Results: 2017 CT Association 1600m, 5000m, 10000m RW Championship

2017 CT Association 1600m, 5000m, 10000m RW Championship

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Peter’s Recreational Complex, Clinton, CT
Weather: Cloudy, 57 degrees

Our numbers are tiny but we managed to have athletes from MA, NH and NY. Wonderful to see the young walkers looking good! At least one Penn Relays/National Jr Nationals qualifier.  Welcome back after 10 years of absence, Steph Lyness, impressive first race back after only 1 month of training.

1600m Race Walk
1. 11:29 Steph Lyness, 61 Guilford, CT CTRW — 1st Open/Master

5000m CT Association Championship
1. 42:20 Gus Davis, 79 CTRW Orange CT — 1st Open/Master

1. 25:51 Audrey Fox, 17 New Rochelle HS — 1st Open/Jr
2. 31:16 Julissa Oceguera, 15 New Rochelle HS — 2nd Open/Jr
3. 36:56 Saba Ho-Rezvani, 15 New Rochelle HS — 3rd Open/Jr

10,000m CT Association Championship
1. 55:44  Ed O’Rourke,  56 NEWalkers, Groton, MA — 1st Open/Masters
2. 1:01:11 Tom Finn, 61 CTRW, Southington, CT — 1st CT/ 2nd overall/Mastery
3. 1:03:30 Bob Keating, 70 NEWalkers, Nashua, NH — 3rd overall/ 1st Master 70+
4. 1:14:22 Charlie Mansbach, 73 NEWalkers, Waban, MA — 4th overall/ 2nd Master 70+

1. 58:42 Kayla Torres, 18 Walk USA, Sayville, NY – 1st Overall/ 1st Jr

Thanks to:
Geoff Bye for registration/ finish line
A big thank you to Bob Gemske for bringing the clock, even though our number are few, it helps it feel more official.
We greatly appreciate Jean Tenan, Gary Westerfield, Shawn and Deb Fredrick coming the distance to judge. Rounding out our judging crew was Ron Daniel.
Our lap counters/timers,- Mr. Torres, Gail Larkin and Luke Torrellas
Great to see Rich McElvery come down and take pictures of the group and help with the finish line.

Results: USATF New England Open & Masters Championships

USATF New England Open & Masters Championships
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Weather: Low 70’s, overcast, breezy

Mixed 3000 Meter Race Walk
1. Yvan Bechard           M55 Canada                            14:38.15 (CAN M50 Record)
2. Edward O’Rourke II  M55 New England Walkers       16:00.03
3. Stephen Peckiconis  M58 Cambridge Sports Union  18:41.74
4. Valentina Vaitones    W20 New England Walkers       20:01.04 (1st Women)
5. Brian Savilonis          M67 New England Walkers       20:07.40
6. Morgan Bell             W14 Haverhill Elite                     20:58.65 (2nd Women)
7. Charles Mansbach   M72 New England Walkers        21:37.72
8. Gustave Davis          M79 Connecticut Racewalkers  24:15.14

Judges: Rich McElvery, Ed Vaitones, Tom Knatt, Steve Vaitones

Results: 2017 Bay State Games

2017 Bay State Games
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Weather: Overcast, 65-degrees, humid

Mixed 3000 Meter Race Walk
1. O’Rourke, Ed                 M55 Groton, MA            15:59.33
2. Peckiconis, Stephen      M58 Roslindale, MA       18:36.63
3. Savilonis, Brian              M67 Princeton, MA        18:58.06
4. Mansbach, Charles        M72 Waban, MA            21:15.46

Results: USATF Region I Track & Field Championships

USATF Region I Track & Field Championships
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Weather: Partly cloudy, 80 degrees, humid

1500 Meter Race Walk
1. Thomas, Brenna          Waltham Track        9:04.70 (1st 9-10 Girls)
2. Bush, Sarah                 Unattached            9:30.40 (1st 11-12 Girls)
3. McDonald, Rowan       Unattached             9:34.00 (1st 9-10 Boys)
4. Schretzenmeyer, El      Danbury Flyers        9:50.30 (2nd 11-12 Girls)
5. Coisman, Max             Danbury Flyers       10:12.60 (1st 11-12 Boys)
6. Wiltshire, Katie             Five Points             10:45.40 (3rd 11-12 Girls)
7. Johnson, Aaron           Clcf Panther           11:43.80 (2nd 9-10 Boys)
8. Ehler, Taylor                 Waltham Track       12:02.40 (2nd 9-10 Girls)
9. Piwowar, Alexander     Nitehawks Sports   12:36.00 (2nd 11-12 Boys)
10. Trefts, Adeleine            Unattached           14:17.40 (3rd 9-10 Girls)
—  Coonradt, Lucas           Unattached                       DQ (9-10 Boys)

3000 Meter Race Walk
1. Allen, Nolan                 Unattached            16:00.77 (1st 17-18 Men)
2. Grover, Jessica            Unattached            16:42.78 (1st 15-16 Girls)
3. Thomas, Michael         Waltham Track        16:46.90 (1st 13-14 Boys)
4. Caira, Alessia               Waltham Track        16:50.67 (2nd 15-16 Girls)
5. Trefts, Izabelle              Unattached             18:15.34 (1st 13-14 Girls)
6. Ormsby, Jodi-kay        Vo2max Track          19:32.34 (2nd 13-14 Girls)
7. Jarosz, Braden            Unattached             19:38.98 (1st 15-16 Boys)
8. Schonenberg, Gilli       In Motion                 19:44.62 (3rd 13-14 Girls)
9. Smith, Morris               Waltham Track        20:08.65 (2nd 13-14 Boys)
10. Bell, Morgan                Haverhill Elite          20:41.16 (4th 13-14 Girls)
11. Rivera, Eliana               New Fairfield          21:02.18 (5th 13-14 Girls)

Judges: Ed Vaitones, Rich McElvery, Steve Vaitones

Results: 2017 USATF-NE Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships

2017 USATF-NE Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA
Weather: Overcast, humid, mid-60 degrees

1500m Race Walk
1. Allen, Nolan               Unattached              7:23.22 (1st 17-18 Men)
2. Caira, Alessia           Waltham Track         7:52.51 (1st 15-16 Girls)
3. Thomas, Michael     Waltham Track          8:05.48 (1st 13-14 Boys)
4. Thomas, Brenna      Waltham Track         9:05.41 (1st 9-10 Girls)
5. Bell, Morgan              Haverhill El               9:06.42 (1st 13-14 Girls)
6. Smith, Morris            Waltham Track         9:25.49 (2nd 13-14 Boys)
7. Poynter, Annabel      Town Track              11:01.45 (1st 11-12 Girls)
8. Ehler, Taylor              Waltham Track        11:06.71 (2nd 9-10 Girls)
9. Piwowar, Alexander  Nitehawks Sports    11:40.93 (1st 11-12 Boys)
10. Johnson, Aaron       CLCF Panthers       12:26.27 (1st 9-10 Boys)
11. Powers, Olivia         Town Track              12:30.58 (2nd 11-12 Girls)
12. Nyhan, Luke            Town Track              15:20.89 (2nd 9-10 Boys)

NEWalkers Well Represented at the 5k National Race Walk Championships

Last weekend, New England Walkers Ed O’Rourke, Val Vaitones, and Meagan and Nolan Allen competed at the USATF 5k Race Walk Championships in Albany, New York. Although NEW fell short of the required number of entrants to compete in the team category, they brought home some medals regardless!
In the men’s race, NEW president Ed O’Rourke received a silver medal in the M55 category, with a placing of 6th overall. Family duo Maegan and Nolan Allen both claimed National Junior (age 19 & under) titles. Maegan was 5th overall in the women’s race.
Great show Ed, Maegan, Nolan, and Val!
Results can be found at:—Calendar/2017/USATF-5-km-Race-Walk-Championships/Results.aspx

Results: 2017 Seacoast Racewalks

2017 Seacoast Racewalks
Portsmouth High School
Portsmouth, NH
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Weather: Sunny, 61 degrees

Kayla Allen (ME)            14:52.1 *
Valentina Vaitones (MA) 18:54.3

Stephan Mayeux (NH)   32:15.5
Brian Savilonis (MA)      32:33.6
Bill Harriman (MA)         35:34.1
Peter Malinowski (MA)        DQ

Spencer Dunn (ME)      54:17.2

* Kayla also beat the current Maine HS 1500m record with an interim time of 7:09.8.

Thanks to the chief timer, Justin Kuo, and judges Tom Menendez and Rich McElvery. Thanks also to volunteers Anita Bailey, Carolyn Fetter, Chris Mayeux, Joanne Harriman, and Pam Faltin. And a special thank you to sponsors Seacoast Dreams Dentistry and Runner’s Alley in Portsmouth, NH.

Maegan Allen Places 5th in Pan American Cup Trials

Representing the New England Walkers, Maegan Allen competed last Sunday in the Women’s 10 kilometer event at the Pan American Race Walk Cup Trials in Philadelphia, PA. In her first ever competitive 10K race, she finished 5th, clocking an amazing time of 53:55.

Bracketing her in 4th and 6th place were fellow competitors from Maine, Sydney Sirois and Kayla Allen.

Congratulations Maegan, Sydney, and Kayla!

Results: 2017 USATF New England Youth Meet

2017 USATF New England Youth Meet
Reggie Lewis Center
Boston, MA
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Open 1 Mile Walk
1. Holly Lindoe          Franklin Pierce University     7:29.56 (Personal Best)
2. Rick Cote             Franklin Pierce University     8:13.91 (Personal Best)
3. Morris Smith        Waltham Track Club            11:46.99
4. Max Wozek          Waltham Track Club            11:47.45 (Personal Best)

Youth 409m Walk
1. Sienna Uyenoyama   Needham Track Club       3:04.13
2. Alessia Uyenoyama  Needham Track Club       3:08.28