1997 USATF New England Mountain Running Series
FINAL STANDINGS

Sponsored by USATF New England, Powerbar, Saucony

Eric Morse of the Central Mass. striders completed his sweep of the USATF New England Mountain running series with a convincing win at the Pack Monadnock 10 mile race. Morse, a member of the USA mountain running team at the world championships last year, took the series with wins at each of the races. "I hope this earns me a spot on the team this year" commented Morse. With the third fastest time ever run at Pack, along with the third fastest time ever at both Kearsarge and Wachusett, it would seem his chances of making the team are excellent.

On the women's side, last year's champion Margo Webber decimated the field with superb performances at each of the races. Her score of 242 points was topped by only 4 men.

A couple of notes on the series. Point totals for scoring the series are based on a percentage of the winners time. For example if the winner ran 60 minutes, and you ran 120 minutes your score would be 50 points (60/120=.50).

A large percentage of racers ran all 3 events; of the racers at Mount Kearsarge, almost half of the field went on to complete the series. Forty seven runners completed all three races, up 50% from last year. The list of "Mountain Goats" follows the standings.

Winners of the random draw (open to runners completing all 3 races and holding USATF membership) for guaranteed entry into the 1998 Mt Washington race were: Leland Chisholm, Ed Liebfried, Dick Miller, Deborah Sheedy, and Lucien Trudeau.

Thanks to USATF-NE for sponsoring the series, along with Powerbar (who graciously donated product), and Saucony (who again provided T-shirts for award winners). Thanks also to the race directors for being part of the series and making it a success. Participation in the series went from 503 in 1996 to 566 in 1997.

STANDINGS


Men Open
Eric Morse               100       100       100       300
Ernest Brake             88        86        87        261
Dave Birse               81        82        84        247
Jim Hansen               78        79        80        237
Erik Fey                 75        79        80        234
Kei Ishihara             75        79        78        232
Robert Hubbell           75        76        80        231
Wayne Groves             74        72        73        219
John Lund                68        66        68        202
Steve Thomson            65        69        67        201
Robert Chabot            64        64        64        192
Mike Casner              -         96        95        191
Paul Mangum              59        61        60        180
Tracey Sousa             58        61        59        178
Tom Murdock              -         90        88        178
Bill O'Mara              88        -         88        176
Mike Chagnon             56        57        54        167
Jay Mullin               61        57        -         118
Peter Shajenko           65        -         66        131
Mike Souza               61        -         59        120

Men Masters
Rob Johnson              81        83        82        246
Robert Bradlee           77        79        78        234
Dale Langlais            76        78        78        232
Ed Liebfreid             75        78        75        228
David Girvin             73        74        77        224
Paul Correia             74        73        76        223
Rick Moore               72        72        71        215
Dick Miller              58        67        67        192
Neil Gleason             60        64        64        188
Rob Pagliuca             59        56        57        172
Ken Robichaud            56        56        58        170
Jimmy Meyer              57        56        56        169
Ken Parker               -         74        73        147
Steve Vaitones           -         67        67        134

Men Seniors
Cal Cameron              72        74        73        219
John Wetmiller           68        72        69        209
David Narlee             71        69        69        209
John Pierce              69        69        71        209
Lucien Trudeau           69        69        70        208
Eldon Burkinshaw         67        66        67        200
Roger Gosselin           61        65        65        191
Dennis Zajehowski        61        62        66        189
Skip Cleaver             62        62        62        186
Peter Orni               -         74        77        151
Bob Emerson              69        70        -         139
Dick Karvonen            63        62        -         125

Men Veterans
Don Ross                 65        68        68        201
Leland Chisholm          55        58        58        171
Joseph Leader            -         64        66        130

Women Open
Margo Webber             81        80        81        242
Darlene O'mara           65        63        64        192
Kathleen Rutty           64        63        65        192
Lora Woodward            62        63        63        188
Alison Shaw              62        63        63        188
Heidi Zinser             59        62        63        184

Women Masters
Lisa Doucett             70        70        71        211
Deborah Sheedy           68        69        69        206
Nancy Jacovina           64        66        67        197
Nancy Correia            68        62        64        194
Marylou Lowrie           62        61        -         123

Women Seniors
Jane Levesque            63        -         63        126
Katherine Chabot         -         51        53        104

"Mountain Goats" - Completing all three USATF-NE Mountain Running Circuit races

Dave Birse, Robert Bradlee, Ernest Brake, Eldon Burkinshaw, Cal Cameron, Robert Chabot, Mike Chagnon, Leland Chisolm, Skip Cleever, Nancy Correia, Paul Correia, Lisa Doucett, Erik Fey, David Girvin, Neil Gleason, Roger Gosselin, Wayne Groves, Jim Hansen, Robert Hubbell, Kei Ishihara, Nancy Jacovina, Rob Johnson, Dale Langlois, Ed Liebfried, John Lund, Paul Mangum, Jimmy Meyer, Dick Miller, Rick Moore, Eric Morse, David Narlee, Darleen O'Mara, Rob Pagliuca, John Pierce, Don Ross, Kathleen Rutty, Deborah Sheedy, Alison Shaw, Tracey Sousa, Steve Thomson, Lucien Trudeau, Margo Webber, John Wetmiller, Lora Woodward, Dennis Zajehowski, Heidi Zinser.

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