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Former coach wins national track title
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Longtime Turlock teacher and retired coach James Hollister won the indoor title at the National Masters Pentathlon Championship at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston in the 65-age group last weekend. Hollister amassed 4,011 points, 443 shy of the world record.
In the 60-meter high hurdles, Hollister ran it in 9.99 seconds, accumulating 1,085 points for his effort. Then in the long jump, he had a mark of 14 feet, 11 1/2 inches (835 points). He also threw the 14-pound shot put at 28 feet, 11 inches for 665 points and earned a high jump mark of 4 feet, 2 inches (670 points) before running the 1,000 meters in 3 minutes, 44.15 seconds (756 points).
Later, in the open 60-meter high hurdles, Hollister took second with a time of 9.62, which was .05 off of the world record. But in that race, Ty Brown of Washington D.C. set a world record for 65-year-old men in 9.17 seconds.
Hollister also took first in the triple jump with a jump of 31 feet, 3 1/2 inches and third in the long jump (15-2 1/4).