Loudoun athlete sets jump record

Loudoun County resident Bruce McBarnette, 48, set a new American record in the outdoor high jump for 45-49 year olds at the Southeastern Masters Track and Field Championships at Duke University Saturday, May 6.

He jumped 6 feet 6 3/4 inches.

McBarnette, an attorney, has broken the world indoor record for his age group several times and has won three world championships for his age group, including the most recent World Masters Championships in Linz, Austria last March. He has also won 14 national championships, including the most recent in Boston last March.

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