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…

Report of Mark Lindrud of the 50+: Brooklyn Half & Healthy Kidney 10k

Daniel Ifcher, David Dorsey, Mark Lindrud, Brad Kelley, Jeff Dengate and David Greenberg Photo: Mikal Christopher Scott The men’s 50-59 squad continues to dominate its division during CPTC’s strong early season.  Following a first-place win at the Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K, the squad has maintained its top place by winning the 50+ age group in both the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K and the Popular Brooklyn Half.  Most significantly, the last two races have demonstrated the depth of the team by using five scoring members over the last two races.  In April, Central Park was filled with many…

Report of Ani Go of the 40+, 50+ & 60+: Brooklyn Half

Ah, the Brooklyn Half. Last year the Lady Oranges were frozen and soaked. This year the stage was set for good vibes and great performances!  The 40+ladies nabbed 2nd place in a very competitive race! Our ranks now include the talents of the amazing Kate the great Pfeffer, and Sarah Richardson (who also just turned 40 the same day as the race!).  Kate proves that age is just a number running 1:19.56 which is her PR, and was our first scorer.  Second to score was Amy Kvilhaug who also ran a time of 1:31.58! Amy has been on a streak this…

Report of Hank Schiffman of the 60+: Brooklyn Half

Charles Parchment Our 60+ men did well, a solid effort. Collectively, we were just about 10 minutes slower than last year, but it was good for 1st place. We did not field a team of 70+; injuries are the crocodiles in our age pools.  For the largest half marathon in the country, or so I’m told, it had the outward appearance of a team point race. CPTC 4:49:22 WSX 5:08.20 NY Flyers 5:08:22 VCTC 5:22:49 Charles Parchment 1:33:32 / 76.28% 4th AG / 268 (last year 1:33:57 / 75.23%) In conversation, Charles expressed that the straightaway that is Ocean Parkway played with…

Report of David Alm of the 40+: Brooklyn Half

Nick Thompson There was something in the air for the 2019 Brooklyn Half. Despite higher temps than many of us might like for such a long race, our squad saw some tremendous performances.  Oh, and we won. For the third time this year, in as many points races. We are absolutely dominating the masters roads for 2019, which, I don’t think I need to point out, is a really big deal. To quote the great Tony Ruiz, “You guys are on Fiyah!”  The M40 team was led by Nick Thompson, who at 43 ran a personal best of 1:11:59. That’s…

Report of Laurence Go of the 40+: Healthy Kidney 10k

Osvaldo Martinez Photo: John Tran Two races into the season and two wins.  What more can you ask for!  In all my years at CPTC I don’t remember starting the year with two wins.  Our scorers: Mark Lindrud Brad Kelley Jay Sullivan  Our 3rd scorer Jay Sullivan had this to say about his race: Healthy Kidney was my second of three target races this spring season along with Washington Heights and Brooklyn Half.  I felt like I had gotten some good training but still unsure about how the race would go. The first 2.5 miles are very fast and with…

Report of Alysia Dusseau of the Open: Healthy Kidney 10k

Anisa Arsenault Photo: John Tran Congratulations to the women’s open team who managed to grab 2nd place in the second scoring race of the year!  Anisa Arsenault came in first for the team with a 36:14, this was a PR for Anisa; Caroline Willian Photo: John Tran Caroline Willian coming off some great winter races was able to work for a 36:37; Manon Blackman pushed through the hilly course to finish with a 37:25; and to round out the top five scoring Eileen Toomer Photo: John Tran Alysia Dusseau and Eileen Toomer (first race on CPTC) both ran a 37:43…

Report of Ani Go of the 40+ & 50+: Healthy Kidney 10k

Judy Stobbe Photo: John Tran TS Eliot wrote…”April is the cruelest month…” However, it wasn’t so for our team!  The masters women’s 40+ and 50+ teams ran away with gold!  After worrying about a miserable and soggy race, the conditions turned out near perfect with overcast skies, a bit moist but with barely a hint of rain or wind.   Leading the 40+ winning team with a blistering 41:19,  Amy Kvilhaug had an amazing day.  Her words: Teamwork took on a whole new meaning the morning of UAE Healthy Kidney. When I texted Judy (Stobbe) before the race expressing that I…

Report from Hank Schiffman of the 60+: Healthy Kidney 10k

Kevin McGuire Photo: John Tran With Taconic RR rich in the suit of leg speed for the 60+ age group, the battle in the team point race for our men this season is for second place. One would suppose a 10k run in Central Park this time of year would be a draw for most of our talent, well yes and no. Between injury and other commitments, the number of our starters was remarkably small. While our 2:09:16 was no match against Taconic’s 2:03:49, it was good enough to keep Witold’s at bay with their 2:11:02 collective effort. The past…