WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruce McBarnette of Sterling, VA, won the gold medal at the USA Track and Field Masters Championship in the high jump for men over 55 at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida on July 24, 2015. McBarnette, who has broken several world and USA National records for his age group in the high jump, 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 meters). He also took 2nd place in the triple jump at the same competition two days later on July 26.
This was his 31th time winning the USA Masters Championships. In masters competition athletes from 30 to 100 years old compete within 5 year age groups. McBarnette will represent the USA at the World Masters Track and Field Championships in Lyon, France on August 9th. .
McBarnette, who is 57 years old, has also won 11 World masters championships in the high jump for his age group. He is a member of the Potomac Valley Track Club. His personal record is 7 feet 1 inch (2.16 meters), set at the Rutgers Relays in 1984.
In addition to track and field, McBarnette is a realtor with Keller Williams Realty and president of the real estate investment firm Summit Connection. He is also an actor and had roles on TV shows such as West Wing, The Wire, Law and Order, and on movies such as Rendition, Shooter, Along Came the Spider, Contact, Deep Impact, and Jackal. Also as a philanthropist, he has hosted events benefiting hurricane victims and other charitable causes at the Embassies of Finland, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Austria, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
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. His coach at Princeton was Olympian Fred Samara.
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