Archive for July, 2015

Noble goals for Lyon-goer Stacey: W45 hurdle, long jump records

Stacey Noble, a W45 multi-eventer headed for Lyon worlds, has a few modest goals: Do well in the heptathlon, 80-meter hurdles and long jump. And if she’s lucky, set a few records. She tells her local paper south of Sacramento “she’d also like to set the women’s age 45-49 national and world records in the […]

July 31, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Finally! USATF Masters has Twitter, Facebook, Instagram feeds

It took years for USATF Masters T&F to launch its own website. It took only months to establish a social media presence — after my rant of November 2014. Thanks to the efforts of several ladies, we now have an official USATFMastersTrack account on Facebook. Our Twitter handle is @USAmasterstrack. On Instagram, we are also […]

July 30, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Lyon note on guests, uniforms from Team USA manager Mary

Mary Rosado is nonstadia team manager for Team USA (helping Phil Greenwald) at Lyon worlds, and she has some notes for folks: “The need for all non-athlete guests to buy a non-athlete credential at the Technical Information Center (TIC). Unlike past years when anyone could attend any of the venues without a credential, this meet […]

July 30, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

VICTORY! USATF will pay the way of Anselm, Renee to Beijing

Anselm LeBourne and Renee Shepherd can relax now. They won’t have to pay their own way to compete in masters exhibition races at IAAF Beijing worlds. Today (Wednesday) I got confirmation from both that USATF will take care of travel expenses. “I sent my passport info to USATF yesterday and they booked the flight to […]

July 29, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments

Dates and place of 2016 Michigan masters nationals confirmed

It’s not too early to talk 2016 masters nationals. (In fact, I’m urging my 87-year-old dad to put the shot at Grand Rapids, since he lives west of Detroit.) But some folks are asking about the relatively early dates: July 14-17, 2016. So I wrote the head guy. “My name is Lou Andreadis, and I […]

July 28, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  16 Comments

American record in W55 4×4 fills USATF gap, but others remain

At Jax nationals, the top three finishers in the W55 400-meter run were Daphne Sluys (68.15), Vicki Fox (70.36) and Susan Loyd (72.88). Someone noticed that USATF has no listed record for the W55 4-by-400. So the trio joined with veteran relayist Cheryl Bellaire and clocked a 5:03.58 (average time 75.9 in the muggy weather […]

July 27, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Anthony Bailey breaks historic M55 triple jump record at Jax

In January 1975, a gentleman from Van Nuys traveled a couple hours east to a Southern California resort and triple-jumped 41 feet, 5 inches (12.62 meters). Unless you knew his age, you wouldn’t think much. But at age 57, he was hailed as a masters Bob Beamon. David Pain’s USMITT newsletter reported: “One of the […]

July 26, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Hurdlers notch shuttle record amid crazy winds at Jax nationals

With tailwinds topping 10 mph, sprinters at Jax nationals had a field day Saturday. Records were negated, including a stunning 14.12 by M80 Bobby Whilden Jr. (with the listed WR being Payton Jordan’s 14.35). Bobby won by an incredible 2.5 seconds! But contrary to USATF’s Day 3 news release, W75 Kathy Bergen didn’t set a […]

July 26, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  15 Comments

Brown, Pye hurdle ‘records’ highlight Day 2 of hot Jax nationals

Sigh. I can report two hurdle records from Jax nationals Friday. But they’re not hurdle bests. M70 Ty Brown lowered his own pending world record in the 80-meter hurdles to 12.61 (from 12.69 a month ago), but James Stookey has an unrecognized 12.18 from 2000. And M45 Derek Pye ran the 110s in a sensational […]

July 25, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Please sign petition on behalf of Renee and Anselm for Beijing

The British are paying for three masters athletes to compete at the IAAF Beijing exhibitions next month — joining several other countries but not the richest in the world. Bridget Cushen, BMAF secretary, writes: “I am very pleased to inform you that UK Athletics are funding the travel cost to the IAAF World Track & […]

July 24, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments