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 may be, we can continue to improve as runners.
Judy and I are co-captains of the track team and are very close as teammates so I know the amount of work and pride she puts into running and improvement. I couldn’t be more happy for her. Sylvie is just an incredible woman who has shown us that excellence can be a lifetime endeavor if you so choose.
In December, Kimche won the CPTC 10K Holiday Classic (also a USATF NY Championship race), in which masters runners were judged according to their age graded score. Sylvie finished first with an astounding age grade percentage of just under 90%, suggesting a world class performance.
Judy has been running very, very well throughout the course of the indoor season. She had many stellar performances and obviously USATF-NY took notice. One of her top races this winter was the BU Valentine Invite in which she ran a 2:28 amongst a very competitive college-laden field. “I would just say that I am very honored to be a proud CPTC recipient with Sylvie for Masters Athletes of the Year.” Stobbe said. “Track is my passion, and to be recognized by USATF-NY is truly special. The reason I joined CPTC was the coaching, the structure and the workouts. The reason I am here to stay is the team—the team-mates are amazing, caring, compassionate and literally push me every step I take.” Judy you are a great teammate and member of CPTC too!
Co-Captain, Women’s Masters Track