USATF Acknowledges the WMA Best Athletes Awards

Last week, World Masters Athletics (WMA), the international governing body of masters track & field, announced its annual Athlete of the Year honours.  Three Team USATF athletes were named to the prestigious list. In addition, five other categories had U.S. runners up. Here is a listing of the US honourees:

Top 3 Americans
Female Overall Athlete of the Year:  Neringa Jakstiene (W56, Memphis, TN)
Male Sprinter of the Year:  Charles Allie (M72, Pittsburgh, PA)
Male Jumper of the Year:  Antonio Palacios (M53, Bloomington, IN)

Americans awarded Runner-up Places
Female Jumper of the Year Runner Up:  Neringa Jakstiene
Female Combined Event Athlete of the Year Runner Up:  Neringa Jakstiene
Female Thrower of the Year Runner Up:  Myrle Mensey (W70, St. Louis, MO)
Male Thrower of the Year Runner Up:  Quenton (Doug) Torbert (M68, Redlands, CA)
Male Combined Event Athlete of the Year Runner Up:  William Jankovich (M86, Racine, WI)

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