The 2019 USA Track & Field Masters Outdoor Championships
July 11-14, 2019 at Cyclone Sports Complex, Iowa State University
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2019
NEARLY 900 AT USA MASTERS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS IN AMES TO INCLUDE WORLD AND COUNTRY’S BEST AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY July 11-14
Public and Media Welcome to Cheer Athletes 30-100+ As They Display Lifetime Fitness and Health at ISU Cyclone Sports Complex, 1022 Welch Ave. Ames, IA 5001.
(Ames, IA) – Friday-Saturday-Sunday, July 11-14, 2019. The USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set for Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa Thursday through Sunday, July 11-14. Many of the world’s best athletes are among the almost 900 who will be competing in Ames. Participants include Olympians, world record holders, national champions – and perhaps your neighbor. There will be 33 Masters Athletes from Iowa, 14 from the Ames-Des Moines area.
Iowa Masters include Kay Glynn, 66, from Hastings, IA, and Gary Patton, 73, of Rocky Rapids, IA. Glynn is a returning national champion and American record holder in the pole vault and Patton is a 2017 USATF Masters Hall of Fame inductee and current world record holder in the M70 mile in 5.29.8. All 37 Iowans entered including sixteen noted from the Ames-Des Moines area may be found at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y5bf9566
Among the stars at the meet are 116 returning (reigning) outdoor USATF National champions. 92 participants in the recent Indoor World Masters Indoor Championships in Torun, Poland, where Team USATF Masters won 62 gold medals, finishing 2nd on the medal table.
Three World Masters Athletes of the Year will compete, Charles Allie, M71, Pittsburgh PA, (2018), Bob Lida, M82, Wichita, KS (2017), and Rita Hanscom, W65, San Diego, CA, (2009). In addition other world-leading athletes participating include: Derek Pye, M51, Lakewood CA; Neringa Jakstiene, W55, Memphis, TN; Carol Finsrud, W62, Lockhart, TX; former Olympian and world record holder in the triple jump Willie Banks, M63, San Diego, CA; Ralph Fruguglietti, M64, Bakersfield, CA; Quenton (Doug) Torbert, M67, Redlands, CA; Damien Leake, M68, Van Nuys, CA;Myrle Mensey, W70, St. Louis, MO; Kathy Bergen, W79, La Canada, CA; and Flo Meiler, W85, Shelburne, VT.
***Athlete drug testing will be conducted at the Championships
Link to Event Schedule: https://usatf.org/usatf/files/c9/c94eeed1-042e-4ebf-82a7-b6137042e8aa.pdf
Media: Media credential application: https://tinyurl.com/y6f7a5we
NCCWMA: NCCWMA World Masters Regional Championship (WMA) – Over 500 USATF Masters Athletes are going on to compete in the North, Central America and Caribbean Regional Outdoor Championships in Toronto, Canada, July 18-21, 2019. Cheer on #TeamUSATF and follow the results on our social media accounts:
About USATF Masters:
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the national governing body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF Masters encompasses its over-30 division whose competitors exemplify lifelong fitness and competition. Visit the USATF website for more information at www.usaft.org
(Source: USATF Masters Communications Committee)
S. L. Triolo, MTF Communications firstname.lastname@example.org 240-238-8226;
Robert Weiner, MTF Championships Media Director email@example.com