2019 USATF Club Cross Country Nationals Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

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Note: Greater Philadelphia Track Club promotes competition for post-high school and older athletes only.  

WE ARE NOT A YOUTH CLUB

President: Craig Strimel
1st V. President: Tom Jennings
2nd V.President: Rachel Wise
Treasurer: Chuck Shields

2021 MA-USATF Awards

Tim Harte is 2021 Grand Prix Individual Champion! 3rd Male – Bob Boland, 5th – John Paul Gagliardi, 7th – Dan Mazo, 4th Woman – Julie Pangburn, 8th – Alison Schwalm

2021 Grand Prix Age Group Awards

W30 – Colleen Tozer 4th

W40 – Alison Schwalm 2nd

W45 – Christy Peterson 3rd

W50 – Siobhan McHugh 2nd

W55 – Julie Pangburn 1st

M40 – John Paul Gagliardi 1st

M40 – Brock Butler 2nd

M40 – Reza Manavi 3rd

M50 – Tim Harte 1st

M50 – Mike Dechnik 3rd

M50 – Paul Montini 4th

M55 – Dan Mazo 1st

M55 – Scott Armstrong 3rd

M65 – Bob Boland 1st

M70 – Fernando Moura 2nd

M70 – Steve Sawyer 3rd

M75 – Tom Jennings 1st

2021 Off Road Age Group Awards

Open Female – Rachel Wise 1st

Grand Master Female – Barb Gorka 1st, Lorraine Jasper 2nd

Grand Master Male – Tim Harte 1st , Mike Flanagan 3rd

Senior Master Male – Nick Simonetti 1st

Grand Senior Master Male – Tom Jennings 1st

USATF East Region Masters Championship – Ocean Breeze, Staten Island

Ross O’Neill – 60, 8.14 – 200, 25.85 – LJ, 15’9.5”

Alison Schwalm – 800, 2:30.08 – Mile, 5:37.95 (NEW MASTERS CLUB RECORD)

Wayne Foulke – 60, 7.75 – 200, 26.18

Jacques Lucien – 60, 8.11 – 200, 26.14

Leroy Miles – 60, 8.58 – LJ, 15’8.75” – TJ, 31’0.5”

William Martin – 400, 1:02.56

Dave Welsh – 800, 2:04.68 – Mile, 4:43.13

Dan Mazo – 800, 2:34.04 – Mile, 5:32.51

Anthony Pugliese – 60HH, 12.66 – SP, 33’10.75”

Craig MacDonald – SP(6K), 42’3.25” – Weight Throw (25LB), 42’7.5” – Super Weight Throw(56LB), 19’8.25”  (SP MASTERS 6K CLUB RECORD, both Weight Throws are overall club records.)

MILLROSE GAMES – The Armory, NYC

Blizzard conditions could not stop 3 GPTC relay squads from gold prospecting.  GPTC is the first club to win 3 age group masters 4×400 relay championships at Millrose.

  1. Greater Philadelphia: 4:35.63
  2. Mass Velocity: 4:37.36
  3. Central Park TC: 4:55.36
  4. Shore AC: 5:00.30

M60 GPTC splits – Carl Stocking 71.80, Duncan Smith 66.84, Wally Hernandez 72.27, Bruce Rash 64.74

  1. Greater Philadelphia: 3:47.85
  2. Garmin Runners: 3:49.17
  3. Mass Velocity: 3:51.67
  4. Central Park TC: 3:57.72

M40 GPTC splits – Scott Burns 57.06, Brock Butler 56.81, John Becker 56.11, Dave Welsh 57.89

  1. Greater Philadelphia: 3:55.12
  2. Mass Velocity: 4:03.02
  3. Central Park TC: 4:24.32
  4. Elitefeats AC: 4:31.81
  5. Garmin Runners: 4:38.94

M50 GPTC splits – John Curtis 58.07, Delvin Dinkins 57.41, Rob Ciervo 59.14, Nick Damalas 60.51

Annual Club Meeting was Jan 25th on Zoom – Officers Re-elected

• Be sure to renew your club & USATF memberships soon

• The GPTC gear store closes 1-31-22

• All club officers agreed to stay on for another year – THANK YOU!

• Let Chuck know now if you are interested in Indoor Nationals on 3-18, 19, 20 in NYC

• Good Luck to our three relays teams at the Millrose Games on 1-29!

2022 USATF MASTERS NATIONAL INDOOR T&F CHAMPIONSHIPS are March 18-20th in NYC!

The Armory Foundation is pleased to welcome the 2022 USATF Masters Indoor Championships to the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in New York City

Although it is a “Masters” meet, everyone age 25 or higher is eligible to compete and score for the club.  Events are competed in 5 year age groups starting at age 25. Within each event/age group, points are earned by the first 6 places as follows: 8-6-4-3-2-1.  There are men’s, women’s and overall titles at stake.

To be eligible, you must be a 2022 USATF member affiliated with GPTC.  The early registration deadline is Feb. 17, final deadline is Feb.24.  You register yourself and select your own events.  (Relay registrations are handled at the meet).

Let Chuck Shields know if you are interested in competing for GPTC on this fast, exciting track. Click for link to registration and more info.

USATF XC Championships 6K – San Diego, CA

Lorraine Jasper 26:56 W60 Individual Champion

This is Lorraine’s second National W60 Title in the span of a month as Lorraine previously won at USATF Club XC Champs in Tallahassee in December.

Feb 19: Fireside Frostbite 5 Mile

Apr 24: Valley Forge Revolutionary 5 Mile

May 1: Blue Cross Broad Street 10 Mile

May 31: Memorial Main Street Mile Yardley
Jun 4: Scott Coffee Moorestown 8K
Sep 11: Main Line Run 5K, Wayne
Sep 18: Philadelphia Distance Run 13.1
Oct 8: Delaware Distance Classic 15K (new date)
Nov 6: Run the Bridge 10K
Nov 19: Philadelphia 1/2 Marathon & Rothman 8K
Nov 20: Philadelphia Marathon

2021 Series Champions!

2019 Series Runners-Up
2018 Series Champions
2017 Series Champions

Road Team Captain: Mike Dechnik

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Mar 12: Looney Leprechaun 20K, Richboro

Mar 26: Big Woods Half Marathon, Elverson

Apr 2: Tyler Arboretum 10K, Media

May 22:  Coventry Woods 10K, Pottstown

Jun 26: Run for the Ages 10K, Reading
Aug 21:  Double Trouble 15K, Elverson
Oct 1: Camp Innabah 5 Mile, Spring City
Oct 23:  Evansburg Challenge 10 Mile, Collegeville
Nov 26:  Delaware Open XC 5K, Wilmington

2021 Series Champions!

2019 Series Runners-Up
2018 Series Champions

Off Road Team Captain: Paul Hines

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