Women lead charge into Terrier Classic

The women of GBTC will be towing the line today at BU’s John Thomas Terrier Classic Meet for the kick off of another big track and field weekend . Many look forward to building on their successes following last week’s GBTC Invitational.

Alex Tanner takes the baton for the 4x440 yd relay
Alex Tanner takes the baton for the 4×440 yd relay

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.

Neel Tarneja and Brian McNamarra in the 3k at the GBTC invite
Neel Tarneja and Brian McNamarra in the 3k at the GBTC invite

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!

 

4×1600 Relay at BU today

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

Results

relay teams, l-r, open, Rob Deleo, Rob Espinoza, Mike Carlone, Garry Cuneo, coach, Tom Derderian, Bill Newsham, Kris Depew, Scott Bosworth, Jon Berit, photo by NeelSnap
relay teams, l-r, open, Rob Deleo, Rob Espinoza, Mike Carlone, Garry Cuneo, coach, Tom Derderian, Bill Newsham, Kris Depew, Scott Bosworth, Jon Berit, photo by NeelSnap

GBTC in Kansas

At the master’s national championships in Olathe, KS, Chris Blondin, took 2nd place in the 800m leading until the last 10m in 1:59.65. He races the 1500m next.

Results are available here.

Blondin, perhaps the youngest 40 year-old celebrated his birthday at the end of last month. Photo of action at club nats when he was two weeks younger. buy GreaterSnap
Blondin, perhaps the youngest 40 year-old celebrated his birthday at the end of last month. Photo of action at club nats when he was two weeks younger. by GreaterSnap

Club Nationals Women 4th men 7th

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.

Andre Reid won the shot at Club Nationals. Photo by GreateSnap
Andre Reid won the shot at Club Nationals. Photo by GreaterSnap

For GBTC men Andre Reid won the shot put.

Men placed 7th. Full results are available here.

It is all about team work at Club Nationals. Photo by GreaterSnap
It is all about team work at Club Nationals.
Photo by GreaterSnap

GBTC men and women win NE Track and Field Championships

Alyse Rocco won the 1500 and the men's 4x400 won. Many other victories when official results are up. photo by GreaterSnap
Alyse Rocco won the 1500 and the men’s 4×400 won. Many other victories to see when official results are up. photo by GreaterSnap

GBTC Double winners at USTAF-NE today at Regis College in Weston, MA

MEN
Gr.Boston TC       48
New Balance Boston 23
Dare 2 Dream       22
Twilight Throwers  16
W.Mass Alliance    11
19 scoring teams

WOMEN
Gr.Boston TC       64
FAST TRACK         18
New Balance Boston 17
Mass Velocity      16
Mansfield Ath      12
11 scoring teams

GBTC event winners:

Lisa Wilson, Shot, Hammer, Discus
Dacia Taylor, 100m, LJ
Alissa Nelson, 400m
Alex Engel, 400m
Alyse Rocco, 1500m
Anthony Gonsalaves, 3,000m
4×400, Irwin, Sheehan, MacDonald, Blondin
Cory Fairfield, HJ

Results: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/13/ma/Jun23_USATFN_set1.shtml

Twilight #4 At Bentley University in Waltham, MA

Ryan Irwin leading the pack in his section of the 1500 where he ran 3:57... photo by LesserSnap on iphone
Ryan Irwin leading the pack in his section of the 1500 where he ran 3:57…
photo by LesserSnap on iphone

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/

Twilight #3 Aly Millett wins: Hope Splashdown in Steeple

Hope Rathnam aiming for a neat water landing to race to fifth place in the Steeplechase. Photo by GreaterSnap
Hope Rathnam aiming for a neat water landing to race to fifth place in the Steeplechase. Photo by GreaterSnap

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.