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  • 2006 Master's Multi-Event National Championship Results

    Day 1 results posted: http://www.polevaultpower.com/decathlon/

    Not sure why the wind readings were not included with all the relevant events. We have them. The point totals reflect the age grading.

    Outstanding performances in the women's decathlon! Nadine and Rita are my heroes. Seriously.

    I know our M50 field is stacked as well.

  • #2
    Great job, Becca!

    I note than W50 Rita Hanscom and W60 Nadine O'Connor are both doing the women's deca. Is this a first for masters? Will their scores be provisional age-group records?

    Keep up the great work.

    K E N

    (Say good-luck to Rita and Nadine for me. Also Dave Ortman, who cooked up a nice salmon feast for my family when we visited him in Seattle a few years back. Dave and I were roommates at 1998 masters nationals in Orono, Maine.)
    K E N

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TrackCEO
      I note than W50 Rita Hanscom and W60 Nadine O'Connor are both doing the women's deca. Is this a first for masters? Will their scores be provisional age-group records?
      I know it is Nadine's first dec. They are doing the new women's order of events. I hope that they count for records. I thought the women's dec was legit now?

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      • #4
        Results: http://www.polevaultpower.com/decathlon/results.html

        I believe we had world records in the M80 decathlon, both women's decathlons, and the W60 LJ.

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        • #5
          Three World Records set at USATF Masters Multi-Event National Championships at King's High School

          The USA Track and Field Masters Multi-Event National Championships were held at King's High School in Shoreline, Wash., on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16. Over 40 athletes from ages 40 to 80 competed in the grueling 10-event decathlon.

          Two of the women competitors chose to compete in the new event of the women's decathlon (10 events), instead of the traditional heptathlon (seven events).

          Nadine O'Connor, 64, of Del Mar, Calif., scored 8149 points and established a benchmark in the women's 60-year-old decathlon. O'Connor set an American Record in the long jump as well with a jump of 14'3.25". O'Connor already holds world and American records in several individual events.

          Rita Hanscomb, 52, of San Diego, Calif., scored 7213 to establish the world record in the 50-year-old age group.

          Both competitors in the Men's 80-year-old group broke the existing world record. Dennis Sullivan of Bend, Ore., was the champion with a score of 7357 points, and Denver Smith of Louisville, Ohio, was the runner-up with a score of 7067 points. The previous world record was 6802 points by American Fred Hirsimaki in 2005.

          Several local athletes participated in the two-day event. King's High School coach Rod Wilcox of Edmonds placed second in the Men's 40-year-old age group, score not available. Scott Copeland of Olympia placed second in the Men's 45-year-old age group with a score of 4455 points. David Ortman of Seattle placed second in the Men's 50-year-old age group with a score of 6449 points. Vance Jacobson of Bainbridge Island placed third in the Men's 55-year-old group with a score of 4648 points. Bob Sheedy of Port Angeles placed third in the Men's 65-year-old age group with a score of 4421 points.

          Complete results and additional information can be found at http://www.polevaultpower.com/decathlon/ Please contact Beckie Rosillio [email protected] for photo requests.

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          • #6
            Article from the local paper:

            http://www.enterprisenewspapers.com/ind ... 8266&id=24

            Some nice quotes from my high school coach:

            As one of the younger participants, Wilcox realizes the importance of taking care of himself when he sees his older counterparts doing so well.

            "It really reminds me that my health is my choice," Wilcox said. "It's not something I'm just given. So don't take it for granted. You can always get in better shape."
            "It's never too late to get young," Wilcox said. "We're just happy that these guys are still alive and they're still doing it. It's really fun to see them again. We all meet up every year at these (competitions), have a big hug and go have some fun."
            Many more great quotes and inspirational tidbits in the article.

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            • #7
              Pictures: http://www.polevaultpower.com/media/06mastersdecathlon/


              A few of my favorites:











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              • #8
                Is this you, Becca?

                http://www.polevaultpower.com/media/06m ... _4215.html


                K E N
                K E N

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TrackCEO
                  Yup!

                  The too-large t-shirt makes me look a little large, but that's how it goes I guess.

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