Archive for March, 2018

M100, W100 records should fall at Landover indoor nationals

MTF Communications’ latest preview of masters nationals notes: “Julia Hawkins, a 102-year-old champ hailing from Baton Rouge, will be the oldest competitor in history at any USATF national championship she will run the 60m. Retired pilot from Hubbard, Texas, Orville Rogers, 100, will be the oldest man to compete at the meet this year and […]

March 7, 2018   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

My apologies to Anselm for overlooking his M55 indoor mile WRs

This is my semiannual apology for not going the extra mile. Although I always cite “listed record” in my WR reports, I should have checked an authoritative site on who really owns the M55 indoor mile best. My old friend Alan Sigmon reminds me that Guy Bracken isn’t the fastest M55 indoor miler, and Chris […]

March 6, 2018   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Yanks Bob Lida, Kathy Martin named WMA Athletes of the Year

M80 sprinter Bob Lida and W65 middle-distance star Kathy Martin on Monday were revealed as WMA Best Masters of 2017 — the first time two Americans have been honored as world athletes of the year at the same time. It’s the first time since 2010 (when Aussies Peter Crombie and Marie Kay were the winners) […]

March 5, 2018   Posted in: Uncategorized  8 Comments

Germany’s Eva Trost zaps Alisa Harvey WR in W50 indoor 800

Eurovets report that Germany’s Eva Trost set a W50 world indoor record Feb. 10 in the 800 at Munich, clocking 2:16.73. But that’s not the most amazing thing. Eva ran in the same race as her daughter, Katharina, who timed 2:04.61. Eva’s time beats the listed WR of Alisa Harvey, who did 2:18.14 in 2016. […]

March 4, 2018   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Mt. SAC stadium lawsuits could spike 2020 Olympic Trials there

Southern California trackos, including moi, rejoiced last June when USATF chose Mt. SAC to host the 2020 Olympic Trials. But I’m not persuaded by USATF and college officials that Hilmer Lodge Stadium construction (after demolition) will be done in time. That’s thanks to reporting done by some geezer-codger with who thinks he can ask […]

March 3, 2018   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment