Unfortunately, but understandably, Harvard University for only the second time since 1980 has cancelled the GBTC Invitational on Sunday January 20th 2019. Safety is obviously a top priority for Harvard and for GBTC, and considering the weather conditions Harvard felt compelled to close the facilities. The potential ice in this storm during and after the track meet is presenting significant concern.
Sunday January 20th at Harvard’s Gordon Indoor Track and Field facility, the entry registration is closed, but are you among them! Go to http://www.gbtc.org/events/invitational/ for meet information updated regularly. Be sure to pick up a long sleeve meet shirt ($25) at our merchandise table!
2018 GBTC XC Festival- September 9, 2018
Thanks for racing with us!
After two successful seasons under the guidance of Coach Elaina Zizza, the Greater Boston Track Club is seeking a new leader for the Sprints & Field group. Coach Zizza will be leaving the club to pursue a graduate degree. Ideal candidates are experienced individuals seeking a part-time position with the club, and are qualified to provide training to post-collegiate and masters athletes in the Greater Boston area.
Job Description & Expectations
The primary responsibilities of this position will be to:
Provide a long term plan and workouts for sprinters and jumpers, attend and administer two workouts per week between September and July, attend meets that have been chosen as focal points of the season, and distribute discretionary funding to maximize club performance. Sprint Coach will report to the Head Coach and work closely with all other coaches to develop an indoor and outdoor track schedule, culminating in championship meets.
Additionally, the Sprint Coach will be expected to perform administrative duties associated with meet entry, provide weekly recaps to social media coordinator throughout the competition season, act as an ambassador for the club in interactions with college coaches and athletes in order to develop and maintain recruiting relationships, and contribute expertise to other club activities as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.
Preferred qualification: USATF Coaching Certification
Compensation commensurate with experience.
Coach will serve at the discretion of the Board of Directors
Subject to a CORI test.
Please send all application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greater Boston Track Club is pleased to announce that Kyle MacQueen
Feldman is the 2018 recipient of the annual Margaret Bradley award. Kyle
joined GBTC back in 2009, and immediately became an integral member of
the women’s distance squad, often scoring for the Club at the Grand Prix road
races. After joining the Club, Kyle excelled on both the roads and on the
track, running PRs in every event from the 1500m up to the Marathon. At one
point in 2012, Kyle held three club records at the same time: 1500m (4:24.66),
Mile (4:49.74), and 3000m (9:32.30). Two records have since been broken,
but she still holds the 1500m record to this date.
Kyle and her husband, GBTC team member, Will Feldman moved out of state
from 2013 to 2017, but immediately re-joined the Club, once they were back in
Boston. “There’s no running scene greater than Boston’s,” said Feldman. “I
really missed the Club and my teammates when we moved away. I am
thrilled to be back again and representing GBTC.”
Prior to joining GBTC, Kyle had run at the University of Connecticut where she
met current club member and 2011 Margaret Bradley award winner, Allison
McCabe. During her junior year, Kyle transferred to Simmons College in
Boston, which did not have a running program at the time. When Allison
learned that Kyle was living in Boston, she encouraged her to join the
team. Kyle joined the Club in the spring of 2009 after qualifying for the 2009
Boston Marathon at the 2008 Philadelphia Marathon. Her time at the
Philadelphia Marathon was 3:21:35. After joining the Club, and training more
consistently, Kyle improved her marathon time to a speedy 2:49:14. Kyle now
has dreams of qualifying for the Olympic Marathon Trials, a dream that was
also shared by Margaret Bradley.
Margaret Bradley was a member of GBTC who died while on a trail run
through the Grand Canyon on July 10, 2004, at the age of 24. GBTC
established the Margaret Bradley Award in honor of Margaret. The intent of
the award is to select one GBTC female runner annually to compete in a
domestic event of her choosing for which GBTC will cover some or all of the
expenses. The selected recipient must be a club member in good standing
who shares Margaret’s enthusiasm and dedication toward both personal and
The 41st New Bedford Half Marathon (03/18/18) served as the USATF New England Half Marathon Championship and first race of the 2018 USATF-NE Road Grand Prix. The New Bedford Half is notorious for blustery weather and strong headwinds, and while the temperatures hovered in the twenties, athletes reveled in the sunshine and single digit gusts.
The GBTC men were led by veteran Manuel Gonzalez (1:08:59) and breakout performer Rob Norcross (1:10:41). Rounding out the scoring five were Eric Mendoza, Shaun Dever and Mike Creedon.
On the women’s side, Shelby Cuddeback proved her speed on the open roads (1:20:25). She was followed by scoring members Kyle Feldmann and Andrea Imhof.
Men’s Open: 3. GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB
1:08:59 1:10:41 1:11:43 1:12:01 1:12:13 (1:12:56) (1:13:01) = 5:55:37
MANUEL GONZALEZ 28 M, ROBERT NORCROSS 36 M, ERIC MENDOZA 33 M, SHAUN DEVER 31 M, MICHAEL CREEDON 25 M, IAN NEILL 33 M, ROBERT LAMARRE 24 M
Women’s Open: 4. GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB
1:20:25 1:21:57 1:24:28 (1:24:48) (1:25:55) = 4:06:50
SHELBY CUDDEBACK 22 F, KYLE MACQUEEN FELDMA 32 F, ANDREA IMHOF 28 F, SHANNON TRANT 23 F, LAUREN OPACHINSKI 30 F
For complete results, click here.
Post Edit (02/01/18): A short message from the GBTC Board of Directors – Another year of the annual Greater Boston Track Club Indoor Track & Field Invitational has come and gone. Many thanks to those who competed, volunteered and spectated.
Extra special thanks to longtime Event Director Dave Callum, who has dedicated himself to creating high quality track and field opportunities for athletes throughout Greater New England.
This year’s GBTC Invite was one of the highest attended events in club history. Club and event records were challenged, and a full event recap will be posted soon!
Go to http://ma.milesplit.com for event by event “live” results!
Sunday January 21st at Harvard’s Gordon Indoor Track and Field facility. Entries are closed, but are you among them!
Checked out this year’s meet logo created by club member Cameron Lee, and be sure to pick up a red long sleeve meet shirt ($20) at our merchandise table!
For the third time since 2009, GBTC made the trek to Lexington, Kentucky for the 2017 edition of the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships. Featuring a course of rolling hills in Masterson Station Park, this year’s events were contested on a cold December Saturday (12/9/2017). Snowflakes fell throughout the final races of the day, and the course’s most challenging hills were a mere afterthought when compared to the cold and wind.
Led by Shelby Cuddeback (88th – 21:41 for 6k), GBTC’s Women’s Open team placed 24th among 30 complete teams. David Metzger (133rd – 32:10 for 10k) led the men’s squad as they placed 34th among 49 teams. Celebrations are in order for GBTC Women’s 60+ squad: Claire McManus, Cynthia Hastings and Margaret Champion, who finished their first complete team in club history.
Open Women – 6k
88 Shelby Cuddeback 21:41
148 Abbey Murphy 22:34
169 Shannon Trant 23:04
194 Margaret Fox 23:40
207 Molly Sords 23:56
224 Caroline Turner 24:49
Open Men – 10k
133 David Metzge 32:10
217 Alex Rockhill 33:09
257 Eric Mendoza 33:38
288 Shaun Dever 34:00
293 Riley Pihl 34:02
305 David Moyer 34:16
338 Ben Jarrett 35:10
345 Eric Wyler 35:23
361 Scott Burger 35:43
373 Josh Brodin 36:15
374 Jeffrey Ragazzini 36:15
Masters Women – 6k
79 Claire McManus* 28:45
83 Wendy Newsham 29:11
107 Cynthia Hastings* 33:28
115 Margaret Champion* 41:12
*60+ complete team
Masters Men (60+) – 8k
106 Tom Derderian 50:58
Masters Men (40+) – 10k
248 Bill Newsham 43:53
257 Harris Hardy 45:38
For complete results, visit USATF.org
Racing Roundup – 12/5/17
Data and notes compiled by Coach Rod
A contingent of GBTC athletes spent the weekend in sunny California to race the California International Marathon (CIM) in Sacramento. CIM played host to the US Marathon Championships, and the fields were some of the deepest in recent memory. Our own Laura Paulsen punched her Olympic trials ticket for the second time by running 2:41. Lauren Opachinski PR’d in a quick 2:52 as well! New member Semehar Tesfaye went out on 2:36 pace, which is in her wheelhouse, but had a tough second half, finishing off of her goal performance, but still sneaking under 3 hours to give us three women sub 3. Jeff Ragazzini is getting back into fitness mode as he ran 2:49 at the same race. Andy Chalmers joined the race and ran alongside Lauren to finish in almost the same time.
Jon Berit is the early world leader for 59 year olds in the 800m with his 2:45.77 effort at the UMass Winter Open.
Another new member was out racing this weekend as well; Chip Melleby earned himself a shiny new PR for the half marathon distance, covering it in 1:30 at the Frosty Half Marathon.
Cristopher Battoo started off his indoor campaign strong by running 15:27 at BU Season Opener while new athlete Ian Christen crossed the line in 15:51.
A complete list of season performances is coming soon!