The fourth annual USATF-New England Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Montvale Plaza in Stoneham MA. The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour and passed appetizers, followed by dinner with guest speakers and awards. USATF-NE President Tom Derderian called up a few of Olympic Trials qualifiers from the association for a fun Q&A. And of course the program featured the much-anticipated awards presentation recognizing the Runners, Road Race, Off Road Race, Club and Race Director of the Year for 2014. Special awards also included acknowledgment to some of the top participants and contributors to the association and sport.

The following 2014 Award Winners were announced:

  • Dan Vassallo, Central Mass Striders – Male Runner of the Year
  • Denise Sandahl, Millennium Running – Female Runner of the Year
  • Central Mass Striders – Club of the Year
  • Boston Marathon – Road Race of the Year
  • Loon Mountain Race – Off-Road Race of the Year
  • 24 Hour Ultra Around the Lake – Ultra Race of the Year
  • Glenn Stewart, Baystate Marathon – Race Director of the Year

Congrats to all and thanks to everyone who nominated and voted for candidates! Check out the photos below, courtesy of USATF-NE Treasurer Stephen Peckiconis.

Three of NE's Marathon OT qualifiers had a fun Q&A with President Tom Derderian about what it takes to train and compete at a high level.

Three of NE’s Marathon OT qualifiers had a fun Q&A with President Tom Derderian about what it takes to train and compete at a high level

Female Runner of the Year: Denise Sandahl

Female Runner of the Year: Denise Sandahl

Male Runner of the Year: Dan Vassallo

Male Runner of the Year: Dan Vassallo