The Masters Observe and Discipline (MTF) Committee agreed so as to add a 25-29 age group on the USATF Annual Assembly in Reno, Nevada final December. The addition of this new “pre-masters” age group was championed by the late MTF Chair, Rex Harvey, in a push to retain post-collegiate non-elite, intramural, and leisure athletes.

The age class was added to the Indoor and Outside Championships starting with the 2020 Outside Championships, in addition to the Indoor and Outside Mixed Occasions Championships and Throws Championships.

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“The addition of the 25-29 age group to Masters Observe and Discipline affords 1000’s of athletes the chance to compete post-collegiately at a excessive stage,” says MTF Interim Chair, Jerry Bookin-Weiner. “We look ahead to welcoming many new spectacular athletes to the Masters Observe and Discipline circuit.”

Athletes within the “pre-masters” age group will be part of the 30-34 age group, referred to as “sub-masters,” as eligible to compete in USATF masters meets.  On the worldwide stage nonetheless, masters competitors begins at age 35 in World Masters Athletics meets.

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