Houston, Texas, June 20, 2011 – – 58-year old Kay Glynn of Hastings, Iowa set new World, U.S. Masters and Senior Games records in her age group in the pole vault today, clearing 10 feet, one and a quarter inches.
In the 4th day of competition at the 2011 Summer National Senior Games presented by Humana, 64-year old Phil Raschker of Marietta, Georgia cleared 8 feet, six and a quarter inches, beating the Senior Games record in her age group set in 2007.
Glynn has competed in the Senior Games since she was 51, and participates in state competitions every year – competing in Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Kansas, as well as her home state. Glynn has garnered a wide collection of medals in a number of track and field events.
At the 2007 National Senior Games in Louisville, she won gold medals in pole vault and high jump, silver in javelin and placed 4th in the 200 meter dash. In the 2009 National Senior Games in Palo Alto, she won five gold medals, silver in the shot put and bronze in the triple jump, as well as placing in five other sports.
More than 10,000 men and women athletes over the age of 50 are participating in this year’s National Senior Games. They come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. The Games run until June 30 at 13 different venues in the Houston and Harris County area. Track & Field events are being held at Turner Stadium in the Humble Independent School District. For more information, visit www.nsga.com.