Albuquerque, Michigan sites chosen to host 2016 masters nationals
Marilyn Mitchell reports from the USATF annual meeting in Indy that Albuquerque (sole bidder) has been awarded the 2016 indoor masters nationals. “Dates not yet chosen,” she writes.Â “Looks as though it will be mid- to late-February or early March 2014.” The 2016 outdoor masters nationals went to Grand Rapids, Michigan, which beat out a bid from Baton Rouge, Louisiana (LSU).Â “Dates not yet set,” Marilyn says.Â ”In both cases, the USATF Masters Committee is awaiting verification of final dates on other meets before establishing the masters’ dates.” The Michigan meet apparently is at Grand Valley State University, which also boasts a big fieldhouse with an indoor track (hope we can warm up there.) Grand Valley is actually 12 miles west of Grand Rapids â€” in Allendale, Michigan. Albuquerque last hosted indoor nationals in 2011, and it took a beating for timing snafus that cost folks a number of 60-meter and other records. That shouldn’t happen again, given new policies tightening who can do the timing. East Lansing 1995 nats (my first) were the last nationals held in the Wolverine State.