Senior Olympic Records for People Over Age 70 Part 1

A listing of senior olympic records including events, age, record, name, and year.

SENIOR OLYMPIC RECORDS FOR PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 70

The Senior Olympics was first held in 1970, ran for four days, and included 200 participants. Only three sports events were represented: diving, swimming, and track and field. Since then the annual games have grown to include over 30 events, and participants number in the thousands. With the addition of winter sports, the Senior Olympics is now held year-round. For further information write to: Senior Olympics, 5670 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 360, Los Angeles, Calif. 90036.

TRACK AND FIELD (WOMEN)

Event Age Group Record Name Year

100 meters 70-74 18.9 Edith Mendyka (70) 1980

200 meters 70-74 1:01.1 Edith Mendyka (70) 1980

400 meters 70-74 2:33.5 Marilla Salisbury (73) 1980

800 meters 85-89 7:03.0 Eula Weaver (85) 1974

80-84 5:47.5 Hulda Crooks (82) 1978

70-74 5:32.3 Marilla Salisbury (73) 1980

1,500 meters 90-94 17:15.0 Eula Weaver (90) 1979

85-89 13:56.8 Eula Weaver (85) 1974

80-84 10:59.0 Hulda Crooks (82) 1978

75-79 9:22.1 Ruth Rothfarb (79) 1980

70-74 8:38.5 Bess James (71) 1980

5,000 meters 80-84 39:47.7 Hulda Crooks (82) 1978

75-79 38:08.9 Ruth Rothfarb (79) 1980

70-74 28:33.8 Bess James (71) 1980

10,000 meters 70-74 1:00:01 Bess James (71) 1980

Marathon 4:37:37 Mavis Lindgren (72) 1979

10,000-meter walk 80-84 1:38:37 Hulda Crooks (81) 1977

Discus 70-74 60'7" Edith Mendyka (70) 1980

Javelin 70-74 72'0" Edith Mendyka (70) 1980

Long jump 70-74 7'1" Edith Mendyka (70) 1980

Shot put 70-74 26'8 1/2" Edith Mendyka (70) 1980

TRACK AND FIELD (MEN)

Event Age Group Record Name Year

100 meters 85-89 23.5 Charles Backus (85) 1979

80-84 16.9 Charles Backus (83) 1977

75-79 15.4 Harold Chapson (76) 1978

70-74 14.4 Anthony Castro (71) 1980

200 meters 85-89 55.5 Charles Backus (85) 1979

80-84 40.9 Paul Spangler (80) 1979

75-79 32.2 Sing Lum (75) 1979

70-74 29.0 Joseph Packard (74) 1977

400 meters 85-89 2:29.2 Charles Backus (85) 1979

80-84 2:16.7 Charles Backus (82) 1976

75-79 1:10.4 Harold Chapson (76) 1978

70-74 1:05.1 Joseph Packard (74) 1977

800 meters 90-94 8:54.2 Robert Willis (90) 1977

80-84 3:34.3 Paul Spangler (81) 1980

75-79 2:43.0 Harold Chapson (76) 1978

70-74 2:35.8 Harold Chapson (74) 1976

1,500 meters 80-84 6:46.8 Paul Spangler (80) 1979

75-79 5:39.4 Harold Chapson (76) 1978

70-74 5:21.5 Harold Chapson (73) 1975

5,000 meters 75-79 23:20.0 Paul Spangler (77) 1976

70-74 21:12.0 Sidney Madden (72) 1979

10,000 meters 75-79 48:54 Paul Spangler (78) 1977

70-74 46:15 Lou Gregory 1977

Marathon 75-79 3:52:50 Arthur Lambert (78) 1970

Marathon 70-74 3:07:26 Monty Montgomery (71) 1977

5,000-meter walk 85-89 44:52 Peter Laurino (87) 1980

75-79 38:34 Robert Boothe (75) 1980

70-74 30:33 Chesley Unruh (71) 1977

10,000-meter walk 70-74 1:05:16 Chesley Unruh (72) 1978

3,000-meter steeplechase 70-74 15:41.3 Walter Frederick (72) 1980

110-meter hurdles 75-79 26.0 Buell Crane (76) 1975

70-74 22.0 Stanley Thompson (70) 1980

400-meter hurdles 70-74 1:44.6 Walter Frederick (70) 1978

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