Tuesday, February 24, 2015

CMS races 10 miles in Amherst

The Central Mass Striders competed in the USATF New England 10 mile road race championship in Amherst, MA on Sunday. The sun broke out shortly after the noon time start on the hilly but dry pavement. The open team, led by Dan Vassallo, finished third out of eighteen teams and just missing second place 32.9 seconds. Dan placed 5th overall. The masters team, led by Alan Bernier, won the 40+ team category in a narrow margin, 7.3 seconds, over the BAA. Alan was the 2nd master overall in the race. There were 12 masters teams. The CMS seniors  (50+) placed fourth out of 10 teams. They were led by Dan Verrington who was also the 5th Senior overall.

Five College Realtors 10 Miler
Amherst, MA, February 22, 2015

Men Open
Team - Central Mass Striders Finish Position - 3
Team Score (times): 4:35:40.9
Place Bib No Name                     City                Gend  Place      Place      Time   Cum. Time
1    321  DAN VASSALLO         PEABODY  MA            M       5          5     52:16.3      52:16.3
2    322  SCOTT LESLIE            RUTLAND  MA         M      14         19     54:27.7    1:46:44.0
3    366  PATRICK RICH    SOUTH HAMILTON  MA     M      17         36     54:43.7    2:41:27.7
4    320  ANDY MCCARRON         KEENE  NH              M      32         68     57:03.5    3:38:31.2
5    323  ALAN BERNIER         BRAINTREE  MA          M      33        101     57:09.6    4:35:40.9

Men Masters
Team - Central Mass Striders Finish Position - 1
Team Score (times): 4:49:48.6
Place Bib No Name                     City                Gend  Place      Place      Time   Cum. Time
1    323  ALAN BERNIER         BRAINTREE  MA          M       2          2     57:09.6      57:09.6
2    326  GREG PUTNAM       STONEHAM  MA           M       3          5     57:24.0    1:54:33.7
3    325  JOE SHAIRS              PEABODY  MA            M       4          9     57:35.7    2:52:09.5
4    328  TODD CALLAGHAN BEVERLY  MA              M       7         16     58:12.3    3:50:21.8
5    324  JAMES PAWLICKI       LYNN  MA               M      13         29     59:26.8    4:49:48.6

Men Seniors
Team - Central Mass Striders Finish Position - 4
Team Score (times): 5:37:33.6
Place Bib No Name                     City                Gend  Place      Place      Time   Cum. Time
1    329  DAN VERRINGTON   BRADFORD  MA           M       5          5   1:00:53.7    1:00:53.7
2    330  DAVE DUNHAM        BRADFORD  MA           M      17         22   1:04:18.8    2:05:12.6
3    298  JOHN GRIEGO         BLACKSTONE  MA       M      20         42   1:06:01.0    3:11:13.7
4    260  PHILIP SAVOY       SHREWSBURY  MA         M      34         76   1:11:45.7    4:22:59.4
5    131  DAVID LAPIERRE   CHELMSFORD  MA         M      44        120   1:14:34.2    5:37:33.6

Place    Name              Team               Bib No  Age Gend    Age Group                 Time        Time        Pace
5    DAN VASSALLO      Central Mass Stride   321    29   M       5 Top Fin             52:15.8     52:16.3      5:14/M
14    SCOTT LESLIE        Central Mass Stride   322    33   M       8  0-39               54:27.7     54:27.7      5:27/M
17    PATRICK RICH       Central Mass Stride   366    38   M      11  0-39               54:43.7     54:43.7      5:28/M
32    ANDY MCCARRON    Central Mass Stride   320    32   M      26  0-39               57:02.5     57:03.5      5:42/M
33    ALAN BERNIER     Central Mass Stride   323    40   M       2 40-49               57:08.9     57:09.6      5:43/M
37    GREG PUTNAM      Central Mass Stride   326    45   M       3 40-49               57:23.7     57:24.0      5:44/M
40    JOE SHAIRS            Central Mass Stride   325    46   M       4 40-49               57:35.2     57:35.7      5:46/M
48    TODD CALLAGHAN  Central Mass Stride   328    45   M       6 40-49               58:09.5     58:12.3      5:49/M
67    JAMES PAWLICKI   Central Mass Stride   324    40   M      11 40-49               59:26.0     59:26.8      5:57/M
76    ARTHUR BESSE   Central Mass Stride   367    42   M      13 40-49             1:00:09.1   1:00:10.1      6:01/M
92    DAN VERRINGTON Central Mass Stride   329    52   M       5 50-59             1:00:51.6   1:00:53.7      6:05/M
121    NICK TAORMINA Central Mass Stride   327    42   M      21 40-49             1:02:51.3   1:02:58.7      6:18/M
139    DAVE DUNHAM   Central Mass Stride   330    50   M      17 50-59             1:04:12.7   1:04:18.8      6:26/M
154    DAVE NMINGORI Central Mass Stride   739    47   M      29 40-49             1:04:38.1   1:04:43.8      6:28/M
160    JOHN GRIEGO   Central Mass Stride   298    56   M      19 50-59             1:05:56.9   1:06:01.0      6:36/M
168    STEPHEN TRAINOR Central Mass Stride  264   22   M     90  0-39             1:06:39.5   1:06:42.8      6:40/M
229    PHILIP SAVOY   Central Mass Stride  260    52   M      31 50-59             1:11:36.0   1:11:45.7      7:11/M
264    DAVID LAPIERRE  Central Mass Stride  131    50   M      38 50-59             1:14:26.1   1:14:34.2      7:27/M
322    WILLIAM GONSORCIK  Central Mass Stride  373   48   M    46 40-49        1:19:03.3   1:19:17.7      7:56/M
343    STEPHEN LASKA   Central Mass Stride  9881  53   M      55 50-59             1:20:22.6   1:20:32.0      8:03/M

Monday, February 9, 2015

Weekend Results

2015 Walt Disney World Marathon
Florida January 7, 2015
5 STEPHEN TRAINOR 2:56:14 SALEM, MA

Hilltop Orchard 5k Snowshoe Race
January 18, 2015 Hilltop Nordic Center Richmond, MA
1 Ross Krause 35 24:09.2

NEWBURYPORT ROTARY CLUB /JFRC FRIGID FIVER
NEWBURYPORT, MA, February 1, 2015
1 Chris Mahoney        37       27:09
4 MATT VEIGA           25      28:16

Beaver Brook Snowshoe Race
Hollis, NH, February 1, 2015
1   17:57  Jim Johnson      CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS      37 M   277 Madison NH        
2   18:53  Eric Narcisi        CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS      35 M   290 Charlestown MA    
19   25:57  David Lapierre      CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS      50 M   242 Chelmsford MA

Super 5k
Narragansett, RI, February 1, 2015
13   18:04  5:50    1 50-59   13 M   156 Martin Tighe   Providence,RI       

USATF New England Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships
Providence, RI, February 1, 2015     
1 Mile Run
Name                     Age Team                    Finals       Age-Grading
1    33 Leslie Scott       M33 Central Mass Str       4:42.83    4:39.58 79.62%

3000 Meter Run
Name                     Age Team                    Finals       Age-Grading
1    33 Leslie Scott       M33 Central Mass Str       9:12.23    9:05.88 80.60%

2015 Northfield 4 miles snowshoe race
February 7, 2015 Northfield, MA
Place Time Name  Gend Age City St Team
1 42:01 Ross Krause M 35 East Hampston MA CMS
3 45:51 Tim Mahoney M 35 Holyoke MA CMS

Horse Hill Snowshoe Race
Merrimack, NH, February 7, 2015
1   32:11  8:40 Jim Johnson        CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS  37 M   346 Madison NH        
2   35:08  9:27 Chris Mahoney    CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS   37 M   111 Westford MA       
5   38:38 10:23 Eric Narcisi        CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS  35 M   396 North Andover MA  

Moose Mountain Runaround Snowshoe Race
Brookfield, NH, February 8, 2015
1   25:39  6:54 Jim Johnson     CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS   37 M    33 Madison NH        
2   28:24  7:38 Eric Narcisi       CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS  35 M    57 North Andover MA 

Winter Chiller series #3
Hancock, NH, February 7, 2015
1 18:48 Andy McCarron M 32 Keene NH 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekend Results

Whitaker Woods Snowshoe Scramble
North Conway, NH, January 17, 2015
2 Jim Johnson 37 M 0:25:17 East Madison NH CMS/Dion
4 Sam Wood 28 M 0:28:37 Laconia NH CMS
5 Eric Narcisi 35 M 0:28:54 N. Andover MA CMS

The Lazy Dog Classy 3 Mile
Lynn, MA, January 18, 2015
7 JAMES PAWLICKI    M LYNN       MA   16:42  5:34

20th Annual Boston Prep 16 Miler
Derry, NH, January 25, 2015
1 Jim Johnson 37 MADISON  NH 1:33:25  5:51

Greater Boston Track Club Meet
Boston, MA, January 25, 2015
Men 800 Meter Run
12 Leslie, Scott             33 CMS      2:10.19  

Men 1 Mile Run
19 Leslie, Scott             33 CMS     4:34.43  
24 Mahoney, Chris      37 CMS     4:37.78  
33 Narcisi, Eric             35 CMS     4:47.95  

Mixed 40-99 1 Mile Run
1 Bernier, Alan            M40 CMS  4:41.81  
5 Callaghan, Todd      M45 CMS   4:48.85  
6 Pawlicki, James       M40 CMS   5:03.17  
10 Verrington, Dan    M52 CMS   5:21.16
16 Lapierre, David    M50 CMS     5:55.72   

Monday, January 19, 2015

USATF New England Awards Banquet

The Central Mass Striders were in attendance at the fourth Annual USATF New England Association awards banquet in Stoneham on January 17. CMS and Dan Vassallo were selected as Club of the Year and male athlete of the year respectively. Both were selected via on-line voting by USATF New England members. Several athletes, clubs, and members were recognized during the banquet for their efforts in 2014.

Dan Vassallo accepting the Athlete of the Year award as presented by Tom Derderian




Monday, January 12, 2015

Weekend Results

Roxbury Community College Tiger Meet
Boston, MA January 10, 2015
5000 meters
1 Scott Leslie  Central Mass Striders  15:55.57

5K Resolution Run to Kick Cancer
Lexington, MA January 10, 2015
1 Chris Mahoney  Central Mass Striders 16:20 5:15/M

Greenwood Gallop 5k Snowshoe Race
January 11, 2015 Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Center Woodford, VT
1 Ross Krause 35 23:40
2. Tim Mahoney 35 23:55

Monday, January 5, 2015

Weekend Results

34th annual Freezer Five Mile Road Race
Sterling, MA, January 1, 2015
1    26:21     Scott Leslie       1/23    M30-39     Rutland
10    30:49   Dave Mingori     4/49    M40-49    Worcester           
12    32:08   John Pajer          2/57    M50-59    Leicester                    

34th Annual Winner’s Circle Running Club Hangover Classic 10K
Salisbury, MA, January 1, 2015
2   M3039 ANDY MCCARRON      32  Keene NH     34:10.45  5:31   34:11.14  5:31

Eighth Annual Wicked Frosty Four
Salem, MA, January 1, 2015
3  Joe Shairs            1/47   M4549 46 M Peabody        MA   22:19  5:36   22:19  5:35
5  James Pawlicki     2/40   M4044 40 M Lynn           MA   22:45  5:42   22:45  5:42
10 Martin Tishe   1/25   M5559 56 M PROVIDENCE     RI   24:07  6:03   24:07  6:02

Boston U Mini Meet #3
Boston University, Boston, MA, January 3, 2015
Mixed 1 Mile Run
59 Scott Leslie        4:40.25 7th heat 6  
91  James Pawlicki  4:54.06   5th heat 9
130 Martin Tighe     5:16.03  8th heat 12

Mixed 3000 Meter Run
23  Scott Leslie       8:54.59   1st heat 3
56  Stephen Trainor 9:43.68   2nd heat 5

Monday, December 29, 2014

Weekend Results

Boston U. Mini-Meet #1
Boston University, Boston, MA, December 20, 2014
Mixed 400 Meter Dash
Section  11 
2   133 Dunham, Dave         1:10.69 

Mixed 1 Mile Run
Section  2
10   248 Leslie, Scott           4:38.12 
Section  3
4   250 Mahoney, Chris        4:41.81 
11   149 Collins, Ryan         4:55.89 

Mixed 3000 Meter Run
Section  1
7   123 Rich, Patrick          8:54.44 
Section  2
5   248 Leslie, Scott           9:05.00 
9   250 Mahoney, Chris        9:07.78 
16   149 Collins, Ryan         9:29.96 

Old Mountain 5k Trail Race
Wakefield, RI, December 21, 2014
2 Greg Hammett Chesterfield NH  18:46 6:03

Boston U Mini Meet #2
Boston University, Boston, MA, December 27, 2014
Mixed 1 Mile Run
Section  4
3   618 Mahoney, Chris        4:37.21 
10   443 Collins, Ryan          4:50.57 
Section  6
2   637 Putman, Gregory      4:45.22

Mixed 3000 Meter Run
Section  2
2   603 Leslie, Scott             8:57.64 
6   637 Putman, Gregory      9:08.67    
11   443 Collins, Ryan          9:23.44 

Section  4
2   499 Besse, Arthur        9:48.75 

Lou's 4 x 1600 Relay - 14th Annual
Boston University, Boston, MA, December 27, 2014
Full results and splits
1.CMS                     18:40.53
Scott Leslie             4:39.35
Chris Mahoney         4:47.83
Greg Putnam           4:47.72
Dan Vassallo           4:25.63
Greg Putnam, Dan Vassallo, Chris Mahoney, & Scott Leslie took the 4X1600m relay at BU

Thursday, December 18, 2014

USATF Club Cross Country Nationals Bethlehem, PA

Greg Putnam finished 34th
Photo by Michael Scott
The Central Mass Striders traveled to Bethlehem, PA with five masters (40+) and six seniors (50+). The athletic fields of Lehigh University held the stage for the 2014 USATF Club Cross Country Nationals race. The men covered 10 kilometers on a cloudy day with a 6 mph breeze and temps in the low 40’s. The masters team placed 9th out of 40 teams. CMS was the 2nd team from New England as BAA finished third. One minute and thirty seven seconds stood between the first CMS runner, Greg Putnam (34:06), and the fifth and last to score, James Pawlicki (35:43). Todd Callaghan (34:58), Alan Bernier (35:12), and Joe Shairs (35:19) filled spots two through four.

The CMS Seniors team placed 8th out of 25 teams and was the first team from New England, ahead of the Greater Lowell Road Runners who finished 10th. CMS was lead by Dave Dunham (36:37). He was followed by Dan Verrington (37:04), Martin Tighe (37:38), John Gillis (39:14), Paul Bazanchuk (40:23), and Dave Lapierre (44:19). Paul Bazanchuk placed 4th overall in the 60-64 age category.


2014 USATF National Club XC Championships
Goodman Campus XC Course, Bethlehem, PA
December 13, 2014
Overall Masters Men
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PLACE NAME     AGEGROUP   TEAM                             TIME   PACE
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34 Greg Putnam      M40-49  9  Central Mass Striders      34:06  5:30          
66 Todd Callaghan   M40-49 18  Central Mass Striders      34:58  5:38          
74 Alan Bernier     M40-44 45  Central Mass Striders      35:12  5:40      
78 Joe Shairs       M40-49 23  Central Mass Striders      35:19  5:41          
95 James Pawlicki   M40-44 51  Central Mass Striders      35:43  5:45          
127 Dave Dunham     M50-54 22  Central Mass Striders      36:37  5:54          
148 Daniel Verrington M50-54 32  Central Mass Striders    37:04  5:58          
176 Martin Tighe    M50-59  8  Central Mass Striders      37:38  6:04          
250 John Gillis     M50-54 66  Central Mass Striders      39:14  6:19     
289 Paul Bazanchuk  M60-64  4  Central Mass Striders      40:23  6:30          
409 David Lapierre  M50-54 108 Central Mass Striders      44:19  7:08          
 
 
9.   277  Central Mass Striders (A)   (35:04  2:55:18   1:37)
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  1     28  Greg Putnam            45   34:06
  2     54  Todd Callaghan         45   34:58
  3     59  Alan Bernier           40   35:12
  4     63  Joe Shairs             46   35:19
  5     73  James Pawlicki         40   35:43
 
8.   235  Central Mass Striders (A)   (38:12  3:10:56   3:46)
=================================================================
  1     20  Dave Dunham            50   36:37
  2     28  Daniel Verrington      52   37:04
  3     38  Martin Tighe           56   37:38
  4     67  John Gillis            50   39:14
  5     82  Paul Bazanchuk         60   40:23
  6   (120) David Lapierre         50   44:19

Monday, December 1, 2014

Weekend Results

Dan Vassallo wins and secures an Olympic Trials Qualifying time in Philadelphia
1. DAN VASSALLO PEABODY MA M/29 2:17:28 5:14/mi

78th Manchester Road Race
Manchester, CT, November 27, 2014
89   56/1308 M1929   25:58   25:55  5:28 Morgan Kennedy

25th Annual Winner’s Circle Running Club Greater Newburyport Wild Turkey Trot 3.1 Mile X-Country Run/Walk
West Newbury, MA, November 27, 2014
1   1/3    TOP3-M     Gregory Putnam            Stoneham MA             45 M   105   20:22.4  6:34
3   3/3    TOP3-M     Dave Dunham               Ward Hill MA            50 M   231   21:08.7  6:49

35th Annual Gardner Turkey Trot Gardner, MA, November 27, 2014
5 mile run overall
1  Scott  Leslie  26:31.1 5:18

Ayer Fire Department Thanksgiving 5K
Ayer, MA, November 27, 2014
3   716 Andy McCarron           1 M3039 KEENE          NH   16:58  5:28

Feaster Five
Andover, MA, November 27, 2014
13   1/239  M4049   28:46    28:44  5:47 Arthur Besse                 42 M  2029 Templeton MA           
14   9/215  M2029   28:45    28:45  5:47 Colby Chrusciel              22 M  7035 Boulder CO             

Newburyport 26th Annual Maudslay Park Turkey Trot
Newburyport, MA, November 27, 2014
1 Nate Jenkins         34 M Andover         MA   17:48

Ripples of Hope Turket Trot 5k
Dedham, MA, November 27, 2014
3    Ryan Collins                      Worcester  MA        1424    29   M       1  1-29               16:50.0      5:26/M

Wild Turkey 5 Mile Road Race
Salem, MA, November 27, 2014
6    MATTHEW VEIGA             LYNN  MA             1011    27   M       3 25-29               27:55.9      5:35/M
7    JAMES PAWLICKI              LYNN  MA              347    40   M       1 40-44               28:31.4      5:42/M
17    STEPHEN TRAINOR     SALEM  MA            1593    22   M       2 20-24               29:46.0      5:57/M

7th Annual Gilford Youth Center Turkey Trot 5K
Gilford, NH, November 27, 2014
Sam Wood          19:27

Wobble Gobble 4M Road Race & Walker
Keene, NH, November 27, 2014
2   1/31   George Adams            M  44     21:41  5:26

Chelmsford High School 18th Annual Alumni Race
Chelmsford, MA, November 28, 2014
1.   Dave Dunham        Billerica 1982         23:26
10.  Dave Lapierre      Chelmsford             33:29

Seventh Annual Gabe's Run
Hamilton, MA, November 28, 2014
2   34 Patrick Rich          1/29   M3039 38 M Hamilton      MA   17:19  5:36

Warrior Run 2.8 Mile BHS  Cross Country Course 
Larz Anderson Park, Brookline, MA, November 30, 2014
7  Colby Chusciel      22 Central Mass             15:24

34 Arthur Besse        42 Central Mass             17:32

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CMS point recipients 2014 USATF New England Road Race Grand Prix

Several Central Mass Strider runners scored individual points in the 2014 USATF New England Road Race Grand Prix. CMS recipients are below in blue. For a complete list, visit the USATF New England page.

FINAL STANDINGS AFTER 7 EVENTS - As of November 6
ALWAYS SUBJECT TO REVIEW
MEN'S      OPEN              Club         10M 13.1M   5K   5M 15K 10K 26.2m   PTS
Ruben      Sanca             WRT            9    10    9      10    9          47
Dan        Vassallo          CMS            8     8                 3    10    29
Nate       Jenkins           CMS                       4    8  9    7          28
Jim        Johnson           CMS                                          7     7
Scott      Leslie            CMS                                          5     5
Patrick    Rich              CMS                               2                2

MEN        40-44                          10M 13.1M   5K   5M 15K 10K 26.2m   PTS
Mike       Galoob            UNA           10    10   10   10 10   10          60
Greg       Putnam            CMS            8          8    8  8    9          41
Arthur     Besse             CMS            4     3    3    3  5    2     6    26
Jason      Porter            CMS            7     7    6    4                  24
Alan       Bernier           CMS                               6    6    10    22
Derek      Dorval            CMS            5     4    2                       11
Nick       Taormina          CMS            1                             7     8
James      Pawlicki          CMS                                          8     8

MEN'S      45-49                          10M 13.1M   5K   5M 15K 10K 26.2m   PTS
Gregory    Picklesimer       SRR            8    10    8    9  9    8     9    61
Joe        Shairs            CMS            6     5    7    6  4    5          33
Dave       Dunham            CMS                  3    2    3  2               10
Joseph     Alfano            CMS                                          4     4
Todd       Callaghan         CMS                                    4           4
William    Gonsorcik         CMS                                          3     3
Jairo      Obando            CMS            1                                   1

MEN'S      50-54                          10M 13.1M   5K   5M 15K 10K 26.2m   PTS
Robert     Cipriano          SRR           10     1    9   10 10    9          49
Dan        Verrington        CMS                       4    9  4    5          22
Dave       Dunham            CMS                       8    8  3    2          21
Philip     Savoy             CMS                                          6     6
Steven     Laska             CMS                                          2     2

MEN'S      55-59                          10M 13.1M   5K   5M 15K 10K 26.2m   PTS
Martin     Tighe             CMS            9     8   10    7  9    9    10    62
Frank      Ruggiero          CMS                                          1     1

CMS wraps up the 2014 USATF New England Road Race Grand Prix

The Central Mass Striders completed the 2014 USATF New England Road Race Grand Prix on November 2 at the Manchester City Marathon under windy conditions. Dan Vassallo, Jim Johnson, and Scott Leslie placed 1st, 4th, and 6th respectively for the CMS open team to outpace Western Mass Distance Project who had a lead runner lose course late in the race. Not to be outdone, the CMS men’s masters team also placed first edging Whirlaway. Alan Bernier was the 1st master to cross the finish line. He was followed by Martin Tighe (1st 50+) and James Pawlicki to complete the scoring. The Senior team placed 3rd overall. The team was led by Martin Tighe. Philip Savoy and Stephen Laska rounded out the scoring.
   
MALE OPEN TEAMS
1. 7:46:56 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         (2:35:39)
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  1  2:31:06    480 Dan Vassallo             M 29 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  2  2:36:51    235 Jim Johnson              M 37 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  3  2:38:59    287 Scott Leslie             M 33 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  4 (2:47:50)    38 Alan Bernier             M 40 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  5 (2:52:06)   472 Martin Tighe             M 56 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  6 (2:53:15)   357 James Pawlicki           M 40 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  7 (2:53:54)   464 Nick Taormina            M 42 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  8 (2:56:56)    39 Arthur Besse             M 42 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
 
MALE MASTER OPEN TEAMS
1. 8:33:11 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         (2:51:04)
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  1  2:47:50     38 Alan Bernier             M 40 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  2  2:52:06    472 Martin Tighe             M 56 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  3  2:53:15    357 James Pawlicki           M 40 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  4 (2:53:54)   464 Nick Taormina            M 42 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  5 (2:56:56)    39 Arthur Besse             M 42 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  6 (3:27:11)   416 Philip Savoy             M 52 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  7 (3:48:33)   278 Stephen Laska            M 52 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  8 (3:55:57)   179 William Gonsorcik        M 47 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
 
MALE SENIOR TEAMS
3. 10:07:50 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS         (3:22:37)
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  1  2:52:06    472 Martin Tighe             M 56 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  2  3:27:11    416 Philip Savoy             M 52 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  3  3:48:33    278 Stephen Laska            M 52 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
  4 (3:58:38)   407 Frank Ruggiero           M 55 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS          
 
All CMS finishers below
Plc  Name                  Club                     GunTime  S Age DvPl
1    Dan Vassallo          Central Mass Striders    2:31:06  M 29  1
4    Jim Johnson           Central Mass Striders    2:36:51  M 37  4
6    Scott Leslie          Central Mass Striders    2:38:59  M 33  6
16   Alan Bernier          Central Mass Striders    2:47:50  M 40  1
23   Martin Tighe          Central Mass Striders    2:52:06  M 56  1
24   James Pawlicki        Central Mass Striders    2:53:15  M 40  3
25   Nick Taormina         Central Mass Striders    2:53:54  M 42  4
31   Arthur Besse          Central Mass Striders    2:56:56  M 42  5
94   Philip Savoy          Central Mass Striders    3:27:11  M 52  5
145  Joseph Alfano         Central Mass Striders    3:45:09  M 48  7
160  Stephen Laska         Central Mass Striders    3:48:33  M 52  9
189  William Gonsorcik     Central Mass Striders    3:55:57  M 47  8
200  Frank Ruggiero        Central Mass Striders    3:58:38  M 55  10
 
 
The 2014 Grand Prix wrapped up with the conclusion of the marathon. Seven races were held within New England (Maine and Connecticut have their own USATF Region). The CMS men’s open and masters teams placed 1st for the year. The Senior team placed 6th overall after not contesting a team in the first two races of the year. Some team points are below. Individual points to follow.

Men's Open                     10M   13.1M 5K 5M 15K  10K 26.2M Total
Central Mass Striders           11      11 10 12  12   16    12   84
Western Mass Distance Project   13      15 11 13   7   13    11   83
Whirlaway Racing Team           10      13 14  9  13   14     9   82
Greater Boston Track Club       12      12 13 11   8   15    10   81

Men's 40+                      10M   13.1M 5K 5M 15K  10K 26.2M Total
Central Mass Striders            9       9 10  9   6   11     8   62
Whirlaway Racing Team            7      10  6  8   5   10     7   53
Boston Athletic Association      8      11  8  6       12         45
Somerville Road Runners          3       6  9  7   4    9     4   42

Men's 50+                      10M   13.1M 5K 5M 15K  10K 26.2M Total
Whirlaway Racing Team            6       7  4  7   6   10     2   42
Greater Lowell Road Runners      5       6  5  6   5    9     5   41
Somerville Road Runners                  5  6  5   2    7         25
Gate City Striders               3       4  1  2   3    6     4   23
Green Mountain Athletic Assoc    4       2     3   7    4     1   21
Central Mass Striders                       2  4   4    8     3   21

Monday, November 10, 2014

Podium Sweep Up at the Big Lake



The CMS Men took the top 3 spots at the Roaring Falls Trail Race (results) in Moultonborough, NH on Saturday, November 8.  Jim Johnson, Kevin Tilton, and Sam Wood all tackled the 12.5 mile mountain/trail course through the Ossipee Mountains that finished up at the Castle In The Clouds.  Abby Wood (CMS) was the 4th female OA.

Top 10 overall (CMS in blue):

PlaceNameAgeTownStateTeamTime
1Jim Johnson         37Madison       NHCMS/INOV8                    1:28:29
2Kevin Tilton        32ConwayNHCMS/Inov8                    1:35:08
3Sam Wood            28LACONIA       NHCMS                          1:41:04
4Jeffrey Whittingham 39Waitsfield    VT                             1:41:23
5Charles Therriault  29Bristol       NH                             1:42:35
6Ryan Welts          34Northwood     NHacidotic/Pearl Izumi  1:42:51
7Kehr Davis          37Gt barrington MA                             1:43:42
8Leslie Beckwith     38Albany        NHacidotic              1:44:06
9Brandon Baker       27LEBANON       NH                             1:44:16
10Nathan Huppe        34Dover         NHRochester Runners       1:44:24

119 total finishers (long course).

JJ's blogpost.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

CMS Seniors win, Masters 3rd at USATF New England XC Championships

The CMS Senior team led by Daniel Verrington ran to victory at Franklin Park. The 8K was the distance for the race. They outpaced Greater Lowell Road Runners by 7 points. Meanwhile the CMS Masters team placed 3rd behind BAA who took the top three positions and the Greater Springfield Harriers. Master Greg Putnam led the way by placing 7th overall. The men's open team, ran the 10K and was led by Nate Jenkins who placed 6th overall with a time of 30:54.20.

Paul Bazanchuk, Erik Vandendries, Dave Mingori, Joe Shairs, John Gillis, Todd Callaghan, Jim Pawlicki, Greg Putnam, Martin Tighe, Dave Dunham, Dan Verrington

USATF New England Association Cross Country Championships
Franklin Park, Boston MA, 
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Masters Men 8K results
7 Greg Putnam               45 Central Mass          27:00.19
12 Todd Callaghan            45 Central Mass          27:23.02   
22 James Pawlicki            40 Central Mass          28:17.51   
26 Joe Shairs                46 Central Mass          28:36.80   
27 Daniel Verrington         52 Central Mass          28:56.08   
30 Dave Dunham               50 Central Mass          29:05.77   
34 Erik Vandendries          49 Central Mass          29:12.25   
48 Martin Tighe              56 Central Mass          29:54.13
64 John Gillis               50 Central Mass          30:56.14
65 David Mingori             47 Central Mass          30:57.42
75 Paul Bazanchuk            60 Central Mass          32:18.80
91 David Lapierre            50 Central Mass          34:41.93
USATF New Engalnd Team Scores 40+
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Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7
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   1 Boston Athletic Associati    16    1    2    3    4    6   13   14
      Total Time:  2:13:35.84
         Average:    26:43.17
   2 Gr Springfield Harriers      61    7    8    9   18   19   24   27
      Total Time:  2:18:55.16
         Average:    27:47.04
   3 Central Mass Striders        73    5   10   17   20   21   22   26
      Total Time:  2:20:13.60
         Average:    28:02.72
   4 Green Mountain Athletic A   102   11   12   15   28   36   40   42
      Total Time:  2:22:30.50
         Average:    28:30.10

M50+
1 Central Mass Striders   34   2  3  5 10 14 (19)
2 Greater Lowell RR       41   1  4  9 12 15 (25 26)
3 Green Mountain AA       65   6  7  8 21 23 (28 29)

Men's Open 10K
6 Nathaniel Jenkins         34 Central Mass          30:54.20
83 Ryan Collins              29 Central Mass          35:06.98