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Laura Paulsen on the last turn for victory. Photo by Cynthia Hastings for GreaterSnap
Laura Paulsen just arrived in Boston from the Twin Cities, MN to go to grad school at MIT and immediately joined GBTC. In her initial race for the club she finished in the best place possible, first. She won the USATF-NE 15km Grand Prix in 55:48 by a mere 11 seconds. The race in South Burlington, VT on Labor Day weekend proved difficult for the rest of the GBTC women’s team with only three able to make the journey on the long road to the deep north. Meghan Sommerkamp and Kate Spielman (also on her debut for the club) composed our minimal scoring team. They placed 5th securing their overall position of 4th in the year’s Grand Prix standings.
The men had a much larger showing, but nearly a team disaster when Caleb Evanter’s car broke down on the way requiring a long wait for AAA then securing a rental car more all of which more than doubedg the time for the trek. They missed the fine team dinner settling to sleep at 1:30 am for the 9 am start. Good thing they are endurance athletes. Their racing on the next day showed no signs of transportation troubles. Jeff Raggazini, Dave Metzger, Eric Mendoza and Evanter followed each other in quick succession with Joe Lust securing the all-important 5th place for the team to take 5th over all. GBTC is now tied in 2nd and 3rd with the BAA in the Grand Prix season standings. In all 13 GBTC men finished the race. full results: http://802timing.com
Aug 20, Lynn, MA: In the club tradition for the last two decades teams have gone to the Lynn Woods relay to kick off the cross-country season. The team of Daniel Lewis, Andy Chalmers, Caleb Evanter, Mike Carlone (l-r as photographed) won by a large margin. Carlone ran the fastest time of any runners for the evening. A mixed GBTC team also competed: Gary Cattarin, Jon Berit, Cynthia Hasting and drafted daughter, Hattie. http://www.lwrun.org/results/2014relay.htm
Gary Cattarin, Jon Berit, Cynthia Hastings, and daughter, Hattie. Team name: Masters and Apprentice. Photo by Stander
The smily boys show off their first place prize hoodies for winning the Lynn Woods relay. Photo by GreaterSnap
Seldom has been run an all-women's hour run on the track.
At Manning Field in Lynn, MA on 8/11/14, USATF-NE organized a race
where five women broke the old record.
Two from GBTC were among them.
3 Nicole Casey GBTC 9.551 miles 15370 meters
5 Aly Millett GBTC 9.404 miles 15133 meters
Team Work in the hour run record assault. Aly Millett and Nicole Casey. photo by GreaterSnap
In Newburyport, MA three GBTC runners race in the first ever USATF-NE road mile championships as part of the celebratory Yankee Homecoming week High Street mile. Chris Blondin won the master championship with a 4:27.8. full results: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/14/ma/Aug3_HighSt_set4.shtml
Patrick Joy, Chris Blondin, and Bill Newsham race for GBTC in USATF-NE road mile championship. photo by GreaterSnap
Aly Millett along with Liz Ryan and Nellie Triedman gave the 23 other clubs a run for their money in this week’s Yankee Homecoming 10 miler. Their winning team averaged 1:04:23 for the 10 mile course nearly two minutes ahead of the second place Whirlaway team.
On the Men’s side, Mike Carlone and his hearty crew of Walsh, Evanter, Ragazzinni, and Metzger battled a close race with the Whilaway harriers and took home the third place trophy with an average time of 55:48. Results Here
David Barr, Anthony Walsh, and John Madison after the race (photo by Roger Perham)
Airborne Carlone and Ragazzini. Photo by AndySnap Chalmers
The guy and gals of GBTC took the win on both sides yesterday at the USATF-NE Club Outdoor Championships at Regis College. Several individual titles were won by the team in the day as well as top USATF-NE Club finishers, who all earned top points for the team.
The overall individual champions on the men’s side were Craig Bennett (100m, 400m), Steven Vazquez (HJ), Terrence Young (TJ), and Nate Hunter (SP). For the women, Muriel Schwinn (200m, LJ) Alex Tanner (800m), Kerri Leonhardt (5000m), and Stacey Connor (SP). USATF-NE president and our very own coach Tom Derderian had the privileges of draping the medals around their necks.
Enjoy a playlist of mid distance and distance event coverage courtesy of Mike Giberti:
Also, here’s a really cool segment of Mike Carlone and Jeff Ragazzini perfectly in-sync over the water barrier in the men’s steeple.
Congrats to Bryan Powlen, on an amazing performance at the USATF Track National Championships in Sacramento California yesterday. Bryan crushed the competition with a throw of 61.05m, earning him second place! Great work Bryan!
Mike Carlone and his megaphone
photo by Andy Chalmers
Mike Carlone and his megaphone were all that stood to control 10,000 competitive corporate runners on Charles Street next to Boston Common. GBTC runners came to help conduct the race and earn some money for the club. Forty-three club members each earned $30 for the club coffers. This fact delighted club treasurer, Caleb Evanter, who ably organized the showing. Many other club members ran for their employers but were hard to pick out in the careening rainbows of company uniforms. We think former club president, Sara Donahue, won the women’s race.
The GBTC road racers represented well in Merrimack this past Sunday at the RibFest 5 Miler. The highlight of the day was the women’s 2nd place team finish in what was the 4th installment of the USATF-NE Grand Prix. Kerri Leonhardt led the way with an impressive 29’08”, good for 4th overall female. Aly Millett and Victoria Barnaby weren’t far back from Kerri coming through in 29’52” and 30’20” respectively. Nellie Triedman and Taylor Krajewski rounded out the scoring team for the women.
The men also had a solid showing, placing 5th on the day. Fitchburg State grad student Chris Kibler was the first man in red to cross the line with a 25’20” time. Chris placed 7th overall amongst the field. David Metzger, Mike Carlone, newcomer Eric Ouelette, and Adrian MacDonald were the rest of the men’s scorers.
Enjoy some video coverage of the race thanks to Mike Giberti: