Archive for June, 2016

Fortysomethings Bernard Lagat, Amy Acuff compete Friday at Trials

Distance ace Bernard Lagat, 41, and high jumper Amy Acuff, two weeks shy of 41, are among quite a few masters-age athletes competing for spots on the Rio Olympic team. Kip (in the 10,000) and Amy go Friday as the Trials start in Eugene. Also in the high jump is W30 Chaunte Lowe, who may […]

June 30, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Super fields set for Olympic Trials masters 1500s; records possible

Bob Weiner, USATF Masters Media chair, has shared profiles of entrants in Sunday’s masters exhibitions at the Olympic Trials in Eugene. Event coordinator Mark Cleary says: “In the 16 years of the Masters Invitational Program, this looks to be the highest quality field yet.” Men and women will run 1500 meters, and records are possible, especially […]

June 30, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

AR setter Joy Upshaw making up for lost time after injury year

Lucky for Joy Upshaw that last Saturday’s Sierra Gold meet in NorCal was a first-rate operation, ready for her record-setting. In reply to a quickie Q&A, Joy began by saluting meet organizers: “First and foremost – a big thank you goes out to The Sierra Gold T&F Festival meet director Clyde Lehman, Anne King and […]

June 29, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Jess Brewer posts new Age-Graded Tables lookup form for all ages

Jess Brewer of Canada and Howard Grubb of Britain have put their brilliant minds together on a long-overdue project: Posting an Age-Graded Tables online lookup tool that works for single ages and not just five-year age groups. The form is plain, but the results are fancy. See it here. The form relies on the current […]

June 28, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  14 Comments

Shooter Dave Albo set for Trials; Sonja Friend-Uhl scratches from 15

What a June for Dave Albo, our masters photog friend in Colorado. He turned 60 last week and Sunday was profiled by Mike Sandrock in the Daily Camera, where he was called a “fit-looking Fabio-looking guy.” But more thrills lay ahead. He’s shooting the Olympic Trials starting this weekend in Eugene, including the masters 1500s. […]

June 27, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

Joy Upshaw downs two Phil Raschker W55 American records

Two months after zapping Phil Raschker’s W55 American record in the 100, Joy Upshaw did a number on Phil’s ARs in the 200 and 80 hurdles. At the new Sierra Gold Masters Track and Field Festival in Grass Valley (Northern California), Joy clocked 27.54 Saturday to lower the listed record of 27.78 by Fab Phil […]

June 26, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

Picturing Chuck McMahon: Rich in tradition, photogenic faces

Results should be available soon for Saturday’s Chuck McMahon Masters Meet at Cal State San Marcos. Meanwhile, see my gallery of the San Diego TC-sponsored event that also serves as the San Diego USATF association masters championships. I enjoyed meeting some up-and-comers, including W30 Jasmine Artis, making a comeback in jumps and sprints after competing […]

June 25, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments

Brad Barton having a son-of-a-gun great season, with Trials to come

Our honey-making friend Brad Barton is having one sweet season as a new M50. His American record 4:05.4 for 1500 on June 18 was matched by his son Garrett running a leg on Ogden High School’s national record 4×1 mile relay team (a 4:16 leg), breaking a 40-year-old record. But the best may be yet […]

June 24, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

Germany’s Lothar Fischer ties M80 world record in triple jump

Alfred Hermes reports on a masters meet Sunday in Ingelheim, Germany, which included an M80 world record 8.95 meters (29-4 1/2) in the triple jump by Lothar Fischer. That equals the listed age-group WR by Japan’s Mazumi Morita at 1993 worlds in Miyazaki. See results here. Germany’s track site notes that Lothar also set an […]

June 23, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Free flight to Perth worlds being offered (after signup)

Perhaps taking a cue from the 2017 Auckland World Masters Games, Perth is offering one lucky athlete a free flight to WMA worlds. But you have to enter first. So says WMA. “All you have to do is register for one or more events at the Perth 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships prior to 11.59pm […]

June 22, 2016   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment