Steve Robbins to head panel reviewing USATF masters records drill

Friday morning, Gary Snyder sent me a note announcing a major effort to revamp our records process. Gary wrote: “I’ve appointed Steve Robbins to chair a special committee to review the records process and rules. The committee will have their first meeting via conference call in the near future and begin working on recommendations for improvement. The committee members are well-known to us all: Nolan Shaheed, Liz Palmer, Peter Taylor and David Ortman.” This is huge, since these folks are intimately familiar with the nuances of our broken ratification routine. Besides being a world-record holder and world champion himself, Steve (a 2005 inductee of the Masters Hall of Fame) is a world-class expert in business management and organizational behavior. He’s written many books. He’ll make sure progress is made. The others are perfect for the panel, too. I look forward to hearing their recommendations. Long overdue!

Gary (left) congratulates Steve at 2009 Oshkosh masters nationals.

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January 11, 2013

5 Responses

  1. james broun - January 11, 2013

    Thank you Gary… and appointees for your efforts to revamp the records process. It is long overdue and will be appreciated by all!

  2. grant lamothe - January 11, 2013

    What a great committee: all of you prolific (in track and otherwise) and all of you masters track and field record setters, so you’re intimately familiar with this issue. Looking forward to you doing good work in streamlining this (sadly needing of streamlining) process! -Grant L

  3. Mary Harada - January 12, 2013

    great committee – I am sure they will come up with sane, sensible, and workable reforms to the existing non-system. It remains to be seen if their recommendations will be adopted or just shunted off for “further study” by those who control USATF.

  4. jeff davison - January 12, 2013

    Great selections.

  5. Roger Pierce - January 18, 2013

    This is a huge step forward for all of us regarding Record ratifications. A huge thank you to Gary, Nolan, Liz,Peter and David for taking this on.

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