The GBTC men’s team will be traveling to Chicago, IL, this weekend for the first ever USATF National Club Team 8 km Championships. The team members are Brennan Bonner, Brian McNamara, Matt Haringa, Ryan Irwin, and Chris Kibler. The championship has a 17 minute 5K qualifying standard. Twenty-six teams are entered.
GBTC is the only team from New England attending the race, and is traveling on a USATF-NE grant awarding them $150 each, and will receive lodging from the meet. Team prize money ranges from $3,000 for first to $1,000 for fifth place. The championship is part of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k taking place on Sunday April 7th, in Grant Park, IL. The Hansons-Brooks Distance Project won last year’s team race and have two teams entered this year.
In the 33rd annual Boston Tune up 15 km in the next town west of the Boston Marathon start in Hopkinton our fellow club Tri-Valley FrontRunners hosted a cordial and hard event. Their hospitality provided hot soups of various flavors in crock pots lining the cafeteria of the school while tables of home-baked goods waited in the center. The course was hard and hilly on a perfect day for racing in bright sunshine.
Our GBTC Irishman Anthony Walsh took third and our Japanese Anna Novick took second woman to Irish Olympian Steph Reilly. Gary Cattarin took first 50+.
L-R Allison Lynch, Brianna Albans, Anna Novick, Issam Krieche, Gary Cattarin, Emily Cattarin, Joy WIll, Taylor Karjewski, Anthony Walsh, Coach Tom Derderian photo Cattarin
Full results are available at Cool Running: Upton 15K
Ally Millett, Sam Jurek, Eric Mendoza in Salisbury, MA after racing from New Hampshire. photo by GreaterSnap
Full results are available at Cool Running: 20 Miler, half marathon.
Men’s team places 3rd and Women’s team places 4th. Everyone ran good and hard races.
Gretchen Speed racing Diana Davis of NB Boston and obscured BAA runner at 5 miles. Photo by GreaterSnap.
Brennan Bonner at the top of the last hill. Photo by GreaterSnap.
GBTC finishers in order at New Bedford. Continue reading
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
Name Year Team 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
Youth Indoor: $ 4:23.20 3/13/2011 Sidgie Greene, Metropolis T
Name Year Team 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
Amherst, MA Feb 24th— Great threats of a major snowstorm never fell… only a few flakes on wet roads. Great team work in getting to the race—maybe the toughest, hilliest 10-mile around. Hosted by the Sugarloaf MT AC and sponsored by D.H. Jones realtors.
Gretchen Speed placed 3rd open woman. Photo by Krissy Kozlosky
GBTC men 2nd
52:44 53:23 53:56 55:39 56:21 (1:01:49) (1:05:19) = 4:32:03
Brennan Bonner 28, Matthew Haringa 29, Chris Kibler 24, Anthony Walsh
29, Nathaniel Erb-Satullo 27, Kevin Cordaro , Pete Warrington 31
GBTC women 3rd
1:02:46 1:06:47 1:09:54 (1:31:02) = 3:19:27
Gretchen Speed 31, Hope Rathnam 24, Allison Lynch 22, Cynthia Hastings
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.
4×400: Engel to Williamson, anchor. Photo by GreaterSnap
Read the February edition of the Wingfoot, our club newsletter published by our editor and athlete Victoria Barnaby.
Photo by race director Roger Perham
Lynn, MA—Audrey Zaferos ran a new personal record today in the 15 km Great Stew Chase on a snowy day in Lynn Massachusetts and later happily wrote in a text,
“We were a sea of 10 red singlets in the snow. Gretchen led us to victory with Anna taking second for the women and Deepti and Brenda in 3rd and 4th. The whole team worked off each other throughout the race; you were never too far behind another GBTC runner!”
Gretchen Speed ran true to her name winning the women’s division.
“It was awesome having so many ladies out there. The hill at mile 4.5 was painful… afterwards we ate stew and enjoyed the feeling that comes with conquering a winter race,” said Zaferos.
Ken Ross, GBTC’s only male placed 5th in the 50+ division.
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).