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Bruce McBarnette

World Champion Masters High Jumper

Bruce McBarnette - World's Greatest High Jumper for his age group

Bruce McBarnette has won 3 world championships for his age group and 17 USA Track and Field Masters National Championships.  He has also broken world records for his age group on several occasions.  USA Track and Field has selected him Athlete of the Year for his age group 4 years, 2002, 2004, 2005, and  2006.  His best life time performance was 7 feet 1 inch ( 2.16 meters) at the Rutgers Relays at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ in 1984.  A member of the Potomac Valley Track Team, McBarnette competed in college for Princeton University, where he was coached by former USA Olympic team coach and former USA Track and Field Chair, Larry Ellis as well as former Olympian Fred Samara. For his most recent performances as listed on the Masters Track website click here.

Several articles have been written about Bruce McBarnette's accomplishments in Track and Field High Jump competitions. To see these articles, click on the links below. To view and download photos of Bruce McBarnette, click here.

National Masters News, 5/1/08:Making the Gold Standard
Loudoun Easterner,12/5/07: Athlete of the Year
Loudoun Easterner, 5/17/06: Loudoun Athletes Breaking Records
Loudoun Independent, 5/6/06: Loudoun athlete sets jump record, 3/7/06: Record Setter Again, 2/28/06: Record Setter
Washington Post, 2/27/06: Sports Shorts - Loudon County, 2/7/06: Bruce Almighty
USA Track & Field News, 1/30/06: McBarnette sets masters records, 1/29/06: McBarnette blasts over own world indoor HJ record
American Track and Field , 8/30/05: Regional News
Loudon Times-Mirror, 8/9/05: McBarnette flying high again
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/7/05: USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field
Loudon Times-Mirror, 4/7/04: Local jumper is leaps and bounds above the rest
Washington Times, 4/4/04: Northern Virginian Man Keeps Raising the Bar
Daily Princetonian, 4/2/04: McBarnette '80 still jumping
Washingtonian Magazine, 12/1/03: Best of Washington
George Washington University's By George, 10/07/03: Kudo's
Sports Illustrated, 9/1/03: Faces in the Crowd
To see a photo and read about Bruce McBarnette's accomplishments at the Championships in Puerto Rico in July 2003, click here.
Herndon Observer, 05/02/03: Local Man Breaks Jump Record
Loudoun Easterner, 04/13/03: World Record Set by McBarnette
USA Track & Field News, 03/29/03: Assault on record books continues at Masters Indoors
Potomac News, 01/15/03: McBarnette offers real-world experience
Portland Press Herald, 08/10/02: Young at Heart, and Legs
Loudoun Times-Mirror, 9/19/01: Lawyer wins first in high jump
The GW Hatchet, 06/01: High jumping his way to success
Loudoun Times-Mirror, 05/16/01: At 43, McBarnette jumps over the competition
Herndon Observer, 04/20/01: Sterling Man Wins National Title


Winning at Duke University - May 2006
Bruce McBarnette at Duke University May 2006
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Bruce at Duke University May 2006
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Bruce McBarnette setting a new American outdoor record in the high jump for the 45-49 age group
at the Southeastern Masters Championships at Duke University 6 feet 6 3/4 inches (2.00 meters), May 6, 2006.

Winning in Linz, Austria - March 2006

McBarnette winning in Linz Austria
Bruce McBarnette winning the World Masters Championships
in Linz, Austria, March 19, 2006, 6 Feet 5 Inches (1.96m)
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Winning in New York and New Jersey - March 2006
Bruce winning in New Jersey
Competing against athletes half his age, Bruce McBarnette, won the New York Metropolitan Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 169th Armory Track in the hioh jump at 6 feet 6 inches on March 3. 14 hours later he won the New Jersey Indoor Track and Field Championships in the Jersey City Armory Track at 6 feet 6 ½ inches on March 4.
Bruce all smiles after another Master win
Bruce all smiles after setting more records.
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Winning in Maryland - February 2006
McBarnette Takes Third World Record in a Month!
Bruce McBarnette sets 3rd World Record in one month at
Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex on February 26, 2006.

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Winning in Spain - August 2005
Bruce McBarnette winning in Spain!
Bruce McBarnette winning the World Masters Championships
in San Sebastian, Spain, Aug 29, 2005

Bruce McBarnette attempting to set another world record after winning the Masters World Championships in San Sebastian, Spain, Aug 29, 2005
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Winning in Hawaii - August 2006

Bruce McBarnette cleared 6 feet 5 inches and broke the
USA Track and Field Masters Championship meet record at University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii August 6, 2005
Winning in Idaho - March 2005
McBarnette Wins in Idaho!
Bruce McBarnette winning the USA Track and Field
Indoor Masters Championship at Boise, ID, March 6, 2005.
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Winning in Illinois - August 2004

Bruce Winning in Illinois
Bruce McBarnette wins the USA Track and Field National Masters Championships
at 6 feet 4 inches in the high jump for the 45 to 49 age group at
Millikin University in Decatur Illinois on August 6, 2004

Bruce with other winners, Aug 2004
Bruce McBarnette with High Jump Officials at
Milikin University in Decatur, IL, August 6 2004



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