USATF picks Jacksonville, FL, for 2015 masters outdoor nationals
The University of North Florida will host the USATF National Masters Outdoor Championships in July 2015, according to a delegate at the USATF annual meeting in Daytona. It was the only bidder, I hear. The 2015 masters indoor nationals will be at an independent facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, sometime in March, beating out Bloomington, Indiana, which hosted the 2012 indoor meet. (One of the selling points at N.C: Mondo surface between the track and restrooms.) But the exact dates of the 2013 Olathe masters nationals were still in flux and were to be publicly revealed Saturday. Delegates also voted to guarantee the official status of the shuttle hurdle relay at nationals. The event also was made optional at association and regional meets â€” a huge victory for hurdlers led by Jeff Davison. USATF Masters Hall of Famers are due to be revealed Saturday. And thanks to masters multi-eventer Joe Johnston, pole vaulters from open to masters will be able to wear gloves in the vault. Heard anything else?