Masters Team Claim 20 Golds at USATF Region Championships

Atlanta Track Club Masters Elite Track & Field team made the trek to Winston-Salem, NC in January to compete at the 2020 USATF Southeast Region Masters Indoor Championships at JDL Fast Track.

Winning over 20 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals for the team were both seasoned masters and those new to the team. Of note were performances by M60+ Tom Fraker, who swept gold in the shot put (12.79m), weight throw (19.18m) and super weight throw (8.98m). M75+ Cook Holliday topped the triple jump (6.34m), high jump (J1.10m) and pole vault (2.15m). Multiple medal colors were won by Ridley Holder; gold in the 60m (8.75), silver in the 200m (31.30) and bronze in the shot put (10.30m).

For the women, Trenice Dubow won the mile race walk (10:55.35) and 800m (3:43.85). World-ranked Catherine Radle continued to stand above the W75+ crowd with gold in both the pole vault (1.60m) and high jump (1.00m).

During the USATF Cross Country Championships at California's Mission Bay Park on January 18, our long distance Masters athletes tackled the 8K and finished with two teams earning bronze. The M50+ guys were Brad Slavens (31:33), Gary Droze (32:06), Lester Dragstedt (33:13), Jeff Haushalter (33:34) and Matthew Whitis (34:51). The M70+ team was Jerry Learned (39:23), Dave Glass (40:36) and Andrew Sherwood (56:45) — the latter now 80 but dropping down to help our two 70+ stalwarts fill out the team.