Twilight Throwers rescues USA Masters Throws Championships
What if they had a USA [corrected from USATF] Masters Throws Championships but nobody offered to host it? Such a scenario loomed for 2014, when USATF Masters Throws Coordinator Jerry Bookin-Weiner announced at 2013 Lisle throws nationals that no bids were in hand for the annual meet. But according to Jim Burgoyne, a group stepped up to hold the 2014 edition August 2-3 вЂ” at College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. “The first step was to organize the Twilight Throwers as a formal club and organized as a not-for-profit organization,” Jim writes. “Working with Steve Vaitones and Mike Travers from the USATF New England Association, we were able to gain approval to move forward with a bid. … Final approval for our bid was received the week leading up to the 2014 Masters Indoor Nationals (where I helped as throws coordinator) and we have been working very hard to put on the same high-caliber meet that has been the norm for this event in the past.” The meet includes the multis.
Jim further writes:
Bob Cedrone and I will be co-meet directors and will be supported on the LOC by Twilight Throwers Founder President Jim Chamberas. We have asked Nicole Bullock to be our officials coordinator.
Registration is open and we hope to have over 100 participants this year.
The College of the Holy Cross has been great to work with and they are adding an additional throwing circle to meet the needs of this meet.
For more information, people can go to the meet website.
So the Traveling Tribe of Throwers, or T3 as I now call them, will have their own nationals after all. Good for them! And thanks to Jim et al for founding the Twilight Throwers (T2?).
Now if we could only have a USA Masters Jumps Nationals (adding the standing long jump and standing high jump to up the number of events). Then we’d be in heaven.