For National Masters News
by Bob Weiner

It is extremely helpful to spreading word about the mission of masters track and field for athletes to contact their home media about their performance. The Masters Media Committee urged athletes to do so at the outdoor nationals in Decatur and provided model telephone call sheets, and we now announce the first "Home Press Honor Roll" of athletes who contacted at least one of their local media from the meet:
Nolan Shaheed -- WGCC Radio, Pasadena, CA
Lorraine Jasper -- Philadelphia Inquirer
Sid Howard -- Newark Star Ledger
Chris Gordon -- Eugene Register
Ron Pate -- Honolulu Advertiser
Linda Piff -- Asbury Park Press
Bruce McBarnette -- Washington Post and numerous Northern Virginia media
Gerald Vaughn, Geoff Emerson, Jim Russ, Liz Johnson -- Charlotte Observer
Martha Mendenhall -- Tacoma News Tribune
Robert Thomas -- Indianapolis Star Tribune
Becky Sisley -- Eugene Register
Karen Steen -- Tacoma News Tribune and Olympia WA Olympian
John Hinton -- Danville Bee
Gina Richardson -- Raleigh News and Observer
Ann Carter -- Aiken Standard
Carol Finsrud -- Lockhart Register
Congratulations to these Masters Media Committee Honor Roll recipients for their successful outreach efforts.  If anyone else developed home press from their efforts at nationals -- and especially if you have clips you can email us as models -- please contact us at . We will be happy to announce additional "honor roll" members in the future.
After consulting with Masters Chair George Mathews, Games Committee Chair Sandy Pashkin, Athlete Representative Dave Clingan, Hawaii Meet Director Mark Zeug, and others, the Media Subcommittee announces that because of the success of this pilot project in Decatur, a larger home press project will be utilized in upcoming national championship meets, perhaps with a "Home Press" tent next to the medal stands so that our interns or staff can immediately put awardees on the phones with home press.
Bob Weiner, Chair, and Liz Johnson, Member
Masters Media Subcommittee