All-time great Collins continues winning ways at World
Masters Indoor Championships
Collins swept the M55 sprints at the
2006 World Indoor meet in Linz, Austria, and the 2008 edition at
Clermont-Ferrand, France. He’ll try for his ninth individual gold medal
in four years at 9:55 a.m. Saturday — the 400m final on the meet’s
His gold Wednesday helped pad Team USA’s
lead in the medal standings. After Day 3, Americans owned 70 gold, 46
silver and 37 bronze medals for a total of 153 — edging ahead of
Canada (144 total, 48 gold). Germany had 65 total medals (26 gold).
Other American champions in the 200m
were M75 Robert Hewitt of Gresham, Ore. (31.58); W70 Jeanne Daprano of
Fayetteville, Ga. (38.40); M70 James Paddie of Shreveport, La. (29.78);
W60 Phil Raschker of Marietta, Ga. (31.19); M50 Michael Waller of
Federal Way, Wash. (24.17); M40 Robert Thomas of Grand Prairie, Texas
(23.31); W35 Latrica Dendy of New York (25.96); and M35 Alfy Pettes of
In the 800m finals, M60 Nolan Shaheed of
Pasadena took gold with a time of 2:14.79 — just missing Sid Howard’s
listed American age-group record of 2:14.75. Howard, of New York, now
competes in the M70 age group. He won his 800m final here in 2:43.48.
aprano, a member of the Masters Hall of Fame, won a second gold Wednesday, taking the W70 800m in 3:26.09.
Other American gold medalists in the 800m
were W55 Kathryn Martin of Northport, N.Y. (2:42.84); W50 Julie Hayden
of Ashburn, Va. (2:40.15); M50 Jeff Lindsay of Tulsa (2:10.70); and M40
Nicholas Berra of Enola, Pa., who negotiated the tight turns in 1:59.41.
Other American highlights at Kamloops included:
Long jump golds to W80 Johnnye Valien of
Los Angeles, 2.12m/6-11.50; W75 Christel Donley of Colorado Springs,
2.89m/9-5.75; W60 Phil Raschker of Marietta, Ga. 4.19m/13-9; W55 Rita
Hanscom of San Diego, 4.50m/14-9; W45 Joy Upshaw-Margerum of Los Altos
Hills, Calif., 4.92m/16-1.75; and M35 Alfy Pettes of Omaha,
Pole vault golds to W35 Helen Croskell
of Houston, 2.35m/7-8.50; W45 Daphne Sluys of Bellingham, Wash.,
2.20m/7-2.50; W70 Becky Sisley of Eugene, Ore., 1.90m/6-2.75; and W80
Johnnye Valien, 1.10m/3-7.25.
Shot put golds to W70 Mary Roman of
Norwalk, Conn., 7.26m/23-10; M55 Timothy Muller of Scottsdale, Ariz.,
13.55m/44-5.50; M60 Dennis Mathies of Houston, 12.97/42-6.75; and M75
Ray Feick of Gilbertsville, Pa., 9.94m/32-7.50.
— 3,000m golds to W55 Kathryn Martin (11:31.65) and W70 Mary Harada of West Newbury, Mass. (15:55.51).
3000m race walk gold to W70 Bev McCall of
Mazama, Wash. (20:03.45); M50 Jonathan Matthews of Helena, Mont.
(13:05.14); M75 Alfred Du Bois of West Allis, Wis. (20:04.35); and M80
John Starr of Wallingford, Pa. (20:45.90).
For complete results, visit http://www.kamloops2010masters.com/Results/index.htm.
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