Puerto Rico Masters Grand Prix (with prize $$$) set for September

Saying he has the full support of his federation and the interest of local government, long hurdler Tony Echeandia has announced another try at a Puerto Rico Masters Grand Prix meet. In June 2012, he reported the meet in Mayaguez was canceled after only 40 signed up. Now, Tony says local authorities “are asking to put this event together, as have a lot of great athletes I have spoken to (ie. Aaron Thigpen). … I will have the website updated in the next few weeks and I ask that people interested to enter the meet instead of waiting to find out who is entering. The cost in letting us know who is interested is ZERO DOLLARS!…. This year we have more money for more events and are tentative dates are September 7th and 8th — more than enough time to recover for worlds.” Prize money? Tony says: “Yes, the prize money is the same as last year and ages haves not been established yet but mostly likely it will be for everyone. Also air fares and hotels are very cheap in September.”

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January 22, 2013

4 Responses

  1. Richard Rizzo - January 23, 2013

    Tony,
    How you doing? Congrats on getting this meet back on track. You will see many athletes there this Sept..Just wanted to let you know that..I will be one of them.
    Your old friend . Rizz

  2. Don Drummond - January 23, 2013

    NO COMMENT!!!!!!

  3. Tony Echeandia - January 28, 2013

    Thank you Ken for posting this event on your site, but to be clear only 2 athlete’s entered the meet, none of them being Don Drummond who spent a couple of thousand dollars on airfare and housing but never paid the $25.00 to enter the meet. We are looking for entries so we can determine who is competing and what events will be the money events. If any anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me at “tonygon400h@me.com” Thank you
    Regards,
    Tony

  4. cliffe campbell - March 21, 2013

    Any masters meet in the Caribean would be good news especially with the youths doing so good.This can only promote the sport of track and field and add to the fun. I will make an effort to get there as an older athlete who was denied a trip there as a schoolboy in 1956. five to six month training and I should be o.k to go.

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