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


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.


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

7. Molly Applegate - 36:40 (PR)

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


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)


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


1. Gina McNamara - 18:10


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