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.

2017 USATF-NE Race Walk Grand Prix Standings

The 2017 USATF New England Race Walk Grand Prix standings have been updated to include the Pepperell Rail Trail 8k & 40k/20k Junior USATF Championships. The next Grand Prix event, and final GP race of the 2017 season, will be the 10000m CT Association Championships at the Peters Recreational Complex Track in Clinton, CT on Sunday, November 5th.

Kayla Allen                    318.33 (4 races)
Sydney Sirois               310.64 (4 races)
Maegan Allen                309.84 (4 races)
Holly Lindoe                  284.17 (4 races)
Val Vaitones                  254.78 (4 races)
Alessia Caira                215.59 (3 races)
Moira Burgess              206.09 (3 races)
Morgan Bell                  183.99 (3 races)
Maryanne Daniel          161.67 (2 races)
Hayley Bickford            139.83 (2 races)
Hannah Barbotta           52.53

Ed O’Rourke               321.30 (4 races)
Nolan Allen                  293.15 (4 races)
Brian Savilonis            291.76 (4 races)
Stephen Peckiconis    280.99 (4 races)
Bob Keating                251.07 (3 races)
Charlie Mansbach       210.66 (3 races)
Richard Cote III           186.28 (3 races)
Steven Smith              152.97 (2 races)
Spencer Dunn            142.79 (2 races)
Bill Harriman               138.07 (2 races)
Tom Finn                      74.28
Tom Knatt                     69.09
Gustave Davis              68.48
Wayne King                  64.20

10000m CT Association Championship: Sunday, Nov. 5th

The next USATF-NR RW Grand Prix event – and the grand finale of the 2017 season — is the 10000m CT Association Championship on Sunday, November 5th. Held 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.
Staffed with a full complement of judges (special thanks to Jean Tenan and Shawn and Debbie Frederick), this event should be on the radar of any Juniors interested in getting an early National qualifying time. Come on down!
As is in past years, Maryanne and Ron will host a pot luck at their home after the event. Good food and conversation conveniently located; they live around the corner from the track.
If you intend to race, please send Maryanne and Ron a quick email at Race application attached. No post-entry fee.

2017 USATF CT 10000m RaceWalk application

Updated: 2017/2018 New England Race Walk Calendar

Below is an updated list of race walking events in New England for the year 2017. The Grand Prix races have the asterisk (*). Prior to traveling to the event, always verify the date and time with the event website or director.

Sep 09 Sat
USATF Junior 20 km Race Walk, Open and Masters 40 km Championships, Owego, NY—Calendar/2017/USATF-Junior-20-km-Race-Walk-Championships.aspx

Sep 17 Sun
*Pepperell Rail Trail 8K/4K, Pepperell, MA, 10 a.m. start (rain or shine!)

Oct 22 Sun
USATF Open and Masters 30 km Race Walk Championships, Hauppauge, NY—Calendar/2017/USA-30-km-Race-Walk-Championships.aspx

Nov 05 Sun
*10000m CT Association Championship, Peters Recreational Complex Track, Clinton, CT, 10 a.m.

2018 Calendar

Dec 16 Sat (tentative date)
*USATF New England Indoor 1 Mile Walk Championship (Tom Knatt One Mile Walk), M.I.T, Cambridge, MA, 12:00 p. m.

Dec 30 Sat
USATF Indoor 5,000m Race Walk Championships, Rochester, NY—Calendar/2017/USATF-Indoor-5-km-Race-Walk-Championships.aspx

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