Southeastern Masters Track and Field
Raleigh, North Carolina is home to SEM, a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization composed solely of volunteers from all walks of life. Our main goal is to provide the very best in track and field competition for men and women. Founded in 1971, the organization conducts the longest continuously conducted annual masters meet in the United States for athletes age thirty and older. The event draws athletes from throughout the world for what many claim to be an unequaled masters competition. Just as the meet itself has become a part of Raleigh, so has Raleigh become a part of the meet. Supported by Raleigh's Department of Parks and Recreation, North Carolina State University and other individuals and organizations, the meet has been able to provide outstanding competition and camaraderie. The original concept of cordial competition has continued although the meet has undergone modification in order to better serve the athletes. We constantly seek new ideas and new people so that we will continue to improve. We are athletes, officials, trustees and an executive committee; all sharing a mutual concern to continue to provide the very best in Masters Track and Field. Our success has been based upon the support that we have received year after year. The Bob Boal Open Masters Track and Field meet is held annually in Raleigh, NC.