WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruce Olvin McBarnette, of Sterling, VA, led the USA in sweeping all the medals in the high jump for men 50 to 54 years old at the World Masters Track and Field Championships held Hornet Stadium at California State University Sacramento in California. This age group competition, which has not been held in the United States for 16 years, featured the best athletes in the world between the ages of 30 to 100 competing in age brackets of 5 years each.
Bruce McBarnette won gold in the competition at 5 feet, 11 inches. His teammates, Greg Vidos and Thomas Foley took, silver and bronze respectively.
"It is wonderful to see the USA do so well in international competition," said Bruce McBarnette who has won 9 world championships and 24 USA national championships.
Bruce McBarnette, who is a sought after motivational and public speaker, is a member of the USA Track and Field Masters Hall of Fame. Bruce McBarnette has also broken over a dozen USA and World high jump records for his age group.
As a faculty member of George Washington, University, Northern Virginia Community College and Montgomery College; Bruce McBarnette has spoken on topics, including success, fitness, real estate, chess, acting, and exam preparation to thousands of people in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has been interviewed often on TV by CBS News.
Bruce McBarnette is an actor and had roles in TV shows, including West Wing, The Wire, Law and Order. He has also had roles in several movies; including How Do You Know, starring Reese Witherspoon; Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise; Absolute Power, starring Clint Eastwood; and Deep Impact, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Bruce McBarnette, a graduate of Princeton University and New York University Law School, was a former legal counsel to the United States Senate, a former senior counsel for Fannie Mae, and a former Judge Advocate attorney for the US Army, and a former captain in the US Army. His coach at Princeton was Olympian Fred Samara. For more information about Bruce McBarnette or to contact him visit http://mcbarnette.com.
SOURCE Summit Connection