Record Broken: 4 qualify for Nats

GBTC Fans

The meet started with a song as GBTC member and Margaret Bradley Award winner Victoria Barnaby sang a beautiful rendition of the national anthem. She later placed third in the invitational mile with her personal best. Excellent performances continued the theme of the meet with David McCarthy of Providence College powering his way to a meet record in the 3000 meters running 7:56.76 to break the 1994 record held by Alan Culpepper of the University of Colorado at 8:01.2. Dan Serianni and Joan Dow qualified in the 3000 meter race walk for the indoor national championships to be held in Albuquerque, NM on Feb 26-27 as did Brian Hill of the Boston Athletic Association and Devotia Moore racing unattached in the 800 meters. Seventy-year-old Carl Wallin placed 9th in the open men’s weight throw and also won the masters shot put.

The host team’s athletes won many events: Dacia Taylor-Samuels, long jump; Jennifer Harlow, high jump; Kyle Williams, 60 meters dash; Amelia Landberg, 3000 meter Invitational; Jennifer Dagan, open 800; Tim Bayley, Invitational mile; Warren Lane, Invitational 200 meters; and Barry Phelps, Master’s mile.