2019 Winter New England Race Walk Calendar

Below is a list of race walking events in New England (and National Championships) for the winter season. Prior to traveling to the event, always verify the date and time with the event website or director.

Dec 15 Sat   *USATF New England Indoor One Mile Walk Championship (Tom Knatt One Mile Walk), M.I.T, Johnson Athletic Center, Cambridge, MA, 11:30 a.m. start

Dec 29 Sat   USATF Indoor 5000 Meter Race Walk Championships, Gordon Field House and Activities Center, Rochester, NY. Includes also 1500m for HS athletes, anyone wants to go to 10000m. https://raceroster.com/events/2018/20828/national-5000-meter-indoor-race-walk-championships

Jan 13 Sun   *Dartmouth Relays, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 1 Mile, (Women 9:00 am/Men 9:15 am). Entry deadline January 9th. https://www.lancertiming.com/dartmouthrelays/relays2019.htm

Jan 20 Sun   *Greater Boston TC, Harvard University, Gordon Track, 3000m, 9:30 a.m. start (Co-Ed, 20:00 limit) http://www.gbtc.org/

Jan 27 Sun   *USATF New England and East Region Masters Indoor Championships, Providence Career and Technical Academy, Providence, RI, 3000m Open (27 min limit). http://newengland.usatf.org/Events/2019/2019-USATF-East-Region—New-England-Association-M.aspx

Jan 26 Sat   USATF 50 km Race Walk Championships & 50 km Pan American Cup Trials, Santee, CA. Contact Tracy Sundlun tracysundlun@gmail.com, 619-726-1952

Feb 09 Sat   NYRR Millrose Games, 1 Mile, Armory, 216 Fort Washington Ave., New York, NY. Bill Vayo nyracewalks@gmail.com

Feb 10 Sun   USATF Connecticut Indoor Championship, Floyd Little Athletic Center, Hillhouse High School, New Haven, CT, 1 Mile Open 1 Mile Open. http://www.usatf-ct.org/

Feb 17 Sun   *USATF New England Indoor Open Championships, Harvard University, Gordon Track, 3000m (20:00 limit)

Feb 20 Wed   Reggie Lewis Youth Meet, Reggie Lewis Center, Boston MA, 800m & 1 mile RW (2 yr groups age 6-8 through age 15-16)

Feb 22-24   USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships, 3000m, Ocean Breeze Sports Complex, Staten Island, NYC, NY

Mar 03 Sun   Northeast Indoor Classic, Reggie Lewis Center, Boston, MA, Youth 800m Race Walk (ages 7-16), http://www.needhamtrack.org/

Mar 01-03   USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, 1 Mile/3000m, JDL Fast Track, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Mar 08-10   New Balance Indoor Scholastic Nationals (High School), 1 Mile, NY City Armory, New York City, NY, (qualifying times)

Mar 15-17   USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships, Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, Staten Island, NY, 1500m & 3000m

2018 Tom Knatt One Mile Race Walk: Saturday, December 15th

The 5th annual Tom Knatt One Mile Walk, also serving as the USATF-NE Indoor One Mile RW Championship, will be held at MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center in Cambridge, MA.

USATF-NE Championship medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers at the event.

Open to all ages, the race starts at 12:20 p.m. No entry fee, check in by 11:30 a.m. If there are more than 6 youth age 13 and under, we will contest a 1000m race to go at 12:15 p.m.

Bring your completed entry form to the meet. As the event will have a wide range of abilities, please be prepared to supply your own lap counter.

Please send an email indicating your intent to compete to office@usatfne.org.

Final Results: 2018 USATF New England Race Walk Grand Prix

Congratulations to the 2018 USATF-NE Race Walk Grand Prix winners, Bob Keating and Maegan Allen! In all, twenty-nine athletes participated in at least one of our 12 Grand Prix races. Results are below.

The first 2019 USATF-NE Grand Prix race will be Tom Knatt One Mile Walk at held on Saturday, Dec. 15th (12:20 pm start) at MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center in Cambridge, MA. See you there!

Men
1. Bob Keating, 71, New England Walkers                  343.82 (4 races)
2. Ed O’Rourke, 57, New England Walkers                 329.41 (4 races)
3. Brian Savilonis, 68, New England Walkers               290.26 (4 races)
4. Charlie Mansbach, 74, New England Walkers          283.55 (4 races)
5. Stephen Peckiconis, 59, Cambridge Sports Union  283.13 (4 races)
6. Michael Thomas (13-14), Waltham TC                     271.11 (4 races)
7. Will Smith, (13-14), Waltham TC                              252.93 (4 races)
8. Nolan Allen, (17-18), New England Walkers             218.20 (3 races)
9. Tom Knatt, 78, New England Walkers                      214.53 (3 races)
10. Dylan Lamont, (17-18), Gorham HS (ME)               147.27
11. Tom Finn, 62, Connecticut Racewalkers                145.67
12. Larry Epstein, 60, New England Walkers               136.46
13. Gustave Davis, 81, Connecticut Racewalkers        132.69

Women
1. Maryanne Daniel, 60, Connecticut Racewalkers       329.22 (4 races)
2. Maegan Allen, 20, New England Walkers                 306.10 (4 races)
3. Moira Burgess, (17-18), Maine RW                           212.17 (3 races)
4. Haley Bickford, 19 (17-18), Gorham Track (ME)        208.84 (3 races)
5. Stephanie Lyness, 62, Connecticut Racewalkers     141.98
6. Val Vaitones, 22, New England Walkers                    118.00
7. Vera Vaitones, 23, New England Walkers                 108.98
8. Kayla Allen, 19, Friends University KS (ME)                77.27
9. Alessia Caira (17-18), Waltham TC                            65.09
10. Stefanie Meacham, (15-16), Gorham HS (ME)         62.90
11. Ginger Armstrong, 56, Connecticut Racewalkers    60.29
12. Morgan Bell, (15-16), Haverhill Elite                         60.17
13. Madison Smith, (17-18), South Portland HS (ME)    56.54
14. Kate MacKeen, (13-14), BAA Masconomet             54.38
15. Ellen Friend, 54, New England Walkers                   52.55
16. Erin O’Neill, 22, University of Vermont                     46.12

Points were calculated by measuring a walker’s race time against international age-graded tables. A walker’s four best scores for the season constituted his or her final total. Associated the athlete’s name is their youth age group or actual age at end of the 2018 season and club.

Results: 2018 CT Association 5000m RW Championship

2018 CT Association 5000m RW Championship
Sunday, Oct 28, 2018, 10am
Peter’s Recreational Complex, Clinton, CT.
Weather: Cloudy, 47 degrees

1. 25:47.3 Sam Allen 16 Kingsway HS NJ  -1st  Jr Men
2. 25:52.1 Ben Young 28 Newport , RI -1st Open Men
3. 33:32.1 Martha Diaz 16 New Rochelle HS, NY -1st Jr Women
4. 33:32.8 Julissa Oceguera 15 New Rochelle, NY -2nd Jr Women
5. 33:35.9 Stephanie Barroghn 16 New Rochelle, NY -3rd Jr Women
6. 35:52.2 Alondra Barajas 16 New Rochelle, NY- 4th Jr Woman
7. 39:13.3 Ginger Palmer 56 CTRW Canterberry, CT- 1st CT Women
8. 42:51.8 Gus Davis 80 CTRW Orange, CT – 1st CT Men

Special thanks to:
Registration, Geoff Bye
Our finish line official, John Palmer
Lap counters,Tammy and Reid Allen
We appreciate Jean Tenan coming the distance to judge, along with Maryanne and Ron Daniel.

New England Walkers Annual Meeting/Potluck, Saturday, Oct. 20th

The 2018 New England Walkers Annual Meeting and traditional potluck will be held on Saturday, October 20th in Harvard MA. Prior to the meeting, at 9:30 a.m. there will be a social (unjudged!) walk over the majestic hills of Harvard. The walk is open to walkers of all abilities.

The Annual Meeting will follow at 11 a.m., at the home of Ed and Deborah O’Rourke (617-645-4884), 40 Bolton Road, near Harvard Center. 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
-Bids for a 2019 National race
-2019 New England GP races and schedule
-Summer inter-state/inter-association scored event (similar to world cup format)
-Summer youth RW GP series
-Helping to recruit more certified officials

Members may suggest other agenda items by emailing Ed O’Rourke (eorourke@commodorebuilders.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 (eorourke@commodorebuilders.com) if you plan to attend the meeting and potluck.

No need to RSVP, if you plan to walk only.

10000m/5000m USATF-CT Association Racewalk Championship, Sunday Oct. 28th

The next USATF-NR RW Grand Prix, and the grand finale of the 2018 season, will be the 10000m/5000m CT Association Championship on Sunday, October 28th at Peters Recreational Complex Track in Clinton, CT. There will be a 1 Mile Fun Walk starting at 9:30 a.m., followed by the main event at 10 a.m.

If you intend to race, please send Maryanne and Ron a quick email at ctracewalk@sbcglobal.net.

If you would like to use this race (10,000m or 5000m) as a qualifying race for Jr Nationals etc, please let Maryanne and Ron know ahead of time to be able to get the required number and level of judges.

Race application attached.

2018 USATF-CT 10000-5000m Championship

2018 USATF New England Race Walk Grand Prix Standings (Updated 9/12/2018)

The 2018 USATF New England Race Walk Grand Prix standings have been updated to include the USATF New England & East Region Masters 5000m and the USATF New England Open Championships 3000m.

The next Grand Prix, the 2018 grand finale, will be the USATF-CT Association 10000m/5000m Racewalk Championship on Sunday, October 28th at the Peters Recreational Track in Clinton, CT.

Men
1. Bob Keating, 71, New England Walkers  343.82 (4 races)
2. Ed O’Rourke, 57, New England Walkers  329.41 (4 races)
3. Brian Savilonis, 68, New England Walkers  290.26 (4 races)
4. Charlie Mansbach, 74, New England Walkers  283.55 (4 races)
5. Stephen Peckiconis, 59, Cambridge Sports Union  283.13 (4 races)
6. Michael Thomas (13-14), Waltham TC  271.11 (4 races)
7. Will Smith, (13-14), Waltham TC  252.93 (4 races)
8. Nolan Allen, (17-18), New England Walkers  218.20 (3 races)
9. Tom Knatt, 78, New England Walkers  214.53 (3 races)
10. Dylan Lamont, (17-18), Gorham HS (ME)  147.27
11. Tom Finn, 62, Connecticut Racewalkers  145.67
12. Larry Epstein, 60, New England Walkers  136.46
13. Gustave Davis, 81, Connecticut Racewalkers  65.59

Women
1. Maryanne Daniel, 60, Connecticut Racewalkers  329.22 (4 races)
2. Maegan Allen, 20, New England Walkers  306.10 (4 races)
3. Moira Burgess, (17-18), Maine RW  212.17 (3 races)
4. Haley Bickford, 19 (17-18), Gorham Track (ME)  208.84 (3 races)
5. Stephanie Lyness, 62, Connecticut Racewalkers  141.98
6. Val Vaitones, 22, New England Walkers  118.00
7. Vera Vaitones, 23, New England Walkers  108.98
8. Kayla Allen, 19, Friends University KS (ME)  77.27
9. Alessia Caira (17-18), Waltham TC  65.09
10. Stefanie Meacham, (15-16), Gorham HS (ME)  62.90
11. Morgan Bell, (15-16), Haverhill Elite  60.17
12. Madison Smith, (17-18), South Portland HS (ME)  56.54
13. Kate MacKeen, (13-14), BAA Masconomet  54.38
14. Ellen Friend, 54, New England Walkers  52.55
15. Erin O’Neill, 22, University of Vermont  46.12

Points were calculated by measuring a walker’s race time against international age-graded tables. A walker’s four best scores for the season constituted his or her final total. Associated the athlete’s name is their youth age group or actual age at end of the 2018 season and club.

2018 USATF New England Race Walk Grand Prix Standings (Updated 6/27/2018)

The 2018 USATF New England Race Walk Grand Prix standings have been updated to include the USATF East Region and New England Masters Championships, USATF REGION I Junior Olympics, and the Bay State Games.

The next Grand Prix event will be the USATF New England Outdoor Track & Field Championships (3000m) at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester MA on Saturday, July 28th. More information and registration can be found at http://newengland.usatf.org/Events/2018/2018-USATF-New-England-Outdoor-Track—Field-Champ.aspx.

Men
1. Bob Keating, 71, New England Walkers                 343.82 (4 races)
2. Ed O’Rourke, 57, New England Walkers                329.41 (4 races)
3. Brian Savilonis, 68, New England Walkers              286.78 (4 races)
4. Charlie Mansbach, 74, New England Walkers         283.55 (4 races)
5. Stephen Peckiconis, 59, Cambridge Sports Union  283.13 (4 races)
6. Will Smith, (13-14), Waltham TC                             250.68 (4 races)
7. Nolan Allen, (17-18), New England Walkers            218.20 (3 races)
8. Tom Knatt, 78, New England Walkers                     214.53 (3 races)
9. Michael Thomas (13-14), Waltham TC                     203.72
10. Dylan Lamont, (17-18), Gorham HS (ME)               147.27
11. Tom Finn, 62, Connecticut Racewalkers                145.67
12. Larry Epstein, 60, New England Walkers                 67.18
13. Gustave Davis, 81, Connecticut Racewalkers         65.59

Women
1. Maryanne Daniel, 60, Connecticut Racewalkers        326.96 (4 races)
2. Maegan Allen, 20, New England Walkers                   306.10 (4 races)
3. Moira Burgess, (17-18), Maine RW                            212.17 (3 races)
4. Haley Bickford, 19 (17-18), Gorham Track (ME)         208.84 (3 races)
5. Stephanie Lyness, 62, Connecticut Racewalkers      141.98
6. Val Vaitones, 22, New England Walkers                     118.00
7. Vera Vaitones, 23, New England Walkers                   108.98
8. Kayla Allen, 19, Friends University KS (ME)                 77.27
9. Alessia Caira (17-18), Waltham TC                              65.09
10. Stefanie Meacham, (15-16), Gorham HS (ME)           62.90
11. Morgan Bell, (15-16), Haverhill Elite                           60.17
12. Madison Smith, (17-18), South Portland HS (ME)      56.54
13. Kate MacKeen, (13-14), BAA Masconomet               54.38
14. Ellen Friend, 54, New England Walkers                     52.22

Points were calculated by measuring a walker’s race time against international age-graded tables.  A walker’s four best scores for the season constituted his or her final total. Associated the athlete’s name is their youth age group or actual age at end of the 2018 season and club.