Track & Field
Track & Field, including Masters Track & Field
We’ve compiled the indoor track performances through 12/7. In addition to the college, open and unattached athletes, a number of USATF-NE club athletes have already kicked off their seasons with strong performances. Find yourself below in your respective event, and check back for updated lists.
Attention all USATF-NE members, our annual meeting is coming up, so don’t forget to pencil this into your calendars. The meeting will be held on Sunday, September 22 at the Westin Waltham Hotel, where there will be ample food and a cash bar. So join us, grab a beer and discuss the issues that are top of mind for you with fellow association members, teammates and friends.
During just the first two days of competition at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Greensboro, NC, five New England association athletes earned medals.
Emma Fitzgerald (Braintree, MA) won the 15-16 heptathlon with 4698 points for the gold to date. Alva Hicks (Providence, RI) earned silver in the 15-16 hammer throw, 160’2″, and Owen Russell (Attleboro, MA) took bronze in the 15-16 hammer throw at 175’9. Also making the medal podium with 7th place finishes were Nolan Allen (Arlington, MA/Waltham TC) in the 3000m race walk, 17:53.80, and Kyle Faddis (Boxford, MA/BAA Masconomet) in the 13-14 pentathlon, 2586.
Over 5,000 athletes are entered at this year’s nationals, which continues through Sunday. The Junior Olympics includes a series of meets progressing in meets from association level to regional to national. Athletes compete in two-year age groups from 7-8 to 17-18.
A free live online broadcast of the Championships is available at www.USATF.tv
Masters track and field athletes from across the country convened in Olathe, Kansas last week to compete in the national championship. The New England association had a strong presence at the meet, with a number of USATF-NE teams competing. While there were many highlights worth noting, the most impressive team performance came from Mass Velocity Track Club, which placed fourth out of 120 teams.
Omar Abdi, a UMass Lowell graduate and greater Boston resident, has been selected by his native Somalia to represent that federation at the 2013 IAAF World Track & Field Championship in Moscow.
Congratulations and good luck to this New England Athlete.
Two Summer Track series have been added to the Outdoor Track and Field Schedule.
Manchester Running Company Thursday Nights Under the Lights
Thursdays July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1
Manchester High School Track – 134 Middle Tnpk. East; Manchester, CT
Events: vary from meet to meet
Western Mass Alliance Summer Open Series
Fridays August 2, August 9
Northampton High School – 380 Elm St.; Northampton, MA
Open events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, Mile, 5K, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus
Kids events:50m, 100m, 400m, Mile, Long Jump, Softball throw