Brian McNamara passed early front pack runner Brennan Bonner to lead the GBTC team.
Kerri Leonhardt #354 and Sara Donahue #349side by side. Meghan (Lynch) now Sommerkamp #355 and Alyse Rocco’s head behind Sara. Photos by GreaterSnap
Franklin Park, 11/10/13: GBTC women took third and men took fourth in the series finale NE Championships, clinching the USATF-NE 2013 Grand Prix series wins for open men and women. They won $1000 each for the series.
Full scoring, including masters: here.
Full results: here.
GBTC results: Continue reading
Neel Tarneja led the GBTC team to third place in the NYC Marathon with his 2:30:25 and placed in 45th over all and 9th American. Anthony Walsh, Irishman living in Boston, ran 2:39.15 for 89th; and Xaviour Walker, New Zealander living in Boston, ran 2:43:35 for 140th. Results.
An insightful article about Neel by John Conceison was published on November 10th in the Worcester Telegram.
In Manchester, NH, in the USATF New England Grand Prix, Eric Mendoza took 8th place with a 2:39. Results.
Update: Dr. Walker was quoted Sunday evening in an article by Christopher Hunt in ESPN, about his experiences as a resident physician on call on Patriots Day and as a competitor in New York City yesterday. Also, Bill Rogers was inducted to the NYRR Hall of Fame, as part of an August class of champions.
Alyse Rocco in a final sprint in the Mayor Cup 5km Championship. Photo by GreaterSnap
GBTC men 4th, women 5th,
Today in Boston’s Franklin Park the Mayor’s Cup came back to a newly refurbished course after a year away. Oddly the men’s race took a new twist. Just before the 5 km the leaders turned left instead of right to run up Bear Cage Hill too early. BAA’s Brian Harvey running in about 12th place knew the right way to go and took the lead with the rest of the field following. This would have ruined the race but it seems all the runners new they should run up Bear Cage Hill only twice in the 8 km race. So the next time around the runners who had the lead but had run the hill once took the hill, but the runners behind them did not so it seemed the race corrected itself not (seriously) altering the results with everyone running the same distance but with loops in a different order.
4. GREATER BOSTON TC 15 29 32 40 45 (46) (54) = 161 Brennan Bonner, Brian McNamara, Jonathan Charlesworth, Ryan Irwin, Anthony Gonsalves, Rob Espinosa, Caleb Evanter
5. GREATER BOSTON TC 21 30 36 45 46 (47) (48) = 178 Kerri Leonhardt, Alyse Rocco, Aly Millett, Elizabeth Ryan, Medena Knespl, Meghan Sommerkamp, Megan Bisceglia
Photos of the entire men’s race at 1km here.
Each year at the club annual meeting the club coaches recognize outstanding service to the club beyond simple competitive performance. Bracketed by coaches Rod Hemingway on the left and David Callum on the right stand the 2013 recipients. The awards are the red hooded sweat shirts they are wearing with Greater Boston Track Club embroidered on the back.
Bracketed and surrounded by coaches are the 2013 award winners, Chris Blondin, Ryan Irwin, Hope Rathnam, and Alyse Rocco. Photo snapped by Coach Tom Derderian
In the deepest and fastest Tufts 10km in history GBTC placed 9th in the team standings. This is the second year that the race is the National Club 10km women’s Championships. It now offers $26,200 in team prize money, and $17000 in individual prize money so teams can afford to fly in from all over the country. GBTC placed 9th (alas prize money only 5 teams deep) and second New England team behind our New Balance friends.
Sara Donahue ran in first for the club in a competition that put California’s Impala team one second ahead of GBTC. The race produced a new course record and surely a new team score record.
Sara Donahue enjoying the thick of competition in today’s Tuft’s 10 km. Photo by GreaterSnap
9. GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB
35:06 37:08 38:32 = 1:50:46
Sara Donahue, Alyse Rocco, Alyson Millett
GBTC men won the third USATF-NE Grand Prix cross-country race putting them in the lead for the series. Brian McNamara led the team with Jonathan Charlesworth in second and Caleb Evanter running his best XC of the season in fourth.
Aly Millett led the women’s team to third place in the team’s successful attempt to stay in first place for the GP series. Megan Bisceglia, Brandeis grad, ran second with UK import Medena Knespl running third. Next race in the series is the Mayor’s Cup on Oct 27, then the New England Championships on Nov 10 and on to the Club Nationals in December in Bend, Oregon.
Here is a race video and the results.
A top club women’s team is set to compete in tomorrow’s Club National women’s 10 km at the Tufts 10 km.
The team except for a few wandering masters men at Wayland 5km XC.
Photo by Stander
On the rollicking shores of rocky Nahant the GBTC men ran in a pack in dense fog. As they raced the fog burned off to a sunshine beach finish in third place. The women’s team took 6th.
L-R Neel Tarenja, Eric Mendoza, and Jason Garrity burning off the fog on Eastern Point. Photo by GreaterSnapfinish in third place in the USATF-NE Grand Prix. The women’s team placed 6th.
3. GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB
1:45:13 1:45:50 1:47:29 (1:49:28)
(1:54:01) (1:55:30) (1:58:02) = 5:18:32
Neel Tarneja 30, Jason Garrity 27, Eric Mendoza 29,
Ryan Aschbrenner 36, Mark Albertson 21, Bo Wang 26, Dan Hall 30
6. GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB
2:09:35 2:17:28 2:27:06 = 6:54:09
Hope Rathnam 25, Rosemary Kelley 25,
Taylor Krajewski 23
Sara Donahue in the final sprint past a Stonehill runner.
photos by Rod Hemingway
GBTC placed 3rd men and 4th women in the return to Franklin Park today for the 45th Codfish Invitational. Sara Donahue led the women’s team and Jonathan Charlesworth led the men among 11 women’s teams and 10 men’s teams. Twenty-one runners for GBTC took part. The club will be back to the park two more times this season. More brilliant photos by Rod Hemingway at Flickr.
Brenda Greene of Saucony awards a new Saucony racing shirt to past club president, Sara Donahue, to celebrate new club sponsorship by Saucony. Photo by Rod Hemingway
GBTC held its annual meeting tonight in Boston electing a new board of directors and granting several awards. Club president John Raguin conducted the business meeting and the election that saw members Dan Hall, Matt Haringa, Caleb Evanter, Brian MacNamara and Brennan Bonner returned to the board to be joined by Ryan Irwin, Brenda Greene, Alex Engel, and Aly Millett. The board will elect officers at its first meeting.
Aly Millett won the Margaret Bradley Award that pays some travel expenses to a major race in the US of her choice.
The coaches awards went to Alyse Rocco for racing on the track, XC, and roads. She recently won the Westfield Cross-country invitational and Ryan Irwin who competes also in the same three areas, hosts many long runs and rallies the team.
Hope Ratham who won the club national steeplechase and Chris Blondin who cracked 2 minutes in the 800 for the first time since 1998 received awards from Coach Callum. Blondin recently turned forty.
President Raguin happily announced the new sponsorship agreement with Saucony that will commence on Oct 1.
President John Raguin and Bradley commtitee member Cynthia Hastings congratulate Aly Millett
Coaches Tom Derderian(L) and Rod Hemingway congratulate Alyse Rocco and Ryan Irwin.
Note the touch of BAA yellow in the back as GBTC Mike Carlone sprints to the finish in the USATF-NE 10 km. One second made the smallest difference. Photo by GreaterSnap
Cumulative times determine road race team scores. What do officials do when ten men run 10 kilometers and their times add up to exactly the same? GBTC’s Mike Carlone likely did not think of the rule as he sprinted down BAA’s David Bedoya by one second . The rule (USATF 7.9b) states that in the event of a tie, “between two or more teams shall be resolved by determining which team wins the most one-on-one match-ups among their five scoring members, comparing first to first, second to second, and so on through the final scoring place.” Jason Garrity beat McMahon by three seconds and Charly Allan crushed Nils Schallner by 30 seconds. Alyse Rocco placed third in women’s race. GBTC women’s team had only four women so did not score. What a thrilling race!
GBTC and BAA teams ran the same cumulative time in yesterday’s Grand Prix 10 km in the Lone Gull race at Gloucester: 3. BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 31:37 32:00 32:36 32:38 33:07 ( 33:12) ( 33:58) ( 34:17)
Nicholas Wheeler 27, Mike Fisher 29, David Bedoya 36, Craig McMahon 24,
Nils Schallner 32, Chris Magill 40, Dave Brooks 29, Wayne Levy 48
3. GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB
31:59 32:13 32:34 32:35 32:37 ( 32:44) ( 32:54) ( 32:58)
Neel Tarneja 30, Chris Kibler 23, Michael Carlone 22, Jason Garrity 27,
Charly Allan 22, Ryan Irwin 29, Caleb Evanter 26, Eric Mendoza 29