January 29, 2006
McBarnette blasts over own world indoor HJ record

Jim Barrineau isn't M45 anymore, but he knows a good jump in that age group when he sees one. He wrote today: "Watched Bruce McBarnette jump 1.95m for a new 45-49 Indoor World record today in Landover, MD, with room to spare. Not really close on any of his 1.98 jumps. I managed a game 1.78 (5-10 in M50 age group). If he can stay fit for another two years, he may be the only guy capable of threatening Z-man's 50 record."

Bruce's 1.95 (or 6-4 3/4) betters his own listed world M45 age-group record of 1.93 (6-4) set on March 29, 2003.

But the holy grail of masters jumpers remains the 2.00 indoor leap by Germany's Thomas Zacharias in March 1997 -- when Thomas was 50!

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