Dartmouth grad Alex Tanner will be racing the 500m after a win in the 600m this past weekend. In reflecting on her 2 year hiatus from competition she reports a challenging few months, but says “My 600 felt a lot more comfortable than anticipated, which is both reassuring and a sign that Coach Callum’s training is helping me find my stride.” Also back from several years off the track, Josette Pierre-Louis looks to tear up the 200m after a hard 400m on Sunday.
On the men’s side, Jonathan Charlesworth will be stepping up to the 5k alongside Neel Tarneja, whose lifetime track debut landed him a 3rd place finish in the 3k last weekend. “I planned to just lead for a few laps of the 3k, but the cheering of GBTC runners last weekend motivated me to challenge myself and see how fast I was capable of running,” notes Charlesworth. He is looking forward to the massive crowd this weekend at BU.
Come join us for what looks to be another weekend of great track performances!
GBTC men placed second to HFC and masters men won in a field of a total of 12 teams.
Hawaiian born Mike Carlone posted the fastest GBTC mile of 4:26.
Masters splits: Kris Depew – 5:10 (fresh legs, age 44)
Scott Bosworth – 5:00 (fresh legs, age 49)
Bill Newsham – 5:31 (after running the 800 in 2:22.46, age 48)
Jon Berit – 6:00 (after running the 800 in 2:37.94, age 55)
Total time – 21:41
With heroic efforts in the relays GBTC completed competition in every USATF Club Nationals ever held since its initiation in 2001. Only one other club has matched that attendance. Our women placed 4th on the strength of the throws, Lisa Wilson and Stacey Conner placed one, two in shot put and discus with Wilson winning the hammer and backed up by Amanda Gricus. Hope Rathnam, a long shot, won the steeplechase.
Many great GBTC performances. Check the link and scroll. Two things to note, Adrian MacDonald’s club affiliation is listed merely as “Great” and while that may be true he is still a member of GBTC. Chris Kibler in the 5000 is listed as unattached but raced in the red. I would have supplied a photo but I neglected to charge my camera battery. Follow the links to see videos of the races and results: http://www.nbbtwilight.com/
Aly Millett took the win in the hot 3,000 meters defying the 90°F heat and the field. Victoria Barnaby took third in the cooling steeplechase. Ryan Irwin powered to a 3:57…1500. Much more in the results.
Next is Twilight #4 at Bentley again, Eastern Regionals at Icahn Stadium in NYC, New England Champs at Regis College on June 13 and back to Icahn for Club Nationals.