Masters chair Snyder apologizes for Landover results mess
Complete and accurate results of the Landover masters nationals apparently will never be known. That’s my reading of today’s blog posting by Gary Snyder, USATF masters track national chairman. He promises that the order of finish will be correct — and that these results will be made available for online posting by the end of this week. But for the first time, someone in authority is publicly apologizing for this debacle. Gary writes: “First of all I want to apologize to all the Masters competitors who spent both their time and money to compete in our indoor championship meet with the expectation their efforts would be measured and recorded without an error. As you know I am also a competitor and fully understand how disappointing this has been and I am taking measures to further minimize the possibility of a repeat.”
Here’s the rest of Gary’s announcement:
After a two week review by a number of folks from the Landover LOC and the USATF Masters Games Committee all the known results issues have been identified and investigated. Unfortunately a number of events do not have official times. We believe that for events without times that the correct first through third finishers have been identified. The Games Committee is in the process of changing the results and a final copy will be sent to the USATF National Office for posting online by the end of this week.