Archive for February, 2018

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