Jen St. Jean Wins Gold In Canada

Photo: Cathy Vandergeest From Masters Track Captain Amy Kvilhaug: Rounding out our masters outdoor track season, Jen St. Jean competed at the NCCWMA (North and Central America and Caribbean Region of World Masters Athletics Championships) at York University in Toronto yesterday and won the 1500m race in a time of 4:54.14. She endured a rainy start, a gun misfire, and then a 65 minutes lightning delay before finally toeing the line for the race.  After battling some serious fatigue throughout midway through the summer (and into Masters Nationals in Louisiana where she finally had to shut it down for a…

Men’s 50+ Breaks the 4 x 400 Club Record at Penn Relays

From John Affleck: A quartet of aging rookie Penn Relay participants broke a club record with a 4:05.77 in the Masters Men’s 4 X 400 on April 28. The 50-over team, made up of lead off man and captain Gerry O’Hara, Chris Potter, Mikal Scott and John Affleck, had a total blast while surprising themselves and the competition by taking fourth place out of 16 finishing teams in the race. The runners, who all have reached the point of being thankful just to get the chance to compete, found their way to the meeting point at Franklin Field about 90 minutes before the…

Peter Brady Sets World Lead, Named USATF-NY Masters Athlete of the Month

Our 40-49 track captain has had a standout first season in the 45-49. Read about it below, reprinted from USATF-NY: Peter Brady, 45, of Jersey City, N.J. has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for January 2017.  Brady competes for the Central Park Track Club. He started the month off on January 12 running 2:36.20 over 1000m.  His age-graded score was 92.64% (scores of over 90% are considered world class performances). On January 21, Brady won the highly competitive Hartshorne Masters Mile in Ithaca running 4:30.09.  His age-graded score was 90.58%.  According to masters…

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Hank Schiffman Named USATF-NY Masters Athlete of the Month

From the USATF-NY website: Hank Schiffman, 67, of New York has been selected as the USATF New York Masters Athlete of the Month for September 2016.  Schiffman competes for the Central Park TC – New Balance. Schiffman started the month off by finished third in the men’s 65-69 division at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on September 3.  His time was 5:56.  Two weeks later at the Kurt Steiner Cross Country race in the Bronx he covered the 5 km course in 22:23 to win his division.  The following week, on September 25 he ran 1:12:12 at the New…

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Race Reports from the Women: Percy Sutton and Brooklyn Mile

From Jacy Kruzel of the Open: Congratulations to all the ladies who raced last Saturday at the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run.  With many teammate away on summer plans, the women’s team was still able to come out with a 4th place team showing. Teamwork was evident with the 5 scorers separated by just over 40 seconds. Jacy Kruzel, Alysia Dusseau and Lauren Carter were the first ones to cross the line.  They all considered themselves grateful that they did not get caught behind a mid-race ambulance! A 5K is way too short to have to stop for traffic 😉…

Race Reports from the Men: Percy Sutton

From Greg Cass of the Open: Road races that take place on paved surfaces outside of NYC’s amazing park system are actually pretty rare – not only does the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K offer a unique opportunity to run fast on actual NYC streets, but it also provides a nice tour of a part of the city that many racers may not ordinarily visit.  The weather was warm – this is a late August race after all – but the temperature and humidity dropped enough to give us a reprieve from some of the oppressive conditions of the previous weeks…

Race Reports from the Masters Women: Front Runners

Elizabeth Lopes Photo: Ben Ko From Ani Go of the 40+: Ladies!!! We’re on a tear! And tearing up the roads is how we do! In the Retro 4-miler, the women’s masters 40+ team took home the gold!  Our amazing scoring team of Colleen McGurk (25:13, 3rd in her age group), Judy Stobbe (Superstar from the 50+ team, 26:43, 2nd in her age group), and Amy Kvilhaug (27:09, 8th in age group) fled ahead of the tie-dyed headband and leg warmer wearing themed runners to lead our 40+ team to victory!  Amy had this to say: “This was my first…

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