COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A 63-year-old Masters track and field athlete has been suspended from competition for two years for testing positive for a doctor-prescribed steroid without a therapeutic-use exemption.
S. Craig Shumaker of Glenmoore, Pa., tested positive at the USA Masters Track & Field Championships in July in Berea, Ohio. He won the men’s 60 shot put and was second in the discus for his age group.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday those results will be forfeited.
LORAIN, Ohio — For Mike Lugar, his journey from athlete to coach has come full circle thanks to a passion for track and field and his willingness to help local students.
Lugar, a firefighter with Lorain Fire Department, coaches high school track and field students in his spare time, free of charge.It seems that being involved with track and field isn’t just something he likes to do, but something he was destined to do.
“My dad held the Admiral King (High School) record in pole vault in the ’60s,” Lugar said. He grew up also watching his brother run and he began his track career around the sixth grade.
For the past couple of years, the 33-year-old has been splitting his time between his job at the fire department and competing in track and field events and coaching students.As the Amherst High School graduate stood in the Oberlin Field House, his 6-foot-2-inch body towered over the four high school students.
Standing on the indoor track, clutching a pole vaulters pole, he watched as each of the students took turns pole vaulting.
Immediately after landing on the mat, the students grabbed their poles before looking toward Lugar for any corrections or advice he might offer.
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Barry Warmerdam of Reedley battled back from a shoulder injury last year and won a gold medal in men’s javelin in the 55-59 age group Saturday at the Nevada Senior Games in Las Vegas.
The youngest son of the late Dutch Warmerdam, a former world class pole vaulter, threw the javelin 134 feet, 7 inches to earn All-American honors
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