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Here are a a few of the FinishLynx images from the Brookline Public Schools, Grades 7/8 Track meet. The event was held at the Kraft/Downes Field on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
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USATF-NE MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT AT HALF-WAY
June 3

Brandon Newbould and Joan Bohlke took their second straight USATF-NE Mountain Circuit race wins at Sunday's Pack Monadnock 10 Mile in Wilton NH. The pair had won over the mostly trail surface Mt. Wachusett last weekend. Newbould, finishing in 1:02:03, edged Justin Freeman and Kevin Tilton by 27 and 42 seconds, respectively, as the trio were three minutes up on fourth place. Bohlke clocked 1:16:47, 35th overall, and almost 4 minutes ahead of Kelsey Allen.

At the circuit midpoint, Todd Callaghan (GCS) is both the men's overall and 40+ circuit leader, with Martin Tighe (50+), Rich Miller (60+) and Frank Hurt (70+) also leading their divisions. Similarly, on the women's side, Karen Encarnacion (SRR) also tops the open/40+ ranks; Jackie Shakar (50+) is number 2 overall, with Elaine Dill (60+) sixth in the results.

Standings are now posted at the Mountain/Trail page.

http://www.usatfne.org/trail/

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USATF-NE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS JUNE 17 ONLINE ENTRY AVAILABLE
June 3

Online entry is now available for the Juen 17 USATF-NE Open Track & Field Championships at Regis College. Entry can be found at the USATF website. Entry info / schedule is at the New England track page.

http://www.usatfne.org/track/

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JOHNSON, KROSHUS WIN OVER 12K
Bedford NH, May 19

Kevin Johnson took his second win of the 2012 New England Grand Prix series and Emily Kroshus led the women's field at Saturday's Bedford Rotary Memorial 12K in Bedford NH. Warm but pleasant temperatures and bright sun were tempered by the shaded course as 511 runners completed the race.

Johnson, representing the new Western Mass Distance Project, was matched by Nate Jenkins (CMS) through the opening 3+ mile loop of the figure 8 course, but pulled away to a new course record of 36:51 over the 2nd circuit. Kroshus recorded a time of 43:52 to lead a BAA sweep, as teammates Lindsay Willard (44:24) and Caroline Bjune (44:44) chased her to the finish line on the Bedford HS track.

Age group winners performed well, with both 40+ winners - Joseph Koech (RUN) and Maria Servin (Whirlaway) in the top 10. Robert Cipriano and Karen McGahie led the 50+ runners, Jerry Learned and Karen Durante (Whirlaway) topped the 60+ crowd, and Denny Lelanc (GLRR) and Jane Levesquewere first NE 70+.

In team totals, Central Mass Striders were men's open and 40+ winners, with Whirlaway (50+) and Gate City Striders (M60+) also securing titles. Women's team wins were spread among the B.A.A. (Open), Whirlaway (40+) and CMS (50+). Full results are posted, and updated GP standings after 3 events will be ready on Monday after review of results.

The series continues on June 10 at the Newton (MA) 10K.

NE MASTERS MEDAL AT NATIONAL 8K
Williamsburg VA, May 19

Several New England masters passed on the association 12K to race at the USA Masters 8K held at the Run for the Dream 8K in Williamsburg VA, all making the awards platform. Vermont men took medals back to the Green Mountain State, with Bill Dixon (Gr.Lowell RR / Bennington) winning the M65-69 division in 30:46, and Green Mountain AA's Norm Larson (Burlington) placing second in the M55 division in 27:27; Larson's age graded performance of 92.91 was the best among men's times. On the women's side, Linda Jennings (Going The Distance / Tewksbury MA) was 3rd in the W55 standings in 35:10.

NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE CHAMPIONS FROM NEW ENGLAND
Albany NY, May 7

Two New England competitors were winners at the recent National Division III Junior College Championships in Alfred, New York. Robert Allen of Community College of Rhode Island added an outdoor title to his two indoor wins this year, taking the 1500 in 3:55.99, a new meet record; he also was 2nd in the 5000 meters. Jasmine Bien Aime of Roxbury Community College won both the 100 and 200 in meet record times of 12.11 and 24.49, respectively. Anthony Giorgi of Northern Essex Community College was bronze medalist in the 110 Hurdles at 15.75, as was Cassandra Gustafson of CCRI in the javelin at 32.15.

Others earning NJCAA All-American honors were, from RCC, Tyshey Carmichael (100, 4th, and 200, 6th), Shawn Lawson (100, 4th), and Oswaru Johnson (High Jump, 6th), and from NECC, Gabe Frias (Hurdles, 6th) and Dan Busta (Javelin, 6th).

Franklin Park suspends Cross Country for 2012

Due to planned construction at Franklin Park on the cross country course during the summer and fall of 2012, the cross country courses will be closed in the fall of 2012 to most, if not all, meets that are usually scheduled for Franklin Park, as well as to practices on certain sections of the course. Events at all levels – open, collegiate, scholastic – are in the process of being rescheduled at other venues on the same dates for the 2012 season.

More information will be posted as it is received from the Boston Parks Department.

CELEBRATE 4 DECADES OF WOMEN RUNNING THE BOSTON MARATHON
Hopkinton MA, April 11

Forty years of women running Boston will be celebrated at a presentation and discussion on Friday evening, April 13 at 7 PM at the Hopkinton High School Auditorium. WBZ news anchor Lisa Hughes moderates a panel of the pioneering women - including 4 of the original official field of 7. A reception will follow the program. There is a $5 donation with just 200 seats available. See fastandfabulous.eventbrite.com.
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