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Meet Our Masters Athletes


Tracey Bernett

Niwot, CO

All my dreams have come true.  Personal bests, national and world championships, national and world rankings.  As a former marathoner (36 marathons), Ric conviznced me that I’m actually a middle distance runner (1-mile, 1500m, 800m).  At 63 years old, I’m now in the best shape of my life!  We have such a great, supportive masters team.  After every workout, I walk away happy and inspired, not broken down and injured. 


#1 world ranking, 2019 indoor 1-mile, W60-64, 6:29.  Silver medalist, 4x400 relay, W60-64, 2018 World Masters Athletics, Malaga, Spain.  4th place, 800m and 1500m, 2018 USATF masters national championships.  Winner, W60-64, 2017 NYC 5th Avenue Mile.  Bronze medalist, 800m, 1500m, 5K, 2017 .National Senior Games.


Laurie Rugenstein

Boulder, CO

“Ric was able to see my potential and provide the training to accomplish things I never imagined in my wildest dreams including age-group national championships. The support and friendship of the other runners in Ric’s  group has also been a major factor in contributing to my success!”

National AG Champion: 400m, 800m, 1500m, mile, cross-country.

Mid-America Regional Record in 400m/800m, 1500m, mile. 

AG World Record of 6:13 in the mile. 


Jim Gilbert

Boulder, CO

"Ric helped me realize that you're never too old to enjoy competing in Track and Field - even if you're slowing down.  He has served as my most trusted mentor and coaching inspiration.  The friendship and support I have received from our group have been absolutely precious to me and are unique from any group experience I have had in my lifetime."

2 Top 10 USATF Masters Rankings: 1500 & Mile.

13 Top 25 USATF Masters Rankings

4 top-10 finishes at USATF Masters Outdoor Nationals (800, 1500, Mile, and 3000m)

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