In the fall of 1955 five outstanding track and field athletes founded the original Southern California Striders.
Mal Whitfield, George Brown, Lang Stanley, George Rhoden, and Meredith C. Gourdine (nickname: Flash) soon attracted other
talented athletes to the club. During the following years the Southern California Striders became a dominant force in track and field.
On February 19, 1970, Toby Medina approached the executive board to start a Masters Division of the Southern
California Striders for athletes over 40. The Master Striders were established in a move that was consistent with the
Strider’s goal of making a contribution to track and field.
Currently the Southern California Striders Masters Track and Field Club remains one of the most active and successful
clubs competing. The membership stands at over 80 athletes, men and women (youths, open, sub-masters, masters and
seniors). The Striders Board promises a strong membership drive and an active track and field season for 2008 and beyond.
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Last updated: 10/01/2014