Thursday, February 22, 2018

USATF Masters Exhibition Events

From Sherwood Sagedahl
Joy Upshaw, master athlete & USATF representative, coordinated the promotion
of 200M Exhibition runs by M75 and up and W65 and up at the USATF Indoor Meet in 
Albuquerque this past weekend.   

Joy contacted a number of masters t&f athletes, including me, who she thought could run a competitive 200M in their repective age group.   Joy said the purpose was to promote masters t&f.    Hopefully, she said this would encourage more t&f athletes to get involved with masters t&f events.

If you think this is newsworthy go to the USATF site and you will find the results for the 200M Exhibition runs for M75 and W65.  Bob Lida, age 81 and Kathy Bergen, 78, won their race.  They had spectacular times for their age.  The response from the crowd and athletes was great.  I finished 4th with a time of 32.04, which was better than my time of 32.36 earned at  the 2017 USATF Masters Indoor Meet in Albuquerque.  Happy with my time.  As you probably know NBC Sports Channel covered the meet, but they didn't carry these two races, but they are on the site.

If you go to you will find a group photo.  I believe there are other sites with info on the meet and, maybe, photos.  I read that at least four elite Minnesotans t&f athletes ran in this meet.

Not trying to promote myself, but trying to promote masters t&f.  

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