World, U.S., & Local Stars Set For Winston-Salem USA Masters Track Indoor Championships March 20-22 At JDL Fast Track

City Becomes First Ever To Host Back-to-Back Outdoor And Indoor National Championships

11 Mar, 2015, 17:18 ET from Robert Weiner Associates and USATF Masters Media Committee

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World, U.S., and local masters track and field stars are coming to Winston-Salem for the USA Track & Field Indoor National Masters Championships March 20-22 at the JDL Fast Track, 2505 Empire Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27103.  Finals run all day, from 8AM-4:30PM Friday, 8AM-5PM Saturday, and 7AM-3:15PM Sunday. Spectators are free and welcome. 

More than forty reigning world champions, and world, U.S., and local record holders, are among the 900 entrants competing for USA championships and medals in five-year age groups from 30 to 97 years old, one of the largest fields ever assembled. Events include the full range of races, jumps, and throws. 

Winston-Salem, following last summer's successful outdoor meet, becomes the first city ever to host back-to back outdoor and indoor national championships.  It won the bid in a vote at the USA Track & Field national convention because of its outstanding facilities and organization, according to meet officials.

Masters track and field emphasizes lifetime fitness and health through training and competition.  The Winston-Salem meet includes world and national class competitors but is open to all (the entry deadline is now closed so that heats can be set up). 

Masters have life stories beyond the track, and competitors include a world class jazz trumpeter, TV stars, movie actors, and a top auto racer. Nolan Shaheed, M65, from Pasadena, CA, played lead trumpet for Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Count Basie, and recently performed on the Voice, the Emmys, and American Idol – and is a world champion middle distance runner.  Damien Leake, M60 sprinter, is known for his performances in "Serpico" and "Apocalypse Now." Bruce McBarnette, world champion high jump, M55, includes "West Wing," "Homicide," and "Pelican Brief" among his credits. Charles Allie, M65, is a top Corvette stock car racer and world champion sprinter, named the world's top masters track athlete in 2013 for winning the 100, 200, and 400 at the 2013 world masters championships.

Among women on the track, Jeanne Daprano, Fayetteville GA, now 78, was the first woman 70+, and also the first woman 75+, to break 7 minutes for the mile. Kathy Martin, F60, Northport, Long Island, is the first woman over 60 in history to break 6 minutes for the mile indoors, and holds many world distance age records. Irene Obera, 81, Fremont CA, and last year's Jesse Owens Masters Athlete of the Year, set four world records in sprints and hurdles last summer at outdoor nationals, and set six world records during the year. Flo Meiler, W80, recently set world marks in the pole vault and pentathlon.

In addition to many expected world and national individual records in a range of age groups, one of the highlights will be the relays where a team of four 90+ year-olds, from the Potomac Valley Track Club, could establish world records by being the first-ever 90's relay team in history in indoor track.  They could do so in three events, 4x200, 4x400, 4x800. The team will pick four specialists for each event from their five on the 90's team--Roy Englert, Charles Boyle, Dixon Hemphill, Orville Rogers (97, the team's oldest competitor), and Charles Ross. A team has set records outdoors last summer but never in indoor track history. It will be fun to watch.

For schedule, list of competitors, events, and other meet details:
http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2015/USATF-Masters-Indoors-Track---Field-Championships.aspx

Below are charts and lists with comments on projected top national competitors and local stars, provided by Meet Announcer Peter Taylor and Masters Awards Chair Mary Trotto:

Local Favorites Who Will Be Competing in Winston-Salem Indoor Nationals

You have to start "local notables" with David Shannon, Winston-Salem, NC:  David is a real estate developer, the owner of JDL Castle, the creator of the JDL fast track in 2012 that is hosting the meet – and is an enthusiastic regular runner.  Since it's the track that David built, he may have "home field advantage!"  He has entered all three sprints – the 60, 200, and 400 – but none the less faces an uphill battle in this extremely strong age group (55-59).  No matter how he does, he'll enjoy taking part and seeing the meet unfold as the product of his work!

Bill Gramley, Lewisville, NC.  Bill Gramley, a graduate of Davidson College and Moravian Theological Seminary, likes both the throws and race walking.  You will find him at Winston-Salem nationals competing in the shot put, weight throw, superweight, and 3000-meter race walk.  He's in in the 75-79 age group and should medal in all of the throws.  Last year at the national masters outdoors, which were held at Wake Forest University, Bill took four seconds – in the shot put, discus, hammer throw, and weight throw.

Noel Ruebel, Winston-Salem, NC.  Noel is the coach of track and field at Forsyth Country Day School in Lewisville, NC, and was formerly the head men's coach at Wake Forest University.  Noel has a long history in track and field and was the first high schooler in the U.S. to high jump 7 feet indoors.  At nationals, Noel is entered in the pentathlon and shot put only, as he is eschewing the high jump to rest his knee(s).

Robyn Holland, Winston-Salem, NC:  Robyn is an accomplished middle-distance runner who won both the mile and 3000 at Boston indoor nationals last year.  This year she is entered in the same two events and has a good chance to win the 3000 (the world indoor record holder in the W40 mile, Sonja Friend-Uhl, is a prohibitive favorite to win that event and is also in the 3000, as is hotshot Alexandra Bigelow of Durham, NC).

Brian Bramer, Winston-Salem, NC:  Brian has restricted himself to the mile in the championships; if things break right he could medal, although the field is very tough.  Brian is in the 40-44 age group.

Lemuel Clayton Jr., Kernersville, NC.  Lemuel will be competing in the 65-69 age group in two events, the weight throw and superweight.  He has a reasonable chance at a medal in both events.

Men in Winston-Salem 2015

1984 Olympian (for Jamaica) Karl Smith is competing, who lives in Alexandria, VA.  Karl ran the 400 hurdles and the 4 x 400 in the 1984 Olympics while wearing the Jamaica singlet.  He competed for the University of Texas.  As the world indoor record holder for M45 in the 60 hurdles with an 8.18, and as the world outdoor record holder for M45 in the 110 hurdles at 14.41 seconds, he must be considered to have a record shot any time he competes.  He's 55 now, and Courtland Gray's world indoor standard of 8.63 seconds for M55 may be vulnerable.

Other Potential Stars (By age group):
35-39
Antwon Dussett: Peoria, Illinois. Antwon ran a blazing 47.34 seconds in the 400 to win the M35 (35-39) gold at the 2011 outdoor worlds in Sacramento, California. Also in that meet, he went gold in the 200 with a college-like time of 21.57. Two years later, at age 38, he won the 400 in the worlds in Brazil with an absurdly fast time of 47.37, just 1.37 seconds slower than the provisional (B standard) qualifying time for the 2012 US Olympic Trials.
In addition, in 2011 in Albuquerque, Dussett set the still-standing American indoor record for the 200 dash in the M35 group: 21.67 seconds. Look for Antwon, now 39, to burn up the track in the 200 and 400 at nationals.

40-44
Jefferson Souza: Miami, Florida. An exceptionally versatile performer, Jefferson holds the American indoor records in the M35 group for both the pentathlon and the heptathlon. More important, Souza won the decathlon at the 2013 world masters championships in Brazil even though he was the oldest competitor in the M35 field. Look for him to challenge the M40 (40-44) American record in the pentathlon at nationals. Jefferson will also compete in the 60 hurdles, long jump, and shot put, and he has a chance to "go gold" in all three of these events. 

45-49
Nick Berra
: Enola, PA. This 46-year-old commercial air pilot out of the US Naval Academy has turned in some outstanding performances over the last few years in the middle distances.  His decision to travel to Budapest last year to compete in the World Indoor Masters proved a good one, as he survived both a preliminary and  a semifinal to go on to win the 800 final in 1:59.36.  Nick also won the 1500 in Budapest, requiring 4:07.75 to get the job done.  Running in the US last year, Nick established a world indoor mark in the 800 for M45 at 1:56.10, and he was a member of the "Fab Four" that threw down a 7:49.90 (1:57+ per man) in the 4 x 800 to set a world indoor record.  At Winston-Salem, Nick will be competing in the 800 and mile.  

Derek Pye:  Long Beach, California. At age 47, Derek is considered a top masters hurdler, and not surprisingly he owns the American indoor record for M40 in the 60 hurdles, a blazing 8.09 seconds. In addition, however, in 2014 Derek won the short sprints at both the indoor and outdoor nationals, running 7.22 in the 60 and 11.54 in the 100. Look for a titanic battle in Winston-Salem between Pye and Don Drummond in the 60 hurdles. Last year, at the outdoors, Drummond edged Pye in the 110 hurdles by scorching a 14.86 to Pye's brilliant 14.88.
In Winston-Salem, Derek will compete in the 60 dash, 60 hurdles, and long jump.

Ed Winslow, Jr: Montoursville, Pennsylvania. A many-time national champion, Ed, who is now 45, has been a key member of four world-record teams indoors, with all of the marks still standing: 1:31.05 for the 4 x 200 in the 40-44 group, 3:22.03 in the 35-39 4 x 400, 3:25.04 in the 4 x 400 for men 40-49, and a sensational 7:49.90 in the 4 x 800 for 40-49. Look for Ed to do very well in the 200, 400, and 800 in Winston-Salem.

55-59
Gary Hunter: Fort Wayne, Indiana: The holder of the world M50 outdoor record in the pole vault at a stupefying 4.75 meters (15 feet, 7 inches), Gary set an M55 American indoor mark in 2013 at 4.31 meters (14 feet, 1 ¾ inches). He also has the American outdoor record for M55 at 4.36 meters. Back in 2011, Gary took the gold at the outdoor worlds in Sacramento, and he is a member of the USATF Masters Hall of Fame. He will confine his athletic activities to the pole vault in Winston-Salem.

Bruce McBarnette: Ashburn, VA: One of the greatest masters high jumpers ever and a member of the USATF Masters Hall of Fame, Bruce, a TV actor whose credits include "West Wing," set a world indoor mark in 2013 in the 55-59 group at U.S. nationals. The height? 1.88 meters, or 6 feet, 2 inches. Outdoors, Bruce won gold at the 2013 world outdoors by leaping 1.77 meters and then came back in 2014 to win the world indoor high jump in Budapest. Bruce has the American outdoor records for 45-49 (2.00 meters, or 6 feet, 6 ¾ inches), 50-54 (1.94 meters, or 6 feet, 4 ¼ inches), and M55 (1.84 meters, or 6 feet, ½ inch). At track meets, TV enjoys his display of turning himself into a pretzel!

60-64
Oscar PeytonAccokeek, Maryland. The 6-4 Peyton won both the 100 and 200 at the world outdoor masters championships in 2011. In 2013 he established two marks for the M60 group, an amazing 7.52 seconds in the 60 indoors to set a world standard, and an American record outdoors of 24.32 seconds in the 200. Oscar, who is now 62, will compete in his signature events, the 60 and 200, at Winston-Salem.

Thaddeus Wilson: Oxnard, California. Thad is unusually quick over the hurdles, and his times reflect that ability.  In the 2011 world outdoors, this retired Navy corpsman put together a stunning triple-medal performance: first in the 100 hurdles (14.78), first in the 300 hurdles (45.42), and second in the 100 dash (12.59). Also in that year, Thad blazed a magnificent 14.37 in the 100 hurdles at nationals, a mark that remains the world record for M60. He is now 64 years old and will compete in the 60 dash, 60 hurdles, 200, and long jump in Winston-Salem. If you have the time, take a look at how he does it. After all, his time of 14.37 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles would be very satisfying to many 60+ sprinters in the 100-meter dash.

65-69
Charles Allie: Pittsburgh, PA: A top Corvette stock car racer, Charles won a very special honor in 2013, as World Masters Athletics named him the top masters track and field performer in the world. In 2013, Mr. Allie won the M65 200 dash at the outdoor worlds in a stunning 25.00 seconds, but earlier in the year he had set a world mark in the 200 of an unthinkable 24.65 seconds. Also at 2013 worlds, Charles won the 100 in a screaming 12.55 and the 400 in a brilliant 56.60.  Indoors in 2013, Charles set a world standard of 25.41 seconds in the 200, and outdoors he set a world mark of 56.09 in the 400.  A member of the USATF Masters Hall of Fame, Charles, who is 67, will compete in the 60, 200, and 400 in Winston-Salem.

Nolan Shaheed: Pasadena, California. A noted jazz trumpeter, Nolan is an extremely versatile track performer with numerous American or world records and a membership in the USATF Masters Hall of Fame. For example, the 65-year-old has the American indoor records in the 3000 for three consecutive age groups -- 50-54 (8:54.73), 55-59 (9:10.27), and 60-64 (9:48.84) -- but that in no way is his greatest achievement. Even more impressive is that he hold the official world indoor mile record for three consecutive age groups (50-54, 55-59, and 60-64), albeit the M55 mark was recently eclipsed. His M60 world indoor mark of 4:50.95 in the mile at age 60 on a flat track is one of his greatest performances.  Another of Nolan's most stunning track achievements would be his 2:08.56 in the 800 outdoors at age 61 (a world record). In Winston-Salem, Shaheed will run the 800, mile, and 3000.

70-74
Ty Brown: Washington, DC:  In 2013, at the age of 68, Ty roared through the 100-meter hurdles outdoors in 15.20 seconds to set a world mark that still stands. Indoors, he remains the world record holder in the 60 hurdles for this age group (9.17 seconds). Now that he is 70, the youthful-looking Brown, who has impeccable form, is an excellent candidate to take down another record or two. At Winston-Salem, Ty will compete in the 60, 60 hurdles, and 200.

Steve Robbins: Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Steve is a wonderfully consistent sprinter who has excelled at every level in masters, especially at the world championships. At the 2013 world outdoors in Brazil, for example, Steve went gold in the M70 100 (13.16) and 200 (27.36), both outstanding times. Two years earlier, in the 2011 worlds in Sacramento, he pulled off the same double, on that occasion running 12.77 and 26.12. Very impressive.
A member of the Masters Hall of Fame, Steve holds the American record in the 100 for men 65-69 at a sizzling 12.37 seconds, just about 1 second behind a good high school time. Now 72 years old, he will run the 60 and 200 in Winston-Salem.

75-79
Bob Lida: Wichita, Kansas. The "Kansas Comet," the 78-year-old Lida has given new meaning to the expression "running young." Outdoors, Bob has the world marks in the 75-79 category for both the 100 (13.49) and 200 (27.73). Indoors, he has the world records in the same age group for the 60 (8.44) and 200 (27.64). Stunning indeed. For the year 2012, Bob was selected as the outstanding male masters T&F athlete in the world.
At Winston-Salem, this Hall of Famer is entered in the 60, 200, and 400. 

95-99
Orville Rogers: Dallas, Texas. Now 97 years old, Orville holds a plethora of world indoor marks and may add some at Winston-Salem. Currently, he has the world indoor record for men 95-99 in the 200 (57.88 seconds), 400 (2:24.51), 800 (6:52.84), 1 mile (14:39.91), and 3000 (30:19.33). Mr. Rogers is entered in the 60, 200, 400, and 800 at the masters championships.

The Reverend Champion Goldy: a Haddonfield (New Jersey) minister who turned 98 in late January, will try for gold in five events at the USATF Masters Indoor Championships in Winston-Salem this March. He signed up for 60 dash, 200 dash, Shot put, Weight throw, and Superweight.

WOMEN IN WINSTON-SALEM:

35-39
Brandi Bernert: Denver, Colorado: This 36-year-old ex-Colorado State University hotshot hasn't gotten a whole lot slower since college. In the 2013 outdoor worlds in Brazil, Brandi threw down a 12.33 in the 100 and a 25.35 in the 200, both good for a gold medal. Currently, she is the American indoor record holder in the 60 dash for the 35-39 category at a stunning 7.75 seconds, which she achieved in winning the title at the 2014 world indoor masters. Amazingly, this time is just 0.40 seconds slower than the 7.35 she ran as a Colorado State standout years ago. Look for Brandi in the 60 and 200 at Winston-Salem.

40-44
Sonja Friend-Uhl: Brentwood, Tennessee. An all-time great at the College of William and Mary and a participant in the 2000 Olympic Trials, Sonja has turned out to be an outstanding masters performer. In 2011 she won both the 800 and 1500 at the outdoor world championships in Sacramento, and she is currently the world indoor record holder in the mile for women aged 40-44 at 4:44.81 while also being the listed American outdoor record holder for that age group in the 1500 with a fabulous 4:16.99. At Winston-Salem, Sonja will compete in the 400, 800, mile, and 3000, apparently trying for the rare quadruple gold in those events.

LaTrica Dendy: Bronx, NY. LaTrica, who is now 42, was runner-up in the 200 (25.70) at the 2013 world outdoors in Brazil, but she made her trip to that beautiful country worthwhile by nailing down the 400 in 57.00. Indoors, LaTrica has the American record for 400 meters for the 35-39 group: 56.46 seconds. Outdoors in that age division she has the American records for the 400 (55.35) and 400 intermediate hurdles (1:01.19). Look for her to tear up the track in Winston-Salem, where she will be competing in the 200 and 400.

45-49
Alisa Harvey: Manassas, Virginia. The 1986 NCAA champion in the 1500, Alisa remains a formidable threat to her rivals even though at 49 she is at the top of the W45 age group. She is the American record holder indoors in the 800 for three consecutive age groups: W35 (2 minutes, 6.62 seconds), W40 (2:05.75), and W45 (2:14.38). At Winston-Salem, Alisa will be competing in the 400, 800, and mile.

Charmaine Roberts: Beltsville, Maryland. Charmaine, 47, hails from Jamaica and ran for Alabama A&M in Huntsville.  The 2009 world outdoor champion for W40 in the 400 and the 2014 world indoor W45 titlist in both the 400 (59.37 seconds) and the 800 (2:26.61), look for Charmaine to do great things in Winston-Salem, where she will run both of these events.

55-59
Carol Finsrud: Lockhart, Texas. Carol, who is 58, last competed in the US Olympic Trials in 2000, but she remains a formidable thrower.  Her performances in the discus have been remarkable, as she owns, almost unbelievably, the official outdoor American marks in that event for five consecutive age groups: W35, W40, W45, W50, and W55, although open standout Gia Smallwood has exceeded Carol's W35 mark (Gia's record has not been ratified). Carol's W40 record in the discus is a truly spectacular 52.44 meters (172 feet). Outdoors, Carol also has the W55 American marks in the weight throw and superweight.
In Winston-Salem, Carol, a member of the Masters Hall of Fame, will be competing in the shot put, weight throw, and superweight.

Maryanne Daniel: Clinton, Connecticut. As an open star, Maryanne was known as Maryanne Torrellas, but by any name she is highly regarded for the marvelously smooth way in which she covers ground in the race walk, whether on the track or the road. Indoors, Maryanne, now 56, has the American W50 indoor record for 1 mile at 7:52.06 (yes, walking), and she has a pending 7:50.79. In the W55 classification she has the American indoor mark for 3000 meters at 16:14.01, an amazing pace of 8:42.5 per mile.
At Winston-Salem, Maryanne will compete in the 3000 race walk, the only event offered for race walkers.

60-64
Kathy Martin: Northport, Long Island, New York. Kathy is known for her tremendous range, and that may be a conservative statement. Indoors, Kathy, who is 63, has the American indoor mark for the W55 and W60 categories in the 800, but she also holds marks indoors in the mile and 3000. She has the world indoor record in the mile for 55-59 at 5 minutes, 19.87 seconds, and she was the first 60+ woman in the history of the world to break 6 minutes in the mile indoors. Her time? 5:50.46. Later, she ran 5:47.25, and that remains the world mark for W60.  In addition, she has the world indoor mark for W55 in the 3000 at 10:35.76, a stunning 5:41.1 per mile.
Outdoors, Kathy's records go as long as the 50,000 meters (31.07 miles), where she holds the W60 American road record of 3 hrs, 58 minutes, 30 seconds. Kathy is a member of the USATF Masters Hall of Fame. At Winston-Salem, she will go to the line in the 800, mile, and 3000.

65-69
Myrle MenseySt. Louis, Missouri. Now 66, Myrle was the USATF masters track and field athlete of the year for 2013. For the W65 division she has the American indoor marks in the shot put, weight throw, and superweight, with her record for this last event (the W65 throwers heave a 20-pound weight) an astounding 10.22 meters (33 feet, 6 inches). Myrle's record in the weight throw of 16.91 meters (55 feet, 5 inches) is also the world indoor standard for W65. Outdoors she has a variety of records in the throws. In Winston-Salem, Myrle will do the weight throw, superweight, and shot put.

70-74
Marie-Louise Michelson. Stony Brook, NY. This 73-year-old professor of mathematics at SUNY-Stony Brook holds a bevy of world and American records.  In the mile, she has the world mark outdoors for the W65 division at 6 minutes, 16.28 seconds, and indoors she has the world records at this distance for both W65 (6:16.26) and W70 (6:45.8).  In the 800, she owns the American indoor marks for both the W65 (2:52.49) and W70 (3:04.69) categories.  She holds two records in the 1500, and in the 3000 she has the American indoor record for W65 at 12:03.78.  Marie-Louise, who took up the sport at age 53, eventually learned the steeplechase, and she is now the world outdoor record holder in the 2000 steeplechase for both W65 (9:00.2) and W70 (10:20.43).  At Winston-Salem you can watch this Masters Hall of Famer in the 200, 400, 800, mile, and 3000, a  busy schedule. 

75-79
Jeanne Daprano: Fayetteville, Georgia.  FIRST WOMAN 70+, AND THEN ALSO FIRST WOMAN 75+, TO BREAK 7 MINUTES FOR THE MILE. In 2007, Jeanne, who is now 78, became the first 70+ woman in the world to break 7 minutes in the mile, shattering the old mark by running 6:47.91, a record that is still on the books. Currently, Jeanne also holds the world indoor mark for 75-79 in the mile (7:13.51), and outdoors she has the world marks for this age group in the 800 (3:07.35) and the mile, the latter a remarkable 6:58.44. To no one's surprise, this Masters Hall of Famer won both the 800 and 1500 at the 2013 outdoor worlds. In Winston-Salem, Jeanne will compete in the 200, 400, 800, and mile.

80-84
Irene Obera: Fremont, California. A member of the original class of seven in the USATF Masters Hall of Fame, and named last year as Jesse Owens Masters Track Athlete of the Year, Irene, age 81, is entered in seven events at Winston-Salem, the 60, 60 hurdles, 200, 400, 800, long jump, and pentathlon.  The 800 and pentathlon are new areas of focus for Irene, but she might set records in both. Indeed, in the 800, breaking the American record of 4:59.60 will be only a formality, but lowering the world record of 3:39.51 established by the great Alice Cole of Canada will take a tremendous effort. Last summer at the nationals in Winston-Salem, Irene, who competed in the 1960 and 1968 US Olympic Trials, put on one of the most remarkable performances in the long history of masters track and field, as she stormed to world records for W80 in four different events: the 100 (16.81), 200 (36.80), 80 hurdles (19.77), and 200 hurdles (42.24). During the year, she set 6 WORLD RECORDS & 7 American Records.

Flo Meiler: Shelburne, Vermont. Flo enjoys setting records, and thus the last several years have been particularly enjoyable for this all-around performer. Indoors, this Masters Hall of Famer has the world records in the pole vault for both the W70 and W75 age groups, and she has the American record for the 60 hurdles. Outdoors, the 80-year-old Flo has the world records in the pole vault for W75 and W80, and she has the W80 world mark in the pentathlon as well.
Amazingly, she also has the American outdoor records in the discus and weight throw for W80. At Winston-Salem, Flo will be competing in the 200, 60 hurdles, pole vault, triple jump, and pentathlon, giving her a great chance to set some more records.

Stars in the Entertainment World

Nolan Shaheed, as indicated in the summary above (men 65-69), has been a star in the world of entertainment for decades. Shaheed has worked with Diana Ross, Phil Collins, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder, among other notables, and he was lead trumpet with Count Basie. He's recently played the "The Emmys," "The Voice," and "American Idol" Nolan resides in Pasadena, California.  He hold many distance running world records and says he gets the same "high" from both his passions.

Damien Leake, a sprinter in the 60-64 group, has been a TV and movie actor for many years, having appeared in Serpico, Apocalypse Now, and numerous other films as well as on television. In the last couple of years, Mr. Leake has emerged as an outstanding sprinter as well. In fact, in the 2014 national indoors in Boston he upset the vaunted Oscar Peyton of Accokeek, MD in the 60 dash, prevailing in 7.60 seconds to Oscar's 7.63. Outside at nationals, Peyton turned the tables, but just barely, winning the 100 in a blazing 12.08 seconds to Leake's 12.12. Watching the duel between these two on Saturday at JDL Fast Track will be exciting indeed. Damien resides in Los Angeles.

SOME 2014 RECORD-BREAKING AWARD WINNERS COMING TO WINSTON-SALEM:




Top women USATF National Masters Championships


World, American Records, Awards IN 2014

FIRST

LAST NAME

CLUB

EVENTS

AGE


Irene

Obera

West Valley Track Club

60m, 200m,400m, 800m, 60m hurdles, long jump, pentathlon

80-84

Jesse Owens Master athlete of the Year 2014,

Irene

Obera

West Valley Track Club



6 WORLD RECORDS & 7 American Records

Kathryn

Martin

Northport Running Club

800m, mile, 3000m

60-64

MTF AGE GROUP ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Kathryn

Martin

Northport Running Club



2 WORLD RECORDS & 2 American Records

Florence

Meiler

Mass Velocity Track Club

200m, 60m hurdles, pole vault, triple jump, super weight throw, pentathlon

80-84

MTF AGE GROUP ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Florence

Meiler

Mass Velocity Track Club



2 WORLD RECORDS & 7 American Records

Myrle

Mensey

Throwing and Growing

Shot Put, Weight, SWT

65-69

MTF AGE GROUP ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Myrle

Mensey

Throwing and Growing



1 WORLD RECORD & 6 American Records




Top Men USATF National Masters Championships



Nicholas

Berra

Greater Philadelphia TC

800m, mile

45-49

MTF AGE GROUP ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Nicholas

Berra

Greater Philadelphia TC



1 WORLD RECORD & 1 American Record

Robert

Lida

Houston Elite

60m, 200, 400m

75-79

MTF AGE GROUP ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Robert

Lida

Houston Elite



1 WORLD RECORD & 1 American Record
















OTHER ATHLETES & 2014 RECORD HOLDERS COMPETING AT Indoor Nationals



First

LAST

CLUB

EVENTS

AGE

AWARDS &/OR RECORDS

Charles

Allie

Houston Elite

60m, 200, 400

65-69

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

Robert

Arello

Twilight Throwers

Shot Put, Weight, SWT

55-59

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

Paul

Babits


Pole Vault

50-54

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

Brandi

Bernert

So Cal Track Club

60m, 200m, long jump

35-39

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

1 AMERICAN RECORD

Damon

Blakemore

Houston Elite

60m Hurdles, long jump

50-54

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

1 AMERICAN RECORD

Rebecca

Connolly

Mass Velocity Track Club

60m Hurdles, long, high, jump pole vault, shot, pentathlon

45-49

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

1 AMERICAN RECORD

Christel

Donley

Colorado Masters Track & Field Club

60m Hurdles, high, triple jump, shot, weight throw

80-84

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

Carol

Finsrud


Shot Put, Weight, SWT

55-59

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

Rita

Hanscom

SC Striders Track Club

60m, 60m hurdles, high, long jumps, pole vault, pentathlon

60-64

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

Mary

Hartzler


400m, shot, weight, super weight throw

65-69

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

1 WORLD AND AMERICAN RECORD

William

Jankovich


60m, 200,400,60m hurdles, high, long jumps, pole vault, shot, pent.

80-84

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

1 AMERICAN RECORD

Gloria

Krug

Philadelphia Masters

Long Jump, triple jump, shot, weight, super weight

80-84

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

3 AMERICAN RECORDS

Bruce

McBarnette

Potomac Valley Track Club

Triple Jump, high jump

55-59

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

1 AMERICAN RECORD

Oscar

Peyton

Potomac Valley Track Club

60m, 200

60-64

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

Derek

Pye

So Cal Track Club

60m, 60m hurdles, long jump

45-49

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

Charmaine

Roberts

Athena Track Club

400m, 800m

45-49

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

1 AMERICAN RECORD

Nolan

Shaheed

So Cal Track Club

800m, mile, 3000m

65-69

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

1 AMERICAN RECORD

Jefferson

Souza


60m Hurdles, long jump, shot, pentathlon

40-44

MTF AGE GROUP ATHELTE OF THE YEAR

2 AMERICAN RECORDS

 

Contacts: Bob Weiner 301-283-0821, cell 202-306-1200 weinerpublic@comcast.net, USATF National Masters Media Chair; Visit Winston-Salem: Casey Hough 336-728-4217, cell 336-829-0208 casey@visitwinstonsalem.com

 

SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates and USATF Masters Media Committee