They apparently trace to mid-July, when a Hawaiian masters athlete wrote to Andy Vince, track and field coordinator of the National Training Center, asking for the meet dates for planning purposes.Andy
replied: "The NTC
Director of Operations has not received the 'bid award letter' and as such has not reached an agreement contractually with USATF
, and until that time, we do not have the event here at the National Training Center
in Clermont Florida!"
About the same time, Andy Vince