KOAT Action News 7, Albuquerque NM
February 17, 2017
USA Masters National Track Championships
Reporter Sasha Lenninger explained, "Events like this benefit the Duke City in a lot of ways.
Over 600 athletes and their families will be in the Duke City today until Sunday for the USA Masters Track Championships,
and we could see some new world records.
This is the second year the event is being held in Albuquerque.
Last year, 44 world and American records were set.
This time around, some of those record holders are coming back this weekend.
One of the oldest competitors is 99 years old and has the chance to set at least one record."
Albuquerque mayor Richard Berry says events like these help prepare the city for bigger events such as the Senior Olympics,
which is slated to come to Albuquerque in 2019.
Mayor Berry said, "We have one of the fastest tracks in the world.
We already know what we're doing when putting on track meets with the University of New Mexico, all of our volunteers, and USATF.
Everybody here knows how to put on a quality meet."
Sasha added, "The USA Masters Track Championships run today until Sunday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Things begin at 8:00 this morning. I'm Sasha Lenninger, KOAT Action News 7."