Friday, July 23, 2010

Maxwell Breaks M90 World Record in Pentathlon

90-year-old Ralph Maxwell, a Richville, Minnesota and Alamo, Texas resident, established a new world record in the outdoor pentathlon for masters aged 90 to 94 at the 2010 USA Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California yesterday.

Maxwell scored 2629 points by virtue of his performances in the long jump, javelin, 200 meters, and discus. He set the new world record despite not competing in the final event of the competition, the 1500-meter run.

Maxwell was uncontested in the M90 division of the pentathlon. Earlier this year, Maxwell set the M90 world record in the indoor pentathlon.

Maxwell's results can be found HERE.

Complete results of the meet, which opened yesterday and runs through Sunday, can be found HERE.

In other opening day action ... 71-year-old Thom Weddle of Burnsville finished runner-up in the M70 5000m, running 20:46.75. Weddle was the first U.S. citizen to finish in the M70 competition, as the the event was won by Canadian Herb Phillips.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thom receives the gold medal.
Since these are the US National Masters Championship’s a participant who is not a US citizen are guests and cannot displace a US participant. Thom and Herb Phillips both will receive gold metals.

Congratulations Thom.