USA vs. Britain Multi-Event Challenge doubles as USATF nationals
Every summer for at least a dozen years, the USATF Masters Combined Events Championships have been held about a month before masters outdoor nationals. Sometimes the meet (dec and hep) follow nationals. But they’ve also been a foreign draw, being called the USA vs. Great Britain Multi-Event Challenge. Jeff “Decamouse” Watry details the next edition, set July 5-6 in Neosho, Missouri (not far from Joplin and my first journalistic posting at Lamar). Jeff writes: “The Multi-Event Challenge is held every four years in conjunction with our national championships when a group of competitors arrives from Great Britain. We pair guests with someone of similar ability from the U. S. and add total scores from all the paired athletes. Not all of us will be paired with a guest, but all of us can enjoy the spirit of the competition and get to know some new friends. In two years we will have a chance to journey to Great Britain and participate in their national meet. So whether you are paired or not, welcome our friends from across the sea.” He shared an info sheet and an entry form. Wish the meet were important enough to rate a mention in the USATF list of national championships.