Monday, March 2, 2020

Vassallo runs 2:24:59 at Olympic Trials Marathon


Dan Vassallo placed 100th out of 175 men on Saturday at the US Olympic Team Trials Marathon in Atlanta, GA. The hilly course, starting and finishing in Centennial Olympic Park featured the three challenging 8 mile loops followed by a closing 2.2 mile loop to the finish line.


US Olympic Team Trials Marathon
Atlanta, GA – February 29, 2020
Dan Vassallo  133  Peabody, MA    Central Mass Striders     2:24:59   5:32/mi   100th place 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

CMS competes at the Super Sunday 5 Mile Championships


Scott Leslie and Arthur Besse
Colin Carroll would lead all CMS finishers by placing 62nd overall with a time of 26:17 at the Super Sunday 5 mile in Cambridge, MA – USATF New England 5 Mile Road Race Championship. In all CMS had 17 men race in the flat and fast 5 mile course. The men’s open racing team would place 9th out of 17 teams. Arthur Besse would  pace the men’s masters team to a 2nd place team finish out of 12 masters teams with a 26:49 clocking. Arthur would place 4th in the 40-49 age group. Greg Putnam would lead the Senior team to a 1st place finish, outpacing 11 other teams, with a time of 27:28 and 2nd in the 50-59 age group. Finally, Paul Bazanchuk would run 34:58 to pace the Veterans team to a 4th place team finish out of 9 teams. This New England Championship race had the largest amount of USATF competitors with about 675 members competing.

Super Sunday USATF New England 5 mile championship 2020 results

Super Sunday USATF New England 5 Mile Championship
Location: Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142
Date: 02/02/2020

62 637 Colin Carroll M Central Mass Striders 15:43 M30-39 18/238 5:16 26:17 26:20  
84  644 Arthur Besse M Central Mass Striders  16:19 M40-49 4/165 5:22 26:49 26:53  
100  635 Robert Jackman M Central Mass Striders 16:38 M30-39 28/238 5:28 27:19 27:25  
107  638 Gregory Putnam M Central Mass Striders 16:29 M50-59 2/144 5:30 27:28 27:31  
119  636 David Principe M Central Mass Striders  16:41 M50-59 3/144 5:31 27:35 27:41  
161  1233 Scott Leslie M Central Mass Striders  17:04 M30-39 53/238 5:42 28:26 28:30  
168  643 Iain Ridgway M Central Mass Striders  17:08 M40-49 19/165 5:43 28:35 28:40  
179  633 Joe Shairs M Central Mass Striders  17:22 M50-59 5/144 5:46 28:48 28:54  
218  632 Scott Deslongchamps M Central Mass Striders 17:38 M50-59 9/144 5:54 29:26 29:34  
243  1471 Derek Dorval M Central Mass Striders 18:01 M40-49 32/165 6:00 29:59 30:01  
253  647 Daniel Verrington M Central Mass Striders 18:11 M50-59 13/144 6:00 29:58 30:07  
293  626 David Harper M Central Mass Striders 18:31 M50-59 23/144 6:08 30:40 30:51  
354  639 Dennis Floyd M Central Mass Striders  18:57 M40-49 53/165 6:19 31:31 31:45  
574  648 Paul Bazanchuk M Central Mass Striders 21:36 M60-69 16/53 7:00 34:58 35:39  
644  645 Mike Mccormick M Central Mass Striders 22:39 M60-69 22/53 7:22 36:48 37:16  
732  634 Philip Savoy M Central Mass Striders 23:40 M50-59 78/144 7:37 38:02 38:44  
838  641 Frank Ruggiero M Central Mass Striders 24:52 M60-69 32/53 7:58 39:49 40:39


Open 9th out of 17 USATF New England teams
Central Mass Striders 2:15:28
Colin Carroll 35 26:17  
Arthur Besse 47 26:49  
Robert Jackman 37 27:19  
Gregory Putnam 50 27:28  
David Principe 53 27:35     

(40+) Masters 2nd out of 12 USATF New England teams
Central Mass Striders 2:19:15
Arthur Besse 47 26:49  
Gregory Putnam 50 27:28  
David Principe 53 27:35  
Iain Ridgway 40 28:35  
Joe Shairs 51 28:48  

(50+) Seniors 1st out of 12 USATF New England teams
Central Mass Striders 2:23:15
Gregory Putnam 50 27:28  
David Principe 53 27:35  
Joe Shairs 51 28:48  
Scott Deslongchamps 50 29:26  
Daniel Verrington 57 29:58

(60+) Veterans 4th out of 9 USATF New England teams
Central Mass Striders 1:51:35
Paul Bazanchuk 65 34:58  
Mike Mccormick 61 36:48  
Frank Ruggiero 60 39:49

Monday, January 27, 2020

Weekend Results


Dan Vassallo broke his own 15K course record at the Great Stew Chase in Lynn. New CMS racing team member Othman Ounarhi placed second in his first road race for the team. Dave Principe, Steve Brightman, and Scott Deslongchamps scored many points for CMS at the New England Masters Indoor Championships. 

46th Annual 15K Great Stew Chase
Lynn, MA, January 26, 2020
1   84 Dan Vassallo    34 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS   Peabody 1/13   M0139   49:16.4  5:18   49:16.4  5:18
2  211 Othman Ounarhi   22 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS  Lynn  2/13   M0139   53:20.1  5:44   53:20.1  5:44
18   97 Dennis Floyd    43 M                               Georgetown    2/5    M4044 1:04:50.0  6:58 1:04:51.1  6:58
21  231 Nakri Dao        47 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS  Lynn     7/12   M4549 1:08:27.6  7:21 1:08:31.5  7:22
105   82 Doug Usher    64 M CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS  Upton    7/7    M6064 1:39:26.7 10:41 1:39:26.7 10:41

2020 USATF New England Masters
Indoor Track & Field Championships                  
Providence Career and Technical Academy
1/26/2020   Providence, RI                                 

M50 400 Meter Dash
1 #  683 Steve Brightman   M51 Central Mass         1:03.65 

M50 1 Mile Run
2 #  686 David Principe Sr M53 Central Mass           5:20.08 
6 #  684 Scott Deslongcham M50 Central Mass      5:35.39

M50 3000 Meter Run
1 #  686 David Principe Sr M53 Central Mass          10:00.21

M50 5000 Meter Run
1 #  686 David Principe Sr M53 Central Mass          17:11.07  
2 #  684 Scott Deslongcham M50 Central Mass       17:28.97  
3 #  683 Steve Brightman   M51 Central Mass          17:32.67 
  
M55 5000 Meter Run
1 687 Daniel Verrington M57 Central Mass       18:34.31  

M60 5000 Meter Run
1 #  127 Martin Tighe      M61 Central Mass          19:29.57  


CMS 52 Week 5K Series - Race 4                        
Worcester State University
Worcester, MA                                    
January 25, 2020      
2    19:39   Steve Witkus          1/5      M50-59  Northbridge     CMS
4    20:55   Sam Johnson           2/5      M50-59  Hubbardston   CMS
5    23:36   Chris Waslaske        1/2      M40-49  Athol                CMS

Classy 3 Mile Fun Run
Lynn, MA, January 19, 2020
5 NAKRI DAO           85  M   47       20:02  6:40
8 JAMES PAWLICKI 84  M   45       21:20  7:06

2020 Greater Boston Track Club Invitational - 1/19/2020
Gordon Indoor Track - Harvard University
Men 3000 M Run OPEN
Section  2
1  Othman Ounarhi    Central Mass Striders        9:23.01

Monday, December 16, 2019


USATF National Club Cross Country Championships
Bethlehem, PA December 14, 2019

The Central Mass Striders had 15 men compete at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships, hosted by Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, under soggy and muddy conditions.

No shortage of mud at Lehigh University
Photo by Dave Brooks

Dan Vassallo paced the CMS Men’s Open team to a 45th place finish out of 76 teams. Dan placed 170th with a time of 33:51. Scott Mindel followed seconds later. Jack Delehanty picked off several runners in the last 2K to break 35 minutes. David Brooks running his first team National Championship finished under 36 minutes. Daniel (DJ) Raboin and Bryan Trinque both ran in the low 37’s on what was the muddiest course of the day having already seen 3 races.


The CMS men’s masters team combined forces of both masters and seniors. Patrick Rich led the way helping the team place 6th out of 32 masters teams. He placed 38th overall with his 35:40 clocking. Kevin Hankens would run 36:10, placing 62nd. Six places later, Steve Brightman came in at 36:25. Tim Van Orden dealt with a hard charging Arhur Besse down the final straight with both getting the same chip time of 37:03. Todd Callaghan would finish three seconds behind them. David Principe and Ben Nephew would cap it off for the masters team who placed 9thon this course in 2014. Martin Tighe would place 28th with a time of 32:02 in the 60+ 8K race which kicked off all races for the day.
 
Steve Brightman, Todd Callaghan, David Principe, Tim Van Orden
Photo by Jennifer Brightman

USATF NATIONAL CLUB XC CHAMPIONSHIP - OPEN MEN 10K

45.  1145  Central Mass Striders (35:07.9  175:39.5 3:17.9) 45th/76 teams
=======================================================
  1    137  Dan Vassallo               33:50.8
  2    145  Scott Mindel               33:56.0
  3    227  Jack Delehanty             34:59.5
  4    278  David Brooks               35:44.5
  5    358  Daniel Raboin              37:08.7
  6   (371) Bryan Trinque              37:22.9

PLACE NAME                 AGE  AFFILIATION                   TIME   PACE     BIB   3.5K SPLIT  7.6K SPLIT
170 Dan Vassallo        34  Central Mass Striders         33:51  5:27      95      11:28      25:36
180 Scott Mindel        33  Central Mass Striders         33:56  5:28      92      11:34      25:45
274 Jack Delehanty    33  Central Mass Striders         35:00  5:38      91      11:54      26:37
334 David Brooks       35  Central Mass Striders         35:45  5:46      90      12:09      26:52
432 Daniel Raboin      28  Central Mass Striders         37:09  5:59      93      12:12      28:09
450 Bryan Trinque     36  Central Mass Striders         37:23  6:01      94      12:31      28:15

USATF NATIONAL CLUB XC CHAMPIONSHIP - MASTERS MEN 10K
 
6.   253  Central Mass Striders   (  36:29  3:02:21   1:23) 6th/32 teams
=======================================================
  1     27  Patrick Rich                 35:40
  2     43  Kevin Hankens                36:10
  3     50  Steve Brightman              36:25
  4     66  Tim Van Orden                37:03
  5     67  Arthur Besse                 37:03
  6   ( 70) Todd Callaghan               37:06
  7   ( 77) David Principe               37:36
  8   ( 92) Ben Nephew                   38:26

PLACE NAME                 AGE  AFFILIATION     TIME   PACE     BIB   3.5K SPLIT  7.6K SPLIT
38 Patrick Rich          43  Central Mass Striders         35:40  5:45    1271      11:59      27:03
62 Kevin Hankens     41  Central Mass Striders         36:10  5:50    1267      12:11      27:24
69 Steve Brightman  51  Central Mass Striders         36:25  5:52    1265      12:15      27:34
94 Tim Van Orden     51  Central Mass Striders         37:03  5:58    1273      12:19      27:55
95 Arthur Besse         47  Central Mass Striders         37:03  5:58    1264      12:36      28:14
99 Todd Callaghan    50  Central Mass Striders         37:06  5:59    1266      12:31      28:05
114 David Principe    52  Central Mass Striders         37:36  6:03    1270      12:34      28:28
150 Ben Nephew       44  Central Mass Striders         38:26  6:12    1269      12:46      29:06

USATF NATIONAL CLUB XC CHAMPIONSHIP - MASTERS MEN 8K
PLACE NAME                 AGE  AFFILIATION   TIME   PACE     BIB   3.5K SPLIT  6.5K SPLIT
28 Martin Tighe-NC    61  Central Mass Striders        32:02  6:27    1272      13:45      26:32

Tim Van Orden with Arthur Besse on right shoulder with Todd Callaghan seconds back
Photo by Jennifer Brightman





Monday, December 9, 2019

CMS at the CIM


Adam Malek and Scott Leslie both ran 5:39 pace in California yesterday. Congrats to both. It was Adam Malek's marathon debut. Scott ran 2:21:39 on this course in 2018. 

2019 California International Marathon (CIM) - Sunday, December 8 Sacramento, CA

146 Adam Malek Providence RI 2:27:56 5:39
148 Scott Leslie Rutland MA 2:28:01 5:39

Monday, December 2, 2019

Weekend Results

Several CMS runners got out on Thanksgiving morning and on the days that followed through Sunday. These are the results that were found on coolrunning. If results are on racewire, that is unfortunate as the site does not play well.


30th Annual Maudslay Turkey trot
Newburyport, MA, November 28, 2019
15 Daniel Verrington    57 M bradford        MA   19:23

30th Annual Winner’s Circle Running Club
Greater Newburyport Wild Turkey Trot 3.1 Mile X-Country Run
November 28, 2019
1
Nate Jenkins

17:10.3
8
Gregory Putnam

19:06.1

31st Whitin Five Road Race
Whitinsville, MA, November 28, 2019
8    SCOTT DESLONGCHAMPS   NORTH GROSVENORDALE   50   M   2:50-59  30:13.3    30:14.2    6:03/M

Attleboro YMCA Gobble Wobble 5K
Attleboro, MA, November 28, 2019
7  Martin Tighe    19:22   19:20  6:14 PROVIDENCE   RI 61   6/236  M   1/13   M6069

Ayer Fire Dept Thankdgiving Day 5K
Ayer, MA, November 28, 2019
8    44 Andy McCarron           18:05  5:50 37   8/446  M   1/76   M3039    GROTON          MA
17   751 David Harper            19:11  6:11 52  17/446  M   1/78   M5059    LEOMINSTER      MA

Feaster Five 5k and 5 Mile
Andover, MA, November 28, 2019
1   1/3    MOPEN   25:56    25:56  5:13 Scott Mindel      33 M  6802 Burlington MA          

Lynne's Kids Turkey Trot
Lynn, MA, November 28, 2019
1 DENNIS FLOYD         168 M 43 Georgetown MA   18:26  5:56
5 KENNETH NOYES          7 M 39 GEORGETOWN MA   19:24  6:15
13 JAMES PAWLICKI       153 M 45 LYNN       MA   23:22  7:31
14 NAKRE DAO            179 M 46 Lynn       MA   23:22  7:32

Ripples of Hope 5k Road Race
Dedham, MA, November 28, 2019
10    Erik Vandendries                  Chestnut Hill  MA    1078    54   M       1:50-59               17:28.0      5:38/M

Greater Gardner Turkey Trot 5.1 mile
Gardner, MA November 28, 2019
3 Scott Leslie 38 27:55

Shrewsbury Turkey Trot for the Memory
Shrewsbury, MA, November 28, 2019
4   178  Besse, Arthur              M47  Templeton, MA                   28:42      
12   503  Curtis, Joshua             M44  Worcester, MA                   30:23
16   132  Catarius, David            M50  Shrewsbury, MA                  33:05      
32   317  Hoppe, Alexander           M40  Worcester, MA                   35:08      
34   330  Savoy, Philip              M57  Shrewsbury, MA                  35:21

Thanks For The Trails 5K
Hamilton, MA, November 29, 2019
7   Patrick Rich        1/16   M4049 43 M South Hamilto MA   17:41.9  5:42
33 James Pawlicki   6/16   M4049 45 M Lynn          MA   22:38.5  7:18

CMS 52 Week 5K Series Race 47
Worcester, MA, November 30, 2019
1    18:54   Norm Everett           1/2     M20-39  Auburn           CMS
2    19:50   Rob Auger              2/2     M20-39  Millbury         CMS
4    21:51   Carlos Moriera         1/2     M50-59  Worcester        CMS

Block Island Turkey Trot 5K
Block Island, RI, November 30, 2019
3    Steve Brightman                   Providence  RI        500    50   M       1:50-59               17:06.0      5:31/M

Ric Buxton Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk
West Boylston, MA, December 1, 2019
2   21:02    Phil Savoy                      1/6         M50-59  Shrewsbury      CMS                      
3   21:15    John Pajer                     2/6         M50-59 Leicester              CMS
5   22:57    Kyle Buxton                  2/5         M20-39 Dudley                  CMS

Tough Ten Turkey Trot
Marlborough, MA, December 1, 2019
1 Arthur Besse 47 Templeton MA 58:51
2 Iain Ridgway 39 Worcester MA 1:01:13
3 Joshua Curtis 44 Worcester MA 1:03:54

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Weekend Results

Li'l Rhody 10-Mile Race Results
USATF New England Trail Championships
Sunday, November 17, 2019

6    Tim Van Orden    Bennington  VT    51   1:50-59    1:06:23.0    6:38/M
8    Todd Callaghan    Beverly  MA        50    2:50-59    1:06:43.0    6:40/M
9    Steve Brightman    Providence  RI    50   3:50-59    1:06:52.0    6:41/M

Rothman Orthopaedics 8k
Philadelphia Marathon Weekend
November 23, 2019 

19 Adam Malek 24:50.86, 24:51 (net) 4:59 pace 24:52 clock time, 4th age group (30-34)

USATF-NE Cross Country Grand Prix
Rachel's Trail 11/23/2019 - Tyngsborough, MA

3   3/36   OPEN       17:08  5:32 Scott Mindel  33 Central Mass Strider  547 Bedford MA

5   5/36   OPEN       17:17  5:35 Daniel Raboin  28 Central Mass Strider  546 Lunenburg MA

26   1/13   SENIORS    18:48  6:04 Tim Van Orden   51 Central Mass Strider  566 Bennington VT

29   3/10   MASTERS    18:57  6:07 Arthur Besse 47 Central Mass Strider  505 Templeton MA

51   7/13   SENIORS    21:09  6:50 Dan Verrington   57 Central Mass Strider  539 Haverhill MA

5.    93  Central Mass Striders     (  18:40  1:33:19   4:01)
================================
  1      2  Scott Mindel                33   17:08
  2      4  Daniel Raboin               28   17:17
  3     21  Tim Van Orden            51   18:48
  4     24  ARTHUR BESSE        47   18:57
  5     42  Dan Verrington           57   21:09

Metro North YMCA Half Marathon and Team Relay
Peabody, MA, November 23, 2019
2 360 Daniel Vassallo       1/35   M3039 34 M Peabody         MA 1:09:51.0  5:20

Philadelphia Marathon
November 24, 2019

20 Colin Carroll 2:29:22   5:41 pace PR!

Scott Mindel on the xc course at Rachel's Run
Photo by Cynthia Hastings


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CMS men race New England Cross Country Championships


CMS open 5th, masters 3rd, seniors 1st at XC Championships, Franklin Park - 

The CMS open team placed 5th overall at the USATF New England Cross Country Championships at Franklin Park on Sunday. Ten teams from New England competed on mostly dry course. Dan Vassallo led the way and finished 22nd overall, 32:34. Scott Mindel and Daniel Raboin (PR on the course) followed suit within the next 30 seconds. Jack Delehanty broke 34 minutes to place 44th while David Brooks and Bryan Trinque brought in all CMS runners in the open race.

Open Team: Bryan Trinque, Jack Delehanty, Daniel Raboin, Scott Mindel, Dan Vassallo, Dave Brooks



The Senior team took first place out of 6 scoring teams bunching in 1-4 runners within 21 seconds. Tim Van Orden (19th), Todd Callaghan (21st), Steve Brightman (22nd), and David Principe (24th) were also the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th 50+ runners in the race. Dan Verrington would cap the scoring for the seniors. Martin Tighe was the 4th 60+ year old. David Harper, last here 10 years ago rounded out the CMS runners.

Masters & Seniors: Martin Tighe, Tim Van Orden, Jim Pawlicki, Arthur Besse, Derrick Jones, Dave Harper, David Principe, Patrick Rich

Arthur Besse running past White Stadium


The masters with three 40-49 runners (Patrick Rich, Arthur Besse, Derrick Jones), were led by Patrick Rich who placed 9th overall and a time of 27:23. Tim, Todd, and Steve would score down from the 50+ age group. Arthur Besse would cap the scoring for the team who finished 3rd behind BAA and HFC Striders.

2019 USATF New England Cross Country Championships - 11/10/2019
                            Franklin Park, Boston MA

Men 10k Open

22   109  Dan Vassallo                34  Central Mass Striders           32:34
24   102  Scott Mindel                33  Central Mass Striders           32:49    
32   104  Daniel Raboin               28  Central Mass Striders           33:04    
44    98  Jack Delehanty              32  Central Mass Striders           33:59    
91    96  David Brooks                35  Central Mass Striders           35:55   
126   107  Bryan Trinque               36  Central Mass Striders           37:35    

Team Scores  -  USATF=NE CLUBS ONLY
=======================================================================
Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7
=======================================================================
   1 Tracksmith                   36    1    2    7   11   15   23   24
      Total Time:  2:39:12.69
         Average:    31:50.54
   2 Boston Athletic Assn         48    3    6    8    9   22   31   37
      Total Time:  2:41:05.59
         Average:    32:13.12
   3 Battle Road Track Club       69   10   12   14   16   17   21   28
      Total Time:  2:41:45.56
         Average:    32:21.12
   4 Western Mass Distance Pro   107    4    5   19   25   54   59
      Total Time:  2:46:28.52
         Average:    33:17.71
   5 Central Mass Striders       142   18   20   26   32   46   62
      Total Time:  2:48:18.70
         Average:    33:39.74
   6 Greater Boston Track Club   153   27   29   30   33   34   38   39
      Total Time:  2:48:31.67
         Average:    33:42.34
   7 Old Goat Track Club         197   13   40   43   48   53   57
      Total Time:  2:54:31.92
         Average:    34:54.39
   8 Hfc Striders                223   35   42   44   47   55   58   60
      Total Time:  2:56:49.69
         Average:    35:21.94
   9 Green Mountain Athletic A   223   36   41   45   50   51
      Total Time:  2:56:44.14
         Average:    35:20.83
  10 The Heartbreakers           281   49   52   56   61   63
      Total Time:  3:04:53.27
         Average:    36:58.66
 
Masters Men 40-99 8k
9 #105 Patrick Rich         43 Central Mass             27:23
19 #108 Tim Van Orden        51 Central Mass             28:42   17
21  #97 Todd Callaghan       50 Central Mass             28:47   19
22  #95 Steve Brightman      50 Central Mass             28:48   20
23  #94 Arthur Besse         47 Central Mass             28:57   21
24 #103 David Principe Sr    52 Central Mass             29:03   22
45 #110 Daniel Verrington    57 Central Mass             30:41   36
58 #100 Derrick Jones        48 Central Mass             31:21
66 #106 Martin Tighe         61 Central Mass             31:49
69  #99 David Harper         52 Central Mass             32:08

M40+
=======================================================================
Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7
=======================================================================
   1 Boston Athletic Assn         30    3    5    6    7    9   11   16
      Total Time:  2:16:20.00
         Average:    27:16.00
   2 Hfc Striders                 56    2    4   10   15   25   26   31
      Total Time:  2:19:46.00
         Average:    27:57.20
   3 Central Mass Striders        85    8   17   19   20   21   22   36
      Total Time:  2:22:37.00
         Average:    28:31.40
   4 Dirigo R.C.                 114    1   14   23   37   39   41   43
      Total Time:  2:26:02.00
         Average:    29:12.40
   5 Greater Springfield Harri   127   12   13   30   34   38   44   45
      Total Time:  2:28:22.00
         Average:    29:40.40
   6 Greater Lowell Road Runne   143   18   28   29   33   35   42   46
      Total Time:  2:30:03.00
         Average:    30:00.60
   7 Green Mountain Athletic A   184   24   27   32   50   51   52   53
      Total Time:  2:49:21.00
         Average:    33:52.20
   8 Heartbreak Hill Striders    238   40   47   48   49   54
      Total Time:  3:14:52.00
         Average:    38:58.40

M50+ Teams
Central Mass Striders 30
GSH                          71
GLRR                     84
DIR                         90
HFC                        101
GMAA                  127