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Posted: July 12, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Familiar names and faces break more records at Masters Championships

OSHKOSH, Wis. - Four athletes finished off hat-trick record performances, and Audrey Lary put another world record notch in her belt as competition concluded Sunday at the 2009 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Lary, of the Potomac Valley, on Sunday broke the world record in the W75 triple jump with a leap of 7.43m/24-4.25, posting her third record over the course of these championships. The mark broke the world record of 7.13m/23-4.75 set by Elsa Enarsson of Sweden in 2005. In Oshkosh, Lary previously had broken the world record in the 400m and added the American record in the weight throw.

Flo Meiler of Mass Velocity also chalked up a passel of records, setting the W75 American record in the women's 200m hurdles in 46.68. She had previously set an American record in the pentathlon and a world record in the 80m hurdles. Becky Sisley of the Oregon Track Club set her third American record of the meet, running the W70 200m hurdles in 43.87 to go along with her ARs in the 80m hurdles and javelin throw.

Elder statesman Leland McPhie of the Southern California Track Club broke the M95 American record in the triple jump on with a mark of 4.00m/13-1.5, finishing out a meet that featured him tying the world record in the long jump and breaking the American record in the shot put.

Sabra Harvey of Houston set a record for the second straight day, breaking the W60 American record in the 1,500m with her time of 5:22.50. She shattered the 800m world record on Saturday. Also setting her second record overall and first American record was Karen Steen of Club Northwest. Having already broken the W45 2,000m steeplechase world record, Steen on Sunday broke the American record in the 1,500m with 4:48.08.

In one of the final events of the meet, Ronald Summers broke the American record in the M55 weight throw with a throw of 18.18m/57-7.75.

For complete results from the 2009 USA Masters Outdoor Championships, visit USATF.org.

About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.

For more information on USATF, visit USATF.org.


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