$12,000 distributed in 2016 Grand Prix Team Award Money

Below is a table showing, in order, the check amounts written to the top-performing New England clubs participating in the 2016 LDR Grand Prix series.  Central Mass Striders and Whirlaway Racing Team were easily the top teams across all age groups and sexes with CMS taking the “overall win” by $150 over WRT, earning a check of $2,275.  WRT received the highest payouts in 2014 and 2015.

This table is copied from an Excel pivot table created by the Treasurer to generate check amounts to be paid to each club scoring in the 2016 Grand Prix series. Top Prizes are the Open Categories, where $450 was paid to Boston Athletic Association and Craft Concept Racing for Men’s and Women’s wins.

Below this table are the club rankings which qualified for prize money.

USATF-NE Club 75 100 150 200 225 250 300 325 350 400 450 Total
Central Mass Striders 0 0 0 0 225 0 900 0 350 800 0 $2,275
Whirlaway Racing Team 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 325 1400 400 0 $2,125
Boston Athletic Association 0 0 0 200 225 0 300 0 0 0 450 $1,175
Greater Lowell RR 0 0 0 200 0 500 300 0 0 0 0 $1,000
Cambridge Sports Union 75 0 0 200 0 500 0 0 0 0 0 $775
W. Mass Distance Project 0 0 150 0 0 0 600 0 0 0 0 $750
Millennium Running 0 100 0 0 0 250 0 0 0 400 0 $750
Greater Boston TC 0 0 0 0 0 250 0 325 0 0 0 $575
Somerville Road Runners 0 0 150 400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $550
Craft Concept Racing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 450 $450
New England 65+ 0 0 0 200 0 250 0 0 0 0 0 $450
Liberty Athletic Club 0 0 150 0 0 250 0 0 0 0 0 $400
SISU Project 0 100 0 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $300
Green Mountain AA 75 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $225
North Shore Striders 0 0 0 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $200
Grand Total 150 200 600 1600 450 2000 2100 650 1750 1600 900 $12,000

 

The table below was used to determine the payouts and is a subset of the official results listed at http://www.usatfne.org/road/results/2016gpt.html.

CLUB 10M 13 5K 5M 15K 10K 26.2M PTS Rank Award
Boston Athletic Association 20 19 13 14 11 15 7 99 1 450
Central Mass Striders 21 18 15 12 8 11 9 94 2 400
Whirlaway Racing Team 15 17 16 11 10 10 8 87 3 350
W. Mass Distance Project 17 15 14 13 7 13 0 79 4 300
Greater Boston TC 18 16 12 10 6 14 0 76 5 250
SISU Project 12 12 10 8 5 8 5 60 6 200
Somerville Road Runners 13 11 6 4 3 9 3 49 7 150
Millennium Running 16 0 0 9 9 12 0 46 8 100
Men’s 40+ 5K 13.1M 5M 10M 20K 10K 26.2M PTS Rank
Central Mass Striders 12 10 7 7 4 8 5 53 1 400
Whirlaway Racing Team 10 8 6 6 5 7 6 48 2 350
Boston Athletic Association 13 11 5 5 3 9 0 46 3 300
Greater Lowell RR 9 7 4 4 2 4 4 34 4 250
Somerville Road Runners 11 6 2 0 1 5 2 27 5 200
Green Mountain AA 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 17 6.5 75
Cambridge Sports Union 6 3 1 3 0 3 1 17 6.5 75
Men’s 50+ 5K 13.1M 5M 10M 20K 10K 26.2M PTS Rank
Whirlaway Racing Team 10 10 5 5 5 5 4 44 1 350
Central Mass Striders 4 6 6 4 4 3 5 32 2 300
Greater Lowell RR 6 9 4 3 3 2 3 30 3 250
Boston Athletic Association 9 8 0 0 2 0 0 19 4 200
Men’s 60+ 5K 13.1M 5M 10M 20K 10K 26.2M PTS Rank
Greater Lowell RR 9 5 5 5 5 5 0 34 1 300
Cambridge Sports Union 8 0 3 0 0 4 0 15 2 250
New England 65+ 3 3 4 4 0 0 0 14 3 200
Men’s 70+ 10M 13 5K 5M 15K 10K 26.2M PTS Rank
New England 65+ 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 20 1 250
North Shore Striders 3 0 4 0 0 5 0 12 2 200
Green Mountain AA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 150
Women’s Open 5K 13.1M 5M 10M 20K 10K 26.2M PTS Rank
Craft Concept Racing 17 21 9 15 11 14 9 96 1 450
Millennium Running 15 16 12 13 9 15 7 87 2 400
Greater Boston TC 16 23 13 14 7 11 0 84 3.5 325
Whirlaway Racing Team 14 19 11 12 8 12 8 84 3.5 325
Boston Athletic Association 12 22 8 16 0 13 0 71 5.5 225
Central Mass Striders 11 13 10 11 10 10 6 71 5.5 225
W. Mass Distance Project 13 15 7 8 6 9 5 63 7 150
SISU Project 5 11 6 10 5 6 2 45 8 100
Women’s 40+ 5K 13.1M 5M 10M 20K 10K 26.2M PTS Rank
Whirlaway Racing Team 14 12 8 11 7 11 6 69 1 400
Central Mass Striders 9 9 9 10 8 10 5 60 2 350
W. Mass Distance Project 10 8 6 9 5 8 4 50 3 300
Millennium Running 13 0 7 8 6 9 0 43 4 250
Greater Lowell RR 8 10 5 5 4 5 1 38 5 200
Liberty Athletic Club 7 7 3 7 0 7 0 31 6 150
Women’s 50+ 5K 13.1M 5M 10M 20K 10K 26.2M PTS Rank
Whirlaway Racing Team 8 8 5 6 5 8 0 40 1 350
Central Mass Striders 7 7 4 5 4 7 5 39 2 300
Liberty Athletic Club 6 5 2 4 0 6 0 23 3 250
Cambridge Sports Union 3 4 3 2 3 0 0 15 4 200
Women’s 60+ 5K 13.1M 5M 10M 20K 10K 26.2M PTS Rank
Central Mass Striders 5 4 0 5 5 5 0 24 1 300
Cambridge Sports Union 4 5 5 0 0 0 0 14 2 250
Somerville Road Runners 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 7 3 200
khaas-mayors-cup

Polls show a dead heat going into Nov. 6. . .

. . . for the open women’s Cross Country Grand Prix, that is!

But let’s back up. Way back on Oct. 9 the HFC Striders hosted the 3rd race of the USATF-NE XC series at the Wayland XC Festival. In a year when most of the region has suffered from drought, Mother Nature served up a deluge for this race. Runners of all ages shrugged off the conditions and enjoyed a classic cross country day on the grass and trails. Ryan O’Connell of SISU was the first USATF finisher, coming in 2nd behind Dan Crowley, a 23-yr-old from Boston. (Get this man on a cross country team!). Kara Haas of GLRR was the 1st USATF finisher on the women’s side and the first masters woman, in 2nd place overall behind unattached Laura Morrison of CT. Arguably the most impressive result of the day was the overall winner of the 3K race in the under-10 crowd, Leilani Gibson from New Haven, who came within 6 seconds of the course record for her age group on an incredibly muddy and slippery day. Full results are posted here.

Two weeks later the grand prix competition moved east to the Mayor’s Cup in Franklin Park, where the weather was calendar-perfect, especially if you ignored the roughly 25 mph winds in your face as you headed by the finish line (which one does, cruelly, multiple times before actually finishing). Good write-ups on the top finishers in both the men’s and women’s championship races can be found here and here. As usual, several USATF-NE teams who do not race the grand prix series came out in force and dominated these races. Laura Paulsen of GBTC was the first USATF-NE finisher and led her team to 2nd place behind the dominant running of the women from Battle Road Track Club. On the men’s side NE Distance dominated as a team with a strong pack behind overall winner Jim Spisak, with BAA edging out the men of Battle Road for 2nd place. The masters competition played out among 300 runners aged 15 and up in the all-comers Franklin Park 5K. Mike Galoob of BAA continued his dominance by finishing first overall; he was finally joined by enough BAA teammates to pull of the 40+ team victory as well, and the BAA men also took first in the 50+ team division. The 60+ men of GLRR won that division. For the women it should not surprise anyone that Kara Haas was the first masters runner; you might also not be surprised that she was the first woman runner overall in this race that contained a fair number of college club runners. But even if you’re not surprised, you should be impressed. WMDP edged out Liberty by 1 point to take the women’s 40+ team title, while Liberty took the 50+ team race more decisively over the Westchester TC. Full results for the Mayor’s Cup are posted here.

khaas-mayors-cupAs the title of this post suggests, though, the real story in the USATF-NE Cross Country Grand Prix is the team competition. This coming Sunday the final race of the season, the USATF-NE Championships, will be held at Franklin Park. And on the open women’s side, the top three teams are all tied in the series right now with 13 points apiece. SISU claimed their share of the lead at Mayor’s Cup with the return of Caitlyn Germain, who led a 1-2-3 punch with Sumner Fletcher and Amanda Wright close behind to finish ahead of both WMDP and HFC Striders. This is the first time in recent years (maybe ever?) the HFC women have fielded an open women’s team throughout the series, and they have used strong pack running and some age-defying masters performances from Eileen Cakouros to stay in the hunt for the open series crown. At New England’s this year we return to pre-2015 rules where masters women can score down for the open teams and score for their age group teams, so Sunday’s race should be interesting. Will SISU take their first cross country series title? Which squads have to split their talent to cover the marathon in the road race grand prix? Show up to find out!

While the other team races are not as close–with the exception of the race for 2nd place in the open men’s division, where SISU and HFC are tied for 2nd–there is money on the line BOTH for the series places and for the New England meet itself. In the individual races the tightest series competition looks to be in the Men’s 50+ division, where former XC Chair Jason Cakouros lurks just one point behind Alejandro Heuck, with Jason apparently coming on strong as the season progresses. Online registration for Sunday’s meet is available for all USATF-NE members, and there will be raceday registration as well for the undecided. See you all there!

Photo credit: Granite State Race Services

wmdp-men-mile-1

Halftime in New England

No, not THAT kind of halftime–this weekend marks the halfway point in the USATF-NE Cross Country Grand Prix Series, with the upcoming Wayland XC Festival. Register here by Friday, October 7; raceday registration is also available onsite.

The second race of the series took place on Sunday, Sept. 18 on the cross country course of Smith College, hosted by the women of the Western Mass Distance Project. A number of teams made the trek west, lured by the promise of Atkins cider donuts and the clean air out beyond the Boston suburbs. Rain held off for the race, making for humid but otherwise decent conditions, and volunteers from the Smith College cross country team provided enthusiaswmdp-men-mile-1tic directions and encouragemen
t around the 5K course.

The men’s race went off first, and GBTC scored a decisive victory with 21 points to HFC’s 51, with men in red Michael Carlone and Braden Becker going 1-2. Mike Galoob of BAA led all masters men with a 7th place overall finish. The 40+ and 50+ teams from HFC Striders won the team race in both categories. Special props to outgoing XC Chair George Braun, who still showed up to race despite having technically moved to CO. George was so entranced by the surroundings on his warmup that he missed the start of the men’s race but jumped in anyway; he reports that the last mile of his warmup was his fastest split on the day. Charles Kaufman of Dirigo in Maine gets a special shoutout for winning the 60+ individual title in his first ever cross country race.hfc-at-wmdp

In the women’s race hometown girl Apryl Sabadosa of WMDP crossed first. Hot on her heels were teammate Kelsey Allen and GLRR’s Kara Haas, who was the first masters runner. WMDP rode the home course advantage to sweep the women’s team titles in open, 40+ and 50+, with Sisu taking 2nd in the open team competition and Greater Derry finishing 2nd in both 40+ and 50+. Many teams retired post-race to the Northampton Brewery to sample some of the 413’s finest refreshments before the long (or short, if you’re on WMDP) ride home. wmdp-womens-start

With two of the five series races complete, it’s time to start looking at series standings. On the women’s side, the open, 40+ and 50+ individual races are led by Amy Rusiecki (WMDP), Kara Haas (GLRR) and Virginia Nichols, respectively. In the team competition WMDP has a slim lead over HFC in the open division and maintains a similarly tenuous gap over GDTC in 40+ and 50+.

For the men the individual leaders are currently Mike Carlone (GBTC, open), Mike Galoob (BAA, 40+) and Alejandro Heuck (GSH, 50+). The aforementioned currently-unattached George Braun sits atop the 60+ standings, which raises the question of whether or not 2 time zones will prevent him from holding that lead over Richard Molloy and John Barbour of GLRR. GBTC leads the open team standings, with HFC currently sitting atop the series in both 40+ and 50+. If you’d like to plot your upcoming strategy for cross country dominance, full standings can be found here.

Lone Gull 10K (2016 GP Race #6) by Place in Age Group

Lone Gull 10K – September 25, 2016 – 2016 GP Race #6

These are results for USATF-NE members grouped by Age Division. 389 USATF members competed in this race. Results also include an AG % column and ranking to enable comparison across Sex and Age boundaries.

As of Monday, September 26, these are latest results processed from source results available at
http://www.coolrunning.com/results/16/ma/Sep25_TenthA_set1.shtml

Plc  Name                   Club                          GunTime   S Age DvPlPts  ChipTime  AG %    AGPl Bib
1    Louis Serafini         Heartbreakers                 0:30:23   M 25  1    10  0:30:23   87.93%  12   746
2    Amos Sang              Western Mass Dist Project     0:30:32   M 27  2    9   0:30:32   87.50%  15   732
3    Matt Fischer           Boston Athletic Association   0:30:42   M 24  3    8   0:30:42   87.02%  16   277
4    Ruben Sanca            Whirlaway Racing Team         0:30:49   M 29  4    7   0:30:49   86.70%  18   731
5    Glarius Rop            Team RUN                      0:30:52   M 32  5    6   0:30:51   86.82%  17   969
7    Timothy Gill           Western Mass Dist Project     0:31:24   M 24  6    5   0:31:22   85.18%  32   316
8    Brad Mish              Boston Athletic Association   0:31:24   M 29  7    4   0:31:24   85.08%  33   566
9    Nick Aguila-Mandich    Millennium Running            0:31:29   M 26  8    3   0:31:27   84.95%  38   6
10   John Schilkowsky       Heartbreakers                 0:31:32   M 25  9    2   0:31:30   84.81%  40   742
12   Teage O'Connor         Green Mountain AA             0:31:43   M 33  10   1   0:31:41   84.63%  43   962
13   Kevin Greene           Unattached                    0:31:45   M 24  11   -   0:31:43   84.24%  50   970
14   David Melly            Heartbreakers                 0:31:47   M 23  12   -   0:31:47   84.06%  53   554
15   Conor Cashin           Heartbreakers                 0:31:50   M 24  13   -   0:31:49   83.97%  55   955
16   Scott Leslie           Central Mass Striders         0:31:59   M 35  14   -   0:31:59   84.39%  47   460
17   Scott Mindel           Central Mass Striders         0:32:08   M 29  15   -   0:32:08   83.14%  62   565
18   David Chorney          Boston Athletic Association   0:32:13   M 29  16   -   0:32:13   82.93%  69   141
19   Manuel Gonzalez        Greater Boston TC             0:32:17   M 27  17   -   0:32:17   82.76%  74   898
20   Ryan Woolley           Greater Boston TC             0:32:19   M 27  18   -   0:32:16   82.80%  73   951
21   Ian Neill              Greater Boston TC             0:32:22   M 32  19   -   0:32:19   82.85%  71   902
22   Andrew Chalmers        Greater Boston TC             0:32:22   M 27  20   -   0:32:21   82.59%  79   897
23   Alex Leuchanka         Millennium Running            0:32:24   M 25  21   -   0:32:23   82.50%  83   462
24   Eric Mendoza           Greater Boston TC             0:32:25   M 32  22   -   0:32:22   82.72%  76   901
26   Jason Ayr              Western Mass Dist Project     0:32:31   M 29  23   -   0:32:29   82.25%  88   34
27   Zachary Switaj         Millennium Running            0:32:32   M 24  24   -   0:32:30   82.21%  89   802
28   Robert Espinosa        Greater Boston TC             0:32:34   M 32  25   -   0:32:33   82.26%  87   912
 (more…)

Lone Gull 10K (2016 GP Race #6) by Age-Grade

Lone Gull 10K – September 25, 2016 – 2016 GP Race #6
This result set is sorted by Age-graded Percentage (AG % or AGP). It includes all USATF-NE members along with those runners with an AG % greater than 65%.

Updated 09/27/16 13:50 to fix Men’s AG% values which were approx 1% too high in first post due to outdated table values for the 10K. You may notice slight shifts in rankings even among the men. Apologies for that — Stephen P

Plc  Name                   Club                          GunTime   S Age DvPlChipTime  AG %    AGPl Bib
172  Maria Servin           Whirlaway Racing Team         0:38:51   F 54  1   0:38:48   92.84%  1    748 
43   Peter Hammer           Boston Athletic Association   0:33:18   M 50  1   0:33:14   90.56%  2    345 
282  Elizabeth Cooney       Somerville Road Runners       0:44:15   F 61  1   0:44:07   90.35%  3    162 
85   Robert Cipriano        Somerville Road Runners       0:35:22   M 56  1   0:35:17   90.16%  4    143 
50   Greg Picklesimer       Somerville Road Runners       0:33:28   M 50  2   0:33:24   90.11%  5    664 
81   Pete Bottomley         Dirigo R.C.                   0:35:04   M 54  3   0:34:58   89.65%  6    72  
97   Mark Reeder            Greater Lowell Road Runners   0:35:57   M 56  2   0:35:53   88.94%  7    694 
68   Heather Cappello       Boston Athletic Association   0:34:35   F 36  2   0:34:33   88.90%  8    122 
347  Karen Durante          Whirlaway Racing Team         0:47:29   F 65  1   0:47:16   88.84%  9    238 
49   Tim Van Orden          Central Mass Striders         0:33:25   M 48  1   0:33:23   88.79%  10   843 
98   Douglas Martyn         Whirlaway Racing Team         0:35:59   M 56  3   0:35:53   88.61%  11   526 
1    Louis Serafini         Heartbreakers                 0:30:23   M 25  1   0:30:23   87.93%  12   746 
63   Rachel Sorna           Heartbreakers                 0:34:31   F 24  1   0:34:31   87.88%  13   782 
51   Gregory Putnam         Central Mass Striders         0:33:29   M 46  2   0:33:27   87.54%  14   683 
2    Amos Sang              Western Mass Dist Project     0:30:32   M 27  2   0:30:32   87.50%  15   732 
3    Matt Fischer           Boston Athletic Association   0:30:42   M 24  3   0:30:42   87.02%  16   277 
5    Glarius Rop            Team RUN                      0:30:52   M 32  5   0:30:51   86.82%  17   969 
4    Ruben Sanca            Whirlaway Racing Team         0:30:49   M 29  4   0:30:49   86.70%  18   731 
318  Sidney Letendre        Central Mass Striders         0:46:21   F 61  2   0:46:10   86.54%  19   461 
111  Michael Cooney         Whirlaway Racing Team         0:36:23   M 54  9   0:36:18   86.26%  20   164 
6    Jonathan Phillips      HEARTBREAKERS                 0:30:59   M 23  6   0:30:59   86.23%  21   662 
100  Charlie Bemis          Whirlaway Racing Team         0:36:05   M 53  7   0:36:00   86.21%  22   54  
237  Karen McGahie          Central Mass Striders         0:42:18   F 54  3   0:42:11   85.78%  23   537 
140  Tony Bates             Green Mountain AA             0:37:25   M 57  4   0:37:21   85.74%  24   967 
147  Martin Tighe           Central Mass Striders         0:37:51   M 58  5   0:37:43   85.73%  25   815 
70   Joe Shairs             Central Mass Striders         0:34:37   M 48  4   0:34:35   85.70%  26   749 
91   Ed Sheldon             Central Mass Striders         0:35:45   M 52  5   0:35:42   85.69%  27   758 
87   Laura Paulsen          Greater Boston TC             0:35:28   F 27  3   0:35:28   85.53%  28   906 
39   Mike Galoob            Boston Athletic Association   0:33:11   M 42  1   0:33:07   85.42%  29   300 
429  Mary Sharkey           Central Mass Striders         0:50:30   F 66  2   0:50:15   85.42%  30   752 
95   Scott Anderson         Whirlaway Racing Team         0:35:52   M 51  6   0:35:47   85.25%  31   17  
7    Timothy Gill           Western Mass Dist Project     0:31:24   M 24  6   0:31:22   85.18%  32   316 
8    Brad Mish              Boston Athletic Association   0:31:24   M 29  7   0:31:24   85.08%  33   566 
94   Kaitlin Sheedy         Craft Concept Racing          0:35:50   F 33  4   0:35:48   85.06%  34   757 
105  Dave Dunham            Central Mass Striders         0:36:11   M 52  8   0:36:06   85.00%  35   237 
305  Carol Hurley           Central Mass Striders         0:45:44   F 59  4   0:45:32   84.99%  36   943 
168  Christin Doneski       Whirlaway Racing Team         0:38:38   F 45  1   0:38:23   84.99%  37   226 
9    Nick Aguila-Mandich    Millennium Running            0:31:29   M 26  8   0:31:27   84.95%  38   6   
83   Byrne Decker           Dirigo R.C.                   0:35:19   M 49  6   0:35:16   84.84%  39   203 
10   John Schilkowsky       Heartbreakers                 0:31:32   M 25  9   0:31:30   84.81%  40   742 
11   Adron Pitmon                                         0:31:32   M 25  10  0:31:30   84.81%  40   666 
89   John Ayers             Whirlaway Racing Team         0:35:39   M 50  4   0:35:36   84.70%  42   991 
12   Teage O'Connor         Green Mountain AA             0:31:43   M 33  10  0:31:41   84.63%  43   962 
435  Harry Carter           Boston Athletic Association   0:50:43   M 79  2   0:50:38   84.62%  44   129 
55   Harry Stants           Boston Athletic Association   0:33:46   M 43  2   0:33:42   84.60%  45   791 
104  Beverly Antunes        Craft Concept Racing          0:36:09   F 34  6   0:36:06   84.42%  46   19  
16   Scott Leslie           Central Mass Striders         0:31:59   M 35  14  0:31:59   84.39%  47   460 
151  Diana Bowser           Craft Concept Racing          0:38:04   F 43  1   0:37:55   84.37%  48   82  
77   Todd Callaghan         Central Mass Striders         0:34:48   M 47  5   0:34:45   84.37%  49   113 
13   Kevin Greene           Unattached                    0:31:45   M 24  11  0:31:43   84.24%  50   970 
 (more…)
gbtc-open-men

And we’re off!

The good news is, fall arrived last weekend just in time for the first race of the Cross Country Grand Prix series. The bad news is, it arrived with a violent weather event in the middle of the men’s masters race. To our knowledge, though, no masters men were harmed in the making of your favorite season, and the seasons-spanning GBTC XC Festival was a successful and, indeed, festive kickoff. Full results are here.

gbtc-women-start

The day started with a humidity-choked race for the combined open and masters women. Victoria Barnaby took the win for GBTC in 19:07, followed by Kara Haas of GLRR as the first masters woman in 19:23. GBTC won the women’s team race in dominant fashion with 19 points to HFC Striders’ 88 points in 2nd. The women of WMDP won both the 40+ and 50+ team categories, with the women of GLRR and GDTC trading places in 2nd and 3rd.

gbtc-masters

Next off were the masters men, who survived gusting winds and torrential downpours midway through their race. Mike Galoob of the BAA won the race in 17:21, with Arthur Besse of CMS second in 17:36. HFC Striders gutted out two close team victories, over GBTC in the 40+ race and GLRR in the 50+.

gbtc-open-men

Skies cleared for the open men (at least by the end of the race—it might have still been raining at the start). Mike Carlone of GBTC came home the winner in 16:07, with Ryan O’Connell of SISU Project 5 seconds behind. Their finishes paralleled the team race, where GBTC took first with 30 points to SISU’s 58.

gbtc-pie

In a bit of series foreshadowing, the famed winners’ pies handed out by GBTC were from Amherst, MA—just a few miles away from the site of this week’s race, which is being hosted by the women of WMDP at Smith College in Northampton on Sunday, Sept. 18. Team registration is open online through 5 pm this Friday; onsite registration is for non-team affiliated individuals only. See you in the 413!

 

(photo credits: Tom Derderian for race photos, Kristin Tetreault for pie)

Seasons 20K (2016 GP Race #5) Members by Place in Age Group

Seasons 20K – September 11, 2016 – 2016 GP Race #5
These are results for USATF-NE members grouped by Age Division. 250 USATF members competed in this race. Results also include an AG % column and ranking to enable comparison across Sex and Age boundaries.

As of Monday, September 12, these are latest results processed from source results available.
http://www.coolrunning.com/results/16/ma/Sep11_4thAnn_set1.shtml


Plc  Name                   Club                          GunTime   S Age DvPlPts  ChipTime  AG %    AGPl Bib
1    Brian Harvey           Boston Athletic Association   01:05:15  M 29  1    10  01:05:15  84.67%  3    476
2    Louis Serafini         Heartbreakers                 01:06:03  M 24  2    9   01:06:03  83.65%  5    367
3    Dan Vassallo           Central Mass Striders         01:06:17  M 31  3    8   01:06:17  83.36%  6    520
4    Teage O'Connor         Green Mountain AA             01:09:21  M 33  4    7   01:09:21  79.77%  19   365
5    Nick Aguila-Mandich    Millennium Running            01:09:31  M 26  5    6   01:09:31  79.48%  23   347
6    Scott Mindel           Central Mass Striders         01:09:57  M 29  6    5   01:09:57  78.98%  27   508
7    Brandon Newbould       Whirlaway Racing Team         01:10:01  M 34  7    4   01:10:00  79.34%  24   317
8    Eric McDonald          Whirlaway Racing Team         01:10:05  M 26  8    3   01:10:04  78.85%  28   315
9    Brad Mish              Boston Athletic Association   01:10:05  M 29  9    2   01:10:04  78.85%  28   482
10   Samuel Fazioli         Whirlaway Racing Team         01:10:11  M 24  10   1   01:10:10  78.74%  30   314
11   Samuel Gray            Whirlaway Racing Team         01:10:40  M 20  11   -   01:10:38  78.22%  36   313
12   Jason Reilly           Boston Athletic Association   01:11:16  M 33  12   -   01:11:16  77.70%  38   484
13   Eric Mendoza           Greater Boston TC             01:11:24  M 32  13   -   01:11:21  77.47%  40   546
14   Alex Leuchanka         Millennium Running            01:11:41  M 25  14   -   01:11:38  77.13%  41   346
15   Jon Joyce              Western Mass Dist Project     01:11:58  M 26  15   -   01:11:56  76.81%  46   254
 (more…)

Seasons 20K (2016 GP Race #5) by Age-Grade

Seasons 20K – September 11, 2016 – 2016 GP Race #5
This result set is sorted by Age-graded Percentage (AG % or AGP). It includes all USATF-NE members along with those runners with an AG % greater than 55%

Plc  Name                   Club                          GunTime   S Age DvPlChipTime  AG %    AGPl Bib
17   Peter Hammer           Boston Athletic Association   01:12:16  M 50  1   01:12:12  85.57%  1    373
164  Elizabeth Cooney       Somerville Road Runners       01:36:10  F 61  1   01:36:09  84.86%  2    234
1    Brian Harvey           Boston Athletic Association   01:05:15  M 29  1   01:05:15  84.67%  3    476
114  Maria Servin           Whirlaway Racing Team         01:27:44  F 54  1   01:27:41  84.04%  4    310
2    Louis Serafini         Heartbreakers                 01:06:03  M 24  2   01:06:03  83.65%  5    367
3    Dan Vassallo           Central Mass Striders         01:06:17  M 31  3   01:06:17  83.36%  6    520
25   Rachel Sorna           Heartbreakers                 01:14:13  F 24  1   01:14:13  83.09%  7    371
53   Robert Cipriano        Somerville Road Runners       01:19:28  M 56  1   01:19:23  82.40%  8    366
168  Mary Lammi             Central Mass Striders         01:37:02  F 60  2   01:36:55  82.29%  9    503
32   Hilary Dionne          Craft Concept Racing          01:15:08  F 31  2   01:15:07  82.19%  10   490
45   Michael Cooney         Whirlaway Racing Team         01:18:33  M 54  2   01:18:31  81.97%  11   324
68   Martin Tighe           Central Mass Striders         01:21:16  M 58  2   01:21:11  81.95%  12   519
159  Nancy Corsaro          Whirlaway Racing Team         01:35:22  F 57  1   01:35:18  81.18%  13   312
47   Charlie Bemis          Whirlaway Racing Team         01:18:44  M 53  4   01:18:39  81.08%  14   323
36   Joe Shairs             Central Mass Striders         01:15:50  M 48  1   01:15:45  80.28%  15   514
26   Joseph Ekuom           Westchester Track Club        01:14:31  M 46  1   01:14:30  80.04%  16   382
49   Dave Dunham            Central Mass Striders         01:18:50  M 52  5   01:18:48  79.99%  17   500
74   Diana Bowser           Craft Concept Racing          01:21:56  F 43  2   01:21:55  79.82%  18   489
4    Teage O'Connor         Green Mountain AA             01:09:21  M 33  4   01:09:21  79.77%  19   365
89   Christin Doneski       Whirlaway Racing Team         01:23:40  F 45  1   01:23:38  79.76%  20   308
46   Scott Anderson         Whirlaway Racing Team         01:18:38  M 51  3   01:18:34  79.74%  21   321
77   Douglas Martyn         Whirlaway Racing Team         01:22:07  M 56  3   01:22:04  79.67%  22   325
5    Nick Aguila-Mandich    Millennium Running            01:09:31  M 26  5   01:09:31  79.48%  23   347
7    Brandon Newbould       Whirlaway Racing Team         01:10:01  M 34  7   01:10:00  79.34%  24   317
94   Ephraim Ezekiel        Whirlaway Racing Team         01:24:39  M 59  4   01:24:34  79.21%  25   327
81   Regina Loiacano        Central Mass Striders         01:22:44  F 43  3   01:22:44  79.00%  26   506
6    Scott Mindel           Central Mass Striders         01:09:57  M 29  6   01:09:57  78.98%  27   508
8    Eric McDonald          Whirlaway Racing Team         01:10:05  M 26  8   01:10:04  78.85%  28   315
9    Brad Mish              Boston Athletic Association   01:10:05  M 29  9   01:10:04  78.85%  28   482
10   Samuel Fazioli         Whirlaway Racing Team         01:10:11  M 24  10  01:10:10  78.74%  30   314
60   Ed Sheldon             Central Mass Striders         01:19:55  M 52  6   01:19:52  78.67%  31   516
71   Leslie O'Dell          Central Mass Striders         01:21:39  F 40  1   01:21:37  78.36%  32   510
152  Gordon MacFarland      Cambridge Sports Union        01:33:46  M 68  1   01:33:41  78.35%  33   530
72   EJ Hrynowski           Greater Lowell Road Runners   01:21:46  M 54  7   01:21:37  78.31%  34   594
156  Sue George             Central Mass Striders         01:34:44  F 54  2   01:34:37  78.29%  35   502
11   Samuel Gray            Whirlaway Racing Team         01:10:40  M 20  11  01:10:38  78.22%  36   313
55   Kaitlin Sheedy         Craft Concept Racing          01:19:31  F 33  3   01:19:29  78.06%  37   492
12   Jason Reilly           Boston Athletic Association   01:11:16  M 33  12  01:11:16  77.70%  38   484
56   Kaitlin O'Sullivan     Boston Athletic Association   01:19:44  F 31  4   01:19:41  77.51%  39   483
13   Eric Mendoza           Greater Boston TC             01:11:24  M 32  13  01:11:21  77.47%  40   546
14   Alex Leuchanka         Millennium Running            01:11:41  M 25  14  01:11:38  77.13%  41   346
197  Sidney Letendre        Central Mass Striders         01:46:14  F 61  3   01:46:03  77.12%  42   505
131  Stan Peijffers                                       01:30:15  M 63  1   01:30:09  77.12%  43   291
136  Jamie Wilson           Boston Athletic Association   01:31:30  M 64  1   01:31:19  76.95%  44   331
66   Laura Hagley           Millennium Running            01:20:25  F 32  5   01:20:24  76.92%  45   339
15   Jon Joyce              Western Mass Dist Project     01:11:58  M 26  15  01:11:56  76.81%  46   254
101  Andy MacDonald         Boston Athletic Association   01:25:43  M 56  5   01:25:35  76.60%  47   479
19   Ian Neill              Greater Boston TC             01:12:19  M 32  18  01:12:16  76.49%  48   357
16   Francis Cusick         Battle Road Track Club        01:12:16  M 30  16  01:12:14  76.49%  49   270
18   Sean Duncan            Western Mass Dist Project     01:12:19  M 27  17  01:12:17  76.44%  50   251
 (more…)

2016 Cross Country Season

Did you all feel that tinge of fall in the air last weekend—sunny days, cool nights, crunching underfoot? Ignore the fact that the crunching was probably from drought-starved grass, not leaves, and ignore also the return this week of summer-like humidity, and you might believe fall is right around the corner. And you know what that means: CROSS COUNTRY!

The USATF-NE Cross Country Grand Prix kicks off this weekend on Sunday, Sept. 11 with the GBTC  XC Invitational in Wellesley. This is a great course that mixes grass and trails, and they give out pies to the winners. Details about the race and a link to registration can be found here. http://www.gbtc.org/events/xcfestival/

The 2nd race in the series follows the next weekend, on Sunday, Sept 18th, at the WMDP XC Invitational hosted by the women of the WMDP on the Smith College cross country course (mostly trails). Inspired by the pies of GBTC, they are offering cider doughnuts to the winning teams. Info and registration for that race are here https://www.runreg.com/wmdpxc

Rules for the 2016 series remain the same as for the 2015 series, with the exception of women’s scoring at the New England Championship meet, which has been returned for this year to the previous model (see the rules page http://www.usatfne.org/cross for details. The most important rule to highlight is probably the fact that all teams must score in at least 4 of the 5 series races to compete for the overall series win in their age division. And since all 5 races are counted, teams who score in all 5 have the obvious advantage. (Plus they are likely to accrue pie, doughnuts, and glory along the way.)

Last year on the men’s side, GBTC took the open series title and settled for the bronze in 40+. GLRR claimed both the 40+ and 50+ titles over HFC, with the latter title decided by only 2 points after HFC pulled a bit of an upset at the Mayor’s Cup.  In the women’s competition, WMDP scored the open victory with SISU 2nd after the GBTC women failed to score in a 4th event. WMDP went back and forth with GDTC at the 40+ level for most of the season, with WMDP coming out on top by 3 points at the end. Meanwhile, since most of the GDTC team was 50+, they took that division running away (so to speak). Team competition in the series of recent years has been in many cases close between the top teams, but in many cases also relatively sparse in terms of the number of teams competing. The XC committee would like to take this opportunity to remind all our teams that there is actual money up for grabs here—see the rules page for amounts, and start rallying your teams now. See you on Sunday!

New Hampshire 10 Miler (2016 GP Race #4) by Age-Grade

New Hampshire 10 Miler – August 27, 2016 – 2016 GP Race #4
This result set is sorted by Age-graded Percentage (AG % or AGP). It includes all USATF-NE members along with those runners with an AG % greater than 62%.
As of Monday, August 29, these are latest results processed from results file provided by Millennium Running. Original results at http://www.millenniumrunning.com/results-new-hampshire-10-miler-2016/19011.

Plc  Name                   Club                          GunTime   S Age DvPlChipTime   AG %   AGPl Bib
1    Amos Sang              Western Mass Distance Project 0:50:31   M 27  1   50:31     87.11%  1    122 
2    Brian Harvey           Boston Athletic Association   0:50:40   M 29  2   50:39     86.86%  2    197 
130  Mimi Fallon            Boston Athletic Association   1:05:39   F 51  1   1:05:36   86.86%  3    301 
38   Heather Cappello       Boston Athletic Association   0:58:13   F 36  1   58:13     86.13%  4    268 
109  John Barbour           Greater Lowell Road Runners   1:04:06   M 62  1   1:04:00   86.08%  5    204 
3    Ruben Sanca            Whirlaway Racing Team         0:51:34   M 29  3   51:34     85.33%  6    232 
4    Bijan Mazaheri                                       0:51:56   M 22  4   51:56     84.72%  7    1442
25   Gregory Putnam         Central Mass Striders         0:56:59   M 46  1   56:56     84.19%  8    69  
69   Dan Verrington         Central Mass Striders         1:00:57   M 54  1   1:00:51   83.92%  9    73  
257  Elizabeth Cooney       Somerville Road Runners       1:18:06   F 61  3   1:17:57   83.73%  10   209 
173  Maria Servin           Whirlaway Racing Team         1:10:49   F 54  2   1:10:41   83.39%  11   224 
246  Mary Lammi             Central Mass Striders         1:16:56   F 60  1   1:16:45   83.10%  12   134 
5    Teage O'Connor         Green Mountain AA             0:53:05   M 33  4   53:04     83.06%  13   107 
50   Rachel Sorna           The Heartbreakers             0:59:30   F 24  2   59:30     82.95%  14   200 
75   Charlie Bemis          Whirlaway Racing Team         1:01:37   M 53  2   1:01:31   82.69%  15   278 
6    Joseph Carpenter       Boston Athletic Association   0:53:19   M 27  5   53:19     82.53%  16   192 
277  Sidney Letendre        Central Mass Striders         1:19:32   F 61  4   1:19:22   82.43%  17   138 
254  Joan Miller            Liberty Athletic Club         1:17:53   F 60  2   1:17:26   82.38%  18   273 
7    Dan Vassallo           Central Mass Striders         0:53:32   M 31  6   53:31     82.24%  19   72  
220  Nancy Corsaro          Whirlaway Racing Team         1:15:25   F 57  1   1:15:18   82.18%  20   226 
8    Jason Ayr              Western Mass Distance Project 0:53:38   M 29  7   53:38     82.05%  21   68  
126  Christin Doneski       Whirlaway Racing Team         1:05:20   F 45  1   1:05:17   81.73%  22   222 
65   Erica Jesseman         Dirigo RC                     1:00:42   F 27  3   1:00:42   81.31%  23   284 
77   Dave Dunham            Central Mass Striders         1:02:03   M 52  3   1:02:00   81.11%  24   74  
9    Scott Mindel           Central Mass Striders         0:54:17   M 29  8   54:17     81.07%  25   41  
102  Mike Cooney            Whirlaway Racing Team         1:03:25   M 54  4   1:03:21   81.04%  26   315 
31   Harry Stants           Boston Athletic Association   0:57:39   M 43  1   57:36     81.00%  27   195 
11   Scott Leslie           Central Mass Striders         0:54:48   M 35  10  54:47     80.89%  28   86  
10   Brad Mish              Boston Athletic Association   0:54:28   M 29  9   54:27     80.81%  29   181 
35   Ethan Nedeau           Greater Springfield Harriers  0:58:04   M 43  2   57:59     80.48%  30   313 
122  Diana Bowser           Craft Concept Racing          1:05:04   F 43  1   1:05:01   80.46%  31   97  
74   Rachel Hyland          Boston Athletic Association   1:01:34   F 29  4   1:01:33   80.20%  32   264 
12   Peter Gilmore          Boston Athletic Association   0:54:57   M 26  11  54:57     80.08%  33   251 
138  Ephraim Ezekiel        Whirlaway Racing Team         1:06:49   M 59  2   1:06:42   80.07%  34   241 
14   Brandon Newbould       Whirlaway Racing Team         0:55:23   M 34  13  55:20     80.01%  35   234 
241  Jacqueline Shakar      Cambridge Sports Union        1:16:47   F 57  2   1:16:43   79.97%  36   123 
19   Dan Smith              Western Mass Distance Project 0:56:11   M 38  18  56:09     79.92%  37   59  
128  Doug Martyn            Whirlaway Racing Team         1:05:31   M 56  1   1:05:25   79.72%  38   309 
58   Todd Callaghan         Central Mass Striders         1:00:18   M 46  2   1:00:15   79.66%  39   249 
110  EJ Hrynowski           Greater Lowell Road Runners   1:04:08   M 53  5   1:04:01   79.64%  40   150 
13   Samuel Fazioli         Whirlaway Racing Team         0:55:17   M 24  12  55:16     79.62%  41   229 
15   Brian McNamara         Greater Boston Track Club     0:55:28   M 33  14  55:27     79.62%  42   274 
210  Karen McGahie          Central Mass Striders         1:14:40   F 54  3   1:14:30   79.48%  43   133 
82   Emma Spencer           Boston Athletic Association   1:02:10   F 26  5   1:02:08   79.42%  44   185 
16   Nick Aguila-Mandich    Millennium Running            0:55:33   M 26  15  55:32     79.22%  45   118 
72   Joe Shairs             Central Mass Striders         1:01:20   M 48  3   1:01:16   79.21%  46   71  
17   Mike Carlone           Greater Boston Track Club     0:55:42   M 25  16  55:39     79.06%  47   287 
88   Elizabeth Ryan         Greater Boston Track Club     1:02:26   F 26  6   1:02:26   79.05%  48   272 
22   Eric Narcisi           Central Mass Striders         0:56:30   M 36  21  56:28     78.93%  49   70  
304  Lisa Doucett           Cambridge Sports Union        1:22:08   F 61  5   1:22:02   78.88%  50   89  
 (more…)
Go to Top