USA Masters Track and Field

AWARDS

Masters Track & Field recognizes excellence in athletic performance and administrative contributions via several award and recognition programs.

2016 Athletes of the Year!

Overall Female Athlete of the Year 2016
Irene Obera

Overall Male Athlete of the Year 2016
Bill Collins

2016 David Pain Distinguished Service Award
Jeff Davison

2016 Age-Group Nominees per Mary Trotto

Previous Winners and Nominees - Various Photographs

MASTERS TRACK & FIELD ANNUAL AWARDS
Under the direction of the Masters Track & Field Awards Committee, annual awards are presented to outstanding masters track & field athletes each year at the Athletes Dinner during the USATF Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Awards are given in several divisions. An award is also presented for distinguished service to Masters Track and Field.  For more information, see AWARDS COMMITTEE.

MASTERS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Each year one masters athlete (either from Track & Field, Long Distance Running, or Racewalking) receives a Masters Athlete of the Year Award. (Example at right)   A track and field athlete is nominated by the MTF Awards Committee, but the final decision is made by a USATF selection committee.

ALL-AMERICAN AWARDS
All-American Awards are offered to masters athletes whose performances exceed established standards for their events and age groups.  For more information, see ALL-AMERICANS.

MASTERS HALL OF FAME

Each year, since 1996, about a dozen athletes have been inducted into the USATF Masters Hall of Fame. (Award at left.) The Hall of Fame includes track and field athletes, racewalk athletes, long distance running athletes and also administrators.  To qualify for the Hall of Fame, athletes must have competed for at least 10 years.  They may be "active" (still competing) or "old timers" (retired for at least five years or deceased).  Nominations are considered by the Awards Committee. Inductees are determined by a larger group of athletes and administrators coordinated by the Awards Committee.  To view the list of athletes in the Masters HOF, see HALL OF FAME. To recommend an athlete for nomination, contact Mary Trotto.


RANKING CERTIFICATES
Athletes who ranked number one for their event(s) and age group are eligible for USATF ranking certificates (See right example). To obtain a certificate, check the rankings for a past calendar year (see RANKINGS) and send an email requesting a certificate to Mary Trotto. The certificates will be emailed for free or postal mailed for a small charge.

BASIC FACTS ABOUT MASTERS TRACK & FIELD NAVIGATION TIPS