Monday, April 24, 2017

Shattering start to a new age group

Our old friend, Marist Running Alum and loyal program supporter Bob Sweeney of Colorado had a smashing debut as a 50-year-old at Sunday’s Glass City Marathon in Toledo, Ohio. Bob, who turned 50 in February, placed sixth overall out of more than 1,000 runners in the race and first in the masters (40-and-over) with a sterling time of 2:43:24. The master of consistency, Bob’s 13.1-mile splits were 1:21:32 and 1:21:52. Not bad at any age, but certainly stellar at a new milestone year. For true numbers geeks, Bob’s “age-graded time and achievement percentile” calculated at 2:29:11 and 86.012 percent, according to this web site. In other words, it’s an elite-level performance from an endurance athlete with a career filled with them. Nicely done, Bob!

Farm Lane therapy

Finally, mercifully, daylight has crept back into our early morning jog time. The headlamp you see pictured here has been officially retired from the morning run until the fall, when darkness inevitably creeps back in. This morning, with The Lawyer and The Mayor, our route took an impromptu turn onto Farm Lane – something we haven’t done since last spring or summer. The undulating terrain of our favorite cross country workout venue was an excellent metaphor for our rambling conversation, which I kind of dominated this morning, detailing the ups and downs of our lives these days. The run was great therapy for me and really for the three of us, as we unpacked various emotions that can only be shared on the solitude of an early-morning jog. The stats today were unremarkable: 7 miles, 8:42 pace, on those hills. In a previous life, this would be a slow jog. Two years ago, on crutches, I could only dream of such things. Now, I cherish every step and every word, at any pace and any distance. And it sure is nice to see my friends again in the daylight, as opposed to the blinding light of a powerful headlamp on a dark morning.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stony Brook Wolfie meet: Women's results, splits -- Ashley Haynes, 100 dash record!

Congrats to senior captain Ashley Haynes, as she continues to leave her mark on the school record board. Today, she added the 100-meter dash to her ever-growing collection of school records, on a damp and chilly day. Nicely done, Ash! (Note: Photo above is from last year's Wolfie, on a much nicer day weather-wise)

Wolfie Invitational
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
Women’s results and splits
100-meter dash
4. Ashley Haynes 12.44 seconds *school record, old record 12.48 seconds by Danielle Asaro in 2014
7. Danisha Craig 12.68
11. Lauren Adams 12.89
12. Candhace Forrest 12.94
200-meter dash
16. Lauren Adams 26.57
24. Candhace Forrest 27.34
400-meter dash
11. Jenn Horner 1:01.24
17. Molly Weeks 1:02.58
21. Olivia Gage 1:03.41
27. Ericka Stewart 1:06.89
29. Emma Schweitzer 1:07.71
800-meter run
5. Emily Burns 2:20.82
9. Emily Franko 2:24.05
15. Christine Gambell 2:28.98
28. Lauren Traina 2:44.32
1,500-meter run
4. Emily Burns 4:37.93
72, 2:28 (76), 3:41 (73), 4:37.93 (75.93 last 400m)
9. Shea  Bohan 4:45.09
72, 2:29 (77), 3:47 (78), 4:45.09 (78.09 last 400m)
14. Emily Franko 4:52.40
76, 2:34 (78), 3:54 (80), 4:52.40 (78.40 last 400m)
16. Christine Gambell 4:54.07
73, 2:29 (76), 3:49 (80), 4:54.07 (86.07 last 400m)
19. Boushra Belkhir 4:58.26
78, 2:36 (78), 3:58 (82), 4:58.26 (81.26 last 400m)
3,000-meter run (splits taken from finish line by Saad)
5. Denise Grohn 10:26.44
39, 2:02 (83), 3:25 (83), 4:49 (84), 6:13 (84), 7:39 (86), 9:02 (83), 10:26.44 (84.44)
6. Jenna Robinson 10:28.43
39, 2:02 (83), 3:25 (83), 4:48 (83), 6:13 (85), 7:38 (85), 9:03 (85), 10:28.43 (85.43)
8. Bryn Gorberg 10:34.03
39, 2:02 (83), 3:25 (83), 4:48 (83), 6:13 (85), 7:39 (86), 9:07 (88), 10:34.03 (87.03)
18. Kerri-Anne Flynn 11:42.34
41, 2:09 (88), 3:38 (89), 5:11 (93), 6:48 (97), 8:27 (99), 10:07 (100), 11:42.34 (95.34)
400-meter hurdles
2. Debbie Boerke 1:03.38
7. Courtney Cartwright 1:09.52
9. Alexandra Hernandez 1:09.88
400-meter relay
4. Marist (Ashley Haynes, Lauren Adams, Debbie Boerke, Danisha Craig) 49.41
1,600-meter relay
7. Marist (Shea Bohan 62.8, Emily Burns 63.3, Christine Gambell 66.6, Jenna Robinson 66.1) 4:19.09
High jump
6. Fallon Quigley 1.45 meters
Long jump
10. Debbie Boerke 4.68 meters
14. Molly Weeks 4.59 meters
Team standings
1-Stony Brook 228.5, 2. Quinnipiac 121, 3. Sacred Heart 97, 4. Fordham 57, 5. Niagara 31, 6. Marist 25.5, 7. St. John’s 18, 8. Hofstra 10

Stony Brook Wolfie meet: Men's results and splits

Wolfie Invitational
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
Men’s results and splits
100-meter dash
3. Tim Johnson 11.31
4. Joe Cafaro 11.47
200-meter dash
8. Joe Cafaro 22.74
9. Tim Johnson 22.94
12. Santosh Krishnan 24.27
400-meter dash
7. Santosh Krishnan 55.02
800-meter run
3. Zachary Ropes 1:54.88
9. Mark Cappuccitti 2:00.18
11. Josh Siegel 2:01.20
14. Nate Lungarini 2:02.88
1,500-meter run
11. Mike Kennedy 4:08.78
65, 2:11 (66), 3:18 (67), 4:08.78 (67.78 last 400m)
13. Anthony Colasanto 4:11.79
65, 2:11 (66), 3:19 (68), 4:11.79 (69.79 last 400m)
14. Saad Baig 4:13.82
62, 2:08 (66), 3:21 (73), 4:13.82 (72.82 last 400m)
16. Eamonn Beers 4:14.37
66, 2:12 (68), 3:21 (69), 4:14.37 (71.37 last 400m)
20. Will Esposito 4:25.84
67, 2:16 (69), 3:29 (73), 4:25.84 (56.84)
21. Zach Toner 4:31.62
68, 2:21 (73), 3:35 (74), 4:31.62 (56.62)
3,000-meter run
7. Joe Miller 8:55.8
68, 2:18 (70), 3:29 (71), 4:40 (71)
5:54 (74), 7:07 (73), 8:21 (74), 8:55.8 (34.8)
9. Conor Stack 8:59.2
70, 2:21 (71), 3:34 (73), 4:47 (73)
6:01 (74), 7:15 (74), 8:27 (72), 8:59.2 (32.2)
5,000-meter run
5. Mike Kennedy 15:31.93
73, 2:30 (77), 3:47 (77), 5:02 (75)
6:19 (77), 7:35 (76), 8:48 (73), 10:03 (75)
11:17 (74), 12:31 (74), 13:43 (72), 14:55 (72)
15:31.93 (36.93)
6. Dan Hillman 16:03.02
72, 2:25 (73), 3:38 (73), 4:50 (72)
6:03 (73), 7:20 (77), 8:41 (81), 10:03 (82)
11:23 (80), 12:49 (86), 14:09 (80), 15:27 (78)
16:03.02 (35.02)
7. Brian Edsall 16:03.20
73, 2:31 (78), 3:47 (76), 5:03 (76)
6:19 (76), 7:36 (77), 8:55 (79), 10:14 (79)
11:32 (78), 12:50 (78), 14:09 (79), 15:28 (79)
16:03.20 (35.20)
9. Will Duggan 16:08.10
73, 2:31 (78), 3:47 (76), 5:02 (75)
6:19 (77), 7:35 (76), 8:53 (78), 10:11 (78)
11:30 (79), 12:50 (80), 14:10 (80), 15:29 (79)
16:08.10 (39.10)
10. Omar Perez 16:19.98
73, 2:29 (76), 3:46 (77), 5:02 (76)
6:19 (77), 7:37 (78), 8:56 (79), 10:16 (80)
11:37 (81), 12:58 (81), 14:20 (82), 15:41 (81)
16:19.98 (38.98)
400-meter hurdles
4. Sean Patterson 57.47
3,000-meter steeplechase
2. Alex Hogue 9:56.94
74, 2:30 (76), 3:49 (79), 5:09 (80), 6:32 (83), 7:54 (82), 9:17 (83), 9:56.94 (39.94)
3. Mark Valentino (Marist Alumni Racing Team) 10:15.57
73, 2:30 (77), 3:49 (79), 5:09 (80), 6:32 (83), 8:01 (88), 9:30 (89), 10:15.57 (45.57)
1,600-meter relay
5. Marist (Zachary Ropes 51.5, Nate Lungarini 53.4, Josh Siegel 52.8, Anthony Colasanto 53.6) 3:31.70
Team standings
1-Stony Brook 283, 2. Sacred Heart 97, 3. Fordham 76, 4. Marist 33, 5. Quinnipiac 4


Stony Brook Wolfie meet: Chilly selfie

Yeah. The "accu" part of Accuweather wasn't that effective today. All week, we had been checking the Stony Brook weather. All week, it was saying partly cloudy, or partly sunny, or cloudy, with consistent highs in the low to mid 60s. This morning that forecast changed to showers and low 50s. It wasn't all that pleasant, but the meet went well enough. Especially gratifying to see Marist Running Alum Mark Valentino, who came and ran the steeplechase and helped out tremendously with splits throughout the day. Just like old times. Results and splits will be posted here, once they are posted online. Still awaiting them. Some solid performances, despite the chilly, damp and windy conditions. Back with more later ...

Stony Brook Wolfie meet: 'Food' for thought to start the day ...

Our track trips almost always start with a grocery store stop -- either at Hannaford's in Highland or at Price Chopper in Poughkeepsie (which is where we went today, en route to Stony Brook). I was somewhat startled to see senior captain Ashley Haynes in this little shopping buggy at the Chopper. My immediate reaction was, "oh no, she's hurt!" but that quickly changed to "come on, Ash ... really?" But then my thought process shifted to, "well, geez, she's saving her energy for the meet today!" Yeah. That sounds good. Let's go with THAT. Being the quick thinker that I am, I snapped this photo and promised to post it to the blog. So. Here you go!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stony Brook Wolfie meet: Updated time schedule

Field events
10:30 a.m.: Women's long jump
11:30 a.m.: Men's high jump, followed by women's high jump
Track events
10:50 a.m.: National Anthem
11:00 a.m.: Women's 4x100 relay
11:05 a.m.: Men's 4x100 relay
11:10 a.m.: Women's 1,500
11:30 a.m.: Men's 1,500
11:45 a.m.: Women's 100 hurdles
11:55 a.m.: Men's 110 hurdles
12 noon: Women's 5,000
12:25 p.m.: Men's 3,000
12:35 p.m.: Women's 400
12:45 p.m.: Men's 400
1:00 p.m.: Women's 100
1:10 p.m.: Men's 100
1:15 p.m.: Women's 800
1:25 p.m.: Men's 800
1:40 p.m.: Women's 3km steeple
1:55 p.m.: Men's 3km steeple
2:10 p.m.: Women's 400 hurdles
2:20 p.m.: Men's 400 hurdles
2:30 p.m.: Women's 200 dash
2:45 p.m.: Men's 200 dash
2:55 p.m.: Women's 3,000
3:10 p.m.: Men's 5,000
3:30 p.m.: Women's 4x400 relay
3:45 p.m.: Men's 4x400 relay

Stony Brook Wolfie meet: Order of events

On Saturday, we head to Long Island for the Wolfie Invitational at Stony Brook University. This a nice, low-key meet with some quality events and athletes; an excellent meet for us, and even better in that a lot of our athletes are from Long Island, so there is usually great family support. Here is the order of events (no time schedule yet) for the meet.

Field events, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Women's long jump
Women's high jump
Running events, starting at 11 a.m.
4x100 relay
1,500 run
110 hurdles
100 hurdles
3,000 run
400 dash
100 dash
3,000 steeple
800 run
400 hurdles
200 dash
5,000 run
4x400 relay

Monday, April 17, 2017

Boston Marathon: Some more Forever Foxes' stats

A few more stats on Katie Messina and Kara Lightowler from Boston (along with an additional finisher's information):

-- Katie finished in 3:03:18, an average of exactly 7:00 per mile. She placed 126th overall in the women's field, and she was 110th overall in the women's open race (18-39). That, my friends, is borderline elite status. Nicely done, Katie!

-- Kara finished in 3:09:42, an average of 7:15 per mile. She placed 256th overall in the women's field, and she was 225th overall in the women's open race (18-39). Good stuff!

-- Jillian Corley completed the marathon in 3:43:47, an average of 8:32 per mile. She slowed down a bit over the second half, but ran an excellent first Boston.

We are proud of them all, as always.

If there are any other Marist Running results from Boston that I missed, please let me know. The photo to the left of Katie was poached from Facebook. Clearly, she was basking in the glory of her new hometown marathon.

Boston Marathon: Bryn's dad = THE MAN

 Congratulations to Joe Gorberg, father of soon to be graduating senior Bryn Gorberg (side note: typing those words are tinged with sadness), for his outstanding race at the Boston Marathon.

Despite the warmer than normal conditions, Joe was able to get to his pre-race goals with an outstanding time of 3:20:27, a nearly even-paced race (first half was run in 1:39:11). Joe averaged 7:39 per mile and placed 250th in the 50-54 age group.

As parents, we want to be role models for our children. What better way to be a role model for a student-athlete than by putting in a great effort as a marathon runner? Nicely done, Dad.

Boston Marathon: Only Conor

This is straight out of the Conor Shelley playbook. Spend the weekend in Boston with his best buddy from college, Vess. Note that "spend the weekend" is a top-secret code for late night/early morning hour activity revolving around Adult Beverages. Decide at the last minute -- literally, like, wake up and say what the hey -- to run the Boston Marathon. Take this selfie in Hopkinton (note the high-tech pre-race flannel; also note the ridiculously low bib number with "nobody" scribbled in sharpie for no apparent reason). Then proceed to run a fancy negative-split, re-qualifying time. Neat.

Boston Marathon: Alum update

Quick update from our first finishers:

--Katie Messina (photo from Matt Panebianco's phone) crushed it, running 3:03:18 (1:30:32 through 13.1) and placing close to top 100 in age group. She races for Battle Road TC in Boston.
--Kara Lightowler similarly ran great, 3:09:42 (1:32:57 through 13.1). K-Lights is proving to be quite consistent at this distance!
--Conor Shelley ran a negative split 3:01:47 (first 13.1 = 1:32:19).

More to follow ...

Bucknell: April’s Magic Carpet

Alert readers of this not-so-fancy blog know that I have often referred to the Boston University indoor track as the “Magic Carpet.” That venue, and the meets held there, has generated countless career-best times, IC4A/ECAC qualifying marks and the majority of our indoor track school records. Well. Fast-forward a few months to the Bison Outdoor Classic, our one and only foray to Lewisburg, PA, for the awesome meet at Bucknell University. While the scope is limited – one meet per year as opposed to three or four meets at BU during the winter – the yield of outstanding results is quite astounding. It’s no secret that I love going to Bucknell; it’s a beautiful campus, the weather is almost always favorable (hard to believe, during the volatile month of April, in an area that has almost identical climactic conditions to the mid-Hudson Valley), and the place is seeping with baseball history as it is where the legendary Christy Mathewson went to college.

And oh yeah: When it’s time to start playing track, our athletes have produced some epic performances on the blue and orange oval at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium. The school records and IC4A/ECAC marks aside, embedded deeply in the results were some fantastic breakthrough performances by several of our athletes. There’s something about that place that we cannot put our finger on, but it almost always winds up being a great meet for us. Kevin Donner, the head coach at Bucknell, takes great pride in his meet and has been known to call it “Mt. SAC East,” for its penchant of producing national-caliber performances close to home. The meet is well-organized, low-key (there’s not even the ubiquitous “team packet,” which is usually filled with useless information anyway) and easy for our athletes to navigate. Check in about an hour before your race; get your hip number and lane assignment; stay loose; get on the track and rock. Just like Boston in the wintertime. Dear Bucknell: Thanks for another great meet. See you next April, and remember to have sunny skies and light winds once again.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Bucknell Bison, Day 2: Men's 4x800 relay, school record and IC4A qualifier!

What a truly tremendous way to end a fabulous weekend at Bucknell. We were hoping to nab an IC4A qualifying mark (standard = 7:43.00) in the 4x800 relay. The relay was dealt a bit of a blow because Zachary Ropes came down with some allergy related illness symptoms leading up to the race. We decided to sub out Zachary with Stefan Morton and it was mission accomplished -- in a big way, with an unexpected and dominant school record. As always, the leadoff leg sets the tone, and Brian Henderson did this in a huge way with a statement-making 1:54.7. He handed off to Drew Burns, who was immediately overtaken by an absolute blazing leg from Geneseo's second man (who split 1:51 and change). This hard charging Geneseo runner actually helped Drew, who threw down a monster 1:53.4. Steven Morrison made up the deficit in a hurry and extended the lead with a game-changing 1:52.2 (how much did we miss HIM during indoors?). Stefan got the baton in great shape, and he hung on for the school record in decisive fashion, knocking out the four-year-old mark that is one of the most hallowed on the books.

Not to be overlooked here is the excellent depth our middle-distance runners exhibited. Ropes led off the B Team (which ran in the first section) with a 1:56.8, despite feeling the effects of his illness. Mark Cappuccitti broke 2:00 for the first time in awesome fashion, and Steven Rizzo did the same. Add to that Anthony Colasanto's open race time of 1:57.86, and that's quite a bit of middle distance depth in a few short hours on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Bucknell, one that we won't soon forget.

3,200-meter relay
1-Marist A (Brian Henderson 1:54.7, Drew Burns 1:53.4, Steven Morrison 1:52.2, Stefan Morton 1:56.7) 7:37.37 (IC4A qualifier) *school record, old record 7:39.27 by Chris Vanzetta, David Marthy, Matt Panebianco, Will Griffin in 2013

5. Marist B (Zachary Ropes 1:56.8, Tanner Senius 2:00.9, Mark Cappuccitti 1:58.5, Steven Rizzo 1:58.7) 7:55.37

Bucknell Bison, Day 2: Joe Cafaro's 400-meter hurdle school record!


Whoa. Check out THAT pose. You know. Some would refer to senior sprinter Joe Cafaro as "Mr. Marist" ... but alas, that's a story for another day. For today, we'll just call him the new school record holder in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles, in one of the more remarkable breakthrough races in recent memory. Joe decided to skip right over 55 seconds (previous career best = 56.22 seconds) and run a heat-winning time of 54.93 seconds, breaking Hakim Cunningham's two-year-old mark of 55.62. And yeah. He wasn't afraid to do a little stylin' afterwards. Nicely done!

400-meter hurdles
7. Joe Cafaro 54.93 *school record, old record 55.62 by Hakim Cunningham in 2015

Bucknell Bison, Day 2: Men's results and splits

Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium
Lewisburg, PA
Men’s results and splits
400-meter dash
48. Tim Johnson 51.28
72. Josh Hindle 53.13
800-meter run
82. Anthony Colasanto 1:57.86
118. Josh Siegel 2:00.38
3,000-meter run
17. Conor Stack 9:15.08
69, 2:23 (74), 3:38 (75), 4:53 (75), 6:10 (77), 7:25 (75), 8:40 (75), 9:15.08 (35.08)
110-meter hurdles
10. Josh Taylor 15.28
400-meter hurdles
7. Joe Cafaro 54.93 *school record, old record 55.62 by Hakim Cunningham in 2015
25. Sean Patterson 56.07
400-meter relay
11. Marist (Joe Cafaro, Josh Taylor, Sean Patterson, Tim Johnson) 43.27
1,600-meter relay
16. Marist (Sean Patterson 52.1, Joe Cafaro 51.7, Josh Hindle 52.1, Tim Johnson 50.8) 3:26.72
3,200-meter relay
1-Marist A (Brian Henderson 1:54.7, Drew Burns 1:53.4, Steven Morrison 1:52.2, Stefan Morton 1:56.7) 7:37.37 (IC4A qualifier) *school record, old record 7:39.27 by Chris Vanzetta, David Marthy, Matt Panebianco, Will Griffin in 2013
5. Marist B (Zachary Ropes 1:56.8, Tanner Senius 2:00.9, Mark Cappuccitti 1:58.5, Steven Rizzo 1:58.7) 7:55.37

Bucknell Bison, Day 2: Danisha Craig, 400-meter school record!

After a fantabulous indoor track season, in which she set career bests and school records in seemingly every meet and every race, junior Danisha Craig has had a little more uneven outdoor track season -- mostly due to severe shin splints that have hampered her training and racing. However, Danisha overcame this in her usual tough and classy way on Saturday afternoon, forging her way to a tremendous school record in the 400-meter dash at Bucknell. Danisha zoomed to a time of 57.83 seconds, eclipsing the nine-year-old mark of Holly Burns, which was 58.32 seconds. A great race from a great athlete. Nicely done!

400-meter dash
12. Danisha Craig 57.83 *school record, old record 58.32 by Holly Burns in 2008

Bucknell Bison, Day 2: Women's results and splits

Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium
Lewisburg, PA
Women’s results and splits
100-meter dash
59. Lauren Adams 13.27
200-meter dash
20. Ashley Haynes 26.02
64. Lauren Adams 27.18
400-meter dash
12. Danisha Craig 57.83 *school record, old record 58.32 by Holly Burns in 2008
47. Jenn Horner 1:01.83
54. Ashley Haynes 1:02.57
800-meter run
57. Denise Grohn 2:19.18
58. Shea Bohan 2:19.22
80. Emily Franko 2:21.35
3,000-meter run
10. Bryn Gorberg 10:32.54
82, 2:46 (84), 4:10 (84), 5:35 (85), 7:02 (87), 8:28 (86), 9:53 (85), 10:32.54 (39.54)
13. Janelle Solviletti (unattached) 10:36.71
81, 2:43 (82), 4:06 (83), 5:31 (85), 6:58 (87), 8:25 (87), 9:55 (90), 10:36.71 (41.71)
18. Boushra Belkhir 10:48.56
82, 2:46 (84), 4:13 (87), 5:41 (88), 7:10 (89), 8:41 (91), 10:10 (89), 10:48.56 (38.56)
22. Christine Gambell 10:54.46
81, 2:43 (82), 4:06 (83), 5:31 (85), 7:01 (90), 8:35 (94), 10:08 (93), 10:54.46 (46.46)
400-meter hurdles
6. Debbie Boerke 1:03.28
400-meter relay
17. Marist (Ashley Haynes, Lauren Adams, Debbie Boerke, Danisha Craig) 49.24

Bucknell Bison, Day 1: Palmer Weimann joins sub-15:00 5km list

Congrats to sophomore Palmer Weimann for becoming the 26th member of the sub-15:00 club for 5,000 meters. Much like at Colonial, Palmer did it in scintillating fashion, closing his last kilometer in an almost unfathomable 2:49 -- a pace he has never maintained in any part of a 3km race. Ever. How did he DO that? Very proud of Palmer and his 10-second PR and milestone achievement. Nicely done!

Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic
Friday, April 14, 2017
Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium
Lewisburg, PA
5,000-meter run, unseeded
5. Palmer Weimann 14:53.61
72, 2:27 (75), 3:38 (71), 4:50 (72)
6:02 (72), 7:16 (74), 8:29 (73), 9:41 (72)
10:51 (70), 12:04 (73), 13:15 (71), 14:22 (67)
14:53.61 (31.61); last 1km, 2:49.61!

Updated sub-15:00 all-time list
1-Girma Segni, 14:18.42, 2009*
2. Will Griffin, 14:23.43, 2013 **
3. Arquimedes DelaCruz, 14:29.82, 2013
4. Adam Vess, 14:33.41, 2008
5. Peter Pazik, 14:35.84, 1986
6. Matt Flint, 14:37.45, 2010
7. Ken Walshak, 14:37.53, 2011
8. Michael Melfi, 14:42.36, 1998
9. Justin Harris, 14:42.88, 2007
10. David Raucci, 14:42.92, 2006
11. Michael Nehr, 14:45.61, 2001
12. Dietrich Mosel, 14:49.74, 2016
13. David Swift, 14:50.24, 1995
14. Zak Smetana, 14:50.39, 2011
15. Kirk Dornton, 14:50.89, 2002
16. Nick Webster, 14:52.54, 2009
17. Conor Shelley, 14:52.67, 2008
18. Palmer Weimann 14:53.61, 2017
19. Joel Moss, 14:54.57, 2012
20. Greg Salamone, 14:55.79, 2000
21. Tim Keegan, 14:56.45, 2009
22. Mark Valentino, 14:56.77, 2016
23. Steven Rizzo 14:56.99, 2017
24. Stefan Morton, 14:58.19, 2016
25. Ryan Scrudato, 14:58.43, 2013
26. Spencer Johnson, 14:58.46, 2015
* indoor school record and fastest overall time in school history for the distance
** outdoor school record holder
Bold indicates current team member

Bucknell Bison, Day 1: Stefan Morton qualifies for IC4A 1,500

Congrats to senior captain Stefan Morton for his IC4A qualifying mark in the 1,500-meter run under the lights on Friday night. It's the second year in a row that he has qualified for the event at IC4As. As you can see by the splits, the first lap was fast but then the field clogged up on the second lap. Stefan mustered a strong finishing kick to just dip under the IC4A standard. Neat.

Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic
Friday, April 14, 2017
Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium
Lewisburg, PA
1,500-meter run, seeded
32. Stefan Morton 3:56.02 *IC4A qualifier
61, 2:07 (66), 3:09 (62), 3:56.02 (47.02); last 400m, 62.02

Bucknell Bison, Day 1: Men's results and splits

Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic
Friday, April 14, 2017
Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium
Lewisburg, PA
Men’s results and splits
1,500-meter run, seeded
32. Stefan Morton 3:56.02 *IC4A qualifier
61, 2:07 (66), 3:09 (62), 3:56.02 (47.02); last 400m, 62.02
1,500-meter run, unseeded
23. Saad Baig 3:59.38
64, 2:09 (63), 3:13 (64), 3:59.38 (46.38); last 400m, 61.38
29. Steven Rizzo 4:00.05
65, 2:09 (64), 3:13 (64), 4:00.05 (47.05); last 400m, 62.05
31. Drew Burns 4:00.25
64, 2:09 (65), 3:14 (65), 4:00.25 (46.25); last 400m, 60.25
5,000-meter run, unseeded
5. Palmer Weimann 14:53.61
72, 2:27 (75), 3:38 (71), 4:50 (72)
6:02 (72), 7:16 (74), 8:29 (73), 9:41 (72)
10:51 (70), 12:04 (73), 13:15 (71), 14:22 (67)
14:53.61 (31.61); last 1km, 2:49.61!
55. Mike Kennedy 15:15.48
72, 2:26 (74), 3:37 (71), 4:49 (72)
6:01 (72), 7:15 (74), 8:28 (73), 9:39 (71)
10:52 (73), 12:08 (76), 13:32 (74), 14:35 (73)
15:15.48 (40.48)
66. Joe Miller 15:18.70
72, 2:28 (76), 3:41 (73), 4:52 (71)
6:05 (73), 7:18 (73), 8:32 (74), 9:48 (76)
11:04 (76), 12:20 (76), 13:34 (74), 14:45 (71)
15:18.70 (33.70)
5,000-meter run, seeded
23. Dietrich Mosel 14:59.18
71, 2:21 (70), 3:32 (71), 4:42 (70)
5:54 (72), 7:06 (72), 8:18 (72), 9:31 (73)
10:45 (74), 12:00 (75), 13:13 (73), 14:26 (73)
14:59.18 (33.18)
10,000-meter run, unseeded
6. Matt Baffuto 31:39.14
75, 2:29 (74), 3:44 (75), 4:59 (75)
6:13 (74), 7:29 (76), 8:43 (74), 9:58 (75)
11:14 (76), 12:28 (74), 13:44 (76), 15:00 (76)
16:16 (76), 17:32 (76), 18:48 (76), 20:03 (75)
21:19 (76), 22:37 (78), 23:56 (79), 25:14 (78)
26:31 (77), 27:49 (78), 29:07 (78), 30:22 (75)
31:39.14 (77.14)
1600m splits: 4:59, 4:59, 5:02, 5:03, 5:11, 5:08
5km splits: 15:38, 16:01.14
9. Chris Rivas 32:14.27
77, 2:32 (75), 3:48 (76), 5:06 (78)
6:24 (78), 7:41 (77), 8:57 (76), 10:14 (77)
11:31 (77), 12:48 (77), 14:05 (77), 15:23 (78)
16:40 (77), 17:56 (76), 19:13 (77), 20:30 (77)
21:50 (80), 23:07 (77), 24:25 (78), 25:44 (79)
27:02 (78), 28:21 (79), 29:39 (78), 30:56 (77)
32:14.27 (78.27)
1600m splits: 5:06, 5:08, 5:09, 5:07, 5:14, 5:12
5km splits: 16:02, 16:12.27
10. Spencer Johnson (unattached) 32:14.36
76, 2:29 (73), 3:44 (75), 4:59 (74)
6:13 (74), 7:29 (76), 8:43 (74), 10:00 (77)
11:16 (76), 12:31 (75), 13:48 (77), 15:05 (77)
16:22 (77), 17:39 (77), 18:59 (80), 20:19 (80)
21:40 (81), 22:59 (79), 24:19 (80), 25:39 (80)
26:59 (80), 28:19 (80), 29:39 (80), 30:59 (80)
32:14.36 (75.36)
1600m splits: 4:59, 5:01, 5:05, 5:14, 5:20, 5:20
5km splits: 15:43, 16:31

Bucknell Bison, Day 1: Elizabeth Wasserman qualifies for ECAC 10km!

For the second year in a row, Elizabeth Wasserman qualified for the ECAC Championships at 10,000 meters based on her strong race at Bucknell. Last night, she easily exceeded the standard of 37:40.24 with her solid race. She earns another 25-lap race in a month at Princeton at the ECACs. Nicely done, Elizabeth!

Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic
Friday, April 14, 2017
Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium
Lewisburg, PA Women’s results and splits
10,000-meter run, invite
30. Elizabeth Wasserman 37:07.12 *ECAC qualifier
88, 2:56 (88), 4:22 (86), 5:50 (88)
7:17 (87), 8:44 (87), 10:12 (88), 11:39 (87)
13:06 (87), 14:34 (88), 16:03 (89), 17:32 (89)
19:02 (90), 20:31 (89), 21:59 (88), 23:30 (91)
25:01 (91), 26:34 (93), 28:06 (92), 29:37 (91)
31:10 (93), 32:40 (90), 34:10 (90), 35:41 (91)
37:07.12 (86.12)
1600m splits: 5:50, 5:49, 5:53, 5:58, 6:07, 6:04
5km splits: 18:17, 18:50.12

Bucknell Bison, Day 1: Women's results and splits

Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic
Friday, April 14, 2017
Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium
Lewisburg, PA Women’s results and splits
1,500-meter run, unseeded
10. Denise Grohn 4:45.18
75, 2:33 (78), 3:51 (78), 4:45.18 (54.18); last 400m, 73.18
13. Shea Bohan 4:46.77
76, 2:35 (79), 3:51 (76), 4:46.77 (55.77); last 400m, 74.77
16. Emily Franko 4:47.46
77, 2:34 (77), 3:52 (78), 4:47.46 (55.46); last 400m, 74.46
45. Bryn Gorberg 4:53.26
76, 2:33 (77), 3:52 (79), 4:53.26 (1:01.26); last 400m, 81.26
5,000-meter run, invite
31. Mara Schiffhauer 17:38.53
82, 2:43 (81), 4:06 (83), 5:29 (83)
6:53 (84), 8:16 (83), 9:41 (85), 11:07 (86)
12:33 (86), 14:01 (88), 15:30 (89), 16:56 (86)
17:38.53 (42.53)
5,000-meter run, unseeded
10. Jordan Casey 17:47.90
82, 2:48 (86), 4:14 (86), 5:41 (87)
7:07 (86), 8:34 (87), 9:59 (85), 11:26 (87)
12:52 (86), 14:19 (87), 15:45 (86), 17:08 (83)
17:47.90 (39.90)
20. Mariah Christian 18:00.49
82, 2:47 (85), 4:13 (86), 5:40 (87)
7:07 (87), 8:34 (87), 10:00 (86), 11:28 (88)
12:57 (89), 14:26 (89), 15:56 (90), 17:21 (85)
18:00.49 (39.49)
35. Annie Gould 18:15.50
85, 2:52 (87), 4:19 (87), 5:46 (87)
7:12 (86), 8:39 (87), 10:07 (88), 11:36 (89)
13:05 (89), 14:34 (89), 16:03 (89), 17:32 (89)
18:15.50 (43.50)
63. Brianne Vess 19:03.44
86, 2:55 (89), 4:23 (88), 5:52 (89)
7:23 (91), 8:54 (91), 10:25 (91), 11:59 (94)
13:34 (95), 15:10 (96), 16:45 (95), 18:19 (94)
19:03.44 (44.44)
10,000-meter run, invite
30. Elizabeth Wasserman 37:07.12 *ECAC qualifier
88, 2:56 (88), 4:22 (86), 5:50 (88)
7:17 (87), 8:44 (87), 10:12 (88), 11:39 (87)
13:06 (87), 14:34 (88), 16:03 (89), 17:32 (89)
19:02 (90), 20:31 (89), 21:59 (88), 23:30 (91)
25:01 (91), 26:34 (93), 28:06 (92), 29:37 (91)
31:10 (93), 32:40 (90), 34:10 (90), 35:41 (91)
37:07.12 (86.12)
1600m splits: 5:50, 5:49, 5:53, 5:58, 6:07, 6:04
5km splits: 18:17, 18:50.12

Friday, April 14, 2017

Mt. SAC Relays: Results, with splits

Here are the splits provided by Coach Chuck from last night's race at Mt. SAC.

59th annual Mt. SAC Relays
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Murdock Stadium, El Camino College
Torrance, CA
Women’s Open 3,000-meter steeplechase
23. Nicki Nesi 10:44.51 *ECAC qualifier
83.22, 2:47.67 (84.45), 4:14.59 (86.90), 5:41.97 (87.38), 7:09.27 (87.30), 8:45.82 (88.29), 10:02.39 (84.83), 10:44.51 (42.12)
37. Emily Burns 11:08.27
80.85, 2:46.19 (85.34), 4:12.29 (86.10), 5:38.88 (86.59), 7:10.89 (92.01), 8:45.06 (94.17), 10:20.37 (95.31), 11:08.27 (47.90)
38. Ali Bartolotta 11:08.82
82.72, 2:47.72 (85.00), 4:14.59 (86.90), 5:42.20 (87.61), 7:12.03 (89.83), 8:45.82 (93.79), 10:21.14 (95.32), 11:08.82 (47.68)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mt. SAC Relays: Nicki Nesi, ECAC qualifier!

Fifth-year senior Nicki Nesi ran a strong PR, an ECAC qualifier and a near school record (just 1.10 seconds off Brittany Burns’ school mark, set at the same meet in 2011) for a fabulous effort out in California. Nicely done, Nicki! Our other two athletes out there – Emily Burns and Ali Bartolotta – represented the program well and strong, but they were a little bit off their game on this night. Coach Chuck reported that it was a bit windy out there and they both were a little flat, but more big races and better days are ahead for them all. Good stuff!

59th annual Mt. SAC Relays
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Murdock Stadium, El Camino College
Torrance, CA
Women’s Open 3,000-meter steeplechase
23. Nicki Nesi 10:44.51 *ECAC qualifier
37. Emily Burns 11:08.27
38. Ali Bartolotta 11:08.82

Bucknell Bison: Marist team entries -- UPDATED TIME SKED

Here are our entries per event, with relay team members to be announced. Weather is looking very good for Friday and decent with some rain possible on Saturday. We look forward to our trip to Bucknell. OK!

Bison Outdoor Classic, Bucknell University
Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, 2017
Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium
Final time schedule and order of events
Sections run SLOW to FAST
Friday, April 14
3:00 p.m.: Women’s high jump – Fallon Quigley
3:30 p.m.: Men’s 10k, unseeded section – Matt Baffuto, Chris Rivas, Spencer Johnson (unattached)
4:00 p.m.: Women’s 1,500, unseeded sections (6 sections) – Shea Bohan (section 6), Denise Grohn (section 5), Emily Franko (section 4), Bryn Gorberg (section 4)
4:35 p.m.: Men’s 1,500, unseeded sections (6 sections) – Saad Baig (section 6), Steven Rizzo (section 4), Drew Burns (section 4)
5:15 p.m.: Women’s steeplechase – No entries
5:55 p.m.: Men’s steeplechase – No entries
6:25 p.m.: Women’s 5,000, unseeded sections (2 sections) – Jordan Casey (section 2), Mariah Christian (section 2), Annie Gould (section 1), Brie Vess (section 1)
7:05 p.m.: Men’s 5,000, unseeded sections (4 sections) – Mike Kennedy (section 4), Joe Miller (section 4), Palmer Weimann (section 4), Dan Hillman (section 2)
8:10 p.m.: Women’s Invite 1,500 sections – No entries
8:30 p.m.: Men’s Invite 1,500 sections (4 sections) – Stefan Morton (section 2)
8:50 p.m.: Women’s Invite 5,000 – Mara Schiffhauer (seed 27 of 37)
9:10 p.m.: Men’s Invite 5,000 – Dietrich Mosel (seed 26 of 35)
9:30 p.m.: Women’s 10,000, seeded section – Elizabeth Wasserman (seed 22 of 50)
10:10 p.m.: Men’s 10,000, seeded section – No entries
Saturday, April 15
11:00 a.m.: Women’s 3,000 (2 sections, all Marist runners in section 2) – Christine Gambell, Janelle Solviletti (unattached), Bryn Gorberg, Boushra Belkhir
11:25 a.m.: Men’s 3,000 (1 section) – Conor Stack
11:40 a.m.: Women’s 4x100 relay (3 sections) – Marist A (section 1)
11:50 a.m.: Men’s 4x100 relay (3 sections) – Marist A (section 1)
12 noon: Wheelchair 800
12:05 p.m.: Women’s 800 (11 sections) – Shea Bohan (section 7), Denise Grohn (section 5), Jenn Horner (section 3), Emily Franko (section 2)
12:40 p.m.: Men’s 800 (13 sections) – Josh Siegel (section 4), Anthony Colasanto (section 2)
1:25 p.m.: Women’s 100 hurdles – No entries
1:50 p.m.: Men’s 110 hurdles (5 sections) – Josh Taylor (section 5)
2:10 p.m.: Women’s 400 (9 sections) – Danisha Craig (section 8), Ashley Haynes (section 5), Jenn Horner (section 3)
2:35 p.m.: Men’s 400 (10 sections) – Tim Johnson (section 5), Josh Hindle (section 1)
3:05 p.m.: Wheelchair 100
3:10 p.m.: Women’s 100 (11 sections) – Lauren Adams (section 1)
3:40 p.m.: Men’s 100 (10 sections) – No entries
4:10 p.m.: Women’s 400 hurdles (7 sections) – Debbie Boerke (section 7)
4:35 p.m.: Men’s 400 hurdles (7 sections) – Joe Cafaro (section 4), Sean Patterson (section 4)
5:05 p.m.: Women’s 200 – Ashley Haynes, Lauren Adams
5:35 p.m.: Men’s 200 – No entries
6:05 p.m.: Women’s 4x800 relay – No entry
6:15 p.m.: Men’s 4x800 relay (2 sections) – Marist A (section 2), Marist B (section 1)
6:25 p.m.: Women’s 4x400 relay (5 sections) – Marist A (section 3)
6:45 p.m.: Men’s 4x400 relay (4 sections) – Marist A (section 2)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

View from California

Coach Chuck tweeted these two photos of our three steeplechase athletes out in California, where they will race the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays on Thursday afternoon. Looks lovely. Neat!

Bucknell Bison: Time schedule

One of our favorite meets on the schedule, the Bison Outdoor Classic at Bucknell, is coming up at the end of the week. Usually, the meet is Saturday/Sunday, but because of Easter it is Friday/Saturday this year. Here is the tentative time schedule and order of events. We may update this if there are adjustments. Final, accepted entries in all events are posted at the Bucknell athletics Web site.

Bison Outdoor Classic
Bucknell University
Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, 2017
Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium
Time schedule and order of events
Friday, April 14
2:45 p.m.: Women’s 10k, unseeded section
3:00 p.m.: Women’s high jump
3:30 p.m.: Men’s 10k, unseeded section
4:15 p.m.: Women’s 1,500, unseeded sections
4:50 p.m.: Men’s 1,500, unseeded sections
5:30 p.m.: Women’s steeplechase
6:00 p.m.: Men’s steeplechase
6:30 p.m.: Women’s 5,000, unseeded sections
7:15 p.m.: Men’s 5,000, unseeded sections
8:00 p.m.: Women’s Invite 1,500 sections
8:35 p.m.: Men’s Invite 1,500 sections
8:50 p.m.: Women’s Invite 5,000
9:10 p.m.: Men’s Invite 5,000
9:30 p.m.: Women’s 10,000, seeded section
10:10 p.m.: Men’s 10,000, seeded section
Saturday, April 15
11:00 a.m.: Women’s 3,000
11:20 a.m.: Men’s 3,000
11:40 a.m.: Women’s 4x100 relay
11:50 a.m.: Men’s 4x100 relay
12 noon: Wheelchair 800
12:05 p.m.: Women’s 800
12:35 p.m.: Men’s 800
1:20 p.m.: Women’s 100 hurdles
1:50 p.m.: Men’s 110 hurdles
2:10 p.m.: Women’s 400
2:35 p.m.: Men’s 400
3:00 p.m.: Wheelchair 100
3:05 p.m.: Women’s 100
3:25 p.m.: Men’s 100
4:00 p.m.: Women’s 400 hurdles
4:25 p.m.: Men’s 400 hurdles
4:55 p.m.: Women’s 200
5:15 p.m.: Men’s 200
5:40 p.m.: Women’s 4x800 relay
5:55 p.m.: Men’s 4x800 relay
6:10 p.m.: Women’s 4x400 relay
6:20 p.m.: Men’s 4x400 relay

Monday, April 10, 2017

What's next: Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic

While our three women's steeplers will be out in California, much of the rest of the team will be in Lewisburg, PA, for the Bison Outdoor Classic at Bucknell University. Because of Easter, the meet will be held on Friday afternoon/evening (mostly distance races on the track) and Saturday morning and afternoon (everything else), as opposed to the usual Saturday/Sunday schedule. We will post a final time schedule when entries close. We always look forward to this meet each year. Hopefully, the weather will be favorable.

What's next: Mt. SAC Relays

Coach Chuck is leaving for California tomorrow with three women's distance runners, who will be competing on Thursday afternoon in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays in suburban Los Angeles. Fifth-year senior Nicki Nesi, sophomore Emily Burns and freshman Ali Bartolotta will be racing at 5:15 p.m. (Pacific time) in the open women's steeplechase. The meet will be held at El Camino College in Torrance, CA, due to construction at Mt. SAC in Walnut. We wish them well and we know they will represent our program proudly in California. Check @maristxctf on Twitter for updates from Coach Chuck from the meet and from their trip out there.

Alums: The gift that keeps on giving

One of the great things about this program is the random pop-ins by old alums. Yesterday, Schab texted me that he would be in town but he was limited by family commitments. I surmised there probably would be no conflicts at 5:30 a.m., and so he joined me and my pre-dawn jogging partners for several miles in the chill of the morning. I forgot to take a photo of him, but he was there and it was great to see him. Then, later this afternoon, with the temperature a good 45 degrees warmer, Ned Kenyon stopped by the McCann Center for a surprise visit. He posted this photo on Facebook with the following line: "Nice visit with the old coach. And I mean OLD." Swell. Thanks for stopping by, men. Any and all are always welcome back home by the Hudson. Forever Foxes. Neat!

National Sibling Day

There is a "national day" for everything ... today is National Sibling Day. We took advantage of the freakish 80-degree afternoon to have dinner down by the river, and Heidi took this rare shot of three smiling siblings in one place. National Sibling Day, indeed!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Rider Invitational: Women's results and splits

Highlights for the women:

--A strong victory in the 400-meter hurdles from Debbie Boerke -- out of the second section!
--Jenna Robinson's third-place finish in the 800-meter run
--Good day for Fallon Quigley in the high jump

Rider Invitational
Lawrenceville, NJ
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Women’s results and splits
100-meter dash
20. Candhace Forrest 13.28
21. Lauren Adams 13.29
200-meter dash
18. Danisha Craig 26.62
24. Lauren Adams 27.04
63. Abby Smith 29.08
400-meter dash
10. Ashley Haynes 1:01.36
17. Molly Weeks 1:02.39
20. Olivia Gage 1:03.34
32. Emma Schweitzer 1:06.68
800-meter run
3. Jenna Robinson 2:22.60 (first lap = 1:11.475)
17. Bryn Gorberg 2:31.50
24. Jenn Horner 2:35.39
42. Lauren Traina 2:43.31 (first lap = 1:16.192)
1,500-meter run
7. Bryn Gorberg 4:57.46
76, 2:35 (79), 3:57 (82), 4:57.46 (1:00.46)
18. Alyssa Hurlbut 5:05.75
76, 2:40 (84), 4:03 (83), 5:05.75 (1:02.75)
47. Jess Howe 5:24.97
79, 2:47 (88), 4:19 (92), 5:24.97 (1:05.97)
57. Jackie Bunce 5:31.31
81, 2:48 (87), 4:21 (93), 5:31.31 (1:10.31)
5,000-meter run
11. Hannah Albert 20:05.80
86, 2:54 (88), 4:24 (90), 5:58 (94)
7:32 (94), 9:07 (95), 10:45 (98), 12:24 (99)
14:06 (102), 15:49 (103), 17:33 (104), 19:15 (102)
20:05.80 (50.80)
400-meter hurdles
1-Debbie Boerke 1:04.42
26. Courtney Cartwright 1:11.68
30. Alexandra Hernandez 1:13.18
400-meter relay
3. Marist (Ashley Haynes, Candhace Forrest, Debbie Boerke, Danisha Craig) 50.11
1,600-meter relay
5. Marist (Olivia Gage 65.0, Debbie Boerke 60.7, Lauren Adams 67.2, Jenna Robinson 62.6) 4:15.61
High jump
11. Fallon Quigley 1.55 meters (5 feet, 1 inch)
Women’s team standings
1-St. Joseph’s PA 120, 2. Rider 116.66, 3. CCSU 81, 4. Loyola 50, 5. Brown 41, 6. Siena 31, 7. Marist 27.33, 8. La Salle 22, 9. Rutgers 20, 10. St. John’s 16, 11. Buffalo 15, 12. Fairfield and NJIT 10, 14. FDU 9, 15. Fordham 2.

Rider Invitational: Men's results and splits

Yeah. It was windy there today at Rider and the results bear this out. Some major highlights included:

--Sean Patterson's stellar race in the 400-meter hurdles
--Several strong performances in the 800-meter run
--Will Duggan with a very competitive race in the unseeded 5,000-meter run
--A really neat PR in the 1,500 by Eamonn Beers

Rider Invitational
Lawrenceville, NJ
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Men’s results and splits
200-meter dash
32. Santosh Krishnan 24.06
42. Justin Muccio 24.73
400-meter dash
27. Santosh Krishnan 54.05
28. Justin Muccio 54.13
800-meter run
4. Zachary Ropes 1:55.44 (first lap = 56.304)
8. Steven Morrison 1:56.15 (first lap = 57.984)
12. Brian Henderson 1:57.18 (first lap = 58.388)
17. Stefan Morton 1:58.05 (first lap = 58.108)
28. Tanner Senius 2:02.86 (first lap = 1:01.542)
30. Saad Baig 2:03.27 (first lap = 1:01.660)
33. Josh Siegel 2:03.79 (first lap = 1:02.061)
34. Mark Cappuccitti 2:03.90 (first lap = 1:01.404)
43. Nate Lungarini 2:06.32 (first lap = 1:01.029)
1,500-meter run
11. Drew Burns 4:05.94
63, 2:12 (69), 3:19 (67), 4:05.94 (46.94)
16. Steven Rizzo 4:08.26
64, 2:10 (66), 3:17 (67), 4:08.26 (51.26)
32. Eamonn Beers 4:15.87
65, 2:14 (69), 3:24 (70), 4:15.87 (51.87)
57. Will Esposito 4:21.53
66, 2:15 (69), 3:27 (72), 4:21.53 (54.53)
86. Zach Toner 4:41.62
66, 2:20 (74), 3:42 (82), 4:41.62 (59.62)
5,000-meter run
14. Will Duggan 16:14.69
75, 2:34 (79), 3:51 (77), 5:09 (78)
6:28 (79), 7:46 (78), 9:06 (80), 10:25 (79)
11:44 (79), 13:02 (78), 14:20 (78), 15:36 (76)
16:14.69 (38.69)
22. Brian Edsall 16:35.31
74, 2:34 (80), 3:51 (77), 5:10 (79)
6:29 (79), 7:47 (78), 9:08 (81), 10:27 (79)
11:48 (81), 13:08 (80), 14:30 (82), 15:54 (84)
16:35.31 (41.31)
27. Omar Perez 16:41.75
72, 2:27 (75), 3:43 (76), 5:02 (79)
6:22 (80), 7:43 (81), 9:04 (81), 10:27 (83)
11:51 (84), 13:15 (84), 14:39 (85), 16:01 (82)
16:41.75 (40.75)
400-meter hurdles
4. Sean Patterson 56.50
10. Joe Cafaro 58.30
3,000-meter steeplechase
8. Alex Hogue 10:29.75
84, 2:47 (83), 4:14 (87), 5:42 (88), 7:14 (92), 8:48 (94), 10:18 (90), 10:29.75 (11.75)
10. Conor Stack 10:42.13
85, 2:54 (89), 4:27 (93), 5:57 (90), 7:29 (92), 9:02 (93), 10:31 (89), 10:42.13 (11.13)
1,600-meter relay
4. Marist A (Sean Patterson 54.2, Steven Morrison 50.9, Josh Hindle 51.9, Joe Cafaro 51.9) 3:29.08
15. Marist B (Nate Lungarini 55.8, Josh Siegel 55.3, Mark Cappuccitti 55.3, Alex Hogue 57.3) 3:44.05
Team standings
1-Rider 236, 2. St. Joseph’s PA 106, 3. CCSU 75, 4. NJIT 49, 5. Buffalo 46, 6. Rutgers and Brown 38, 8. Siena 37, 9. FDU 27, 10. Marist 24, 11. La Salle 17, 12. Loyola and Fordham 8

Rider Invitational: Gone with the wind

It was an intense (in-TENTS?) scene right before the beginning of the meet on Saturday at a windswept Lawrenceville campus at Rider. We set up our team tent and camp over by the softball field, just past the pole vault and horizontal jumps areas. I was standing there, talking to Terry Horton, when all of a sudden several athletes shrieked out to me: "Pete!" "Coach!" Our team tent was airborne and heading in our direction. The phrase "this job is killing me" almost took on a literal meaning as the behemoth of a tent came hurtling our way. Fortunately, we barely stayed out of harm's way and we were able to retrieve the tent and fold it back up. I know. I know. I KNOW. We should have brought tent stakes. Next time, for sure. Was it really THAT windy at Rider today? Well. Actually? It was. Whoa. The results will bear this out. Thanks to Eamonn Beers (side note: He PRed in the 1,500 today!) for providing me this photo.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sam Howell Invitational: Emily Burns, strong steeple race

Sophomore Emily Burns had a solid 2017 steeplechase debut in pretty challenging conditions on Friday night in Princeton. The wind was gusting pretty strong and it was quite chilly. She was just a few ticks off her personal-best time and had a solid overall effort, placing fifth out of 16 competitors. Definitely worth the trip down to New Jersey, as she prepares for bigger and better things in this event in the coming weeks. Nicely done.

Sam Howell Invitational
Weaver Track Stadium
Princeton University
Friday, April 7, 2017
Women’s result and splits
3,000-meter steeplechase
5. Emily Burns 11:06.39

Coach Pete splits: 83, 2:48 (85), 4:15 (87), 5:44 (89), 7:16 (92), 8:46 (90), 10:17 (91), 11:06.39 (49.39)
Leone Timing splits: 47.66 (8th place), 2:11.09 (1:23.43, 5th place), 3:37.85 (1:26.77, 4th place), 5:06.28 (1:28.43, 4th place), 6:36.24 (1:29.96, 4th place), 8:08.75 (1:32.51, 7th place), 9:39.79 (1:31.05, 7th place), 11:06.39 (1:26.60, 5th place)

Sam Howell Invitational: Family reunion

We were thrilled to be part of a surprise family reunion tonight at Princeton, as Coach Emeritus Phil Kelly traveled down with us to the Sam Howell Invitational, where he granddaughter ran her first steeplechase race as a collegian. Meghan LaTuso is a freshman distance runner at the Buffalo and she had a strong debut, placing ninth in 11:29.21 in cold and blustery conditions. Neat!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Clipboard worthy

It started out as a way to cover up a cracked clipboard; that cracked clipboard is in a landfill somewhere. It has now morphed into a cacophony of numbers, littering the back of yet another clipboard. And maybe a little badge of honor as well. Since the end of indoor track, this clear, plastic clipboard has been adorned with various and numerous hip numbers from Marist racers. Of late, there has been talk (mostly from me) of "clipboard-worthy" races -- you know, a strong PR effort, something like that, and let's have that hip or chest number for the collection. We have many metrics by which to measure success: ECAC/IC4A qualifiers, school records, personal records, heat winners, etc. And now we have a new metric: Clipboard-worthy. Here's to many, many more in the coming weeks. Those of you who remember my old white Subaru know that I love stickers. I've started a new collection. Neat.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Rider Invitational: Order of events and time schedule -- UPDATED

Our next meet is Saturday at Rider. Here is the tentative order of events and time schedule. If it changes, we'll update it here.

Rider Invitational -- UPDATED
Saturday, April 8
Track events
11 a.m.: Unseeded 5km, men
11:20 a.m.: 3km steeple, women
11:35 a.m.: 3km steeple, men
11:50 a.m.: 4x100, women
11:55 a.m.: 4x100, men
12:05 p.m.: 1,500, women
12:40 p.m.: 1,500, men
1:10 p.m.: 100 hurdles, women
1:25 p.m.: 110 hurdles, men
1:40 p.m.: 400 dash, women
1:55 p.m.: 400 dash, men
2:15 p.m.: 100 dash, women
2:25 p.m.: 100 dash, men
2:40 p.m.: 800 run, women
3:00 p.m.: 800 run, men
3:25 p.m.: 400 hurdles, women
3:40 p.m.: 400 hurdles, men
3:55 p.m.: 200 dash, women
4:15 p.m.: 200 dash, men
4:30 p.m.: 5,000 run, women
4:55 p.m.: 5,000 run, men
5:15 p.m.: 4x800 relay, women
5:25 p.m.: 4x800 relay, men
5:35 p.m.: 4x400 relay, women
5:50 p.m.: 4x400 relay, men 
Field event
Women's high jump: To follow men's high jump

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Special Olympics volunteers

Thanks to Duggan for sending this photo of several of our athletes who volunteered at today's Special Olympics event at the McCann Center. From left: Eleni, Tosh, Hickey (what's he LOOKING at?), Capp and Duggan. Outdoor track is the busiest time of year, as you can tell, so it's great that these athletes took the time to do this on a Sunday. Nicely done.

Yale/Mark Young Invitational results

Below are results from Saturday's meet at Yale, where we had a handful of our athletes competing. From all reports, the weather was epic in its awfulness: Very windy, raw and rainy. Temperatures and wind speed in the 30s. An ideal day to move the meet inside or cancel it altogether. But alas, ran it they did, and our athletes managed as gamely as they could in the horrendous weather. The performances were affected greatly by the conditions, as you can tell. Here's hoping we'll get nothing but blue skies the rest of the way this spring ...

Mark T. Young Invitational
Yale University
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Women’s results
400-meter dash
9. Emma Schweitzer 1:10.12
800-meter run
13. Jess Howe 2:45.16
16. Lauren Traina 2:51.98
1,500-meter run
30. Bryn Gorberg 5:10.03
52. Jackie Bunce 5:30.09
55. Shannon Gildea 5:41.84
57. Kim Schwartz 5:47.33
5,000-meter run
5. Brianne Vess 19:25.64
7. Hannah Albert 19:55.56
400-meter hurdles
9. Alexandra Hernandez 1:18.26
Men’s results
400-meter dash
13. Santosh Krishnan 59.15
800-meter run
8. Mark Cappuccitti 2:07.47
1,500-meter run
10. Connor Levins 4:18.26
19. Eamonn Beers 4:29.66
21. Will Esposito 4:34.48
5,000-meter run
4. Dan Hillman 16:41.03 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Colonial Relays: Complete women's results

Two school records and nearly a dozen career-best performances in a strong weekend at Colonial Relays. 

Colonial Relays
Zable Stadium, College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
Thursday/Friday/Saturday, March 30-31-April 1, 2017
Complete women’s results and splits
200-meter dash
16. Ashley Haynes 25.78 *school record, old record 25.84, Holly Burns, 2009
400-meter dash
32. Danisha Craig 1:00.12
62. Molly Weeks 1:03.63
800-meter run
97. Alyssa Hurlbut 2:28.58
1,500-meter run
24. Emily Burns 4:39.05
76, 2:30 (74), 3:44 (74), 4:39.05 (55.05)
45. Shea Bohan 4:46.20
76, 2:32 (76), 3:48 (76), 4:46.20 (58.20)
50. Denise Grohn 4:47.41
75, 2:33 (78), 3:51 (78), 4:47.41 (56.41)
58. Jenna Robinson 4:49.34
73, 2:31 (78), 3:50 (79), 4:49.34 (59.34)
3,000-meter run
13. Mara Schiffhauer 10:11.13
79, 2:40 (81), 3:59 (79), 5:20 (81), 6:42 (82), 8:04 (82), 9:28 (84), 10:11.13 (43.13)
40. Boushra Belkhir 10:51.42
83, 2:47 (84), 4:12 (85), 5:36 (84), 7:00 (84), 8:32 (92), 10:07 (95), 10:51.42 (44.42)
5,000-meter run
48. Elizabeth Wasserman 18:01.17
84, 2:50 (86), 4:15 (85), 5:42 (87)
7:08 (86), 8:34 (86), 10:00 (86), 11:28 (88)
12:55 (87), 14:24 (89), 15:54 (90), 17:22 (88)
18:01.17 (39.17)
49. Mariah Christian 18:01.55
84, 2:50 (86), 4:16 (86), 5:42 (86)
7:09 (87), 8:35 (86), 10:01 (86), 11:30 (89)
12:58 (88), 14:27 (89), 15:57 (90), 17:23 (85)
18:01.55 (38.55)
74. Annie Gould 18:34.21
86, 2:54 (88), 4:20 (86), 4:49 (89)
7:17 (88), 8:45 (88), 10:13 (88), 11:43 (90)
13:14 (91), 14:15 (91), 16:18 (93), 17:49 (91)
18:34.21 (45.21)
400-meter hurdles
9. Debbie Boerke 1:03.55
3,000-meter steeplechase
10. Ali Bartolotta 10:51.56
80, 2:45 (85), 4:10 (85), 5:38 (88), 7:07 (89), 8:38 (91), 10:05 (87), 10:51.46 (46.46)
14. Nicki Nesi 10:56.42
79, 2:44 (85), 4:10 (86), 5:38 (88), 7:07 (89), 8:38 (91), 10:07 (89), 10:56.42 (49.42)
27. Jordan Casey 11:14.37
84, 2:52 (88), 4:20 (88), 5:51 (91), 7:24 (93), 8:57 (93), 10:26 (89), 11:14.37 (48.37)
400-meter (4x100) relay
27. Marist (Ashley Haynes, Danisha Craig, Debbie Boerke, Candhace Forrest) 49.63
800-meter (4x200) relay
34. Marist (Olivia Gage 27.2, Lauren Adams 27.4, Ericka Stewart 27.7, Candhace Forrest 26.80 1:49.19
1,600-meter (4x400) relay
23. Marist (Danisha Craig 59.8, Debbie Boerke 59.6, Olivia Gage 60.8, Lauren Adams 62.1) 4:02.16
Distance medley (1200-400-800-1600) relay
17. Marist (Denise Grohn 3:45.7, Courtney Cartwright 63.8, Jenna Robinson 2:21.2, Emily Franko 5:21.2) 12:32.31
Denise Grohn: 73, 2:32 (79), 3:45.7 (73.7)
Courtney Cartwright: 63.8
Jenna Robinson: 67, 2:21.2 (74.2)
Emily Franko: 73, 2:35 (77), 3:58 (83), 5:21.2 (83.2)
6,000-meter (4x1500) relay
4. Marist (Christine Gambell 4:44.6, Emily Burns 4:41.7, Shea Bohan 4:49.9, Mara Schiffhauer 4:43.7) 19:00.29 *school record, old record 19:04.69 by Kristen Traub, Nicki Nesi, Michelle Gaye, Janelle Solviletti in 2014
Christine Gambell: 72, 2:28 (76), 3:47 (79), 4:44.6 (57.6)
Emily Burns: 71, 2:28 (77), 3:47 (79), 4:41.7 (54.7)
Shea Bohan: 72, 2:29 (77), 3:50 (81), 4:49.9 (59.9)
Mara Schiffhauer: 72, 2:32 (80), 3:47 (75), 4:43.7 (56.7)
High jump
16. Fallon Quigley 1.45 meters
Team standings
Marist: 38th of 45 with 5 points

Colonial Relays: Complete men's results

Two IC4A qualifiers, one school record and a bevy of career-best performances. Excellent weekend at Colonial Relays.

Colonial Relays
Zable Stadium, College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
Thursday/Friday/Saturday, March 30-31-April 1, 2017
Complete men’s results and splits
200-meter dash
22. Tim Johnson 22.75
800-meter run
29. Zachary Ropes 1:54.37
46. Drew Burns 1:55.99
65. Brian Henderson 1:57.32
3,000-meter run
3. Stefan Morton 8:32.60
67, 2:16 (69), 3:26 (70), 4:34 (68), 5:44 (70), 6:54 (70), 8:00 (66), 8:32.60 (32.60)
9. Steven Rizzo 8:36.24
68, 2:16 (68), 3:26 (70), 4:35 (69), 5:44 (69), 6:54 (70), 8:01 (67), 8:36.24 (35.24)
15. Saad Baig 8:52.45
68, 2:16 (68), 3:26 (70), 4:36 (70), 5:50 (74), 7:06 (76), 8:19 (73), 8:52.45 (33.45)
32. Conor Stack 9:11.71
72, 2:25 (73), 3:38 (73), 4:54 (75), 6:09 (75), 7:25 (76), 8:40 (75), 9:11.71 (31.71)
5,000-meter run
53. Palmer Weimann 15:03.98
72, 2:25 (73), 3:37 (72), 4:50 (73)
6:03 (73), 7:15 (72), 8:30 (75), 9:44 (74)
10:57 (73), 12:11 (74), 13:23 (72), 14:31 (68)
15:03.98 (32.98)
82. Joe Miller 15:25.28
71, 2:23 (72), 3:35 (72), 4:48 (73)
6:02 (74), 7:17 (75), 8:33 (76), 9:48 (75)
11:05 (77), 12:21 (76), 13:37 (76), 14:51 (74)
15:25.28 (34.28)
10,000-meter run
6. Dietrich Mosel 30:43.90 *ICAAAA qualifier
71, 2:29 (78), 3:43 (74), 4:57 (74)
6:12 (75), 7:27 (75), 8:40 (73), 9:55 (75)
11:10 (75), 12:25 (75), 13:39 (74), 14:54 (75)
16:09 (75), 17:20 (71), 18:35 (75), 19:49 (74)
21:02 (73), 22:16 (74), 23:32 (76), 24:46 (74)
25:59 (73), 27:11 (72), 28:25 (74), 29:38 (73)
30:43.90 (65.90)
1600m splits: 4:57, 4:58, 4:59, 4:55, 4:57, 4:52
5km splits: 15:30, 15:13.90
17. Mike Kennedy 31:21.15 *ICAAAA qualifier
76, 2:32 (76), 3:47 (75), 5:03 (76)
6:18 (75), 7:33 (75), 8:48 (75), 10:02 (74)
11:19 (77), 12:35 (76), 13:49 (74), 15:03 (74)
16:18 (75), 17:32 (74), 18:48 (76), 20:03 (75)
21:18 (75), 22:34 (76), 23:48 (74), 25:04 (76)
26:20 (76), 27:36 (76), 28:53 (77), 30:08 (75)
31:21.15 (73.15)
1600m splits: 5:03, 4:49, 5:01, 5:00, 5:01, 5:04
5km splits: 15:40, 15:41.15
22. Matt Baffuto 31:40.60
74, 2:30 (76), 3:45 (75), 4:59 (74)
6:13 (74), 7:28 (75), 8:41 (73), 9:55 (74)
11:10 (75), 12:25 (75), 13:39 (74), 14:55 (76)
16:09 (74), 17:23 (74), 18:39 (76), 19:56 (77)
21:13 (77), 22:32 (79), 23:50 (78), 25:08 (78)
26:27 (79), 27:47 (80), 29:06 (79), 30:23 (77)
31:40.60 (77.60)
1600m splits: 4:59, 4:56, 5:00, 5:01, 5:02, 5:15
5km splits: 15:31, 16:09.60
36. Riley Hughes 32:31.12
76, 2:33 (77), 3:48 (75), 5:03 (75)
6:18 (75), 7:33 (75), 8:48 (75), 10:02 (74)
11:19 (77), 12:36 (77), 13:54 (78), 15:13 (79)
16:31 (78), 17:50 (79), 19:11 (81), 20:31 (80)
21:52 (81), 23:12 (80), 24:33 (81), 25:53 (80)
27:13 (80), 28:33 (80), 29:54 (81), 31:12 (78)
32:31.12 (79.12)
1600m splits: 5:03, 4:59, 5:11, 5:18, 5:22, 5:19
5km splits: 15:52, 16:39.12
110-meter hurdles
7. Josh Taylor 15.25
400-meter hurdles
19. Joe Cafaro 56.22
44. Sean Patterson 59.59
400-meter (4x100) relay
20. Marist (Joe Cafaro, Josh Taylor, Sean Patterson, Tim Johnson) 43.99
1,600-meter (4x400) relay
29. Marist (Sean Patterson 52.6, Joe Cafaro 50.4, Drew Burns 51.5, Tim Johnson 51.3) 3:25.84
Sprint medley (200-200-400-800) relay
13. Marist (Joe Cafaro 22.4, Josh Hindle 23.8, Tim Johnson 51.0, Drew Burns 1:57.0) 3:34.56
3,200-meter (4x800) relay
17. Marist (Brian Henderson 1:58.8, Tanner Senius 2:02.1, Anthony Colasanto 2:01.6, Josh Siegel 2:03.8) 8:07.04
6,000-meter (4x1500) relay, men
4. Marist (Saad Baig 3:59.5, Zach Ropes 3:58.6, Steven Rizzo 4:03.8, Stefan Morton 3:58.2) 16:00.59 *school record, old record 16:17.39 in 2014 by Pat Rynkowski, Ken Walshak, Billy Posch, Nick Salek)
Saad Baig: 62, 2:08 (66), 3:12 (64), 3:59.5 (47.5)
Zach Ropes: 60, 2:05 (65), 3:11 (66), 3:58.6 (47.6)
Steven Rizzo: 65, 2:08 (63), 3:12 (64), 4:03.8 (51.8)
Stefan Morton: 59, 2:04 (65), 3:09 (65), 3:58.2 (49.2)
Team standings
Marist 21st out of 46 teams, 17 points