Results: 2015 USATF-NE JO Championships, 1500m

2015 USATF-New England Junior Olympic Championships
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA
Weather: Sunny, mid-60’s

1500 Meter Race Walk

1. Caira, Alessia        Waltham Track Club   8:10.82 (1st, 13-14 Division Girls)
2. Thomas, Michael   Waltham Track Club   9:13.08 (1st, 11-12 Division Boys)
3. Longfritz, Braedon Waltham Track Club   9:37.42 (1st, 13-14 Division Boys)
4. Wozek, Max          Waltham Track Club  12:28.47 (1st, 9-10 Division Boys)

Results: Danehy Park 5-Kilometer Race Walk

Danehy Park, Cambridge, MA
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Weather: Sunny, 71 degrees
(Training race, not judged)

1. Ed O’Rourke      53  Groton MA          28:00
2. Nolan Allen        15  Arlington, MA      32:03
3. Maegan Allen     16  Arlington, MA      33:20
4. Valeria Graffeo   34  Somerville, MA   37:18

Timer: Justin Kuo
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USATF 1 Hour Race Walk Championships, Sunday August 2nd, Gloucester MA

Upcoming Event:
USATF-New England and the New England Walkers will be hosting the 2015 USATF 1 Hour Race Walk Championships on Sunday, August 2nd at the New Balance Track, Newell Stadium in Gloucester MA.

7:30 AM Registration and late entry
8:30 AM Men’s 1 Hour (all divisions)
9:45 AM Women’s 1 Hour (all divisions)
10:45 AM Novice/Youth mile and instructional clinic

-Prize money to the top 3 male and female finishers who are eligible to represent the USA in international competition at the senior level.
-USATF Medals to the top 6 Open athletes and top 3 Junior athletes in the Championship
-Awards to the first 3 athletes in each masters age group, starting at 40-44 category
-Awards to the first 3 overall male and female competitors in the Novice / Youth Mile Race.

An Added Plus:
Gloucester is close to beaches, historic Salem, and great seafood.

For more information and online entry form go to:—Calendar/2015/USATF-1-Hour-Race-Walk-Championships.aspx
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New England Walkers Place 2nd at USA 5K Race Walk Championships!

Congratulations to our Men’s team of Ed O’Rourke, Nolan Alan, and Bob Keating, for their second place finish — just behind Shore AC — at the 5K Open and Junior Race Walk Championship in Albany NY on Sunday, May 31.

Ed O’Rourke placed 4th overall and first in the M50-54 division with a time of 26:06. Nolan, 8th overall, was the winner of the USA Junior Men’s 5K Championship in 28:33, and Bob Keating won his M65 division in 28:47.

NEW’s Maegan Allen, Massachusetts scholastic record holder in the 1 mile and 1500 meters, placed a respectable 6th place in the talented field of Junior Women with a time of 29:28.

Conditions deteriorated from overcast and in the upper 60’s at the start to the low 50’s with light rain by the end of the race. Rain became heavy and forced cancellation of the awards ceremony.

The men’s race was won by John Cody Risch in 21:50, and Maria Michta-Coffey was first the women in 21:51 — a new US record.

The full results can be found at:—Calendar/2015/USATF-5-km-Race-Walk-Championships.aspx

Results: Ayer Rail Trail 5K/10K

Ayer Rail Trail 5K/10K
Ayer, MA
Monday, May 25, 2015
Weather: 70 degrees, muggy, no wind, and a few mosquitoes
(Training race, not judged)

The next New England Walkers training race will be Sunday, June 14th at Danehy Park, Cambridge MA–5K,10:30am start, no entry fee, no DQs.

5 Km
1. Brian Savilonis        33:03
2. Charlie Mansbach   35:57
3. Tom Knatt               37:24
4. Annie Montgomery  41:42
5. Joanne Harriman    46:10

1. Ed O’Rourke           59:12
2. Maegan Allen          59:17
3. Bob Keating            61:12
4. Nolan Allen             62:13

Thanks to Ed O’Rourke and Tom Knatt for organizing the event, and Bill Harriman for timing.

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Results: 2015 Londonderry Invitational

2015 Londonderry Invitational
Londonderry High School, Londonderry, NH
May 23, 2015
Weather: Sunny, 55 degrees, windy

Girls 1500 M Race Walk
1. Allen, Maegan           Arlington MA   6:57.00
2. Vaitones, Valentina   12 Pinkerton   7:37.75
3. Bickford, Haley          Gorham ME    8:02.07
4. MacGilvary, Isabelle   09 Pinkerton  9:21.60

Boys 1500 M Race Walk
1. Allen, Nolan             Arlington MA     7:11.53

Judges: Vera Vaitones, Todd Bickford, Rich McElvery
Special thanks to Ed Vaitones for coordinating this event and the Londonderry coaching staff for their support and help to set this up.

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Results: Seacoast USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Walk

Seacoast USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Walk
Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, NH
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Weather: Sunny, mild, mid-to-upper 60s, with a slight breeze.

Thanks to the volunteers who counted laps and staffed the water stop. And also thanks to our sponsors, Runner’s Alley and Seacoast Dreams Dentistry, both of Portsmouth.

1 Mile
1. Val Vaitones (18)        8:53
2. Justin Trott (19)       10:19
3. Vera Vaitones (19)    13:19

1. Moira Burgess (14)    19:05.4

5000m Open
1. Kayla Allen (16)         26:30.6
2. Maegan Allen (16)     27:45.7
3. Nolan Allen (15)        28:19.2

5000m Masters
1. Ed O’Rourke (53)        26:23.4
2. Stephan Mayeux (50)  30:59.5
– Pamela Faltin                DNF

Judges: Tom Knatt, Tom Menendez, Ed Vaitones, Steve Vaitones
Timer: Justin Kuo

1-Mile & 10000m Added to Seacoast USATF-NE Grand Prix Race Walk!

1-Mile and 10000m events have recently been added to the Seacoast 3000m/5000m in Portsmouth NH on Sunday, May 17th. The 1-Mile is open to novices and athletes under the age of 18.

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 you can’t compete consider helping out–lap counters are always needed.

Entry form: S3K-5KEntryForm15

Next USATF-NE RW GP Event: Seacoast 3000m/5000m RW, May 17th

The first outdoor (snow-free) USATF New England Race Walk Grand Prix event of 2015 will be the Seacoast 3000m and 5000m Racewalk on Sunday, May 17th in Portsmouth NH.
Hope to see you there!
Entry form: S3K-5KEntryForm2015

New England Walkers’ Maegan Allen Sets MA 1 Mile Record

New England Walkers very own Maegan and Nolan Allen of Arlington, MA each competed the 1 Mile Race Walk at the New Balance Indoor Championships last Saturday. The race was held at at The Armory in New York City, and included the top high school race walkers in the nation.

Maegan placed 6th with a 7:22.43, setting a Massachusetts and New England scholastic indoor record, in a talented field where the national record was broken by Ashleigh Resch of Ohio. Nolan finished his race with a respectable 7:54.82.

The New England Walkers would also like to recognize our local race walkers from Maine and Connecticut: Kayla Allen, Sydney Sirois, Spencer Dunn, and Jonathan Lazor for their participation.

For the complete results go to