Monday, November 22, 2021

CMS closes out the 2021 USATF New England Cross Country Grand Prix Series

The Central Mass Striders finished up the 2021 USATF New England Cross Country Grand Prix Series at Rachel's Run 5K in Tyngsboro, MA. The masters team (40+) was able to solidify a series 2nd place overall as the team of five competed in the 2 lap course at the Academy of Notre Dame. 

David Harper, Tim Van Orden, Jim Pawlicki, Steve Brightman, Paul Bazanchuk
Photo by Kristen Pawlicki

USATF-NE Cross Country Grand Prix on Rachel's Trail

11/20/2021 - Tyngsborough, MA

1   1/26   OPEN       16:51  5:26 Joe Smith                     26 Greater Boston Track Club  649 Canton MA      

2   2/26   OPEN       17:13  5:33 Jacob Johns                   27 Battle Road Track Club     638 Somerville MA  

3   1/5    MASTERS    17:23  5:37 T.J. Unger                    43 HFC Striders               615 Westwood MA    

4   3/26   OPEN       17:39  5:42 Tim Bolick                    26 Battle Road Track Club     650 Boston MA      

5   4/26   OPEN       17:45  5:44 Greg Ferland                  27 Battle Road Track Club     646 Cambrdige MA   

6   5/26   OPEN       17:56  5:47 Dillon McGee                  25 Battle Road Track Club     634 Somerville MA  

7   6/26   OPEN       18:02  5:49 Robert Moreau Jr              24 Greater Boston Track Club  630 Franklin MA    

8   7/26   OPEN       18:10  5:52 Conor Sleith                  35 Cambridge Sports Union     639 Waltham MA     

9   8/26   OPEN       18:14  5:53 Patrick Kelly                 33 HFC Striders               632 Canton MA      

10   9/26   OPEN       18:21  5:56 Robert Lamare                 28 Greater Boston Track Club  647 Charlestown MA 

11  10/26   OPEN       18:27  5:57 Daniel Mortimer               26 Old Goat Track Club        629 Mansfield MA   

12   1/12   SENIORS    18:29  5:58 Tim Van Orden                 53 Central Mass Striders      640 Bennington VT

16   2/12   SENIORS    18:48  6:04 Steven Brightman              52 Central Mass Striders      617 Providence RI

28   5/12   SENIORS    20:30  6:37 David Harper                  54 Central Mass Striders      625 Leominster MA

33   1/6    VETERANS   22:05  7:08 Paul Bazanchuk                67 Central Mass Striders      611 Center Conway N

35   4/5    MASTERS    22:26  7:15 James Pawlicki                47 Central Mass Striders      624 Lynn MA

 

USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Team Results

 

                             MEN'S OPEN Teams

 

  1.    34  Battle Road Track Club    (  17:56  1:29:37   1:51)

 

  2.    43  Greater Boston Track Club (  18:06  1:30:30   1:51)

 

  3.    73  HFC Striders              (  18:57  1:34:42   3:15)

 

  4.   106  Old Goat Track Club       (  19:54  1:39:27   4:10)

 

  5.   113  Central Mass Striders     (  20:28  1:42:18   3:57)

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  1     11  Tim Van Orden               53   18:29

  2     15  Steven Brightman            52   18:48

  3     25  David Harper                54   20:30

  4     30  Paul Bazanchuk              67   22:05

  5     32  James Pawlicki              47   22:26

 

  6.   130  Greater Lowell Road Runne (  20:53  1:44:25   3:17)

 

  7.   167  Cambridge Running Club    (  23:51  1:59:15   8:44)

 

                             MEN'S MASTERS Teams

                             

  1.    19  Central Mass Striders     (  20:28  1:42:18   3:57)

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  1      1  Tim Van Orden               53   18:29

  2      2  Steven Brightman            52   18:48

  3      4  David Harper                54   20:30

  4      5  Paul Bazanchuk              67   22:05

  5      7  James Pawlicki              47   22:26

 

  2.    36  Greater Lowell Road Runne (  22:23  1:51:54   4:53)


Rachel's Run 5K Men's Overall Results

Rachel's Run 5K Men's Team Results



CMS Senior Team Wins USATF New England Cross Country Championship - Franklin Park

The Central Mass Striders Seniors (50+) won the New England Cross Country Championships at Franklin Park, three weeks after taking the 5K National Cross Country team title. Gregory Putnam took the 50+ title leading CMS. Tim Van Orden, Steve Brightman, Joe Shairs, Scott Grandfield, Todd Callaghan, Dan Verrington, Jim Pawlicki finished for the team while Scott Leslie (40) placed 7th overall in the masters race that had 89 competitors, 8 masters teams and 6 senior teams that scored with the minimum 5 runners each. CMS also had two open runners in the 10K with racing team manager, Scott Mindel running 32:57 (19th) and Keith McAteer pacing 33:58 (39th). The CMS Senior team will be competing at Cross Country Nationals in Tallahassee Florida in December.

Greg Putnam, Scott Leslie, Jim Pawlicki (arms), Scott Granfield, Todd Callaghan, Tim Van Orden, Joe Shairs, Steve Brightman, Dan Verrington
Photo by Dave Dunham

Scott Leslie with Greg Putnam four places back at Franklin Park


2021 USATF New England Cross Country Championships Masters Men 7945 Meter Run

11/7/2021 Franklin Park, Boston MA

7 #573 Scott Leslie 40 Central Mass 27:21

12 #577 Gregory Putnam 52 Central Mass 27:38

21 #579 Tim Van Orden 53 Central Mass 28:57

22 #569 Steve Brightman 52 Central Mass 29:01

25 #578 Joseph Shairs 53 Central Mass 29:06

31 #571 Scott Grandfield 56 Central Mass 29:45

33 #570 Todd Callaghan 52 Central Mass 29:57

46 #580 Daniel Verrington 59 Central Mass 31:32

71 #576 James Pawlicki 47 Central Mass 34:58

 

M40+ Team Scores

Rank Team Total 1 2 3 4 5 *6 *7

1 Boston Athletic Associati 28 1 4 6 8 9 11 12

2 Hfc Striders 57 2 3 14 18 20 22 29

3 Central Mass Striders 67 5 10 16 17 19 23 25

4 Greater Springfield Harri 132 13 21 28 32 38 40 47

5 Dirigo R.C. 146 7 27 35 36 41 42 46

6 Green Mountain AA 181 26 31 34 39 51

7 Greater Lowell Road Runne 183 24 30 37 44 48 49 50

8 Somerville Road Runners 188 15 33 43 45 52

 

M50+

 1 Central Mass Striders 20 1 3 4 5 7 (8, 18)

 2 Greater Springfield Harrier 57 2 6 11 14 24 (29)

 3 HFC Striders 81 12 15 16 17 21 (30, 31)

 4 Green Mountain AA 104 9 13 19 25 38

 5 Dirigo R.C. 105 10 20 22 26 27 (28, 36)

 6 Greater Lowell Road Runner 157 23 32 33 34 35 (37)

 

2021 USATF New England Cross Country Championships - 11/7/2021 

Franklin Park, Boston MA

Open Men 9855 Meter Run

19 #575 Scott Mindel 35 Central Mass 32:57

39 #574 Keith McAteer 23 Central Mass 33:58

Open Results

Masters Results

Monday, October 18, 2021

CMS Senior Team wins USATF National Masters Cross Country Championships at Franklin Park – Boston, MA

The Central Mass Striders Senior (50+) team took Gold by beating out three other teams while the Masters (40+) team placed 6th out of 7 teams competing in the 2021 USATF National Masters Cross Country Championships held at Franklin Park – Boston, MA. The late morning 5K race had temperatures in the low 60’s with partly sunny skies drying out idle puddles and mud from the previous night’s rain. Paul Bazanchuk would run 21:51 to place 28th overall and 8th within in the 65-69 age group in the 60+ event which was the first cross country event (5K) of the morning. Franklin Park’s 5K course would require three loops and one pass through Bear Cage Hill.


CMS at the start line: Scott Leslie, Jim Pawlicki, Greg Putnam, Steve Brightman, Joe Shairs, Todd Callaghan, Dave Dunham, Scott Grandfield, Tim Van Orden, Dan Verrington
Photo by Allison Putnam

Greg Putnam led CMS with his 2nd place age group (50-54) in the combined 40 and 50 year old 5K race having 91 competitors. Greg’s time of 17:28 was followed by Tim Van Orden, 17:54, who placed 5th in the 50-54 age group. The next four CMS runner placings for the team were a crowded affair with Scott Grandfield, Todd Callaghan, Joe Shairs and Steve Brightman crossing the line over the next 23 seconds. The masters team (40+) was led by Scott Leslie who cracked the top 10 with a 9th place finish and time of 17:05. Erik Johnson, making his CMS debut would follow, passing the finish with a time of 18:11. Dave Dunham and Dan Verrington, being declared down to the 40+ squad to enable a team score, ran 19:25 and 19:49 allowing Jim Pawlicki to close out the scoring minutes later.

Individual and team results below. Source

See 2017 USATF National Masters Cross Country Championships atFranklin Park CMS recap and results summary where teams won silver and bronze

2021 USATF MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

Franklin Park - Boston, MA - October 17, 2021

Place Name Bib# Team City/state S Ag Time

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1 CHRIS GARVIN 1606 HFC Striders A Kingston RI M 40 16:22

2 JOHN PORAY 1609 Indiana Elite Athletic Cl Fishers IN M 40 16:40

3 TJ UNGER 1620 HFC Striders A Westwood MA M 43 16:45

4 TODD WITZLEBEN 1610 Checkers AC A Williamsville NY M 40 16:54

5 MATTHEW CARTER 1617 Boston Athletic Associati Westminster MA M 43 16:55

6 MATTHEW WAGONER 1626 Greater Philadelphia TC A New Cumberland PA M 44 16:57

7 JASON HOLROYD 1627 Boston Athletic Associati Everett MA M 45 16:58

8 BROCK BUTLER 1622 Greater Philadelphia TC A West Chester PA M 44 17:03

9 SCOTT LESLIE 1608 Central Mass Striders A Rutland MA M 40 17:05

14 GREGORY PUTNAM 1651 Central Mass Striders A Stoneham MA M 51 17:28

24 TIM VAN ORDEN 1664 Central Mass Striders A Bennington VT M 53 17:54

28 ERIK JOHNSON 1628 Central Mass Striders A Portsmouth NH M 45 18:11

33 SCOTT GRANDFIELD 1680 Central Mass Striders A Rehoboth RI M 56 18:25

35 TODD CALLAGHAN 1655 Central Mass Striders A Beverly MA M 52 18:31

39 JOSEPH SHAIRS 1663 Central Mass Striders A Peabody MA M 53 18:40

40 STEVE BRIGHTMAN 1654 Central Mass Striders A Providence RI M 52 18:48

55 DAVE DUNHAM 1691 Central Mass Striders A Bradford MA M 57 19:25

61 DANIEL VERRINGTON 1700 Central Mass Striders A Bradford MA M 59 19:49

80 JAMES PAWLICKI 1637 Central Mass Striders A Lynn MA M 47 22:30

 

************** MEN'S 60+ 5K OVERALL RESULTS **************

Place Name Bib# Team City/state S Ag Time

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1 DANIEL KING 1521 Athletics Boulder A Boulder CO M 62 18:57

2 JOSEPH MORA 1505 Genesee Valley Harriers A Fayetteville NY M 60 19:06

3 ROBERT MCCORMACK 1513 HFC Striders A Foxboro MA M 61 19:11

4 RICK LEE 1503 Shore Athletic Club A Bayville NJ M 60 19:19

5 DAVID LITOFF 1504 Athletics Boulder A Louisville CO M 60 19:25

6 KEN YOUNGERS 1543 Atlanta Track Club Tucker GA M 65 19:30

7 CHARLES SHIELDS 1527 Greater Philadelphia TC A Abington PA M 62 19:50

8 MICHAEL SALAMONE 1515 Shore Athletic Club A Ringwood NJ M 61 20:17

9 DAVID WESTENBERG 1536 Greater Lowell Road Runne Wellesley MA M 63 20:17

10 GEORGE BUCHANAN 1530 Hartford Track Club Shelton CT M 63 20:20

28 PAUL BAZANCHUK 1544 Central Mass Striders Center Conway NH M 66 21:51

 

*********** Men's 50+ - TEAM SCORE **********

1. Central Mass Striders A

1 4 7 8 10 (11) = 30

GREGORY PUTNAM, TIM VAN ORDEN, SCOTT GRANDFIELD, TODD CALLAGHAN,

JOSEPH SHAIRS, STEVE BRIGHTMAN

2. Greater Springfield Harriers, Inc A

2 3 12 14 15 (19) = 46

NAT LARSON, MICHAEL NAHOM, MARK HIXSON, ROBERT MURRAY, ALEJANDRO HEUCK,

FRANCIS BURDETT

3. Genesee Valley Harriers A

5 6 13 20 21 (23) (24) = 65

MIKE NIER, ALAN EVANS, DALE FLANDERS, WAYNE CRANDALL, CARL JOHNSTON,

MARK RYBINSKI, MICHAEL REIF

4. HFC Striders A

9 16 17 18 22 = 82

JASON CAKOUROS, STEVE NERI, BOBBY BLIGH, FRANK NELSON, JEFFREY CAHILL



The Central Mass Striders Masters (40+) placed 6th out of 7 teams.

*********** Men's 40+ - TEAM SCORE **********

1. Boston Athletic Association A

4 6 9 11 17 (24) = 47

MATTHEW CARTER, JASON HOLROYD, AARON PRICE, DONAL O'SULLIVAN, DAVID

BEDOYA, RYAN DAVENPORT

2. HFC Striders A

1 2 14 15 19 (21) (23) (36) = 51

CHRIS GARVIN, TJ UNGER, LEE DANFORTH, MICHAEL DANIELS, TIMOTHY GAVIN,

BRIAN CRONIN, DANA SPENCER, TOM VOSSEN

3. Greater Philadelphia TC A

5 7 10 18 34 = 74

MATTHEW WAGONER, BROCK BUTLER, TIM HARTE, KENNETH BARBEE, SCOTT

ARMSTRONG

4. Checkers AC A

3 22 25 27 31 (37) = 108

TODD WITZLEBEN, JOHN MCMAHON, JOE SILLIMAN, MATTHEW DORE, DAVID DIXON,

JOHN DUFFY

5. Garden State Track Club New Balance A

12 16 26 28 30 = 112

DAVID FERRUGGIA, MICHAEL ANIS, JASON TIMOCHKO, JOHN HOGAN, HAROLD

PORCHER

6. Central Mass Striders A

8 20 29 32 39 = 128

SCOTT LESLIE, ERIK JOHNSON, DAVE DUNHAM, DANIEL VERRINGTON, JAMES

PAWLICKI

7. Somerville Road Runners A

13 33 35 38 40 = 159

BRIAN CULLINAN, STEVE BOSIC, BRADLEY HARRIS, JASON LACHAPELLE, JESSE

MORROW


CMS 50+ winning team: Greg Putnam, Steve Brightman, Scott Grandfield, Todd Callaghan, Joe Shairs, Tim Van Orden
Photo by Jim Pawlicki