USATF 1 Hour Race Walk Championship events start at 9AM

USATF 1 Hour Race Walk Championship
Gloucester MA, Sunday, August 2, 2015

 

The USA 1 Hour Walk returns to New England again in 2015, and will be held in Gloucester MA high school on the New Balance Track, Newell Stadium. The race will also serve as the New England association championship.

Schedule:

Note the change of schedule. The Men’s and Women’s events will be combined. The One Hour Race Walk will start at 9:00 AM.

  • 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
  • 9:00 AM Men & Women’s 1 Hour (all gender / divisions)
  • 10:00 AM Novice/Youth mile and instructional clinic

Awards:

  • 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.

Registration Form, Entry Status and USATF National web page.

Printable entry form.

Results: USATF-NE Open & Masters Championships, 1 Mile

USATF-NE Grand Prix Race
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Women 1 Mile Race Walk
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1. Siana Emery              W16 Unattached             8:43.70
2. Valentina Vaitones     W18 New England           8:53.70

 

Men 1 Mile Race Walk
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1. Brian Savilonis          M65 New England          10:09.06
2. Charles Mansbach     M70 New England          10:45.83

Results: 2015 Bay State Games, 3000m

2015 Bay State Games, 3000m
USATF-NE Race Walk Grand Prix Race
Tufts University, Medford, MA
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mixed 3000 Meter Race Walk
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1. O’Rourke, Ed                M54 Groton                15:27.61
2. Keating, Bob                 M68 Nashua              16:40.55
3. Peckiconis, Stephen       M55 Roslindale          17:37.61
4. Wenninger, Holly           W50 Malden              19:59.72
5. Mansbach, Charles         M70 Waban               20:47.78

Charlie Mansbach, Stephen Peckiconis, Bob Keating

Charlie Mansbach, Stephen Peckiconis, Bob Keating

Results: Region 1 Junior Olympics 1500m/3000m RW

Region 1 Junior Olympics
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Weather: Sunny, low 80’s

1500 Meter Race Walk Boys
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1. Thomas, Michael     Waltham Track         8:24.93 (1st, 11-12 Boys)

3000 Meter Race Walk Men
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1. Capuano, Paul        Averill Park             25:06.00 (1st, 17-18 Men)

1500 Meter Race Walk Girls
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1. Trefts, Izabelle       Old Town Track        8:18.49 (1st, 11-12 Girls)
2. NearyWood, Theia  Chatham Gold         10:53.08 (1st, 9-10 Girls)
3. NearyWood, Jacy    Chatham Gold         11:07.90 (2nd, 11-12 Girls)
4. Walster, Sabrina     Chatham Gold         11:18.16 (2nd, 9-10 Girls)
5. Jackson, Tiarra       Velocity Track         11:56.75 (3rd, 9-10 Girls)

3000 Meter Race Walk Girls/Women
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1. Caira, Alessia          Waltham Track       17:13.30 (1st, 13-14 Girls)
2. Vayo, Lucy             Unattached             18:36.88 (2nd, 13-14 Girls)
3. Vaitones, Valentina New England           19:36.42 (1st, 17-18, Women)
4. Gabrielsen, Jainee  Walk USA                20:04.64 (2nd, 17-18, Women)
5. Mendez, Victoria    Walk USA                 20:23.22 (3rd, 17-18, Women)
6. Capuano, Priscilla   Averill Park              21:52.76 (1st, 15-16 Girls)
7. Walster, Olivia       Chatham Gold          24:35.18 (3rd, 13-14 Girls)
8. Danay, Kateri        Litchfield Track        30:36.93 (4th, 17-18, Women)

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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)

5-kilometers
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.

Schedule:
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

Awards:
-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: http://www.usatf.org/Events—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: http://www.usatf.org/Events—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

10Km
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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