GBTC Competes at Bay State Games

GBTC Masters Athletes, Jon Berit (left) and Rich Derosas (right)

Last weekend, GBTC competed at the Bay State Games Track & Field Meet held at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. It was a hot day, but the team still achieved many season’s best (SB) marks and first place finishes.

Ernixh Harris put up a great showing at the meet by earning 1st in both the 400m dash and the 400 hurdles, running a personal record (PR) time of 50.41 & SB time of 55.17, respectfully. He also garnered a second place finish in the 200m with a PR time of 22.90. Ernixh was joined in the 400m by teammate Bryant Madrigal, who clocked in 50.99 for a solid silver medal effort.

Nicholas Aleles had a decent day on the track as well, doubling up in the 100m and 200m. Nick earned SBs in both events handily, dashing through the 100m with a time of 11.71 and earning a 3rd place finish in the 200m with a final mark of 23.51. 

Fellow Masters athletes Jon Berit and Richard Derosas happily joined in on the medals galore and ran strong performances at their respective events. Rich, competing in the Master’s 200m dash crushed the competition with a first place finish out of eight other athletes, earning an SB time of 26.41 in the process. He was joined by Jon Berit, who ran through the line in 36.71. Jon had earlier taken first in the Master’s 60+ 800m event with a 2:52.08 mark. 

All of the athletes above have now qualified to represent the State of Massachusetts at the State Games of America Meet, to be held in Ames, Iowa in 2021. They can compete in the events that they medaled in. Congrats to all athletes!

Meet results can be found at:
http://www.coolrunning.com/results/19/ma/Jul13_2019Ba_set1.shtml

GBTC will return to action at the USATF-NE Open Championships at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA on July 27, 2019.

GBTC XC Invite Registration Now Open!

We are pleased to share that the 2019 GBTC XC Invite has been selected as part of the USATF-New England Cross Country Grand Prix Series.

This year’s meet will take place on Sunday, September 8th at the Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle, MA.

Registration for the event is open now through Friday, August 23rd at 12:00pm ET. GBTC XC Invite tech t-shirts are also available for purchase during online registration.

Registration, as well as the event schedule, course maps, and previous results can all be found at: http://www.gbtc.org/events/xcfestival/

If you have any questions, please email us at: gbtcxc@gmail.com.

We can’t wait to see you there!

GBTC Competes at Penn Relays

GBTC Women’s 4x100m finishes second at Penn Relays!
Photo left to right: Rebecca Gonsalves-Lamontagne, Mary Foday, Chantal Sayegh, and Katie Hitchcock-Smith

The GBTC’s sprints squad headed to Philadelphia last weekend for the 125th running of the Penn Relays Carnival. Competition began with the Men’s and Women’s 4x100m relay events on Friday, April 25th. Despite the storm delays experienced, the Men’s team (Dhvanil Nanshah, Bryant Madrigal, Nick Aleles, and Henry Morales) was able to finish 12th out of the 18 teams competing, and clocked a time of 45.52. The Women’s team (Rebecca Gonsalves-Lamontagne, Mary Foday, Chantel Sayegh, and Katie Hitchcock-Smith) raced shortly after the Men, and finished 2nd out of the three teams competing, earning silver medals in the event, and finishing in a time of 53.11.

GBTC returned to action on Saturday, April 26th with Ernixh Harris racing in the 400m and finishing in 58.57. Later in the afternoon, D’Mahl McFadden competed in the 110m Hurdles event, garnering not only a PR time of 14.38, but a silver medal as well. The Men’s 4x400m squad wrapped up the day, finishing in 3:35.63.

Overall it was a great weekend for GBTC and the team is now looking ahead to the remainder of the Outdoor Track Season.

GBTC Men’s 4x400m Team at Penn Relays
Photo left to right: Bryant Madrigal, Henry Morales, Nick Aleles, and Ernixh Harris

GBTC has 33 finishers at 2019 Boston Marathon

GBTC men running together during the early miles of the 2019 Boston Marathon
Photo courtesy of Jody Bailey (@run.photography on Instagram)

The GBTC Men’s and Women’s teams competed in the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019.

GBTC is proud to have had 33 members finish the hilly 26.2 mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston. The Men’s team, led by Ryan Wooley, finished 3rd overall out of 66 Men’s Open teams competing. The Women’s team, led by Shannon Trant, finished 8th overall out of 62 Women’s Open teams competing. Teams are scored by the top three finisher times. GBTC Member results are listed below. Full race results can be found here:
https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/results

GBTC returns to action this weekend at the Tufts University Sunshine Classic Meet.

Men
79, Ryan Woolley, 2:28:47
94, Dave Metzger, 2:29:42
104, Ian Neill, 2:30:25
134, Shaun Dever, 2:32:38
166, Bobby Giuliani, 2:34:11
200, Eric Mendoza, 2:35:26
211, Manny Gonzalez, 2:35:49
261, Chris Battoo, 2:37:50
351, Erik Hinrichsen, 2:39:57
375, Rob LaMarre, 2:40:31
651, Scott Burger, 2:45:49
671, Dave Moyer, 2:46:13
800, Jon Chesto, 2:47:44
958, Tim Cotoggio, 2:49:19
968, Jerry Lanning, 2:49:28
1759, Will Feldman, 2:56:20
2287, Josh Brodin, 2:59:12
2778, Tommy Mazza, 3:02:35
2969, Jason Garrity, 3:03:47
3142, Dan Hall, 3:04:56
3164, Brendan Meehan, 3:05:06
3602, Pu Yue, 3:08:05

Women
215, Shannon Trant, 3:02:27
257, Erin Lohrenz, 3:04:05
278, Chandler Olsen, 3:05:03
307, Caroline Turner, 3:05:55
349, Aly Ursiny, 3:07:16
622, Jenna Castro, 3:13:43
626, Marissa Lynn, 3:13:48
1272, Elise Jackson, 3:22:38
2231, Ronit Malka, 3:30:09
2383, Taylor Krajewski, 3:31:17
2899, Audrey Hatas, 3:35:11

GBTC Competes at Frank Nealon Boston Tune-Up 15K


The GBTC Women’s Team with Coach Tom Derderian at the Frank Nealon Boston Tune-Up 15k

The GBTC Men’s and Women’s teams competed at the Frank Nealon Boston Tune-Up 15K in Upton, MA on Saturday, March 30th.  This was the second race in the 2019 USATF-New England Grand Prix Series.

The GBTC Women’s team, led by Kerri Leonhardt (57:04.9), finished in second place out of the 14 teams competing.  Kerri was the fifth place female overall.  Teammates Lauren Opachinski (58:53.3), Aly Ursiny (58:53.4), Victoria Barnaby (59:25.0), and Shannon Trant (1:00:02.2) also scored for the team.

The GBTC Men’s team finished fifth overall out of 20 teams competing.  Eric Mendoza was the top GBTC finisher, running 50:45.7.  Manny Gonzalez (50:49.9), David Metzger (50:51.1), Ian Neill (50:53.9), and Erik Hinrichsen (51.40.2) also scored for the team.

Full results for the Frank Nealon Boston Tune-Up 15K can be found here.

The next USATF-New England Grand Prix race is the Run Westfield 5K in Westfield, MA on Saturday, May 18th. GBTC will also have over 25 athletes competing in the 2019 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15th.

The GBTC Men’s Team

GBTC Men take 2nd, Women take 3rd at the New Bedford Half Marathon


The GBTC men’s and women’s teams kicked off the USATF New England Grand Prix Series with strong performances by both squads at the New Bedford Half Marathon on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

The men’s team, led by David Metzger (1:09:06), finished 2nd overall out of the 12 men’s teams competing.  Ryan Woolley also posted a sub-1:10 performance, finishing in 1:09:40.  Teammates Eric Mendoza (1:10:54), Shaun Dever (1:11:17), and Bobby Giuliani (1:11:50) rounded out the team score.

The women’s team, led by Shannon Trant (1:24:19), finished in 3rd place overall out of the six women’s teams competing.  Teammates Erin Lohrenz (1:24:30), Caroline Turner (1:28:59), Jenna Castro (1:29:18), and Taylor Krajewski (1:29:21) rounded out the team score. 

The next USATF New England Grand Prix race is the Frank Nealon Boston Tune-Up 15K on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Upton, MA.

#GOGBTC

Photo taken by Coach Tom Derderian

Caroline Turner Receives the 2019 Margaret Bradley Award

The Greater Boston Track Club is pleased to announce that Caroline Turner is the 2019 recipient of the annual Margaret Bradley Award. Caroline joined the club in the summer of 2017 and quickly became an integral part of the women’s distance squad. Caroline competed in the 2017 USATFNE Cross Country Grand Prix series where GBTC tied for first, and then at USATF Club Nationals. After that, she turned to the roads and debuted in the marathon in 3:00:27. Caroline was the only GBTC member to compete in the entirety of the 2018 USATFNE Road Grand Prix and led the team to a 2nd place finish out of 26 teams. In the fall of 2018 she was elected to the Board of Directors by her teammates and serves as the Women’s Team Captain. In the spring of 2019 she will be taking on the Boston Marathon with many of her teammates. 

Prior to joining GBTC, Caroline competed for Needham High School, a perennial cross country and track powerhouse in the Bay State. She then ran for Davidson College, where she lowered her PRs to 17:57 and 37:14. While she enjoyed the warmer climes, Caroline was thrilled to return to the Boston running scene and excited to find GBTC where she could learn from, and train with, so many accomplished runners. Coach Tom Derderian says, “Caroline is ubiquitous at practices, team events, and races. She personifies the NASA motto, ‘Teamwork is what makes the dream work.’”   

Margaret L. 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. An accomplished marathoner, Margaret led the GBTC women to a team victory at the 2004 Boston Marathon. 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 team goals. 

Caroline Turner (fourth from left) alongside teammates (from left to right) Lauren Opachinski, Allison McCabe, Cynthia Hastings, and Kyle Feldman.

GBTC Invite 2019 Cancelled due to Weather!

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.

Sincerely,
-Your Meet Director, David Callum