Archive for September, 2017

Sprinters, throwers shine at the 30th San Diego Senior Games

The San Diego Senior Games celebrated its 30th anniversary track meet Sunday at San Diego Mesa College, and Jim Waters graciously shared results, below. (I missed taking pictures, having gone to bed at 2 a.m. helping photojournalist wife prepare photo gallery of the local ritzy music festival.) Was impressed by the sub-30 200 by former […]

September 17, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

M45 starter gets credit for first sub-10 100-meter Japanese dash

On Sept. 9, Yoshihide Kiryu became the first Japanese sprinter to go sub-10 in the 100-meter dash. He’s 21, but that’s not the story. Yoshi’s 9.98 had an aiding wind of 1.8 mps — just under the legal limit of 2.0. And for that the starter is credited — an M45 masters athlete. The local […]

September 16, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments moves to WordPress platform: Now easy peasie

Nearly 10 years after launch, our online museum has moved to a WordPress platform. Underwritten by the USATF Masters T&F Committee, boasts results, publications, photos and other material from our half-century-old sport. The new design is appreciably the same as the old one, but its ease of management is exponentially better. That means more […]

September 15, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

M50 Tom LeGan clocks mighty 4:32.80 mile at NorCal all-comers

The latest all-comers meet at Terra Linda High School in the Northern California town of San Rafael Track was special. On Tuesday, it was the scene of a great M50 mile. The listed WR is the fabled 4:25.04 by Nolan Shaheed in 2001. Franklin “Frank” Ruona picks up the story: “A few days prior to […]

September 14, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Decathlete Tom Thorne dies at 74; Kansas, Missouri coach, pastor

Masters decathletes and others are mourning the passing of the Rev. Thomas “Tom” Thorne, 74, who died Sept. 9 in Joplin, Missouri, the city of his birth. According to, he last competed in 2011. Obituaries say he died at Freeman West Hospital following a short illness. “He spent his life serving others through the […]

September 13, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

3 claim 9 American records in Oregon TC masters 3K and 25K meet

Oregon Track Club Masters folks report some nifty marks at rarely run track distances. We learn: “Nine age-group American records were set at the USATF Oregon Track 3,000m and 25,000m championships. This event was held in smokey conditions Sunday morning at the McKenzie Community Track and Field facility in Blue River. The Oregon Track Club […]

September 12, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Brits beat Yanks by ONE point in UK masters decathlon challenge

Two weekends ago, three Americans took part in the British Masters Athletics Federation decathlon championships where their scores were put up against three Brits. The result was amazing, according to M60 Noel Ruebel, meet director of 2014 Winston-Salem nationals. On Facebook, Noel wrote: “Returned from Northern England this past Monday where I competed in the […]

September 11, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

W100 sprinter Man Kaur in running for a Laureus world award

India’s Man Kaur isn’t the only 101-year-old lady sprinter (see Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins). But Man got the attention of the Laureus World Sports Awards. Her star turn at the Auckland World Masters Games made her a finalist for the Laureus World Best Sporting Moment of the Year. An Indian paper got her reaction: “I feel […]

September 9, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Pray for Florida, including USATF association and masters there

Hurricane Irma will leave tracks waterlogged throughout Florida, if forecasts are accurate. But that’s the least of our concerns as the monster storm bears down on the Sunshine State. Masters nationals were held in Jacksonville two years ago, and many of our stars reside in the state. I hope everyone has moved to safety and […]

September 8, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  7 Comments

W75 Joanne Marriott raises own AR record in 4-kilo weight throw

Sue Norton of the Colorado Masters Track & Field Club again graciously shares results here of Sunday’s Rocky Mountain Masters Games in Pueblo, Colorado, which also served as the USATF Mid-America Region Masters Championships and Colorado Association Masters & Open Championships. Sue writes: “Jim Weed, our meet director, really scrambled to overcome the challenges of […]

September 7, 2017   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments