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Letter from "Dr. Track" Chuck Phillips to Al Sheahen on development of Age-Graded Tables for WAVA

Portion of letter from “Dr. Track” Chuck Phillips to Al Sheahen on development of Age-Graded Tables for WAVA

Between 1975 and the late 1990s, several people in America and abroad sought ways to mathematically compare performances by different athletes of different ages in all running, jumping and throwing events. One pioneer of the so-called Age-Graded Tables was Al Sheahen, editor and publisher of National Masters News. After his death in 2013, his family made his archives available to this site. Now the first major batch of his correspondence on the AGT, plus news clippings and data sets, is posted here.

Welcome to the Museum of Masters Track & Field!

Masters track and field has a rich history, and this site is dedicated to preserving it. Literally thousands of pages of material can be found here, including virtually all World and American championship meet results. They are collected all in one place for the first time as a tribute to the athletes, officials and masters leaders who made it possible. This site will grow. So have patience as we build the online masters museum first envisioned by Andy Hecker. Enjoy! And let us know what you think.

Special thanks to David Pain and Randy Sturgeon

USA masters founder and pioneering meet director David Pain and National Masters News Publisher Randy Sturgeon have provided immense help with this archive site. David’s contributions include his vast memorabilia and United States Masters International Track Team newsletters from the 1970s and 1980s, and Randy has shared many results from back copies of his monthly newspaper. Both were instrumental in creation of this site, and the committee salutes them for their assistance in helping bring together extremely valuable documents and data.

Invitation to share materials for archive

Anyone with masters track and field material that might be appropriate for this archive may contact any of the committee members or write Jeff Davison at P.O. Box 5653, La Quinta, CA. 92248, or email him at jeff@shr1.org.

How you can support our mission

Financial and other support for this site comes from the USATF Masters Track and Field Committee and USATF members. Donations to this archive and tax-deductible financial contributions (with checks made out to “USATF”) are welcome.

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