Monday, February 22, 2016

Weekend Results

Dan Vassallo wasted no time after the trials to win the Smuttynose Palooza 5K in Salisbury, MA. Meanwhile, several open, masters, and Seniors got on the oval at Harvard University for the USATF New England Indoor Track & Field Championships. The team placed five runners in the top twelve places in the 3000m. Scott Mindel and Pat Fullerton debuted for the CMS racing team. Scott broke his PR from high school. Also breaking a PR was Eric Narcisi who got under nine minutes with a 8:57.14. Nate Jenkins placed 3rd in the 5K in the morning. Seniors, Daniel Verrington and Dave Dunham ran their season’s best times.

Smuttynose Palooza 5K
Salisbury, MA, February 20, 2016
1   DANIEL VASSALLO      Peabody MA    30 M  16:07.8  5:12   16:07.8

Dan taking the win in Salisbury, MA
Photo courtesy of Yankee Timing

USATF New England Indoor Track & Field Championship
Harvard University, Boston, MA, February 21, 2016
Men 3000 Meter Run
3 Pat Fullerton                Central Mass           8:43.17   1
4 Colin Carroll                Central Mass           8:47.16   1
5 Scott Mindel                 Central Mass           8:47.53   1
10 Eric Narcisi                 Central Mass           8:57.14   1
12 Scott Leslie                 Central Mass           9:01.58   1
35 James Pawlicki           Central Mass          10:05.47   2

Men 5000 Meter Run
3 Nathaniel Jenkins            Central Mass          14:55.36 
12 Daniel Verrington          Central Mass          16:59.90 
13 Dave Dunham                Central Mass          17:06.29

Jim Pawlicki, Colin Carroll, Scott Leslie, Chris Mahoney, Pat Fullerton, Eric Narcisi before the 3000m races
Photo by KrissyK

Monday, February 15, 2016

Vassallo places 42nd at US Olympic Team Trials Marathon

Dan Vassallo ran 2:26:05 in the US Olympic Team Trials Marathon in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 13. Dan averaged 5:35 per mile pace as temperatures climbed into the 70's in the late morning. He placed 42nd out of 105 finishers while 61 runners started and did not finish.
Dan placed 42nd
photo by Alan Scherer