Nearly 140 athletes to comprise Team USA at Budapest worlds

Phil has opted against adding to her sizable medal collection in 2014.

Phil has opted against adding to her sizable medal collection in 2014.

USATF has graciously posted Team USA for Budapest indoor worlds in late March. The roster here is a who’s who of masters track. But of the 140 athletes listed (with hometowns and events as well), some aren’t competing after all. They include IAAF Best Master Bob Lida (calf injury) and Hall of Famer Phil Raschker, 67, who says she is taking the season off. (Not an injury, but life issues have emerged.) “It is time to step back and hopefully I’ll be able to come back next year,” she wrote recently. In any case, some great Yanks are going. Among the best: M65 Charles Allie (sprints), M45 Nick Berra (middle distances), M60 Bill Collins (sprints), W75 Jean Daprano (name any race up to 1500), M35 Antwon Dussett (sprints), W60 Kathy Martin (800-3K and cross country), M70 Steve Robbins (sprints), M60 Nolan Shaheed (800-1500), W50 Joy Upshaw (usual mix) and W85 Johnnye Valien (ditto). Longtime superstars Emil Pawlik and Larry Barnum appear to be making comebacks. The busiest American by far: W65 Mary Trotto, entered in a dozen events, including a relay. Ice yourself, Mary!

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March 7, 2014

10 Responses

  1. Roger Pierce - March 7, 2014

    GO USA>>>>>>

  2. Michael V. - March 7, 2014

    Detailed time schedule is now up on the meet website.

  3. Myrle Mensey - March 7, 2014

    Don’t forget about the throwers. I will be there.

  4. Ken Stone - March 7, 2014

    Sorry, Myrle! I skimmed over entry list too fast! You’re among the superstar Americans entered fersure.

  5. Liz Palmer - March 8, 2014

    Throw far, Myrle! Good luck everyone!

  6. Jeff Mann - March 8, 2014

    Good luck, Larry. Wish I was there too.

  7. ventsi - March 10, 2014

    Joy Upshaw will kill you, Ken :-)! She is W50.
    Antonio Palacios – M45 long and triple jump (impatient to see his results).

  8. Ken Stone - March 10, 2014

    Oops, sorry about Joy glitch. (I’m sure she’ll forgive me.)

  9. Mary Harada - March 11, 2014

    great list of entries from the USA – hope all do well but personally I am cheering for my Canadian friend and fellow middle distance runner Helly Visser. Helly has been busy this winter breaking from very strong W 80 age group records. I hope she breaks her own records again. Go Helly – wish I were going to be there to be bringing up the rear and wondering how the heck you are getting faster and older.

  10. Ken Stone - March 16, 2014

    Budapest time skeds are posted:

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