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)
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
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: http://www.usatf.org/Events—Calendar/2015/USATF-1-Hour-Race-Walk-Championships.aspx
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
Ayer Rail Trail 5K/10K
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.
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.
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.
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. Val Vaitones (18) 8:53
2. Justin Trott (19) 10:19
3. Vera Vaitones (19) 13:19
1. Moira Burgess (14) 19:05.4
1. Kayla Allen (16) 26:30.6
2. Maegan Allen (16) 27:45.7
3. Nolan Allen (15) 28:19.2
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 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
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 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 http://www.nationalscholastic.org/files/results/2015_NBNI_results_-_track_Sat2.htm.