A small contingent competed at the Scarlet and White Invitational hosted by Boston University this past Saturday. The new meet played host to both collegiate and post-collegiate athletes from all over the Northeast.
In the men's 1000 meter run, Steve Carnevale took 5 seconds off of his personal record for the distance with a time of 2:28.92 which was good for 2nd place in the event. In the women's mile Jillian King got the win and Caitlin Fahey also ran well, both finishing just off their personal bests with times of 4:37.78 and 4:51.36 respectively.
The green and gray return to action next Sunday at the USATF-New England Indoor Track and Field Championships to be held at Harvard University.
New Balance Boston competed at this weekend's David Hemery Valentine Invitational hosted by Boston University. NBB had a great weekend highlighted by top 5 finishes in the men's and women's 5Ks and the women's 3K as well as several other stand out performances.
Sydney Fitzpatrick (16:18.52) continued her strong indoor campaign with a 2nd place finish in the 5k and teammate Jess Minty (16:51.35) also had a great run to take 5th in the event. In the men's 5K Andrea Sorgato (14:12.82) ran a very smart race moving up late to take 4th place. In the women's 3K Jillian King (9:16.18) took 7 seconds off of her USATF national qualifying time set 2 weeks ago to earn a 5th place finish of her own.
Other highlights from the weekend included personal bests from Alex Wallace (4:03.16), James Weider (4:14.29), and Brittany Colford (5:25.41) in the mile, and Katie Messina (17:20.91) in the 5K.
Next weekend NBB returns to action at the Scarlet and White Invitational hosted by Boston University.
A small group of athletes represented New Balance Boston at the Harvard Invitational this weekend at the Gordon Track & Tennis Center in Cambridge, MA.
Matthew Hillard lead the way for the green and gray winning the mile in a time of 4:17.87. Also turning in top 5 performances were Sarah "Ellie" Mosser (5:03.50, 3rd) in the mile, James Weider (1:57.76, 4th) in the 800, and Jess Minty (9:56.30, 4th) in the 3K.
Next weekend NBB returns to action at the BU David Hemery Valentine Invite with the women competing on Friday followed by the men on Saturday.
Sydney Fitzpatrick and Jillian King both ran qualifying times for the USATF Indoor Championships on Friday night. Their performances were among many other great ones for the green and gray at the John Thomas Terrier Invitational hosted by Boston University.
Although the strategies were quite different, the end results were very similar for Fitzpatrick and King in the fastest section of the women's 3K. King went out with the leaders at a very fast pace, coming through the mile in 4:52 with Fitzpatrick patiently running with the chase pack almost 8 seconds behind. Fitzpatrick then showed off her strength by moving up through the field over the next kilometer to join King for a very strong final quarter mile. Fitzpatrick (9:21.27) and King (9:23.07) ended up in 4th and 6th respectively and had plenty of room to spare with the USATF qualifying standard being 9:27.
Other highlights on the weekend included: Sasha Varanka running a huge PR (17:24.44) with Karina Johnson (17:41.62) just missing her own in the 5K. Steve Carnevale (2:34.16) also set a new PR in the 1000m while Eric Ryan (4:14.79) and Alex Wallace (8:12.00) just missed theirs in the Mile and 3K respectively.
Stay tuned as NBB will have competitors at the Harvard Invite next Saturday and the BU David Hemery Valentine Invite the following weekend.
Both the men's and women's teams made their presence felt at this weekend's GBTC Invitational held at Harvard University's Gordon Indoor Track Facility.
The the most successful events on the day for the green and gray were the middle distances. In the women's Mile Sydney Fitzpatrick (4:52.35) lead wire to wire for the win while Karen Roa (5:01.52) also ran a strong race to take 4th place. On the men's side Alex Wallace (4:12.17) ran a very strong last 600 to take the top spot and Andrea Sorgato (4:18.65) also closed well for 3rd place. In the 800m Caitlin Fahey (2:17.57) took off from the start and never looked back as she won by almost 6 seconds. In the Invitational 1000 Eric Ryan (2:30.96) had a solid race to take 3rd.
Next up for the team is the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University this weekend with the women competing Friday and the men on Saturday.
Katie DiCamillo came in 18th among all woman at the US Half Marathon Championships held in Houston, TX this past weekend. Her time of 1:14:16 for the 13.1 mile course was less than 3.5 minutes off of the winning time of 1:10:48 run by Serena Burla and just over 2 minutes out of second place.
Jillian King, Erin Dromgoole, and Kate Messina all made the trek up to Dartmouth College for the 45th rendition of the historic Dartmouth Relays. The ladies in green and gray made the trip worth it as they each turned in top 3 performances. Jillian King opened her indoor track season by winning the mile in dominant fashion. Her time of 4:48.16 was over 10 seconds ahead of the second place time. In the 3K, Erin Dromgoole and Kate Messina took 2nd and 3rd places with their times of 10:17.46 and 10:23.65.
Next up for NBB will be the GBTC Invitational at Harvard University Sunday January 19th.
New Balance Boston didn't send a large squad to the BU Mini Meet this weekend but those that ran made a big impression. Alex Wallace (8:11.25) and Andrea Sorgato (8:19.19) kicked off the day by taking 1st and 6th in the 3K respectively. In the mile, James Weider was 3rd with his time of 4:18.06 and Caitlin Fahey was 2nd among women with her time of 4:56.18. To wrap up the day, Eric Ryan took home 4th place in the 800 in a time of 1:56.34.
Full results can be found on the Race Results
Be sure to keep an eye out for the green and gray at the remaining BU Mini Meets over the next couple of weeks.
New Balance Boston sent 2 women's teams and one men's team to Bend, Oregon for the 2013 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships this past weekend. The race was run at the scenic River's Edge Golf Course which sits approximately 3800 feet above sea level. The course was a 2 kilometer loops that the runners traversed multiple times (3 loops for the women's 6K, 5 loops for the men's 9.6K). Each loop started with a technical downhill that lead to a wooded section with several winding turns. This was followed by a long uphill that ended with a very steep incline before a hay bail obstacle that had to be hurdled before completing the loop. Alone, these features may not have been too daunting but the combination of them made for a very difficult endeavor.
The women's team sent 14 members to make up 2 teams which came in 5th and 20th out of the 34 scoring teams that came from across the country.The top 5 consisted of Beast Track Club (34 points), Boulder Running Company (85 points), HTS Elite (108 points), Adidas Rogue (132 points) and New Balance Boston (163 points). Leading the way for the green and gray with top 25 finishes were Jillian King (20th, 22:36) and Sydney Fitzpatrick (22nd, 22:44). Also turning in great performances to score for the A team were Erin Dromgoole (55th, 23:20), Joanna Murphy (59th, 23:31), and Karen Roa (67th, 23:40). Other strong performances for the women included Sasha Varanka (95th, 24:02) and Diana Davis (123rd, 24:35).
The men had one team consisting of 8 members which took home 27th place out of the 50 scoring teams. Leading the charge for the green and gray in the field of 410 athletes was Andrew Combs (108th, 33:44). The pack of Steve Polito (145th, 34:18), Dan Kramer (148th, 34:20), and Andrew Pitts (159th, 34:27) all ran well together. Chris McCann (288th, 36:31) rounded out the scoring for the green and gray.
This concludes the cross country season for NBB. Now some individuals will take some down time while others begin their indoor campaign.
The men and women returned to historic Franklin Park this weekend for the USATF New England XC Championships. Both teams improved on their performances from Mayor's Cup 2 weeks ago with the women's team winning and the men's team taking runner up honors.
The women's team turned in a dominant performance scoring 17 points
(just 2 points off from a perfect
score of 15) to beat runner up BAA by 45 points. Taking the individual win for the green and gray was
Jillian King with a time of 20:48 for the 6K course which was 15 seconds ahead of 2nd place Katrina Spratford of NE Distance. The NBB women showed off their depth taking 5 of the next 7 spots with Joanna Murphy (21:05), Sydney Fitzpatrick (21:16), Karen Roa (21:35), Jess Minty (21:41), and Erin Dromgoole (21:45) all turning in great performances.
The men's team took 2nd place with 56 points coming up 38 points shy of winner BAA. Leading the way for the men was Alex Wallace with his 9th place finish in a time of 31:23 for the 10K course. Also notching top 20 finishes for the men were Andrea Sorgato (31:30), Dan Kramer (31:38), Andrew Erskine (31:54), and Andrew Combs (32:06).
Next up, you'll be sure to see green and gray at turkey trots around New England. Then the teams will turn their attention to the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships to be held in Bend, OR on December 14th.