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