The USATF Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships concluded at Eastern Washington University with five world and 15 American age-group records set over the four days, capped by 100-year-old Orville Rogers’ victory in the men’s-100 200 meters on Sunday.
Rogers, of Dallas, set his second American record and his third win of the meet with his winning time of 2:02.27.
“I’m delighted,” Rogers said in a press release. “At my age, to be able to compete in races, God has really been good to me. I started racing for records when I was 90, (nearly) 11 years ago. I’ve set 18 world records and you can imagine the feeling I get. It turns me on.”
Edward Cox, 90, of Binghamton, New York, won the men’s-85-100 200 meters in 42.56, one second off the American record.
Roy Englert of Springfield, Virginia, beat the listed age group world record in the men’s-95 1500 meters with a time of 12:16.93. Sharon Gerl of Springfield, Oregon, broke a 10-year-old American record in the women’s-70 1500 meters in 6:18.18.
Joy’s Jackrabbits Track Club-A lowered the American club record in the women’s-50 4×100 relay in 55.77. The relay team, comprised of Amanda Scotti (Folsom, California), Debra Hoffman (Los Altos, California), Darla Demitrios (Reno, Nevada) and Joy Upshaw (Lafayette, California), achieved the record in 55.77.
So Cal Track Club won the team award.