Lary Takes Handicapped 100m at Ed Fry Track Invitational

BY JOHN HARWICK

INDIANA, PA--Audrey Lary--coming off an unbeaten indoor sprint season?won the handicapped 100m for 40-and-over sprinters in the Ed Fry Track Invitational on April 17 on the Indiana University of PA’s Memorial Stadium track.

Back in March the 75-year-old Potomac Valley Track Club ace swept the 60m, 200m and 400m in both the USATF regional and national championships with an American record in the 200m (:40.58) and a world record in the 400m (1:27.58).

Lary, with her patented quick start, covered her handicapped 63.47m in :11.22 to edge defending champion John Aiken, 61, of the host Western Pennsylvania Track Club. Former Pitt ace Aiken covered his handicapped 83.53m in :11.53.

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Roger Kingdom--e of the pre-race favorites along with Aiken and Lary--ok a tumble midway through the race. Kingdom, now the California of PA track coach, won the 110m hurdles in 1984 and 1988.

FINISH LINE--IUP’s enthusiastic crowd rose to its feet for the handicapped 100m…Audrey Lary does not confine herself to the sprints as the Frederick, MD resident competes in long jump, triple jump, weight throw and super weight (American record holder)…Participants faced cold, windy weather with snow flurries as the 40-plus sprinters went to the starting line…