Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Meeting on Sunday. In case you missed it, here is a brief recap of those elected to the USATF-NE Board of Governors, which includes a mix of incumbents and new individuals.
- President: Tom Derderian
- Secretary: Steve Viegas
- Treasurer: Stephen Peckiconis
- Vice Presidents: Jim Garcia, John Oleski, Chris Pasko
- Men’s Long Distance Running (LDR) Chair: John Barbour
- Women’s LDR Chair: Lisa Doucett
- Masters LDR Chair: Jan Holmquist
- Youth Chair: Alex Ivanov
- Track & Field Chair: Zach Emerson
- Masters Track & Field Chair: Mike Travers
- Cross Country Chair: Chris Canning
- Mountain, Ultra, Trail (MUT) Chair: Paul Kirsch
- Race Walking Chair: Justin Kuo
- Athlete’s Representatives: Eric Ashe, Jim Burgoyne, Jennifer Mortimer
In the coming week, you’ll be able to find information on the new board members, the various reports that were presented and distributed at the meeting, as well as the full meeting minutes on the Board page.
2014 USATF National One Hour Race Walk
New Balance Track at Newell Stadium Gloucester, MA Sunday, August 10, 2014
Distance covered in meters USA National One Hour Race Walk Championship - 8/10/2014 Newell Stadium, Gloucester MA Men 1 Hour Walk (8:30 a.m.) ================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ Finals 1 Michael Giuseppe Mannozzi 28 Shore Athletic Club 12525m 1 US * 2 Emerson Hernandez 25 unattached 12335m * El Salvador 3 Dave Talcott 54 Shore Athletic Club 11718m 2 US 1 M50 4 Edward O'Rourke III 52 New England Walkers 10554m 3 US 2 M50 5 Dan O'Brien 49 Pegasus A.C. 10486m 4 US 1 M45 6 Bill Vayo 50 Shore Athletic Club 10045m 5 US 3 M50 7 Robert Keating 67 New England Walkers 9963m 6 US 1 M65 8 Leon Jasionowski 69 Pegasus A.C. 9727m 2 M65 9 Larry Epstein 55 New England Walkers 9659m 1 M55 10 Bill Reed 61 Pegasus A.C. 9447m 1 M50 *11 Stephan Mayeux 50 unattached 9309m * France 12 Jay Diener 66 New England Walkers 8972m 3 M65 13 James Carmines Jr 71 So Cal Track Club 8718m 1 M70 14 Charles Mansbach 69 New England Walkers 8450m 4 M65 15 John Starr 86 Philadelphia 8009m 1 M85 16 Gustave Davis 76 Connecticut 7329m 1 M75 17 Richard Ruquist 76 New England Walkers 6896m 2 M75 -- Thomas Knatt 74 New England Walkers DQ -- Brian Savilonis 64 New England Walkers DQ Teams 1 - Shore AC (Mannozzi, Talcott, Vayo) - 34,288 meters 2 - NE Walkers (O'Rourke, Keating, Epstein) - 30,176 meters 3 - Pegasus AC (O'Brien, Jasionowski, Reed) - 29,660 meters Women 1 Hour Walk (9:45 a.m.) ================================================================ One Hour Walk Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ Finals 1 Maria Michta 28 Walk Usa 12210m 2 Erin Taylor-Talcott 36 Shore Athletic Club 11728m 3 Katie Burnett 25 unattached 11389m 4 Meaghan Podlaski 17 unattached 10486m 1 Junior 5 Kayla Allen 15 Auburn Parks 9664m 2 Junior 6 Debbie Topham 61 Pegasus A.C. 9513m 1 60-64 7 Pamela Allie-Morrill 51 unattached 9133m 1 50-54 8 Valentina Vaitones 17 Golden Spike 8596m 3 Junior 9 Kay Carmines 68 So Cal Track Club 7832m 1 65-69 Concurrent open 3000m 1 Alana Zeidler 13 Sheffield,England 17:41.0
Officials included Judges included Maryanne Daniel, Ron Daniel, Tom Knatt, Rich McElvery, Tom Menendez, Steve Vaitones and Bill Harriman (recorder)
The 5000 meter race is a popular event for distance track and field athletes. However, for runners who keep to the roads and trails, many haven’t tested their strength on the flat oval. Now is their chance.
With the USATF-NE All Terrain Runner (ATR) series, distance runners test themselves on varying surfaces and distances, including the track. In fact, many athletes competing in the new series tried the distance at the recent New Balance Boston Twilight meet at Bentley University. New Balance Boston’s Marguerite Cramer took the women’s title in an impressive time of 17:49.01. But it was the men’s 5000 meter field that saw some serious depth. Twenty-eight competitors came through in under 18 minutes, with the winner Austin Gilbert crossing the finish line in 14:57.61.
If you’ve already completed your 5000 meter track race and are looking to score it in the ATR series, be sure to submit your time through our web form.
As a reminder, USATF-NE members may submit their own 5000 meter result from any USATF sanctioned track meet between May 5 and July 20. A competitor may complete several outdoor 5000 meter races. However, only the fastest time will count in the final scoring.
Attention all USATF-NE members, our annual meeting is coming up, so don’t forget to pencil this into your calendars. The meeting will be held on Sunday, September 22 at the Westin Waltham Hotel, where there will be ample food and a cash bar. So join us, grab a beer and discuss the issues that are top of mind for you with fellow association members, teammates and friends.
Nominations are open for the 2012 Male and Female Athlete of the Year as well as Club of the Year. The deadline for submitting nominations is January 1st, 2013. USATFNE members may submit a nomination by email to the Board of Directors, by posting a comment nomination on the USATF-NE Facebook page, or by tweeting your nomination to us with our handle in the tweet (@usatfne).
Who impressed you in 2012? What stories really stick out in your mind? There were outstanding performances by association members from high school through college and on up to the pros, so don’t be afraid to go beyond the Grand Prix standings for your nominations. Speaking of the Grand Prix, you can find final standings for road racing, MUT and cross country on the USATF-NE website to help you jog your memory.
The final 5 nominees for each category will be announced January 3rd and YOU will have the opportunity to vote for your athlete and club of choice.
Stay tuned for more information in upcoming days, including a link to where you can vote.
In the meantime, make sure you purchase your tickets to the USATFNE Awards Banquet in advance here: http://www.usatfne.org/news/aom/banquet.html
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