The forecast for St. George, Utah, early next week is highs in the low 70s. Nice. It’s time for the Huntsman World Senior Games — the last major geezer meet in North America. It’s Oct. 15-17 at Snow Canyon High School (“NEW Mondo Track!!”). I don’t have access to the entrants list, but the schedule shows a lot of competition in many of the 50-plus age groups. At least nine gents over 85 are entered in the 100, for example. (And 16 in M75, 22 in M60.) So you’ll have to earn your medals. The popular 50-meter dash and standing long jump are back (but no hurdles or pole vault). Throws are hot, too.
Results will be posted here. You also can grok previous results.
The meet is USATF-sanctioned and meet director is Angie Poulton. Our super shooter Rob Jerome captured the action last year (but won’t attend this year). See some of his Utah work here.
As usual, local news reported that we spend money. Who knew?
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How about the national Senior ganes in June. What is versaturf?
The stadium is a 5,000-seat facility and the 400-meter Versaturf construction track is composed of eight racing lanes and includes a steeplechase water-jump. To bolster performances, sprints can be run in either direction to mitigate the effects of unfavorable weather.
It’s not a Mondo track. It’s a rubberized track like you’d find at many high schools, Although it does appear to be pretty new. There’s a good crowd of competitors, including a few notable masters track athletes, And the heats are fairly competitive.
I see Damien Leake broke the M65 50 meter record by .01.