Howard Wins Silver Medal at World Masters Championships

3/31/2014
 
Eight (8) USATF New York members recently participated in the World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor held in Budapest, Hungry.  The championships were held March 25-30 in the SYMA sport and event centre .
 
Leading the New York contingent was Sid Howard, 75, of Plainfield, NJ with a silver medal performance in the M75-79 800m. Howard ran 2:53.29 finishing just .69 behind the winner John Raymond Newcombe  of Great Britain.  Howard also finished 5th in the 1500m running 6:47.15.
 
Shemayne Williams, 50, of Teaneck, NJ was the highest finisher on the women's side picking up a fourth place in the W50-54 400m.  Her time was 1:06.28.
 
Andrew Hogue, 40, of Bronxville, N.Y had a busy week in Budapest as finished fifth in the M40-44 400m running 53.45 and also threw 41.32m in the javelin for eleventh place.
 
Other performances from USATF New York members included:
10. Mary Rosado (New York, NY) - 60-64 8 km Cross Country      50:01.50
12. Marilyn Mitchell - 60m 70-74     12.31
14. William Shelton (New York, NY) - 50-54 200m     26.35
15. Bruce Logan (New York, NY) - 45-49 10 km Race Walk      1:03:10
17. Neil Fitzgerald (Bronx, NY)  - 45-49 800m     NT

For complete results click here.