In January 2014 Tish Ceccarelli (left) and Amanda Scotti purchased National Masters News, which has
been published under various owners for nearly forty years.
Tish, who began working for National Masters News in 2007, grew up in the San Francisco Bay
Area, studied art in college and worked as a graphic artist and later as a freelance children's
book illustrator. A self-proclaimed "mental health runner," Tish has been running since 1980 and
several years ago began competing in the 800 and 1500. She achieved the All American standard
in the 5K. Tish lives in Folsom, California, with her husband, twin teen sons and two dogs.
Amanda was born and raised in Oregon, and attended Clackamas Community College (1978 NJCAA
Women's Track Champions) on track and journalism scholarships. She eventually transferred to
Auburn University to complete her education. Amanda has earned several Masters and Seniors US
sprint championship titles since discovering Masters Track in 2008, and was a member of
the 2011 World Champion, US Record setting W50 4x100m relay. Amanda, who moved to California
in 1988, also lives in Folsom with her two teen sons.
The Baby Boomer Generation, as we've all been hearing/reading, are not the seniors of old. They
are active; they are competitive. This magazine offers them a chance to see what their peers are
doing, to see how they measure up, and to see how much fun it can be.
National Masters News provides a forum for USATF to spread the word about a great masters program
and for our writers to express to all what a tremendous thing it is to still be able to do that
which we love at any age.
We provide nutritional and training advice as well as meet write-ups covering current events. It is
an honor for us to steer this ship at this point in time; we promise to do our best and to listen to
the advice and suggestions of our subscribers.