Lanes open in masters exhibitions at Albuquerque open nationals

Deadline for entering the men’s masters 60 and women’s masters 1500 exhibitions at the USA Indoor T&F Championships closed at midnight Wednesday. But according to the Status of Entries, only three men and four women are entered. That means three open lanes in the 60 and six spots open in the 1500 field. Not good. Our events are Sunday, February 23, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The SoCal Track Club’s Mark Cleary is head of the Masters Invitational Program. Perhaps he may extend the deadline. In any case, you might write him directly if you’re interested in joining the fields — with a time better than 7.50 for men and 5:18 for women (or about a 5:38 mile). Entry fee is $25, but “athletes not selected to compete will be refunded 50% of the fee,” says the entry site. My apologies for not highlighting the shortfall earlier. I learned of the deadline via a Robert Thomas post on Facebook. Wish someone had alerted me, though.

Women also ran a 15 at outdoor nationals in 2005. From left: Terri Cassel, Mary Thane, Sheri Wright, Mary Grene, Karen Steen and Carrie Sherburne.

Here are the entries as of the end of Wednesday:

Masters Men’s 60

Name Affiliation Mark Notes
Val Barnwell So Cal Track Club 7.46
Derek Pye So Cal Track Club 7.35
Nate Sickerson Southwest Sprinters Track Club 7.21

Masters Women’s 1,500m

Name Affiliation Mark Notes
Jennifer Hegarty New Balance Boston 5:17.50
Susan Stine-Melgares Body First RC 5:22.53
Lisa Valle New Mexico Track Club 5:20.00
Jill Vollweiler So Cal Track Club 5:28.50

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February 13, 2014

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  1. Ken Stone - February 13, 2014

    I’m experiencing a glitch with comments. Some don’t appear online even after I have “approved” them and they show up in the Most Recent Comments module at left. Sorry about the hassle. I’m seeking help from WordPress gurus.

  2. Mark Cleary - February 13, 2014

    I have extended the deadline until Sunday February 16th- so interested athletes can contact me a at

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