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.

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 USATF 5km Race Walk Championships and the USATF New England Junior Olympics.

The next Grand Prix event will be the USATF New England & East Region Masters, 5000m (Open) at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester MA on Saturday, July 7th. More information and registration can be found at http://newengland.usatf.org/Events/2018/2018-USATF-Masters-East-Region-and-New-England-Cha.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. Stephen Peckiconis, 59, Cambridge Sports Union  283.13 (4 races)
4. Will Smith, (13-14), Waltham TC                              250.68 (4 races)
5. Nolan Allen, (17-18), New England Walkers             218.20 (3 races)
6. Tom Knatt, 78, New England Walkers                     214.53 (3 races)
7. Charlie Mansbach, 74, New England Walkers          212.20 (3 races)
8. Dylan Lamont, (17-18), Gorham HS (ME)                 147.27
9. Brian Savilonis, 68, New England Walkers                142.25
10. Michael Thomas, (13-14), Waltham Track Club       135.20
11. Tom Finn, 62, Connecticut Racewalkers                   74.27
12. Larry Epstein, 60, New England Walkers                   67.18

Women
1. Maryanne Daniel, 60, Connecticut Racewalkers       325.88 (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.

Results: USATF 5K Race Walk Championships

USATF 5K Race Walk Championships
Staples Office Park, Framingham MA
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Weather: Sunny, low 70 degrees
1 km loop Course certification MA18008JK

Men 5k Race Walk 9:00 a.m.
Ovall USA Comp# Name AGE Team USA Assoc Time Division
Champ
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1.  1    27 John Cody Risch     27 Q Elite                             19 21:36
2.  2    31 David Swarts           53 Pegasus A.C.                  19 24:01 1 M50
3. —   17 Yvan Bechard           56 Canada                          – 25:24 notUSA CAN M55 Rec
4.  3    32 Dave Talcott             58 Shore Athletic Club          07 26:15 1 M55
5.  4    26 Alexander Price       36 Walk USA                         59 27:51
6.  5    34 Bill Vayo                   53 Park Racewalkers            06 29:53 2 M50
7.  —  33 Michael Thomas      13 Waltham Track Club          02 30:13 (under Jr age)
8.    6  19 Norman Frable         72 So Cal Track Club            33 30:36 1 M70
9.    7  25 Stephen Peckiconis 59 Cambridge Sports Union  02 30:55 2 M55
10.  8 18  Larry Epstein           59 New England Walkers       02 33:04 3 M55
11.  9  28 Brian Savilonis         68 New England Walkers       02 33:55 1 M65
12. 10 30 Morris Smith            14 Waltham Track Club         02 35:55 1 Junior
13. 11 24 Charles Mansbach  73 New England Walkers       02 37:13 2 M70
14. 12 22 Thomas Knatt         77 New England Walkers       02 38:30 1 M75

Disqualified:
Raji Ballou 65 Unattached NE
Bob Keating 71 NE Walkers
Eric Litchbfield 66 Unattached CT
Andrew Smith 68 Pegasus AC

Women 5k Race Walk 9″45 a.m.
Ovall USA Comp# Name AGE Team USA Assoc Time Division
Champ
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1.  1  8 Maria Michta-Coffey     31 Walk USA                          59 22:22
2.  2  7 Lauren Harris               18 Walk USA                          59 25:07 1 Junior
3.  3 35 Erin Taylor Talcott        40 Shore Athletic Club            07 25:26 1 W40
4.  4   1 Maegan Allen              19 New England Walkers        02 27:11
5.  5  10 Sophie Riegel             17 59-Unattached                  59 31:15 2 Junior
6.  6    4 Maryanne Daniel         59 Connecticut Racewalkers 05 31:32 2 W55
7.  7    2 Cheryl Armstrong        31 Raleigh Walkers                13 31:57
8.  8    3 Carol Bendall              59 03-Unattached                  03 32:46 2 W55
9.   –    9 Kyra Pellegrino           13 04-Unattached                  04 33:26 (under Jr age)
10. –   11 Brenna Thomas        10 Waltham Track Club           02 35:14 (under Jr age)
11.  9  12 Amy Tonsits             60 Atlanta Track Club              45 37:07 1 W60
12. 10   5 Kathleen Frable        72 So Cal Track Club              33 37:25 1 W70
13. 11 15 Vera Vaitones           23 New England Walkers        02 38:00
14. 12 14 Valentina Vaitones    21 New England Walkers        02 38:00
15. 13 6 Ellen Friend                54 New England Walkers        02 44:23 1 W50

3 youth competitors were under the age to be eligible for Junior or Open awards

Judges: Tom Menendez (Chief), Ron Daniel, Pam Allie-Morill, Debbie and Shawn Frederick, Rich McElvery

 

2018 USATF New England Race Walk Grand Prix Standings (Updated 5/24/2018)

The 2018 USATF New England Race Walk Grand Prix standings have been updated to include last weekend’s Seacoast Racewalks in Portsmouth NH.

The next Grand Prix event will be the USATF 5K Race Walk Championships in Framingham MA on Sunday, June 10. More information and registration can be found at http://newengland.usatf.org/Events/2018/2018-USATF-5km-Race-Walk-Championship.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. Will Smith, (13-14), Waltham TC                              244.69 (4 races)
4. Nolan Allen, (17-18), New England Walkers             218.20 (3 races)
5. Stephen Peckiconis, 59, Cambridge Sports Union   211.28 (3 races)
6. Dylan Lamont, (17-18), Gorham HS (ME)                 147.27
7. Tom Knatt, 78, New England Walkers                      143.10
8. Charlie Mansbach, 74, New England Walkers          142.28
9. Tom Finn, 62, Connecticut Racewalkers                    74.27
10. Brian Savilonis, 68, New England Walkers               70.16

Women
1. Maegan Allen, 20, New England Walkers                  306.10 (4 races)
2. Maryanne Daniel, 60, Connecticut Racewalkers       248.40 (3 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. Kayla Allen, 19, Friends University KS (ME)                  77.27
7. Val Vaitones, 22, New England Walkers                       65.94
8. Stefanie Meacham, (15-16), Gorham HS (ME)             62.90
9. Vera Vaitones, 23, New England Walkers                    56.92
10. Madison Smith, (17-18), South Portland HS (ME)      56.54

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 Seacoast Racewalks

Portsmouth High School
Portsmouth, NH
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Congratulations to the winners at today’s Seacoast Racewalks in Portsmouth, NH. It was about 75°, sunny, a bit muggy, and with a breeze at race time.

3000m:
Morris Smith (14)            22:15

5000m:
Maegan Allen (19)           27:09
Stephan Mayeux (53)      33:47
Brian Savilonis (67)          34:27
Charles Mansbach (73)   37:28
Tom Knatt (77)                 38:47

Thanks to judges Tom Menendez, Rich McElvery, Matt Muller, and to Steve Vaitones. Thanks to volunteers Carolyn Fetter, Anita Bailey, Pam Faltin, and Sherrie Gadd. Thanks to our sponsors – Seacoast Dream Dentistry and Runner’s Alley.

Seacoast Racewalks: USATF-NE RW 5000m Championship & 3000m—May 20th

The 2018 Seacoast Racewalk — the USATF-NE RW Grand Prix premier outdoor event! — will be held on Sunday, May 20th at the Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, NH. A great warmup for the USATF National 5k Championships in June, the Seacoast Racewalk will include a 3000 meter race and the USATF-NE 5000 Meter Championship. Registration will open at 9 a.m., and both races will start at 10 a.m.

If you can’t compete, consider consider helping out — lap counters are always needed. We welcome anyone interested in the sport of race walking to race, watch or cheer!
(registration form attached)

Seacoast 3k & 5k Entry Form