CPTC New Balance Sends 5 Athletes to USA Nationals!

CPTC NEW BALANCE SENDS 5 ATHLETES TO USA NATIONALS NEW YORK – Central Park Track Club New Balance sends 5 athletes to USA National Indoor Championships set for this weekend in Staten Island, New York. Leading CPTC New Balance team is Asha Ruth who will compete in the women’s 300 meters. Ruth was a finalist in this event the last time the 300 meters was contested at USA Indoor Nationals in 2017. Ruth also had a sensational 2018 season setting a new American Record in the indoor 4 x 200m relay and competing for Team USA in the 4 x…

CPTC-NB Masters Win Four NYRR Runner of the Year Awards and One Team Championship

The masters crew put a cap on its fine 2018 roads season with four runner of the year awards from NYRR, and the M50+ brought home a first-place team trophy.   Men’s 50+:  Brad Kelley, David Dorsey, Captain Chris Donnelly, Mark Lindrud, David Greenberg   Sylvie Kimche, 70-74: Barbara Byrne 65-69: Brad Kelley, 50-54: Yasuhiro Makoshi, 65-69:

Report from Meggie Sullivan: Women’s Track & Field Update

The Central Park Track Club’s Women’s T&F team has been off to a blazing start this 2019 indoor season. In early December, Staten Island native and new member, Olga Kosichenko began her season with a qualifying time for USATF’s National Championship, clocking 1:29.22 in the 600-meters at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex.  Freshly-minted with a New Balance sponsorship, Asha Ruth also qualified for USA’s in the 300-meters and captured a win with a lightning 38.50 finish. Just last week at the Norb Sander Invitational, rookie CPTC’ers Victoria Kingham and Maryann Gong stationed themselves onto the Club’s 3000-meters indoor best-time list,…

Report of Laurence Go of the 40+: Ted Corbitt 15k

We finished 2nd at Ted Corbitt, it was a strong finish to our season.  We came on strong the second half of the season but came up just short of second place in the final standings with Urban Athletics besting us by one point.  It was great to see the team come together with so many different guys pinching in.  We had 10 different scorers for the team throughout the year with Jeremy Shingleton leading with 4 races. Amazing and congratulations to all! As for Ted Corbit, we had a bunch of fast times with Peter Brady leading the way. …

Report of Sylvie Kimche of the 60+ and 70+: Ted Corbitt 15k

Lynn Blackstone Photo: John Tran W70+ Team: The W70+ team finished the year with a bang, taking 1st place again (we are always 1st team when we do have a team….unfortunately there were too many races where we did not have 3 runners and therefore did not score. Let’s try to do better next year!) Deb lead the team in 1:31:17, good for 1st in her new age group W70-74 and good also for 7 in the top 10 CPTC best times list for W60+ Way to go Deb! Deb had this to say about her race: I dreaded this race:…

Report of Hank Schiffman of the 60+: Ted Corbitt 15k

Cold, you want cold? We got cold for you right here. Now that that’s out of the way, our 60+ men took 1st place, ahead of 2nd place Witold’s just shy of 10 minutes – 3:18:42 to 3:28:03. That puts us in 2nd place for the year. Taconic did not show today; they didn’t have to. We had to work for our spot. Taconic is on its second dynasty in the past 10 years. Brooklyn ruled in between.  2nd place come Club Night was a result of a collective effort. We have talent, depth and interest; thanks. Our 70+ men…

Report of Colleen McGurk of the 40+: Ted Corbitt 15k

Photo: John Tran Freezing temps and two cat hill climbs didn’t stop the CPTC Master women from burning up the roads at the Ted Corbitt 15k! At the last scoring race of the 2018 racing season, the 40 + women went out with a bang with a first place division finish!  The 40+ Master women also secured 2nd place overall for the 2018 team points races.  A strong, fast and fantastic end to the year! Our first finisher was Colleen McGurk who finished in 58:54 and had this to say about her race: This was my second post- Chicago race and…

Report of Colleen McGurk of the 40+: the NYC Marathon

Although it was a beautiful, crisp autumn day, the CPTC master women were on FIRE blasting through all five boroughs and leading us to a second place NYCM finish! What a fantastic day! Our first scorer was Paige Yellen in 2:59:50. Paige looked strong as she passed me on 1st avenue and ran solid to the very end! This past year Paige has run every distance from the 5k to the marathon and seems to kill each distance. Congratulations on another phenomenal performance, Paige! Audrey Kingsley Photo: John Tran Our next scorer was Audrey Kingsley in 3:25:33 and Don’t Call…

Report of Jacy Kruzel of the Open: the NYC Marathon

The Women Open’s Team had quite the day, with 4 girls under the 3 hour barrier! If you include our Master’s superstar Paige Yellen, we had 5 women under 3! These quick times contributed to a 4th place overall finish and was accompanied by many PRs and smiles on what was just the perfect fall marathon day. Manon Blackman led the orange charge with big PR of over 5 minutes, finishing in 2:55:44! It also garnered a club record for the 20-24 age group time in the NYCM.  She said, “The marathon was probably the most painful race I’ve ever…