PRinceton PRs

Perfect weather in Princeton, NJ on the evening of Friday, April 22 helped a number of the CPTC mid-distance men run personal bests (or very close to them). Click here for full results.  Action started when Sean Atkinson ran an outdoor PB in the 800m of 1:51.31. Just short of his overall PB, this is the fastest Sean has opened any outdoor season. He will be looking to drop at least a second off that time at the University of Maryland Kehoe Twilight meet on May 6. On April 16, Sean dropped another 4 seconds off his 1500m PB, sneaking…

Award Winners, Nostalgia and Olympians! The First CPTC Newsletter of 2016 is Here.

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Victor Palumbo runs 14:45.50 5k (42 second PB!)

The CPTC New Balance mid-distance crew has been anxiously awaiting Victor Palumbo’s 5,000m opener. After setting personal bests indoor at 3,000m (8:37.17, #10 indoor all-time) and the mile (4:14.81, a 7 second PB), he’s been crushing workouts: for instance, 3 x 1600 at 4:41 average and also 10 x 400 at 60-61 average.  The wait ended on Friday, April 8th when Victor ran 14:45.50 at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton University. The time was a 42 second improvement on his 15:27 PB from Swarthmore last May and enough to grab #10 on the CPTC overall best list.  Victor will…

Race Reports from the Women: Scotland Run 10K

Alexandra Bernardi, Veronica Jackson, Grace White Photo: NYRR From Jacy Kruzel and Veronica Jackson of the Open: Saturday may have been cold & rainy but that did not stop CPTC Open Women Team from running PR after PR AND taking home the win!  This means we are 2 for 2 on scoring races! The ladies were led by Andrea Bradshaw’s fourth place overall finish of 36:09, which was a big 25 second PR! She worked together with fellow CPTC teammate Phil Lang, to keep her running strong to the finish.  Fresh off her stellar Olympic Trials debut,  Alex Bernardi’s 36:29…

Race Reports from the Men: Scotland Run10K

From Greg Cass of the Open: Before the rain of Saturday afternoon, the high winds of Sunday, and the threat of snow on Monday and Tuesday, the weather smiled on road racers on Saturday morning and provided some prime racing conditions for the typically fast Scotland Run, the unofficial start of spring for the NYC racing scene.  As a whole, CPTC built on a long winter of preparation filled with fast times on the track and on the streets of Manhattan to put up some impressive performances.  The Men’s Open team put together a strong showing, taking third on a…

Sean Atkinson Runs #3 All-Time 800 for CPTC

After an impressive indoor season that resulted in a 1:50.79 personal best over 800m (CPTC #3 all-time) and a trip to Portland to compete at the US Indoor Championships, Sean Atkinson has kicked off his outdoor season with a pair of strong performances. On March 25th, Sean showed his strength at the Fred Hardy Invitational in Richmond, VA when he dropped a massive 10 seconds off his 1500m PB, running 4:04.07. While his focus since indoors ended has been building endurance, don’t think he doesn’t have speed. At the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, VA on April 1st, Sean clocked 49.56…

CPTC Women Roll at NYC Half

From Jacy Kruzel and Victoria Jackson of the Open: Great job again to everyone who took on the streets of New York City for the United NYC Half Marathon this past weekend! CPTC pushed through another chilly race and came out fighting. The story of the day was PR-central, as everyone battled the hills of Central Park and took advantage of a slight tailwind down the West Side Highway to push the pace for some tremendous PRs. What a way to kick off our first distance race of the year! Our Women’s Open Team came in a solid second place,…

Sylvie Kimche and Judith Stobbe: 2015 USATF-NY Masters Athletes of the Year

Sylvie Kimche and Judith Stobbe USATF New York selected Sylvie Kimche as the 2015 Athlete of the Year for women’s masters long distance running and Judith Stobbe as the 2015 Athlete of the Year for women’s masters track and field.  On behalf of CPTC-NB and the women’s masters team, we congratulate them on a well-deserved award.  As a masters runner myself, I know the challenging field we are up against in New York so this is quite an honor.  The work you put forth is inspirational and goes to show us all that no matter how young or old we…

Race Reports from the Women: Washington Heights

Ivette Ramirez Photo: NYRR From Jacy Kruzel of the Open: Great day for the CPTC New Balance Open women, taking home 1st place!  The team was led by Ivette Ramirez dominating the field with a 17:19 win and a 32 second PR! Another podium finisher was Andrea Bradshaw, coming through the line in 3rd place, in a speedy 17:52.  Christina Argueta also broke the 18 min barrier as our third scorer in 17:57.  Rounding out the scoring positions were Jacy Kruzel and a big 14 second PR to Alysia Dusseau in 18:14! Lauren &  Lidia Garcia were  closely behind with…

Race Reports from the Men: Washington Heights

From Phil Falk of the Open: CPTC men kicked off the road racing year with a great race at the Washington Heights 5k. Overall, the club had 94 runners in the race (!)(ed note: CPTC had 68 in 2015), as well as 17 men run sub-18. That’s an incredible showing for the team. Greg Cass ran a helluva race, matching his 5k PR on this hilly course. He notes: “Running a PR is always nice, particularly when it takes down a 5-year old mark. Helped having teammates in the mix from the start – a lot of orange in quick…