Archive for January, 2013

Brian Marlier clears the air on posting to

Brian Marlier is a bright and accomplished guy. He’s a senior VP in charge of sales at Cisco Systems, a big-time tech company. He also has a great family and supportive friends. But someone who knows his email address and DOB did him no favors when they entered 52.98 as a 400 time for him […]

January 30, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

National Senior Games exec hoping for lots of records at new site

Meredith Scerba is senior vice president, event management, for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, which is helping organize the National Senior Games this summer. She responded to my queries on why the track meet was shifted from Cleveland to the suburb of Berea — and even addressed concerns about the hammer cage. Good for her. […]

January 29, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Men’s 400, women’s 3K to be exhibition events at USA indoor nats

National Masters Invitational coordinator Mark Cleary has announced that the men’s 400 and women’s 3,000 will be the masters exhibition events March 3 at the USATF open indoor nationals in Albuquerque. He’s shooting for a 6-man field in the 4 and a 10-woman field in the 3K — with qualifying standards of 54 seconds and […]

January 29, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Women claim 4×200 American record at Eastern indoor champs

News has arrived: “The team of Sarah Lawson, Latrica Dendy, Diane Pomeroy and Beth Clark set a new American record in the 4×200 meters in the women’s 40-49 age group at the USATF East Region Masters Indoor Championships” Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island. (See results here.) They ran 1:53.74, breaking the listed AR of 1:56.8 […]

January 29, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Buena suerte to Fidel Banuelos, Liz Palmer on injury recovery

Noting news on Martha Mendenhall’s Facebook page, Liz Palmer writes: “Prayers go out to fellow masters track competitor Fidel Banuelos, who was injured during his 60m race Saturday at the University of Washington in Seattle. Possible PCL tear and detached hammy. Fractured scapula and ribs and punctured lung due to the fall. You can send […]

January 28, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  9 Comments

M50 Brian Marlier ran 62.98 for indoor 400 in Arizona, not 52.98

What a difference a day makes. Less than 24 hours after I noted an M50 time of 52.98 seconds for the indoor 400, the mark on has been changed to 62.98. The mystery began when someone other than Brian Marlier, 53, posted a 52.98 from the Jan. 19 Northern Arizona University Invitational in Flagstaff. […]

January 27, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Deadline is Feb. 5 for masters events at Fresno indoor meet

Sierra Running Co. is graciously sponsoring five masters events — for men and women both — at the Run for the Dream meet at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. The meet is Sunday, Feb. 17, and the entry form has a deadline of Feb. 5. Mark Hays writes: “The following events will be offered […]

January 27, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

National Senior Games pulls site switcheroo for 2nd time in row

Two years ago, I gave the National Senior Games Association grief for announcing a venue change — switching the track meet portion of the National Senior Olympics from Houston to Humble, Texas, about 19 miles away. Now we learn they’ve done it again — moving the late July 2013 meet from Cleveland to the western […]

January 26, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  12 Comments

Milestone 4×800 world record at Armory: Four under 2 minutes

Four buff M40s runners averaged under 2 minutes each to claim a world record in the 4×800 Friday night at the Armory Track in Manhattan. A slickly produced video shows pieces of the relay and an interview with the men: Scott Weeks, Erik Nedeau, Chris Simpson and Mark Gomes, who was hawking his new book […]

January 26, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

World champ Eve Pell on love of her life, and joint 150th birthday

It’s one of the sweetest stories you’ll ever read about masters in love. Despite its sad ending, Eve Pell’s first-person essay in The New York Times Thursday will remind you why running in old age is no different from that of youth. Great headline, too: The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap. Eve writes: […]

January 26, 2013   Posted in: Uncategorized  8 Comments