ATLANTA - July 31, 2022 - Atlanta Track Club Masters athletes dominated the USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Lexington, Kentucky this past weekend. The team heads back to Atlanta carrying team title trophies for the men, women and combined teams, sweeping all three main team categories.
Strong performances from runners, throwers and jumpers in all age categories helped propel the teams to victory over the course of the four-day event held at the University of Kentucky campus. Beside the titles, Atlanta Track Club now holds two new American records in the 4x800m relay. The men's 80-84 team of Adrian Craven, David Turner, Gary Cochrane and Charlie Patterson shattered the former USATF record of 22:35 when they crossed the line in 18:44. The women's 65-69 team of Patrice Combs, Cindy Williams, Cindy Lucking and Trenice Mullis Dubow took down a record set by Atlanta Track Club in 2019 by nearly 50 seconds when they won their race in 14:49.
It was an excellent meet for Combs who not only assisted with the relay victory. She also won the 1500m, 5,000m and 10,000m and was runner up in the 800m. Along with Combs, Cassandra Harris was a top scorer for the women, winning eight medals including a runner up in the discus and third place finish in the high jump.
Other highlights for the women include the 100m/200m double victory for Inga McIntyre (40-44); an overall win for Courtney Nasser (25-34) in the 2000m steeplechase; a victory for Catherine Radle (75-79) in the pole vault and a 10,000m win for Joyce Hodges Hite in the 85-89 age group.
In the men's competition, David Turner was the dominant performer in the distance races in the 80-84 age category. Turner won the 5,000m, the 5,000m race walk and 10,000m. The 400m hurdles and 400m flat were all Atlanta Track Club. In the 45-49 400m hurdles, Ian Weakly defeated the next closest runner by eight seconds. Louis Corominas (35-39) and Durran Dunn (40-44) both won their age groups in the 400m. In the field events, Roscoe Googe won the shot put by nearly a meter for the 75-79 age group.
Complete results can be found here.