Limited Time Only—Vintage Shirts Available to the General Public

Our Vintage t-shirt is an exact replica of the design sported by Alberto Salazar (L) when he was a rookie on the club.
Our Vintage t-shirt is an exact replica of the design sported by Alberto Salazar (L) when he was a rookie on the club.

GBTC Vice-President Matt Haringa sez:

In celebration of the Greater Boston Track Club’s 40th Anniversary, vintage replica shirts are being made available to the general public. You may order them at the club store, here. Shipping is available for an additional five dollars within the US; please enter your shipping address in the comments field of the payment page.

Shipping is available for this limited time offer, and only for these particular shirts. The word is the club alumnus and enduring record holder Greg Meyer wants at least five of these. So be just like the stars of track and field: order your shirt NOW!

Bosworth USATF Nat Youth 1500 champion in Maryland

Landover, MD, March 9th, Ben Bosworth who has been training hard with the  older GBTC men placed 4th. His high school does not have indoor track.
Landover, MD, March 9th-10th, Ben Bosworth who has been training hard with the older GBTC men placed 4th in the 800. Ben’s father reports that oddly officials required athletes in the 800 to sit in  folding chairs for an hour before racing with only standing up allowed instead of running for a warm up. His high school does not offer indoor track. The next day he won the 1500 in record time.  We presume he was no longer confined to the chair.  photo by father, Scott
800 Meter Run 17-18 Division Boys
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    Name                    Year Team                    Finals
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Finals
  1 Capwell, Dylan             Polar Bears            1:59.18
  2 Phillips, Rami             Cruzzin Clippers       2:02.33
  3 Pittman, Javon             Unattached             2:03.01
  4 Bosworth, Benjamin         Greater Boston TC      2:04.550
1500 Meter Run 17-18 Division Boys
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Youth Indoor: $ 4:23.20  3/13/2011   Sidgie Greene, Metropolis T
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals
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Finals
  1 Bosworth, Benjamin         Greater Boston TC      4:16.40
  2 Wegner, Michael           Howard Count           4:17.10
  3 Zanger, Hans               Unattached             4:17.15

New England Track Championship

At Harvard on Feb 17th GBTC men won and women placed second.   The highlight of the meet may have been GBTC’s men in the 400 with Mark Williamson winning in 48.53, Alex Engel running 48.85 and in fourth, Tom O’Connor 50.88.  Those three and Dave Cahill combined to win the 4×400.  Full results on the USATF-NE website.

4x400: Engel to Williamson, anchor. Photo by GreaterSnap
4×400: Engel to Williamson, anchor. Photo by GreaterSnap

Christiana Gallagher grabs GBTC baton for first time

Christy Gallagher wore GBTC red for the first time racing the 400 leg in the Distance Medley Relay this morning at the Terrier meet at Boston University. Photo by GreaterSnap
Christy Gallagher wore GBTC red for the first time racing the 400 leg in the Distance Medley Relay this morning at the Terrier meet at Boston University. Photo by GreaterSnap

Certainly no one has heard the BU track so loud, cheers from every corner, standing room only, anyone would have thought Galen Rupp broke the American Record in the mile (and 1500), only about 1 second off.  A world-leading time of 3:50.92, Galen crushed the meet record, in an event that saw six under 4-minutes!

GBTC highlight’s include David Kennedy, sharing something in common with Rupp, winning his event the 400m in a new club record 47.76!  Out of the third heat no less!  Teammate Alex Engel won the fourth heat of the 400m to finish 4th overall in 48.53, returning in the 200m for a PR in 22.06.  Engel and Kennedy joined O’Connor and Tirella for the heat win of the 4×400 for 11th overall (3:17.70).  New member Mark Williamson finished 6th in the 500m in 1:03.98 and Brian Robbins is coming into form with his 1:54.66 in the 800m after his DMR contribution.

Ryan Irwin showed off his surge in the DMR (10:20.44, overall 4th) on the 1200-leg, and returned for the 1000m in 2:31.65.  Chris Kibler (8:31.84) led the way in his heat of the 3k, while Connor Rose (8:34.43) towered above the field just a couple ticks behind his teammate.

David Cahill shared some speed with the DMR in the 400m leg, but his big day will be Sunday in Providence where he will be joined by Chris Simpson and Mark Gomes of Eliot TC and Greg Hammett of CMS for a 4x800m 35-39 WORLD Indoor Record attempt.  Simpson and Gomes are hot off a new 4×800 40+ World Record which they broke by almost 10 seconds in 7:58 when joined by Erik Nedeau (NBB) and Scott Weeks (Syracuse Chargers).

GBTC unleashed at the BU Terrier

Amongst the two meet records and the 2013 world-leading 200m time from Friday’s women’s meet, GBTC highlights include Victoria Barnaby’s 8 second PR in the 3000 in 10:09.37!  New GBTC sponsored-athlete Jacqui Barrett (graduate of UMLowell) made her debut with the club in the Shot Put with a heave of 13.96m (45-09.75) which was good for 5th place overall.  Jacqui opened her season with a 14.58m throw at Tufts two weeks ago, so we will certainly see big numbers from her as the season progresses.  The men’s meet is on the board with the DMR team of Ryan Irwin (3:05), Dave Cahill (52.8), Brian Robbins (1:56) and Charly Allan (4:25) finishing in 4th overall with a 10:20.44.  The men’s meet will continue on Saturday after the women’s DMR starts things off at 10:45am.

Women’s Results!
Men’s Results!

Relays and PRs at Terrier

L-R Brian Robbins, David Cahill, Ryan Irwin, Charly Allan in DMR at Terrier Friday night, 4th place in 10:20, score board in back. When new club member Canadian Charly saw Ryan burst into the lead he said to the coach, "You didn't tell me we were favorites." photo by GreaterSnap.
L-R Brian Robbins, David Cahill, Ryan Irwin, Charly Allan in DMR at Terrier Friday night, 4th place in 10:20, score board in back. When new club member Canadian Charly saw Ryan burst into the lead he said to the coach, “You didn’t tell me we were favorites.” photo by GreaterSnap.

Action continues today including the splendid GBTC 4×400. Victoria Barnaby set a PR in the 3km and Jenny Cunningham in the 1000. results on the BU site.  Women’s DMR on Sat am….gotta go……

Engel Double Win at Mini

Alex Engel ran his best ever early season 400m, winning yesterday at the Boston University mini-Meet #3. He ran a neat 48.48s and came back in the 200m with a win in 22.26s. Milers Chris Kibler and Ryan Irwin doubled up in their own way—with miles in 4:18.18 for Kibler in the first and fastest section, then Irwin cruised alone to win the second section in 4:17.23. Both came back to run the 800m. Also in the 800m, Allison McCabe continued her winning and personal record streak with a PR in 2:13.49.

Full results are available on Cool Running, as well as this season’s performance list.

GreaterSnap photo of Irwin, #180, and Kibler, #181, racing XC at Lexington, KY, earlier in the month.
GreaterSnap photo of Irwin, #180, and Kibler, #181, racing XC at Lexington, KY, earlier in the month.