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The News ACALA Sports Training Systems http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=1&Itemid=50 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:49:52 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Masters' World Outdoor Championships http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=115:masters-world-outdoor-championships&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=115:masters-world-outdoor-championships&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 WMA Championship: Perth Australia











Five Gold Medal Wins and Three Bronze Medals

Bill Collins: 100 Meters: Gold—12.17.  200 Meters: Gold—25:55.

George Haywood: 300 Meter Hurdles: Gold—45:92.

Bob Cozens: 200 Meters: Gold—31.86; 400 Meters: Gold—1:18.58

100 Meters: Bronze—15.65

Relay Team: 4x100—50.38. Bronze. (Kevin Marbury, Michael Radiff, George Haywood, Bill Collins)


toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Latest Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:00:00 +0000
UH Masters/Seniors Invitational http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=139:uh-mastersseniors-invitational&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=139:uh-mastersseniors-invitational&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50














On Sunday, January 27, 2013 the U.H. Masters/Seniors Track and Field Invitational took place. We'll have all the times posted before the weekend is over.

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Latest Sun, 06 Jan 2013 00:31:13 +0000
USATF Regional Indoor Meet http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108:lsu&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108:lsu&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 The Southwest USATF Regional Indoor Masters/Open is set for February 12, 2011 at LSU the cost to enter is $10.00

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Bill Collins) Latest Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:30:04 +0000
PETER CROMBIE, Australia http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=102:peter-crombie-australia-&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=102:peter-crombie-australia-&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 Peter is one of the most accomplished and prolific competitors in world masters athletics.

Peter has consecutively made it to a final at every State, National, World Outdoors and Indoors events in all three sprints in which he has competed for more than 20 years, a rare display of sprinting longevity and depth.

Born in Sydney on 25 December, 1944 he showed early promise as an athlete prior to commencing regular competition in 1960 at age 15 and has since competed for 50 consecutive years.

His first World Championships as a master was in 1987 in Melbourne where he won 3 gold medals and reached all 5 finals, something he has regularly achieved at World Titles. Since then he has gone on to win more than 80 national titles over all sprint distances including throws and jumps.

At World level Peter has proved to be one of the most enduring athletes of all time winning 34 sprint medals at the World Outdoors and 11 at the World Indoors, likely more than anyone at his age in the history of the sport.

In addition Peter fulfils many administrative functions from local to international level and coaches a large masters sprint squad – a number of which have gone on to win national and world titles.

In 2009 Peter had a major knee operation and was told by his doctors that he would never compete again. With his never say die attitude he overcame that difficulty to come back and win multiple sprint gold medals in the recent World Indoors in Kamloops as well as the 2010 US National Titles. In the US he beat the current US Indoor and Outdoor M65 sprint world record holders over the 100 metres and 200 metres both in a National record.

In each of these recent meets Peter further demonstrated his sprinting prowess when his winning 200 metre time was faster than the younger age group! It is pleasing to see Peter back in good health.

Congratulations to Peter WMA 2010 Best Male Master

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Latest Fri, 08 Oct 2010 01:04:34 +0000
Results from Outdoor Nationals July 22 - 25 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=83:houston-elite-members-to-compete&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=83:houston-elite-members-to-compete&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 ALLAN TISSENBAUM RETURNS TO ELITE FORM

Allan Tissenbaum one of the best sprinter's in the world, has come back from injuries from the past two years, and is now getting back into true running form. He displayed his talents this past month in Sacramento at the Outdoor Nationals. Allan, now 50 won the 100 meters in 11.39 and the 200 meters in 23.63.

He joined his other Houston Elite members Marty Krulee, Greg Pizza and Rick Riddle to win the 4 X 100m relay in the age group 50 -59. See below for the results from the 2010 Outdoor Masters Nationals Track and Field Championship.


Charles Allie, one of the key members of the Houston Elite track club, once again put his one speed action into motion. He won all of his races in the 60-64 age group. Charles now 62 is running really well coming off a great indoor season. On Saturday night, July 24th at the Masters awards banquet he received his age group award for being one of the best athletes in 2009 for the age group 60 plus. Two other Houston Elite team mates also received awards, Phil Raschker (womens age group award 60 plus), Bill Collins (age group award 35-59).  Charles time for 100 meters 12.48, 200 meters 25.91, 400 meters 55.37.  Way to go!


Jean Vander-Cruyssen and Rick Riddle both had outstanding performances at the 2010 Masters Outdoor National Championships.  Jean got the show started with her big victory in the women's 60-64 Pentathlon, she won three out of the five events. This was by far one of her best Nationals ever, and we are all so very proud of her. 

Rick has worked really hard this year, as he moved up from his normal 100 and 200 meter events to take on the 400 meters.  His goal was to first get under 58 seconds, which is outstanding in it's own right.  Rick ran a PR in the finals of the 400 taking 3rd in a time of 56.93, great job Rick, you worked hard for it!  Can you move on to 55 seconds?



100 Meters – Women

Phil Rasckher (Age 60 - 64) Silver 14.62 Dorothy Vander Cruyssen Bronze (15.98)

100 Meters - Men

Allan Tissenbaum (Age 50-54) Gold (11.39)

Marty Krulee (Age 50-54) Bronze (11.68)

Bill Collins (Age 55-59) Gold (11.57)

Charles Allie (Age 60-64) Gold (12.48)

Joe Summerlin (Age 75-59) Bronze (15.64)

200 Meters - Women

Phil Rasckher (Age 60 - 64) Gold 30.55

200 Meters - Men

Marty Krulee (Age 50-54) Prelims (24.97)

Allan Tissenbaum (Age 50-54) Gold (23.63)

Bill Collins (Age 55-59) Prelims (24.97)

Richard Riddle (Age 55-59) 4th (25.45)

Greg Pizza (Age 55-59) 5th (26.40)

Charles Allie (Age 60-62) Gold (25.91)

Robert Cozens (Age 70-74) 4th (29.64)

Stewart Mack (Age 70-74) 6th (31.28)

Joe Summerlin (Age 75-79) Bronze (34.29)

400 Meters – Women

Phil Raschker (Age 60-64) Gold (1:14.98)

400 Meters - Men

Mack Stewart (Age 70-74) Bronze (1:07.34)

Robert Cozens (Age 70-74) 5th place (1:08.70)

Charles Allie (Age 60-64) Gold (55:37)

Bill Collins (Age 55-59) Gold (54:80)

Richard Riddle (Age 55-59) Bronze (56:93)

80 meter Hurdles - Women

Phil Rasckher (Age 60-64) Gold (14.03)

Long Jump Women

Phil Raschker (Age 60-64) Gold (4.23M)

Dorothy Vander Cruyssen (Age 60-64) 6th place (2.80M)

High Jump Women

Phil Raschker (Age 60-64) Gold (1.24M)

Dorothy Vander Cruyssen (Age 60-64 ) Silver ( 1.16M )

Linda Douglas (Age 65-69) Silver (1.20M)

Pole Vault Women

Phil Raschker (Age 60-64) Gold (2.50M)

Dorothy Vander Cruyssen (Age 60-64 ) Silver ( 2.10M )

Triple Jump Women

Phil Raschker (Age 60-64) Gold (9.36m)

Shot Put Women

Dorothy Vander Cruyssen (Age 60-64) Bronze (7.98M)

Javelin Women

Dorothy Vander Cruyssen (Age 60-64 ) 4th ( 23.63M )

Linda Douglas (Age 65-69) 4th (17.15M)

Women's Outdoor Pentathlon

Dorothy Vander Cruyssen (Age 60-64) Gold (2841 points)

Club Performance

8th Place (127 points)


toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Latest Thu, 15 Jul 2010 20:42:50 +0000
Relay Team Breaks World Record at Penn http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70:houston-elite-55-59-set-record&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70:houston-elite-55-59-set-record&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 The Houston Elite Team of Charles Allie (63) George Haywood (57) Bill Collins (59) and Horace Grant (57) set a new world record in the 55-59 age group in the mile relay with a time of 3:40.46.  The old record of 3:43.59 was set back in 2007 in Riccione, Italy, at the Outdoor World Championships by the British National master's team.  This feat shows how strong the club team of Hoston Elite is running, the combined ages average 59 years per runner. When the British team set their record they all had just turned 55 years of age that year.

Houston Elite later this year will see if they can lower that record because two athletes feel they can run better. Horace Grant who set the world indoor 800 meter record in a time of 2:07.05, was dealing with an inner ear infection, and feels he can run about a seoncd and a half better, George Haywood is coming off of hamstring and knee problems, he had not been able to train well this winter and feels he can run about two seconds better.  This team has been together now going on eight years, next year we will see two of the legs move to the sixty year age group, leaving two spots open for next year at Penn relays in the 50-59 age group, and we have some great talent coming up, so this group will not miss a beat.

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Latest Wed, 28 Apr 2010 13:13:45 +0000
George Haywood Wins World Medal http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61:george-haywood-wins-world-medal&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61:george-haywood-wins-world-medal&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 George Haywood, a member of the Houston Elite track club, won his first ever world championship medal on Wednesday March 3rd 2010.  George took 3rd in the mens 55-59 age bracket in the 200m dash. It was an exciting race as George came off the final turn in 4th, putting on a late charge at the end, and great lean, which resulted in a fall at the tape, but it was all worth it as he was declared the 3rd place finish after review of the photo finsh.

We all are very proud of George, and wish him the very best in the rest of the meet, as he will be competing in the 400 meter dash finals on Saturday and as a member of the USA 4X200 meter relay team.

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Latest Sat, 06 Mar 2010 01:56:11 +0000
Featured at AgelessTimeless.com http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55:featured-at-agelesstimelesscom&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55:featured-at-agelesstimelesscom&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 Bill Collins (Director of ACALA SPORTS) was featured in a website that highlights of athletes who excel as they age. You will find it interesting. Go to AgelessTimeless. Just click on Bill's image and it will take you to his feature.

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Administrator) Latest Wed, 21 Oct 2009 21:05:55 +0000
World Masters Games - 400 Meters http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54:world-masters-games-400-meters&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54:world-masters-games-400-meters&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 For most spectators the 400 Meters is their favorite invite to watch. One lap around the track at the fastest speed you can muster. Though a favorite of many, it is one of the hardest sprints to master. The Houston Elite fared well as Bill Collins took the Gold in the 400 meters (Age group 55-59) and Charles Allie took the Gold in the 400 (Age group-60-64). For both athletes, Bill and Charles, they pulled off the trifecta by taking Gold in the 100, 200 and 400. A memorable and worthy accomplishment. The World Games are finished and are a fitting end to outdoor competition in Track and Field for 2009.

Rick Riddle and Mark Hastings both continued to excel. Both athletes qualified for finals in all three of the short sprints–not in easy task at this competetive level.

Men 400 metre 55-59
1. Collins, Bill M58 United States of America 54.42 (Houston Elite Track Club)
2. Michelchen, Reinhard M55 Germany 54.98
3. Morphis, Antony M57 Australia 57.30
4. Riddle, Rick M58 United States of America 58.42 (Houston Elite Track Club)
5. Michael Barrand, Michael M57 Australia 58.47
6. Jeske, Wolfgang M55 Canada 58.88
7. Wardlaw, John M55 Australia 59.47
8. D'Eon, Marcel M56 Canada 59.55
9. Hastings, Mark M55 United States of America 59.59 (Houston Elite Track Club)

Men 400 metre 60- 64
1. Allie, Charles M62 United States of America 55.32 (Houston Elite Track Club)
2. Lamb, John M60 Australia 57.78
3. Morison, John M60 Australia 58.88
4. Sims, Geoff M61 Australia 59.01
5. White, Keith M61 Australia 1:02.11
6. Gillies, Les M62 Australia 1:02.61
7. Carr, Bill M60 Australia 1:08.14
8. Rauscher, Tomlinson M63 United States of America 1:10.99
9. Talib, Salih M64 United States of America 1:18.45

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Toney Mulhollan) Latest Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:32:37 +0000
Master World Games - 200 Meters http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53:master-world-games-200-meters&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 http://acala-sports.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53:master-world-games-200-meters&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 Houston Elite had more outstanding performances in the Master World Games. In the 200 Meters (Age group 55-59), Bill Collins took the Gold with a 23.95 time. Rick Riddle just missed bronze as he finished fourth in a time of 25.67 and fellow teammate, Mark Hastings finished in 5th at 25.98.

In the 200 Meters (Age group 60-64), Charles Allie of Houston Elite again turned in another oustanding performance winning the 200 in a scorching 25.5–a full second ahead of his closest competitor.

Men 200 meters 55-59 Finals

1. Collins, Bill, United States, 23.95. (Houston Elite Track Club)

2. Michelchen, Reinhard, Germany, 24.40.

3. Wolfgang, Jeske, Canada, 25.10.

4. Riddle, Rick, United State, 25.67. (Houston Elite Track Club)

5. Hastings, Mark, United State, 25.98. (Houston Elite Track Club)

6. Morphis, Antony, Australia, 26.11.

Men 200 meters 60-64 Finals

1. Allie, Charles, United State, 25.55. (Houston Elite Track Club)

2. Crombie, Peter, Australia, 26.58.

3. Morison, John, Australia, 26.67.

toneyipibooks@mac.com (Toney Mulhollan) Latest Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:16:10 +0000