King’s High School will host the 2006 Master’s National Multi-Event Championships at Woolsey Stadium on July 15-16.
The meet begins at 11 a.m. July 15 and 9 a.m. July 16.
The master’s decathlon and heptathlon are open to anyone over the age of 30. Entrants are from all over the United States and Canada.
Notable athletes who will be competing include: Christel Donely of Colorado Springs, Colo. who set the world record in the 70-74-year-old women’s heptathlon; and Rita Hanscom of San Diego Calif., the 2005 national champion in the 50-year-old women’s age group in the 100 and 200 meters, high jump and pole vault.
Caren Ware of Twin Peaks, Calif., is the current American record holder in the 40-44-year-old women’s heptathlon. Ware also has won national championships in the indoor pentathlon, outdoor pentathlon, long jump, triple jump and 400-meter hurdles. Richard Watson of Yuma, Ariz., 53, was the 2002 world master’s champion in the weight pentathlon and 2001 silver medalist at the world championships in the javelin.
King’s cross country and assistant track coach Rod Wilcox, who has competed in the event since he was 32 and has won seven national titles including in the decathlon, will compete as well.