Track and Field & Running
Adults have opportunities to compete at open and invitational CCS meets at Laidley Field, and at AAU, USATF, and NSGA meets all over the US. USATF considers Open athletes those athletes between 19 and 30. Masters in USATF begin at 30. AAU is similar. NSGA (which runs state meets plus a national meet every 2 years which has higher attendance than any other track meet in the US) considers masters athletes to be 50 and above. Adults are welcome to join and practice with Capital City Strider student athletes at Laidley Field. The individual Membership fee includes membership in AAU and USATF, required for meets sanctioned by those organizations.USATF especially provides great regional and national opportunities for Masters Athletes to compete (30 and above), and NSGA sponsors State and National (every other year) Masters meets for 50 and above.
Capital City Striders: We’re Back!
PRACTICES are scheduled for 4:30-7 on weekdays and 10-12 on Saturdays at the University of Charleston’s Laidley Field. Planned practices are:
April 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28.
May 3, 5, 12, 15, 17
June 1, 14, 18, 21, 28
July 9, 16, 19, 23
New Members bring membership fee and birth certificate to a practice. The form may be downloaded from CapitalCityStriders.com.
If reserved meet schedules change at Laidley Field, we will post the changes here and on our FB page (FB Group CapitalCityStridersWV or https://www.facebook.com/groups/433504703941647/).
Masters USATF Outdoor 2021 Meet
Masters KY USATF Indoor Classic
Tim King, USATF-KY President, ran the KY USATF Indoor Classic Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Louisville, KY at the Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center, 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40212. The meet was fantastic1
USATF and AAU Sanctioned Meets
USATF and AAU have a number of sanctioned meets posted in states which can be reached in one to two days (driving). USATF Meets which are for or include masters may be found here. AAU just held an Open and Masters only meet in Virginia Beach March 7, and generally offers many meets for youth, but they often accept open and masters athletes. They have been contacted to ask which meets will accommodate Masters athletes, and this will be posted soon.
Wisconsin USATF Association Track & Field
Open and Masters Championships
The Wisconsin USATF Association has announced a USATF Sanctioned Event, the Wisconsin USATF Association Track & Field Open and Masters (Outdoor) Championships on June 20-21, 2021 in Waukesha, WI.
LDR February, 2021 Division Newsletter
The LDR February Division Newsletter is attached here.
USATF Masters Virtual Fall Challenge
The USATF Masters Virtual Fall Challenge was held Oct 19-November 16. This meet included most track and field events. Details may be found at the following link:
2020 Worldwide Virtual Masters Challenge
In Place of the WMA Toronto 2020, WMA offered the 2020 Worldwide Virtual Masters Challenge. Events were done during the period of July 18-August 2. Results were posted in masters rankings.com here: https://wvmc.mastersrankings.com/2020wvmcc/results/.
2020 USATF Masters Virtual Summer Challenge
Results of the 2020 USATF Masters Virtual Summer Challenge (August 3-17) may be found here (click results tab on the page):
Welcome to the website for West Virginia Masters who participate in Track and Field, Running, Long Distance Running, and Racewalking.
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. The first indoor meet of the 2019-2020 Indoor Season close to WV was at JDL in Winston Salem, NC on November 23, 2019, as was the SE Regional Master’s Indoor USATF T&F Championship Sunday, January 12, 2020. The USATF 2020 Combined events Championship Meet was held in Kenosha, WI, January 24-25, 2020. The East Regional PV Regional Championship was at Landover, MD on December 19, 2019 (8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 21043). The USATF National Indoor Championship Meet for March 13-15, 2020 at Louisiana State U. in Baton Rogue, LA was cancelled due to Covid-19. The next USATF National Outdoor Championship Meet at North Carolina A&T University July 9-12, 2020 in Greensboro, NC was also cancelled. USATF Masters compete in regional (e.g., the NCCWMA) and international meets (organized by the World Masters Association or WMA) as well. The 2019 NCCWMA Meet was held in Toronto, Ontario, CA July 16-21, 2019. The World Indoor Championship Track and Field meet was in Torun, Poland in late March, 2019. Almost all Outdoor T&F Meets in 2020 were Virtual Meets. There have been several LDR events held in 2020. 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.
Future Events (to be confirmed after the Dec 3-7 Annual USATF Meeting (Virtual).
(Might not be held due to Covid) USATF Masters Indoor Championships 2021
New York, New York
March 19-21, 2021
WMA Outdoor Championships 2021
Tampere, Finland next July – dates aren’t fixed yet
USATF Masters Outdoor Championships 2021
Sacramento State University
Late July/Early August 2021
National Senior Games (NSGA) November, 2021, greater Ft. Lauderdale Area, FL
WMA Indoor Championships 2022
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
WMA Outdoor Championships 2023
WMA Indoor Championships 2022
WMA Outdoor Championships 2025
Daegu, South Korea
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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