March San Diego meet aims to crown world’s fastest 40+ sprinter
What would you think of a sprint summit of the fastest 40-plus male sprinters in the world, and a meet to decide the King of the Masters Hill? It’s no fantasy. In mid-March, organizers of the 35th annual Aztec Track & Field Invitational at San Diego State University hope to recruit the strongest field of middle-age sprinters in history. A “provisional invitation list” being circulated is a Who’s Who of our Geezer dashmen: Americans Willie Gault, Jeff Laynes and Aaron Thigpen, plus Chris Williams of Jamaica, Darren Scott and Mark Dunwell of UK, Pedro Pablo Nolet Canto of Spain and Andrea Benatti of Italy. See their stats below. (And a world rankings here.) And see this flier of the meet, with all the entry and schedule info. Have questions? Contact Flash 100 event organizer Kuba Wasowski.
Here’s a quickie Q&A with Flash 100 event organizer Kuba Wasowski, who ssembled the power masters rankings:
Masterstrack.com: Who had the idea of inviting the fastest 40-plus sprinters around
the world to SDSU?
Answer: Kuba Wasowski and Shelia Burrell
Who is in charge of the Flash 100 invite?
Flash100 Event Coordinator
Shelia Burrell and Rick Reaser
Aztec Invitational Meet Director
Who on the list has confirmed they want to compete in mid-March?
We have received verbal confirmations from the following athletes.
10.36 Chris Williams (M41) Jamaica
11.41 Reginald Pendland (M43) USA
11.12 Pedro Pablo Nolet Canto (M42) Spain
11.14 Anthony Prior (M42) USA
11.14 Lonnie Hooker (M48) USA
11.43 Scott Wichman (M41) USA
11.63 Ken Eaton (M52) USA
11.65 Johnny Speed (M47) USA
11.65 Curtis Moore (M44) Canada
11.69 Felton Turnage (M45) USA
Will SDSU subsidize any travel or lodging of the masters sprinters?
We are currently working on acquiring sponsors so info on this is
subject to change as sponsors sign on to the event. Travel will not be
provided, we are looking to get a hotel sponsor for the flash100 but
no sponsor has yet been booked.
This list suggests men being contacted for the Flash 100 event at the Aztec Invitational:
PROVISIONAL INVITATION LIST
2012 10.36 Chris Williams (M41) Jamaica
2012 10.44 Jeff Laynes (M42) USA
2012 11.41 Reginald Pendland (M43) USA
2012 – - – - Willie Gault (M52) USA
2012 – - – - Darren Scott (M40) UK
2012 11.13 Aaron Thigpen (M46) USA
2012 11.07 Mark Dunwell (M41) United Kingdom
2012 11.07 Andrea Benatti (M40) Italy
2012 11.12 Jeff Mack USA
2012 11.12 Pedro Pablo Nolet Canto (M42) Spain
2012 11.14 Anthony Prior (M42) USA
2012 11.14 Lonnie Hooker (M48) USA
2012 Bart Thomas
2012 11.25 Matt Denning (M41) USA
2012 11.36 Lyndell Pittman (M40) USA
2012 11.39 Eric Prince (M43) USAm
2012 11.42 Allen Tyssenbaum (M52) USA
2012 11.43 Scott Wichman (M41) USA
2012 11.63 Ken Eaton (M52) USA
2012 11.65 Johnny Speed (M47) USA
2012 11.65 Curtis Moore (M44) Canada
2012 11.69 Felton Turnage (M45) USA