John Seto among 5 inducted into 2017 Masters Track Hall of Fame

John Seto is also adept at databases.

Six age-group greats, and a great administrator, are newly minted Hall of Famers. Committee chair Mary Trotto released the list Sunday night after taking part in the USATF annual meeting in Ohio. She writes: “The following athletes and an administrator have been approved, at the annual convention by the Masters Track and Field committee members, for induction into the MTF Hall of Fame class of 2017. The athletes are Gloria Krug, Dr. William Clark, Harry Nolan, Gary Patton and Thad Wilson Sr. The administrator for service to MTF is John Seto.” John, of course, is the force behind the monumental Names of masters track age-group honorees also were disclosed at a weekend ceremony. And the masters Race Walkers of the Year are the husband and wife team of Dave Talcott and Erin Taylor-Talcott. Meanwhile, we’re still waiting on word of which city was awarded 2020 outdoor masters nationals.

Joining Bob Lida and Kathy Martin as USATF Masters Track & Field Athletes of the Year are these age-group standouts by division:

USATF Masters Track & Field Age Group Athletes of the Year

Sean Burnett
Walter Dix

Eric Cole
Latricia Dendy
Antoine Dussett
Sonja Friend-Uhl
Derek Pye
Jefferson Souza
Allen Woodard

Khalid Mulazin
Lorraine Jasper
Joy Upshaw
Antonio Palacios
Oneithea Lewis

Charles Alie
William Collins
Carol Finsrud
Rita Hanscom
Myrle Mensey
Noel Ruebel
Doug Torbet
Thaddeus Wilson

Kathy Bergen
Joanne Marriott
Larry Hart
Gary Patton

William Bell
Robert Culling
Jeanne Daprano
Gloria Krug
Ian Reed

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December 3, 2017

13 Responses

  1. Roger Vergin - December 4, 2017

    A hearty congratulations to John Seto for his selection for the Masters Track and Field Hall of Fame.

    A heartfelt thanks for all the wonderful work you do with Masters Rankings that provides information of enormous value to all serious masters track and field athletes.

  2. Charles Roll - December 4, 2017

    Congrats to all.

  3. Gary Dixon - December 4, 2017

    Congratulations John!

  4. Ken Stone - December 4, 2017

    I’m hearing that “no decision” was made on 2020 outdoor masters nationals site. Stay tuned.

  5. Jeff Davison - December 4, 2017

    Congrads to all the winners

  6. Curtis Morgan - December 4, 2017

    I only check mastersrankings now and then…no more than two, ok, maybe three times a day! Well done, John…VERY well done!

  7. Steve Wennerstrom - December 4, 2017

    So well deserved, bravo John!

  8. Rob Jerome - December 4, 2017

    Congratulations, John! Well-deserved!

  9. Burr Daly - December 4, 2017

    Congratulations to all especially to Gloria Krug who made it at age 86. She has been a great jumper and thrower for a long time. About 15 years ago at an indoor meet, she told me I should be a triple jumper. It took me about six or eight years but she was right. She is a great example of a Masters Athlete.

  10. David E. Ortman (M64) Seattle, WA - December 4, 2017

    One cannot thank John too much for his Herculean work in running a masterful master track and field website for the entire third rock from the sun!

    Many masters track and fieldsters can not afford to attend National or World meets on a regular basis, but having a top ten year-end world age-group ranking generates immense satisfaction.

    Keep up the good work. Please!!

  11. Randy Harris - December 5, 2017

    Congratulations John, you have earned it!

  12. Tim Muller - December 6, 2017

    An honor well deserved! Great job, John
    Throw Far!!

  13. Louise Guardino - December 6, 2017

    well earned by all on the list! Happy for John Seto, who puts his all into Masters Ranking — and he throws, too!

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