Greshams Bob Hewitt wins a pair of indoor multi-event national titles in masters track
Greshams Bob Hewitt saw his record broken at the 2014 Masters Track indoor heptathlon championships last month and it brought a smile to his face.
Hewitt, 81, bettered his own total in the event by more than 100 points, finishing with a 6,153 tally at the meet in Kenosha, Wisc.
He was well on pace for the record with a solid first-day total of 3,701, which was highlighted by an age-group world record in the long jump of 13-feet-5-inches to account 1,092 of his points. He broke the 900-point barrier in three other events the 60-meter dash, pole vault and 60-meter hurdles.
Anytime you enter a new age group you want to do your best, while youre still at the young end of the mix, Hewitt said. Ive aged better than most, I just hope I can keep going its fun.
Hewitt followed up that effort a couple weeks later with a winning total at the U.S. pentathlon championships in Boston.
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