2022 Track & Field Meet 


Important Track Meet Update:

The 2022 CT Masters’ Games Track & Field Meet will be held on Saturday, July 9th at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain, CT. For 2022 ONLY the CT Masters Games Track & Field Meet will be combined with the Nutmeg State Games track & field meet due to facility issues and the National Senior Games being held in May. Athletes in the 2022 Nutmeg State Games and CT Masters’ Games Track & Field Meet will be limited to 5 events. This meet will be a qualifier for both the State Games of America and the National Senior Games.

Date: Saturday, July 9th

Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium, New Britain
Meet Director: Jesse McCray
The CT Masters Games Track & Field Meet is sanctioned by the USATF. 

Track Events:
50M, 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 1500M, 3000M, Race & Power Walk

Field Events:
Hammer, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Long-Jump, High-Jump, Triple-Jump, Pole-Vault 

Entry Fee: $37.00 for 2 events

- $5.00 for each additional event, max of 5 events

Registration will open on May 1st on Athletic.net

This event is a qualifier for the State Games of America and the National Senior Games

Please Note:

- Registration and Implement Weigh-In will OPEN at 8:30 AM.
- Your age division/group will be determined by your age as of Dec, 31, 2022.
- Participants need to supply their own implements.
- Starting Blocks will be provided.
- Maximum Track Spikes Allowed: 1/4 inch
- If you are scheduled to participate in a Track Event and a Field Event at the SAME TIME, please report to your Track Event FIRST then go to your Field Event.

Sport Details

2022 CT Masters' Games Track & Field Meet Schedule - To Be Announced

The 2022 CT Masters' Games Track & Field Meet is sanctioned by the USATF. 

Please Note: you do not have to be a USATF member to compete. The Track & Field Meet is an open competition. Non USATF Members are allowed to compete. All results will be submitted to USATF. 

Rules:

This meet will be conducted in accordance with USA Track & Field rules, except as modified herein

Format

  • Athletes will be allowed to compete in up to Five events.
  • No one will be permitted to sign up the day of the event.
  • Participants must provide their own implements to compete with, implements will not be provided.
  • Awards will be presented for 1st through 3rd place for each division within each age group.

Track Events:

  • 50 M
  • 100 M
  • 200 M
  • 400 M
  • 800 M
  • 1500 M
  • 3000 M
  • 1500 M Race-Walk
  • 1500 M Power-Walk

Field Events:

  • Hammer
  • Shot Put
  • Discus
  • Javelin 
  • Long Jump
  • High Jump
  • Triple Jump
  • Pole Vault

Please Note: We make every effort for athletes competing in multiple events to avoid conflicts (being required to be in two places at once).

Age Cut Off Date:
Your age division will be determined by your age as of December 31, 2022.

***NEW CT Masters' Games Age Groups (non-qualifying for the National Senior Games)

  • 30-39, 40-49

Age Groups (qualifying age divisions for the National Senior Games)

  • 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94

The NEWLY Renovated 9-lane oval track around a regulation-size football field. The track was dedicated to coach Irving S. Black in April 1992. Seating is all in metal bleachers, with 7 sections of 27 rows each on either side of the field. The estimated capacity is 8,448. Other features include: track runway for the Javelin, shot put throwing area, four long jump pits, two pole vault stations and two throwing cages for the discus and hammer. The stadium is owned by the City of New Britain, and is part of Willow Brook Park.

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (HHCRN) is the official medical partner for the Nutmeg State Games & CT Masters Games. HHCRN professional medical staff will be onsite at our various sport venues to provide exceptionally medical care for our participants. 
 
Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network strives to be the premier rehabilitation provider in Connecticut; the company known for its commitment to high quality, customer-focused outcomes; the place where people want to work. Our goal is to create a seamless continuum of prevention and rehabilitation care, and to assist individuals with temporary or permanent impairments or disabilities in achieving their goals for maximum functional independence.
 
We are dedicated to organizing the prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine resources in the community into a financially responsible integrated delivery system and, in doing so, establish Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network as the regional network of excellence for the provision of prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine.

How to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries

  • What areas of the body are the most common for injuries? What kinds of injuries usually occur in these areas? 
    • The most common body parts for injuries will depend on the age groups and activity levels. But overall, in no particular order, in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal field we see a lot of shoulder, hip and knee injuries.  In the shoulder the injuries could be a rotator cuff tear or strain, shoulder instability and sprains of the AC joint or the acromioclavicular joint.  The hip’s common injuries are hip flexor tendonopathies or strains, gluteus medius syndrome and femoral acetabular impingements or labral pathologies. The knee we have seen a 200% rise in ACL injuries in competitive sports, but we also see a lot of patellofemoral pain syndromes, meniscal tears, and quadriceps/patella tendonopathies and overuse injuries. 
  • How do treatments vary for these specific areas?
    • The orthopedic and physical therapists work together to address these common injuries.  When the orthopedic physician initially looks at these injuries, they use tests and imaging to address whether the treatment can be non-surgical in nature or would be best served with surgery.  Even in the course of surgery, pre-hab, or preparing the body part by improving range of motion, strength and flexibility, is often recommended.  If the team decides that the injury would best be served non-surgically, a collaborative, individualized approach will be discussed with the physical or occupational therapist.  We work to get you better based off of what is the best evidence in research but also based off of what your individual goals may be. 
  • Are there ways to prevent such injuries?
    • There are ways to prevent injuries.  We utilize screens and tests that can identify movement patterns and body parts that may be at risk of an injury.  Once we identify these patterns, we then can work with you on a strength and conditioning program and/or a mobility program to improve those movements.  

For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org  

In an effort to help save you money and continue to increase our participation, we are again offering the “Bring a Buddy” Program. The “Bring a Buddy” Program allows current athletes to bring a "buddy" at half of the entrance fee. A “buddy” is a person who has not competed in the CT Masters’ Games in the last three years (2019-2021). We’re not only meeting our aforementioned goal, but it also made the "Games" more affordable for all athletes. The Buddy Program does not apply to Cycling, Pickleball, Softball and Tennis due to associated costs. See below for details. 

“Bring a Buddy”: Any athlete who registers for a sport will save money e.g:

Individual Sport:

  • Athlete #1 Track and Field Fee $33.00
  • “Buddy” Track and Field Fee $16.50 (1/2 the price)
  • Total $49.50
  • Each participant pays $24.75
  • Please Note - the Buddy Program does not apply to Cycling due to associated costs.
  • .

In order to qualify as a “Buddy” athlete, the “Buddy” cannot have participated in the Connecticut Masters' Games in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Buddy Program Online Registration:

  • When registering online, athlete #1 needs to register for their event first and pay the full amount. 
  • Athlete #1 will give their ID number that is provided during registration to athlete #2.
  • Once athlete #2 has athlete #1's ID number, they will enter the number in registration when it asks for the Buddy ID number.
  • Athlete #2's registration fee will be half off the posted amount.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The “Buddy” program applies only to like sport registrations (Individual or Team) e.g. a Badminton individual sport athlete may not bring a volleyball team as his/her ”Buddy”

Who: The Connecticut Masters’ Games is a 501(c) 3 Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit.  The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.

What: The Connecticut Masters’ Games (formerly known as The Connecticut Senior Games) are the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut for master athletes.  We are now celebrating our 43rd year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit.  This event is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association.

Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of Middletown in 2022. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.

Participants: More than 1,500 participants, 300 volunteers and over 2,500 spectators will take part in the 2022 Connecticut Masters’ Games. Participants range from 30 to 90+. Since the inception of the CT Masters' Games in 1979, more than 45,000 amateur master athletes have participated in the “Games”.   

MISSION OF THE "GAMES”

  • To promote better overall health and fitness among citizens.
  • To recognize & reward Connecticut Master and Senior residents who have chosen to participate in the healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.
  • To provide a unique forum which embodies the Olympic spirit of competition.
  • To inspire the development of physical and competitive abilities by Connecticut amateur master athletes. 
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