Cross Country

A Statement from USATF-NE President Tom Derderian

“After the recent Mayor’s Cup cross-country meet, several elected athletes representatives came to the monthly USATF-NE board meeting with observations and suggestions about what happened as the lead pack in the men’s championship race ran loops in a different order. The athletes reps had gathered information from participants about what had happened and their complaints and compliments.  The rule book states that runners can be disqualified if they run short of the official course but nothing about mixing up the order of loops. For the future a decision process will be used that will include some of the provisions in the rule book such as a designated meet director, referee, course marshall, and games committee to adjudicate any unforeseen occurrences.” –  Tom Derderian, USATF-NE President

Refer to page 148 of the rule book for the section mentioned above:
http://www.usatf.org/usatf/files/2c/2cf4ef89-b3f9-43fe-82d8-66b94f21c546.pdf

Race Preview: Mayor’s Cup XC

The Mayor’s Cup Cross Country race began in 1990. According to the B.A.A. website, the event has “become one of the premier cross country meets on the East Coast, and has been regarded as an important tune-up for the USA Fall National Club Cross Country Championship.”

Tomorrow, teams and athletes from all over will toe the start line at Franklin Park in Boston for the Mayor’s Cup races. The event features six different races for various ages and abilities, which take off between 10 am and noon ET. There are more than 850 runners entered already, and more than half of those are youth.

The women’s and men’s championship races will look to provide some exciting competition from the club teams participating, as the Mayor’s Cup serves as the fourth of five races in the USATF-NE Grand Prix Cross Country series. The entries so far show a mix of teams from New England and New York coming to race. On the men’s side we expect to see teams on the course from: BAA, GBTC, HFC Striders, New Balance Boston, Community College of RI, Bryn Mawr RC, Central Park TC-New Balance, Pacers/New Balance and Manhattan Aeronauts. The women’s championship race will feature teams from BAA, GBTC, Cambridge RC, Millennium Running, New Balance Boston and Central Park TC -New Balance.

Looking at the teams entered, it will be interesting to see how the New York teams fare at the New England event. Will they outrace the New Englanders on their home turf? And on the women’s side, we’ve recently seen Millenium Running come into the mix, as the New Hampshire based club took the team title at the last USATF-NE Grand Prix race, Wayland XC Festival, beating out WMDP and GBTC.

Any predictions for which teams and individuals will take the top spots tomorrow? We’ll know soon enough. Hope to see you out on the course!

 

 

 

HFC Striders Awarded Grant to Compete at USATF Club XC Nationals

This month, USATF-NE awarded HFC Striders with a grant for the cross country season to assist the team in sending members to compete in the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon on December 14.

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Western Mass Distance Project XC Meet – Full Results

Full results below are from the Western Mass Distance Project (WMDP) XC Meet, the second race in the USATF-NE Grand Prix XC series. WMPD won both the men’s and women’s open races, and Greater Boston Track Club (GBTC) took second in both.

Western Mass Distance Project XC Meet – 9/8/2013
Stanley Park Westfield, MA
2013 USATF-NE Grand Prix #2

Event 1 Women 5k
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Name Age Team Avg Mile Finals Pts 40+
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1 Rocco, Alyse 23 Greater Bost 5:45.9 17:54.53 1
2 McGilpin, Julie 23 Unattached 5:56.0 18:25.79
3 Lesnhardt, Kerri Greater Bost 6:00.8 18:40.70 2
4 Mathews-Hegarty, Meaghan 31 Whirlaway Ra 6:11.0 19:12.45
5 Bjune, Caroline 39 Boston Athle 6:11.4 19:13.79
6 Mahoney, Abby 35 WMDP 6:12.4 19:16.80 3
7 Krause, Ashley 36 WMDP 6:15.8 19:27.47 4
8 Chviruk, Cat 26 Boston Athle 6:16.7 19:30.23
9 Sabadosa, Apryl WMDP 6:19.6 19:39.36 5
10 Cardin, Rachael 22 WMDP 6:24.9 19:55.58 6
11 Rusiecki, Amy 34 WMDP 6:27.4 20:03.45 7
12 Bittermann, Sarah 21 Unattached 6:27.7 20:04.29
13 Bisceglia, Megan Greater Bost 6:28.6 20:07.14 8
14 Bourne, Trish 49 Greater Lowell RR 6:30.6 20:13.44
15 Christoph, Laura 31 WMDP 6:33.3 20:21.68 9
16 Parrot, Dana 43 WMDP 6:37.0 20:33.20 10
17 Sisson, Meghan WMDP 6:50.7 21:15.99
18 Jacobs-Townsley, Sophia 12 WMDP 7:00.8 21:47.17
19 Cohen, Danielle 24 Greater Bost 7:00.9 21:47.56 11
20 Hird, Anne 54 Rmhp 7:08.4 22:10.82
21 Aronson, Janet WMDP 7:10.3 22:16.64 1M
22 Alban, Brianna Greater Bost 7:12.2 22:22.70 12
23 Mirti, Michelle WMDP 7:15.3 22:32.34
24 Queeney, Kate 43 WMDP 7:19.3 22:44.70 2M
25 Diana, Vanessa 43 WMDP 7:27.8 23:11.04 3M
26 Cerpovicz, Leeann 51 WMDP 7:43.1 23:58.76
27 Mogan, Lindsey Waltham Track Club 7:50.6 24:21.86
28 Sharkey, Mary 63 Central Mass 7:51.6 24:25.12
29 Hastings, Cynthia Greater Bost 9:13.1 28:38.16 13

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Rank Team Total 1 2 3 4 5 *6 *7
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1 Western Mass Distance Proj 25 3 4 5 6 7 9 10
Total Time: 1:38:22.66 Average: 19:40.54
2 Greater Boston Track Club 34 1 2 8 11 12 13
Total Time: 1:40:52.63 Average: 20:10.53

40+
1 Western Mass Distance Project 6 1 2 3
Event 2 Men 8k Run CC Varsity
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Name Age Team Avg Mile Finals Pts 40+ 50+
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1 Duncan, Sean WMDP 5:05.5 25:18.25 1
2 Quadrozzi, Kevin WMDP 5:11.4 25:47.91 2
3 Irwin, Ryan 29 Greater Bost 5:16.8 26:14.36 3
4 Allan, Charly Greater Bost 5:18.6 26:23.37 4
5 O’Connell, Ryan 22 Unattached 5:20.1 26:30.91
6 Erskine, Andrew New Balance Boston 5:21.9 26:40.13
7 Brandon, Kevin 23 Unattached 5:22.2 26:41.44
8 Weissigner, Mathew 26 WMDP 5:23.7 26:48.96 5
9 Unger, TJ 35 Hfc Striders 5:25.5 26:58.10 6
10 Regnier, Jesse 26 WMDP 5:27.0 27:05.29 7
11 Lewis, Daniel Greater Bost 5:29.4 27:17.05 8
12 Evanter, Caleb Greater Bost 5:31.1 27:25.54 9
13 Carlone, Mike Greater Bost 5:32.7 27:33.74 10
14 Gough, Ryan 29 Greater Lowe 5:33.2 27:36.09
15 Rayner, Kenny Hfc Striders 5:33.5 27:37.58 11
16 Danforth, Lee 35 Hfc Striders 5:35.4 27:47.02 12
17 Reeder, Mark 53 Greater Lowe 5:37.1 27:55.34 1S
18 Kopcsay, James Greater Bost 5:37.5 27:57.36 13
19 Chalmers, Andrew 23 Greater Bost 5:39.4 28:06.75 14
20 Frissora, Anthony WMDP 5:39.5 28:07.65 15
21 Cordero, Ivan 26 WMDP 5:40.5 28:12.39 16
22 Hegarty, Joseph 29 Whirlaway Ra 5:40.9 28:14.50
23 Nedeau, Ethan 40 Central Mass 5:42.0 28:19.81
24 Mahoney, Tim 34 Central Mass 5:43.7 28:28.39
25 Gingras, Philip 26 WMDP 5:46.6 28:42.82 17
26 Burger, Scott 22 Unattached 5:52.4 29:11.52
27 Cakouros, Jason 48 Hfc Striders 5:54.5 29:21.89 18 1M
28 Lynch, Brendan 35 Hfc Striders 5:56.4 29:31.36 19
29 Parsley, Will 51 Hfc Striders 5:57.8 29:38.28 20 2M 2S
30 Canning, Chris 24 Hfc Striders 5:58.2 29:40.48 21
31 Coolong, Adam 21 Unattached 5:59.6 29:47.45
32 Verrington, Dan 41 Central Mass 5:59.8 29:48.31
33 Regan, Patrick WMDP 6:01.3 29:55.94
34 Uzenski, Matthew 31 Greater Bost 6:01.5 29:56.99
35 Haryasz, Daniel 24 Unattached 6:01.7 29:57.72
36 Landry, Rob 44 Greater Spri 6:01.9 29:58.61
37 Collins, Bob 52 Boston Athle 6:04.5 30:11.92
38 Fallon, Jimmy 53 Hfc Striders 6:07.2 30:25.33 3M 3S
39 Lynch, Bob Empire One 6:07.5 30:26.87
40 Parrot, Edward 43 Greater Spri 6:11.9 30:48.46
41 Parks, Phil 47 Hfc Striders 6:12.3 30:50.37 4M
42 Gilfeather, Steven 22 Unattached 6:15.4 31:05.91
43 Barbour, John 59 Greater Lowe 6:27.9 32:07.88 4S
44 Urquiola, Michael 46 Greater Bost 6:30.1 32:18.77
45 Menard, Dave 47 Boston Athle 6:30.7 32:22.14
46 Dixon, William 66 Greater Lowe 6:33.1 32:33.68 5S
47 Mitchell, Chas 24 Greater Bost 6:36.1 32:48.59
48 Ross, Ken 51 Greater Bost 6:42.2 33:18.94 6S
49 Emmendorf, Joe 48 Unattached 6:48.5 33:50.55
50 Bond, Bruce 61 Greater Bost 6:53.6 34:15.77 7S 1V
51 Auskern, Barry 53 Greater Spri 7:02.4 34:59.43
52 Kakos, Pete Unattached 7:11.7 35:45.87
53 Bargmann, Joel 61 Greater Bost 7:20.5 36:29.66 8S 2V
54 Fuller, John 26 Unattached 7:32.2 37:27.81
55 Stocker, Wayne 59 Greater Spri 7:33.0 37:31.47
56 Swistak, Julian 52 Unattached 7:33.4 37:33.69
57 Derderian, Tom 64 Greater Bost 7:43.6 38:24.45 9S 3V
58 Lynch, Matt 54 Hfc Striders 8:00.6 39:48.96 5M 10S
59 Pitoniak, Steve 42 Unattached 8:10.4 40:37.69
60 Guiel, Jeff 47 Unattached 8:16.5 41:08.08
61 Brady, Benjamin 34 Unattached 9:15.3 46:00.00
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Rank Team Total 1 2 3 4 5 *6 *7
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1 Western Mass Distance Proj 30 1 2 5 7 15 16 17
Total Time: 2:13:08.06 Average: 26:37.62
2 Greater Boston Track Club 34 3 4 8 9 10 13 14
Total Time: 2:14:54.07 Average: 26:58.82
3 Hfc Striders 66 6 11 12 18 19 20 21
Total Time: 2:21:15.95 Average: 28:15.19

40+
1 Hfc Striders 15 1 2 3 4 5

50+ (3 score)
1 Gr.Lowell Roadrunners 10 1 4 5
2 HFC Striders 15 2 3 10
3 Greater Boston TC 21 6 7 8 (9)

60+ (3 score)
1 Greater Boston TC 6 1 2 3
50+

 

Don’t forget, the USATF-NE Annual Meeting is September 22

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.

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New England Cross Country Season is Upon Us

Photo Credit: Scott Mason Photography

The winding down of summer signifies a lot of things. For many, it means back to school time, no more beach weather or vacations. But for distance runners, it represents the start of cross country season – when people battle it out on Saturdays and Sundays through mud, in uneven terrain and up hills in a variety of weather conditions, over the course of anywhere from 3.1 to 6.2 miles. In New England in particular, this season is especially anticipated due to the number of great cross country courses in the region as well as strong team and individual competition.

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Athlete of the Year Nominations

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

Please share this post with your friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter to help us spread the word.

USATFNE XC CHAMPS…WOW!

Plots and sub-plots. A championship race to a championship series. Stanley Park was a great venue for the XC series finale in Westfield. So many thanks to Steve Vaitones, BAA, WMDP and so many more. We had a great turnout and great races on a great day. This was XC goodness at its’ best. Thanks to everyone that raced today. It was truly a blast all day long.  Let’s kick this series up a notch in 2013…

http://www.usatfne.org/cross/results/12-11-18-ne.html

Series Scoring will be updated soon!

NEXC Champs Sunday

Adam Malek and Amelia Landberg lead the USATFNE XC Series going into the final race on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Stanley Park in Westfield. The race is shaping up to be a fast competitive race in all age divisions. Sign up online now for $15. Day of registration is $25.

https://www.usatf.org/Products—Services/Event-Registration-Form.aspx?e=100545

 

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