Results: Pepperell Rail Trail 4K/8K

Pepperell, MA
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Weather: clear, cool 55 degrees

8k men
1. Nolan Allen             45:15
2. Ed O’Rourke          47:34
3. Brian Savilonis        52:50
4. Charlie Mansbach   59:05
5. Clyde Wilder           62:37

8k women
1. Maegan Allen         47:16
2. Val Vaitones            52:26
3. Holly Wenninger     55:35
4. Ann Neuberg          66:00

4k women
1. Melissa Monaghan  33:35

Judges: Bill and Joanne Harriman, Ed Vaitones, Rich McElvery
Special thanks to Bill and Joanne Harriman for hosting the race and post-race pot luck lunch.

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New England Walkers Host Race Walking Clinic

Last weekend Jeff Salvage (Racewalk.com), race walking coach and book author, conducted a two-day race walk clinic in Waltham, MA. Jeff covered everything from technique to nutrition, flexibility, and training. The clinic was sold out with attendees ranging across the age spectrum — from 10 years old to over 70. Although most were from New England, some participants came from as far away as Florida, New Mexico and New York.

NEW club president Ed O’Rourke hosted the event at his Waltham office, and Ed Vaitones (high school track coach and father of and NEW member Valentina) led stretching and warm up exercises before the participants’ work out.

Thank you Jeff Salvage, Ed O’Rourke, and Ed Vaitones for making the clinic a successful event!2016-salvage-clinic-group

Results: USATF New England Open & Masters Championships

USATF New England Open & Masters Championships
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Weather: Sunny, 80 degrees

Mixed 3000 Meter Race Walk

1. Ed O’Rourke           M54 New England Walkers      16:17.84
2. Robert Keating        M69 New England Walkers      16:56.92
3. Maryanne Daniel     W58 Connecticut RW              17:41.20
4. Carol Bendall           W57 Fleet Feet Sports            18:05.02
5. Brian Savilonis         M66 New England Walkers     19:00.62
6. Charles Mansbach   M71 New England Walkers     21:37.25
7. Thomas Knatt           M75 New England Walkers     22:59.68
8. Gustave Davis          M78 Connecticut RW              24:23.55
— Stephen Peckiconis  M57 Cambridge Sports U            DQ

Results: 2016 Bay State Games, 3000m

2016 Bay State Games, 3000m
Tufts University, Medford, MA
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Weather: Overcast, 63-degrees, occasional drizzle

Mixed 3000 Meter Race Walk
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1. Allen, Nolan                   M16 Arlington, MA         15:20.86
2. Allen, Maegan                W18 Arlington, MA         15:24.37
3. Peckiconis, Stephen      M57 Roslindale, MA        17:45.22
4. Epstein, Larry                M57 Stoneham, MA        18:36.86
5. Savilonis, Brian              M66 Princeton, MA         18:41.63
6. Vaitones, Valentina         W19 Derry, NH               19:26.47
7. Mansbach, Charles        M71 Waban, MA             21:03.96

Start of the 2016 Bay State Games 3000m race walk.

Start of the 2016 Bay State Games 3000m race walk.


President Ed O'Rourke congratulates Bay State champions Nolan and Maegan Allen.

President Ed O’Rourke congratulates Bay State champions Nolan and Maegan Allen.

New England Walkers’ Maegan and Nolan Compete at National Scholastic Championships

Hats off to Maegan and Nolan Allen, of Arlington MA, who competed at the New Balance National Scholastic Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina on June 17th.

In the 1-mile race walk, Maegan earned her third All-American award (complete with stylish medal and snazzy crown) with a 4th place finish behind Lauren Harris of New York. Harris set a national high school record during the event. Nolan finished a solid 11th place in the largest boy’s field in years — placing just 3.4 seconds away from 8th place and an All-American award.

The New England Walkers would also like to acknowledge our friends and from Maine who participated.

Girls 1 Mile Race Walk (Combined result from 2 sections)
1. Lauren Harris         17 Sachem Spiked Shoe Club-       6:52.23
2. Maria Garcia           16 North Rockland Tc-Ny                7:29.42
3. Kelsey Jordan        17 Una-Ny-Westhampton-Jordan   7:33.98
4. Maegan Allen          16 New England Walkers-MA         7:36.07
19. Siana Emery         16 Una-Me-North_yarmou-Emery   8:14.02
22. Hayley Bickford     18 Gorham Tc-Me-Girls                   8:28.57
27. Lilyan Cohen         17 Brewer Tc-Me                             8:43.17
28. Elizabeth Larsen   16 Messalonskee Tc-Me                 8:45.75

Boys 1 Mile Race Walk (Finals)
1. AJ Gruttadauro       16 Shore Ac-Nj                               6:45.17
2. Juan Moscoso        19 Central FL Gliders                    6:51.31
3. Spencer Dunn        16 Una-Me-Auburn                        7:01.84
6. Trevor Judd            16 Spruce Mountain Tc-Me            7:31.69
8. Brian Word-Sims   16 Una-Me-Fryeburg                     7:57.59
10. Nicholas Parrott    16 Wells Tc-Me                             7:58.68
11. Nolan Allen            18 New England Walkers              8:00.03
13. Spencer Linscott  16 Gorham Tc-Me                          8:21.82

New England Walkers' Maegan and Nolan Allen

New England Walkers’ Maegan and Nolan Allen

 

All-American Maegan Allen captured 4th place at the New Balance National Scholastic Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina

All-American Maegan Allen captured 4th place at the New Balance National Scholastic Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina

Results: 2016 USATF-NE JO Championships, 1500m

2016 USATF-NE Junior Olympic Championships
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA
Weather: Sunny, mid-70 degrees

1500 Meter Race Walk

  1. Caira, Alessia           Waltham Track      8:01.00 (1st 15-16 Girls)
  2. Thomas, Michael      Waltham Track     9:13.73 (1st 11-12 Boys)
  3. Smith, Morris            Waltham Track   10:53.97 (2nd 11-12 Boys)
  4. Thomas, Brenna       Waltham Track   10:58.20 (1st 9-10 Girls)
  5. Nyhan, Laurel           Town Track         11:04.78 (1st 11-12 Girls)
  6. Hobin, Rachel           Clcf Track P       11:21.34 (2nd 11-12 Girls)
  7. McGuinness, Molly   Town Track         11:22.57 (3rd 11-12 Girls)
  8. Kennedy, Dayna        Metropolis-B      11:50.11 (2nd 9-10 Girls)
2016 USATF-NE Junior Olympic 1500m Race Walk

2016 USATF-NE Junior Olympic 1500m Race Walk

Results: Seacoast USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Walk

Seacoast USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Walk
Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, NH
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Weather: 54F, overcast, windy from the west

3000 Meter Race Walk
Isabelle Trefts (age 12) 17:46.0

5000 Meter Race Walk – Women
Maegan Allen (17) 28:07.3
Val Vaitones (19) 33:22.8

5000 Meter Race Walk – Men
Ed O’Rourke  (54) 27:28.80
Nolan Allen  (16) 27:59.4
Bob Keating  (69) 28:44.2
Stephan Mayeux (51) 29:55.6
Kioshi Imai (58) 33:08.9

Thank you to today’s Judges: Tom Menendez, Justin Kuo, Rich McElvery, Steve Vaitones.
Thank you to the volunteer lap counters.
Thank you to the sponsor of today’s race: Seacoast Dream Dentistry, Portsmouth, NH.

Award winners of the 2016 Seacoast Racewalk: Val Vaitones, Isabelle Trefts, Maegan Allen, Nolan Allen, Ed O'Rourke, and Bob Keating.

Award winners of the 2016 Seacoast Racewalk: Val Vaitones, Isabelle Trefts, Maegan Allen, Nolan Allen, Ed O’Rourke, and Bob Keating.

Seacoast 3000m/5000m, May 15th, Portsmouth NH

The first outdoor New England RW Grand Prix event of 2016 will be the Seacoast 3000m/5000m in Portsmouth NH on Sunday May 15th, at the Portsmouth High School track. Registration will open at 9 a.m., and both races will start at 10 a.m.

The Seacoast USATF-NE GP Race Walk is hosted by the New England Walkers. We welcome anyone interested in the sport of race walking—please come! If can’t compete consider helping out, lap counters are always needed.

(Entry form attached)

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New England Walkers’ Maegan Allen Places 7th at Millrose Games

Last Saturday, Maegan Allen of the New England Walkers earned 7th place in the Women’s 1-Mile Race Walk at the Millrose Games in NYC. Competing against the nation’s top women race walkers, Maegan held 4th position from 1200 meters until the final straight, finishing in 7:35.94.

Congratulations Maegan!

The full results and video can be found at:  http://results.nyrrmillrosegames.org/#

2016 Millrose Games Women's 1 Mile Race Walk--Maegan Allen in 4th place with 1200m to go. Photo courtesy Metropolis-Brookline TC

2016 Millrose Games Women’s 1 Mile Race Walk–Maegan Allen in 4th place with 1200m to go. (Photo courtesy Metropolis-Brookline TC)

Results: USATF New England Indoor Open Championships

Harvard University, Boston MA
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Women 3000 Meter Race Walk
1. Kayla Allen          Unattached ME (HS)       14:59.40
2. Maegan Allen         New England Walkers (HS) 15:05.17
3. Holly Lindoe         Franklin Pierce Univ     16:36.46
4. Moira Burgess        Unattached ME (HS)       17:49.90

Men 3000 Meter Race Walk
1. Spencer Dunn         Unattached ME (HS)       14:31.15
2. Edward O'Rourke III  New England Walkers      15:47.08
3. Robert Keating       New England Walkers      16:36.44
-- Stephen Peckiconis   Cambridge Sports Union   DQ

Judges: Tom Eastler, Tom Knatt, Steve Vaitones, Rich McElvery, Justin Kuo
(Photo credit: Melissa Monaghan)
Spencer Dunn, Ed O'Rourke, Maegan Allen, Kayla Allen

Spencer Dunn, Ed O’Rourke, Maegan Allen, Kayla Allen