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Fall Racing!

Soundrunners have been back at it this week, hitting the trails, track and road in real races as well as virtual. Normally this weekend would be reserved for the Hartford Half Marathon races, which went virtual. Brendan O’Rourke claimed 15th in the 5k, almost breaking 20:00 after a long comeback from injury.  Chris Vollaro ran a solid 1:23:34 Half to pick up 6th overall.  Sara Bells clocked the full marathon in 3:28 for a top 20 overall finish.

In ‘Real’ racing news: The Mohawk Mountain race saw a handful of impressive performances. In the 5k, Ken Berardi claimed 1st place climbing 1,400 over 3.1 miles to finish in 32:22. For the 8 hour Mohawk Mountain 8 hour VERT Challenge, Will Sanders finished 1st overall, and while relay team duo of Sybil Sanders and Bruce Christensen also claimed the top spot, by scaling almost 20 miles during eight hours and nearly 10,000 ft elevation gain! Mr. John Minervino also posted 21 miles and 10,000+ elevation gain over 5 hours in the VERT Challenge. Ken also came back after winning the 5k to run the VERT Challenge and finished 6th overall, clocking another 25 miles and 12,000 feet! Insane job everyone!

Elsewhere in CT; Katie Esposito and Mike Waterbury had their go at the Woodbridge Fall XC race. Mike finished 4th overall in a speedy 16:14 and Katie 6th female in 19:08.

In the Virtual Trials of Miles Cross Country race – a four- week elimination style national race- after 3 rounds (5K; 8K & 6K) both Liz Campbell and Carolyn Nye are sailing through to Nationals, being 2 of only 5 women from New England to advance. Liz clocked a huge PR of 21:51 for 6k; Carolyn in 21:29. Both will run a 10k time trial at ‘Nationals’ which will be held next week.   

A Return to Racing!

After months of quarantine and isolation, this weekend members of the Soundrunner racing team finally got to hit the (REAL) streets to race against (REAL) people. First up was the Arc run in Meriden on Sat. Sept. 26. Nicholas Migani placed 4th overall in the 5k with a solid time of 16:45, while Anthony Gonsalves finished 2nd overall in the 10k distance with a time of 36:52.

Full results can be found here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/63969#resultSetId-218783;perpage:100

Meanwhile in Hartford, HMF Events hosted the New England’s Finest Throwdown 5k including teams from New York and New England. Entry times were competitive and top athletes included former Olympians, All American’s, High School and College National Champions. Soundrunner fielded two individuals, Stephen Paddock, finishing 26th overall in 15:36 and Carolyn Nye in 20th in 17:54.

Full results here: https://www.athlinks.com/event/341416/results/Event/934929/Course/1911167/Results

Race Recap Video below:

The team is excited for more upcoming racing opportunities soon!

Women (Rock and) Roll to Victory In New Haven

New Haven, CT – The Men and Women of SoundRunner began their USATF CT Road Grand Prix Campaign on March 1st. The First Stop was the 99.1 PLR CrossPoint Federal Credit Union ShamRock & Roll 5k in New Haven.

Individual Results: https://www.jbsports.com/results

Team Results : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17HPSg2f7n2vVL5IwxSW6uSey_hqwVeFR2FLwG57Tc1M/edit#gid=410393299

The Women Open Team continued their winning streak from last year by winning the Open and Masters Titles. The Open team was led by Devyn Pryor and Carolyn Nye and easily won the team title by over 5 minutes. The Women’s Master Team of Sybil Shapiro, Amiee Patel, and new comer Debbie Gutfreund easily dispatched the 2nd place team by over four and a half minutes.

The Men’s Open Team were led by overall race winner William Sanders to a Third Place Team Finish. The Men’s Master Team also recorded a Third Place Team finish, while the Grandmaster’s Team finished second.

The next race will be on April 5th, the Harvard Pilgrim Middletown 10 Miler.

Men’s Open
1. Hartbeat TC
Matt Walker 0:15:11
Christopher Helminski 0:15:19
Chris Angelo 0:15:37
Ben Lanza 0:16:03
Phil Mitchell 0:16:07
Total 1:18:17

2. Manchester RC
Tyler Lyon 0:15:17
Jon Krell 0:15:22
Ken Whitney 0:15:38
Scott Bushey 0:15:54
Adam Gootnick 0:16:20
Total 1:18:31

3. Sound Runner
William Sanders 0:14:58
Stephen Paddock 0:15:12
Christopher Rosenberg 0:16:10
Brendan Atkins 0:16:46
Anthony Gonsalves 0:16:53
Total 1:19:59

Men’s Master
1. Hartbeat TC
Brian Graca 0:16:15
Gregory Weaver 0:16:30
Mario Vazquez 0:17:41
Total 0:50:26

2. Manchester RC
Chris Mayer 0:17:21
Mike Riordan 0:17:34
David Guzik 0:17:49
Total 0:52:44

3. Sound Runner
Bartholomew Wasiolek 0:17:27
Kevin Boughan 0:17:56
Chris Vollaro 0:18:05
Total 0:53:28

Men’s Grandmaster
1. Hartford TC
Chris Chisholm 0:17:40
Russell Blatt 0:18:03
James Mas 0:19:23
Total 0:55:06

2. Sound Runner
Bartholomew Wasiolek 0:17:27
Billy Barone 0:18:55
Kenneth Berardi 0:19:28
Total 0:55:50

Women’s Open
1. Sound Runner
Devyn Pryor 0:17:42
Carolyn Nye 0:17:46
Elizabeth Campbell 0:18:35
Courtney Dinnan-Knapp 0:18:37
Sybil Shapiro 0:18:43
Total 1:31:23

2. New Haven RR
Jen Moroz 0:17:36
Stefanie Gillson 0:19:01
Jessica Armstrong 0:19:46
Rebecca Taylor 0:19:52
Kristin Waters 0:20:16
Total 1:36:31

3. Mohegan Striders
Becky Snelson 0:18:39
Brandy Leclair 0:19:06
Marcy Withington 0:21:26
Kris-Anne Kane 0:21:52
Angela Thomas 0:22:17
Total 1:43:20

Women’s Master
1. Sound Runner
Sybil Shapiro 0:18:43
Aimee Patel 0:20:21
Debbie Gutfreund 0:21:46
Total 1:00:50

2. Manchester RC
Melissa Emmerich 0:21:21
Amy Heffernan 0:21:26
Sarah Ferrero 0:21:58
Total 1:04:45

3. Mohegan Striders
Marcy Withington 0:21:26
Kris-Anne Kane 0:21:52
Laurie Schaeffer 0:22:54
Total 1:06:12

 

Soundrunners Sighted at Club Nationals

Bethlehem, PA- Four Men and Three Men made the Trek down to Lehigh University to compete at the 2019 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships. The harriers ran through thick, ankle high mud and rain to compete against clubs across the nation. The women were led by Devyn Pryor who completed the 6k course in 22:39. The men were led USATF Ct XC Individual Champ Jake Duckworth who ran the muddy 10k in 36:08. The team looks towards the start of the Road Grad Prix Series in March and returning to these championships in 2020 in San Francisco.

Link To Results: http://www.leonetiming.com/2019/XC/ClubNationalsOpen.htm

Open Women 6k

140 Devyn Pryor           26  soundRunner racing            22:39
203 Brittany Griffin      31  soundRunner racing            23:23
316 Michelle Navarro     28  soundRunner racing 25:19

Men Open 10k

377 Jake Duckworth      24  soundRunner racing            36:08
439 Anthony Gonsalves    29  soundRunner racing            37:15
500 Robert Weston       30  soundRunner racing            38:11
556  Kevin Boughan       44  soundRunner racing            39:56

Men Win 4th XC Series Title in West Hartford

West Hartford, CT – The men complete the perfect season and win their fourth consecutive Cross Country Series Title at the HTC 8K Cross Country Challenge.

Individual Resultshttp://www.plattsys.com/m1shell.php?eventid=1829

Team Results http://www.usatf-ct.org/index.php/xc/

The Trio of Jake Duckworth, Anthony Gonsalves, and Robert Weston former a tight pack upfront, finishing within five seconds of each other. Not too far back was Cory Loftis, who finished up the team score. With his result Jake Duckworth also clinched the Individual Cross Country Series Title. The Master Team of William Zucconi, Kevin Boughan, and Bruce Christensen took home the team title on the day, and ended up finishing second in the series overall. Though the women did not register a team score they were represented by Jeanne Theleen and Sara Belles. The men and women will take to the road for various Turkey Trots and then head to Lehigh University On December 14th to compete at the USATF National Club cross Country Championships.

Men’s Open (16+)
1. Sound Runner
Jake Duckworth 1
Anthony Gonsalves 2
Thomas Weston 3
Cory Loftis 5
William Zucconi (6)
Kevin Boughan (8)
Total 11

2. Brookfield RC
Lane Thornton 4
William Drew 7
Peter Lofink 9
Bernie Gee 15

Total 35

3. Hartford TC
John Mullaney 10
Michael Graziosi 11
Ken Clark 12
Rick Tillotson 13
Curt Pandiscio (14)
Renugopal Dasarathan (16)
Total 46

Men Open Series Results
Event NB5K L5K WH8K Total

MO Team
Sound Runner 11 11 11 33
Brookfield RC 9 9 9 27
Hartford TC 8 8 16

Men’s Master (40+)
1. Sound Runner
William Zucconi 1
Kevin Boughan 2
Bruce Christensen 3
Neal Leibowitz (4)
John Minervino (5)

Total 6

2. Hartford TC
John Mullaney 6
Michael Graziosi 7
Ken Clark 8
Curt Pandiscio (9)
Ted Cowles (10)

Total 21

Men Masters Series Results
Event NB5K L5K WH8K Total
MM Team
Hartford TC 11 9 9 29
Sound Runner 11 11 22
Brookfield RC 8 8