Bruce McBarnette raises own M50 American record in the high jump
Competing against two other
jumpers 30 years his junior, 52-year-old Bruce
McBarnette cleared 1.94 meters (6-4 1/2) Saturday at the
Atlantic Coast Invitational in Newport News, Virginia. Results
are here. That ups his own M50 American record of 1.93 set
last year at Oshkosh masters nationals. By Bruce’s count, “this
was the 11th time in less than three years that McBarnette has broken
a United States high jump record for (his) age group,” says a press
release sent out today.
Bruce gave out several signatures to youth at the meet and said: “By being a role model, I try to encourage young athletes to do their best on and off the field.”
Only one thing left for Bruce’s resume: a world record. The listed M50 WR remains the legendary 1.98 (and 2.00 indoors) by Germany’s Thomas Zacharias, a 1968 Olympian.
That’s 6-6 and 6-6 3/4.