Guam Track and Field Association

The Guam Track and Field Association (GTFA) is the governing body for the sport of athletics in Guam.[1]

Guam Track and Field Association
Founded1976 (1976)
Affiliation date1986 (1986)
Regional affiliationOAA
PresidentDerek Mandell
Vice president(s)Joe Taitano
SecretaryRiza Tugade
Official website

History edit

The history of running in Guam is well described.[2] The participation of athletes from Guam at the 1966 South Pacific Games is documented.[3]

The foundation of GTFA is reported for 1976, aa well as its affiliation to the IAAF in the year 1986.[4]

Between 2001-2004, former marathon runner Fred Schumann served as president.[5] In 2005, Franklin Tangalin was elected president.[6] Jay Antonio served as president from May 2009 - December 2014.

Current president is Derek Mandell. He was elected in April 2017 for the period 2017-2021.[7] Mandell was re-elected president in August 2021 for the period of 2021-2025.

Affiliations edit

Moreover, it is part of the following national organisations:

GTFA was suspended by the GNOC in November 2013,[8][9] but was reinstated as an associate member in June 2018. GTFA was reinstated as a full-member of GNOC in February 2021.

National records edit

GTFA maintains the Guamanian records in athletics.

References edit

  1. ^ Guam Track and Field Association, IAAF, retrieved January 25, 2014
  2. ^ Babauta, Leo, Running: History of the Sport on Guam, Guampedia, retrieved January 25, 2014
  3. ^ Snow, Bob (October 12, 2012), SECOND SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES - NOUMEA 1966 - FULL RESULTS OF THE ATHLETICS COMPETITION (PDF), OAA, archived from the original (PDF) on October 30, 2013, retrieved January 25, 2014
  4. ^ International Association of Athletics Federations - Constitution - In force as from 1st November 2011, IAAF, p. 57, retrieved January 25, 2014
  5. ^ Babauta, Leo, Runner Profile: Fred Schumann, Guampedia, retrieved January 25, 2014
  6. ^ GUAM TRACK AND FIELD ELECT NEW BOARD, OAA, May 18, 2005, retrieved January 25, 2014
  7. ^ "GTFA elects Board of Directors for new term". Pacific Daily News - Guam. May 3, 2017. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  8. ^ Macaluso, David F. (November 22, 2013), Guam track and field suspended?, Marianas Variety, retrieved January 25, 2014
  9. ^ Macaluso, David F. (November 25, 2013), OAA backs Guam Track and Field, Marianas Variety, retrieved January 25, 2014

External links edit