Greetings, fellow athletes! Allow me to introduce myself. I'm a lifelong distance runner and have been competing since I was 14. You might know me as the guy that runs the steeplechase at USATF Nationals. I'm now 47 and I love my sport of Track & Field even more than ever, at the Masters level.  I have been inspired the last couple of years, not just due to the pandemic, to put on small track & field meets for the athletes with whom I race and train, know and love. My goal is to bring maximum awareness to Masters Track & Field, both in Arizona and around the whole country.  Our sport is an amazing sport that can be carried on for a lifetime, and it is my belief that everyone can do it or return to doing it after a long hiatus.  I'm fortunate to be a coach of 30+ Masters runners with my local club, the Arizona Pacemakers, and since introducing them to the sport the last 3 years, they have ALL discovered an aspect of running they now love, but never knew existed prior to that.  

In 2021, I wanted to come up with a fun meet for us in the land of perfect December weather -- Arizona.  The average weather is a beautiful 66 degrees and sunny.  This pre-season kickoff, known as the Desert Spectacular, will be a unique meet contested on an outdoor track, featuring events most often seen during the Indoor Track & Field season, with some fun additions. 


Location: The 2022 meet will be held at Mountain Pointe High School on 4201 E Knox Rd Phoenix, AZ 85044 .

Date/time: The meet will take place on Saturday, December 17, from approximately 10 AM to 2 PM. 


It will be a USATF Sanctioned Meet. Open, Masters, Arizona Senior Games participants, Veterans - Come join us for a highly competitive meet with local, domestic and international competition!

As of October 20, 2022, the following events will be contested at the meet (final order of events TBD):

60m

60m hurdles

150m

300m

600m

1000m

Mile

3000m

Long Jump

High Jump

Triple Jump

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Weight Throw

Super Weight Throw

Discus

Javelin 

4x200m Relay

Sprint Medley Relay

Distance Medley Relay

4x800m Relay

Arizona Senior Games 2023

desert spectacular 2022

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