2021 Track & Field Meet 


NE Sports Timing will be providing Live Event Results for the May 22nd Track & Field Meet. 
Live Results will be posted online only after the completion of each event at: https://www.nestiming.com/live-results 

  • Date: Sat., May 22nd
  • Location: Veterans Stadium, New Britain
  • Coordinator: Fran Cappuccio and Ray Conklin
  • The CT Masters Games Track & Field Meet is sanctioned by the USATF. 

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

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

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, 2021.
- 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

Dear Participant,

The CT Sports Management Group, Inc. welcomes you to the 2021 CT Masters Games Track & Field Meet. Events will take place on Saturday, May 22nd at Veterans Memorial Stadium (Willowbrook Park) 230 John Karbonic Way New Britain, CT 06051.

This event will be complying with all local regulations and any additional public health notices in place at the time of the event, including requirements from USA Track & Field listed below. 

Below is our health and safety plan for the event with specific instructions for athletes, officials and spectators.  

  • The Meet Program will be published by Thurs., May 20th at 5pm
  • Registration and Implement Weigh-In will OPEN at 8:30 AM and will remain open throughout the day. All participants must check in at the registration tent with their Covid paperwork to get their bib number.
  • Track athletes will check-in the clerk at the bullpen area to get lane assignments and hip numbers before each race.
  • Implement Weigh-In will be located at the throwing area and will be open all day.
  • Your age division will be determined by your age as of 12/31/21
  • Participants need to supply their own implements.
  • Starting Blocks will be provided.
  • Maximum Track Spikes Allowed: 1/2 inch
  • PLEASE NOTE: 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.
  • The CT Masters Games Cannot provide water stations. Athletes are encouraged to bring their own water. The concession stand at Veterans Memorial Stadium will open during the meet to purchase water and other beverage options. 
  • Participants / Spectators are not allowed to bring food into Veterans Stadium.

Results

Medals will be available for pick up at the registration area. 

USATF Meet Guidelines:

  • At Check-In Athletes will be required to show their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
  • If you have not received the COVID-19 Vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 Test will need to be provided. The test will need to be conducted within 7 days of the May 22nd meet
  • Athletes will also be required to complete a COVID Waiver and submit at athlete check-in the day of the meet. Please print the waiver in advance, sign & bring with you to the event.
  • To download the waiver please follow this link: https://ctmastersgames.org/images/docs/2021_COVID-19_Waiver_v2.pdf
  • It is required that athletes wear a face coverings at all times when not competing.
  • Due to safety concerns for potential injury, athletes may remove their face covering while actively competing in their events.
  • Immediately upon conclusion of actively competing, it is required that athlete puts their face covering back on.
  • Two (2) spectators per participant will be permitted into the event. Spectators are required to wear face coverings at all times. No additional spectators will be allowed at the event.
  • Social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained at all times. No hugging, shaking hands, or fist bumps for support/encouragement.
  • Anyone that is not feeling well, suffers from chronic or immunocompromised conditions or has experienced any COVID-19 symptoms (coughing, shortness of breath, fever, etc.) in the past ten days should not attend the event.
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last fourteen days must produce written clearance to participate from a physician that confirms a COVID-19 negative status. 
  • The CT Masters Games will not be providing water stations. Athletes are encouraged to bring their own water. The concession stand at Veterans Memorial Stadium will open during the meet to purchase water and other beverage options.

Specific Running Event Guidelines

  • Athletes will be required to social distance while checking in with clerk prior to each race.
  • Athletes will only enter the track near the Clerking Area.
  • Athletes will exit the track nearest Finish Line Area.
  • These are one-way entrances/exits to maintain social distancing.
  • Running events that run entirely in lanes will use every other lane.

Specific Field Event Guidelines

  • Events will be run “Flight (Age Group) Specific”. Warmups and competition one flight at a time. Only those competitors competing in a specific flight will be at the event area.
  • In throwing events, each competitor must provide their own implements (that pass inspection).
  • Each Competitor will retrieve his or her implement after each attempt.
  • Next competitor will not be called up until the sector/pit is cleared.
  • Jumping events, athletes bring their own chalk. No tape or chalk will be supplied by meet management.

Event Results

We look forward to a fun and safe event!

2021 CT Masters' Games Track & Field Meet Schedule - updated 5/17/21

Track Events Schedule (updated 5/17/21)

Field Events Schedule:

The 2021 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 SIX 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, 2021.

***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 (2017-2019). 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 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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 39th 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 New Britain in 2021. 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 2021 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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