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PVTC wins USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships in Winston-Salem NC
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Team photo by Greg Coats, USATF

PVTC's team won the 2015 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, held March 20-22 at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem NC.

Our team scored 682 total points, ahead of Southern California (SoCal) Track Club's 648. Our gold medal winners:

  • W50-54 60 Meter: Sandy Triolo, 8.64 seconds
  • W75-79 60 Meter: Rose Green, 10.82 American Record
  • M50-54 60 Meter: Lonnie Hooker, 7.32
  • M90-94 60 Meter: Dixon Hemphill, 17.72
  • M95-99 60 Meter: Orville Rogers, 16.92
  • W75-79 200 Meter: Rose Green, 36.83
  • M50-54 200 Meter: Lonnie Hooker, 24.08
  • M60-64 200 Meter: Oscar Peyton, 25.25
  • M90-94 200 Meter: Dixon Hemphill, 1:05.86
  • M95-99 200 Meter: Orville Rogers, 1:16.77
  • M95-99 400 Meter: Orville Rogers, 3:25.88
  • M70-74 800 Meter: John Brittain, 2:52.98
  • M90-94 800 Meter: Dixon Hemphill, 7:03.86
  • W65-69 1 Mile: Joanie McMullan, 8:22.79
  • M90-94 1 Mile: Roy Englert, 11:52.34
  • W75-79 3000 Meter: Tami Graf, 20:36.95
  • M80-84 3000 Meter: Robert Gurtler, 21:52.62
  • W65-69 4x200 Meter: Joanie McMullan, Lynnea Salvo, Tami Graf, Rose Green, 2:54.84
  • M80-84 4x200 Meter: Darrell Dempster, Robert Gurtler, Lawrence Dickerson, Ino Cantu, 4:03.05
  • M90-99 4x200 Meter: Orville Rogers, Charles Ross, Roy Englert, Charles Boyle, 5:40.82
  • W50-59 4x400 Meter: Mary Lowe Mayhugh, Ida Draim, Betty Blank, Hannah Phillips, 6:04.24
  • M80-89 4x400 Meter: Darrell Dempster, Robert Gurtler, Lawrence Dickerson, Ino Cantu, 8:52.60
  • M90-99 4x200 Meter: Orville Rogers, Charles Ross, Dixon Hemphill, Roy Englert, 12:54.81
  • W50-59 4x800 Meter: Mary Lowe Mayhugh, Ida Draim, Liza Recto, Elizabeth Row, 14:20.54
  • M30-39 4x800 Meter: Muraji Nakazawa, Mike Cannon, Terence McLaughlin, Miles Aitken, 11:49.52
  • M50-59 4x800 Meter: Mario Zuniga, Duane WIlliamson, Ted Poulos, Steven Anderson, 10:38.21
  • M80-89 4x800 Meter: Darrell Dempster, Robert Gurtler, Lawrence Dickerson, Ino Cantu, 20:36.33
  • M90-99 4x800 Meter: Orville Rogers, Charles Ross, Roy Englert, Dixon Hemphill, 29:47.68
  • W75-79 High Jump: Tami Graf, 0.85 meters
  • M55-59 High Jump: Bruce McBarnette, 1.80m
  • W45-49 Long Jump: Tracey Battle, 4.48m
  • W75-79 Long Jump: Tami Graf, 1.99m
  • W45-49 Triple Jump: Tracey Battle, 9.44m
  • W40-44 Shot Put: Jennifer Stephens, 9.03m
  • M35-39 Shot Put: Ibrahim Babiker (international athlete), 13.57m
  • W40-44 Weight Throw: Jennifer Stephens, 10.08m
  • W40-44 Super Weight Throw: Jennifer Stephens, 5.81m
  • M85-89 Super Weight Throw: Darrell Dempster, 5.41m
  • M60-64 3000 Meter Race Walk: Peter Blank, 19:52.61

  • Complete results
  • Results by event
  • Welcome from club president Craig Chasse
  • Join PVTC or renew your membership | by mail (HTML) | (DOC) | (PDF) | by credit card via Active.Com

  • Read our 2015 membership message and event calendar
  • As a PVTC member, you get numerous benefits including discounts at PVTC events, cool team swag like a PVTC singlet for competing for PVTC at regional/national meets, e.g. USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships (March 20-22 in Winston-Salem NC), input at monthly meetings, and the opportunity to join committees to make PVTC even better
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  • Congratulations to the winners of USATF Potomac Valley Association 2014 elections: • President: Phillip Barrett • First Vice President: Elenora Battle • Vice President: Tim Baker • Vice President: Adrian McDaniels • Vice President: Alma (Jan) Price • Secretary: Faye Howell • Treasurer: Barbara Smith • Women’s Long Distance Running: Nancy Betress • Men’s Long Distance Running: Bob Platt • Masters’ Long Distance Running: Alisa Harvey • Women’s Track and Field: Tiombé Hurd • Men’s Track and Field: David Barmer • Master’s Track and Field: Tom Jones • Race Walk: Becky Klein • Youth: Quentin Wilson • Officials: Dr. Bill Price

  • In memoriam
        • In 2015, we bid farewell to club membership secretary Don Riggs. Don was close to us all, reliable, responsible, unflappable. We will dearly miss him. | USATF Masters Track & Field Committee treasurer Joy MacDonald | Photo | Biography on www.MastersTrack.com , and Olympic race walker Alan Price
        • In 2014, we bid farewell to club members Norm Brand and Edward Seeger, and to Les Kinion and Judy Roth
        • In 2013, we bid farewell to club members Scott Bentley, Carla Convery, and Tim Good


  • Next monthly club meeting:
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:30 PM
  • Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 South 16th Street, Arlington VA (703-228-0935)
  • Send agenda items to Craig Chasse


  • PVTC in the news
  • August 19, 2014 -- "Age No Limit for Masters Track and Field Athletes" -- by Lindsey Holden in SB Nation
  • Monday & Wednesday indoor track speed workouts
  • Our weekly workouts are Mondays and Wednesdays INDOORS at Thomas Jefferson Community Center track, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA | Map
  • Every Monday -- 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Every Wednesday -- 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Coaches: Elizabeth Row (571-255-9559) and Jay Jacob Wind (703-927-4833)
  • Fee: The workouts are free, but you may donate $5 to the coach
  • Entering TJ: Young athletes may enter TJ for free. Adults must either be members of TJ or pay a daily rate of $4 for seniors, $8 for Arlington residents, $16 for non-residents
  • Typical Workout includes instructions, flexibility drills, warm-up, short sprints, and recovery segments.
  • Share: Besides these workouts, you can share workouts via our Facebook page
  • Typical Workout: After warm-up, 10 x (200m run & 200m recovery)
  • More information: Contact Jay Jacob Wind, head coach
  • Join PVTC-WALK e-mail group
  • Join PVTC-SPRINT e-mail group
    Enter on-line for our workouts

  • 2015 All-Comers Outdoor Track & Field Meets | DOC | PDF
  • We thank Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Rd, Alexandria VA for welcoming us | MAP
  • We thank Edison High School's helpers for assisting at all meets in 2014 as a fund-raiser for their cross-country team
  • If your team wants to assist Edison's team at our all-comers meets in 2015, please contact Craig Chasse, 703-475-1310
  • SUNDAY, May 17, 8:30 AM
  • SUNDAY, June 27, 8:30 AM
  • SATURDAY, July 18, 8:30 AM
  • SATURDAY, August 8, 8:30 AM
  • 7:00-8:00 AM: Free racewalk clinic - 90 minutes before first event of All-Comers Outdoor Track Meets
  • Schedule of Events
  • $8.00 non-PVTC members 18 and over; $6.00 PVTC members; $4.00 Youth under 18
  • Register for all 5 meets and get one free (5 meets for the price of 4)
  • Unlimited number of events for one entry fee
  • We use Fully-Automatic Timing and wind gauges
  • PVTC intends to hold all track and field meets as scheduled.  PVTC, however, reserves the right to cancel or shorten an event, or the meet, due to time constraints or hazardous conditions.
    Enter on-site on race day, or
    Enter on-line for all-comers meets
    Confirm your registration
    Volunteer for track meets

  • Annual Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship
  • We always need volunteers - please call Mike Cannon (910-261-8446) or write m.maurice.cannon@gmail.com
  • 2015 Ed Barron Series
  • PVTC's 2015 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship includes 5 races.

  • Frequently-asked questions:
  • For more information, write race director Mike Cannon or call 910-261-8446.
  • PVTC Apparel
  • Potomac Valley Track Club is pleased to offer black long-sleeved warm-up t-shirts ($18.00), white short-sleeve t-shirts ($9.00), and white Coolmax®® competition singlets ($20)
  • Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Singlet options: male-cut tank top or female-cut tank top
  • Use the Half-page purchase form | Full-page purchase form
  • Individually lovingly hand-printed by our former chairman of the board Bobby Briggs
  • Print the form, fill it out, and send it
  • Please allow 3 weeks for delivery -- plan ahead to wear for your competitions
  • Annual Awards
  • Please join us in congratulating our 2014 annual award winners:
        • Ed Barron Service Award: Art and Becky Klein |
    Photo | Photo | Photo
        • Ray Gordon Outstanding Athlete: Charles Boyle | Photo
        • Carl Schuler Outstanding Race Walker: Sheldon Contract | Photo
        • President's Award for Special Service: Bernadette Flynn | Photo | Photo with Craig Chasse

  • Please join us in congratulating our 2012 annual club award winners | 2012
  • Previous years' award winners: | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2001 | History of PVTC awards
  • We honor our club presidents:
          • Ed Barron (8/1975-1/1978) • Sal Corrallo (1/1978-1/1981) • Rodney Johnson (1/1981-9/1983) • Francis Kelley (9/1983-4/1986) • Lynda M. Durfee (4/1986-1/1990)
          • William Hillman (1/1990-1/1993) • Bob Briggs (1/1993-7/1993) • John Martin (7/1993-7/1994) • Charles Scott Bentley (7/1994-5/1997) • Sal Corrallo (5/1997-10/2002) • Craig Chasse (10/2002-present)


  • 2013 Potomac Valley Games are now history.
  • For complete tesults, see
  • Potomac Valley Games, Sunday, September 1, 2013 -- T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria VA
        • Men's Throws Pentathlon
        • Women's Throws Pentathlon
  • Potomac Valley Games, Saturday, August 31, 2013 -- Edison High School, Alexandria VA
        • Men's Pentathlon
        • Women's Pentathlon SabrinaAndRyan
  • Sabrina Sokol and Ryan Thomas set PVTC youth records in the high jump at Potomac Valley Games on Saturday, August 31.
  • Sabrina: 11-12 girls 1.40m
  • Ryan: 13-14 boys 1.66m
  • Photo by Kerry Thomas
  • 2009 USA Masters Indoor Championships
  • PVTC proudly hosted 2009 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, March 20-22, 2009, at
  • at Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, Landover MD
  • Complete Results | Photos by Tom Moran
  • PVTC Board adopts new by-laws
  • At our monthly club meeting on Monday, October 10, 2013, at 7:30 PM at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street South, Arlington VA, Potomac Valley Track Club adopted revised by-laws, the document that defines how we run our club.
  • A committee including Peter Blank, Craig Chasse, John Haubert, Jim Pearce, Jen Stephens, and Jay Jacob Wind drafted the proposed revised by-laws, and the monthly club meeting has considered them at two meetings.
  • Read the revised by-laws side-by-side with the old by-laws as a web page or as a DOC file
    Other Links (not promoted, sponsored, or organized by PVTC)
  • USATF Masters All American Standards of Excellence as published by National Masters News | Road Running Men | Road Running Women | Track & Field Men (metric) | Track & Field Men (imperial) | Track & Field Women (metric) | Race Walk (men and women)
  • Eastern Regional Masters Track Web Site
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015 -- Potomac River Run Marathon and Half-Marathon -- Carderock Recreation Area, C&O Canal Towpath, Maryland

  • TigerTurf Articles -- A History of Track and Field Sports on the Grass and Turf
  • Event Director Resource by Runner's World • includes Race Director Checklist
  • Road Race Management (rrm.com)
  • A brief guide to youth track & field meets in the DC area
  • Delaware Senior Olympics
  • USATF Masters Throws Pentathlon Scoring Table -- courtesy of Jerry Bookin-Weiner
  • Kristen Spencer of Launchsportperformance.com helps runners with hip rotation problems and hamstring tightness, issues we we suffer from as we get older. | Recommended by Robin Bennett Campbell
  • Sheila Farrell of Farrell & Associates Physical Therapy knows how to prevent weakness that we show in the neck area as we age. She a national senior champion in tennis. | Recommended by Robin Bennett Campbell
  • Ellen Harrington's running blog
  • "Running in the Rain -- Elementary students brave wet weather in annual Pyramid Challenge" -- in Springfield Connection, October 22, 2009 -- quotes Bob Briggs of PVTC | PDF
  • "Racing Against the Clock -- Marathon runners over 50 take off" -- in AARP Bulletin Today, October 22, 2009 -- quotes Jay Jacob Wind of PVTC | PDF
  • "In the Long Run, Boomers May Discover That Racewalking Is the Way to Go" -- in The Washington Post, June 9, 2009
  • "The Walk of the Town: Racewalking" -- in The Washington Post, August 5, 2008
  • USA Track & Field
  • USA Track & Field Potomac Valley Association
  • USATF Officials certification

  • Arlington Running Roundup, by Jay Jacob Wind
  • Implement Standards and in Excel
  • Training Runs in the DC Area
  • Links to other stuff
  • A Runner's Guide to Training Technique
  • STOP Sports Injuries Campaign
  • Podiatry Reference Guide
  • Pancreatica Walks or Runs to Fight Cancer
  • East Regional Meet
  • Calories Burned Calculator
  • Three Rivers Road Runners Club, Richmond VA
  • Adam Nelson's throwing website
  • Cartwheel shotput technique movie from The Netherlands
  • D.C. Road Runners Club (lists races)
  • Eldersburg Rogue Runners
  • FindSportsNow (lists races)
  • Hiking Forums
  • MastersTrack.com East Region meets
  • Maryland Throws Meets
  • Mile Split
  • National Elite Youth Ranking System
  • RacePacket (lists races)
  • Road Runners Club of America
  • Running Maryland
  • Team In Training
  • Track & Field resources
  • Washington DC multi-use trails
  • Washington Running Report (lists races)

  • Greenbrier (Yorktown High School) track calendar for March-April 2015
  • Wakefield High School track calendar for March-April 2015
  • Washington-Lee High School track calendar for March-April 2015

  • World Class Racewalking
  • Ethiopian Elites
  • Run Hundred - a log of popular workout music, sorted by beats per minute
  • Skinny Water
  • Official speared by javelin
  • Other local area meets
  • "Managing Your Anxieties in Racewalking" by Stan Popovich
  • "Do Not Stress Over Your Competition" by Stan Popovich
  • "Do Not Let Fear Affect Your Running" by Stan Popovich
  • Checklist for putting on a race
  • Assembling the skyhook (DOC) | (PDF)
  • Instructions for Manually Timing a Race (DOC) | (PDF)
  • Wireless Computer Interface User’s Guide for use with the Time Machine Sports Timing Systems

  • WMA Age-grading calculation 2006 (updated 2010) | Source: Howard Grubb
  • Multi-Events scoring, by Cheshire County Athletic Association
  • PVTC endorsed Arlington County's bond issue for parks & recreation in 2014 | in 2012 | in 2010 | in 2006 | in 2004 | in 2002

  • March 31, 2010 -- National Park Service Record of Determination for the public use guidelines for pedestrian and cycling special events within the George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Williams v. Cox Enterprises, Inc. et al. 62061. (159 Ga. App. 333) (283 SE2d 367) (1981)
  • 2003 Mass. Super. LEXIS 290,*;17 Mass. L. Rep. 4, Derek A. Lautieri v. Jorun G. Bae, releasing USA Triathlon and Boys and Girls Clubs of Metrowest from liability for a car crash druing a triathlon