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 tiered system of performance standards, and the club is a designated USATF Elite Development Club.
GBTC gratefully acknowledges our sponsor: Saucony
Today in Cambridge in the USATF-NE Grand Prix the GBTC teams placed highly amongst the field at the USATF-NE Grand Prix An Ras Mor 5k yesterday. The women won the open team competition overall with Nicole Casey blazing through the line in 17:40 for 4th Overall. Not far behind Nicole was Aly Millett (6th in 18:00) and Kerri Leonhardt (8th in 18:04). Alyse Rocco and Theresa Fritz-Endres rounded out the scoring team for the women.
On the men’s side, the club took a very close 2nd to the Whirlaway Racing team. Jonathan Charlesworth led the team with a 6th overall finish in 15:14. Ryan Irwin and Chris Kibler also placed in the top ten with 15:21 and 15:23 finish times respectively. Dan Lewis and David Metzger finished up the GBTC scoring men’s team with times of 15:37 and 15:38. Just 24 seconds separated the top five men. That moves the men up to unofficially third and the women up to fourth in the overall standings. Full results here.
Below is some video coverage of the race courtesy of Mike Giberti and Level Renner:
In the same morning a GBTC team of men ran the NH to MA ES 20 miler placing five in the top ten. MacDonald, Walsh, Jurek, Hemingway, and Lyons. Full results on also on coolrunning.
New Bedford, MA March 16th
In the USATF-NE Half Marathon Grand Prix the GBTC women’s team took second place to the BAA by a narrow margin moving them up from 6th place in the GP to third. The men’s team placed 4th. Full results at http://www.coolrunning.com/results/14/ma/Mar16_37thAn_set1.shtml
Many GBTC fine performances, especially the women’s team.
Although GBTC still sets its sights on the BU Last Chance meet this weekend, and the masters look ahead to their Nationals in mid-March, we closed out February on top!
In Albuquerque, New Mexico there were some serious monster throws from some of the best in the world including a USATF National meet record in the men’s shot put. Among the competitors our own Nate Hunter seeded 14th heading into the national shot put event moved up three spots to finish 11th with his 60ft 1in heave a mere quarter of an inch off his season best, while in the weight throw Lisa Wilson made her way into the finals to finish 8th overall!
Locally, at our scored New England association championship, GBTC men continued the winning tradition scooping up 42 points to top NBB by 18points. On the women’s side, thanks to the ladies of the DMR, including our 7 females scoring points, we once again secured first place by a mere ONE point over NBB, 26 to 25!
Josette Pierre-Louis (60, 400), Sara O’Brien (400, dmr), Alex Tanner (800), Christiana Gallagher (800, dmr), Liz Ryan (3k, dmr), Medena Knespl (dmr), and Jessica Reid (SP).
Andre Reid (SP), Nicholas Ricciardi (60h, LJ), Jacob Evanter (60h, 200), Craig Bennett (200, 400, 4×4), Alex Engel (400, 4×4), Brian Robbins (800), Joe Mullen (PREP in 5k), Dave Cahill (4×4), Caleb Evanter (4×4), Chris Blondin (dmr), Andrew Chalmers (dmr), Michael Carlone (dmr), Daniel Lewis (dmr).
Highlights also include several season bests and overall PRs! Among them Josette’s first sub-60 post birth(x2), Sara O’Brien’s first open 400 and 3rd quarter of the season as a breast cancer survivor, Caleb Evanter’s mile PR, Women’s victory in the DMR, Craig’s win in the 200, Alex’s win in the 400, and the Men’s victory in the 4×440.
GBTC men placed 3rd with Neel Tarneja and Brian McNamara placing 5th and 7th, along with Nicole in the money. The women’s team placed 6th. Casey took 5th. Full results available at: http://coolrunning.com/results/14/ma/Feb23_40thAn_set1.shtml
In the final day of qualifying, Lisa crushed the old club record by over 3-meters with her 20.05m throw, well past the 19.50 standard needed to qualify.
Lisa joins Nate Hunter as the two athletes representing GBTC in New Mexico next weekend! Nate has twice this season broken his own Shot Put club record.
Other PRs achieved today at BU’s Scarlet and White include Alex Engel in the 800 (1:53.35), as well as Caleb Evanter zooming past the 2-min barrier in 1:59.09, Dave Cahill with a season best 2:01.77, while Mike Giberti had a 6-second PR in the 3k, and new member UML-grad Craig Bennett cruising to 3rd in the 400m.
Nate Hunter continued his winning ways at Boston University’s Valentine meet this weekend. He will represent the club at the US Nationals in New Mexico and especially well if we can find a shirt to fit him. He put the shot out 59’11″.
Alex Engel set a new club record in the 500 of 1:03.29. Alex Tanner set a new personal record in the 800 of 2:10.15
Ryan Irwin ran 2:28.01 in the 1000.
New member Nicole Casey raced the 5000 on Friday evening and woke up early the next morning to run anchor leg on the A team for the DMR.
Many more performances…
full results: http://www.lancertiming.com/results/winter14/BUValentine/index.htm
GBTC’s Nate Hunter won the shot put competition with a throw of 18.32m. The 800 Alexes, Tanner and Engle, ran third in 2:12.83 and second in 1:55.91 in the women’s and men’s 800s. Much more GBTC on the link or in the performance list. Sorry GreaterSnap did not get a photo of the handsome Hunter winning.