Throws Awards

Masters Track & Field recognizes excellence in athletic performance and administrative contributions in the Throws community via several award and recognition programs. Throws awards: Lad Pataki Award – presented annually in honor of Ladislav Pataki. Ken Weinbel Award – awarded annually in honor of Ken Weinbel. Tom Gage Award – presented annually in honor…

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2018 David Pain co- winners are Christel and Jerry Donley!

Both Jerry and Christel have been World champions, American champions, and World and American record holders. It is our great pleasure to award them co-recipients of the David Pain Distinguished Service Award! Jerry Donley has been involved in Masters Track & Field since the mid-1970’s and during this period he…

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2018 Event Group and Overall Athletes of the Year!

The Masters Track & Field Awards sub-committee has announced their annual Event Group and Overall Athletes of the Year (AOY) awards. These awards are presented to outstanding masters track & field athletes each year at the annual Athletes Dinner held during the following USATF Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The 2019 Outdoor Nationals…

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2018 Age Group Athletes of the Year Awards!

The Masters Track & Field Awards sub-committee has announced their annual athletes of the year (AOY) awards for age groups. These awards are presented to outstanding masters track & field athletes each year at the annual Athletes Dinner held during the following USATF Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The 2019 Outdoor Nationals will be…

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USATF Master Athlete of the Year Award

Each year, we recognize athletes that have achieved exemplary results on the track and in the field. In 2018 the USATF Masters Awards Sub-Committee have made changes to the awards program to align with the current WMA awards format. Nominate now – Deadline is October 8th  After the October 5th…

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HOF Nominations

Hall of Fame nominations can be made by anyone between January 10th and October 1st for Athletes and Administrators who has competed or been involved with MTF for at least 10 years.. Athletes must have achieved at least two (2) of the following: Earned World or American Records (even if the record has…

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Recipients of the Vanessa Hilliard Award

    2019 Carol Finsrud2018 Carol Finsrud2017 Gloria Krug The Vanessa Hilliard Award is presented annually in honor of Vanessa Hilliard (1941-2011). Vanessa was a pioneer among female masters throwers. She held numerous American and World masters age group records in the hammer, weight and super weight throws and was…

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Recipients of the Lad Pataki Award

2019 Bob Humphreys2018 Tom Fahey2017 Wendell Palmer2016 Carl Wallin2015 Ed Burke2014 Mary Hartzler2013 Vanessa Hilliard2012 Dick Hotchkiss2011 Len Olson2010 Tom Gage2009 Betty Jarvis2008 Neni Lewis2007 Carol Finsrud The Lad Pataki Award is presented annually in honor of Ladislav Pataki (1946-2007). Lad was an outstanding masters thrower with numerous world and…

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Recipients of the Tom Gage Award

2019 George Mathews2018 Jim Patterson2017 Doug Torbert2016 Ralph Fruguglietti2015 John Goldhammer2014 John Goldhammer2013 Myrle Mensey2012 Ed Burke2011 Ruth Welding The Tom Gage Award is presented annually in honor of Tom Gage (1943-2010). Tom was an Olympian in the hammer throw who never stopped competing. He held numerous American and World…

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