FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2013
 

WORLD RECORDS CONTINUE AT PGSLC ON SATURDAY,

LED BY OSCAR PEYTON, 60 METER DASH & BRUCE McBARNETTE, HIGH JUMP

 

LANDOVER, Md., March 23, 2013 – Oscar Peyton, 60, of Accokeek, Maryland, broke the World Record Saturday morning for the 60 Meter Dash with a time of 7.52 seconds at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex. During the afternoon session, Bruce McBarnette, 55, Sterling, Virginia, set a new High Jump indoor world record of 6’ 2” (1.88 meters). In addition to Peyton’s historic run, the 2013 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships has seen 15 world and American records during the meet including the following today and late yesterday:

 

·       Masters Track and Field Treasurer and world masters official Carroll DeWeese called it the “fastest oldest race ever” with three records in the M95, 90, and 85 all at once: The men’s 3,000 Meter race for those 70 and over saw 3 records in the same heat with Hugh Campbell, 88, Wilmington, Delaware finishing in 15:48.61 (world record), Roy Englert, 90, Springfield, Virginia with a 20:02.36 (American record) and Orville Rogers, 95, Dallas, Texas in 30:19.33 (world record).

 

·       Rogers also set world records in the Mile Run - 14:39.91, 400 Meters – 2:24.51 and 60 Meter Dash – 14.82 seconds.

 

·       Charles Allie, 65, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania set an American record in the 400 Meters on Friday afternoon with a time of 58.81 seconds and on Saturday morning with 7.90 seconds in the 60 Meter Dash.

 

·       Babatunde Ridley, 35, Marina, California, set 2 American records about an hour apart in the 60 Meter Dash with 6.89 seconds in his qualifying heat and then improving to 6.86 in the final.

 

·       Philip Brusca, 85, Maryland Heights, Missouri, broke the American record in the 3KG Shot Put with a toss of 32 feet, 2 ˝ inches (9.82 meters).

 

In addition, three women’s and two men’s relay teams set American records.

 

The 2013 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships has attracted a record number of 1,044 masters athletes ages 30-95 from 47 states and 14 countries and continues through Sunday afternoon at Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex. Events go 8AM-2PM Sunday.

           

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Potomac Valley Track Club won the team title at the USA National Masters Track Championships at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover MD. The team earned its first national title over a field of more than 70 teams.

Bruce McBarnette, 55, of Sterling VA set an age-group world record with a high jump of 6 feet 2 inches. Oscar Peyton, 60, of Accokeek MD set a world record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.52 seconds.

The meet drew 1,044 participants from 47 states and 14 countries.