Taconic Men Win All Three Divisions at Masters 5k; Women Kill it as Well!

Before the lightning and thunder came, the Taconic Road Runners created some of their own with another great evening at the Master’s Challenge.

The Rockland Road Runners hosted this year’s event around their flat fast 5K at Rockland Lake. The head-busting hot and humid weather didn’t keep a large number of Taconics from running well.  We had a great turnout, had some good laughs after the race, and it was really good to see a good strong team out there kicking ass.

The men’s teams swept the three divisions and the women placed second twice.  Really outstanding work.  Greg Diamond and Steve Calidonna crossed the line in unison to share second place.

Here is a nice write-up and results from Jamie Kempton. Thanks to the RRR for another great job.  It’s great that we have such a strong community up here, and while it’s fun to battle it out on the course, it’s the camaraderie between the teams that is most impressive.

Team scores
M40 (8 to score): 1) Taconic RRC, 79; 2) Rockland RR, 150; Westchester TC, incomplete (7 finishers)
W40 (5 to score): 1. Rockland RR, 186; 2. Taconic RRC, 239; Westchester TC incomplete (4 finishers)
M50 (5 to score): 1. Taconic RRC, 43; 2. Rockland RR, 118; 3. Westchester TC, 138.
W50 (3 to score): 1. Westchester TC, 121; 2. Taconic RRC, 146; 3. Rockland RR, 165.
M60 (3 to score): 1. Taconic RRC, 64; 2. Rockland RR, 153; Westchester TC, incomplete.
W60 (3 to score): 1. Rockland RR, 125 (only team with as many as two finishers; win by default).

Individual results
1. Patrick McCarthy, (WTC) 51, 18:16
2. Greg Diamond, (TRRC) 57, 18:39
3. Steve Calidonna (TRRC) 59, 18:39
4. Wojciech “VT” Cieszkowski, (RRR) 45, 18:57
5. Jay Duggan (WTC) 54, 19:05
6. Mike Owens (WTC) 42, 19:21
7. Logan Scott (RRR) 52, 19:43
8. Sheila Casey (RRR) 45 (1F), 19:46
9. Michael Racanello (TRRC) 46, 19:52
10. Julie McElroy (WTC) 47 (2F), 20:08.
11. Bill Foley (TRRC) 54, 20:11
12. Gregg Schroko (TRRC) 46, 20:22
13. Tim Robinson (TRRC) 51, 20:32
14. Nicholas Speranza (TRRC) 52, 20:34
15. Greg Cohen (TRRC) 46, 20:43
16. Jim Cai (TRRC) 45, 20:44
17. Bill Foley (TRRC) 60, 20:53
18. Charlotte Rizzo (WTC) 50+ (3F), 21:00
19. Joseph Porcaro (TRRC) 65, 21:05
20. Kevin Capasso (RRR) 46, 21:10.
21. Jamie Kempton (RRR) 55, 21:12
22. Evan Bender (WTC) 49, 21:18
23. Glenn Coleman (RRR) 48, 21:22
24. Bruce Yang (RRR) 45, 21:34
25. Alister Renwick (RRR) 57, 21:42
26. Mike Beckerle (RRR) 52, 21:56
27. Russell Flax (RRR) 44, 22:26
28. Bob Hermesch (TRRC) 64, 22:39
29. Karen Zdanis (RRR) 43 (4F), 22:57
30. Michael Anzalone (TRRC) 50, 23:13.
31. Danny Mitlof (RRR) 49, 23:22
32. Narcis Aron (RRR) 65, 23:28
33. Eric Gelard (WTC) 53, 23:34
34. Simon Mason (RRR) 48, 23:35
35. Jessica Miller (TRRC) 45 (5F), 23:39
36. Tom Maile (TRRC) 72, 23:41
37. Wayne Rubin (WTC) 63, 23:52
38. Tony Galfano (TRRC) 60+, 24:01
39. Patrick Parietti (RRR) 54, 24:18
40. Roy Altman (RRR) 57, 24:18.
41. Brian Clavell (RRR) 51, 24:22
42. Mike Seidenfrau (RRR) 40, 24:43
43. Sean Kilkenny (RRR) 47, 24:49
44. Fran Pisano (TRRC) 57 (6F), 25:19
45. Laura McElduff (RRR) 44 (7F), 25:21
46. Olga Carriel (RRR) 54 (8F), 25:35
47. Nancy Young (TRRC) 58 (9F), 25:48
48. Steve Beckerle (RRR) 58, 25:53
49. Skip Hovdestad (TRRC) 64, 25:59
50. Ed Brown (RRR) 52, 26:15.
51. Maureen Carson (WTC) 53 (10F), 26:23
52. Judy Rubin (WTC) 55 (11F), 26:28
53. Jim Martin (TRRC) 66, 26:41
54. Bill Carpenter (RRR) 55, 28:09
55. Elizabeth Palmer (TRRC) 50 (12F), 28:11
56. Carol Hansen (TRRC) 68 (13F), 28:18
57. Benny Kim (RRR) 71, 28:31
58. Mary Pat Wolff (RRR) 57 (14F), 28:48
59. Deb Wessely (TRRC) 54 (15F), 28:57
60. Enilda Indyk (RRR) 69 (16F), 29:01.
61. Kathleen Daly (RRR) 53 (17F), 29:43
62. Michael Rubinfeld (WTC) 67, 29:52
63. Elsa Villalobos (RRR) 51 (18F), 29:58
64. Dave Goldwasser (RRR) 63, 30:11
65. Amy Schwartz (RRR) 61 (19F), 30:18
66. Jeff Greenberg (RRR) 55, 31:05
67. Eric Schatz (RRR) 52, 33:09,
68. Joanne Flax (RRR) 57 (20F), 34:10
69. Paul Wimbert (RRR) 50, 35:56
70. Sandra Viens (TRRC) 51 (21F), 37.28.

 

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