Archive for February, 2018

Indoor-Outdoor meet in Santa Ana returns Sunday with 30m dash

West Coast athletes interested in a tuneup for Landover indoor nationals are invited again to my friend Andy Hecker’s annual “Southern California Indoor Meet … Outdoors.” Andy writes: “I encourage same-day registration as I have for the last 30+ years … and keep demonstrating it can be done….Despite the $5 penalty for EARLY registration, I […]

February 16, 2018   Posted in: Uncategorized  4 Comments

Carol Lafayette-Boyd takes down Kathy Bergen’s W75 WR for 60

Carol Lafayette-Boyd has to be fast to set W75 indoor world records in the long jump and triple jump, as she did last month. Now we know how fast. At the Regina Indoor Games last weekend in Regina, Saskatchewan, Carol clipped SoCal Kathy Bergen’s listed world record for 60 meters — clocking 9.40 seconds. Kathy […]

February 13, 2018   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Does USATF New York really want to discourage masters records?

Heat sheets are posted for this Sunday’s USATF New York and New Jersey Championships — an indoor dual meet at the Ocean Breeze track in Staten Island. But according to one athlete not on the list, a potential record-setting masters relay is being rebuffed. Stephen Gould, an M60 sprinter, says meet organizers are barring athletes […]

February 9, 2018   Posted in: Uncategorized  16 Comments

Regional reporting delays WMA Athletes of the Year announcement

So who are the 2017 World Masters Athletes of the Year? A Feb. 5 announcement was promised, but WMA has been having trouble herding cats. WMA President Stan Perkins writes: “There have been delays in getting the nominations from regions – for a variety of reasons – and this has resulted in some nominations requiring […]

February 7, 2018   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Gary Snyder skipping Landover nats to campaign at Eurovets meet

Will the third time be a charm? After Al Sheahen and Rex Harvey lost races for WAVA/WMA president, Gary Snyder may finally clinch the top job for ‘Merica. The former national masters chair has a lot going for him — street cred in Europe for launching drug-testing at major U.S. masters meets and creativity in […]

February 5, 2018   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Sonja Friend-Uhl named USATF Athlete of the Week for sub-5 mile

Sonja Friend-Uhl picked a good time to set a W45 American record in the indoor mile — a week that saw elite kiddies saving themselves for Millrose or indoor nationals. Thus her 4:59.99 easily stood out to Indy HQ as Friday she was named USATF Athlete of the Week. USATF noted that Sonja, of Boca […]

February 4, 2018   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Amber’s 77-foot weight throw is a tad better than Julie’s 50-10 AR

USATF statistician Glen McMicken sent me a note in the wake of my nominating Julie Williams-Tinkham for USATF Athlete of the Week (along with others). Julie beat the listed American indoor record in the 20-pound weight throw with her 15.51 (50-10 3/4). But Glen noted that Amber Campbell was 35 last year when she threw […]

February 1, 2018   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment