Masters Mile (men and women) set for Aztec Invitational in March

The Masters Mile was the genesis of U.S. masters track. David Pain added this event to a San Diego invitational in June 1966. Almost 50 years later, the Aztec Invitational at San Diego State University will feature Masters Miles on March 28. Meet director Rick Reaser says the women’s and men’s mile with be the first two events contested at the Friday Distance Carnival. “Consistent with USATF Rule 320, the Masters Mile will be open to men and women competitors 30 and older on the day of the race,” Rick says. “The men and women sections will be seeded by time if there are more competitors that a single section for each gender can accommodate. Results will be tabulated by the standard five-year age groups.” Here’s the entry site. Also, Kuba Wasowski says he has confirmations from top sprinters from three nations in the Flash 100 event in San Diego: Chris Williams (JAM), Jeff Laynes (USA), Reginald Pendland (USA), Lonnie Hooker (USA), Hiroaki Akabori (JAP) and Aaron Thigpen (USA). See the Facebook page for details. Again this year, the prizes will be $500, $300, $100, Kuba says. Here’s Hiroaki in 2012:

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February 25, 2014

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  1. Mark Cleary - February 26, 2014

    Someone needs to tell Rick that Masters division for track & field starts at age 35 not 30 ( 30-34) is sub- masters.

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