National Senior Games Assn. set to absorb USATF masters?
Ray Hoyt, director of national games and athlete relations for the National Senior Games Association, let the cat out of the bag yesterday. In the course of answering questions about 2010/2011 qualifying standards for the National Senior Olympics, he wrote me: “With regards to Track and Field, we are working with USATF masters on finalizing our long term agreement in the near future.” Further fueling suspicions that NSGA is engineering a friendly takeover of USATF Masters is this note I later got from USATF COO Mike McNees: “Weâ€™re having a conversation with Ray about building a cooperative relationship between the two organizations. We will hopefully be able to talk more definitively about that in the near future.” This could be the beginning of the end of masters track being a USATF stepchild. Stay tuned.