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MARTIN BREAKS TWO WORLD MARKS, 16 AMERICAN MASTERS RECORDS SET AT WMA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND USATF MASTERS OUTDOOR THROWS CHAMPIONSHIP

8/18/2017
 

(Toronto, Canada, and Worcester, MA)--Masters athletes have been very successful this summer. Masters Chair Rex Harvey wants the USATF Masters to be the number one masters track and field team in the world, and it appears they are well on their way. Two world and 15 American masters records were set at the World Masters Athletics (WMA) North America-Central America- Caribbean Regional Championship in Toronto, Canada August 11-13 and the USATF Masters Outdoor Throws Championship August 5-6 in Worcester, MA.  Masters Track & Field Records Chair Jeff Brower has provided the list below, highlighted by Kathy Martin, 65, from Northport, NY, setting TWO world marks, in the 1500 Meter Run and 2000 Meter Steeplechase, in Toronto at the WMA Regionals.
 
Masters Awards Co-Chair and Hall of Fame Chair Mary Trotto reports that 385 Americans entered in Toronto on Team USATF among nearly 1000 total, and MTF Vice-Chair Jerry Bookin-Weiner reported that 325 competed. Meet Director was Canada's Doug Smith. of Ontario Masters Athletics. The USATF Masters team earned an astounding 265 Gold Medals, 156 silver medals, and 116 Bronze medals at the Toronto championships.
 
Contact: Bob Weiner, USATF National Masters Media Director 301-283-0821, cell 202-306-1200 weinerpublic@comcast.net
 
Subhead: SEVEN WORLD AND AMERICAN RECORDS SET AT NORTH AMERICA-CENTRAL AMERICA-CARIBBEAN WORLD MASTERS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AUGUST 11-13

* 8/11/17

W65

1500 Meter Run

Martin, Kathryn

5:25.65

* 8/12/17

W65

2000 Meter Steeplechase

Martin, Kathryn

8:52.49

8/12/17

W55

80 Short Hurldes 30”

Upshaw, Joy

12.99

8/12/17

M80

400 Meter

Lida, Bob

1:12.10

8/13/17

M80

200 Meter

Lida, Bob

29.90

8/13/17

W55

4x100 Meter Relay

Triolo, Scott, Allen, Upshaw

56.22

8/13/17

M55

4x100 Meter Relay

Barnwell, Tissenbaum, Foster, McGee

46.31

* indicates a WR

 
NINE AMERICAN RECORDS SET AT USATF MASTERS OUTDOOR THROWS CHAMPIONSHIP

Throws Pentathlon

W35

Janine Kuestner

3256

Weight Throw

W55

Oneithea Lewis

15.88

Weight Throw

W75

Joanne Marriott

3866 11.55

Superweight

W35

Julie Williams

10.00

Superweight

W55

Oneithea Lewis

11.04

UltraWeight Pentathlon

M45

Eric Cole

5049

UltraWeight Pentathlon

W35

Janine Kuestner

4589

UltraWeight Pentathlon

W55

Oneithea Lewis

5221

UltraWeight Pentathlon

W60

Carol Finsurd

5214

 
Source: USATF Masters Media Committee, Records Chair Jeff Brower, Awards Co-Chair/Hall of Fame Chair Mary Trotto,, and Masters Media Director Robert Weiner



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