World, American records highlight day one at USATF Masters Championships

 Masters athletes set three age-group world records and one American record during the first day of competition at the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships on the campus of Iowa State University. The world’s best athletes ranging from 30 to 96 years of age are among the more than 900 athletes competing at ISU’s Cyclone Sports Complex this week.

In the mens 80-84 pentathlon, Sherwood Sagedahl of Fairmont set a new age group world record (pending) with 3,787 points. He won all five events – long jump (3.19m/10-5.75), javelin (23.81m/78-1), 200m (33.86), discus (24.10m/79-1), 1500m (6:20.17). Sagedahl, the pentathlon world record holder in the 70-74 and 75-79 age groups broke Poland’s Kazimierz Bulczynski’s 2010 record of 3,646 points.

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