Special: First 23 years of National Masters News

Shown are former National Masters News staffers Suzy Hess, Jerry Wojcik and Angela Egremont, who under editor Al Sheahen and later were the heart of the monthly publication for decades. The first 256 issues are now posted and searchable. In 1977, Bob Fine was the original editor of what became National Masters News (in January 1982). Californian Sheahen soon took over and produced the monthly that would bind the masters movement for decades. Publication of complete copies of the first 23 years is possible thanks to the Sheahen estate and the late Randy Sturgeon, who as NMN publisher green-lighted the posting of these priceless documents.

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 8031, Laguna Hills, CA 92654, or email him at

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.