Track and Field & Running
Welcome to the website for West Virginia Masters who participate in Track and Field, Running, Long Distance Running, and Racewalking.
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USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships
On-time entry is this Thursday, February 9 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time
Late entries open until Thursday, February 16 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time
The meet takes place in Louisville, Kentucky March 10-12, 2023
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USATF Masters Regional Championships
Regional Championships are taking place around the country this month.
Click on meet name below to be taken to that meet's website
Up to date Masters Information may be found at https://usatfmasters.org/
Please consider participating Sunday, February 19, in the Lake Erie’s Association Indoor Meet at the University of Mount Union in Alliance. https://lakeerie.usatf.org/events/2023/2023-lake-erie-association-indoor-championships
PLANS FOR 2023
The USATF Midwest Region consists of 8 Associations (Illinois, Ohio, Lake Erie, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Kentucky. Plans for Indoor and Outdoor meets for 2023 as well as plans for major USATF Masters national and international meets are listed below.
The 2023 USATF Masters Indoor Championship Meet will be held in in Louisville Kentucky on March 10-12. The schedule has been approved by the Games Committee and the host hotels are set. There will be a $5.00 parking fee at the facility but free street parking.
Planning is ongoing for the WMA Indoor Meet in Torun, Poland on March 26 to April 1, and registration is open.
The 2023 USATF Masters Outdoor meet in Greensboro will be July 20-23, 2023 (websites kttccca.com and on althletic.net).
USATF T&F Championships are planned for Chicago for 2024 Indoors, Walnut, CA for 2024 Outdoors, and Albuquerque Indoors for 2025.
The following national events will happen in 2023 within the Midwest Region:
• National Masters Indoor Combined Events Championships, Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin, January 21-22
• USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, Norton Sports and Learning Center, Louisville, Kentucky, March 10-12. There will be a $5.00 parking fee at the facility but free street parking.
• National Masters Throws Championships, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, August 5-6
Indoor meets planned are:
• Sunday, February 5: Wisconsin’s Indoor meet at Carthage College in Kenosha.
• Saturday, February 11, USATF Midwest Region Masters Track & Field Indoor Championships at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.
• Sunday, February 19, Lake Erie’s Association Indoor meet at the University of Mount Union in Alliance.
Sometime in July West Virginia will host a combined USATF Masters-Open-Youth meet while Youth qualify for the Regionals (it will be the district meet for the Youth). Total numbers were not high for this meet in 2022, so it will not be a long meet for Masters.
Of interest to Masters Athletes: Bill Murray says that the USATF Masters games committee is under contract to the National Senior Games to run their national championship in July 2023 in Pittsburgh. He is doing a site visit in Pittsburgh on the 6th and 7th of October to look at three sites that they are considering. The track portion will most likely be at a high school with some of the field events. Some of the long throws will be at another site. The Track and Field starts with practice on July 9 and competition July 10-14. The 10 K is July 7 and the 5K will be July 9. Powerwalking and Racewalking will be July 8 (1500) and 9 (5K). The Triathlon will be held on July 18.
NSGA: NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES
The 2021 Senior Games were held in 2022 May 10 to May 23 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Normally the games are held every other year, and athletes must qualify in their events the year prior to a national meet at a state meet. The 2023 meet will be in Pittsburgh July 9-14. The WV Senior Sports Classic (WVSSC) was held in WV July 23. Results may be found in KVTFOA.NET. This meet was to qualify athletes for the 2023 Senior Games. The first 4 in each event qualified.
WORLD MASTERS ATHLETICS
2022 Indoor Championship
The WMA Masters Indoor Championship will be held March 26-April 1 in Torun, Poland. The link to register may be found at https://wmaci2023.com/. The registration deadline is January 31. There are no qualifying meets required to participate. All USA athletes aged 35 and up are welcome to register and compete provided that they have USATF membership and their citizenship status allows them to compete for USA. Those who win medals can get some compensation for their travel based on the medals they win.
2022 Outdoor Championship
The WMA Masters outdoor Championship was held June 29 – July 10, 2022 for athletes aged 35 and over in Tampere, Finland. Information may be found here: https://wmatampere2022.com/.
2022 USATF Outdoor Masters Championships
The Outdoor USATF Masters Championships held in Lexington, Kentucky at the end of July had the largest turnout (1253 athletes entered) of any Masters Outdoor Championships since the 2010 meet in Sacramento, California.
2022 State and Regional Meets
USATF, AAU and several other organizations organize meets throughout the year. Local and regional meets for masters may be found on USATF.org, on AAUsports.org, and on the USATF Masters site at https://usatfmasters.org/. The AAU has begun to run masters-only meets in the last few years. Hun Tasman Senior Games in Utah every October is a very papular meet for senior athletes. There are also several new series of meets which have begun in the last 10 years.
What are Masters Track and Field Athletes?
USATF Track and Field events for Masters (see the parent organization website https://www.usatf.org/) include ages 35-100+ and sub masters of ages 30-34 are welcome to participate. There are local (Association), Regional and National Track and Field Meets including some specifically for throwing events or combined events. Indoor and Outdoor T&F Meets are held. Results may be found in mastersrankings.com and National Masters News, which also has the All American Standards and many interesting articles. Participation in and support of these two organizations is strongly encouraged.
2020 Qualifying State Meets for 2021 National Senior Games
The National Senior Games Association organizes meets in each state (here the West Virginia Senior Sports Classic, or WVSSC, is the state meet in the NSGA series) and holds National Senior Games every other Year. This was in Albuquerque, NM in mid-June for 2019. The next National NSGA meet will be held in November, 2021 in Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Since many states are cancelling their State Games which qualify participants for the NSGA Games in 2021, qualification rules have been changed to allow those with no opportunity to qualify to compete. See the NSGA site for the Covid-19 Rules for this event here.
There are also other Track and Field organizations who organize meets, including the State Games of America, and the Huntsman Senior Games. These meets were cancelled for 2020. This site will post upcoming meet and other information of interest to WV Masters and encourage contributions from those interested in Masters Running, T&F, and Racewalking. Contributions may be event listings, News about events, pictures and other information or articles which would interest other athletes.
WMA Outdoor Championships 2023
Your upcoming meets, meet results, pictures, news articles, and suggestions are solicited to add to this website. Please send them to Barbara.Warren@wvmasters.com. Most of the information posted will come from USATF, but other sources are included and welcomed.
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