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Team USA To Go For Gold At World Masters Championships

3/13/2017
 

DAEGU, South Korea -- After setting 10 world and 40 American age group records last month at the USATF Masters Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Team USA is set to go for gold at the World Masters Association Indoor Championships in Daegu, South Korea, beginning Sunday, March 19 and running until Saturday, March 25. 101 Americans are making the trip, and they will take on the world’s best. 4,689 athletes representing 73 countries will compete in Daegu.

 

Team USA is making the journey to Daegu again expects to be among the top contenders both for individual and relay titles, as well as for overall medals. Competitors will display lifetime fitness and health regardless of age as the world’s best masters track and field athletes. Events include the full range of runs, jumps, and throws.

 

Here is link to list of all Team USA competitors in Daegu with hometown, age, and events.

 

Daegu 2017: USA has Many of the World’s Best Athletes

By Peter Taylor, MTF Announcer

On the heels of their world records at last month’s USATF Masters Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, two superstars for the ages, Kathy Martin (65) of Northport, Long Island, NY, and Bob Lida (80), of Wichita, KS, will help lead a contingent of 101 US athletes scheduled to go to Daegu, South Korea, to compete in the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships later this month. Martin and Lida are in new age groups, but hurdler Derek Pye, 49, though at the upper end of his age group, also set a world mark in Albuquerque and is competing in Daegu. The meet opens March 19 and concludes March 25.

 

Some Top Guns Going to Daegu WMA Indoor Champs — by Mary Trotto, MTF Awards Co-Chair

 

First

Last

City

Sex

Events

Notables

Charles

Allie

Pittsburgh, PA

M65

60,200,400m

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Cheryl

Bellaire

Wayne, PA

W55

400, 800, 1500, 3000m

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Bill

Collins*

Houston, TX

M65

60m, 200m, 400m

Athlete of the Year

Robert

Cozens

Houston, TX

M60

60m 200, 400m

World Outdoor Champ

Antwon

Dussett

Peoria, IL

M40

60, 200m

2016 Age Group Athlete of the Year

Ray

Feick

Gilbertsville, PA

M85

Shot Put, Weight, Discus; Hammer; Javelin Throws

USATF Masters Hall of Fame

Kathleen

Frable

Ivins, UT

W70

400,3000, 3000RW, 5000RW, 10,000RW, 8KXC

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

William

Harvey

Glenbrook, NV

M70

Shot Put, Discus

WMA Outdoor Champion

Ben

James

Honeoye Falls, NY

M60

200, 400m

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Lorraine

Jasper*

Birchrunville, PA

W55

400, 800, 1500m

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Gloria

Krug*

New Oxford, PA

W85

Long Jump, triple jump, shot,weight throw

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Robert

Lida*

Wichita, KS

M80

60, 200, 400m

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Kathryn

Martin*

Northport, NY

W65

800m ,1500m, 3000m & 8k Cross country

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

George

Mathews

Seattle, WA

M70

Shot, Weight and Hammer throws

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Bruce

Mcbarnette

Sterling, VA

M55

High Jump

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Marie-Louise

Michelsohn*

Stony Brook, NY

W75

200, 400, 800, 1500m

New Age Group

Terry

Parks

San Carlos, CA

M50

400m, High Jump, Pentathlon

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Gary

Patton

Rock Rapids, IA

M70

800, 1500, 3000m

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Robert

Paulen

Dewey Beach, DE

M80

60m Hurdles, Long, Triple, High Jumps, Pentathlon

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Stefan

Petersson

Frisco, TX

M50

Javelin Throw

USATF Masters Outdoors Champion

Derek

Pye

Long Beach, CA

M45

60m Hurdles

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Orville

Rogers

Dallas, TX

M96

60m, 200, 400

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Jeferson

Souza

Miami, FL

M40

60m Hurdles,  Pentathlon

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Robert

Thomas

Indianapolis, IN

M50

200, 400m

USATF Masters Indoors Champion

Joy

Upshaw*

Lafayette, CA

W55

60m, 60m Hurdles, Long Jump

2016 Age Group Athlete of the Year

Thaddeus

Wilson

Oxnard, CA

M65

60m, 60m hurdles, Long Jump

New Age Group

*denotes World record holder

 

Oldest Team USA Competitors

80

Robert Cozens

Houston, TX

80

Robert Lida

Wichita, KS

80

Robert Paulen

Dewey Beach, DE

85

Gloria Krug

New Oxford, PA

85

Ray Feick

Gilbertsville, PA

 

For the full release, please visit weinerpublic.com.


Source: Robert Weiner Associates and USATF Masters Media

 

Contact:

Robert Weiner

USATF Masters Media Director

Cell: 202-306-1200 (reaches USA and South Korea)

Email: weinerpublic@comcast.net

 

 


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