Report of Ani Go of the 40+: Queens 10k

The masters women take their A game to Flushing Meadows for the Queens 10k! What a day! At a time where most folks hadn’t even had their first cup of coffee yet, the masters ladies got up at the buttcrack of dawn to travel to the deep wilds of Flushing Meadows, home to Citifield and The Mets!  And hold onto your shorts ladies, it’s time for a crazy zigzagging race through Flushing Meadows! Women’s 40+ took first place!!! Led by Amy Kvilhaug, the 40+ women finished on top at this sold out race. Says the blonde bombshell who also led…

Athlete Profile: Sam Ruddock Steals 2nd Place at USA Pentathlon Men’s Individual National Championship

By Meggie Sullivan Having joined Central Park Track Club in the winter of 2019, Sam Ruddock is the Club’s first-ever Modern Pentathlete—not be confused with track and field’s pentathlon or decathlon. Modern Pentathlon, for us lay folks and runners, is an Olympic sport that consists of five events: épée fencing, a 200-meter freestyle swim, horse show jumping, and a 3200-meter race combined with four stops for laser pistol shooting. The combination of events was inspired by the concept of the “ideal soldier” and was first integrated into the 1912 Olympics.  Ruddock, a member of Team USA, started his journey as…

Report of Laurence Go of the 40+: Queens 10k

Yasuke Hosokawa All win streaks must come to an end and ours did at the Queens 10K.  We had another strong lineup but were bested by the West Side Runners on this day.  However, our strong 2nd place finish keeps us at the top of the standings.   Our scorers: Mark Senter Jay Sullivan Eduardo Ribeiro Ferreira    Mark Senter Newly minted 40 year old and scoring in his second ever race as a master, Mark had this to say about his race: Pleased with how this went given I was coming from 4 months out with a hamstring tendon…

Report of Alysia Dusseau of the Open: Brooklyn Half

Caroline Willian and Elena Barham Congratulations on the open women’s team on getting 2nd place in the A division of the Brooklyn Half Marathon!  We had Caroline Willian lead the way with a 1:19:25, Elena Barham finished shortly behind her with a 1:19:56, Kate Pfeffer rounded out 3rd with a 1:19:56 which was a PR on the course and another person with a course PR was Elleree Erdos with a time of 1:20:09 and Jenny Donnelly rounded out the top 5 with a 1:20:21.  Jenny had the most fun on the most gorgeous day and was able to negative split…

Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie Qualifies for the 2020 US Olympic Trials Marathon

Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie qualified for the US Olympic Trials at Grandma’s Marathon, running 2:43:29. Just 11 months after baby #3, this is Natalie’s second National Qualifier (1500M Indoors, 2008).

Report of Hank Schiffman of the 60+ & 70+: Queens 10k

Our 60+ men had an acute case of evaporating starters. The registration roll looked stout, but come gun time we had but three 60 runners 60 – 69; all crossed the line. Who would have thunk Dennis O’Donnell, our returned prodigal son of the 5k and marathon, would be our next high card?  Charles Parchment Photo: Hank Schiffman Noel Labat-Comess, 41:56 / 78.98% and Charles Parchment, 42:47 / 77.39% (last year 45:08 / 71.69%), both ran brilliantly. But our “would be” third fast scorer was vaporware . Had Dennis, 49:25 / 67.63%, known he was our third scorer, he surely would…

Report of Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ & 70+: Queens 10k

On a pleasant Sat morning in Flushing Meadow (61°F & 56% humidity, no wind), the CPTC Silver Foxes were golden and  bronzed on a flat & fast course. W60+ Team Report The W60+ led by Barbara Byrne, followed by Sylvie Kimche & Sherrel Harmon got 3rd place team. Barbara Byrne Photo: Hank Schiffman Barbara ran a fast 49:06 (a minute improvement on her 50:02 in the Mini 10k the previous week), a 7:54 pace which gave her an outstanding 87.47% age grading percentage. Of course, she was 1st in her age group… no surprise here…😉 And not much surprise either that…

CPTC New Balance Sprinters Asha Ruth, Tahir Walsh, Andre Marcano & Winston George pushing their envelopes

Andre Marcano Photo: J Swift, Swift Sports From Florida to Philadelphia, South Carolina to Atlanta and Grenada to Canada our CPTC New Balance sprinters have been putting in some work this outdoor season! All that work has also come with sweet rewards. Andre Marcano and Asha Ruth Photo: Michael Shelton, H.O.T. Shots Asha Ruth has been consistent with her times and has already seen 2 personal bests in the 200m (23.63) and 400m (52.95). Tahir Walsh, just recently ran a huge season best in Grenada in the 100m (10.37) just shy of his personal best of 10.28. Andre Marcano had…

Women’s Track Update from Meggie Sullivan

Coach Devon Martin and Olga Kosichenko The 2019 spring season for the CPTCwomen‘s middle distance crew has so far been ablaze. The team’s all-time best list has been edited multiple times already, and we aren’t even through the month of June. On June 1st, Olga Kosichenko, Stephanie Herrick, and Meggie Sullivan toed the line at Nashville’s Music City Distance Festival. The weather yielded near perfect conditions for fast results as Kosichenko won her elite 800m heat in a time of 2:03.39. Later that evening, Herrick and Sullivan walked away with a season best and PB in the elite 1500m, respectively. Herrick crossed the line with a 4:21.02 (just a few seconds away from…

Women’s Masters Track Update from Judith Stobbe

April 6:  Jen St. Jean opened her season with a bang!  She ran with the seeded top ladies in the Sam Howell Invitational meet in Princeton, NJ on April 6.   From Jen: Last night was my fastest season opener & earliest 1500 by a month. (see below season opener times over the last 4 years).  I thought I’d be in the unseeded section but squeezed into the cutoff of the seeded. I came in last but finished right with everyone. I haven’t gone this fast in practice, I’m just coming off base, my speed work has all been long, and I…