The men and women of GBTC made the road trip down to Naragansett, RI for some great racing this past weekend. The men, led by GBTC rookie Eric Couture placed second, with strong efforts from Jonathan Charlesworth, the dynamic duo of Rob Bond and Manny Gonzalez, and Caleb Evanter, who dusted off his road shoes after a great track season to round out the scoring team.
The women’s team, led by Kate Carter was able to hold onto third in the overall grand prix series with their 5th place overall finish.
The sun beat down on Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in NYC on Saturday July 11 for the USATF Club Nationals Track and Field Championships. The meet is special because it is a team competition with the scores announced after each event so teams know what their athletes need to do in the next event to move up in the standings. Icahn is also special because all events can be watched from the stands by everyone. All the throwing events take place within the stadium. Most athletes compete in multiple events to help their team scores. Many ran themselves ragged.
GBTC’s Lisa Wilson and Andre Reid scored in all the throws and distance runners ran in their open events and in relays. Wilson and Reid won the meets MVP awards.
The women placed 4th and the men 5th but the combined score placed the team in 4th.
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Three of GBTC’s strongest competed June 25-27 in the USATF National Outdoor Track Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Lisa Wilson took a 14th place in the Hammer Throw with a toss of 61.76 meters while Sarah Thornton earned a 16th place overall with a discus throw of 53.6 meters. On the men’s side, Bryan Powlen also brought home the 14th place, throwing the discuss 58.55 meters! Congrats guys!
GBTC thrower Bryan Powlen (archive photo)
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Ryan Place is back in GBTC red. Here he is leading the 5,000 m in Twilight #2 at Bentley in Waltham, MA with Adam Pacheck following. Place won in 14:31.69. results: http://www.nbbtwilight.com/ Many more GBTC in results…
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2. 7:42:15 GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB (2:34:05)
1 2:32:05 Rob Bond
2 2:33:52 Adrian Macdonald
3 2:36:18 Jonathan Charlesworth
4 (2:44:54) Yuji Wakimoto
5 (2:48:59) David Metzger
6 (3:10:02) Kris Depew
7 (5:24:52) Gary Circosta
Rob Bond gives thumbs up at the base of the big hill at 15 mile in the Vermont City Marathon and USATF-NE Grand Prix Championships where he led the GBTC men to second place. Photo by GreaterSnap
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GBTC runners and throwers lit up the evening in the city by the river. GBTC’s Sarah Thorton won the discus with a 52.69m and Andre Reid won the shot with 17.35m. Laura Paulsen took second in featured 10,000 with a 34:45.34. Many more club results in the full:http://www.nbbtwilight.com/
Massive start to the coed featured 10,000 under the lights in Lowell, MA photo by GreaterSnap
Late last night in very cold conditions, GBTC’s Laura Paulsen won the combined 10000m at the Penn Relays outright over all of the collegians, breaking 34 minutes and setting a new club record. This is the first Penn Relays women’s title for GBTC in history. Fellow GBTCers are encouraged to check out Laura’s super bling-bling Penn Relays watch.
GBTC’s Laura with Lauren Mullins, collegiate 10000m winner, and Dave Johnson, meet director and distance night referee
(Photo courtesy of the Penn Relays)
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The Greater Boston Track Club (GBTC) is a friendly and competitive team with approximately 200 members.
We compete at the national, regional, and local levels in cross country, track and field, and trail running. GBTC provides a team-oriented, structured training environment for athletes of many abilities who train for everything from jumps and throws to sprints, road races, cross country, and marathons. Members train for several specific competitions throughout the year, and financial support is provided to compete at some major events. We sponsor athletes based on a system of performance standards, and the club is a designated USATF Elite Development Club.
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