The 2013 USATF Mid-Atlantic Open and Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championship will be held on Sunday, June 9, at Widener University. The Open division is for athletes aged 15-29, and the Masters division is for men and women aged 30 and older. All entrants must be 2013 USATF members. For more information and an entry form, please click here. (Posted May 3, 2013)
A USATF Level I Coaching Education School will be held on July 19-21 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Coaches of track and cross country at the high school, youth, college and masters levels will be interested in the program. For more information, contact school director Andrew Allden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-619-3426, or click here.
USATF Mid-Atlantic members can get a $25 discount to attend the Running Summit in Morristown, NJ, August 17-18. This is a USATF Level 3 Course, but it is open to all coaches and runners, and no certification or experience is required to attend. Association members can receive the discount by typing "MIDUSATF" into the discount box. For more information, visit www.runningsummit.com. (Posted May 3, 2013)
An updated flyer is posted for this year's Mid-Atlantic Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will be on June 22-23 at Widener University. Two important deadlines: Documents for proof of each athlete's birth date must be received by Mid-Atlantic by JUNE 10. The deadline for entries and payment of entry fees is JUNE 17 at 9 P.M.. These deadlines are strict and cannot be missed. All entries and payments must be done on-line. There are no preliminary meets this year. But there will be Combined Events -- Decathlon, Heptathlon, Pentathlon and Triathlon. (Updated April 27, 2013)
Results are posted here from the 2013 USATF Mid-Atlantic Association Developmental Meet held April 13 at Lincoln High School in Philadelphia.
Gabrielle Wilkinson of Philadelphia ran away from the field in the 800 meters for girls aged 13-14 to set an American age-group indoor record of 2:16.98. Wilkinson, who runs for the Mt. Airy Track Club, bested her closest competitors by nearly 10 seconds to win the national title on March 9 at the USATF Youth Indoor Track & Field National Championships at the Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex on Saturday. Wilkinson now owns four indoor youth age-group records. The complete results from the championships are posted on the usatf.org website. (Posted March 19, 2013)
At left, Gabrielle Wilkinson with her gold medal on the winners stand.
From Ed Maher, Grand Prix coordinator: The 2013 USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix kicked off with the Haddonfield Adrenaline 5K on Saturday, March 16, and the 50th Annual Citizens Bank Caesar Rodney Half Marathon on Sunday, March 17. The Adrenaline runners included 112 who belong to Mid-Atlantic. There were 71 Mid-Atlantic members in the Caesar Rodney Half Marathon, including 10 who had run Adrenaline the day before. More information on the series may be accessed from the Grand Prix page. (Posted March 19, 2013)
Mid-Atlantic member Hugh Campbell, 88, set an indoor 3,000-meter world record for the 85-89 age group on Sunday at the USATF Mid-Atlantic Indoor Track & Field Championships . He ran 15:46:41 for the 3,000 meters at the University of Delaware in Newark, breaking the record of 17:24:85 set by a Portuguese runner in 2011. The full results for the meet are posted here. (Posted March 5, 2013)
The Philadelphia Marathon will be held one week earlier than planned, along with the Rothman 8k and the Half-Marathon, to avoid a conflict with a national convention. The Rothman 8k will be on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 a.m. The marathon and half-marathon will be on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7 a.m. The races begin at 22nd Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The race dates were moved because the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, a sustainable building conference, will be held on the weekend of the 22nd at the Pennsylvania Convention Center -- the venue where the marathon’s pre-race Health & Fitness Expo activities traditionally have been held. Registration for the marathon will open on April 1 as usual.
The Mid-Atlantic Association’s annual Penn Relays Officials Clinic will be conducted April 23-24 during the 119th running of the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field. You will receive hands-on instruction from USATF-certified officials who are experts in all disciplines of track and field -- and you can leave the clinic as a certified Apprentice official. Read more. (Posted Feb. 6, 2013)
The Mid-Atlantic Executive Committee in December formalized its longstanding practice and approved a formal conflicts of interest policy for the Mid-Atlantic Association. The purpose of the policy is to protect the association's interests when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interests of an officer or director of the association or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction. (Posted Jan. 28, 2013)
Results are now posted from the 2013 USATF Mid-Atlantic Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships, which were held Jan. 20 in the Schwartz Athletic Center at Widener University. Also, save the dates -- the Youth Outdoor Championships will be held on June 22 and 23 at Widener. Also, Mid-Atlantic is planning a developmental meet for April 13. (Posted Jan. 20, 2013)
USATF has changed its background screening processes and criteria for our youth volunteers and coaches, in an effort to make the process more transparent and easier to follow. TC logiQ, Inc. as its youth national background screen provider. TC logiQ will continue to provide the screening, the cost will not change. Click on the link for more details on the new background screening process.(Posted Jan. 19, 2013)
From Cynthia Young, Mid-Atlantic president:
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Paul Walkovic on Tuesday, January 16, 2013. Paul is a longtime official with Mid-Atlantic and will be truly missed. The viewing for Paul will be held on Saturday, January 19, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Minshall-Shrophire-Bleyler Funeral Home located at 608 S. Old Middletown Road and Route 352. Cards can be sent to the Family of Paul Walkovic, 539 Woodland Avenue, Media, PA 19063.
The newly elected Officials Committee has chosen Earl Edwards as its new chair, replacing the departing Ken Yerger. Edwards had previously served as the committee’s vice chair. The committee also elected Maria Baptiste as vice chair and Frank Palombaro as secretary. Read Earl’s message about the new officers.
The results from the 2012 USATF Mid-Atlantic Association Junior Olympics Cross Country Championship are posted here. The championship was held Nov. 3 at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia. The Region 2 Championship will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Black Creek Park in North Chili, NY, and is sponsored by the USATF Niagara Association. More information is posted here.
The minutes for the Mid-Atlantic Association’s annual meeting are posted here. The highlight was the election of the following officers for 2013: president, Cynthia Young; vice president, Michael Hemsley; treasurer, Rogers Glispy; financial secretary, Annette White; and membership chair, Doreen McCoubrie. The meeting also elected delegates to the USATF Annual Meeting and members of the Officials Committee.
Beginning Nov. 1, 2012, USATF has changed its background screening processes and criteria for youth volunteers and coaches in an effort to make the process more transparent and easier to follow. The fee and the frequency of the background screenings won't change. An explanation of the changes is posted here.
Hugh Campbell, an 88-year-old member of Mid-Atlantic from Wilmington, DE, set an impressive 5k national age group record on Sept. 30. He ran 26:45 for a phenomenol age-graded score of 101.95 at the USATF National Masters 5k championships. His time shattered the previous national record of 27:42. He has been offered an elite entry to the 8k by the Philadelphia Marathon.
The Athena Track Club won the team competition in the women’s 50-59 age group at the Syracuse Festival of Races 5k on Sept. 30. The combined effort of Doreen McCoubrie (18:23), Lorraine Jasper (18:55) and Cheryl Bellaire (21:45) landed first place. In the 40-49 division. Marisa Sutera Strange (18:17), Linda Hawke (18:40) and Julie Hankin (19:38) won second in the 40-49 team division.
Three men’s teams representing the Greater Philadelphia Track Club also competed in the festival, which served as the 2012 USATF Masters 5K Road National Championship. The M40 and M50 teams both finished in fourth place. A full write-up by Chuck Shields on GPTC’s outing is posted here.
Full results are now posted here for the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Open/Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships held June 9 at Widener University in Chester, PA.
Results are posted here for the 2012 Junior Olympics Mid-Atlantic Association Championships, which were on June 16 at West Chester University. Participants in the association championships had qualified at two preliminary meets, which were attended by more than 800 athletes.
A new section on the USATF website is devoted to Masters Long Distance Running – click here. The new section contains news and information on championships, club grand prix, the Phidippides Award, the age-grading calculator, and records and all-time lists.
The Mid-Atlantic officials shirt is now available for purchase. The shirts are reasonably priced and well embroidered. The shirts are not required but will give you something distinctive to wear when a meet does not require the national shirt or meet-specific clothing. Order form.
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