Pasadena Senior Games gave us chance to improve, qualify for ABQ 2019

Brenda Matthews (red), Linda Cohn (middle) and Pat Kelly (blue) battle in a 50.Brenda Matthews (red), Linda Cohn (middle) and Pat Kelly (blue) battle in a 50. Photo by Ken Stone

M60 Ed Baskauskas shows effort in high jump.

M65 Ed Baskauskas shows effort in high jump. He (and others) drove down from Bay Area.)

Masters track is great cuz you can still improve year-to-year despite age. So I was thrilled to run the 50-meter dash Saturday in 8.31 at the Pasadena Senior Games (held at Cal State Los Angeles because Caltech’s track is said to be undergoing rehab). A year ago, I ran 8.56 at Caltech. So that makes up for my dropping out of the 100 after four steps (calf cramp, related to high jumping). Mastersrankings.com has results from the two-day meet (with javelin held at Occidental College because or artificial turf Sunday). Many entrants tried their feet at multiple events — since this was a qualifier for the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque. I brought a camera and took snaps between sprints. See some high-resolution shots here, free to download.

About the Author

Ken Stone
Ken has followed track as an athlete, writer and webmaster since the late 1960s, and saw most sessions of track and field at the 1984 Los Angeles and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He also attended the 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Trials. He worked for 10 newspapers and now reports for Times of San Diego. Write him at TrackCEO@aol.com or kens@timesofandiego.com. Story tips always welcome!

2 Comments on "Pasadena Senior Games gave us chance to improve, qualify for ABQ 2019"

  1. Great shots at Cal State LA

  2. I already reported your “uncharacteristic performance”…expect a visit soon.
    BTW, good work!

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