Tuesday, October 15, 2019

CMS 5th at Wayland Cross Country Festival

The Central Mass Strider men’s team traveled to Wayland, MA for the third Grand Prix race in the Cross Country Grand Prix Series. The cross country festival hosted a new course with plenty of challenging terrain in the middle mile of the 5K. Dan Vassallo and Daniel Raboin placed 4th and 5th overall finishing 3 seconds apart. 

Tim Van Orden was the 3rd CMS runner and first Senior (50+) to cross the finish line. Arthur Besse, also logging heavy miles for the Cape Cod Marathon (USATF New England Marathon Championship) was the 4th CMS runner and 4th 40+ runner. Jonathan Stiles made his CMS Men’s Racing Team debut, capped the 5th place to allow the team to score in the USATF event.

The next XC Grand Prix race will be the New England Championships at Franklin Park on November 11.

2019 Wayland XC Festival 5K
Wayland, MA, October 13, 2019
Place Name                 Ag City/state                Team         Time    Pace
4 DAN VASSALLO       34 Peabody MA        Central Mass   16:35  5:21
5 DANIEL RABOIN      27 Lunenburg MA    Central Mass   16:38  5:22
22 TIM VAN ORDEN   51 Bennington VT    Central Mass   17:38  5:41
40 ARTHUR BESSE      47 Templeton MA    Central Mass   18:47  6:03
82 JONATHAN STILES 25 Shrewsbury MA  Central Mass   22:51  7:22

5K Men Team Score
2. HFC STRIDERS                            70
3. Greater Boston Track Club      94
4. Old Goat Track Club                  106
5. Central Mass Striders                107
6. Greater Lowell Road Runners  178
7. Greater Springfield Harriers     190
9. Merrimack                              248

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