Google Docs show status of American record applications in 2015

Renee Shepherd (right) lacked a zero test for a WR 60.

It’s only April, and guess how many marks have been submitted for American record review? Two dozen? Forty? Sixty? All wrong. Try 72 as of Friday. Jeff Brower as USATF Masters T&F Records Committee chair is keeping his Google Docs busy. He’s created two lists of submitted marks for 2015 — one is for everything at Winston-Salem indoor nationals. (See it here.) And the other is for everything else. (See it here.) Reason for two lists? Jeff explains: “Any USATF athlete may submit a record application subsequent to a record setting performance. For American Records, forms do NOT need to be submitted for the following competitions: USATF National Masters OR Open Track and Field Championships, NCCWMA Masters Championships, WMA World Masters Championships.” Additional pre-2015 marks are being listed here — 13 so far. Jeff also updated his records page portal. But runners, make sure your meet starter has done a Zero Control Test with the pistol. Renee Shepherd’s potential W50 world record for 60 (8.02 seconds) was rejected for lack of the ZCT.

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April 11, 2015

5 Responses

  1. Bill, Kaspari - April 12, 2015

    Ken – do you know why the M75 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relays from Winston-Salem Indoor Nationals are not on the list of those submitted for review as American records?

  2. Renee Shepherd - April 12, 2015

    Let’s just hope the third time was a charm. I ran under the W50 60m listed World Record for the third time at the NY Open and Masters Championships. This meet actually conducted a zero control test and was kind enough to print a copy for me.

  3. Jeff Davison - April 12, 2015

    Just Google USATF Masters American Records

    It appears that the 4 x 200 is not listed on Masters Outdoor and not listed on the Masters Indoor American record lists.

  4. Jeff Davison - April 12, 2015

    4 x 200 is not listed at

    But listed under some of the age specifoc groups. Possibly the page linked above needs to add another linked page for 4 x 200.

  5. Mike - April 13, 2015

    The 4×200 Indoors is an “exhibition” race and not recognized as record eligible. The WMA appears to recognize it indoors but not outdoors.

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