Masters athletes shine at USATF Indoor Championships, set new world record in M50
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- Khalid Mulazim (Cleveland, Ohio) sprinted the 400m to set a M50 pending world record in 52.02, besting the previous time of 52.38. His Southwest Sprinters Track Club teammate Gabriel Fuzat (Pearland, Texas) redeemed his second-place finish at USATF Masters Indoor Championships with a first-place M40 win in 51.58, despite running .12 seconds slower than his previous time.
Sonja Friend-Uhl (Boca Raton, Florida) returned to Albuquerque after nabbing two golds in the W45 800 and 1 mile at last month’s USATF Masters Indoor Championships, determined to nab a third. She overcame the altitude again to win the women’s 1000m exhibition race in her age group and overall field in 2:56.65.
Jermann and Shiflett win USATF 50k Road Championships titles
LONG ISLAND, New York -- Tyler Jermann (Flagstaff, Arizona) set a new men’s course record by nearly four minutes at Caumsett Park in his debut ultra at USATF 50k Road Championships. His time of 2:48:56 easily overtook the course record but fell shy of the 2:43:45 American record.
Masters athlete Camille Shiflett (Port Washington, Wisconsin) is two-for-two as she dominated her second-ever ultra, clocking in 7 minutes ahead of runner up in 3:39:09. The mother of five led from the start against current course record holder Caroline Boller.
RunJumpThrow reaches over 450 kids ahead of USATF Indoor Championships
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- Erik Kynard (Toledo, Ohio), two-time Olympian and 2017 USATF Indoor Championships title holder in the high jump, visited Wherry Elementary School before competition began as part of a RunJumpThrow experience Friday morning. Along with other athletes and volunteers from the University of New Mexico track team, USATF taught over 450 students the fundamental skills of track and field.
"Any time you can introduce someone to the sport of track and field and in the sense, be a role model, it does a great deal for me as far as extrinsic motivation to go out there and see the kids,” said Kynard. “I think it's just a huge service of USATF to follow through and make sure we're engaging the youth, the future of track and field."