GBTC turns Franklin Park into a sea of red.

GBTC teams raced in all categories at the USATF-NE XC Championships in Boston’s Franklin Park on Sunday. The women took 2nd in the 6km open and men took 3rd. The club finished teams in masters, 50+ men and 60+ 8km and women in the 6km finished team in masters, and 50 + . Full results: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/15/ma/Nov8_USATFN_set1.shtml

Ally Millett and Molly Sords with white headband moments after the gun. Photo by RodneySnap
Ally Millett and Molly Sords with white headband moments after the gun. Photo by RodneySnap
 OT Marathon qualifier Laura Paulsen took third in the 6km XC Champs. photo by GreaterSnap
OT Marathon qualifier Laura Paulsen took third in the 6km XC Champs. photo by GreaterSnap
Ryan Place, with club fans backing him up, sprints for the finish leading the club team to third place, one point ahead of 4th place Dirigo. Photo by GreaterSnap
Ryan Place, with club fans backing him up, sprints for the finish leading the club team to third place, one point ahead of 4th place Dirigo. Photo by GreaterSnap
Ryan Place in the Franklin Park Wilderness. Photo by RodneySnap
Ryan Place enjoying the Franklin Park Wilderness. Photo by RodneySnap

GBTC Fourth place combined in Club Nationals Track

143 Ouellette, Dominiq     Greater Bost            49.01m   10          44.34m  46.81m  49.01m  44.34m  45.73m  48.48m photo my GreaterSnap
Dominiq Ouellette, Greater Boston winning the women’s Javelin at 49.01m 10
44.34m 46.81m 49.01m 44.34m 45.73m 48.48m photo by GreaterSnap

full results: http://www.usatf.org/Events—Calendar/2015/USATF-National-Club-Track—Field-Championships/Results.aspx

The sun beat down on Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in NYC on Saturday July 11 for the USATF Club Nationals Track and Field Championships. The meet is special because it is a team competition with the scores announced after each event so teams know what their athletes need to do in the next event to move up in the standings. Icahn is also special because all events can be watched from the stands by everyone. All the throwing events take place within the stadium. Most athletes compete in multiple events to help their team scores. Many ran themselves ragged.

GBTC’s Lisa Wilson and Andre Reid scored in all the throws and distance runners ran in their open events and in relays. Wilson and Reid won the meets MVP awards.

The women placed 4th and the men 5th but the combined score placed the team in 4th.

GBTC Men take second place in Vermont City Championship

The team is moving up in the 2015 USATF-NE Grand Prix standings with a second place finish at the Vermont City Marathon.  Bond placed 7th overall, Macdonald, 11th, Charlesworth, 13, Wakimoto 27, Metzger, 35th. Full results, http://www.coolrunning.com/results/15/vt/May24_27thPe_set3.shtml

2. 7:42:15 GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB (2:34:05)
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1 2:32:05 Rob Bond
2 2:33:52 Adrian Macdonald
3 2:36:18 Jonathan Charlesworth
4 (2:44:54) Yuji Wakimoto
5 (2:48:59) David Metzger
6 (3:10:02) Kris Depew
7 (5:24:52) Gary Circosta

Rob Bond gives thumbs up at the base of the big hill at 15 mile in the Vermont City Marathon and USATF-NE Grand Prix Championships where he lead the GBTC men to second place. Photo by GreaterSnap
Rob Bond gives thumbs up at the base of the big hill at 15 mile in the Vermont City Marathon and USATF-NE Grand Prix Championships where he led the GBTC men to second place. Photo by GreaterSnap

GBTC Lights up Twilight #1

Lowell MA, 5/16/2015

GBTC runners and throwers lit up the evening in the city by the river. GBTC’s Sarah Thorton won the discus with a 52.69m and Andre Reid won the shot with 17.35m. Laura Paulsen took second in featured 10,000 with a 34:45.34. Many more club results in the full:http://www.nbbtwilight.com/

Massive start to the coed featured 10,000 under the lights in Lowell, MA photo by GreaterSnap
Massive start to the coed featured 10,000 under the lights in Lowell, MA photo by GreaterSnap

 

video coverage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVccVBRLg84&list=PL3uZfKjPqu62uhbHAD6rnDS_REO4wXn_i&index=1

Teams Compete at Club Nationals

GBTC women break from the line in the National Club Championship. Photo by GreaterSnap
GBTC women break from the line in the National Club Championship. Photo by GreaterSnap

12/13/14-Bethlehem, PA:  GBTC teams traveled to the USATF Club Cross-Country championships on the USATF-NE subsidized bus with several other teams from the New England association. Record numbers of runners filled all four races.  The women’s team placed 17th out of 36 full teams, men 28th out of 68. Masters men placed 35th out of 40 teams. Our top age graded athlete was masters runner Clare McManus placing 23rd. GBTC had an incomplete masters women’s team of two runners. full results: http://www.usatf.org/Events—Calendar/2014/USATF-National-Club-Cross-Country-Championships/Final-Results.aspx

Scoring for the women in order of finish were: Kerri Leonhardt, Caroline Martin, Liz Ryan, Nellie Triedman, and Caitlin Kasala- Hallinan.  Scoring for open men were Jonathan Charlesworth, Andrew Chalmers,  Chris Kibler, Manuel Gonzales, and Caleb Evanter. The club also fielded a men’s “B” team.

masters: 35.   953  Greater Boston Track Club (A)                      (  41:57  3:29:43   7:34)
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1    123  John Blouin            40   37:44
2    181  Michael Urquiola       47   40:24
3    211  Harris Hardy           51   43:06
4    213  Bill Newsham           49   43:11
5    225  Tom Derderian          65   45:18

Next year the club will travel to San Francisco for the championships in Golden Gate Park.