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.