Friday, January 5, 2007
Master's World Record Highlights Day One of Dartmouth Relays
HANOVER, N.H. – A world record by 72-year-old Flo Meiler of Shelburne, Vt., was one of the highlights of the 38th annual Dartmouth Relays that opened today in Leverone Field House.
Meiler, representing Green Mountain Athletic Club, cleared 6-11 on her first try in the women's pole vault, setting a master's world record for women age 70-74.
The first day of action featured primarily master's competition involving approximately 200 athletes.
Through the first four events of the seven-event heptathlon, Dartmouth sophomore Tim Wunderlich (Westminster, Md.) is in second place among 14 multi-events competitors.
Wunderlich scored 2813 points, including 723 in the shot put with his mark of 45-8. The first day leader is former Big Green All-America Mustafa Abdur-Rahim of ASC Elite, who has a four-event total of 3153. His time of 6.91 earned him 915 points in the 60 meter dash.
Third place belongs to another former Dartmouth athlete. Andrew Hall, who won the decathlon at the Outdoor Heptagonal Track and Field Championship in 2004 and 2005, earned 2763 points competing unattached.
The remaining three events -- the 60 meter hurdles, pole vault and 1000 meter run -- are slated for Saturday when high school track and field will dominate the Relays schedule.
In the women's pentathlon, Reidun Wallin of ASC Elite defended her title with 3983 points. Third place went to Dartmouth senior Jadah Chatterton-Richmond (Rochester, N.H.) with 3123. Her time of 9.51 in the 60 meter hurdles earned her 806 points.