Welcome to the NCCWMA Championships in Toronto

Events are underway at Toronto Track and Field Center

532 USATF Masters are competing in Toronto, Canada July 18th to the 21st at the 2019 NCCWMA Regional Championships.

1104 athletes are present from 34 countries, one has come all the way from New Zealand to participate in this regional championships.  The US participants include 17 USATF Hall of Fame members,  multiple world record holders, and 86 2018 US outdoor national champions. This event is also a forerunner of the 2020 WMA world championships also being held in Toronto next summer details here: http://wmatoronto2020.com/

Neringa Jaksteine
In the W55 Pentathlon this morning, Neringa Jakstiene, 55, tied her own American Record in the W55 High Jump with a leap of 1.48m. photo by Rob D’Avellar

Day one started off with Myrle Mensey, 70, throwing the hammer 38.63m for a new women’s 70-74 world record. Neringa Jaksteine, 55, today broke her own pending World Record in the W55 Pentathlon which she set last week in Ames at the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships. The currently listed WR is 4511 set by Phil Raschker in Orono in 2002. In Ames, Neringa scored 4594 points. Today, in Toronto, she scored 4735.

Tomorrow, the 2000m and 3000m steeplechase is in the morning, followed by the 800m finals, 100m prelims, short hurdles and the finals of the 400M in the afternoon. Come out to the Toronto Track and Field Center and catch the action or check the live results at the link below.

Follow all the results live here: https://tinyurl.com/y6kjtfbl

Find the schedule, location and more here: https://nccwma2019.com/

Photos by Rob D’Avellar and Dave Albo

Joe Myers M65 Shotput gold
Joe Myers won the M65 shot put with a 13.33m Photo by Dave Albo
Myrle Mensey
The first World Record of the 2019 NCCWMA Championships was set by throws superstar Myrle Mensey, 70. The previous record was 37.49; Myrle exceeded that distance a number of times with 38.63 her best result. Photo by Rob D’Avellar