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:
The past few days have been quite the show for GBTC trackletes. Thursday evening at the Adrian Martinez Classic in Concord, MA, a few club members toed the line against some big name athletes. Alex Engel ran against Brooks Beast stars Cas Loxsom, Riley Masters, and Mark Wieczorek along with other national class professional athletes. Engel placed 9th in the high performance 800m section with a time of 1:50.73.
Mike Carlone raced in the B section of the high performance mile for a 4:19.69 while Chris Blondin took home the victory in the Master’s Mile heat with a 4:44.19.
GBTC also showed their colors at the final New Balance Boston Twilight Meet yesterday evening. Just two days after his 1:50 800m, Alex Engel dusted the field in the 400m to win in 48.49. Recent All-American Chris Kibler put on a solid show in the featured 5000m event to place 6th in 14:57.16 while Andy Chalmers and Adrian MacDonald ran sub 16s in the blazing heat with 15:30.03 and 15:57.52. Liz Ryan also ran well in that co-ed 5k, throwing down an 18:31.94. Mike Carlone won the 2nd heat of the 800m in a personal record 1:59.46 to follow up his Martinez Mile performance. GBTC will be back in action next weekend at the Ribfest 5 Mile USATF-NE Road Championships.
GBTC sprinter Muriel Schwinn won the 100 meters and placed second in the 200m. Chris Kibler placed second in the New England USATF Championionship 10,000 meters in a personal best of 31:07 and Adrian Macdonald hot off his 2:30 marathon win in Gettysburg, MD ran his personal best of 32:44.
Muriel Schwinn flying for the win. Photo by GreaterSnap
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.
The all-women’s start allowed for a fierce woman against woman race with GBTC ruling. Photo by GreaterSnap
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.
Some of the happy GBTC team at New Bedford.
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.