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USA Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships
By John Woods on 7/13/2009 07:56:00 AM
It was a beautiful weekend in Oshkosh, with sunny skies and moderate temps. Our Michigan athletes did very well for themselves, bringing home 11 Golds, 8 Silvers, and 4 Bronzes. Here is a summary of the performances by our Michigan folks. If I have missed anyone, please drop me an email.
  • Matthew Holappa (M40): 5th place in the 5000 Meter Run (16:18.99) and 5th place in the 10000 Meter Run (36:05.54)
  • Donald Jackson (M40): 8th place in the 800 Meter Run (2:16.15)
  • Jeffrey Loria (M40): 2nd place in the High Jump (1.65m / 5'5")
  • John Woods (M40): 4th place in the Discus Throw (35.61m / 116'9")
  • Becky Benjamin (W40): 5000 Meter Race Walk Champion (30:29.75), 10000 Meter Race Walk Champion (1:01:06.15) and 2nd place in the 400 Meter Dash (1:13.48)
  • Kelley Rich (W40): 4th place in the 200 Meter Dash (32.47) and 5th place in the 100 Meter Dash (15.05)
  • Michal Homan (M45): 9th place in the 1500 Meter Run (4:40.82)
  • Russell Parris (M45): 7th place in the 100 Meter Dash (14.39)
  • Susan Fassett (W45): 5000 Meter Race Walk Champion (31:24.57) and 10000 Meter Race Walk Champion (1:03:38.75)
  • Pamela Malmsten (W45): 6th place in the 200 Meter Dash (31.53), 7th place in the 100 Meter Dash (15.73) and 7th place in the 400 Meter Dash (1:14.98)
  • Donald Bailey (M50): Discus Throw Champion (51.61m / 169'3") and 6th place in the Shot Put (13.87m / 45'6")
  • Gary Bastien (M50): 7th place in the Shot Put (11.91m / 39'0.5"), 7th in the Discus Throw (35.93m / 117'10") and 10th in the Javelin Throw (38.03m / 124'9")
  • Ronald Beasley (M50): 10th overall in the prelims of the 200 Meter Dash (25.95)
  • Mark Cwiek (M50): 6th place in the Javelin Throw (45.16m / 148'1")
  • Kelly Lycan (M50): 5th place in the High Jump (1.50m / 4'11") and 7th place in the 100 Meter Hurdles (17.18)
  • Brien Ricci (M50): 6th place in the Pentathlon (2513 points)
  • Crescenz Scotto DiVetta (M50): 7th place in the 800 Meter Run (2:13.50)
  • Lynn Phillips (M55): 3rd place in the 5000 Meter Race Walk (32:17.75)
  • Patrick Theut (M55): 6th place in the Pole Vault (2.60m / 8'6.36")
  • Terry Woodward (M55): 5th place in the Pole Vault (3.05m / 10'0")
  • Debbie Topham (W55): 5000 Meter Race Walk Champion (29:22.84) and 10000 Meter Race Walk Champion (1:00:10.13)
  • Tom Belford (M60): 9th place in the 5000 Meter Race Walk (32:25.95)
  • Bruce Covey (M60): 2nd place in the 400 Meter Dash (59.52), 3rd place in the 200 Meter Dash (27.18), 3rd place in the Long Jump (5.19m / 17'0.25") and 4th place in the 100 Meter Dash (12.93)
  • Hilary Goerge (M60): Shot Put Champion (14.43m / 47'4"), 2nd place in the Hammer Throw (41.70m / 136'9"), 2nd place in the Weight Throw (16.21m / 53'2") and 3rd place in the Discus Throw (47.18m / 154'9")
  • Matti Kilpelainen (M60): Pole Vault Champion (3.60m / 11'9.75")
  • Don Knight (M60): 8th place in the 5000 Meter Race Walk (32:16.75) and 9th place in the 10000 Meter Race Walk (1:06:02.05)
  • John Large (M60): 4th place in the Pole Vault (3.15m / 10'4")
  • Ray Bentley (M65): 4th place in the Triple Jump (7.27m / 23'10"), 6th place in the Long Jump (3.83m / 12'6.75") and 8th place in the 100 Meter Dash (15.87)
  • Howard Booth (M65): 2nd place in the Pole Vault (3.00m / 9'10"), 4th place in the Long Jump (4.40m / 14'5") and 5th place in the 100 Meter Dash (13.81)
  • Marshall Sanders (M65): 2nd place in the 10000 Meter Race Walk (1:06:37.85) and 4th place in the 5000 Meter Race Walk (33:30.24)
  • John Shaw (M65): 2nd place in the 2000 Meter Steeplechase (11:27.40) and 5th place in the 5000 Meter Run (26:12.80)
  • Rod Smith (M70): 5th place in the 400 Meter Dash (1:21.01)and 6th place in the 800 Meter Run (3:13.75)
  • Joan Berman (W70): Discus Throw Champion (18.82m / 61'8")
  • Bruce Covey, Ronald Beasley, Crescenz Scotto DiVetta and Lawrence Finky (KY) won the Men's 50-59 Non-Club 4x400 Relay in a time of 3:58.85
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