Wednesday, May 2, 2018

CMS Masters win 40+ at USATF National 10K Road Race Championship in Dedham


The Central Mass Striders men’s masters team won the 40+ team competition at the USATF National Masters 10K Championship in Dedham, MA. The James Joyce Ramble and Dedham has hosted the championship in recent years. Nine 40+ teams competed. CMS placed 7 runners in the top 26 places and 3 in the top 13 to take the team win over solid teams from the BAA, Garden State Track Club, Atlanta Track Club, HFC Striders, et cetera.

Patrick Rich on his way to his 2nd place finish at the James Joyce Ramble, USATF National 10K Championship
Photo by Michael Scott
The early morning rain let up as the runners started the race at 11AM. CMS had 7 runners finish the race and was led by Patrick Rich of South Hamilton who finished 2nd overall in 33:02, a half minute behind winner David Angell who took the CMS team photo below. Next to cross the line for CMS was Greg Putnam who placed 10th overall (3rd age group) and a net time of 34:19. Michael Quintal was three seconds back in 13th place (6th age group). Derrick Jones was the 4th CMS runner running 34:33 placing 15th overall (4th age group). Joshua Perks followed in 19th place (9th age group) with a time of 35:16. Joe Shairs placed 19th and a time of 35:51. David Principe broke 36 minutes (35:57) and placed 26th overall and 6th in the 50-54 age group.

The following ran under the USATF Age-Group guideline: Patrick Rich, Greg Putnam, Derrick Jones, & David Principe.

David Principe, Michael Quintal, Greg Putnam, Patrick Rich, Joe Shairs
photo by David Angell
USATF TEAM RESULTS

35TH Edition James Joyce Ramble 10K
April 29, 2018  10 Kilometers (USATF Certified #MA13006JK)   Dedham, MA
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                           MEN'S 40+ TEAM RESULTS
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  1. 1:41:44 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                   (  33:55)
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  1    33:02  Patrick Rich                     South Hamilton MA       CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                    
  2    34:19  Greg Putnam                      Stoneham MA             CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                    
  3    34:23  Michael Quintal                  Lowell MA               CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                    
  4 (  34:34) Derrick Jones                    Henrietta NY            CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                    
  5 (  35:52) Joe Shairs                       Peabody MA              CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                    

  2. 1:42:41 BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION             (  34:14)
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  1    33:29  David Bedoya                     Somerville MA           BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION              
  2    34:25  Matthew Herman                   Brookline MA            BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION              
  3    34:47  Ryan McCalmon                    Cape Elizabeth ME       BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION              

  3. 1:43:08 GARDEN STATE TRACK CLUB NEW BALANCE     (  34:23)
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  1    33:22  Sam Teigen                       Hawthorne NJ            GARDEN STATE TRACK CLUB NEW BALANCE      
  2    33:36  Jonathan Frieder                 Rye Brook NY            GARDEN STATE TRACK CLUB NEW BALANCE      
  3    36:10  Aaron Cooper                     Englewood NJ            GARDEN STATE TRACK CLUB NEW BALANCE      

  4. 1:44:55 ATLANTA TRACK CLUB                      (  34:59)
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  1    34:22  Kristian Blaich                  Decatur GA              ATLANTA TRACK CLUB                       
  2    34:50  Brent Fields                     Covington GA            ATLANTA TRACK CLUB                       
  3    35:43  Brian Sydow                      Johns Creek GA          ATLANTA TRACK CLUB                       

  5. 1:47:16 HFC STRIDERS                            (  35:46)
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  1    34:16  Lee Danforth                     Norwood MA              HFC STRIDERS                             
  2    35:56  Jason Cakouros                   Milton MA               HFC STRIDERS                             
  3    37:04  Tom Vossen                       Norwood MA              HFC STRIDERS                             
  4 (  37:29) Timothy Gavin                    Weston MA               HFC STRIDERS                             
  5 (  38:14) Justin Renz                      Milton MA               HFC STRIDERS                             


35TH Edition James Joyce Ramble 10K
 April 29, 2018  10 Kilometers (USATF Certified #MA13006JK)   Dedham, MA
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           **** USATF INDIVIDUAL RESULTS IN GUNTIME ORDER ****
Place Nettime Pace  Age %   Guntime  Name Age S Race# City/state  Nat   Team                                
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   1   32:32  5:15   85.80   32:33* David Angell           41 M     1 Blue Ridge VA           USA   ROANOKE VALLEY ELITE                     
   2   33:02  5:19   84.55   33:02* Patrick Rich           41 M   141 South Hamilton MA       USA   CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS
  10   34:19  5:32   86.09   34:19* Greg Putnam            48 M   132 Stoneham MA             USA   CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                    
  13   34:22  5:32   80.60   34:23  Michael Quintal        40 M   134 Lowell MA               USA   CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                    
  15   34:33  5:34   84.08   34:34* Derrick Jones          46 M    77 Henrietta NY            USA   CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                    
  19   35:16  5:41   80.41   35:17  Joshua Perks           43 M   123 Windham NH              USA   CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                    
  23   35:51  5:47   83.06   35:52  Joe Shairs             49 M   151 Peabody MA              USA   CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS                    
  26   35:57  5:47   84.20   35:59* David Principe         51 M   131 Johnston RI             USA   CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS 


                                   

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Team results - USATF NE mountain series race #1

While the CMS masters were taking home the national title on the roads (James Joyce Ramble 10k) another squad was tackling the mountain series.  The CMS squad took first in the open, 40+, and 50+ at Sleepy Hollow (Huntington, VT), the first race in the 2018 USATF NE mountain series.

M-Open CMS     432.75
                aR           313.77
                               
40+         CMS       272.66
                GMAA  244.33
                NMC      214.66
                aR           212.97
                UVRC    199.89
                WMM   176.92
                GLRR     170.69
                GCS        141.06
                               
50+         CMS       249.90
                NMC      214.66
                UVRC    199.89
                aR           183.12
                GLRR     170.69
                GCS        141.06
                               
60+         UVRC    199.89

CMS finishers
Place     Name                                    Gender Age        Class                      City                        State     Time
5              Tim Van Orden                  M            49           M 40-49                Bennington        VT           0:49:30.9
7              Steve Brightman               M            49           M 40-49                Providence         RI            0:50:31.7
8              Dave Dunham                    M            54           M 50-59                Bradford              MA         0:50:54.9
14           Erik Vandendries             M            53           M 50-59                Chestnut Hill       MA         0:53:23.0
15           William Jackson                 M            36           M Open               Salem                    MA         0:53:39.3
32           Leslie     O'Dell                    F              42           F 40-49                  Albany                  NH          0:57:34.2
44           Edward Sheldon               M            53           M 50-59                Hooksett             NH          1:01:26.2
88           Stephen Laska                   M            56           M 50-59                Holden                 MA         1:11:47.4
96           Richard Miller                    M            67           M 60-69                barnstead           NH          1:12:47.7
117         Barbara McManus            F              50           F 50-59                  Rutland                 MA         1:16:47.1
119         David     Lapierre               M            54           M 50-59                Chelmsford        MA         1:17:03.3
147         Kimberly Gordon              F              36           F Open                 Rutland                 MA         1:22:56.4
194         Jennifer Graves                 F              47           F 40-49                  Worcester           MA         1:40:41.6
200         Kathleen Murphy             F              60           F 60-69                  Worcester           MA         1:44:22.7

Monday, April 2, 2018

CMS picks up two silvers and a bronze

38th Frank Nealon Boston Tune-Up 15K Upton, MA, March 31, 2018
Dan Vassallo finished 2nd at the Frank Nealon Boston Tune-up 15K in Upton
Photo by Tom Derderian
Dan Vassallo led all Central Mass Strider finishers with a second place overall finish in Upton, MA where the Frank Nealon Boston Tune-Up 15K was contested. The race was the second Grand Prix race within the USATF New England Championship Road Race Grand Prix. The first was the New Bedford Half Marathon which was held two weeks ago. CMS had 3 runners in the top 9 over the rolling course which found sunny skies and mild temperature in the high 40’s at the start. The CMS men’s open team finished 2 nd out of 18 teams, just 21 seconds behind the winning Western Mass squad. Capping off the scoring five were Scott Mindel, Pat Fullerton, Paul Reilly (1st race for CMS), and Daniel Raboin.

The masters team placed 2nd behind the BAA with Mike Quintal leading the team with his first Grand Prix race as a master runner. Al Bernier, Joe Shairs, Todd Callaghan, and Josh Perks closed out the scoring for the masters. Meanwhile, the Seniors were caught up in a close race with the Greater Springfield Harriers and BAA. In the end, CMS finished in 3rd. Erik Vandendries led the Senior team. Dave Dunham, Martin Tighe, Dan Verrington, and Phil Savoy finished off the scoring.

The teams will have to wait until June for the next Grand Prix Race: RibFest 5 mile. The James Joyce Ramble 10K in Dedham is hosting the National Road Championship at the end of April.

Full Results: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/18/ma/Mar31_38thFr_set1.shtml

Plc DvPl Name Age ChipTime GunTime USATF Club Bib Town
2 2 Dan Vassallo 32 0:47:49 0:47:49 Central Mass Striders 400 Peabody, MA
6 6 Scott Mindel 31 0:49:08 0:49:08 Central Mass Striders 380 Burlington, MA
9 9 Pat Fullerton 29 0:49:40 0:49:40 Central Mass Striders 397 Bradford, MA
26 23 Paul Reilly 38 0:51:11 0:51:11 Central Mass Striders 606 Northbridge, MA
29 26 Daniel Raboin 26 0:51:20 0:51:20 Central Mass Striders 373 Lunenburg, MA
56 44 Robert Jackman 35 0:53:47 0:53:47 Central Mass Striders 381 Warwick, RI
59 5 Michael Quintal 40 0:53:56 0:53:56 Central Mass Striders 607 Lowell, MA
60 6 Alan Bernier 43 0:54:05 0:54:05 Central Mass Striders 382 Dover, NH
68 2 Joe Shairs 49 0:54:55 0:54:55 Central Mass Striders 384 Peabody, MA
75 3 Todd Callaghan 48 0:55:18 0:55:18 Central Mass Striders 383 Beverly, MA
81 9 Joshua Perks 43 0:55:38 0:55:38 Central Mass Striders 482 Windham, NH
82 4 Erik Vandendries 53 0:55:38 0:55:38 Central Mass Striders 379 Chestnut Hill, MA
90 6 Dave Dunham 54 0:56:22 0:56:22 Central Mass Striders 395 Bradford, MA
93 11 James Pawlicki 43 0:56:38 0:56:38 Central Mass Striders 371 Lynn, MA
104 62 Bryan Trinque 34 0:57:11 0:57:11 Central Mass Striders 443 Clinton, MA
107 6 Arthur Besse 45 0:57:27 0:57:27 Central Mass Striders 402 Templeton, MA
112 4 Martin Tighe 59 0:57:54 0:57:54 Central Mass Striders 525 Providence, RI
142 17 Tom Steele 42 0:59:38 0:59:38 Central Mass Striders 107 Rutland, MA
143 6 Dan Verrington 55 0:59:39 0:59:39 Central Mass Striders 386 Bradford, MA
154 7 Philip Savoy 55 1:00:29 1:00:29 Central Mass Striders 117 Shrewsbury, MA
159 8 Gary Cattarin 55 1:00:50 1:00:50 Central Mass Striders 376 Marlborough, MA
161 10 Nakri Dao 45 1:00:53 1:00:53 Central Mass Striders 481 Lynn, MA
180 19 David Lapierre 54 1:02:24 1:02:24 Central Mass Striders 80 Chelmsford, MA
189 20 Paul Young 52 1:02:55 1:02:55 Central Mass Striders 556 North Andover, MA
196 22 Dennis Floyd 41 1:03:25 1:03:25 Central Mass Striders 233 Georgetown, MA
302 18 Tim Van Orden 49 1:10:26 1:10:26 Central Mass Striders 377 Bennington, VT
423 3 Howard Bottomly 70 1:20:09 1:20:09 Central Mass Striders 560 Sutton, MA
497 43 Shawn O'Connell 51 1:26:12 1:26:12 Central Mass Striders 672 Millbury, MA
517 9 Walter Kuklinski 69 1:28:16 1:28:16 Central Mass Striders 137 Princeton, MA
603 7 Larry Morris 71 1:42:25 1:42:25 Central Mass Striders 116 Leominster, MA

Men Open Teams
Team - Central Mass Striders Finish Position - 2
Team Score (times): 4:09:12.4
 Place Bib No Name City Gend Place Place Time Cum. Time
 1 400 DAN VASSALLO PEABODY MA M 2 2 47:51.6 47:51.6
 2 380 SCOTT MINDEL BURLINGTON MA M 6 8 49:08.6 1:37:00.2
 3 397 PAT FULLERTON HAVERHILL MA M 9 17 49:40.0 2:26:40.2
 4 606 PAUL REILLY NORTHBRIDGE MA M 26 43 51:11.9 3:17:52.2
 5 373 DANIEL RABOIN LUNENBURG MA M 29 72 51:20.1 4:09:12.4

Men 40+ Teams
Team - Central Mass Striders Finish Position - 2
Team Score (times): 4:33:54.3
Place Bib No Name City Gend Place Place Time Cum. Time
 1 607 MICHAEL QUINTAL LOWELL MA M 9 9 53:56.8 53:56.8
 2 382 ALAN BERNIER DOVER NH M 10 19 54:05.2 1:48:02.1
 3 384 JOE SHAIRS PEABODY MA M 14 33 54:55.8 2:42:57.9
 4 383 TODD CALLAGHAN BEVERLY MA M 17 50 55:18.4 3:38:16.3
 5 482 JOSHUA PERKS WINDHAM NH M 20 70 55:38.0 4:33:54.3

Men 50+ Teams
Team - Central Mass Striders Finish Position - 3
Team Score (times): 4:50:04.4
Place Bib No Name City Gend Place Place Time Cum. Time
 1 379 ERIK VANDENDRIES BROOKLINE MA M 6 6 55:38.7 55:38.7
 2 395 DAVE DUNHAM BRADFORD MA M 8 14 56:22.8 1:52:01.5
 3 525 MARTIN TIGHE PROVIDENCE RI M 14 28 57:54.0 2:49:55.6
 4 386 DAN VERRINGTON BRADFORD MA M 21 49 59:39.4 3:49:35.1
 5 117 PHILIP SAVOY SHREWSBURY MA M 24 73 1:00:29.2 4:50:04.4

Sunday, March 18, 2018

CMS takes on New Bedford Half Marathon

The New Bedford Half Marathon hosted the first USATF New England Grand Prix road race for 2018. This was the Half Marathon Championship for the New England Region.

The CMS men's open racing team, led by Dan Vassallo and his 5th overall place, led the team place to a 2nd place finish. The masters team was fronted by Alan Bernier, pacing the "over 40 year old" team to a 3rd place showing. The Senior "over 50" team placed 1st and was led by David Principe Sr.

Overall, the CMS men had 27 runners finish the race which found sunny skies, temps in the 30's, and a little head wind in the final 3rd of the race.

Personal Bests were had by the following: Scott Leslie, Daniel Raboin, Kevin Hankens, Erik Vandendries (first half marathon since the 1970's). Anyone else?

The second race in the Grand Prix will be the Frank Nealon Boston Tune Up 15k in Upton, MA at the end of the month. 

Dave Dunham, Joe Shairs, and James Pawlicki walk away from the New Bedford Half Marathon finish
Photo by Marisol Rodriguez
41st Annual New Bedford Half Marathon New Bedford, MA, 3/18/2018


MALE OPEN TEAM RESULTS 

1. TRACKSMITH HARE AC 1:08:35 1:08:47 1:09:44 1:10:11 1:12:46 (1:16:53) (1:27:44) = 5:50:03 COLE SANSEVERINO 29 M, MATT HILLARD 28 M, JASON AYR 30 M, JEFFREY SEELAUS 23 M, PATRICK CUNNINGHAM 23 M, JEFF GOUPIL 30 M, EDWARD CORREIA 44 M 

2. CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS 1:07:42 1:08:29 1:10:23 1:13:17 1:14:21 (1:16:20) (1:17:19) = 5:54:12 DAN VASSALLO 31 M, SCOTT MINDEL 31 M, SCOTT LESLIE 35 M, DANIEL RABOIN 26 M, KEVIN HANKENS 39 M, ALAN BERNIER 43 M, ROBERT JACKMAN 34 M 

3. GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB 1:08:59 1:10:41 1:11:43 1:12:01 1:12:13 (1:12:56) (1:13:01) = 5:55:37 MANUEL GONZALEZ 28 M, ROBERT NORCROSS 36 M, ERIC MENDOZA 33 M, SHAUN DEVER 31 M, MICHAEL CREEDON 25 M, IAN NEILL 33 M, ROBERT LAMARRE 24 M

MALE MASTERS TEAM RESULTS 

1. BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1:12:30 1:14:37 1:14:44 1:15:41 1:17:23 (1:19:08) (1:19:10) = 6:14:55 DAVID BEDOYA 41 M, IAN NURSE 40 M, PETER HAMMER 51 M, MATTHEW HERMAN 42 M, PATRICK CALLAHAN 45 M, ADAM MANEWELL 43 M, JASON PORTER 48 M 

2. DIRIGO RC 1:15:09 1:15:32 1:16:41 1:19:29 1:19:31 (1:23:29) (1:40:44) = 6:26:22 ERIK KNICKERBOCKER 40 M, JEFF JONES 48 M, JOSEPH SATTERFIELD 40 M, RYAN GOEBEL 41 M, MATT SAWYER 44 M, AL BUGBEE 49 M, CHARLES KAUFMANN 62 M 

3. CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS 1:16:20 1:18:00 1:18:48 1:19:42 1:20:10 (1:21:07) (1:22:12) = 6:33:00 ALAN BERNIER 43 M, JOE SHAIRS 49 M, DAVID PRINCIPE 50 M, ERIK VANDENDRIES 53 M, ARTHUR BESSE 45 M, DAVE DUNHAM 53 M, JAMES PAWLICKI 42 M 

MALE SENIORS TEAM RESULTS

1. CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS 1:18:48 1:19:42 1:21:07 1:23:13 1:25:43 (1:26:45) (1:27:38) = 6:48:33 DAVID PRINCIPE 50 M, ERIK VANDENDRIES 53 M, DAVE DUNHAM 53 M, MARTIN TIGHE 59 M, GARY CATTARIN 54 M, PAUL YOUNG 52 M, PHILIP SAVOY 55 M 

2. BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1:14:44 1:20:55 1:24:56 1:25:15 1:29:14 (1:30:45) (1:36:35) = 6:55:04 PETER HAMMER 51 M, WAYNE LEVY 52 M, PAUL DAVIES 51 M, DAVID CONSIGLI 53 M, ANDREW MACDONALD 58 M, KYLE BOWERS 52 M, JAMIE WILSON 65 M 

3. WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM 1:20:51 1:21:22 1:29:53 1:31:25 1:32:17 (1:33:09) (1:45:38) = 7:15:48 CHARLIE BEMIS 55 M, SCOTT ANDERSON 53 M, EPHRAIM EZEKIEL 60 M, KEN WARREN 56 M, PAUL HAMMOND 58 M, JIM QUADROS 55 M, JOHN GORMAN 60 M 

41st Annual New Bedford Half Marathon New Bedford, MA, 3/18/2018 

Place Div/Tot Div Name Ag S No. 10k Spl Net Tim Pace Gun Tim Team City 
5 3/266 M3039 DAN VASSALLO 31 M 2082 31:33 1:07:42 5:10 1:07:43 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Peabody
7 5/266 M3039 SCOTT MINDEL 31 M 2088 31:33 1:08:29 5:14 1:08:29 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Burlington 
16 8/266 M3039 SCOTT LESLIE 35 M 2085 32:42 1:10:23 5:23 1:10:26 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Rutland
42 21/158 M2029 DANIEL RABOIN 26 M 2083 33:48 1:13:17 5:36 1:13:20 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Ayer
58 24/266 M3039 KEVIN HANKENS 39 M 2086 34:12 1:14:21 5:41 1:14:22 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Salem
84 7/290 M4049 ALAN BERNIER 43 M 2097 34:57 1:16:20 5:50 1:16:23 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Braintree
103 44/266 M3039 ROBERT JACKMAN 34 M 2084 35:48 1:17:19 5:54 1:17:24 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Warwick 
115 14/290 M4049 JOE SHAIRS 49 M 2094 36:09 1:18:00 5:58 1:18:04 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Peabody 
131 2/207 M5059 DAVID PRINCIPE 50 M 2098 35:58 1:18:48 6:01 1:18:52 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Johnston 
146 3/207 M5059 ERIK VANDENDRIES 53 M 2105 37:02 1:19:42 6:05 1:19:47 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Chestnut Hill 
152 22/290 M4049 ARTHUR BESSE 45 M 2090 37:49 1:20:10 6:07 1:20:14 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Templeton
177 7/207 M5059 DAVE DUNHAM 53 M 2099 37:43 1:21:07 6:12 1:21:17 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Bradford 
199 28/290 M4049 JAMES PAWLICKI 42 M 2093 37:48 1:22:12 6:17 1:22:18 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Lynn 
214 12/207 M5059 MARTIN TIGHE 59 M 2103 37:48 1:23:13 6:21 1:23:20 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Providence 
260 18/207 M5059 GARY CATTARIN 54 M 2102 39:45 1:25:43 6:33 1:25:53 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Marlborough 
287 23/207 M5059 PAUL YOUNG 52 M 2104 39:50 1:26:45 6:38 1:27:08 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS North Andover 
306 26/207 M5059 PHILIP SAVOY 55 M 2101 40:07 1:27:38 6:42 1:27:49 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Shrewsbury 
324 50/290 M4049 NAKRI DAO 44 M 2092 40:20 1:28:38 6:46 1:28:57 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Lynn 
336 31/207 M5059 DAVID LAPIERRE 54 M 699 42:12 1:29:23 6:50 1:29:40 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Chelmsford 
355 59/290 M4049 JAMES HUGHES 45 M 587 43:06 1:30:28 6:55 1:30:38 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Boylston 
401 69/290 M4049 TOM STEELE 42 M 799 44:35 1:32:44 7:05 1:33:06 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Rutland 
432 76/290 M4049 DENNIS FLOYD 41 M 2089 41:49 1:34:20 7:12 1:34:26 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Georgetown 
748 144/290 M4049 STEPHEN LASKA 43 M 2091 49:20 1:46:46 8:09 1:47:08 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Holden
811 155/290 M4049 JAMES MORRISSEY 48 M 1848 50:31 1:48:57 8:19 1:49:19 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS West Boylston 
835 96/207 M5059 FRANK RUGGIERO 59 M 1213 51:03 1:49:44 8:23 1:50:26 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Lunenburg 
1475 65/93 M6069 KEVIN BARTLETT 60 M 108 1:00:02 2:10:42 9:59 2:12:03 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Leominster 
1814 277/290 M4049 STEVEN GRANT 48 M 1624 1:07:21 2:28:10 11:19 2:30:28 CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS Clinton 

Photos by Kim Gordon

Alan Bernier

Arthur Besse

Robert Jackman

Dave Dunham

David Principe Sr

Dennis Floyd

Daniel Raboin

Erik Vandendries

Frank Ruggiero

Gary Cattarin

Dan Vassallo

James Pawlicki

Joe Shairs

Kevin Hankens

Martin Tighe

Nakri Dao

Paul Young

Phil Savoy

Scott Leslie

Scott Mindel

Stephen Laska


Monday, March 12, 2018

CMS masters win US National Snowshoe Championship

The CMS masters team placed first overall within the masters division team competition at the Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships in Woodford, VT. This was the second time in four years that Prospect Mountain has hosted the National Championship. The community surrounding Woodford and Bennington Vermont supported the event with minimal delays as over 30 inches of snow fell in the previous days.

Tim Van Orden, race director of this very event, finished 9th overall to lead the masters team with a time of 1:09:55. The second CMS member was Greg Hammett, who moved up throughout the race to finish 12th overall, 1:13:38. Steve Brightman capped the scoring off with his 17th place finish, 2nd 50+, with a time of 1:17:25. James Pawlicki and Ed Sheldon finished 20th and 29th respectively in the field of 100 finishers.

Ben Nephew, a Central Mass Strider, placed 7th overall, competed for MPF so that they could score a team. Ben found the podium as placing as the first master. Tim Van Orden was the 3rd master overall. Both Ben and Tim made the US National Masters team.

Greg Hammett placed 2nd overall in the 40-44 age group. Steve Brightman placed 1st in the 50-54 age group.

Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships
3/10/2018 - Prospect Mountain, Woodford, VT
Timing by ARE Event Productions, Inc.
Results and more at http://www.AREEP.com

 ****** TEAMS AWARDS LIST ******
***** SENIOR MALE - MASTERS DIVISION TEAM RESULTS ******
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  1. 3:41:43 Central Mass Striders       (1:13:55)
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  1  1:10:40  Tim Van Orden        50 Bennington         VT
  2  1:13:38  Greg Hammett         41 Chesterfield       NH
  3  1:17:25  Steve Brightman      50 Providence         RI
  4 (1:19:29) James Pawlicki       44 Lynn               MA
  5 (1:24:53) Ed Sheldon           54 Hooksett           NH

*** SENIOR MALE 10K RESULTS ***
 
Place Time Pace    Name  Age S Div/Tot  Div   City St Team
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1 1:00:31  9:45  Eric Hartmark       40 NATTM Duluth             MN                         
2 1:01:07  9:50  Julien Pinsonneault 26 INTLM Saint-Hyacinthe    QC                                                  
3 1:03:15 10:11  Jeffrey Quednow     27 NATTM Ogema              WI                         
4 1:04:03 10:19  Matt Lipsey         28 NATTM Harrisburg         PA                         
5 1:07:11 10:49  Christopher O'Sulli 27 NATTM Havertown          PA                         
6 1:08:56 11:06  Zach Miller         30 NATTM Manitou Springs    CO Northern Lights Snowsho 
7 1:09:55 11:15  Ben Nephew          43 NMAST Westborough        MA Mountain Peak Fitness R 
8 1:10:28 11:21  Eric Sambolec       41 NMAST Ithaca             NY Dion/Hammond Hill       
9 1:10:40 11:23  Tim Van Orden       50 NMAST Bennington         VT Central Mass Striders   
10 1:11:12 11:28 Cole Crosby         30       Princeton          NJ Redfeather Snowshoes/36                          
11 1:11:55 11:35 Kurt Hackler        41       Alstead            NH                                                  
12 1:13:38 11:51 Greg Hammett        41       Chesterfield       NH Central Mass Striders                            
13 1:13:45 11:53 Jeremy Drowne       41       West Chazy         NY                                                  
14 1:14:34 12:00 Nick Scalfone       33       Bend               OR Dion/Hammond Hill                                
15 1:14:59 12:04 Alan Pimentel       44       Gray               ME                                                  
16 1:15:39 12:11 Josh Ferenc         37       Athens             VT Wild Endurance                                   
17 1:17:25 12:28 Steve Brightman     50       Providence         RI Central Mass Striders                            
18 1:18:38 12:40 Joe Carter          29       Woodford           VT                                                  
19 1:18:40 12:40 Xavier Chiriboga    36       Cambridge          MA                                                  
20 1:19:29 12:48 James Pawlicki      44       Lynn               MA Central Mass Striders                            
29 1:24:53 13:40 Ed Sheldon          54       Hooksett           NH Central Mass Striders            
 
                
****** SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP |MEN| AWARDS LIST ******
********** NATIONAL MASTERS TEAM ***********
Place Bib   Name                Age City               St Time       
===== ===== =================== === ================== == ======= 
    1   345 Ben Nephew           43 Westborough        MA 1:09:55 
    2   353 Eric Sambolec        41 Ithaca             NY 1:10:28 
    3   363 Tim Van Orden        50 Bennington         VT 1:10:40 
 
***** MALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44 (Showing up to 4, Awarding 3) *****
Place Bib   Name                Age City               St Time       
===== ===== =================== === ================== == ======= 
    1   322 Kurt Hackler         41 Alstead            NH 1:11:55 
    2   323 Greg Hammett         41 Chesterfield       NH 1:13:38 
    3   315 Jeremy Drowne        41 West Chazy         NY 1:13:45 
    4   351 Alan Pimentel        44 Gray               ME 1:14:59 
 
***** MALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 54 (Showing up to 4, Awarding 3) *****
Place Bib   Name                Age City               St Time       
===== ===== =================== === ================== == ======= 
    1   306 Steve Brightman      50 Providence         RI 1:17:25 
    2   328 Peter Keeney         52 Bar Harbor         ME 1:19:34 
    3   331 Don Kjelleren        53 Williamstown       MA 1:20:05 
    4   365 Boris Dzikovski      54 Ithaca             NY 1:24:04 
 

Monday, March 5, 2018

CMS races Stu's 30K


Several CMS runners took on the hills around Wachusett Reservoir. Scott Leslie, Daniel Raboin, Pat Fullerton, and Arthur Besse went on to run 30K PR's.

Stu’s 30K
Clinton, MA
March 4, 2018
2              Scott Leslie         1:42:47                  5:30.8                    Personal Best
5              Daniel Raboin    1:53:04                  6:03.9                    Personal Best
7              Pat Fullerton      1:54:24                  6:08.2                    Personal Best
8              Arthur Besse      1:54:51                  6:09.7                    Personal Best
23           James Pawlicki  2:06:46                  6:48.0                   
27           Gary Cattarin     2:08:53                  6:54.8
33           Norman Everett   2:11:36                7:03.6
49           John Rheaume      2:17:30                7:22.6
53           Rob Auger           2:19:28                  7:28.9

Scott Leslie set a PR at Stu's 30K with his 2nd place finish and time of 1:42:47
Photo by Kim Gordon
CMS 52 Week Series 5K
Worcester, MA, March 3, 2018
1    20:19   Nate Mierzejewski        1/1     M00-19   Holden       CMS
2    20:31   John Pajer               1/3     M50-59   Leicester    CMS
3    20:49   Paul Coughlin        /3     M50-59   Marlboro     CMS           

11th Annual Hampton Half Marathon
Hampton Beach, NH, March 4, 2018
3   3/3    TOP3-M  PATRICK RICH   South Hamilton MA  41 1:14:23.3  5:41 1:14:23.4
4   1/80   M3039    KEVIN HANKENS  Salem MA         39  1:15:33.7  5:47 1:15:35.1

Monday, February 26, 2018

CMS places 2nd at Amherst 10 mile

The Central Mass Striders men's open team trio of Dan Vassallo, Scott Mindel, and Daniel Raboin took to the hills of Amherst and placed 2nd overall to the BAA squad. The race was not foreign to most of the competitors seeking individual or team prize money offered up despite not being a USATF New England championship. Jim Spisak (Providence, RI) sped along the wet course breaking five minutes per mile taking the win in 49:41.4. Dan placed 4th overall with a time of 53:29.5. He was trailed by Scott Mindel who broke fifty four minutes, good for 5th. Daniel Raboin got into the top 10 with his time of 57:31. 

Amherst 10 Miler
Amherst, MA   February 25, 2018
Place     Name                    Net Time
4              Dan Vassallo       53:29.5 
5              Scott Mindell     53:56.5 
10           Daniel Raboin    57:31.0

Team Competition (3 score)
1 BAA 2:41:41.3   (Eric Ashe 52:00.9, Brian Harvey 52:43.3, Jason Reilly 56:57.0)
2 CMS 2:44:57.1  (Dan Vassallo 53:29.5, Scott Mindel 53:56.5, Daniel Raboin 57:31.0)
3 WMDP 2:54:32.9  (Nick Roosa 56:10.9, Mark Rabasco 58:26.8, Immanuel Wineman 59:55.1)

Dan, Scott, and Daniel sporting Polar Beverages throwback singlets

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Weekend Results

New CMS member Paul Reilly ran one of the quickest times in the CMS 52 week series 5K over the weekend. Josh Curtis and Arthur Besse took on the hills in the Derry Prep 16 mile race. Pat Fullerton took a 5 mile win in Newburyport while Dan Vassallo took the lead in the last third of the race at the Great Stew Chase 15K in Lynn. James Pawlicki, Martin Tighe, and Nakri Dao took home age group prizes.


Meanwhile, five CMS runners picked up age group awards and accounted for 84 points, placing the Central Mass Striders Men’s team 4th overall at the 2018 USATF East Region and New England Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships in Providence, RI. 

CMS 52-Week Series 5K
Worcester, MA, January 27, 2018
Worcester State University
Weather: sunny and clear, 34 degrees
PLACE   TIME    NAME                   Div/Tot    Age     TOWN             CLUB
2    15:36   Paul Reilly            2/2     M20-39   Northbridge     CMS
4    20:47   Paul Coughlin       1/8     M50-59   Marlboro         CMS
5    21:11   John Pajer               2/8     M50-59   Leicester        CMS

Boston Prep 16 Miler
Derry, NH, January 28, 2018
26   122 Norman Everett          M  29 AUBURN        MA  12/27   M20-29   24/227  M   29    1:46:46  6:41
35    91 Joshua Curtis           M  42 WORCESTER    MA   9/77   M40-49   32/227  M   32   1:49:29  6:51
50   489 Arthur Besse            M  45 TEMPLETON    MA  12/77   M40-49   44/227  M   43   1:52:09  7:01

NEWBURYTPORT FRIDIG FIIVER
Newburyport, MA, January 28, 2018
1 PAT FULLERTON       M              24   25:58

44th Annual 15K Great Stew Chase
Lynn, MA, January 28, 2018
1  137 Dan Vassallo        32 M   1/30   M0139 M Peabody          MA   50:52.1  5:28   50:52.3  5:28
11  304 James Pawlicki      43 M   1/21   M4044 M Lynn             MA   59:14.5  6:22   59:14.5  6:22
12  138 Martin Tighe        59 M   1/16   M5559 M Providence       RI   59:15.9  6:22   59:18.9  6:22
21  307 Nakri Dao           45 M   4/16   M4549 M Lynn             MA 1:00:38.0  6:31 1:00:38.0  6:31

2018 USATF East Region and  New England
                  Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships
                 Providence Career and Technical Academy, Providence, RI
                          Sunday, January 28, 2018

M35 800 Meter Run
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals  H# Points
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    2 Robert Jackman           M35 Central Mass           2:24.90   3   8

M35 1 Mile Run
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  2 Robert Jackman           M35 Central Mass           5:08.83   2   8

M40 1 Mile Run
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Joshua Perks             M43 Central Mass           4:51.78   2  10

M50 1 Mile Run
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 David Principe Sr        M51 Central Mass           5:16.74   10

M35 3000 Meter Run
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals  Points
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  1 Scott Leslie             M36 Central Mass           9:13.10   10
  2 Robert Jackman           M35 Central Mass           9:57.13    8

M50 3000 Meter Run
=======================================================================
    Name                     Age Team                    Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 David Principe Sr        M51 Central Mass          10:13.31   10

M30 5000 Meter Run
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Adam Malek               M30 Central Mass          16:17.87   10

M50 5000 Meter Run
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 David Principe Sr        M51 Central Mass          17:34.41   10

Combined Team Scores
            Place Team                                            Points
       ================================================================
                1 Mass Velocity Track Club           02MV            551
                2 Twilight Throwers                  02TT            288
                3 Philadelphia Masters               08PM            215
                4 Central Mass Striders              02CS            112
                5 Shore Athletic Club                07SA            108

  (Men Team Rankings)
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    1) Mass Velocity Track Club   375        2) Twilight Throwers         258
    3) Philadelphia Masters        91        4) Central Mass Striders      84