WASHINGTON and FAIRFAX, Va., May 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The celebration for Washington DC-based Potomac Valley Track Club (PVTC) winning the national team title over 86 clubs at the USA Track & Field Masters Indoor National Championships in Winston-Salem this spring will happen 5-8 PM SUNDAY, MAY 17 IN FAIRFAX, VA: P.J. Skidoos Restaurant 9908 Fairfax Blvd (Rt.50) Fairfax, VA 22030. Presentations begin at 6PM. Media are welcome to cover and interview.
The meet, held March 20-22, attracted 900 athletes 30-98 years old. PVTC took the lead on the final day of the three-day meet with a team of 4x90+ year-olds leading the way by being the first 90+ relay team in indoor world track history to complete a relay, and they did it in three races, not just one. Overall, PVTC won gold medals in thirty-nine events at the national championships. 65 Club members scored points in individual events and relays, and each was critical as PVTC defeated runner-up SoCal (Southern California) by 682-648, with the Atlanta Track Club third at 424.50.
Club President Craig Chasse of Reston, VA said the Club's motto is "All Ages, All Paces, All Ways." The three world records by PVTC as the first-ever 90 and over relay were the 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800. Five runners created the team of four in the three races—Dixon Hemphill, 90, Fairfax Station VA; Charles Boyle, 91, Annapolis MD; Roy Englert, 92, Springfield VA; Charles Ross, 92, Little Rock AR; and Orville Rogers, the team's oldest, 97, Dallas TX. The competition was on the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C.
PVTC scored 682 points, over Southern California Track Club (SoCal), 648, and Atlanta Track Club, 424.50. Among the 87 teams, 78 scored. Points were scored in six places 8-6-4-3-2-1. "This was a true team effort," Chasse said.
USA TRACK & FIELD PHOTO OF PVTC ACCEPTING TEAM TROPHY ATTACHED, WITH RESULTS (Photo credit Greg Coats USA Track & Field): http://pvtc.org/
Contact: Bob Weiner, USA Track & Field National Masters Media Chair and PVTC press liaison 301-283-0821, cell 202-306-1200 [email protected]
SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates and USATF Masters Media Committee