W65 pair seeking $1,000 WR pay days at Sierra Gold Masters meet

Taking a page from kiddie track, the Sierra Gold Masters Track and Field Festival on May 20 is offering prize money for records — $1,000 for WRs and $500 for ARs (with a maximum of $1,000). At least two entrants have a good shot — W65s Kathy Martin in the mile and Myrle Mensey in one or more of her events — shot, hammer, weight, super weight, discus and javelin. She’s flying out from St. Louis, while Kathy is journeying from Northport, New York. (The listed mile WR is 5:54.59 by Britain’s Angela Copson.) Also traveling far is meet announcer Peter Taylor of Virginia. The event is at Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, California. Meet maven Clyde Lehman writes: “Additionally, we are giving gold-plated silver dollars, Timex watches and subscriptions to National Masters News to the top 3 [age-graded performers] in every 5-year age group from 30 to 99. Our goal is to offer a world-class meet for masters athletes. This is our second year and we hope to make it even better than the first year.” Meet entrants are trickling in. See the Status of Entries page.

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April 14, 2017

7 Responses

  1. tb - April 15, 2017

    Different than any other meet I’ve watched. This meet was fun and I’m looking forward to this one.

  2. Ken Stone - April 15, 2017

    Nice story on Clyde and his Sierra Gold team:

  3. Matt B. - April 16, 2017

    Magill should go for the 5000 WR here- sub 15:29

  4. Ken Stone - April 17, 2017

    Pete is recovering from injury.

    His FB post of last week:

    So two days ago, on an easy morning run, without any warning, with no misstep, without the slighest inkling there was anything wrong, pain suddenly shot through my left Achilles tendon. And I couldn’t run another step. Still can’t run. And I suspect I’m done for the spring. No feeling sorry for myself. This is what happens at age 55 when you straddle the line between training hard enough to set records but restrained enough to avoid injury. You know that one day, out of the blue, you’ll step over the line and something will break. Just reminds me how lucky I was to have such a great run these past 6 months. So now it’s time to rehab, heal … and look forward to a month or two down the line, when I’ll start training again and do it all over again. 😉 (Screenshot from “The Interactive Runner” on my petemagill.com site, where you can diagnose your own injuries.)

  5. tb - May 21, 2017

    Coach Clyde’s idea worked. People came and set records. It was amazing.

  6. Ken Stone - May 21, 2017

    Kathy Martin fell 1 second short of W65 WR in mile with her 5:55.99, but she beat the listed AR of 6:16.28 by Marie Michelsohn.

    Meet results are here:

  7. Matt B. - May 22, 2017

    Talking about WR’s
    1:50.52 Whiteman

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