Saturday, August 24, 2013

CMS kicks off New England Cross Country Grand Prix

Dan Vassallo finished 5th
Photo by KrissyK
Carlisle, MA -
CMS finished 4th overall out of 7 teams at the Thomas Chamberas 6K XC race this morning. This was race number one in the Cross Country Grand Prix. It takes five runners with a USATF membership to score for a team. CMS was fortunate to have five men not only show up at the starting line, but finish the race. Dan Vassallo blazed to a 5th place overall finish with a time of 18:32 over the trails of Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle, MA. Michael Quintal finished 15th and James Pawlicki was 29th overall. Master runner Arthur Besse finished 38th and was 4th in the master division. Dan Verrtington was 52nd overall and 2nd in the Senior (50+) age group. The team should be at each of the races that compile the Grand Prix Series. The 2013 XC Grand Prix schedule is below. All CMS members are welcome. You will need a USATF membership to score.

Date          Event                Location
24-Aug Chamberas 6k Carlisle MA
8-Sep  WMDP 5k/8k Stanley Park, Westfield MA
13-Oct Wayland DF 5k Wayland MA High School
27-Oct Mayor's Cup 5k/8k Franklin Park
10-Nov USATFNE XC Champs 10k Franklin Park
Michael Quintal finished 15th
Photo by KrissyK

Photos by KrissyK

Thomas Chamberas 6K XC Race
Carlisle,MA August 24,2013
Place  Name                 Ag City        Team  Time   Pace
1   BRIAN HARVEY        26 BOSTON       BAA    17:08  4:36
2   SEAN DUNCAN        24 ARLINGTON WMDP   17:20  4:39
3   JUSTIN LUTZ            33 CONCORD    BAA     18:03  4:51
4   J. CHARLESWORTH 28 BOSTON     GBTC   18:28  4:58
5   DAN VASSALLO        28 PEABODY     CMS     18:32  4:59
15 MICHAEL QUINTAL 35 N.ANDOVER  CMS     19:00  5:06    
29 JAMES PAWLICKI    38 BEVERLY        CMS   19:52  5:20
38 ARTHUR BESSE        40 TEMPLETON  CMS    20:49  5:35
52 DAN VERRINGTON  51 BRADFORD    CMS    21:55  5:53