Springfield Resident Sets New World Record

Roy Englert, 96, of Springfield.

Roy Englert, 96, of Springfield. Photo contributed

At Ames, Iowa, on July 11, at the USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships, in the 5,000-meter, Roy Englert, 96, of Springfield, set a world record for M95-99 in 42:30.23, breaking by more than seven minutes the old world record of 50:10.6 set by American athlete Frank Levine, 95, in Oshkosh, Wis. on September 7, 2009, one of the longest-standing world age-group records.