Masters Team Continues to Top Results Pages

Ken Youngers has been running fast times for over 20 years as a member of Atlanta Track Club Masters Team and is showing no signs of slowing down. Youngers finished ninth overall during the Atlanta's Finest 5K on August 28 in an impressive time of 18:23 for the 65-year-old running veteran. Kathy Wiegand ran a great time of 20:23 to finish first overall among female Masters athletes. She was also the eighth fastest female competitor overall and was quickest among her 45-49 Masters age group by over five minutes.

The team continues to grow with exciting new talent as newcomer Kevin Paulk looks to continue finishing at the top of the results after recently debuting with Atlanta Track Club Masters Team during the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in Ames, Iowa. There the team took home 40 medals with the mens and womens teams finishing third in combined scoring. The men were third overall and captured 12 gold medals and the women took seventh with four gold medals. After returning home to Georgia from Oregon, where he co-founded the Bowerman Track Club, Paulk earned bronze in the 800m (M60-64) with 2:19.19 and claimed silver in the 1,500m with 4:55.10.

"I am thrilled to compete for the Atlanta Track Club," said Paulk who ran at Tucker High School and Appalachian State. "My biggest joy from competing as a Masters athlete is the camaraderie from shaking hands at the starting line and finish line, to the friendships for life."

An avid runner, Paulk has taken part in over 1,000 races and logged 106,256 miles in his running journal. Paulk also coaches track and field and cross country at Rome High School.

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