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The Washington Post names PVTC president Craig Chasse as 2016 Fall All-Met Coach of the Year | Original then click [First team]

Gerry McIntyre, U.S. Navy Ret., throws for the gold

Following a 20-year career in the U. S. Navy, retiring as a Chief Intelligence Specialist, and 13 years at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), PVTC member Gerry McIntyre fully retired in March and embarked on a “2017 Medal Quest” in April 2017.
He scheduled no less than a dozen events this summer using the National Senior Games very informative webpage (http://nsga.com/state-games) and the USATF website (http://www.usatf.org/groups/Masters).
His results to date:
  • National Veterans Games, Biloxi MS (Gold)
  • National Senior Olympics, Birmingham AL (National Ranked (13th / top 50%)
  • Empire State Senior Games, Cortland NY (Gold)
  • USATF Masters East Regionals (Silver)
  • Virginia Commonwealth Games, Lynchburg VA (Gold)
  • Keystone Games Senior Games, York PA (Gold)
  • Maryland Senior Olympics (Gold, despite being beaten by NJ’s perennial state champion because Maryland is one of a select few states that presents Gold Medals to the Best in event for residents)
  • Michigan Senior Olympics (Silver) (beat the NSG’s 11th ranked thrower)
  • Potomac Valley Track Club Games (1st Place Blue Ribbon)
  • New Jersey Senior Olympics (Silver)
  • USATF Delaware Throwers Classic (Gold)
He has one last event left on 23 September, Delaware Senior Olympics. He competed in Maryland Senior Olympics (http://www.mdseniorolympics.org) and Maryland Eastern Shore Senior Games for 10 years in the 50-54and 55-59 age groups, collecting 18 medals. Gerry’s wife, a USN Retired Master Chief, also competed and collected a Gold and Silver medal in Shot and Discus.


Contact: Bob Weiner, USA Track & Field Masters Media Chair 301-283-0821, weinerpublic@comcast.net BULLETIN: Kathy Martin, 65, from Northport, NY, set a new World Women's 65-69 3000 Meter record of 11:42.8 today in the final day of the Potomac Valley Games, hosted by the Potomac Valley Track Club at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. Martin, a many time world champion athlete and likewise many time overall and age group USATF masters athlete of the year, told meet organizers she would attempt to break the world mark, and she did so. Martin broke the old record of 11:48.2 set July 25, 2012 by Angela Copson of Great Britain in Leicester, Great Britain. USATF Masters Record Chair Jeff Brower verified the record results.
Also today, Lorraine Jasper, Birchrunville, Pennsylvania, 55, also a world US Masters champion, set an American women's 55-59 mile record of 5:39.46. The old mark was by Lesley Chaplin, 5:41.71 July 14, 2015 set in Fort Washington, PA.
For full results of 2017 Potomac Valley Games, see www.pvtc.org

PVTC finishes third place at 2017 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

USATF Masters Committee chair Rex Harvey presents third-place award to Potomac Valley Track Club athletes Bruce McBarnette and Robert Weiner
Photo by Michael S. Berryman
Potomac Valley Track Club finished third place among 76 teams | (See all team scores)
at USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships,
February 17-19, 2017, in Albuquerque NM.

Congratulations from PVTC President Craig Chasse
Date: February 20, 2017 Congratulations to our team members who went to USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque NM
We finished 3rd out of 70+ clubs and earned a nice trophy
We had 20 compete at the meet and won 24 individual events and 1 relay!
Kudos to our national champions:
  • Jim Barrineau won the M60 High Jump
  • Tracey Battle won the W45 Long Jump and Triple Jump and was 5th in the 60
  • John Brittain won the M70 800 meter
  • Craig Chasse won the M45 Mile RW & 3000 RW and was 4th in the 3000
  • Tami Graf won the W80 3000
  • Dixon Hemphill won the M90 60, 200, 400, 800, Mile
  • Bruce McBarnette won the M55 High Jump
  • Ken Moss won the M60 Weight Throw and was 2nd in the M65 Super Weight
  • Bob Paulen won the M80 Pentathlon, 60HH, Triple Jump and Long Jump and was 2nd in High jump
  • Oscar Peyton won the M60 60 and 200
  • Orville Rogers won the M95 60,200,400, 800, Mile
  • Our M40 4x800 team of Craig Chasse, Ted Poulos, Bob Weiner, Terry McLaughlin
Also in ABQ:
  • Jerry Bookin-Weiner was 6th in the M70 Super Weight and 5th in Shot Put, 7th in Weight Throw
  • John Brittain was 2nd in the M70 400 meter
  • Rose Green was 2nd in the W75 400, 60, 200
  • Penny Ingles was 2nd in the W40 Weight Throw, 3rd in the Super Weight and Triple Jump and 4th in Shot Put
  • Robert Lang was 7th in M65 200 and 11th in the 60
  • Terry McLaughlin was 4th in the M55 Mile RW
  • Liza Recto was 5th in the W60 3000 and 6th in the Mile
  • Sandy Triolo was 5th in the W50 60 and 4th in the 200
  • Ted Poulos was 6th in the M55 3000
  • Jay Wind was 6th in the M65 3000, 8th in the Mile, 9th in 800
Our team scored 264 total points, behind So Cal
  1. 624 So Cal Track Club
  2. 401 Southwest Sprinters Track Club
  3. 361 PVTC
  4. 253 SC Striders Track Club
A total of 75 teams competed. For complete results, please see http://live.finishtiming.com
USATF Masters Committee officials Jerry Bookin-Weiner and Rex Harvey presented the third-place trophy to Bob Weiner and Bruce McBarnette
on Sunday at 1 PM, after the last relay race.
Bob Weiner presented the trophy to PVTC president Craig Chasse our track meet on May 27.
Thank you,
Craig Chasse, President
Potomac Valley Track Club


PVTC finishes third place at 2016 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

Potomac Valley Track Club finished third place among 86 teams | See all team scores
at USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships,
March 4-6, 2016, in Albuquerque NM.
USATF National Masters media chair Bob Weiner, a PVTC member, accepted the award on behalf of the club.
He presented the third-place team trophy to PVTC president Craig Chasse at at our first outdoor track meet on May 21 at Robinson High School, Fairfax VA, on a rain-soaked day.
third-place team trophy
Photo by Josh Blanchard
2016 Annual Elections, Fun Run, and Awards

Please join us in congratulating our board of directors elected at our 2016 annual meeting:
James Barr, Jerry Bookin-Weiner, John Brittain, James Pearce, Jen Stephens.

Please join us in congratulating the finishers of our 2-mile fun-run:
  1. Craig Chasse, 46, Reston VA, 14:58
  2. Bob Weiner, 69, Accokeek MD, 19:54
  3. John Morrison, 67, Essex MD, 23:41
  4. Bob Platt, 65, Arlington VA, 28:34
  5. Jacob Wind, 66, Arlington VA, 32:35
Also: Mike Hannan & Krista Fiabane

Our member Dixon Hemphill

October 4, 2015 -- PVTC member Dixon Hemphill was interviewed in The Washington Post

PVTC wins 2015 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships in Winston-Salem NC

Team photo by Greg Coats, USATF

PVTC's team won the 2015 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, held March 20-22 at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem NC.
Read all about it, including a list of our champions
PVTC in the news
2013 Potomac Valley Games are now history
Thank you, Walt Cline! Potomac Valley Track Club thanks Coach Walt Cline www.poweredbyamps.com for his presentations on Wednesday, August 19, and Saturday, August 29

PVTC congratulates the "graduates" of Walt's program on August 29:
  • Craig Chasse, president, PVTC (Happy Birthday!)
  • Monte Evans, coach, Dale City Track Club
  • Robert Havey, member, PVTC
  • Hannah Phillips, member, PVTC
  • Carlos Ramirez, assistant principal, Clarement Immersion School, Arlington Public Schools
  • James Scarborough, member, PVTC
  • Jay Jacob Wind, secretary, PVTC
Read Walt Cline's ACCELERATION model
Read Walt Cline's presentation to 2015 Alexandria Running Festival

Monday, March 25, 2013
SPORTS, Page 2

Potomac Valley Track Club won the team title at the USA National Masters Track Championships at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover MD, March 22-24, 2013. PVTC's team earned its first national title over a field of more than 70 teams.

Bruce McBarnette, 55, of Sterling VA set an age-group world record with a high jump of 6 feet 2 inches.
Oscar Peyton, 60, of Accokeek MD set an age-group world record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.52 seconds.
Many other PVTC members and relay teams set records and won their divisions. The meet drew 1,044 participants from 47 states and 14 countries.
2012 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Lisle, IL

by Don Riggs
Potomac Valley Track Club had another impressive national masters competition, garnering 16 medals at the recent USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Illinois.

Kia Habisreitinger, although still a young kid in the 45 age group, put in a performance reminiscent of Audrey Lary and Dr. Jim Stookey, with 5 medals in a competition program of two hurdles races, both vertical jumps, and the triple jump. Plus, she threw the discus to add even more variety.

Tracey Battle had a similar performance, with medals in both horizontal jumps and the 100M. Tracey also ran the 200M where a medal alluded her.

In high jump our two 50 year old athletes had the two highest jumps of the meet, Bruce McBarnette taking home gold in M50 while Jim Barrineau won M55 age group.

Complete results are atwww.usatf.org /Events/Calendar /National Championships/ August 2-5 2012 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Click on Schedule and Results then select (click on) “with hometown” or “with club affiliation” to see the results.

Or click on the link below to go directly to the championships with team affiliation: http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/USAMastersOutdoorTFChampionships/results/complete_club.asp

Or for hometown click on this link: http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/USAMastersOutdoorTFChampionships/results/complete_hometown.asp

Don Riggs
PVTC Membership Secretary

M55       Barrineau Jr, James

               1          HJ                 1.80m


M50       Battle, Marcus

               4          TJ                10.72m


W45       Battle, Tracey

               3          100M               13.61

               5          200M               29.06

               2          LJ                  4.97m

               1          TJ                  9.97m


M65       Bookin-Weiner, Jerry

               4          Weight Throw       11.22m

              10          SP (5K)             8.93m

               7          Discus             28.43m


M40       Chasse, Craig

               3          3000M Steeplechase      11:59.70


M60       Crockett, Roger

               2          LJ                   4.66m

               4          TJ                   8.79m


W45       Habisreitinger, Kia

               2          80M short hurdles (30”)      14.02

               1          400M hurdles (30”)         1:19.50

               2          High jump                     1.30m

               2          Pole vault                    1.85m

               3          Triple jump                   9.14m

               7          Discus                       14.74m


M55       Makous, Monte

               5          Javelin (700G)                44.32m


M50       McBarnette, Bruce

               1          High jump                      1.84m


M50       McLaughlin, Terence

              11        1500M               4:54.99

               9        5000M               18:28.33

               1        4x800M relay (non-club)         11:19.90

                           (In 30-39 age group – age of youngest member)


M50       Poulos, Ted

               10        5000M                     19:10.18

               3         2000M Steeplechase        12:17.45


M45       Samiec, James

               7          High jump       1.40m

               5          Long jump       4.15m

               6          Triple jump     9.60m

               7          Pentathlon      1533 points


M65       Weiner, Robert

               9          1500M                   6:48.30

               3          2000M Steeplechase     10:06.05



M70       Williams, Albert

               1          100M                 13.51

2010 Maryland Senior Olympics PVTC athletes are recognized on the Maryland Senior Olympics website for their 2010 achievements. Congratulations to all our participants and record holder. www.mdseniorolympics.org
Audrey Lary, Frederick, 76, set a National Masters mark of 34-05.50 in the weight throw. While she won six gold medals and easily qualified for the 2011 National Senior Games, Mrs. Lary did not improve on her MSO sprint records in the 100, 200 and 400 dashes. We're pretty sure she'll be in top form by next year's Nationals in Houston.
Alby Williams, 70, of Bethesda clocked a 1:06.04 in the 400, ending the 19-year mark of 1:10.00 by Edward Matthews Jr.
Sharon Good, 78, also improved her weight throw mark by over 10 feet to 48-02.
New Maryland Senior Olympic records set at 2010 meet:
  • M70 400-Meter Dash—Alby Williams, 70, Bethesda , 1:06.04. Old record: Edward Matthews Jr., 1:10.00, 1991.
  • M80 Hammer Throw—Darrell Dempster, 81, Annapolis , 70-10. Old record: William Bergen, 69-10, 2009.
  • W70 1,500-Race Walk—Lois Dicker, 71, Silver Spring , 9:27.07. Old record: Alberta Tompkins, 10:51.00, 1993.
  • W75 Hammer Throw— Sharon Good, 78, Silver Spring , 48-02.00. Old record: Sharon Good, 38-01.88, 2008.
  • W75 Weight Throw—Audrey Lary, 76, Frederick , 34-05.50. Old record: Sharon Good, 18-09.63, 2008. Out-of-state athletes who had better effort than MD record:
  • M85 Javelin—Charlie Pistorino, 87, McLean, Va., 63-01. Standing record: Charlie Irwin, 55-10.00, 2003.
  • M60 Weight Throw—Ken Moss, 54, Leesburg , Va. , 60-04.00. Standing record: Jerry Bookin-Weiner, 50-08.53, 2008. Both are PVTC members.
  • W65 Hammer Throw—Cindy Arbelbide, 61, Front Royal, Va., 92-05.00. Standing record: Nancy Berger, 24-01.79, 2008.
  • W60 Weight Throw—Cindy Arbelbide, 61, Front Royal, Va. , 36-09.75. Standing record: Evelyn Wright, 26-07.00, 1999. Evelyn was a member at the time of her record.
Other PVTC results at 2010 Maryland Senior Olympics
10K run
*  55-59M    1   Maurice Pointer 55 Baltimore 36:26
*  70-74M    1   John Elliott 72 Columbia 44:28
*  80-84M    1   Jack McMahon 80 Silver Spring 57:34
5K run
*  70-74M    1   John Elliott 72 Columbia MD 21:42
*  70-74M    4   Donald Kohler 74 New Market MD 29:19

Don Riggs
PVTC Membership Secretary

is proud to announce our
2009 awardees
2008 awardees

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Long-time Potomac Valley Track Club member Chuck Williams took away two gold medals at the Culpeper-Madison-Orange, Tri-County Track Meet, Saturday, September 12. The 60-year old Williams blasted the competition in his age group and in several other younger groups as well. Williams won the 55 meters in 7.1 and the 100m in 12.91. The annual Tri-County Track and Field Meet awards the winning county a beautiful, engraved trophy that resides in the winning county until the next annual competition. PVTC's Williams also announced the event between his own races. For race results log onto the Culpeper Star-Exponent.com
At Delaware Senior Games, Keith Mathis broke the State Record in the Long Jump 16' 3 and the Javelin and tied the High Jump Record:
Three-time Olympian Philip Dunn won his fifth men's national 50 km title and Trevor Barron set the U.S. junior 20 km record Sunday at the 2009 USA 50 km Race Walk Championships in Santee, Calif.

Dunn won in 4 hours 28 minutes 53 seconds. Theron Kissinger was the runner-up in 5:04:33, with Steven McCullough finishing third in 7:00:21.

The men's 20 km Western Regional title was won by two-time Olympian Tim Seaman, who crossed the finish line in 1 hour 37 minutes 49 seconds. Finishing in the identical time was 16-year-old runner-up Trevor Barron, who shattered Philip Dunn's American junior record time of 1:42:15, set when he was a freshman at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. Barron, who is coached by Seaman, competes for South Park Track Club and resides in Bethel Park, Pa.

Other winners on Sunday included Karen Karavanic in the women's 50 km (6:24:22), and Rachel Lavalee of Canada won the women's 20 km in 1:38:30, with Solomiya Login capturing the U.S. Western Regional Championship with her runner-up finish in 1:48:43. Mike Tarantino won the men's 10 km title in 44 minutes 43 seconds, with 13-year-old Nicolette Sorensen capturing the women's 20km crown in 55:10.
divider From the 2008 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships in Boston MA:

Local Athena Track Club Member Results including 4 x 400M World Record

W40 200 Meter
  • 2. Terri Rath, W44, Ashburn, VA, 30.48
W40 400 Meter Dash
  • 1. Charmaine Roberts, W40, Beltsville, MD, 59.90
  • 3. Terri Rath, W44, Ashburn, VA, 1:06.84
W45 400 Meter Dash
  • 3. Lorraine Jasper, W46, Birchrunville, PA, 1:06.21
  • 4. Julie Hayden, W48, Ashburn, VA, 1:07.57
W40 800 Meter Run
  • 2. Charmaine Roberts, W40, Beltsville, MD, 2:23.87
W45 800 Meter Run
  • 2. Lorraine, Jasper, W46, Birchrunville, PA, 2:31.13
  • 3. Julie Hayden, W48, Ashburn, VA, 2:32.95
W45 1 Mile Run
  • 2. Lorraine Jasper W46, Birchrunville, PA, 5:27.92
W40-49 4x800 Meter Relay
  • 1. Athena Track 'A' 10:56.48
    • 1) Julie Hayden 48 - 2) Terri Rath 44
    • 3) Lorraine Jasper 46 - 4) Terri Cassel 46
W40-49 4x400 Meter Relay
  • 1. Athena Track 'A' 4:17.10 World Record
    • 1) Terri Cassel 46 - 2) Terri Rath 44
    • 3) Charmaine Roberts 40 - 4) Kathleen Shook 46

Exciting news from the masters world championships in France:

Bruce McBarnette attempted a World Record 2.01m right after clearing 1.90m.
He was over cleaning on the 3rd attempt and just brushed it off with his lower calf! Freakin' amazing!

That 2.01m world record attempt by Bruce translates to 6' 7".

Other significant news from the Worlds, reported by Jim Barr:

Season's best for Jim Barrineau in the high jump and Bob Clark in the long jump. Looks like Neil Fairclough probably got injured in the pentathlon hurdles.

Congratulations to PVTC member Bruce McBarnett, newly crowned masters world high jump champion. Bruce cleared 1.90m, over 6' 3", to win the men's 50-54 age group at last weeks World Masters Indoor Championships in France.

Bruce is in great form as usual, having set an American record twice at the Sportsplex winter indoor meets, first at 1.90m then a raising it to 1.92m.

PVTC's other World's entries:

Jim Barrineau finished 4th in the M50-54 HJ clearing 1.81m.

Roger Crockett got a M60-64 5th in the LJ at 4.98m and 6th in TJ with a 9.68m effort.

Robert Clark, a 2007 member brought home the Silver in men's 50-54 long jump with a leap of 5.97m.

For more results, visit usatf.org. When World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor graphic appears near top of home page, click on results.
McBarnette breaks his own high jump U.S. Record
-- Don Riggs
-- PVTC Membership Secretary PVTC member Bruce McBarnette continued his assault on the masters 50+ high jump record at Sunday's Sportplex Showcase.
After setting the American record at 1.87 meters during the previous Showcase meet, Bruce raised the American record twice at Sunday's meet.
Bruce is his own stiffest competition. Bruce first raised the record to 1.88 meters with a first attempt clearance that brought a loud and enthusiastic cheer from the spectators.
There was more to come, as the bar went up to 1.92 meters (that is 6 feet 3 1/2+ inches). At this height Bruce kept the audience in suspense, waiting until his third attempt to clear the new American record height.
Good news for our Maryland Senior Olympians:
-- Don Riggs
-- PVTC Membership Secretary

Montgomery County Department of Recreation and Parks will organize and conduct the Maryland Senior Olympics beginning in 2008, which is a qualifier year for the 2009 National Senior Games.
Dates are expected to be in late September/early October with the events located near the Germantown area of Montgomery County.
Website for the MSO office is www.mdseniorolympics.org
Phone is 240-777-8080 and email contact is info@mdseniorolympics.org
Brianna Walker was named the Intermediate Division Lady Champion of the RRCA Youth XC State Championship & Open Race 5K on October 27, 2007.
Results of that race can be found on the following link: http://www.striders.net/junior/2007/fall/results/07oct27.hcjs.result.pdf
She has since then qualified to compete in the USATF Junior Olympics Region 3 XC Championship in the intermediate division to be held in Winston, GA on Nov. 17, 2007.
divider Southern MD Striders 4x400 team run second-fastest time in US this year
Monday, 12 March 2007

Southern Maryland Striders Track and Field Club competed in the Nike Indoor Nationals Track and Field Meet, the premier high school track meet in America, held on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at the Price George's Sports and Learning Center.

In the youth section:
  • The 4x200m Midget (11-12) Girls Relay of Makiah Green, D'nia Pope, Tyasia Thomas and Briauna Kilgore placed 1st to win the Nike Indoor Nationals Championship with a time of 1:55.14.
    Second place was Mount Airy Track Club of Philadelphia, PA 1:57.80.
  • The 4x400m Midget (11-12) Girls Relay of Makiah Green, D'nia Pope, Tyasia Thomas and Briauna Kilgore placed 1st to win the Nike Indoor Nationals Championship with a time of 4:24.43. This was the second fastest indoor 4x400m midget girls relay in America for 2007.
    Second place was Mount Airy Track Club of Phildelphia, PA 4:30.79.

We have World Champions! 
-- Don Riggs
-- PVTC Membership Secretary

PVTC's Jim Barrineau won the 2007 men's 50-54 World High Jump 
Competition in Italy, topping 15 jumpers in the age group, with a jump 
of 1.75M.

Susie Barnes joined three other 75-79 USA athletes to win the 4x100M 
and 4x400M relays.

Jim and Susie led a group of 6 PVTC members at the Worlds to a total 
of 7 medals. Larry Colbert garnered silver in the M70 400 meters, 
Bruce McBarnette was silver medalist in the M45 high jump and Bob 
Paulen, competing in men's 70-74 age group, brought home two medals - 
silver in the 300 meter hurdles and bronze in the 80 meter hurdles.

Congratulations to all who competed in Italy.  All the results we 
identified for PVTC members (plus Hillen von Maltzahn, a former member 
who still competes locally) are below.

Susie Barnes 75-79
	1	4x100M [with Johnnye Valien, Louise Adams, Patricia Peterson]  1:46.04
	1	4x400M [with Johnnye Valien, Louise Adams, Patricia Peterson]  10:37.36
Jim Barrineau 55-59
	1	High jump	1.75M
James Carmines 60-64
	21	5K	RW	29:20.20
	23	10K	RW	59:34
Lawrence Colbert 70-74
	8	100M	13.98
	4	200M	28.52
	3	400M	1:03.28
Bruce McBarnette  45-49
	3 HJ	45-49	1.87M
Robert Paulen 70-74
	3	80m Hurdles 	14.28
	2	300m Hurdles 	50.97
	7	Long jump	4.27M
Hillen Von Maltzahn W55
	1	Pole vault	2.75M
	5	Heptathlon	5072 points

Corrections to the National Masters Championships
These corrections reflect that Canadians also competed, 
affecting overall position but not American standings.  
Medals were awarded only to Americans.
Lana Kane	W65		
	6 [4th American]	100M	18.59
	4 [2nd American]	200M	39.70
	5 [4th American]	Javelin  16.70m  54' 09"
Julie Hayden  W47
	4   [3rd American]   800M       2:28.16
	4   [3rd American]   1500M       5:14.97
James Stookey M77
	2 [1st American]     Long hurdles    1:05.98

Virginia Senior Games

Peter Blank	M50-54
1 - 1500M run		5:41.10
2 - 200M		  35.63
1 - 400M		1:17.82
1 - 800M		2:54.98
1 - 1500M RW		9:22.98
5 - Discus		78' 3.00"

Doug Hastings	M55-59
3 - High Jump		4' 2.00"
3 - Long Jump	       13' 1.00"
2 - Javelin	       92' 5.00"

Victor Litwinski  M60-64
2 - 1500M RW		9:03.53
2 - Discus		114' 10.00"
6 - Javelin		 84' 11.00"
3 - Pole Vault		  4' 0.00"
3 - Shot Put		 32' 7.00"

Keith Mathis	M55-59
1 - High Jump		 4' 10.00"
1 - Long Jump		15' 7.00"
1 - Javelin	       118' 4.00"

William Smith		M70-74
1 - Discus		129' 4.00"
1 - Shot Put		 35' 8.00"

Averett Tombes  M75-79
2 - 100M		16.79
2 - 200M		38.24
2 - 50M		11.28

Jeff Young	M55-59
2 - High Jump		4' 4.00"
4 - Long Jump	       12' 9.00" 

Virginia Commonwealth Games, Roanoke, VA, July 2007 
Cindy Arbelbide	W 50-59
	1 - Discus 73-02
	1 - Shot Put 25-11.50

Roger Crockett	50-59
	3 - Long Jump	14 ft 11.5 in
William Smith  70-75  
	1 - Discus     124 ft 4 in

State Games of America, Colorado Springs, August 2007
Cindy Arbelbide	W 55-59
	1 - Discus 75-07.50
	1 - Shot Put 26-05.50

Mid Atlantic Championships at Chester, PA, sponsored by the 
Philadelphia Masters Track and Field Association  July 2007

All are first place unless noted.  Most were unopposed within age group.
W70	Audrey Lary	17.07	*100m
		        35.06	*200M
M50	Maurice Pointer	17:25.41 *5k (1st of 4 in age group)
M50	Neil Fairclough	13:07.07 *3k steeplechase (1st of 3 in age group)
M50	Neil Fairclough	19.03	100m hurdles (1st of 2 in age group)
M50	Neil Fairclough	1.75m 	T 1st	HJ
	Neil Fairclough		1.95m  	3rd PV
M75	James Stookey	3.88m	*LJ
W70	Audrey Lary	3.39m	*LJ
M75	James Stookey	7.51m	*TJ
W70	Audrey Lary	7.72m	*TJ
M75	Bill Bergen	24.88m	Javelin
			7.50m	Shot
W55	Cindy Arbelbide	21.72m	*Discus
	                 8.60m	*Shot

* Indicates an All-American performance
Note that most athletes were un-opposed within age group.

divider Cindy Arbelbide's results:
  • Mid-Atlantic Championships, Chester, PA, July 14, 2007
  • W 55-59 1 - Discus 71-02.59
  • W 55-59 1 - Shot Put 28-02.75 [Results have yet to be posted online.
  • Virginia Commonwealth Games, Roanoke, VA, July 21, 2007
  • W 50-59 1 - Discus 73-02
  • W 50-59 1 - Shot Put 25-11.50
  • Complete results

divider Potomac Valley Track Club had another outstanding performance at the recent USATF Masters Outdoor National Championships.

Please send any additions/corrections to donriggs@juno.com.

Don Riggs, PVTC Membership Secretary
August 2-5, 2007
Orono, Maine

It was another outstanding meet for Potomac Valley Track Club masters athletes at the USA Masters Outdoor Championships in Orono, Maine in early August. By our accounting, 13 of our athletes competed, garnering 11 wins out of dozens of medal-winning performances.

Major contributors to the Team's 5th place team score were Jim Barr who won the shot put and collected 6 silver medals, Jim Stookey who was his usual prolific self, winning 4 events with silver in two additional events, while Keith Mathis contributed 5 medals.

Jim Barr had a major effort, competing in 12 events for the meet including the 5 pentathlon events where he collected the pentathlon silver.

Results for the club team and other athletes from the area or familiar at our meets are below.

To see the full results go to USATF home page, click on Events/Calendar then on National Championships, then on August 2-5 Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships then on Schedule and Results. Click on event name [in blue] or Full Results at top to get events in numerical plus team results. = Full results can be searched by an athlete's name. To do so [may have to click on a blank area on the screen before each search] click on "edit/find on this page" on the toolbar, enter the search information and click search.
PVTC members

Jim Barr  M35-39
1	12.82m            SP
2	31.88m     104-07	Hammer
2	 1.70m    5-07.00	HJ
2	36.37m	      2k Discus
2	 5.51m   18-01.00	LJ
2	45.09m     147-11	Javelin
2	Pentathlon		2581 points
	1    48.16m       592  Javelin
	1    38.10m       626  Discus
	2     5.38m  -1.0 512  LJ
	3    26.80        537  200M
	3    45.09m    147-11  Javelin

1 Barrineau, James   M52 Burke, VA           1.75m    HJ
	Jim still owns the 35-39 high jump record at 2.15m

Jerry Bookin-Weiner  M60-64
1    14.70m   48-02.75 Weight throw [exhibition]
2    38.32m     125-09	Hammer
5    10.98m		SP
5    36.90m	        Discus

Craig Chasse	M35-39
1     18:13.79  5k run
4     4:46.64	1500M

Roger Crockett     M55-59
2     9.87m 32-04.75	     TJ
5     4.55m	14-11.25     LJ

Keith Mathis		M55-59
2	1.55m			HJ
2 	4x100 relay  53.51
3	23.62m      77-06	Hammer
3	4.73m  15-06.25	        LJ
4     9.74m   31-11.50	TJ

Bruce McBarnette         M44-49
1	1.75m    5-08.75	HJ

Ted Poulos               M45-49
3  17:13.54     5k
3   35:07.93	10K
5  11:48.43	3k Steeplechase

Jim Stookey		M75-79
1 	4.01m  13 -02.00       LJ
1 	16.07                  Short Hurdles
1 	15.32	               100M
1       8.25m   27-01.00       TJ
	Jim still holds the 70-74 age group record
2 	1.25m    4 -01.25      HJ
2       1:05.98	               Long Hurdles

9 James Verdier            M65 Alexandria, VA         3:07.94	800M

4 Weiner, Robert    M60 Accokeek, MD    9:58.10    2k  Steeplechase

2 Russ White               M60-64         46.76m     153-05	Javelin

Albert Williams          M65-69
1   13.40  	100M
1   27.26	200M

Team Scores - top 10

Place Team Points
1 Florida Athletic Club	            493
2 So Cal Track - Fleet Feet 	      387
3 Mass Velocity Track Club 	      251
4 Golden West Athletics Club	      249.50
5 Potomac Valley Track Club 	      210
6 Atlanta Track Club 	            169
7 Shore Athletic Club of New Jersey 152
8 Southwest Sprinters Track Club 	145
9 Philadelphia Masters 	            142
10 Houston Elite 	                  133
121 Annapolis Striders Inc	        5
123 Howard County Striders, Inc.	  4


Nicholas Agoris          M45-49 Reisterstown, MD
5      24.64m      80-10	Hammer
6    12.39m		SP

Donna Barrett   W51 Cheltenham, MD
3		10.00m   32-09.75 Weight throw [exhibition]
7         19.83m		1k Discus
8    	18.68m      61-03	3k Hammer Throw
11         13.37m      43-10	Javelin
4         9.25m   30-04.25	SP

1 Marcus Battle            M48 Silver Spring, MD       12.42m	 40-09.00	TJ

10 Mark Baugh               M47 Glen Dale, MD           35.58m     116-09 	Javelin
7 Baugh, Mark              M47 Glen Dale, MD         14:12.33		3k  Steeplechase

2 Boyle, Charles           M83 Annapolis, MD         38:42.05	5k  RW

2 Ty Brown                 M62 Washington, DC    13.10  	100M
1 Brown, Ty                M62 Washington, DC           4.84m   LJ
3 Brown, Ty                M62 Washington, DC           17.96  Short Hurdles

2 Joseph Burno             M53 Mitchellville, MD    2:06.55		800M
4 Joseph Burno             M53 Mitchellville, MD      4:25.83	1500M

8 Kyle Caudle              M42 Annapolis, MD          4:20.14		1500M

3 Stephen Chantry          M52 Williamsburg, VA       2:08.06	800M
3 Stephen Chantry          M52 Williamsburg, VA       4:23.91	1500M
1 Stephen Chantry          M52 Williamsburg, VA      17:06.31	5k

Ashley Childs      W55-59	 Royal Oak, MD
1	10:54.12 	2k  Steeplechase
2	Pentathlon			1923 points
	2   	 	20.22     297 		short hurdles
	2  		 6.15m     486		SP
	2   		2.64m    212  		LJ
	2  		 3:25.35     447	800M

1 Jacqueline Concaugh      W32 Burke, VA              4:47.62		1500M
1 Concaugh, Jacqueline     W32 Burke, VA              7:21.30#	2k  Steeplechase

5 Lakin Ducker             M39 Annapolis, MD            26.98   200M
4 Lakin Ducker             M39 Annapolis, MD            13.32	100M
1 Non Club Male                                       4:18.93
     1) Joseph Peebles 47               2) John DiStefano 48
     3) Eric Dixon 47                   4) Lakin Ducker 39

8 Edwards, Kennie          M41 Baltimore, MD      55.45	400M
6 Kennie Edwards           M41 Baltimore, MD          2:10.72	800M

3 Ray Feick                M75 Gilbertsville, PA        9.08m   29-09.50	3k SP
5 Ray Feick                M75 Gilbertsville, PA       26.54m      87-01   1k Discus

5 Karen Frazier            W47 Hyattsville, MD    		31.24   200M
5 Frazier, Karen           W47 Hyattsville, MD         1:09.87    400M
6 Karen Frazier            W47 Hyattsville, MD          15.12		100M
1 Rebecca Garson           W43 Afton, VA           1:00:09.82	10k RW
1 Garson, Rebecca          W43 Afton, VA             29:31.49		5k  RW

7 Grobman, Gary            M54 Harrisburg, PA        18:36.17	5k run

6 Michael Harrington       M66 Vienna, VA              33.43m     109-08		1k Discus

1 Alisa Harvey             W41 Manassas, VA           2:08.81	800M
1 Alisa Harvey             W41 Manassas, VA           4:36.21#	1500M

3 Hayden, Julie            W47 Ashburn, VA             1:06.81    400M
4 Julie Hayden             W47 Ashburn, VA            2:28.16	800M
4 Julie Hayden             W47 Ashburn, VA            5:14.97	1500M
1 Athena Track     4x400 relay                                   4:28.27

6 Haywood, George          M54 Washington, DC    58.46    400M

3 Joan Hunter              W43 Purcellville, VA       2:21.93	800M

-- Kane, Carl               M67 Conestoga, PA               DQ		5k RW

4 Kenney, James            M66 White Plains, MD        10.55m		5k SP
3 Kenney, James            M66 White Plains, MD         1.35m    HJ
1 James Kenney             M66 White Plains, MD        43.17m*    141-08	Javelin

Gloria Krug              W76 New Oxford, PA
1		 7.51m#  24-07.75			3k SP
1  		  8.16m   26-09.25 			Weight throw [exhibition]
1         16.46m	1.0k  				Discus
1      	   2.38m 							LJ
1         18.84m      61-10				Javelin
1        17.86m      58-07				Hammer Throw
1          4.91m   16-01.50	TJ

Kareem Lanier            M34-39 Lincoln University, PA
1  		17:21.72		5k
1		34:18.39		10K

Kyle Lanier              M34-39 Lincoln University, PA
1	   	2:01.03		800M
2 		4:19.65		1500M

1 Non Club 4x800 relay     8:35.65	Kareem and Kyle Lanier

2 Matt Markowski           M32 Sterling, VA           2:03.72	800M

John McKenzie	M40-44
7	   5.51m  18-01.00	LJ
4		Pentathlon       2551 [just 17 points out of third]
		2        5.61m    637		LJ
		3      26.66     629		200M
		6     17.68m     229	Discus
		7     24.59m     268		Javelin

3 Louis Merricks           M42 Hampton, VA        23.15   200M
1 Louis Merricks           M42 Hampton, VA    11.37  	100M

7 Mitchell, Collin         M54 Silver Spring, MD     58.90	  400M
5 Collin Mitchell          M54 Silver Spring, MD     26.02	  200M

9 Moyer, Steve             M49 Reston, VA            20:43.67   5k run

6 Nearman, Steven          M47 Alexandria, VA        55.49    400M
7 Steven Nearman           M47 Alexandria, VA      2:08.49	  800M

Robert Paulen              M70 Silver Spring, MD
1           4.21m   		LJ
1          14.28  		Hurdles
1	     52.16			Long Hurdles
1           8.91m  29-02.75   TJ

3 Greg Petrosian           M48 Reston, VA               6.16m	 20-02.50	LJ

1 Oscar Peyton             M54 Accokeek, MD             11.88  	100M
1 Oscar Peyton             M54 Accokeek, MD        23.76   200M

5 Stuart Pineo             M46 Columbia, MD           4:29.93	1500M
5 Pineo, Stuart            M46 Columbia, MD          17:50.25    5k run

3 Tomlinson Rauscher       M61 Ellicott City, MD       21.37m      70-01	5k Hammer
4 Tomlinson Rauscher       M61 Ellicott City, MD        51.06	Long Hurdles
3 Rauscher, Tomlinson      M61 Ellicott City, MD        3.40m	PV

8 Charmaine Roberts        W40 Beltsville, MD         27.69[prelims]      40.49[final]   200M
	must have been an injury
1 Roberts, Charmaine       W40 Beltsville, MD      59.13    400M

1 Athena Track                                        4:28.27
     1) Julie Hayden 47                 2) Lorraine Jasper 45
     3) Joan Hunter 43                  4) Charmaine Roberts 40

6 James Samiec             M40 Trappe, MD              10.29m  33-09.25		TJ
9 James Samiec             M40 Trappe, MD               4.91m		16-01.50	LJ

5 Leo Sanders              M56 Virginia Beach, VA      25.86   	200M
7 Leo Sanders              M56 Virginia Beach, VA     12.68  	100M

5 James Seefeldt           M41 Alexandria, VA         4:13.84		1500M

3 Tracey Singleton         W40 Upper Marlboro, MD      13.54   	100M
1 Tracey Singleton         W40 Upper Marlboro, MD       9.53m	31-03.25	TJ
1 Singleton, Tracey        W40 Upper Marlboro, MD       5.11m	16-09.25	LJ

6 Darnell Smith            M45 Baltimore, MD            5.38m  17-08.00	LJ

6 Philip Stafford          M60 Charlottesville, VA    2:35.31		800M

1 Mark Stickley            M45 Winchester, VA        33:11.65		10K

1 Thompson, Glenn          M44 Harrisburg, PA          16.47m	7.26 	SP
1 Thompson, Glenn          M44 Harrisburg, PA          15.38m   50-05.50 Weight throw  [exhibition]
1 Thompson, Glenn          M44 Harrisburg, PA          50.50m	2k Discus

Glen Whiteley            M45-49	 Ridgely, MD
3		10.25m  33-07.50	TJ
4           1.60m    5-03.00	HJ
6		24.99   					200M
8 		23.97m					Discus
11		31.61m     103-08 	Javelin
	1	  24.52     892			200m
	4     5:15.86     664		1500M
	5     34.74m     481		Javelin
	6       4.92m    542		LJ
	7     23.80m     367		Discus


  • Kayla Ball, of SYA Track, competed in the Hershey meet in August 2007 in Hershey PA and finished 3rd in the midget girls 200m with a time of 28.79
  • Marcus Denham, of FPYC, also competed and finished 5th in the bantam boys 400m with a time of 1:08.46


Congratulations to the Potomac Valley Track Club members who competed in the National Senior Games held this May in Kentucky. Seven of our athletes brought home an impressive total of 15 medals.

Results for PVTC members and other athletes familiar at club events or located in the Washington area are below. Please send any additions/corrections to donriggs@juno.com.

For complete National Senior Games Results, see www.2007seniorgames.org
  • Click on Competition
  • Click on Click Here for Results next to the type of event [e.g. Track and Field]. Click on the individual event in the list on the left.

* The 5K racewalk course was in a park on a road and somewhat hilly, not ideal for racewalking, but tolerable. There were some long, slight grades and one steeper one. There were two out-and-back laps, though strangely laid out. It took about 100m to get from the start to the finish/turnaround, so the loops were less than 2500m. It was dry and the course was shaded. The road races used a 5K loop (once or twice) around the same park. -- John Gersh

* The weather was fine, and the course dry. It was in a park, out and back twice, with a mass start - everyone at once. It was hilly, not excessively so, but probably steeper than a racewalk course should be. No complaints about the course. -- Don Gerson

5K race walk

7 Blank, Peter 50-54 33:25.96
6 Gersh, John 55- 59 33:04.65
7 Ward, James 55- 59 35:03.85
Contract, Sheldon 65-69 DQ
17 Gerson, Donald 70-74 46:04.43

5K run
5 Englert, Roy 80-84 34:22.69
[11 runners in the 80-84 age group - never say die!]

10K run
No PVTC members entered

5K race walk
2 Shapiro, Steven 50-54 27:22.56&
12 Durrant, Steve 65-69 34:22.65
7 Windish, Rita 70-74 41:58.30
2 Simpson, Mary 75-79 41:29.65
8 Diamond, Tony 75-79 37:07.60
2 Boska, Mary 80-84 42:46.27
7 Ward, James 55-59 35:03.85
11 Hui, Peter 75-79 39:59.23
7 Hamilton, Terry 75-79 44:44.60

5K run
6 Ward, Alison 50-54 34:59.93
9 Fitzgerald, R Michael 50-54 18:33.00
20 Gildark, Gregory 55-59 31:49.83
9 Senseney, William 55-59 20:06.00
20 Gildark, Gregory 55-59 31:49.83
14 Uitto, Gary 60-64 25:45.00 
15 Myslinski, Norbert 60-64 26:56.00
18 Adachi, Yoshiko 65-69 32:48.62
19 Hill, Roland 65-69 25:23.00
27 Ross, Alexander 65-69 28:13.00
3 Graf, Tami 70-74 28:33.00
6 Glassco, Elizabeth 75-79 40:50.15

10K run
13 Bane, Dennis 55-59 44:54.00
8 Berger, Nancy 60-64 58:27.80
3 Graf, Tami 70-74 59:34.90
1 Glassco, Elizabeth 75-79 1:23:38.50
20 Ross, Alexander 65-69 1:00:39.00

On Saturday, July 8, 2006, we hosted an elite mile section at 11:30 am, with these results:
  1. 4:01.99 Rod Koborsi - Georgetown
  2. 4:05.36 Raymond Weeden - Pacers

USA Masters Outdoor T&F Championships in Honolulu, Hawaii -- reported by Don Riggs

Potomac Valley Track Club's masters athletes had another highly successful competition at the USA Masters Outdoor T&F Championships in Hawaii.

Congratulations to all our athletes!

Ten of our athletes competed, bringing home 30 medals from University of Hawaii's "Rainbow" track with multicolored lanes. Notable achievements were by Roy Englert and Jim Stookey, who won everything they entered, and by Marcus Battle, Roger Crockett, Audrey Lary, Helen Schley and Alby Williams who medaled in every event entered. Ted Poulos added a third silver to his collection and one more to the club's collection in the 8k run held in conjunction with the T&F Championships, making a total of 27500m of competition for the venture.

In team competition, PVTC was 4th best out of 91 teams. PVTC and other local athlete results are below.

Several athletes who have been familiar competitors at PVTC events are included. Hillen van Maltzahn [formerly Stubendorff] who won 6 gold and 2 silver medals, running for Team Tendonitis, which seems an appropriate team name for masters age athletes.
Potomac Valley Track Club members at 2005 USA Masters T&F Championships:
Marcus Battle (M45)
	Gold	TJ	12.86m
	Silver	LJ	5.58m

Larry Colbert (M65)
	4	400m	1:04.23

Roger Crockett (M55)
	Gold	LJ	4.86m
	Silver	TJ	9.94m

Roy Englert (M80)
	Gold	400m	1:40.40
		800m	3:45.40
		1500m	8:33.26

Audrey Lary (W70)
	Gold	LJ	3.64m
		TJ	7.99m
		Hammer	18.93m
	Silver	100m	17.36s
		200m	37.65s
		SP	7.43m
		Discus	19.40m

Ted Poulos (M40)
	Silver	10000m	36:36.52
		3k steeplechase	11:39.17
		8k run	30.33.1  (Masters 8k championships, held at the same time as the T&F championships)
	4	5000m	17:24.06
	5	1500m	5:42.48

Helen Schley (W75)
	Gold	800m	4:36.63
		1500m	10:01.71
	Bronze	400m	1:57.77

Jim Stookey (M75)
	Gold	100m	14.21s
		80m hurdles	14.37
		300m hurdles	53.15
		LJ	4.24m
		TJ	8.90m
		HJ	1.29m
		4x100 relay	56.39	[as part of an Ad Hoc team in 70-79 age group]

Bob Weiner (M55)
	Bronze	3k steeplechase	14:33.45
	6	1500m	6:31.57
	DNF	800m

Alby Williams (M65)
	Silver	100m	12.87s
		200m	27.45s
		400M	1:01.44

Other athletes

Melvin Fields (M60)
	Silver	100m	12.92s
		400m	1:00.08
	4	200m	27.19		

Kareem Lanier (M32)
	Gold	5000m	16:33.38
		10000m	34:02.21

Kyle Lanier (M32)
	Gold	800m	2:03.44
		1500m	4:14.47
	5	400m	53.92s

Hillen von Maltzahn (W56)
	Gold	200m	31.01s
		400m	1:14.67
		2k steeplechase	8:59.60
		LJ	4.08m
		TJ	8.29m
		PV	2.70m
	Silver	HJ	1.20m
		4x100 relay	1:06.19

Bruce McBarnette (M47)
	Gold	HJ	1.96m

2005 World Masters Games in Edmonton, Canada -- reported by Jim Barr

Apparently, these Games are the biggest competition on the planet with 22,000+ athletes competing. Not as big as the Melbourne games in '02 with 28k athletes but a much better Games. A tremendous effort from coordinators and volunteers to put on a spectacular event. Very well coordinated and publicized. My only issue was the early closing of the beer vendors at the closing ceremonies.

See below for PVTC results. Some quick thoughts below.

Dr. Jim Stookey had two World Records in both the hurdle races. He crushed the previous record in the 300m hurdles by 2 seconds. I believe he broke a record that he just set 3 weeks ago. Incredible performance. He also won the HJ and TJ but took a second in the LJ to a German who nearly broke the World Record with a 4.75 jump in the M75 division. I believe he's heading to Hawaii and on to San Sebastian.

I had a 6-year personal best in the HJ, clearing 1.80m and had two great attempts at 1.85. I credit it to the nice springy surface in Edmonton and being ticked off about my Javelin and Shot performances the previous days. In the Discus, I competed against former Olympic Decathlon Champion Robert Zmelik, who won of course, actually throwing .17m further than his Olympic Disc throw. He's a little bigger in the mid-section after a knee injury sidelined him last year so maybe the extra weight helped. I got a happy 4th and some memorable pictures.

Good Pentathlon competition and story with it - the Gold Medalist, Roman Kamas (Slovakia) from 2002 in Melbourne, and my main competition pulled up in the LJ but stayed to watch the competition and give me the Gold at the ceremony - a symbolic passing of the torch in a sense. Roman is visiting me at our house for a few days. After getting the bronze in Melbourne, it's been my goal for 3 years to win this one.

Also, did my first Weight Pentathlon. Good thing that no one I know saw me throw the hammer - very funny stuff.

Audrey Lary looked great in the 100m blowing by the field. She won everything as usual, 200m, LJ, TJ and weight throw. She is quite remarkable. She opted to save herself for Hawaii and not throw the shot or discus.

Marcus Battle had a tough go of it by getting into Edmonton the morning of his TJ competition. He just felt flat and didn't quite have it for this one. He'll bounce back and be ready for the PV games. I'm sure of it.

I put my hat in the ring for a 4x100 but no takers on this one. Most probably saw that I was in the Weight Pentathlon and said "I don't want some slow thrower on my relay team". Oh, well...next time.

I recruited Rob Thomas M35 (100,200,400 champ, 800 (2), 4x100 (1), 4x400 (2) to come to the Potomac Valley Games and put on a show for us. Also, looking forward to having Greg Foster M40 World champ in the LJ, TJ. He's a phenomenal jumper who also excels in the Pentathlon. Also, hope to see Kimiko Nakatake, a PVTC regular from NY, who took Silver in the HJ and Bronze in the TJ, and a 4th in LJ.

Results are at http://www3.telus.net/vschmid/2005WMGA/index.htm .

Here is the games web site: http://www.2005worldmasters.com


Jim Barr (M37)
·Gold - Pentathlon (2817pts – LJ 5.87m, JV 50.69m, 200m – 25.31s, DS 37.08s, 1500m – 5:55)
·Silver - Javelin (45.69m)
·Silver - High Jump (1.80m)
·Bronze - Weight Pentathlon – (2554pts - HT 24.14m, SP 12.60m, DS 36.02m, JV 49.32m, WT 9.91m)
·4th - Shot Put (12.73m)
·4th - Discus (37.08m)

Marcus Battle (M46)
·7th - Long Jump (5.59m)
·7th - Triple Jump (11.80m)

Audrey Lary (W71)
·Gold - 100M (16.87s)
·Gold - 200M (36.10s)
·Gold - Triple Jump (7.93m)
·Gold - Long Jump (3.52m)
·Gold - Weight throw (10.87m)

Jim Stookey (M75)-
·Gold - High Jump (1.25m) (tough competition, Jim tied with two others at the winning height but made it on his first attempt)
·Gold - Triple Jump (9.0m)
·Gold - 300m hurdles (54.98s) *World Record by almost 2 seconds (old record - M75 WMA World: W 56.95 2003-07-05 Heinz Krenzer, GER)
·Gold - 80mH (13.62s) *World Record (old record - M75 WMA World: W13.68 1999-08-29 Melvin Larsen, USA)
·Silver - Long Jump (4.31m)

Several of our masters are in Hawaii for the masters championships there, we'll have a full report after the meet.
USATF national results: Two of our young athletes competed at the USATF Junior Olympics in Indianapolis this past week.

Ashlyn Sinclair, 16 (Silver Spring) won the 2000m steeplechase for the 15-16 age group in 7:33.53 just missing the meet record.(7:29)

Andrea Oaxaca, 14, (Arlington) finished 8th in both the 800m run and the 1500m run. On Thursday, she won her qualifying heat of the 800m run. Then on Friday she ran 73 second last lap to pass 4 runners an earn the last qualifying spot for the final on Sunday.
On Saturday, she ran the 800m final and earn an 8th place medal for her effort On Sunday, she ran a smart race for the 1500m final. She was in last place after the first lap 400m in despite running at a fast pace. She moved up through the rest of the race to run her best time of the season 4:45.61, finish 8th and earn another JO medal.

Potomac Valley Athletes Shine In Virginia Commonwealth Games -- reported by Chuck Williams

Members of the Potomac Valley Track Club brought home plenty a of hardware from the Virginia Commonwealth Games held July 15-17 in Roanoke.

Evelyn Wright dominated in the weight throws and jumping events bringing home at least three gold medals in her age class. Audrey Lary also dominated in every event she contested. Chuck Williams finished second in the men's 50-55 100m, first in the 200m dash, and just out of the top 10 in USCF Cycling Time Trial, including a four percent grade (steep) hill climb up Star Mountain, ending about 1,000 feet above Roanoke. Williams won the 1997 Commonwealth Games Silver medal in the cycling road race.

Sarah Bowman from Northern Virginia also came close to setting a record for the Games, running 2:01 in the women's 800 meter run.

For complete Commonwealth Games results, log onto www.commonwealthgames.org

PVTC Medalists at National Senior Games -- reported by Don Riggs

Congratulations to PVTC's large and outstanding masters contingent!

Potomac Valley Track Club had another outstanding meet at the recent National Senior Games in Pittsburgh. 5 of our 16 entrants brought home a total of 15 medals, led by Audrey Lary with 4 gold medals and a silver medal and Jim Stookey with 3 golds and a silver. Audrey and Jim both set 3 new Senior Olympic records.

Lois Dicker won a pair of race walk bronze medals in the 5K and 1500M, and Roy Englert continues unabated, with a silver in the M80 800M run, while Evelyn Wright had a gold and two silver medal winning performances while competing in no less than 7 events. Michael Graham garnered a fourth in the M50 high jump with a 5 ft 2 in/1.57M jump.

In other news, Audrey Lary is featured in the Summer 2005 issue of USATF's Fast Forward, for her World and American record setting performances at the USATF Masters National Indoor Championships in Boise, ID. Audrey set five records at the meet [60M, LJ, TJ, Weight throw, Super weight throw] plus an additional Gold medal in the 200M.

PVTC was third best club at those Masters National Indoor Championships, behind a large and dominating Southern California Track Club and just 5 points behind the Oregon Track Club Masters.

2005 National Senior Games Results

Potomac Valley Track Club

Sue Barnes  W75	7	100M	21.66
		4	200M	46.22

Peter Blank M50	20	5K road race	23:05
		14	1500M	5:40.02

Kathy Collins W55 5	5K race walk	39:02

Jim Condell M70	6	HJ	4ft 2in/1.27M
		19	Shot put 28ft 1.75in/8.57M
		4	PV	8ft/2.43M

Lois Dicker W65	Bronze	5K race walk	34:07
		Bronze	1500M race walk	9:26.27

Deborah Van Dover W50	5  5K race walk	35:26

Roy Englert M80	Silver	800M	3:49.95
		10	400M	1:43.99
		5	1500M	8:22.18

Ward Jones M70	9	Shot put 35 ft 1 in
		8	Discus	 98 ft 2 in

Victor Litwinski M60
        	7	1500M race walk	8:40.00
		20	Shot put	31ft 6in/9.60M

Audrey Lary W70	Gold	100M	  16.89
		Gold	Long jump 11ft 10.5in/3.61M
                                  [new Sr. Olympic record]
		Gold	Shot put  24ft 7.5in/7.50M
		Gold	Discus	  67ft 1in/20.44M
                                  [new Sr Olympic record]
		Silver	200M	  36.45

Anthony Markley	M50
              	5	1500M race walk	10:19.19
		6	200M	        26.64
		7	400M	        1:10.54
		14	HJ	        4ft 8in/1.42M

Keith Mathis M50 9	LJ		15ft 0in/4.57M
		 7	HJ		4ft 10in/1.47M

Jim Noone M60	 8	5K road race	6:25

Jim Stookey M75	Gold	200M  29.66 [new Sr Olympic record]
		Gold	LJ    14ft 1.5in/4.30M
                              [new Sr Olympic record]
		Gold	HJ    4ft 3in/1.29M [new Sr Olympic record]
		Silver:	100M  14.12

Roger Webb M65	10	5K race walk    36:14

Evelyn Wright W65 Gold	 Pole vault  5ft 6in/1.67M
		  Silver Long jump   11 ft 6.5 in/3.51M
		  Silver High jump    3ft 10in/1.16M
		  5	 Shot put    25ft 5.25in/7.75M
		  6	 Discus	     64ft 5in/19.63M
		  4	 Shot put    25 ft 5.25 in
		  6	 Javelin     64 ft 5 in

Full results are at SeniorChampion.com or through nsga.com

Current PVTC Record Holders as of June 2005 [plus new records set at the 2005 Sr. Olympics].

Audrey Lary	
	W65 100M	15.04 	Sr Olympic record set in 1999
	W70 100M	15.72 	American Masters record set in 2004
	W65 200M	32.71 	Sr Olympic record set in 1999
	W70 200M	33.90	American Masters record set in 2004
	W65 400M	1:16.21 Sr Olympic record set in 1999
	W70 LJ		3.84M	American Masters record set in 2004

Ed Benham
	M80	1500M	6:04.28	U.S. Masters record set in 1987
	M80	1500M	6:14.90	Sr Olympic record set in 1989
	M80	800M	3:10.37	Sr Olympic record set in 1989

Evelyn Wright
	W65	HJ	4ft 4in	U.S. Masters record set in 2003

Virginia State Games in Virginia Beach, May 13-14 -- reported by Chuck Williams / Metro News Networks
Once again, it seems like when there are two or more members of PVTC at a track meet the 'Cream' Rises to the top. That was the case in the Virginia State Games in Virginia Beach, May 13-14.
Evelyn Wright outjumped everything that wasn't nailed down and I think she also scored hugely in her age group in the weight throws.
What can I say about Carla Convery? Only that she ran, jumped, and even did some volunteer work during the weekend. That lady is class, BAR NONE.
PVTC member Anthony Markley from Fredericksburg was raising the devil in the duathlon (I think) until he sustained a leg injury that took him out of the competition in the 50-54 age bracket.
Even PVTC's Chuck Williams from Warrenton got lucky in the 50m, 100m, and 200m, bringing home three gold medals in the running events against stiff competition from the Tidewater area. He even managed to bring home a silver medal in the 5-K cycling time trial, despite an equipment malfunction that occurred just as he was rolling up to the start line.
The Virginia State Games previewed what PVTC will send to the National Senior Games in Pittsburgh in July. For results, check out virginiaseniorgames.org
National masters indoor T&F championships -- reported by Don Riggs
Potomac Valley Track Club members and others familiar in local track and field competition had outstanding results at the recent USATF National Masters Indoor Championships in Boise, Idaho.
  • Congratulations to all our champions and national competitors.
  • Audrey Lary in her first year in the 70-74 age group, set 4 national records with impressive improvements over the previous standard, while winning 5 national championships, one in every event she entered. In the triple jump, Lary leapt 25-11 to break Leonore McDaniels' 1998 record by 2 ½ feet. Later the same day, she broke the super weight throw record by almost 2 feet with a toss of 19-9. She also tossed the weight 33-3.75, bettering the old record by almost 6 feet. In the long jump, her new national record is 11-9.75 bettering the old mark by 7 inches. On the track, Audrey garnered another gold with a 36.90 effort in the 200 meters.
  • Jim Stookey brought home his usual collection of medals, including a major 400 plus point improvement in the pentathlon national record with a 3959 total. Other results for Dr. Stookey:
    • 1 60M hurdles 10.63 seconds
    • 1 Long jump 13-00.75
    • 1 Triple jump 28-8.5
    • 2 High jump 3-11.25
  • Roy Englert scored 3 medal winning efforts in the 80-84 age group including a win in the 800M at 3:48.51. Roy had a pair of seconds in the mile (8:52.22) and 3000M (17:43) both behind national record performances.
  • Jim Carmines kept our strong race walk tradition alive, with a winning 3K walk of 16:05.06 in the 60-64 age bracket.
  • M40 runner Ted Poulos had a 3000M 5th place run in 10:00.46 and a 9th place mile of 5:06.47. Robert Weiner also took on the mile, placing 6th in the 55-59 age group with a 5:59.39.
  • For full results please visit www.usatf.org then under National Championships, click on USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships then on the left, click Results -- or click http://www.weinerpublic.com/20050312.doc.
  • Results for other athletes who compete in the Washington, DC area are below.
    • Marcus Battle (39-7) barely edged runner-up David Quick of Bakersfield, Calif., (/39-6.5) to win the triple jump. Marcus had a bronze medal performance in the long jump, with a leap of 17-11.00.
    • John Casale won the M45 pole vault with a vault of 12-11.50
    • The Lanier brothers each had a pair of medal winning performances in the 30-34 age grouping. Kareem is mile and 3000M champion in 4:35.83 and 9:14.76 while Kyle won the 800M in 2:04.07 and was 3rd in the 400M with a 53.93.
    • In the M45 high jump, Bruce McBarnette was his usual high flying self, with a 6-2.75 jump, just an inch below his current national record.
    • Tomlinson Rauscher garnered a 5th in the M55 pole vault, clearing 11-5.75.
    • Helen Schley, running the W75 category, had a pair of wins with a 1:59.87 in the 400M and 4:41.40 in the 800M.
    • Hillen von Maltzahn (formerly Stubendorff) was an active and successful competitor garnering 5 medals in the W55 age group including pole vault national record. Hillen won the PV on a tie breaker, claiming that new record with a vault of 9-00.50. Hillen's medal collection included 2nd places in the HJ (4-1.25); long jump (13-9.75) and triple jump (26-4.50); and a third place 200M run (31.09 seconds).
  • USATF recently announced its 2004 award winners for their contributions on and off the track.
    Congratulations to the PVTC members who received well-deserved recognition for their achievements.
    In Masters Field Events, Audrey Lary was the W70 award winner, having entered the age group this year with a bunch of records including world records.
    Evelyn Wright was co-winner in the W65 age group.
    In Masters Track Events, Jim Stookey was the M70 award co-winner
    Also honored were local runners Susannah Kvasnicka and Hedy Marque
  • The complete list of honorees is at http://www.usatf.org/news/view.aspx?DUID=USATF_2004_12_04_16_59_49
  • Congratulations to the PVTC medal winners at the recent USATF National Masters Championships in Decatur Illinois. Each of the 6 PVTC members entered brought home at least one medal. Read Full Report by Don Riggs

Performances of PVTC members at the 2002 National Masters Championship in Orono, Maine, held the first week in August.  Scanning the official web site derived results. Regrets to those we missed.

James Barr defended his pentathlon age group championship.  He also placed 1st in the open Javelin, and took thirds in the triple jump, shot put, long jump, and discus.  Overall, an outstanding effort.

Evelyn Wright also had a great meet. She placed 1st in the discus, high jump, and the hammer throw.  She had a 2nd in the long jump aand the triple jump and a 3rd in the 80 meter hurdles.

Audrey Lary placed 1st in the long jump and the triple jump and had a 3rd in the 200.

Ezzat Pashai had great throw in the javelin to win his age group.

James Stookey had a 1st in the long jump and the high jump.

Ted Poulos placed 1st in the 10,000 meter and 4th in the 5,000.

Larry Dickerson place 2nd in the 10,000, with

Jim Keat in 3rd in the same age group.  Dickerson was 3rd with Keat 5th in the 5000.

Robert Weiner placed 3rd in the steeplechase he also competed in the 1,500 and 5,000.

Charles Pistorino had an 2nd in the shot put and 3rds in both the javelin and the discus.

Lois Dicker placed 2nd in the 10,000 and 5,000-meter race walk.

Judy Wit also competed in the 5000.

Roger Crockett placed 4th in the triple jump.  He also competed in the long jump.

Jim Verdier placed in the 1,500 run, while

Jack Starr placed 2nd in 5,000 and 10,000-meter race walks.

Finally, Sharon Good, a long-time veteran track and race walk official, and

Peter Taylor worked the meet. Taylor has been the voice of the masters championship meets for years.  He will also announce the Potomac Valley Games.

Great work by all. As a team PVTC did very well.

Michelson Sets New National Record at 3,000 Meters Marie Louise Michelsohn, 60, of Stony Brook, New York, set a pending U.S. national record for 3,000 meters (1.86 miles), running 12:08.7, at Potomac Valley Track Club's all-comers meet at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, on Sunday, April 21, 2002.

Michelsohn broke a 16-year-old national record by 17 seconds, a large margin by track and field standards.  The former record -- one of the oldest on the books -- was set by Margaret Miller of California, on July 23, 1986, who ran of 12:25.6 at age 60.  See http://www.nationalmastersnews.com/outdoor_2001.html for all U.S. national age group records.
Michelsohn, a member of Bohemia Track Club, is coached by the legendary Pete Squires.  She said she takes no special supplements and avoids weight lifting, instead building strength by running hills on the Rockefeller Estate in Tarrytown NY.  She has run with world half-marathon record holder Paul Tergat and Olympian Tegla Laroupe.  Michelsohn is a math professor at Stony Brook University, one of the state universities of New York.
Running in the rain, Michelsohn finished sixth overall, behind twins Kyle and Kareem Lanier of Lincoln University PA; masters runner Ted Poulos of McLean VA; teenage phenom Aynesleah Sinclair of Silver Spring MD; and marathoner Jay Jacob Wind of Arlington VA.  Finishing behind Michelson were her husband, Blaine; World Champion F50-54 heptathlete Hillen Stubendorff of Germany, and other runners.
Full results of the 3,000 meter race and other events are at http://www.pvtc.org
National Invitational Race Walk, Sunday, April 14, 2002 Patrick Boisclair led Arturo Huerta during the first part of the National 20K Invitational Racewalk. Patrick was in first place for about the first half of the race, but was eventually overtaken by Arturo, then at around 15K they were both passed by American Kevin Eastler who won the race. Kevin's pace calculates to 7:33 miles - walking! [Female winner] [Full Results] PVTC stars at 2007 Indoor Nationals

Virginia Senior Games: Keith Mathis 55-59
High Jump- 1st (1.47 Meters)
Long Jump- 1st (4.75 Meters)
Javelin- 1st (36.07 Meters)

Hershey Games: Kayla Ball of SYA finished first in the 200 and the 400 for 11/12 girls. She has been contacted to participate in the Hershey National in August in the 200.

2007 Cliff Wiley Games: Genamarie McCant ran 3 PRs and received 3 medals, including 1st in the 400 with a time of 58.26. Genamarie qualified for Natl JOs in California next week in the youth girls 400. Marcus Denham of FPYC (bantam boys) ran 5:21 in the 1500. Elizabeth Jagoe youth girls got 3 medals also in the 100m hurdle, 200m hurdle, and shot put.

June 5, 2005 -- She's 64 and headed for Senior Olympics -- Article about Janie Mortensen in The Examiner