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An Invitation from PVTC President Craig Chasse
Date: May 27, 2017

Potomac Valley Track Club, one of the leading all-ages track clubs in the USA, invites its members to compete at 2017 USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in Baton Rouge LA on Thursday-Sunday, July 13-16. For complete information, please see USATF's information and registration page

We hope you can join us!

Craig Chasse

Congratulations from PVTC President Craig Chasse
Date: February 20, 2017

Congratulations to our team that went to the Masters Indoor meet in Albuquerque to finish 3rd out of 70+ clubs

We had 20 compete at the meet and won 24 individual events and 1 relay!

Congrats to our national champions:

  • Jim Barrineau won the M60 High Jump
  • Tracey Battle won the W45 Long Jump and Triple Jump and was 5th in the 60
  • John Brittain won the M70 800 meter
  • Craig Chasse won the M45 Mile RW & 3000 RW and was 4th in the 3000
  • Tami Graf won the W80 3000
  • Dixon Hemphill won the M90 60, 200, 400, 800, Mile
  • Bruce McBarnette won the M55 High Jump
  • Ken Moss won the M60 Weight Throw and was 2nd in the M65 Super Weight
  • Bob Paulen won the M80 Pentathlon, 60HH, Triple Jump and Long Jump and was 2nd in High jump
  • Oscar Peyton won the M60 60 and 200
  • Orville Rogers won the M95 60,200,400, 800, Mile
  • Our M40 4x800 team of Craig Chasse, Ted Poulos, Bob Weiner, Terry McLaughlin

    Also at ABQ:

  • Jerry Bookin-Weiner was 6th in the M70 Super Weight and 5th in Shot Put, 7th in Weight Throw
  • John Brittain was 2nd in the M70 400 meter
  • Rose Green was 2nd in the W75 400, 60, 200
  • Penny Ingles was 2nd in the W40 Weight Throw, 3rd in the Super Weight and Triple Jump and 4th in Shot Put
  • Robert Lang was 7th in M65 200 and 11th in the 60
  • Terry McLaughlin was 4th in the M55 Mile RW
  • Liza Recto was 5th in the W60 3000 and 6th in the Mile
  • Sandy Triolo was 5th in the W50 60 and 4th in the 200
  • Ted Poulos was 6th in the M55 3000
  • Jay Wind was 6th in the M65 3000, 8th in the Mile, 9th in 800

    Upcoming club events:

  • Our next 2017 all-comers meet – Saturday, June 10, at T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria VA

    See our website www.pvtc.org for details on all upcoming events.

    Craig Chasse

  • PVTC wins third-place at 2017 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque NM

    PVTC won the third-place team award at 2017 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque NM with a score of 264 total points, behind

  • #1. 624 So Cal Track Club
  • #2. 401 Southwest Sprinters Track Club
    and ahead of
  • #4. 253 SC Striders Track Club
  • A total of 75 teams competed
  • For complete results, please see http://live.finishtiming.com/#/results/meet/20170019/score/C

  • USATF Masters Committee officials Jerry Bookin-Weiner and Rex Harvey presented the third-place trophy to Bob Weiner and Bruce McBarnette on Sunday at 1 PM, after the last relay race
  • Bob has the trophy and will present it to PVTC president Craig Chasse at an upcoming track meet.
  • PVTC hosts next year's USA Masters Indoor Championship at Prince George's Sportsplex in Landover, Maryland, on March 16-18, 2018.
  • Shortly, we will issue call for officials and volunteers
  • Also, we invite you to renew your membership in PVTC. See www.pvtc.org/join
  • Please invite other athletes to join as well
  • We want to win the first-place team award in 2018, as we did in 2013 (Landover MD) and 2015 (Winston-Salem NC).
  • Please mark the dates on your calendar and plan to attend!

  • If you were registered, we are pleased to offer you one free race or track meet in 2017
  • Please write to pvtcsecretary@gmail.com to claim your free race
    by Craig Chasse, PVTC President

        Potomac Valley Track Club (PVTC) is a community-centered, nationally-oriented, private, nonprofit organization that promotes running, track & field, and racewalking in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

        PVTC hosts and sponsors various events throughout the year. Among the most popular are the All-Comers Track Meets held at a local high school, every other weekend from early May to August each year. These meets provide competition for a wide variety of athletes from world class to developing youth. Attendance at our meets runs from 150 to 250 athletes on any given Sunday morning, providing terrific competition and training for athletes and officials alike. Our club members represent PVTC at National and World events; we have outstanding Masters level athletes (over 35 years of age), who have won multiple World Records and championships. Our current interest is in developing an on-going youth program for Track & Field and building a competitive team.

        Our grand event each year is the Potomac Valley Games, held on Labor Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday) each year. The games are the culminating event of the all-comer series making it our club championship meet. The games are often the USATF Potomac Valley Association outdoor track and field championship for open and master athletes. The meet also attracts athletes from across the country.

        PVTC has also provided the community with more than 25 years of traditional seasonal (Washington's Birthday, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) running races of 5 and 10k, the exception is the July 4th race (8km). All of the PVTC running races have a racewalk included at the same distances. Over the years, we have sponsored many national running events as well. Again, our members represent PVTC at National and international running events, not only in the shorter events of 5K and 10K but in marathons and in the ultra-distances as well.

        PVTC promotes the Olympic sport of race walking at a national class level. Racewalkers compete and represent our club in many parts of the United States. PVTC walkers include National class open, masters (over 35 years of age) and youth athletes. Our walkers have competed in the Olympics, Olympic Festivals, Olympic Trials, National Races, World Racewalking Cups, and World Youth Meets. We have hosted a National Invitational Walk and hope to continue that in the future. It was an event that drew our Nation's and Canada's best racewalking athletes. We also sponsor local clinics, throughout the year, to teach racewalking and to provide continued development for our current athletes.

        PVTC is a club for elite and developing athletes, and for people who just want to maintain fitness in an easy comfortable forum. Our motto is "A club for all ages, all paces and all ways."

        Come join us, compete, stay in shape, become a working member and supporter of PVTC, the rewards are great.

        To join, see our membership page or contact Jim Darr, PVTC Membership Secretary, 2806 West George Mason Road, Falls Church VA 22042 (pvtcmembership@gmail.com) or call 703-481-3530.

    Craig Chasse
    Craig Chasse, President