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…

CPTC 60+ Men Race 4 x 400 at Millrose

From Hal Lieberman: Hank Schiffman Photo: Andy Kiss As nominal captain of the CPTC 60+ men’s track team, I have been asked to report on our recent exploits at the Millrose games this past Saturday. First, the bad news. We finished dead last in a field of 4 60+ teams, and looked even worse by comparison to the world record setting 50+ team that was sharing the track with us older gents. However, our cumulative time was 4:52, only 4 seconds off the CPTC team indoor record (set in 2012) and actually better than the CPTC outdoor record for our…

CPTC 40+ Men Second at Millrose

From Peter Brady: Andrew Hogue Photo: Andy Kiss   CPTC-NB masters 40+ men’s team competed in the 4 x 400m relay at the Millrose Games on Saturday, February 20, 2016.  The Millrose games are a staple of the US indoor track circuit (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/sports/five-years-in-millrose-games-have-found-their-footing-at-the-armory.html) and always attract great competition across all levels – youth, high school, collegiate, professional and masters.    Our men’s 40 team, comprised of Andrew Hogue, Peter Brady, John Milone and Sherman Lau finished second in a time of 3:44.32.  Perennial powerhouse Southwest Sprinters won the race by a sizeable margin, but CPTC was locked in an exciting…

CPTC 40+ Women Race Millrose 4 x 400

Amy Kvilhaug, Colleen McGurk, Roberta Little, Judy Stobbe Photo: Andy Kiss From Amy Kvilhaug: CPTC-NB masters 40+ women took to the Armory track on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the world’s longest-running and most prestigious indoor track and field competition around – The Millrose Games!  Kudos and congrats to Judy, Roberta, Colleen and Amy on their effort and performance on the track.  They finished fourth in a time of 4:40.69. The environment was electric and the experience for the 4x400m relay team was second to none.  Despite not particularly training for the 400m per se, the CPTC-NB masters women raced…

Ashley Kelly Sets 60m Club Record at Millrose

7.39, new club record! Congrats Ashley. CHECK OUT ASHLEY KELLY’S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING VIDEO:

Race Reports from the Men: Ted Corbitt 15k

  Peter Brady and Jordy Smilde Photo: Ben Ko From Greg Cass of the Open: Since becoming a club points race, December’s Ted Corbitt 15K has largely been associated with cold, snow, and more cold.  Surprisingly, the weather threw us a nice hanging curveball last weekend with conditions that would make the Scotland Run jealous.  Even though a large portion of the Men’s Open team was representing the orange well at the USATF Club Cross Country National Championships on the other side of the country, the CPTC men still came through in a big way with our 4th place showing…