Sprints Break Tie in USATF-NE GP 10km

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

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!

Full Results

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)
= 2:41:58
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)
= 2:41:58
Neel Tarneja 30, Chris Kibler 23, Michael Carlone 22, Jason Garrity 27,
Charly Allan 22, Ryan Irwin 29, Caleb Evanter 26, Eric Mendoza 29

About Tom Derderian

Coach Greater Boston Track Club Senior Writer New England Runner Magazine
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