Archive for September, 2014

Canadian throws meet attracts ex-Masters Chair George Mathews

Eight years ago, George Mathews bowed out of USATF masters politics (and chairmanship of the national committee), but he’ll never quit throwing. He’s a hammer specialist. His latest ball-and-chain foray was in Richmond, British Columbia. Notes a local newspaper story: “The festival also attracted many top-level masters athletes, including Marie-Josee Le Jour from the University […]

September 14, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Indian athlete mortgages land to pay way to Asian masters meet

Reporting from Mangaldai in northeast India, local papers are telling the story of Kunja Lata Boro, a “poor but talented female athlete from a remote area of the State, who has been compelled to sell her power tiller and keep her agri land on mortgage only to meet the financial expenditure to represent the Indian […]

September 13, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Nevada Senior Games: last chance to qualify for 2015 nationals?

Track season is on its last legs, so you’re s—outtaluck if you want to qualify for the 2015 National Senior Games, right? Not so fast. As we learn from the Las Vegas paper, the Nevada Senior Games provide a last-chance meet for next year’s NSG in Minneapolis. The story says: “Nevada is considered an ‘open […]

September 12, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  12 Comments

Pan Pacific Masters Games to hold symposium on masters sport

Whether you’re a disease or music genre, you haven’t made it until you’ve become the subject of a symposium. So check it out! Part of the Pan Pacific Masters Games in November is a two-day symposium on masters sports. We are told: “The aim of the conference is simple. To bring together some of the […]

September 11, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Why are Japanese newspapers not identifying M116 sprinter?

Gotta give credit to Yomiuri Shimbun, another major Japanese newspaper. Its own story about the “116-year-old” sprinter entered at Asian WMA regionals showed some healthy skepticism. But it quoted the president of the Asia Masters Athletics as saying: “But there might really be a 116-year-old person in India.” Whatever. But at least we learn the […]

September 10, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Dutch masters nationals? Results posted on Netherlands site

I’m not sure if this is Dutch masters nationals, but results here look pretty solid. The headline, translated, reads: “Final Masters competition 2014.” The text above results links reads: “The results of women’s javelin throw is not in the results file. I can not for export. Them from the software along The outcome of javelin […]

September 9, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

Nations totaling 3 billion set for Asian WMA regionals in Japan

A recent story about a W60 Philippine star (“javelin queen Erlinda Lavandia”) prepping for WMA’s Asian regional meet shares info of nations entering: “Other countries to be present during the 18th AMAC will include Uzbekistan, Brunei, Indonesia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, China, India, Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Japan, Hong Kong, and Chinese Taipei.” […]

September 8, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Peter Hlavin wins international bronze medal — as visual artist

The National Art Museum of Sport this week announced awards for the 4th Annual International Fine Art Competition, called Commitment to Excellence in Art & Sport. Medals for 2D works were awarded, including a bronze to Peter Hlavin of Aliso Viejo, California. Yes, that’s our Peter Hlavin, the former M55 American record-holder in the high […]

September 7, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

Dedicated to Randy: First 28 issues of NMN are now posted

As noted, Randy Sturgeon gave the USATF Historical Archive Committee permission to post complete early issues of National Masters News. Today the first 28 issues of this pivotal publication appeared on They are color, searchable PDFs. That means if your name was in the paper between the summer of 1977 and December 1980, you’ll […]

September 6, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

Randy Sturgeon dies at 62; coach published NMN for 7 years

Randy Sturgeon, who bought National Masters News in November 2006 and gave it up last January amid a cancer fight, died with dignity and courage about 5 a.m. Thursday. NMN’s current owners followed Facebook postings with an email that said: “It is with heavy hearts that we share with you the news of Randy Sturgeon’s […]

September 6, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  14 Comments