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Masters athletes collect 45 medals in the non-stadia competition at the 2019 NCCWMA Championships

7/26/2019
 

TORONTO, Canada – The NCCWMA [North America, Central America, Caribbean] Outdoor Track and Field Championships took place this past weekend and included Non-Stadia events, a 10 Km Road Race, 10 Km Race Walk, and Cross Country. USATF Athletes collected 21 Gold, 16 Silver, and 8 Bronze Medals in the contests. They swept the medals in the F45 and the M60 Cross Country.

 

The 10 Km Road Race Championships were held at 8:30 am Thursday morning, July 18, under cloudy skies, 70 degree temperatures but close to 100% humidity. Fiona Bayly had the fastest time in the Women’s race, winning F50 in a meet record time of 38:50. Euleen Josiah-Tanner, F45, 41:35 and Makie Ohler, F55, claimed Gold with Ohler clocking a meet record 42:38. Caroline Dunn took Silver in F40. John Hale and John Hadcock went 1-2 in the M60 division in 38:59 and 41:32. Daniel Mazo and Lloyd Hansen claimed gold in M55 and M70 in Meet Record times of 38:17 and 45:09. Carlo Deason took Silver in M45 while Bronze went to Justin Bishop, M35 and Winston Dunn, M40.

 

Later in the morning the Race Walkers got their turn. Lydia McGranahan and Erin Taylor-Talcott took Gold and Silver in F40, both cracking the Meet Record, in 52:50 and 53:53. Sharon Gruttadoro claimed Gold in F45 with a 1:24:45. Marianne Martino took Silver in F65. Michael Mannozzi, M30, 51:13, and Tom Dooley, M70, 1:02:33 captured Gold with meet Record times. Michael Bartholomew M35 in 1:11:14; David Swarts, M50, 51:14; and Dave Talcott, M55, 57:06 also earned Gold Medals. Timothy Chelius, M60, won a Silver Medal while Omar Nash, M45, Daniel O’Brien, M50, Michael Blanchard, M55, and Vincent Peters won Bronze Medals.

 

The final Non-Stadia event was Cross Country at 10 AM on Sunday, July 21. Warmer at 77, but much less humid, double digit winds also challenged the harriers. The runners 70 and older ran a 6 Km course while runners 30-59 ran an 8 Km course. In the 8K contest, Jo Rupp, Euleen Josiah-Tanner, and Latashia Key went 1-2-3 to sweep the F45 division. Rupp’s 32:35 and Josiah-Tanner’s 35:13 ere the two fastest times in the Women’s race. Mary Swan took Gold in F55 in 35:43; Gold medals were also awarded to Aysha Mirza, F35, in 41:05 and Caroline Dunn, F40, in 50:34. Tina Klein and Annabelle Broadbent took Silver and Bronze in F50. Charlie Muse, John Hale, and Timothy Riccardi swept the M60 medals in 31:23, 32:10, and 32:55. Carlo Deason took gold in M45 at 34:41. Thomas Knowles had the second fastest time in the Men’s race, clocking 28:51 in taking Silver in M40. Other Silver Medalists included Justin Bishop, M35, Thomas Danielson, M50, and Roger Cawkwell, M55. In the 6K contest, Terry McCluskey and Doc Rappole, both M70, had the fastest two times, 26:03 and 28:12, in taking Gold and Silver. Tami Graf and Mary Harada went 1-2 in F80, with 52:35 and 55:15 times.

 

Team USATF continues to build momentum in the WMA Championships Non-Stadia events and looks for even fuller participation in next year’s WMA Outdoor Track and Field Championships which are also in Toronto. USATF aims to increase the number of medals earned compared to the last World Masters Championships in Malaga, Spain in 2018.

 

 

Submitted by

Paul Carlin

USATF Masters LDR/Media Coordinator

Running Professor LLC/runningprof.com

 



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