Conversation with Masters Thrower Tom Fraker

Tom Fraker is the 2018 USATF National Masters Track & Field Champion in the hammer and weight throw and was named a 2019 USATF Masters Athlete of the Year

Q: What are you looking forward to in practice and competition for the rest of 2021?

A: I can't be much different from other competitive masters athletes when I say I really look forward to returning to opportunities to compete. I look forward to meets where we can feel like a team again where we not only are getting our our own results, but we can also enjoy the results of our teammates and the total for the team. Until I started competing for the Track Club Masters team, I didn't realize I how much I missed that aspect of the sport. I have a good situation for practice because of facilities available to me through coaching that I do. The coaching unfortunately also keeps me from some competition opportunities. I am practicing well and am just hopeful for opportunities to get some throws marked in competition. I've thrown weight over 20 meters three years in a row and don't want that streak to end.