Another world record for 90-plus-year-old relay team (video)
Four men in their 90s set two relay world records at the USA Track and Field Masters Indoor Championships in Winston Salem, N.C., over the weekend.
Charles Boyle, Orville Rogers, Roy Englert and Charles Ross ran a 4x200m relay -- a half-mile -- in 5 minutes, 40.82 seconds, a record for a quartet in their 90s, according to USA Track and Field. Watch highlights of their race here, with Boyle crossing the finish at the 5:52 mark.
Rogers, Ross and Englert then joined Dixon Hemphill to break the 90s world record in the 4x800m relay -- two miles -- in 29:47.68.
Rogers, 97, also won the individual 60m for ages 90-98 in 16.92 seconds (meet results here).
Last year, Boyle, Rogers, Englert and Ross set the outdoor 4x400m and 4x800m relay world records in the first men’s 90s relays in history.
Champion Goldy Sr., the meet’s oldest competitor at 98, was part of last year’s 4x100m world record with Rogers, Englert and Ross. He said his goal is to run the 100m when he’s 100 years old at the famed Penn Relays in two years.