Silver for Crockett in Nationals
Competing on Aug. 4 and 5 in the 2012 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Lisle, Ill., Washington and Lee German professor Roger Crockett captured a silver medal, finishing second in the long jump of the men’s 60-64 age group.
As we noted in an earlier blog post, Roger won a gold medal in the USATF East Region Masters Championships at Howard Community College, in Columbia, Md.. That performance gave him a fifth-place national spot heading into the national meet.
At the nationals, Roger produced his best jump of the year — 4.66 meters — and finished second to Thaddeus Wilson, whose winning jump was 4.98 meters. Roger was the oldest competitor in the field. See the complete long-jump results.
In addition, Roger competed in the triple jump at nationals, finishing just out of the medals in fourth place with a jump of 8.79 meters. See the complete triple-jump results.