The USA Track & Field Masters Outdoor Championships last came to Ames in 2019.
The Cyclone Sports Complex at Iowa State University in Ames is hosting the USA Track & Field Masters Outdoor Championships starting today, welcoming elite athletes competing in age groups at 25 through 100. The championships were originally slated for Sacramento, California, but relocated due to local COVID-19 regulations.
The event kicked off this morning with the pentathlon, 5,000-meter and 400-meter runs, and a few field competitions. It culminates on Sunday with many of the sprint race finals, ending with the 4×100- and 4×400-meter relays at 2:15 and 2:45 p.m., respectively.