Sunday, April 13, 2014

(4/14 - 4/20): 15k in 2 Weeks; 3 Club Records Fall

15k Team Championship…Two Weeks!

The 15k Grand Prix Team Championship race is in two weeks, and as always, we’re always encouraging members to participate.  If you wanna hop in, shoot us an email and we’ll add you to the team list!  To learn more information about the race, see the race website here.  

 

Women running will include Katie Chaput, Stephanie Edwards, Anna Garcia, Cheyenne Olgletree, Diana Stavrou, Brianne Teichmann, Victoria Pontecorvo, Sandi Kaspszyk, Erika Meling, and Nora Norvell.

 

Masters runners include Matt Baker, Fran Beideman, Kenny Huryk, Eric Davis, Don Weise, Julius Pontecorvo, and Andy Tschenok.

 

Open men will be Atilla Sabahoglu. Mark Miniverni, Ashwin Anantharaman, Chuck Schneekloth, Ken Goglas, Tom Visicaro, Woody Kongsamut, David Fett, Tim Paziora, Ted Doyle, Charlie Groll, Charlie Hood, Joe Zeoli, Keith Gruchasz, TJ Zablocki, and Matt Domaradsky,

 


Steady Striders

By Mark Parisen & Erika Meling

 

With the start of the spring racing season Erika and I have been working on a program to help the Striders get in shape and start targeting some races.   There are two races that we are currently looking towards, both in June, that will leave us plenty of time to train and PR for.

 

The two races are the College Ave Mile and the Stomp the Monster 5k.  These events are far enough in the future that we leave ourselves with enough weeks to get in the necessary training.

 

The first two months of training will consist of building a base of fitness by increasing either our A) Amount of days running per week or B) the amount of miles we do during our running.  This first step is a necessary component toward building a level of fitness required to PR.

 

To accomplish this goal we will start meeting up for weekly runs and track sessions.  Our next Steady Striders run will take place on April 19th, 9:00 AM at River Road.

 

If you have any questions about the runs or training plan please email Mark at markparisen@aol.com

 


Weekend Results


Chaput, Sieve 2nd & 5th at Unite Half

New Brunswick- In what turned out to be, funny enough, overly hot conditions, Katie Chaput fought through a muggy 75 degrees to finish 2nd at the Unite Half Marathon with a 6:27 mile average for a 1:24:25.3 finish. 

 

Greta Sieve finished 5th overall with a 1:26:21.1 time, good for a 6:35 average.  Like Chaput, her time was well off her all-time PR due to the unusually hot conditions.

 

Also racing were Brian Weitz (1:28:24), Ezra Chefitz (1:37:25, an 11 minute PR), Kelly Thow (1:40:37), and Margaret Katliarov (2:05:27).

 

In the 8k, Pete Klapsogeorge ran 35:42 (2nd in AG), and Monika Juzwiak finished in 38:19,  also 2nd in her age group.

 

Rome, Price Win 5ks; Welby 2nd

Kyle Price and Lauren Rome won their respective 5ks this weekend.  In Wall Township, Rome debuted with the GSTC in style, winning the Captain Ronald Zinn 5k in 19:57.  Meanwhile Price grabbed the gold medal in the Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5k, averaging 5:21 pace on the hilly course for a 16:36 finish time.  This race took place in the thriving metropolis of Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

 

Karen Welby ran the Walk with Me New Jersey 5k this weekend at Met Life Stadium.  She was the 2nd overall female. 

 

In North Carolina, Steph Donatone ran the Rock n’ Roll Raleigh Half in 1:41:25, averaging 7:39 miles.

 

 

Presley, Lewis, Hudgins Set CRs at TCNJ

Ewing, NJ:  The College of New Jersey’s (TCNJ) track and field facility continues to be a great place for adidas GSTC athletes, as three club records fell with a small contingent competing there.

 

Cyrus Presley won the 100m in commanding fashion, hitting the tape in 10.82 after recording the second fastest trials time with a 10.94.  His mark breaks Chris Turner’s old CR of 10.85 set at the USATF East Regions in 2013.  That said, all the big boys are coming to the party at Princeton next weekend, including 10.50 man Herman Kirkland.  Thus, there may be a different man and time atop the GSTC sprint mountain in a week.

 

Presley came back later to grab second in the 200m in 22.04, putting him 4th on the GSTC all-time list.

 

Kelsey Lewis also won her event, the high jump, and broke her own club record in the process.  She cleared 1.59m for the gold medal.

 

In the throws, Coach James Luginsland saw his athletes pull in three podium finishes.  Alyssa Hudgins set a club record in the discus with her 41.04m mark, good for third overall.  She then put the shot 12.55m, GSTC #2 all time, to grab a silver medal.

 

Alina Duran continued to win every event she competes in, as her hammer throw of 50.85m won by several a whopping seven meters.  Yikes!

 

Oh, and some washed up old guy ran 2:02.61 in the 800m.  Womp womp.

 

McCann 3rd in U-Del 3k

Newark, Delaware: Britanny McCann continued her comeback this weekend at the University of Delaware Outdoor Open.  Her time of 10:57.46 was good enough for third.  Angela Dunn also ran 5:04.07 in the 1500m.

 

DuBois Wins 1500 in GSTC #3

Glassboro, NJ: Eric DuBois paced his Rowan athletes in the Rowan Three Way Meet Friday night, eventually cruising to victory in 4:00.28.  This mark puts him at the GSTC #3 all-time, just behind Tony Harris (3:59.65) and a step ahead of Dennie Waite (4:00.64).

 

Davis Cracks Top Three in 100m, 200m

West Point, NY: Jumper Shene Davis stepped away from the runway this weekend and hopped on the oval, and in the process, slammed two big PRs.  Her 12.03 in the 100m is now the GSTC #2 all-time, and her 24.78 is now #3 all time.

 

 

GSTC Racing Schedule

 

USATF-NJ Grand Prix Team Races

4/26 Clinton Country 15k (all divisions)

5/3 Newport 10,0000 (open men and women)

6/1 Stomp the Monster (open women)

6/7 College Ave Mile (all divisions)

6/16 President’s Cup (open men)

6/22 Lager Run  (masters men)

6/26 Sunset Classic (open, masters women)

 

 

Spring Track and Field

4/19   Larry Ellis Invite (Princeton)

4/25   Penn Relays (UPenn)

4/26   Lion Invitational (TCNJ)

5/12   Tuppeny Twilight (Swarthmore)

6/14   adidas Grand Prix (Icahn Stadium, NYC)

6/21   USATF East Region Championships (date?)

 

 

 

Team Runs

Monday:  (track and field) Team workout 5:30 at Highland Park HS

 

Monday: (Central Enclave) 5:30 @ Rutgers Student Center

Tuesday: (Central Enclave) 5:30 @ RSC

Tuesday: (South Enclave) track session TBA

Wednesday: (Central Enclave): 5:30 @ RSC

Wednesday: (Morristown Enclave) 6:15 group run @ Morristown Running Company

Wednesday: (track and field) Team workout 5:30 at Highland Park HS

Wednesday: (South Enclave) 6:30 @ trail at Elk or Williamstown bike path

Wednesday: (Princeton Enclave) 5:30 @ Turning Basin Park on Alexander Road

Thursday: (Central Enclave) 5:30 @ RSC

Friday: (Central Enclave): 4:15 @ RSC

Friday: (South Enclave): Race at Widener Outdoor Invite

Friday: Princeton’s Larry Ellis Invite

Saturdaty: Princeton’s Larry Ellis Invite

Saturday: (Morristown) 9:00 group run @ Morristown Running Company

Saturday: team run 9:00am @ River Road

Sunday: Easter Sunday….no team events planned

 

 

Quotes of the Week

“I had to read The Good Earth in HS, I didn’t finish it.  The title of the book on the spine was colored in a way that it read ‘The Good Fart.’” –Ken G, on Tim Morgan’s FB wall during another deep FB discussion between teammates

“So, I’ll be smarter at 45 than my peers but dead by 55.  That’s cool.”  -Josh Neyhart, analyzing two sets of data from posted articles on the GSTC group page regarding the impacts on running

“The 100m and 200m records just might be mine come 5:15pm ET.  Just saying.”  -Cyrus Wesley via FB group conversation.  He was right about the 100m record!

“Eating healthy is expensive but aye it’s worth it.”  -Hermann Kirkland, via FB

“Listen up- I’m registering for a half marathon for September 21, 2014.  None of you are to schedule ANYTHING that weekend that I am expected to attend.  No weddings, anniversaries, vow renewals, births, baby showers, wedding showers, etc.  If you want mew to be there, PLN ACCORDINGLY (and stop messing up my race schedule!)  love y’all!  Thanks!”  -Rebecca Eisman Gerson via FB

“Accomplishing a goal is a work of a hero.”  -sprinter Josh Chavanne via FB

“Track workout this AM in the dark.  Hydroplaning!  Was I fast or was it raining hard?  I guess I’ll never be sure.”  -Andrew Tschesnok via FB

 

TMA

During a ten mile run on Monday, Mike Anis learned from teammate Ken Goglas that the Boston Marathon he’s been training for since January is not in one week….but in two.  “Oh, that gives me one more week to prepare!” he stated quickly, also soon realizing his arrangements with work would need to be quickly changed.  This is almost as good as his “beard accident” two weeks prior, whereas he was five minutes late to a team run that started five blocks away from his home. 


Team Stuff

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Team website--------------->  www.gardenstatetc.org

Team Facebook Fan Page---->   https://www.facebook.com/groups/159501487397707/

Team Blog---------------> http://gardenstatetc.blogspot.com/

Team YouTube Channel---> http://www.youtube.com/user/GardenStateTC 

 


This Week in Training

By Chris Tafelski (cjtafelski@yahoo.com)

Monday - comfortable run + 10x8-10s hill sprints

 

Tuesday -1.5M @ T, then take 2:00 and go into 5x1k at 5k pace with equal rest.

 

Wednesday - medium run of 75% long run duration.  Progress down to threshold pace for the last 15 mins of the run.

 

Thursday - super easy 40-60 mins + strides

 

Friday - 25-35 min tempo run @T.  Take 2 mins, then go 4x200 at mile pace.

 

Saturday - same as Monday

 

Sunday - long runs!

 

What is this email?

The GSTC Weekly Email is a collaborative effort to bring club membership an accurate and entertaining update on all team events, runs, results, workouts, quotes, and even mishaps every Sunday night.  It is also often referred to as “The Email” or, by more prominent members of the running community, “error-fraught spam.”  If you’d like to submit anything that would contribute to any of these sections, please email us!  




Monday, April 7, 2014

(4/7-4/13): Masters Women 4th; adidas GSTC Competes in 5 Track Meets

Masters Women Finish 4th at 10k Champs

Newark, NJ:  Michelle Brangan, 44, shaved 20 seconds off her 10k PR, rolling to a 39:12.75 clocking in the Cherry Blossom 10k, the USATF-NJ Masters Women 10k Championships.  The masters 40s team finished 4th overall, the highest finish of any master’s women team in club history.  She improved upon her #6 all-time club time performance, the former time set at Giralda Farms in 2013.

 

Sarah Hersey was the team’s #2 finisher, as the Morristown resident finished in 43:53.06.  Stephanie Edwards rounded out the team’s scoring, as she finished in 55:09.06 to solidify the 4th place.  The group fell just eleven seconds short of third place, as captain Prudence Jones finished in 67:17.42.

 

Allie Dublinski was the third female finisher, coming in at 39:31 with teammate Karen Auteri just behind her at 40:55, winning her age group.  North Enclaver Ruscel Kirkland also ran, finishing in 42:44.

 

 

Kirkland Drops Bomb in PA

Millersville, PA: In his team debut, he won the long jump in 25’-2” (7.68m), breaking Lutalo Boyce’s club record set in 2013 by six whopping inches—a mark that won Boyce the USATF Club National Championship.  Hours later, he rolled to a 10.98 clocking in the 100m, winning his heat and finishing 2nd overall.

 

Ladies and gentlemen of the adidas GSTC, meet Herman Kirkland.

 

To put his long jump into perspective, had he done this jump in February’s USA Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kirkland would have finished 6th—just a few inches behind Nike’s Will Clay who finished 5th.

 

Teammate Nafee Harris, who holds the adidas GSTC #3 all-time LJ from 2013 USATF Club Nationals, finished second in 7.18m.

 


Riddick Wins Shot Put in VA

Lynchburg, VA:  Monique Riddick continued her consistent high-level performance, as she won the shot put at the Liberty Invitational on Saturday.  Her toss of 15.74m won the event as she continues her quest to qualify for the USA Outdoor Championships.


 

Warren, Fonder Drop Sub-15 at PU

Princeton, NJ:  Clicking off 71-72 second 400s for 3.1 miles, Chris Warren and Mike Fonder took turns leading their heat at the Same Howell Invitational at Princeton University, eventually finishing 1-2 in their heat at 14:50.26 and 14:53.11, respectively.  Their times were both PRs and rank #3 and #4 on the GSTC all-time list.  Will Griffin finished in 15:15, mid-pack in the same heat on Friday night.

 

The next day, Dennie Waite finished 5th in the 1500m, running 4:00.73.  Mike Saparito ran 1:58.79 in the 800m.

 

Duran, 4x8 Relay, Goglas Win at Ramapo

Mahwah, NJ: The adidas GSTC flexed its muscles in nearly every event, showcasing its diverse talent at Ramapo’s Roadrunner Invite.

 

In the meet’s marquee event, the Andrew Capizzi Memorial 3,000m steeplechase, Ken Goglas ran a relaxed 2,000m until charging hard in the final 1000m to pull away from NYU’s John Lake, winning the event by twenty seconds in 9:38.43.  The event is named after the former Ramapo and GSTC steeplechase standout who sadly passed away last June in a biking accident.

 

Alina Duran continued to dominate her specialty, the hammer throw, as she won the event by over six meters in 53.77m.

 

The 4x800 relay win, however, wasn’t quite as dominating.  The Gold battled NYU for eight laps, exchanging leads three times before finally pulling away in the final leg.  Mark Parisen, coming off a PR and heat win in the 1500m, handed off in 3rd; Luis Romero, however, ran a gutsy second leg, pushing the baton into first place by ten meters.  Norbert Kuter kept the lead for 500m, until being passed on the backstretch.  Kuter sat patiently, and with 150m to go, he surged out front, handing off with a two-second cushion.  Anchor Jarrett Kunze, making his club track debut, opened his first circuit hard, hoping to break the NYU anchor who had earlier won the open 800m.  The gap closed in the next 300m, with the two almost shoulder to shoulder with 150m to go until Kunze pulled away for the win.

 

Erin LaCosta ran a PR in the 400IH, finishing in 68.66, second only to D2 All-American Heather Gearity from Monclair State.  Kevin Perrson was third in the cold, windy 400m in 50.73, while club record holder Chris Turner finished 5th in the 100m in 11.25.  Mike Anis and Matt Eder added a 6-7 finish in the 5k, running 15:58.67 and 16:02, respectively.


Videos will be available soon on club's YouTube page.

 

Evangelist Wins 1500m at Stockton

Galloway, NJ:  South Enclave loyalist Robyn Evangelist ran away with the 1500m, winning the event in 4:47.68.  The #3 time in GSTC history, she led from wire-to-wire, going our hard in the opening half until cruising in the final 800m for the dubya.  Teammate and women co-captain Angela Dunn ran 5:03.47 as well.

 

Lisa Jones, in her club debut, doubled in the 800m and 1500m, her first outdoor track meet since 2010.  Her 2:30.36 was 3rd out of 33, and she also ran 5:05.81 in the 1500m.  Also making his club debut was Mark Getsinger, who ran the 400m (54.85) and 200m (24.09).

 

Other GSTC Results

The weather is finally warming up, and so are the club results!  Woody Kongsamut ran in the 2014 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in Washington DC, averaging 6:27 a mile to finish in a solid 64:39.  Steve Bonica PR’ed in some NYC 10k race in 36:59 as, to be honest, it’s just too damned late to look for what race it actually was.  In the infamous Indian Trails 15k, Peter Auteri was 38th overall, winning his 60-64 age group in 71:54.  Training partner and never-ending rival Fran Beideman was 2nd in the same age group, finishing 58th overall with a 74:36 final time.  Lee Mooney ran the Atlantic City April Fool's 7k this weekend, finishing in 30:54.  Technically speaking, this is a club record, as no one has ever raced a 7kwe don't think.  Jennifer Lucas averaged 6:56 pace to be the first female finisher in the 11k race.  Yes, you are reading this right: there is a 7k and 11k race.



 


GSTC Racing Schedule

 

USATF-NJ Grand Prix

4/26 Clinton Country 15k (all divisions)

5/3 Newport 10,0000 (open men and women)

6/1 Stomp the Monster (open women)

6/7 College Ave Mile (all divisions)

6/16 President’s Cup (open men)

6/22 Lager Run  (masters men)

6/26 Sunset Classic (open, masters women)

 

 

Spring Track and Field

4/19   Larry Ellis Invite (Princeton)

4/25   Penn Relays (UPenn)

4/26   Lion Invitational (TCNJ)

5/12   Tuppeny Twilight (Swarthmore)

6/14   adidas Grand Prix (Icahn Stadium, NYC)

6/21   USATF East Region Championships (date?)

 

 

 

Team Runs

Monday:  (track and field) Team workout 5:30 at Highland Park HS

 

Monday: (Central Enclave) 5:30 @ Rutgers Student Center

Tuesday: (Central Enclave) 5:30 @ RSC

Wednesday: (Central Enclave) : 5:30 @ RSC

Wednesday: (Morristown Enclave) 6:15 group run @ Morristown Running Company

Wednesday: (track and field) Team workout 5:30 at Highland Park HS

Wednesday: (Princeton Enclave) 5:30 @ Turning Basin Park

Thursday: (Central Enclave) 5:30 @ RSC

Friday: (Central Enclave): 4:15 @ RSC

Saturday: (Morristown) 9:00 group run @ Morristown Running Company

Saturday: (Central Enclave) 10:00am track workout at HPHS

Sunday: TEAM RUN @ MANASQUAN RESERVOIR:  9am

 

 

Quotes of the Week

“3m+ increase in practice average since Wednesday... moving back up to that wonderful 65m practice average I had before this tricep injury. To quote something Monique Riddick mentioned in a recent post... I'm falling in love with the process.” – club record holder in the hammer throw, Alina Duran, via FB

“36:59 10k. Down goes an 11 year old PR.”  -original club member Steve Bonica via FB

 

“I wanted it so I took it…first place overall female AC 11k!  I couldn’t be happier!” –Jennifer Lucas via FB

 

“Best way to celebrate my bday….first 800m debut.”  -Sergio Ocontrillo, via FB

“I find it only fitting, that since we are the Original Brouhaha champions that our Princeton Enclave icon be a trophy.  Not just a running shoe!”  -Princeton Enclave co-captain Mike Fonder, as his enclave has won the first Enclave competition in both the fall and spring seasons.  Will they hold on this spring or crumble like they did in the fall?

“First day of track practice…HUMBLING.  Extremely HUMBLING!!”  -new sprinter David Maxson, via Facebook.  Hey, we respect anyone willing to start from the bottom and claw their way up.

“…did we sign up with Facebook as a sponsor???”  -Josh White, via FB, falling for the yearly Weekly Email’s April Fool’s Edition.

“I remember my first TMA nomination.  I thought it was awesome.  I was so very wrong.”  -Zak Martins, via FB, responding to Josh White’s imminent TMA for believing the April Fool’s email last week.

 

GSTC TRIVIA

In some of the club’s most entertaining moments, several athletes have attempted (been forced?) to compete in the 3,000m race walk.  Which two athletes have been disqualified in their attempts, and which athlete in the only club member to actually finish the event without getting DQed?

A-   Alyssa Douma

B-    Mike Anis

C-    Amy Denholtz

D-   Dan Teichmann

E-    Timmy Morgan

 

Gold Star

By Ashwin Anantharaman

Nora joined April 3 as she moved to New Jersey early this year and wanted people to run and train with. After running her first marathon this year (PR 3:32), she has a newly acquired life goal of breaking 3 hours. From her time running for Cornell University, she has PRs of 10:35 for 3k and 17:57 for 5k. Her pre-run routine always changes. When she ran in the winter, she would eat oatmeal and then drive to a plowed neighborhood where she could run around. Now that she runs in the evening, she runs as soon as she gets out of work. Outside of running, her hobbies are cooking and baking. 


Steady Striders

By Amy Denholtz

Congrats to the steady striders who ran the Cherry Blossom 10k in Branch Brook Park!  This weekend, the group will meet with GSTC members on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at noon at Donaldson Park, in Highland Park.  Please assemble at the Grove 1 parking lot,the first parking area on the right side as you enter the park (and conveniently located near the restrooms).   A map and directions are available at http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/parksrecreation/donaldson.asp.  The group will be lead by Mark, one of the personal trainers on the team.  Please email Amy, at adenholtz@gmail.com, with any questions or to RSVP for the Sunday afternoon group run.  And gear up for another Saturday run the following weekend.


TEAM STUFF

Yearly dues----à https://runsignup.com/Club/NJ/NewBrunswick/GardenStateTrackClub

 

Team website--------------->  www.gardenstatetc.org

Team Facebook Fan Page---->   https://www.facebook.com/groups/159501487397707/

Team Blog---------------> http://gardenstatetc.blogspot.com/

Team YouTube Channel---> http://www.youtube.com/user/GardenStateTC 

 

This Week in Training

By Chris Tafelski (cjtafelski@yahoo.com)

Here's the work for the week.  Remember I need the flagging and stanchions back before Friday so we can set up our meet.

 

Monday - comfortable run + 10x8-10s hill sprints

 

Tuesday – 2 mile @ threshold, take 2 minutes rest, then go 2x mile at 10k pace with 2 minutes rest, 4x800 at 5k pace, with equal rest, then 2x200 at mile pace on full rest

 

Wednesday - medium run of 75% long run duration.  Spend some time approaching threshold in the last third of the run.  Let the buildup happen naturally.

 

Thursday - super easy 40-60 minutes + strides

 

Friday - 4x2k at T pace with 2-2:30 rest, followed by 4x200 at mile pace

 

Saturday - same as Monday

 

Sunday - long run!

 


 

What is this email?

The GSTC Weekly Email is a collaborative effort to bring club membership an accurate and entertaining update on all team events, runs, results, workouts, quotes, and even mishaps every Sunday night.  It is also often referred to as “The Email” or, by more prominent members of the running community, “error-fraught spam.”  If you’d like to submit anything that would contribute to any of these sections, please email us! 

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

Anis is the only GSTC athlete to actually finish the event, while Teichmann and Morgan literally did the Walk of Shame, both getting DQed in the RW efforts in 2013 and 2012, respectively.  We are almost embarrassed to say we've had participants in this event, but as this NPR article discuss in quite interesting depth, walking was quite the marquee event in the late 19th century.




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

(3/24-3/30): adidas GSTC Dominates 20k USATF-NJ Championships

NJ Marathon Baggage Update

On April 27, the adidas GSTC is once again in charge of handling the baggage for the 10,000 athletes of the NJM.  It’s a club fundraiser, yet we will pay for any team road race you’d like for your help.  There are about ten spots left; please contact Erika Meling ASAP at emeling816@gmail.com to grab one of these remaining few.


 

USATF-NJ 20k Team Championships:

adidas GSTC Racks Up 62 Points

 

Women Go 1-2; Ogletree 3-Peats

Piscataway- For the third year in a row, Cheyenne Ogletree was not only the top finisher for the adidas Garden State Track Club in the 20k USATF-NJ Championships, but she again became the 20k USATF-NJ Champion, again set the 20k USATF-NJ course record, and again set a 20k club record. 

 

Now that’s consistency.

 

Rolling through the course at 6:05 a mile, Ogletree covered the distance in 75:28, almost two full minutes faster than her course and club record last year of 77:15.  Along with bringing in the $150 prize money, she helped lead her team to a 1-2 sweep of the top two team spots.

 

Greta Sieve was the second finisher for the Gold and the second women overall, hitting the tape at 77:27- making this the third fastest 20k ever run in a club uniform.  Katie Chaput (4th) and Erika Meling (5th) finished in 80:12 and 82:06 respectively, as the ladies put 4 in the top 5, 8 in the top 12, and 11 in the top 21.  Meling’s time was 2:30 faster than her performance last year.  Sieve and Chaput ran, respectively, the 2nd and 3rd fastest times in club history.

 

Indeed, it’s been a tough winter to train, but that didn’t stop the ladies from making it happen on the three-loop course at Johnson Park yesterday.

 

Karen Auteri (1:23:40), Angela Dunn (1:24:54), Stephanie Donatone (1:29:58), and Kelly Thow teamed up with Ogletree for the winning team that averaged 1:21:17 for its top five. 

 

The adidas GSTC ladies extended their Grand Prix win streak to thirteen straight wins.

 

The second place team, led by Sieve, featured two newcomers making their debut: Victoria Pontecorvo (1:24:33) and Keri Brown (1:28:58).   South Star Brittany McCann (1:25:39), Erin Blum (1:30:05), and Deb Capko (1:40:01) rounded out the team that averaged 1:25:21 for its scoring five.


To contextualize this success, the Ladies in Gold averaged 1:26:09 for its lone silver medal in 2012; only four were needed for a scoring team two years ago.

 

Masters Men Rack Up 10 points

In 2012, the adidas GSTC didn’t have any masters teams.  Last year, the men’s 40s team squeaked out a 7th place at the 20k team race, and there wasn’t a scoring 50s team.

 

Finally, in 2014, the G-State men’s masters group is finally coming around. 

 

With Matt Baker making his captain debut, both the 40s team and 50s team snagged 6th place, adding a valuable ten points to the overall team score after the first team championship.

 

Andrew Tschesnok was the 40's top finisher in 76:31, as he averaged 6:10 pace for the 12.4 mile course.  Baker was next in 1:25:28, followed by a finally-healthy Kenny Huryk (1:28:24), Brian Harris (1:31:20), Lee Mooney (1:32:06), Peter Auteri (1:33:55), Franklin Reed (1:33:45), and Francis Beideman (1:42:24).

 

For the 50's team, Baker, Harris, Mooney, Auteri, and Reed were the scoring 5, finishing just 98 seconds out of 4th place.

 

Open Men Go 1-3-4-8; Fonder Gets CR

Clipping off 5:15 miles, Princeton Enclave co-captain Mike Fonder dominated the USATF-NJ 20k race, running alone the final seven miles en route to a course record and adidas GSTC #2 time of 65:04.  In his wake were eight other teammates in the top eleven finishers, resulting in yet another big team performance for the black and gold.

 

The win was the men’s twenty-second straight Grand Prix victory, dating back to September of 2011.  Fonder’s race was second only to  club compatriot Jeff Perrella, who scorched the New Haven 20k in August of 2012 in 64:34. 

 

Teaming up with Fonder to take gold with a 70:06 average was Peter Bolgert (7th/70:14), William Appman (9th/70:42), Chuck Schneekloth (10th/71:12), and Adam Gruchacz (19th/73:16). 

 

It’s always hard to know fitness levels in the season opener, and this prevented the men from sweeping the top three spots.  Regardless, the third place team consisted of Ken Goglas (5th/68:07), Josh Neyhart (7th/70:04), David Fett (11th/71:23), Joe Zeoli (26th/75:42), and Tom Visicaro (1:22:42).

 

The fourth place team of Atilla Sabahoglu (3rd/66:44), Kyle Price (6th/69:34), Matt Eder (15th/72:07), Adin Mickle (46th/79:24), and Tim Paziora (81:52).

 

Picking up one team point for 8th place was Tschesnok, TJ Zablocki (47th/79:37), Keith Gruchacz (48th/79:50), Mark Miniverni (83:50), Huryk (88:24), and Ezra Chefitz (90:40).  Woody Kongsamut (82:51), Charles Groll (1:54:53) and Charles Hood (1:53:09) were the 6th men on the A, B, and C teams. 


Results can be found here.



20k All-Time Performances: Women

1:15:28       Cheyenne Ogletree   Miles for Music 20k             March 21, 2014

1:17:26       Greta Sieve              Miles for Music 20k             March 21, 2014

1:20:12       Katie Chaput             Miles for Music 20k             March 21, 2014

1:21:02       Alyssa Douma          Miles for Music 20k             March 10, 2013

1:22:06       Erika Meling             Miles for Music 20k             March 21, 2014

1:22:24       Karen Auteri             Miles for Music 20k             March 10, 2013

1:23:04       Meghan DeCarlo       Miles for Music 20k             March 10, 2013

1:23:24       Erin Higgins              Miles for Music 20k             March 10, 2013

1:24:05       Kristin Cupido           Miles for Music 20k             March 11, 2012

1:24:22       Victoria Pontecorvo   Miles for Music 20k             March 21, 2014

1:24:53       Angela Dunn             Miles for Music 20k             March 21, 2014


20k All-Time Performances: Men

1:04:34      Jeff Perrella               New Haven 20k                  September 3, 2012

1:05:04      Mike Fonder              Miles for Music 20k             March 21, 2014

1:05:18      Tom Poland               Miles for Music 20k             March 11, 2012

1:06:23      Ken Goglas                 Miles for Music 20k           March 10, 2013

1:06:32      Steve Mennitt             Miles for Music 20k            March 10, 2013

1:06:42      Paul Matuszak           Miles for Music 20k            March 10, 2013

1:06:43      Atilla Sabahoglu        Miles for Music 20k             March 21, 2014

1:07:27      Mike Belgiovine         Miles for Music 20k            March 10, 2013

1:08:59      Adin Mickle                Miles for Music 20k           March 11, 2012

1:09:06      Mike Anis                   Miles for Music 20k           March 11, 2012

1:09:08     Tony Harris                Miles for Music 20k             March 11, 2012


 

Brouhaha Scores:  Princeton Enclave Takes Crown

 

We’ve seen this one before.

 

Just like the fall of 2013, the Princeton Enclave, self-nicknamed “The Original Brouhaha Champions,” have won the first inner-enclave contest of 2014.  The question that lingers: can they stay on the top.  Thanks to Fonder’s first place finish among all GSTC men, Sieve’s second place finish among all GSTC women, and Baker’s 2nd place finish among all GSTC masters, the PE ran away with the title with five total points (1+2+2).  Last year, after running away with the brouhaha's first contest at Belmar Chase, they crumbled like an hour-long game of Jenga, succumbing to their all-powerful neighboring enclave slightly to their north.

 

The Central Enclave, the defending 2013 Brouhaha Champs, were second by a point, followed by the North (16), Jersey City (24), South (25), and Morristown 32).  The Beach Enclave sadly was an incomplete, and South Enclave co-captains didn’t return phone calls with regard to the south’s sluggish start.  


This year, top finishers among the team will be considered in three categories: open men, open women, and masters.

 

1.  Princeton Enclave 5 POINTS

M:  Fonder (1), Bolgert (6), Eder (10)

W:  Sieve (2), Chaput (3), Donatone (10)

MA:  Baker (2), Reed (8)

 

2.  Central Enclave      6 POINTS

M:  Sabahoglu (2), Goglas (3), Price (4), Neyhart (5), Schneekloth (8), Fett (9), K. Gruchacz (15), Chefitz (20)

W:  Ogletree (1), Meling (4), Thow (12), Capko (13), Jones (14)

MA: Huryk (3)

 

3.  North Enclave      16 POINTS

M:  Paziora (16)

W:  Auteri (5)

MA:  Harris (4), Auteri (7), Beideman (9)

 

 

4.  Jersey City Enclave  24 POINTS

M:  Appman (7), A. Gruchacz (11)

W:  Pontecorvo (6)

MA: -

 

5.  South Enclave   25 POINTS

M:  Zeoli (12), Mickle (13)

W:  Dunn (7), McCann (8), Brown (9),

MA:  Mooney (6)

 

6.  Morristown Enclave   32 POINTS

M: Zablocki (14), Visicaro (17), Kongsamut (18), Miniverni (19),

F:  -

MA: Tschesnok (1)

 

 

7.  Beach Enclave    INCOMPLETE

Blum (11)

 

 

GSTC Point Breakdown

Mens Open 1-3-4-8: 30 points

Womens Open: 1-2: 22 points

Mens 40s: 6: 5 points

Mens 50s: 6: 5 points

Total: 62 points

 

2014 USATF-NJ GRAND PRIX UNOFFICIAL STANDINGS

62 adidas Garden State Track Club

53 New Jersey Masters

43 Clifton Road Runners

40 Do Run Runners

28 Garmin Runners

28 Raritan Valley RR

25 Shore AC

23 Sneaker Factory

22 Central Jersey RR

6 Essex Road Runners

 

 

 

 

adidas GSTC Meets With Vietname Officials

Highland Park- Monday night, four club officials met with three delegates of the Vietnamese National Team to discuss a collaboration from April 15 – September 15.  The adidas GSTC is one of three clubs they have selected to make a proposal to coach five of their athletes leading up to the Asian Games starting on September 20th.

 

This proposal, including a description of coaching services, facilities, and five month total budget, will be presented to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Vietnam by Douong Duc Thuy, PhD, the Chief of the Athletics Division of the Sports Elitte Department next week.

 

The athletes, all women, include four 400m/400IH sprinters and a triple jumper.  Two of them have run 52 and the others have run 53 for 400m; the triple jumper has a PR of 46 feet.  Handpicked by their government at an early age, these athletes have been fully committed to athletics their entire life, and thus have never received much schooling.  They speak very limited English, requiring a team manager/translator during this potential American training experience.

 

The club will learn of its proposal status within a week of its submission.


 

GSTC Racing Schedule

 

USATF-NJ Grand Prix

3/23  Miles for Music 20k Championships (all divisions)

4/6  Cherry Blossom 10k (masters women)

4/26 Clinton Country 15k (all divisions)

5/3 Newport 10,0000 (open men and women)

6/1 Stomp the Monster (open women)

6/7 College Ave Mile (all divisions)

6/16 President’s Cup (open men)

6/22 Lager Run  (masters men)

6/26 Sunset Classic (open, masters women)

 

 

 

Spring Track and Field

3/29   Monmouth Opener (Monmouth)

4/5     Ramapo Invitational (Ramapo)

4/19   Larry Ellis Invite (Princeton)

4/25   Penn Relays (UPenn)

4/26   Lion Invitational (TCNJ)

5/12   Tuppeny Twilight (Swarthmore)

6/14   adidas Grand Prix (Icahn Stadium, NYC)

6/21   USATF East Region Championships (date?)

 

 

 

Team Runs

Monday:  (track and field) Team workout 5:30 at Highland Park HS

 

Monday: (Central Enclave) 5:30 @ RSC

Tuesday: (Central Enclave) 5:30 @ RSC

Wednesday: (Central Enclave)  5:30 @ RSC

Wednesday: (Morristown Enclave) 6:15 group run @ Morristown Running Company

Wednesday: (track and field) Team workout 5:30 at Highland Park HS

Thursday: (Central Enclave) 5:30 @ RSC

Friday: (Central Enclave): 4:15 @ RSC

Saturday: (Morristown) 9:00 group run @ Morristown Running Company

Saturday: (Central Enclave) TRACK MEET AT MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Sunday: TEAM RUN @ Rosedale Park, 9am.  All paces, distances are welcome.  Lots of trail loops!

 

 

Quotes of the Week

“@GardenStateTC 8 miles.  To round out a 95 mile week.”  -Greta Sieve, via Twitter, responding to a GSTC tweat about weekly mileage

“Just a good feeling to run faster at 44 than you did at 18.”  -masters phenom, truly, Michelle Brangan on FB after her 18:35 last weekend.  Wow.

“Saturday, March 22, 11am, at the YMCA, Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano.  Speaking.  Two of my top masters recruits.”  -masters captain Matt Baker via FB.  A bit ambitious, but hey…why not.

“After that intense track workout and lifting legs I think I may need a wheel chair tomorrow.”  -Half miler Jaris Rousseau, via FB

“Ayanna, be careful of getting involved.  I have tons of experience.  If you do a good job, you’ll be asked to do more work.  If you do a bad job, you’ll get yelled at.”  -sprint captain Mark Parisen joking with Ayanna Keller about getting involved with doing GSTC work.  Indeed, it can be quite the black hole.

 

GSTC TRIVIA

True or false?

 

TMA:  Totally Misunderstood Award

This week, much thanks to the heavy lobbying of Josh Neyhart, Kyle Price receives his first 2014 nomination.  First, when submitting a uniform design for the adidas uniform selection, he designed and submitteda sports bra.  Next, he missed a Tuesday workout because, well, something about his friend driving but then not having a license and not having a way to get home on the side of the road?  Finally, he rolled up to Sunday's 9:00am 20k team championship at.8:45am.  Something about not having kets to his car?  We don't know, but it's all officially in the books.

Gold Star

By Ashwin Anantharaman

Duane Reed

Duane joined this year as Matt Baker invited me to join. He wanted to join because of the opportunity to expand his racing and training.

His  Biggest goal this year is to complete a 100 miler under 30 hours with stretch goal of under 24hr.  His PRs include, 5k 19:02; 10k 39:16; 1/2 marathon 1:29; marathon 3:16; 50 mile 9:06; 100k 15:32. Before a race he eats, does a light stretch/jog and tries to do his runs with the same approach as race day. Outside of running he is into Mixed Martial Arts, Reading, and golf. 

 

Charlie Hood

Charlie joined GSTC a month ago to get back into shape and train to run his 1st marathon. He found out about GSTC at the Newport Liberty Half Marathon where he saw dozens of yellow jerseys running the race and was definitely impressed at the quality of their performances. Pre race routines are pretty simple for him, just a light warm up while listening to Metallica or other rock/metal music. HIs goals are to finish his 1st marathon in under 4 hours,  get his half marathon time under 1:40:00 and his 5K time under 19:00. His PRs for 5K - 18:48, Half Marathon - 1:51:30. Outside of running he am an avid sports photographer, NJ Devils hockey fan, and also hockey player. He plays on 4 ice hockey teams and also coach a girls ice hockey team as well. It keeps him busy every night of

 the week.


Steady Striders

By Amy Denholtz

Congrats to our members who ran the Miles for Music 20k!  This week the steady striders will meet to run at 9am on Saturday, March 29th, at Colonial Park, in Franklin Township (Somerset County) and we will assemble in parking lot D off of Colonial Drive.  The park has a running trail, a nature path, and also hugs the D&R Canal Tow Path.  For a park map, see http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/maps/ColonialParkMap.pdf.  Email Amy, at adenholtz@gmail.com, with questions or to RSVP for the Saturday run! 

 

TEAM STUFF

Yearly dues----à https://runsignup.com/Club/NJ/NewBrunswick/GardenStateTrackClub

 

Team website--------------->  www.gardenstatetc.org

Team Facebook Fan Page---->   https://www.facebook.com/groups/159501487397707/

Team Blog---------------> http://gardenstatetc.blogspot.com/

Team YouTube Channel---> http://www.youtube.com/user/GardenStateTC 

 

This Week in Training

By Chris Tafelski (cjtafelski@yahoo.com)

Recovery is the name of the game this week.  There will be one quality session this week, and it's designed for you to be able to take it on feel depending on how you're feeling.  Things like pace, mileage, etc this week are NOT IMPORTANT.  The faster you recover from the race, the sooner you can return to high quality training.  Soreness is expected.

 

Monday - Recovery runs. Take it nice and light!

 

Tuesday - Another recovery day!  Finish with some light strides if you're up for it.

 

Wednesday - medium day, but take it light - usually we go about 75% of long run duration - go about 60% instead.

 

Thursday - Super easy 40-60 mins + strides

 

Friday - fartlek run - take it on feel!  You want a quality aerobic effort.  The best way to do this is to keep the recovery intervals honest between reps.  The duration, number of cycles, and work:recovery ratio are all up to you.

 

Saturday - comfortable run + 10x8-10s hill sprints

 

Sunday - long run!

 

What is this email?

The GSTC Weekly Email is a collaborative effort to bring club membership an accurate and entertaining update on all team events, runs, results, workouts, quotes, and even mishaps every Sunday night.  It is also often referred to as “The Email” or, by more prominent members of the running community, “error-fraught spam.”  If you’d like to submit anything that would contribute to any of these sections, please email us! 


 

TRIVIA ANSWER

 

False.