75) ‰ÛÒ 400m ‰ÛÒ 1:22.39
WR ‰ÛÒ Robert Lida (M75) ‰ÛÒ 100m ‰ÛÒ 13.49
WR ‰ÛÒ Christa Bortignon (W75) ‰ÛÒ triple jump ‰ÛÒ 7.58m/24-10.5
AR ‰ÛÒ Chris Schmid (M65) ‰ÛÒ 5,000m race walk ‰ÛÒ 25:31.23
AR ‰ÛÒ Chris Schmid (M65) ‰ÛÒ 3,000m race walk ‰ÛÒ 15:08.66
AR ‰ÛÒ David Swarts (47) ‰ÛÒ 3,000m race walk ‰ÛÒ 13:53.92
AR ‰ÛÒ Robert Lida (M75) ‰ÛÒ 400m ‰ÛÒ 1:05.08
AR ‰ÛÒ James Barrineau Jr. (M57) ‰ÛÒ high jump ‰ÛÒ 1.80m/5-10.75
AR ‰ÛÒ Linda Arnold, Karen Maxwell, Liz Palmer, Kathleen Shook, (W50-59) ‰ÛÒ 59.20
AR ‰ÛÒ Reggie Garner, Chris McConnell, Keith McQuitter, Lloyd Jeremiah, (M50-59),
1:04.29
AR ‰ÛÒ Ozzie Binion, Sergio Angulo, James Broun, Jim Dolezal, (M60-69), 1:11.48
AR ‰ÛÒ Joan Berman (W75) ‰ÛÒ discus ‰ÛÒ 20.80m/68-3
AR ‰ÛÒ Karlis Ezerins (M85) ‰ÛÒ weight throw ‰ÛÒ 12.21m/40-0
AR ‰ÛÒ Lois Gilmore (W81) ‰ÛÒ 800m ‰ÛÒ 4:28.25
AR ‰ÛÒ Carol Finsrud (W55) ‰ÛÒ discus ‰ÛÒ 38.46m/126-2

Maxwell among inspirations at
Masters Outdoor Championships

The race didn‰Ûªt set a world record although Ralph Maxwell (M92) hopes there are
many yet to come.

His advice to anyone that wishes to
compete until the age of 92 just as he has is simple: ‰ÛÏExercise more, eat
less.‰Û

Maxwell led a group of three
inspirational men across the finish line in the 100m dash in the most senior
group of the Masters Outdoor Championships Saturday. Maxwell ran a time of
19.86 to finish ahead of Orville Rogers (M94) and Daniel Bulkley (M95).

With over 1,100 athletes competing
In Lisle, this particular heat of the men‰Ûªs 100m is arguably the epitome of
what the Masters Outdoor Championships represent. At the age of 74, Maxwell
took a long look at himself in the mirror and made an immediate decision to
change the remaining years of his life.

‰ÛÏI was disgusted,‰Û Maxwell said of
the appearance that showed in the mirror. ‰ÛÏI had become a complete couch
potato. At that point I went through an overall life transformation. I feel
like a kid now most of the time. I feel so good.‰Û

The 100m was one event in a busy
Outdoor Championships for Maxwell. On Saturday he picked up wins in both the
100m and high jump to go along with his national titles in the shot put, discus
and long jump from earlier in the meet. He is also entered in the 200m, triple
jump and javelin Sunday.

And he has no intentions of slowly
down.

‰ÛÏI am going to race until I am 101
years old,‰Û he said. ‰ÛÏI hope to establish some world records when I turn 95.‰Û

Bell‰Ûªs priorities shift for masters
competition

By the time Ricardo Bell (M31) gets to sleep on a typical day it is the early
hours of the morning. If he can get four hours of sleep between 2:30 a.m. and
6:30 a.m. he considers it a success.

Between juggling a full-time job,
being a full-time student and training as a masters track and field athlete,
there is little time for anything else. If nothing else the Masters Outdoor
Championships serve as a rewarding break for Bell.

Bell‰Ûªs priorities have shifted from
the days when he was a 400m-800m specialist for East Carolina University, where
his last few months for the Pirates were spent training with 2008 Olympic gold
medalist LaShawn Merritt. Now running with the Indiana Invaders, his life is
about preparing for his future, but still finding enjoyment in the sport.

‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs no longer about the time or
saying you have to hit 1:48 (in the 800m) for it to be a good year,‰Û Bell said
following winning the men‰Ûªs 800m in a time of 1:56.89 Saturday. ‰ÛÏThere are no
expectations for me. There is no pressure.‰Û

By the time Bell finally gets around
to his training on a weekday it is typically around 10:30 p.m. Between his job
working with Indiana University Health, homework and taking classes from
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis working towards a degree in
respiratory therapy, the time most others would head for bed is all that is
left for Bell to train.

‰ÛÏI have discovered a new love for
the sport,‰Û Bell said, whose career has included a sixth place finish at the
2006 USA Indoor Championships in the 800m.

After also winning the 400m earlier
in the week, Bell will look for a third national title Sunday in an event he
hasn‰Ûªt competed in since 2004 ‰ÛÒ the 1,500m.

SATURDAY‰ÛªS WINNERS
Women‰Ûªs track events
10,000m
‰ÛÒ Jan Lockett (W42), 45:32.74; Wanda Toro (W49), 45:52.84; Elena
Shemyakina (W53), 40:50.00; Terry Ozell (W59), 51:40.30; Nancy Rollins (W65),
45:54.02; Lois Gilmore (W81), 1:05:32.75

100m ‰ÛÒ Brandi Bernert (W33), 12.35;
Kristy Harris (W37), 12.92; Dena Birade (W40), 12.29; Renee Henderson (W48),
12.49; Liz Palmer (W50), 13.61; Loretta Woodward (W58), 14.30; Jane Barnes
(W60), 14.31; Patti Renfro (W65), 16.12; Kathy Bergen (W72), 15.06; Christa
Bortignon (W75), 16.65; Sumi Onodera-Leonard (W84), 27.36; Olga Kotelko (W93),
27.41

800m ‰ÛÒ Maurelhena Walles (W38), 2:25.33;
Lisa Ryan (W42), 2:25.94; Kris Kazebee (W46); Lorraine Jasper (W50), 2:26.48;
Debbie Lee (W55), 2:46.74; Coreen Steinbach (W61), 2:48.40; Nancy Rollins
(W65), 3:05.70; Kemisole Solwazi (W72), 3:56.41; Mary Harada (W77), 4:13.62;
Lois Gilmore (W81), 4:28.25

Men‰Ûªs track events
10,000m
‰ÛÒNapolean Griffin II (M32), 48:31.95; Chris Setzler (M39), 35:02.86;
David Williams (M40), 33:56.02; Graig Goodwin (M45), 34:43.20; Albert Williams
(M72), 13.51; Daniel Verrington (M50), 36:25.14; Kevin Setnes (M58), 40:31.23;
Peter Mullin (M61), 39:50.74; Ronald Pate (M65), 44:06.70; John Becker (M72),
48:13.46; Bob Pates (M76), 58:07.10

100m ‰ÛÒ Desmond Bynum (M31), 10.46; Rawle
Delisle (M37), 10.71; Christopher Williams (M40), 10.48; Clinton Aurelien
(M46), 11.70; Allan Tisenbaum (M52), 11.42; Oscar Peyton (M59), 11.76; Bill
Collins (M61), 11.83; Stan Whitley Sr. (M66), 12.74; Robert Lida (M75), 13.49
(WR); Harry Brown (M82), 15.23; William Melville (M85), 16.72; Ralph Maxwell
(M92), 19.86; Daniel Bulkley (M95), 27.59

800m ‰ÛÒ Ricardo Bell (M31), 1:56.89;
Randy Wassinger (M37), 1:57.06; Scott Weeks (M40), 1:58.24; Landen Summay
(M46), 2:01.20; Ray Knerr (M52), 2:05.13; Robert Scott (M57), 2:15.15; Turan
Harper (M61), 2:24.11; Paul Murphy (M65), 2:46.74; Sid Howard (M73), 2:40.48;
Charles Wimberley (M78), 3:19.87; Donald Kane (M80), 3:47.11; Charles Ross
(M89), 6:24.20

Women‰Ûªs field events
Discus
‰ÛÒ Isabelle Dierauer (W39), 24.06m/78-11; Rose Fritzinger (W45),
28.76m/94-4; Kimberly Virden (W50), 26.83m/88-0; Carol Finsrud (W55),
38.46m/126-2 (AR); Mary Hartzler (W63), 27.76m/91-1; Cindy Wyatt (W68), 24.32m/79-9;
Kathy Bergen (W72), 20.43m/67-0; Joan Berman (W75), 20.80m/68-3 (AR); Barbara
Brandt (W82),15.54m/51-0; Johnnye Valien (W87), 11.08m/36-4; Olga Kotelko
(W90), 11.97m/39-3

Triple jump ‰ÛÒ Sanja Dina (W32), 11.03m/36-2.25;
Kimberly Touya (W36), 10.45m/34-3.5; Jill Cypress (W40), 11.21m/36-9.5; Tracey
Battle (W45), 9.97m/32-8.5; Veronica Amarasekara (W51), 9.61m/31-6.5; Linda
Sohn (W59), 8.69m/28-6.25; Linda Lowery (W60), 8.33m/27-4; Sharada Sarnaik
(W66), 6.85m/22-5.75; Ann Carter (W70), 5.92m/19-5.25; Christa Bortignon (W75),
7.60m/24-11.25w, 7.58m/24-10.5 (WR); Olga Kotelko (W93), 3.49m/11-5.5

Men‰Ûªs field events
Long jump
‰ÛÒ Kenneth Thomas (M55), 5.49m/18-0.25; Thaddeus Wilson Sr. (M61),
4.98m/16-4.25; Bruce Covey (M65), 5.08m/16-8

Javelin ‰ÛÒ Rawle Delisle (M37), 46.04m/151-0;
Matt Stack (M41), 47.11m/154-6; Thomas Dalke (M45), 56.03m/183-10; Troy Dietz
(M50), 53.80m/176-6; Michael Brown (M58), 57.04m/187-01

Weight throw ‰ÛÒ Hilary George (M64),
17.66m/57-11; George Mathews (M69), 16.29m/53-5; Edward Burke (M72),
19.49m/63-11; William Gramley (M76), 13.77m/45-2; Pay Carstensen (M80),
13.24m/43-5; Karlis Ezerins (M85), 12.21m/40-0 (AR)

High jump ‰ÛÒ Bryan Smith (M30), 1.70m/5-7;
Andrew Hogue (M39), 1.35m/4-5; Kevin Gross (M42), 1.80m/5-10.75; Andrew Boyce
(M47), 1.75m/5-8.75; Barry Kline (M72), 1.34m/4-4.75; Tom Langenfeld (M77),
1.38m/4-6.25; Donald Leis (M80), 1.04m/3-5; George Roudebush (M87), 1.02m/3-4;
Ralph Maxwell (M92), 1.02m/3-4

Hammer throw ‰ÛÒ Nicholas Welihozkiy (M31),
65.96m/216-5; Kevin Harrison (M38), 53.28m/174-9; Eric Cole (M42),
51.61m/169-4; David Bickel (M46), 48.64m/159-7; Robert Arello Jr. (M53),
49.96m/163-11; Bob Cedrone (M57), 45.44m/149-1

Pole vault ‰ÛÒ Paul Babits (M51), 4.36m/14-3.5;
Gary Hunter (M56), 4.00m/13-1.5

Triple Jump ‰ÛÒ Bart Peters (M39),
12.60m/41-4.25; Joe Blackman (M41), 10.93m/35-10.5; Antonio Palacios (M46),
13.47m/44-2.5

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