BIOGRAPHY

 Fox competing at the 2014 National Senior Games Presented by Humana

Fox competing at the 2014 National Senior Games Presented by Humana

Quick Facts

Vicki Fox: Athlete

.      12-time All-American: women’s masters track and field

.       6-time All-American: women’s masters road racing

.  8-time USATF National Champion

·      28 USATF-LI age-division records

.  6 National Senior Games "Top 10 Performance Records"

·       2 Long Island Senior Games records

·      3 American records:  W55-59 Outdoor 4x400m and 2x W50-59 Indoor 4x200m relays

Vicki Fox: Coach/Official

·       Level 1 USATF-Certified Track and Field Coach

·       NYSPHSAA Certified Track and Field/Cross Country Coach

·       Founder/Head Coach Northport Running Club Youth Track and Field/Cross Country Program

·       USATF-Association Level Certified Track and Field Official

·       USATF-LI Vice-chairman Masters Athletic Committee

·       USATF-LI Board of Directors

·       Northport Running Club Board of Directors; Corresponding Secretary


Early Career

Vicki Fox was born in Kansas City, MO, on November 4, 1958, then relocated with her family to Albuquerque, NM, in 1961, and following yet another move in 1971 landed her family in Dallas, Texas where her immediate family still resides.

Her running career actually began long after one final personal relocation to Long Island, NY, in 1986, a far distance from where she then called home—in fact, her running career didn’t even begin until 2010 at the age of 51 when her youngest of three children, then age 16 expressed a desire to, one day, become an Ironman. She did what any supportive mother would do and purchased a gym membership for them both and hired a personal trainer to get them started on their journey. 

In that first year, as Fox and her daughter trained together, she went from running newbie to seasoned pro, accumulating 24 road races under her belt and impressing spectators with her competitive spirit and fast finishes. She quickly discovered opportunities to compete in U.S. master’s track and field meets through USATF as well as opportunities through local and national senior game meets. She competed in her first track meet in 2011, a USATF-LI event that included masters' age divisions. After that single meet, she completed her year with 37 additional road races, winning awards and setting several USATF-LI age-group records. 

   

Synopsis

Vicki Fox is an internationally ranked athlete competing in master’s track and field and road racing. She holds an “All-American” status in 12 track and field events as well as six road racing distances from the mile to the half marathon, 28 USA Track and Field-Long Island (USATF-LI) age-division records, two, Long Island Senior Games’ (LISG) records and is a member of the U.S.A record-setting W55 4x400m relay team contested in Lyon, France.

Fox is a level 1 USATF-certified track and field coach, USATF-association level certified official, vice-chairman of the USATF-LI Masters Athletic Committee and an active member of USATF-LI’s Board of Directors. She is also a Board of Directors member of the Northport Running Club, on which she serves as Corresponding Secretary. In 2014 she created the Northport Running Club’s Youth Track and Field /Cross Country Program, for which she serves as head coach and coordinator. The program provides 9-13 year old boys and girls with a three-season track and field/cross-country program, with 80+ registrants per season.


Continued Success 

Fox’s first major track competition in 2012 landed her in Lisle, Illinois, to compete at the USATF Masters Outdoor National Championships where she set two USATF-LI age division records and stood on the podium in each of five events contested. From that first national competition into the present 2017, some highlights of her accomplishments are as follows: 

At the 2013 USATF Masters Indoor National Championships, she collected two individual third-place medals, helped her 4x400-meter relay team nab a first-place finish and assisted her 4x200-meter relay team to a second-place spot on the podium.

She secured gold medals at the 2013 National Senior Games in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 400- and 800-meter events, and a bronze in the 1500-meter race—each of which qualified among National Senior Games’ top-ten all-time performance records. Overall Fox owns 8 Top-Ten All Time Performance records in the 400m, 800m, 1500m and 4x100m relay.

In 2013, USATF-LI awarded Fox with the Presidential Award for Service and Commitment to the Track and Field Community and also named her USATF-LI’s Female Masters Track and Field Athlete of the Year, a distinction she was again awarded in 2014., 2015 and most recently for the 2016 competitive year. In 2015 she was honored with the Susan Polansky MVP Award.

Fox clinched the title of Indoor Masters National Champion in both the 400-meter race and the Pentathlon at the 2015 USATF Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, while also taking top three finishes in the 200m, 800m, 60m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, and helping her 4x200m Relay team to another national victory.  Several months later at the 2015 USATF Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Jacksonville, FL, not only did Fox claim victory in the Pentathlon, 300m hurdles, Long Jump, 80m Shuttle Hurdle Relay and 4x400m Relay, but in the open events she also took 4th in the 100m, 3rd in the 200m, and 2nd in the High Jump, 400m and 80m hurdles--a mere 16 events in a 3-day competition. 

At the 2015 World Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships in Lyon, France, she placed fourth overall each in the 400m, 300m Long Hurdles and 2000m Steeplechase. She cinched sixth place overall in the 800m and scored 4213 points in the Outdoor Heptathlon ranking her number one in the USA and 7th in the world. Fox helped her Team U.S.A. set an American record in the W55 4x400m relay placing first overall and brought home a silver medal in the 4x100m.

Continuing her successes into 2016, she competed at both the Indoor and Outdoor National Masters Championships in Albuquerque, NM, and Grand Rapids, MI, respectively, claiming gold in both the indoor and outdoor pentathlons and top three finishes in the High Jump, Long Jump, 800m, 80m Short and 300m Long Hurdles, 100m and 200m dashes.

In 2017, Fox continues to dominate the multis, claiming gold in the Pentathlon at the 2017 USATF Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, NM.