Monday, August 12, 2019

Steph wins Frederick Women's Festival 5K

Steph Reich ran her first official race in over a year and cruised for a solo win at the Frederick Women's Festival 5K. She won by nearly two minutes and it's great to have her back.

Frederick Women's Festival 5K

1. Steph Reich - 19:03


Riley's Rumble Half

Our men's crew got some work in at Riley's Rumble, a typically "three H" (hot, humid & hilly) Montgomery County Road Runner's race. Zak, Dix and Charlie finished in 2nd, 5th and 15th respectively.

Riley's Rumble Half Marathon

2. Zak Miller - 1:19:57
5. Dickson Mercer - 1:22:51
15. Charlie Ban - 1:25:41


Lucas races at USATF Outdoor Championships

Lucas qualified for the 10K at the USA National Championships in Des Moines by running 28:57 at the Raleigh Relays 10K earlier this year. At USA's, Lucas finished in 20th overall. The race went out very quick and he came through 1600 in 4:28, which made the rest of the race difficult. But he hung on tough to finish and hopes to be back next year!

USA Outdoor Nationals 10K

20. Lucas Stalnaker - 30:31.07




Chicago Rock 'N' Roll Half

The Crystal City Twilighter was cancelled because of extreme heat this weekend. Paul Thistle gave the Rock 'N' Roll Half a go in Chicago and finished in 13th overall in 1:14:46

Chicago RNR Half

14. Paul Thistle - 1:14:46


Monday, August 5, 2019

Weekend Results: July 6-7

In local racing, Charlie and Dix went 1-2 in the Capital Crescent 5K in DC. Mark was 3rd at the Firecracker 5K in Reston.

Lucas had an a great showing at the Peachtree 10K in Atlanta, placing 19th in a highly competitive field. His time of 30:21 was 4th on the GRC list. Rob followed up his excellent showing at Grandma's by winning his hometown 5K in Duxbury.

Capital Crescent 5K

1. Charlie Ban - 16:30
2. Dickson Mercer - 16:48

Peachtree 10K

19. Lucas Stalnaker - 30:21 (#4 GRC All-Time)

Firecracker 5K

3. Mark Hopely - 15:51

Duxbury Education Foundation 5K

1. Robert Brook - 15:47


Rob takes the W at his hometown 5K race

Weekend Results: June 29-30

Dix got a solo tempo in and won the Freedom 10 Miler on the towpath in 60:38. Liz T had a nice showing at the Princeton Qualifier in the 1500, finishing in 4:48.52.

Freedom 10 Miler

1. Dickson Mercer - 60:38

Princeton Qualifier

Women's 1500:
23. Liz Tawa - 4:48.52

Grandma's Marathon Weekend

We had a bunch of strong races at Grandma's in Minnesota. Rob PR'd by over 3 minutes in 1:08:44. Kyle PR'd by over a minute in 1:09:23, and his 10 mile split of 52:20 was also a PR en route. Kerry also ran a strong 1:19:50.

In the full, Trever made a very strong debut in 2:35:41. Pat K had an amazing run of 2:34:25.

Grandma's Half

Women:
24. Kerry Allen - 1:19.50

Men:
35. Robert Brook - 1:08:44 (PR)
44. Kyle Wagener - 1:09:23 (PR)

Grandma's Full

122. Pat Kuhlmann - 2:34:25
130. Trever Reed - 2:35:41 (PR-Debut)

Monday, July 22, 2019

Weekend Results: Brooklyn Mile, Charlie wins Oakmont 5K

Gina and Alex both had great races at the Brooklyn Mile to close their season. In the elite women's section, Gina ran 4:53 for 2nd place and Alex finished in 5:08 for 9th.

Charlie won the Oakmont 5K outside of Pittsburgh, PA in 15:49.

Brooklyn Mile

2. Gina McNamara - 4:53 (#2 GRC all-time Mile)
9. Alex Morris - 5:08

Oakmont 5K

1. Charlie Ban - 15:49

Weekend Results: Lawyers Have Heart

GRC took home 2nd place in the Club Challenge at the Lawyer's Have Heart 10K thanks to some strong performances.

Maura Linde finished a real successful season and led the way for the women, finishing 8th in 36:19. Kerry Allen had a big PR of almost a minute in a tune-up for Grandma's half, finishing 9th in 36:54. Erin was 15th in 38:11, and Gina 17th in 38:34.

For the men, Dan Samet led the way, closing his season strong and finishing 13th in 31:49. Paul was 17th in 32:42. Kyle finished 19th in 33:18, and Cabell was 20th in 33:26. Pat K was 30th in 34:06, and was also the top master's finisher. Kyle and Pat were both in tune-up mode for upcoming races at Grandma's.


Lawyer's Have Heart 10K

Men:
13. Dan Samet - 31:49
17. Paul Thistle - 32:42
19. Kyle Wagener - 33:18
20. Cabell Willis - 33:26
30. Pat K - 34:06

Women:
8. Maura Linde - 36:19
9. Kerry Allen - 36:54 (PR)
15. Erin Melly - 38:11
17. Gina McNamara - 38:34


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Weekend Results: June 1-2

We had several wins at the Wayfarer's 10K and Half-Marathon in Annapolis. Austin M won the half in 1:16.02 on a very hilly course and a hot day. Molly was 2nd and 8th overall in 1:29.02. Rob won the 10K in 34:00. Sarah Zieve won the women's race in 37:50. Chelsea V was 4th in 40:00.

Kerry and Charlie both took home wins in the Mentoring Matters 5K in DC. Charlie ran 16:06 and Kerry ran 18:00.

Sean Barrett continued his comeback with a 1:11.05 at the San Diego Rock N' Roll Half Marathon.

In track action, Alex M ran 2:15.1 in the 800 at the John Hay Invite.

Wayfarer's Half Marathon

Women:
2. Molly Applegate - 1:29.02

Men:
1. Austin McGinley - 1:16.02

Wayfarer's 10K

Women:
1. Sarah Zieve - 37:50
4. Chelsea Vane - 40:00

Men:
1. Rob Brook - 34:00

Mentoring Matters 5K

Women:
1. Kerry Allen - 18:00

Men:
1. Charlie Ban - 16:06

San Diego Rock N' Roll Half Marathon

33. Sean Barrett - 1:11.05

John Hay Invitational

Women's 800:
8. Alex Morris - 2:15.14



Weekend Results: Ottawa Marathon, Loudoun Street Mile

Margaret had an excellent race at the Ottawa Marathon, running 2:58.42 for a 5 minute PR. Hallie made a smart call of calling it a day after 17 miles, as the conditions were very challenging.

We had a very big crew for the Loudoun Street Mile. Gina led the way for the women with a 3rd place finish in 4:58. Alex was 6th in 5:05, Sarah C was 13th in 5:29 and Angelina was 15th in 5:39. For the men, Dan T was 4th in 4:16, followed by Lars 6th in 4:18, then Mark in 18th and Dave Wertz 19th in 4:34. Dave's time won him the masters division by 13 seconds.

In track action, Emily D ran 10:22 for the 3000 meter steeple in Belgium. Liz T ran 2:18 in the 800 at a Garden State TC meet.

Ottawa Marathon

Women:
17. Margaret Johnston - 2:58.42 (PR)

Loudoun Street Mile

Women:
3. Gina McNamara - 4:58.0 (#3 GRC All-Time)
6. Alex Morris - 5:07.0
13. Sarah Cook - 5:29.0
15. Angelina Oputa - 5:39.7

Men:
4. Dan Trettel - 4:16.2
6. Lars Benner - 4:18.9
18. Mark Hopely - 4:34.1
19. Dave Wertz - 4:34.2

IFAM Meeting / Belgium

Women's 3K Steeple:
13. Emily de la Bruyere - 10:22.07

Garden State Twilight

Women's 800:
5. Liz Tawa - 2:18.77

Weekend Results: May 18-19

We had a bunch of half marathon efforts this weekend. Luk and Sean raced the Brooklyn Half in warm conditions, running 1:13.07 and 1:15.00, respectively. Dix had a local win in the St. Michael's half marathon, running a solo 1:16.00. Charlie won the Windermere Half in Spokane in 1:15.35.

We had two top three finishes in the Capital Hill Classic 10K, led by Paul and Rob. Paul was 2nd in 33:33 and Rob was 3rd in 33:35. Trever was 2nd in the Germantown 5 Miler in 26:37. Mark Hopely won the Semper 5ive 5 Miler in Fredericksburg in 27:16.

Emily D won a low-key 3K in France in 9:40, and Austin H won a 5K at a very hilly Howard County Striders XC meet in 18:57.

Brooklyn Half 

55. Luk Olenginski - 1:13.07
84. Sean O'Leary - 1:15.00

St. Michael's Half

1. Dix Mercer - 1:16.00

Windermere Half

1. Charlie Ban - 1:15.35

Capital Hill Classic 10K

2. Paul Thistle - 33:33
3. Robert Brook -33:35

Spring Hops 5K (XC)

1. Austin Hayslett - 18:57

Swarthmore Results

The GRC crew had a really good night, with a couple big PR's at Swarthmore.

For the women, Caroline ran 17:10.77 for a huge, 20 second 5K PR, placing 6th overall. Chelsie P won the second women's 5K section in 18:01. In the 1500, Maura won her section in 4:32.88, very near to her PR, and then was able to pace Caroline for 4200 meters afterwards. Liz T ran 4:52.03 in the 1500.

For the men, Sam C led the way in the 5K with a 14:34.19. Cabell had a strong comeback to the track, running 15:15.77. Tom Kelly had a 17 second PR in the 5K, running 15:29.91. Dave Wertz ran 15:31.53. In the 1500, Dan Trettel ran 3:54.88 and Lars ran a strong season best of 3:56.37. 

Swarthmore

Women's 5000:
6. Caroline Smith - 17:10.77 (PR)
27. Chelsie Penello - 18:01.66

Women's 1500:
22. Maura Linde - 4:32.88
54. Liz Tawa - 4:52.03

Men's 5000:
8. Sam Chauvin - 14:34.19
39. Cabell Willis - 15:15.77
61. Tom Kelly - 15:29.91 (PR)
62. Dave Wertz - 15:31.53

Men's 1500:
39. Dan Trettel - 3:54.88
46. Lars Benner - 3:56.37



Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Weekend Results: Broad Street, Pittsburgh, Kehoe Twilight

We had very strong performances at the Broad Street 10 Miler in Philadelphia. We had 3 runners in the top 20. Carlos was 10th, Austin 17th and Sean Barrett 20th. Carlos had a fantastic sub 50 showing, and Austin had a huge performance on the roads in his first try at the 10 mile distance.

Lucas had a great showing at the USATF Half Marathon Championships in Pittsburgh, placing 14th. In the full marathon, Maura Carroll caught a tough break by getting sick the week before her race, but still capped a great training cycle by finishing 6th overall for the women.

Paul Thistle received an elite invite to the Lilac Bloomsday 12K in Spokane, and he placed 41st overall in a quality international field.

We had a big track crew at the Kehoe Invite. Maura Linde PR'd and had a #4 all-time GRC run (4:32.85) in the 1500. Sarah Cook had a #3 all-time run in the 800. The women also ran a club record in the 4 x 400 in 4:01.53 featuring Sarah (59.4), Kyleigh (62.0), Jackie (59.5) and Alex (59.6).

For the men, Dan broke his club record by running 3:50.67 in the 1500. Also in the 1500, Lars had another strong run in 3:57 and Jim had his club debut in 4:11. Alex ran a 1:57.05 800 then led off the DTC 4x400 relay that finished in first, splitting 51.7.


Broad Street 10 Mile

10. Carlos Jamieson - 49:50
17. Austin McGinley - 51:37 (PR)
20. Sean Barrett - 51:59
41. Luk Olenginski - 53:27 (PR)
63. Matt Hassett - 54:35

Pittsburgh Half Marathon

14. Lucas Stalnaker - 1:05:34

Pittsburgh Marathon
6. Maura Carroll - 2:54:04

Lilac Bloomsday 12K

41. Paul Thistle - 40:30

Kehoe Invite

Women's 4x4:
2. Pacers-GRC - 4:01.53 (GRC #1 All-Time)

Women's 1500:
5. Maura Linde - 4:32.85 (PR, GRC #4 All-Time)
6. Jackie Kasal - 4:34.36

Women's 800:
4. Sarah Cook - 2:14.39
5. Alex Morris - 2:15.27
7. Angelina Oputa - 2:19.76
12. Kyleigh Mann - 2:23.83

Women's 5000:
2. Maura Linde - 17:53.52
5. Chelsie Penello - 18:32.47
6. Chelsea Vane - 18:43.27

Men's 1500:
4. Dan Trettel - 3:50.67 (GRC #1 All-Time)
6. Lars Benner - 3:57.62
9. Tom Kelly - 4:07.52
10. Jim Belfatto - 4:11.99

Men's 800:
10. Alex Hinton - 1:57.05



Sunday, May 12, 2019

Weekend Results: GW Parkway Sweep, Jersey Marathon, Pikes Peek and more

Charlie kicked us off on the roads with a win at the Crystal City Friday Night Pacers 5K in 15:47.

The men swept the Pacers GW Parkway 10 Miler, with Kieran, Dan Meteer and Carlos taking the top 3 spots in very quick times, all of them breaking 50:30. This was a 10 mile debut for Dan, and a prep race for Carlos going into Broad Street. Rob, Charlie, and Pat all got in solid efforts at Parkway as well.

For the women, Kerry led the way finishing in 4th in 61:50. Erin made a strong 10 mile debut, finishing 5th in 62:01. Margaret finished in 6th in 62:29, Chelsea V was 8th in 63:41, Liz Reynolds was 14th in 65:15 and Hallie was 15th in 65:16.

In the Parkway 5K, Austin broke from the field early and ran a very strong solo 15:32 for the win.

Photo Courtesy of Swim Bike Run
Austin Takes the 5K! Photo Courtesy of Swim Bike Run
At the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon, Zak had a really strong performance and a new personal best, just 2 weeks after an attempt at the Boston Marathon. He finished in 5th place, running 2:31:58. Dickson returned to his favorite hometown race, and ran 2:33:26 for 7th. This was a very solid performance considering Dix's build-up for this race, which included being sick for quite a bit of his cycle.

For the women, Natalie finished her season strong and came close to setting another personal best, by finishing in 7th in 2:56:18.

In the New Jersey Half Marathon, Tom Kelly ran 1:13:19 for 2nd place and set a new personal best.

At Pikes Peek 10K, Dave Wertz and Trever Reed both had very strong runs, finishing in 3rd and 4th in 32:28. This was a 10K PR for Trever in the midst of marathon training.

In track action, Alex led the way with a 1:56.77 800 at Shippensburg. Angelina ran 2:23.3 in her 800 debut, also at Ship, and Liz T ran 2:19.59 in her first 800 of the season at TCNJ.

Crystal City 5K #4
1. Charlie Ban - 15:47

GW Parkway 10 Miler

Women:
4. Kerry Allen - 61:50
5. Erin Melly - 62:01 (PR-Debut)
6. Margaret Johnston - 62:29
8. Chelsea Vane - 63:41
14. Liz Reynolds - 65:15
15. Hallie Fox - 65:16

Men:
1. Kieran O'Connor - 50:19
2. Dan Meteer - 50:22 (PR-Debut)
3. Carlos Jamieson - 50:27
7. Robert Brook - 54:31
9. Charlie Ban - 55:25
14. Patrick Kuhlmann - 56:27

New Jersey Marathon

Women:
7. Natalie Patterson - 2:56:18

Men:
3. Zak Miller - 2:31:58 (PR)
7. Dickson Mercer - 2:33:26

New Jersey Half Marathon
2. Tom Kelly - 1:13:19 (PR)

Pikes Peek 10K
3. Dave Wertz - 32:28
4. Trever Reed - 32:28 (PR)

Shippensburg

Women's 800:
6. Angelina Oputa - 2:23.30

Men's 800:
1. Alex Hinton - 1:56.77

TCNJ

Women's 800:
5. Liz Tawa - 2:19.59

Friday, April 26, 2019

Penn Relays Distance Night

GRC sent a distance crew up for the Penn Relay distance night.

Maura Linde led the team, finishing 4th in the women's 10000 in 34:26. Her time is an improvement from her 34:44 from Penn last year, and is the new GRC #3 all-time at the track 10K distance. Emily ran 35:25, finishing in 9th for the women.

Sam Chauvin ran a solid 30:25, finishing 8th in the men's 10K.

Caroline Smith took her first ever shot at the 5K distance on the track, fought through a cramp the last mile and hung on to finish and run 17:30.

Penn Relays

Women's 10000:
4. Maura Linde - 34:26.18 (#3 GRC All-Time)
9. Emily de La Bruyere - 35:25.77

Women's 5000:
46. Caroline Smith - 17:30.05

Men's 10000:
8. Sam Chauvin - 30:25.97

Weekend Results: Jackie wins at Morgan State, Princeton

Jackie led the way for GRC with a win and yet another strong performance in the 1500 at Morgan State. Gina continued her streak of excellent pacing and helped pace Jackie thru 1100 meters. Jackie finished in 4:33.63, which is a new #4 GRC all-time in the 1500, and close to a new PR. Alexa had a nice improvement in the 1500, running 5:01. Lars cruised to win his heat in the 1500 in 4:05.

At Princeton, Carlos continued his comeback tour with a nice 2nd place, sub 31 minute showing in the 10K. Carlos will run Parkway and Broad Street in the coming weeks. Liz ran another steady race with a 4:45 in the 1500.

Morgan State

Women's 1500:
1. Jackie Kasal - 4:33.63 (#4 GRC All-Time)
12. Alexa Squirini - 5:01.74

Men's 1500:
3. Lars Benner - 4:05.53

Princeton

Men's 10000:
2. Carlos Jamieson - 30:54.42

Women's 1500:
8. Liz Tawa - 4:45.08

Weekend Results: Track Meets & Road Races Galore, Trettel Club Record

GRC sent track crews to a variety of track meets and road races in the second weekend of April.

Highlights:

At the Crimson Tide Invite on Thursday, Lucas won the 5K at the Crimson Tide Invite in 14:19, a time good for 3rd on the GRC all-time list. Lucas will be racing at the Pittsburgh Half Marathon.

At Hopkins, Chelsie P finished 2nd in the 5K, and Alex Hinton won his section of the 800.

At Mason, Dan Trettel set a new club record, running 1:53.21 in the 800. Jackie had a big breakthrough in the 1500, and Gina did an excellent job pacing the women's 1500, coming through 1000 meters in 2:55, which would be a club record at that distance. Sarah Cook took over the #3 spot all time in her 800.

At the Rider Invite, Liz Tawa had her best performance of the year, taking 3rd in the 1500.

We also had some great distance performances at Bucknell, led by Emily D's big 10K PR. She had great pacing help from Maura Linde and set the #3 GRC all time mark in 34:30. This performance puts her in line to potentially make France's team in the Euro Cup 10K in London this summer. Kyle had a giant track PR for 10K, improving significantly on his time at Bucknell last year. Max and Sam both had strong runs at 5K.

In road action, Austin McGinley won the Pacers Friday Night Race in Crystal City in 16:11 as he prepares for a run at the Broad Street 10 Miler.

At the Monument 10K in Richmond, Molly Applegate led the way finishing in 7th for the women with a big PR of 36:40. She will run the New Jersey Half Marathon. Sean Barrett finished in 11th, leading the way for the men, followed by Cabell and Charlie. Sean is training for Broad Street, and Charlie will be running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon coming up.

At the Boston Marathon, our runners faced difficult humid, warm conditions. Zak Miller & Liz Reynolds had really strong training cycles and prepared very well, but smartly decided to pull the plug at miles 18 and 20 due to the conditions. Zak will look for redemption at the Jersey Marathon.

Chris Bain fought through the conditions and continued his Boston streak of 22 years, and ran another strong, consistent race, finishing in 2:43:36.

Crimson Tide Invite

Men's 5000:
1. Lucas Stalnaker - 14:19 (#3 GRC All-Time)

Mason Invite

Women's 800:
13. Jesse Carlin - 2:14.22
14. Alex Morris - 2:14.45
15. Sarah Cook - 2:14.87 (New #3 GRC All-Time)

Women's 1500:
9. Jackie Kasal - 4:36.03

Men's 800:
15. Dan Trettel - 1:53.21 (#1 GRC All-Time)

Men's 1500:
26. Lars Benner - 3:58.03

Bucknell Invite

Women's 10000
2. Emily D - 34:30.42 (PR, #3 GRC All-Time)

Men's 5000
28. Sam Chauvin - 14:37.64
50. Max Pedrotti - 14:54.18

Men's 10000
36. Kyle Wagener - 31:01.41 (Track PR)

Hopkins Invite

Women's 5000:
2. Chelsie Penello - 18:23.30
5. Chelsea Vane - 18:39.77

Women's 1500:
29. Alexa Squirini - 5:10.43

Men's 800:
5. Alex Hinton - 1:57.52

Rider Invite

Women's 1500:
3. Liz Tawa - 4:44.04

Pacers Friday Night 5K

1. Austin McGinley - 16:11

Monument 10K

Women:
7. Molly Applegate - 36:40 (PR)

Men:
11. Sean Barrett - 32:18
18. Cabell Willis - 32:58
20. Charlie Ban - 33:10

Boston Marathon

Chris Bain - 2:43:36


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Weekend Results: Cherry Blossom, Crystal City, Scranton

We had a big weekend of racing to kick off the beginning of April. Our women and men took 1st and 2nd in the Washington Women & Men's Elite Divisions at the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler.

The women's team ran in a close pack, separated by only 1 minute. Sarah Z ran 60:02 in her 10 mile debut. Maura ran 60:14 in a tune-up for the Pittsburgh marathon. Margaret had a 2 minute PR in 60:21, Katie ran 60:39 in her comeback from injury, and Natalie ran yet another PR in 61:02 as she prepares for the New Jersey Marathon in late April.

The highlights of the men's team performances were Nick Posada running a big PR of 51:03, plus Dave Wertz winning the master's competition in 53:20.

In other local racing, Dan Samet and Gina won the men and women's races at the Pacers Friday Night 5K in Crystal City.

Trever Reed also clocked a giant PR in the Scranton Half Marathon, and had a huge improvement from his race there last year.

Cherry Blossom Ten Miler

Women:

42. Sarah Zieve - 60:02 (PR)
46. Maura Carroll - 60:14
47. Margaret Johnston - 60:21 (PR)
49. Katie Read - 60:39
51. Natalie Patterson - 61:02 (PR)

Men:

31. Nick Posada - 51:03 (PR)
41. David Wertz - 53:16
50. Jerry Greenlaw - 53:46
51. Graham Tribble - 53:49
52. Rob Brook - 53:50 (PR)
63. Tom Kelly - 54:33
77. Sean O'Leary - 55:51
93. Tyler Dye - 56:55

Pacers Crystal City 5K

Women:

1. Gina McNamara - 18:10

Men:

1. Dan Samet - 15:30
3. Charlie Ban - 16:13
4. Cabell Willis - 16:31

Scranton Half Marathon

11. Trever Reed - 1:12:04 (PR)

Weekend Results: Raleigh Relays & Richmond - Stalnaker, Trettel set GRC Club Records

GRC sent crews to both Raleigh Relays and the Fred Hardy Invitational in Richmond.

In Raleigh, Lucas had a sensational performance, running 28:57 in the 10K. This was both a 12 second PR and a 30 second club record. Coach Jerry described Lucas' run as the best performance ever run by a GRC men's athlete on the track. Lucas will chase the USATF standard in the 10K for the outdoor nationals. Dan Trettel also set a new GRC club record in the 1500, running 3:51.55. Other highlights included Sam Chauvin breaking 30 and running 29:56 in the 10K, and Maura Linde running 16:38 for 5K, as she tunes up for the 10K at Penn Relays later in April.

We also had solid performances in Richmond, highlighted by Natalie "PR" Patterson, who ran a PR of 17:46 for 5K. Max also ran sub 15 in the 5K, with a 14:56 showing. Jesse Carlin and Caroline Smith both were the first non-collegiate finishers in their races.

Raleigh Relays

Men's 10K -

12. Lucas Stalnaker - 28:57 (Club Record, PR)
36. Sam Chauvin - 29:56

Men's 1500

32. Dan Trettel - 3:51 (Club Record)

Women's 5K -

32. Maura Linde - 16:38
40. Emily D - 16:55

Fred Hardy Invite

Women's 800 - 

1. Jesse Carlin - 2:13
2. Jackie Kasal - 2:17
7. Alex Morris - 2:19

Women's 3000 -

1. Caroline Smith - 10:17

Women's 5000 -

4. Natalie Patterson - 17:46 (PR)
11. Chelsea Vane - 18:39
12. Chelsie Penello - 18:40

Men's 5000 - 

4. Max Pedrotti - 14:56

Friday, March 29, 2019

Weekend Update (March 23): Marine Corps 17.75k



Sean Barrett finished second in the rarely-contested 17.75k distance at the Marine Corps 17.75k. His overall time translates to 5:38 per mile, a solid pace considering much of the course is hilly and unpaved.

Marine Corps 17.75k Results
2. Sean Barrett - 62:12

Weekend Update (March 16): St. Pat's and Outdoor Track is Back


With Spring and warm weather on the horizon, GRC harriers spread out across the DMV area in search of PR's and podium finishes.

Over in Virginia, GRC women dominated the notoriously difficult 4 Courts 4 Miler with Katie Read, Taylor Tubbs, and Sarah Zieve, and Gina McNamara finishing 1-4. On the men's side, Daniel Samet was the first to cross the finish line followed by David Wertz in 3rd.

Across the Potomac in DC, Natalie Patterson kept the win streak going at the St. Pat's Run by breaking the tape in both the 5k and 10k. Cabell Willis crossed the 5k finish line in 3rd place followed by Sean Barrett in 6th. Carlos finished 3rd in the 10k followed by Austin McGinley in 4th, Tom Kelly in 7th, and Matt Hassett in 10th. Sean and Cabell doubled back from the 5k to finish 6th and 15th, respectively.

Up in Virginia Beach, Liz Reynolds crushed her PR at the Anthem Half Marathon to finish 9th in 1:21:47.

Over in College Park, runners christened the start of outdoor track at the Maryland Invitational. Maura Linde took the 5k in 17:04 followed by Chelsie Pennello in 18:30 and Chelsea Vane in 18:31. Jackie Kasal nearly took the W in the 1500, finishing 2nd in 4:42. She was followed by Alex Morris in 4:54 and Alexa Squirini in 5:25. On the men's side, Daniel Trettel led the 1500 wire-to-wire in 3:58. Lars Benner finished 3rd in 4:09 and Alex Hinton was 5th in 4:12. Luk Olenginski was the top GRC finisher in the 5k with a 5th place finish in 15:28 and Jordan Psaltakis crossed the line in 8th place in 16:17.

4 Courts 4 Miler Results

1. Katie Read - 23:52
2. Taylor Tubbs - 23:57
3. Sarah Zieve - 24:28
4. Gina McNamara - 24:54

1. Daniel Samet - 20:37
3. David Wertz - 21:53

St. Pat's Run Results

5k
1. Natalie Patterson -17:59

3. Cabell Willis - 16:06
5. Sean Barrett- 16:22

10k
1. Natalie Patterson - 38:24
3. Carlos Jamieson - 31:57
4. Austin McGinley - 32:19
6. Sean Barrett - 33:22
7. Tom Kelly - 33:56
10. Matt Hassett - 35:14
15. Cabell Willis - 36:40


9. Liz Reynolds - 1:21:47


1500
2. Jackie Kasal - 4:42
6. Alex Morris - 4:54
13. Alexa Squirini - 5:25

1. Dan Trettel - 3:58
3. Lars Benner - 4:09
5. Alex Hinton - 4:12

5k
1. Maura Linde - 17:04
2. Chelsie Pennello - 18:30
3. Chelsea Vane - 18:31

5. Luk Olenginski - 15:28
8. Jordan Psaltakis - 16:17

Road racing photos courtesy of Swim Bike Run Photo and Pacers
Track photos courtesy of Dan Trettel

Sunday, March 10, 2019

DC Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon Results

Women

15. Maura Carroll - 1:21:35
18. Margaret Johnston - 1:21:58
21. Molly Applegate - 1:22:28
33. Hallie Fox - 1:27:18

Men

5. Dan Meteer - 1:07:33
11. Paul Thistle - 1:08:59
15. Sean Barrett - 1:10:59
19. Kyle Wagener - 1:11:44
20. Zak Miller - 1:11:52
21. Charlie Ban - 1:11:57
26. Max Pedrotti - 1:12:44
28. Trever Reed - 1:13:12
36. Sean O'Leary - 1:14:34

Friday, March 8, 2019

Weekend Update (February 24): RRCA and Boston Last Chance


The conditions at the RRCA 10 Miler were sub-optimal to say the least, but the cold rain did not dampen the spirits of our intrepid crew.

Congratulations to the women who got the win by a comfortable margin against solid competition. Kerry led the way, finishing 3rd in 61:54, followed by Natalie in 6th in 63:22 which was a 24 second PR, Margaret in 7th in 63:37, Liz R in 9th in 64:05, Hallie in 14th in 66:33, and Chelsea V in 16th in 66:46. Well done, ladies! Because of several late scratches due to illness and injury the men were unable to field a full team, but the guys that got on the starting line ran well. Kyle made a promising return to racing in 54:21, followed by Zak in a PR of 54:54, Charlie in 54:57, Cabell in 55:07, Max in 55:46, Trever in 56:26, and Sean in 58:49. That Natalie and Zak were able to PR in such awful conditions on a very hilly course is a great sign that we're going to see more PRs from him them both this spring.

The conditions were perfect at the Boston University Last Chance meet, where Tom ran an excellent 1:58.41 800. Tom had not broken 2:00 since 2011, and he was extremely pleased to see that he still has some speed after moving up to longer road distances.

RRCA Club Challenge Ten Mile Results

Women
3. Kerry Allen - 61:54
6. Natalie Patterson - 63:02
7. Margaret Johnson - 63:37
9. Liz Reynolds - 64:05
14. Hallie Fox - 66:33
16. Chelsea Vane - 66:46

Men
9. Kyle Wagener - 54:21
12. Zak Miller - 54:54
13. Charlie Ban - 54:57
15. Cabell Willis - 55:07
17. Max Pedrotti - 55:46
21. Trever Reed - 56:26
44. Sean O'Leary - 58:49
63. Tyler Dye - 60:41

Boston University Last Chance Meet Results
40. Tom Kelly - 1:58.41

Weekend Update (February 16 and 17): Record Setters

It was a weekend for the record books on the track, with two club records for the men. Lucas Stalnaker crushed the club record in the 3000, running 8:11.73 at the University of South Carolina Open, which was a 2 second PR. Lucas had some pacing help early, but he was totally solo the second half of the race and lapped almost the entire field. 

Daniel Trettel broke the club record in the 800, running 1:53.63 at the Penn State Tune Up. Daniel got caught up in traffic at the start and was not able to get running room for the first 200, causing him to go out slower than he intended, but he was able to run relatively even pace throughout.

The women also got in the action, with Liz getting the win in the 1000 at the Princeton Invitational in 3:02.72, which is the second fastest time in club history. Liz was totally solo the entire race, and had been sick all week, so that was an extremely impressive performance.


University of South Carolina Open Results
1. Lucas Stalnaker - 8:11.73

Penn State Tune Up Results
2. Daniel Trettel - 1:53.63

Princeton Invitational Results
1. Liz Tawa - 3:02.72

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Weekend Recap (February 9 and 10): Millrose Games!

Millrose Games

We had a great day at the Millrose Games, with both of our A teams finishing a well-earned second place, and both of our B teams finishing sixth. Caroline led off for the A team in 3:40.3, which put us in the thick of the race. Alex ran a very strong 58.2 despite being impeded in the exchange zone, and when Jesse was done with her customary strong carry in 2:15.3, the race for second was down to us and NYAC. Gina got on the shoulder of her NYAC counterpart, who pushed the pace hard in an effort to shake Gina. That effort proved to be futile, as Gina stayed patient, and with 150 to go she unleashed a huge kick, finishing in an excellent 4:51.8, for a time of 11:45.79. Gina ran the fastest leg of the day by over 2 seconds, and it was the fastest anchor leg in GRC history. The B team ran so well that after extremely impressive legs from Jackie in 3:39.7 and Sarah C in 58.1, they were in second place, a step ahead of the A team. Angelina ran a solid 2:18.1, and Liz T anchored in a strong 5:07.5, for a time of 12:03.4. It's a testament to the depth of our women's track group that our B team was stride for stride with the A team for 2 legs.

Sam C got the men's A team started in 3:07.5, and handed off in third, just behind the leader. Alex ran an outstanding 51.1, and he moved us up to second. Daniel got the baton 1.4 seconds behind Garden State TC, and at the end of his excellent 1:53.5 leg, we were in a dead heat with Garden State and Penn. The Garden State anchor has broken 4 minutes, and after an extremely fast opening 400 Dan wisely let him go, and he and the Penn anchor were in a pitched battle for second for 7 laps. Dan made his move with 200 to go, and brought it home in an outstanding 4:09.3, which was a big PR. Our time of 10:01.45 was 1.5 seconds than our winning time last year, and thus is a club record. Max led off for the B team in a very impressive 3:08.6. Craig ran a strong 53.5, and handed off to Tom in 6th place. Tom went by the man in front of him in the first 100 meters, and ran the rest of his leg solo, finishing in a solid 2:00.8. Luk anchored in a strong 4:23.5 off of a very brief track-focused training cycle, for a time of 10:26.58.

112th NYRR Millrose Games Results

Women's Distance Medley Relay
2. GRC - 11:45.79
Caroline Smith (1200) - 3:40.3
Alex Morris (400) - 58.2
Jesse Carlin (800) - 2:15.3
Gina McNamara (1600) - 4:51.8

6. GRC - 12:03.57
Jackie Kasal (1200) - 3:39.7
Sarah Cook (400) - 58.1
Angelina Oputa (800) - 2:18.1
Liz Tawa (1600) - 5:07.5

Men's Distance Medley Relay
2. GRC - 10:01.45
Sam Chauvin (1200) - 3:07.5
Alex Hinton (400) - 51.1
Daniel Trettel (800) - 1:53.5
Dan Meteer (1600) - 4:09.3

6. GRC - 10:26.58
Max Pedrotti (1200) - 3:08.6
Craig Morgan (400) - 53.5
Tom Kelly (800) - 2:00.8
Lukasz Olenginski (1600) - 4:23.5

Love the Run You're With 5k

Closer to home, we had a sizeable crew at the Pacers Love the Run You're With 5k. Lars Benner made an impressive return to racing after a long injury layoff, placing second in 15:51, followed by David Wertz in 16:06, Charlie Ban in 16:25, and Dickson in 16:40. For the women, Natalie got the win in 18:01, which was a 12 second PR. Erin Melly was second in 18:28, followed by Rebekah Hernandez in 19:39, Chelsie Pennello in 19:43, Alexa Squirini, making her return to competition after a long injury layoff in 20:21, and Molly Applegate, who got stuck behind the walkers at the start, in 20:23.


Love the Run You're With Results

Women
1. Natalie Patterson - 18:01
2. Erin Melly - 18:28
4. Rebekah Hernandez - 19:39
6. Chelsie Pennello - 19:43
8. Alexa Squirini - 20:21
9. Molly Applegate - 20:23

Men
2. Lars Benner -15:51
5. David Wertz - 16:06
6. Charlie Ban - 16:25
7. Dickson Mercer - 16:40

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Weekend Recap (February 2): USATF XC Championships



Our active duty military crew was in action on Saturday, February 2nd, at the USATF XC Championships in Tallahassee, Florida. Lucas Stalnaker finished an outstanding 20th place in a loaded field, and came agonizingly close to making his first national team, missing out on qualifying for the NACAC XC squad by one spot. That disappointment does not diminish Lucas's great race--he ran 30:13 for 10,000 on a fairly hilly course, and he beat numerous national class athletes. Lucas will keep the momentum going into track season, and he's got a real shot to qualify for outdoor nationals in the 10,000. Well done, young fellow!

The rest of our crew also ran well. Sean Barrett was a strong 49th place in 33:45, and Ryan Spier, who is beginning to work his way back into shape, was 57th place in 34:49. On the women's side, Kelly Calway was a solid 45th place in 39:00.

Open Men's Results
20. Lucas Stalnaker - 30:14
49. Sean Barrett - 33:46
57. Ryan Speir - 34:50

Open Women's Results
45. Kelly Calway - 39:01

Weekend Recap (January 25): DMR Madness

Our Distance Medley Relay (DMR) crew was out in full force at the George Mason Patriot Games. We ran split squads in order to bring our own competition and the women couldn't have been more evenly matched, as the A team ran 12:02.1, and the B team ran 12:03. Gina led off for the A team in 3:39, followed by Sarah Cook, who made an excellent GRC debut in 58.14. Jesse ran 2:15, and Liz T anchored the team to victory in 5:09. Jackie led off for the B team in 3:42, followed by Alex in 58.4, Angelina in 2:21.9, and Caroline in a very strong 5:00.3. Gina came back in the open 400 in 61.38.




The men's A team got the win in 10:25.62. Sam C led off in a very controlled 3:12.5, closing in 29 for the last 200, followed by Tom in 56.6, and Craig in 2:01.1. Dan Meteer made an outstanding GRC debut, anchoring the team to victory in 4:14.76. Dan is a 2018 Brown graduate, and he is going to be a great addition to our track and road crews. The B team was third in 10:37.31. Luk led off in 3:14.6, followed by Alex in an excellent 51.8, Daniel in 1:56.4, and Max, making his indoor debut, in 4:34. Daniel was a tad frustrated that his 800 leg was impeded, and he made up for it by winning the open mile in 4:22.37. After a pedestrian open 1200, Daniel kicked hard for the win, closing in 60 for the last 400.



Distance Medley Relay
1. GRC - 10:25.62
Sam Chauvin (1200) - 3:12.5
Tom Kelly (400) - 56.6
Craig (800) - 2:01.1
Dan Meteer (1600) - 4:14.8

3. GRC - 10:37.21
Luk Olenginski (1200) - 3:14.6
Alex Hinton (400) - 51.8
Daniel Trettel (800) - 1:56.4
Max Pedrotti (1600) - 4:34

Open Mile
1. Daniel Trettel - 4:22.37


Women's Results

Distance Medley Relay
1. GRC -12:02.12
Gina McNamara (1200) - 3:39
Sarah Cook (400) - 58.14
Jesse Carlin (800) - 2:15
Liz Tawa (1600) - 5:09

2. GRC - 12:03.00
Jackie Kasal (1200) - 3:42
Alex Morris (400) - 58.4
Angelina Oputa (800) - 2:21.9
Caroline Smith (1600) - 5:00.3

Open 400
12. Gina McNamara - 61.38