USATF National and New England Championships

Although GBTC still sets its sights on the BU Last Chance meet this weekend, and the masters look ahead to their Nationals in mid-March, we closed out February on top!

In Albuquerque, New Mexico there were some serious monster throws from some of the best in the world including a USATF National meet record in the men’s shot put.  Among the competitors our own Nate Hunter seeded 14th heading into the national shot put event moved up three spots to finish 11th with his 60ft 1in heave a mere quarter of an inch off his season best, while in the weight throw Lisa Wilson made her way into the finals to finish 8th overall!

Locally, at our scored New England association championship, GBTC men continued the winning tradition scooping up 42 points to top NBB by 18points. On the women’s side, thanks to the ladies of the DMR, including our 7 females scoring points, we once again secured first place by a mere ONE point over NBB, 26 to 25!

Scorers include:
Josette Pierre-Louis (60, 400), Sara O’Brien (400, dmr), Alex Tanner (800), Christiana Gallagher (800, dmr), Liz Ryan (3k, dmr), Medena Knespl (dmr), and Jessica Reid (SP).
Andre Reid (SP), Nicholas Ricciardi (60h, LJ), Jacob Evanter (60h, 200), Craig Bennett (200, 400, 4×4), Alex Engel (400, 4×4), Brian Robbins (800), Joe Mullen (PREP in 5k), Dave Cahill (4×4), Caleb Evanter (4×4), Chris Blondin (dmr), Andrew Chalmers (dmr), Michael Carlone (dmr), Daniel Lewis (dmr).

Highlights also include several season bests and overall PRs! Among them Josette’s first sub-60 post birth(x2), Sara O’Brien’s first open 400 and 3rd quarter of the season as a breast cancer survivor, Caleb Evanter’s mile PR, Women’s victory in the DMR, Craig’s win in the 200, Alex’s win in the 400, and the Men’s victory in the 4×440.