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Daphne Scott

Age: 56

Events:  60m, 100m, 200m. 400m, multi-events

Hometown: Bellingham, WA

College competed for: None.  Started Masters Track & Field at age 47

Personal Bests

400m:        1:06.69 (2016)

200m:        27.0 HS; 28.03 (2010)

100m:        12.6 HS; 13.82 (2009)

60m:            8.41 (2010)

Career Highlights

2016 USATF Masters Nationals Outdoors, 400m, 1:06.69, 1st place

2016 USATF Masters Nationals Outdoors, 200m, 29.70, 2nd place

2016 USATF Masters National Outdoors, 100m, 14.59, 2nd place

2016 Christel Donley Award for High Point Scorer of Rocky Mountain Masters Games

2015 WMA-World Masters Championships, 400m, 1:07.32, 1st place

2015 WMA-World Masters Championships, 200m, 29.48, 5th place

2015 WMA-World Masters Championships, 100m, 14.41, 4th place

2015 WMA-World Masters Championships, 4x400m relay, 4:40.90, 1st place (current age group record)

2015 USATF Masters Nationals Outdoors, 400m, 1:08.15, 1st place

2015 USATF Masters Nationals Outdoors, 200m, 29.32, 1st place

2015 USATF Masters Nationals Outdoors, 100m, 13.97, 1st place

2015 Masters Age-Group Award – Best W55 athlete of year

2010 WMA-World Master Indoors, W45 Pentathlon, 1st place

2010 WMA-World Master Indoors, W45 Pole Vault, 1st place

2009 USATF National Decathlon Championships, 1st place, set the age group record

Volunteer Work

Finish Line Timing Crew for Track meets for Bellingham Middle and High School meets, can general assistance at WWU Home meets, and the occasional local cross country race.

About

I have lived in Zimbabwe, England, South Africa and since 1987 the USA. I ran track in High School and have been active with hiking and mountaineering, martial arts, and the odd triathlon and cycle race. The feeling of running fast in my youth drew me to Track again at age 47; at my first meet in West Seattle, I fell in love with both the people and the sport of Masters Track & Field. A year later I competed in my first ever Masters National meet and met my goal of competing in the finals. At 49, I competed in my first ever Decathlon (this had been a childhood dream, despite being a female); I was proud to set the US Record for W45 decathlon. The following year at my first ever World meet at Kamloops, Canada, I won gold in the Pentathlon and Pole Vault. After working around a variety of injuries and personal losses, I enlisted the help of my Coach Steve Kemp. He guided me to a break out year in 2015: three National Titles (100, 200, 400) and the World Title (400m) in Lyon, France. I also anchored the memorable W55 4x400m relay that broke the AR and won gold. This year I retained my 400m National Title. Future goals include breaking the AR in the 400m and improving my multi-event skills.