2015 Greater Boston Track Club Invitational – 1/25/2015
Gordon Indoor Track – Harvard University
Mixed 1 Mile Race Walk Junior
1 Allen, Maegan W16 Unattached 7:41.17
2 Allen, Nolan M14 Unattached 8:17.28
3 Caira, Alessia W14 Waltham Track 9:13.47
4 Burgess, Moira W14 LA Racewalkers 10:28.80
Mixed 3000 Meter Race Walk
1 Dunn, Spencer M16 Unattached 14:48.50
2 Brenner, Samuel M18 Unattached 14:55.79
3 Sirois, Sydney W LA Racewalkers 15:01.91
4 Allen, Kayla W LA Racewalkers 15:24.04
5 O’Rourke, Ed M52 New England 15:57.93
6 Lindoe, Holly W Franklin Pierce 16:07.51
7 Daniel, Maryanne W56 ConnQuest 16:44.09
8 Emery, Siana W16 LA Racewalkers 16:47.28
9 Peckiconis, Stephen M55 Cambridge SU 17:16.54
10 Allie-Morrill, Pam W Unattached 17:47.64
11 Bickford, Hayley W15 Gorham 18:25.67
12 Wilder, Clyde M78 Unattached 22:35.99
Leverone Field House
Dartmouth College, Hanover NH
Source: Lancer Timing Services
Women 1 Mile Race Walk
1. Sirois, Sydney LA Racewalkers 7:37.68
2. Allen, Kayla LA Racewalkers 7:38.51
3. Lindoe, Holly Franklin Pierce 8:27.44
4. Barret, Kelsey Lancaster RW 8:29.79
5. Vaitones, Valentina NEWalkers 8:43.01
6. Emery, Siana Unattached 8:49.38
7. Bickford, Hayley Gorham 9:08.25
8. Jargiello, Katy Lancaster RW 9:15.60
9. Folster, Sarah Lancaster RW 9:46.50
10. Staskiewicz, Morgan Lancaster RW 9:50.79
11. Guénard, Danika Club Gatineau 10:05.23
12. Luthart, Briona Lancaster RW 10:17.40
13. Petit, Lexi Lancaster RW 10:51.21
14. Burgess, Moira LA Racewalkers 10:53.71
Men 1 Mile Race Walk
1. Adamowicz, Marek Rive-Sud 6:26.51
2. Dunn, Spencer Unattached 7:25.98
3. Brenner, Sam Unattached 7:48.58
4. Côté, Donald Club Gatineau 8:08.01
Tom Knatt USATF New England Indoor 1 Mile Race Walk Championship
Johnson Athletic Center, M.I.T, Cambridge MA
13 December 2014
In a classic photo finish, Holly Lindoe of Franklin Pierce University edged out New England Walkers Ed O’Rourke at the line to win the overall inaugural Tom Knatt NE 1-Mile Championship at MIT last Saturday.
1 Holly Lindoe Franklin Pierce U 7:49.33
2 Ed O’Rourke NEWalkers 7:49.36
3 Nolan Allen Unattached 7:56.22
4 Maegan Allen Unattached 7:59.64
5 Val Vaitones NEWalkers 9:06.59
6 Alessia Caira Waltham TC 9:34.18
7 Jay Diener Granite State RW 9:40.43
8 Charles Mansbach NEWalkers 10:49.92
9 Tom Knatt NEWalkers 11:50.65
The first race of the 2015 New England Race Walking season is upon us! The first annual Tom Knatt NE Indoor 1-Mile Championship, will be held on Saturday, December 13th at MIT in Cambridge, MA, at the Johnson Athletic Center. The race is open to all ages, and will start at 9:45 a.m.
For the list of 2015 New England Race Walking and Grand Prix events, click on Upcoming Events – “2015 Grand Prix Events + Novice Events.”
Congratulations to this year’s USATF New England Race Walk Grand Prix winners Bob Keating and Maryanne Daniel. In addition, USATF-NE awards were earned by Keating and Valia Vaitones.
In all, seven men and three women completed the four events, with 31 athletes participating in at least one of our 12 Grand Prix races. Scores are based on a walker’s race time in relation to the international age-graded tables.
Men (4 events) Points: Robert Keating 337.75 Edward O'Rourke III 328.69 Spencer Dunn 308.28 (USATF-ME) Stephen Peckiconis 298.46 Larry Epstein 293.76 Charlie Mansbach 284.82 Clyde Wilder 281.45 Women (4 events) Points: Maryanne Daniel 333.51 (USATF-CT) Holly Lindoe 290.24 (Franklin Pierce College) Valentina Vaitones 272.47
Peter’s Recreational Complex, Clinton, CT
Sunday Nov 2, 2014
Weather: Partly sunny, 42 degrees, extreme wind, gusts up to 50mph
Many thanks to Maryanne Daniel and the CT Walkers for hosting the race, and the volunteers and judges making the last 2014 USATF-NE Race Walk Grand Prix event a success.
1. Meaghan Podlaski 17 Unattached, NY 54:01.21 (1st open/Jr Girls)
2. Valentina Vaitones 18 Golden Spikes, Derry NH 1:05:24 (2nd open/Jr Girls)
3. Charlie Mansbach 70 NEWalkers, Waban MA 1:13:20 (1st Masters Men)
4. Ginger Armstrong 52 CTRW, Canterbury CT 1:17:27 (1st Masters Women)
1. Bill Vayo 50 Shore AC, NY 29:02 (1st open/Masters Men)
2. Joe Light 67 NEWalkers, RI 34:57 (2nd open/Masters Men)
3. Lucy Vayo 13 Ursuline School, NY 36:40 (1st Jr Girls)
Judges: Debbie and Shawn Frederick, Geoff Bye, Ron Daniel, Jean Tenan (Chief)
Lap counting, timing and marshalling: John Palmer, Ed Vaitones and Linda Podlaski
The New England Walkers explored ways to attract young participants, discussed a bid for a 2015 national championship, and elected a new vice president and member-at-large at the group’s annual meeting Oct. 19 in Groton, MA.
Club president Ed O’Rourke identified his primary concern as promoting racewalking and reaching young athletes who are already participating in track. Tom Menendez said his experience in Maine underscored the need to show youths the value and the opportunity in racewalking events. He discussed the lack of available indoor tracks in Maine, and Ed Vaitones talked of similar challenges in New Hampshire.
Ed O’Rourke offered a goal of compiling a 12-month calendar of workouts and clinics throughout New England. He, Ed Vaitones, and Rich McElvery will try to produce a schedule. Steve Vaitones said he has found little interest in racewalking among youth track and field groups in the Boston area, and said one-time clinics seem not to help. He said localizing events for youths is vital and developing personal relationships with high school coaches can advance the cause. Ed O’Rourke noted that a clinic scheduled for that morning on the Groton rail trail drew no one, although announcing the event in the local newspaper was easy to do.
Steve said he is able to schedule races that precede track meets at MIT because he and Justin Kuo manage the meets. He said it is also possible to add a racewalk to a track meet at the Reggie Lewis facility at Roxbury Community College.
Members discussed bidding to host the national one hour championship for 2015. If that race is not open for bid, perhaps the club could bid for the 10K or 15K, Ed O’Rourke said. Steve said the 10K or 15K would require more amenities than the one-hour, and the club would need to find a suitable road course. Members discussed Devens as a possibility.
The club will continue the New England Grand Prix in 2015 with the established schedule of races.
Members voted to increase the annual dues to $10 for an individual and $15 for a family.
Ed O’Rourke said he wants to continue the monthly conference calls with other club officers to further our agendas.
Rich McElvery was elected club vice president, succeeding Brian Savilonis, who chose not to continue in the position because of other commitments. Ed Vaitones was elected member-at-large to succeed Rich. Continuing in their positions are Ed O’Rourke, president, Justin Kuo, treasurer, and Charlie Mansbach, secretary.
Attending the meeting were host Ed O’Rourke, Tom Knatt, Annie Montgomery, Joanne and Bill Harriman, Anne Neuburg, Brian Savilonis, Rich McElvery, Ed, Steve, and Valia Vaitones, Joe Light, Tom Menendez, Kayla Allen, and Charlie Mansbach.
A warm thank you to Jeff Salvage for offering a successful Race Walking Clinic, September 27-28. Combining active sessions and classroom lectures, Jeff covered everything from technique to nutrition, flexibility, to training, and and mixed in a bit of race strategy. Thanks to Ed O’Rourke for organizing the event.
The 2014 New England Walkers Annual Meeting and traditional potluck will be held on Sunday, October 19th in Groton MA. Prior to the meeting, there will be a 5K/10K walk on the Rail Trail, starting at 9:30 a.m. from the end of Station Ave. in Groton Center. The event is open to race walkers of all abilities, and is often informally grouped to different paces.
The Annual Meeting will follow at 11 a.m., at the home of Ed and Deborah O’Rourke (978-448-8038), 43 Main St., in Groton Center, across the street from Lawrence Academy. The meeting will include the election of officers and discuss the following:
-Promoting of RW’ing to younger local athletes; getting more local walkers involved
-Booths and Clinics
-Bids for 2015 National races, and the 2015 New England Schedule
-Develop a Task List for future big events
-Helping to recruit more certified officials
Members may suggest other agenda items by emailing Ed O’Rourke (email@example.com) prior to the meeting. All are welcome to attend, but only paid members may nominate and vote.
The traditional potluck will follow, around noontime. Please RSVP to Ed (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend the meeting and potluck.
No need to RSVP, if you plan to walk only.