Andy’s Roundup: N.H. Athletes Shine Out of State… and more
Massachusetts State Triathlon
Winchedon, Massachusetts- Two New Hampshire athletes were the winners at the Massachusetts State Triathlon olympic distance race on July 13. Lucas Pozetta of Portsmouth, NH. covered the .9 mile swim, 22 mile bike ride, and 6.2 mile run in 1 hour, 49 minutes, 37 seconds, about two minutes ahead of second place finisher, Derek Jacobski (1:51:48). When breaking down the three stages of the race it appears Pozetta won the event with a swim time of 19:21 compared to Jacobski’s 21:30.
Amherst’s Karin Biskovich was the women’s winner in 2:03:01 with Medena Knepsl of Cambridge, Massachusetts in second with a time of 2:04:18. Knepsl was faster on the swim and run but Biskovich raced to victory with a six minute advantage of Knepsl on the bike.
Shipyard Old Port 5K and Half Marathon
Portland, Maine- Dover’s Casey Carroll was the winner of the Shipyard Old Port 5K in Portland, Maine on July 13. Carroll, who grew up in Maine, won with a time of 16:36. Carroll was 13 seconds better than the runner-up, Michael Griffin of Fiskdale, Massachusetts. The women’s winner was Leah Schott of Export, Pennsylvania.
Four New Hampshire runners turned in strong performances in the accompanying half marathon, all finishing in the top 20 out of 2,187 finishers. Pelham’s Trent Fontanella was fifth (1:13), Concord’s Jeff Norcia was seventh (1:15:49), Manchester’s Brandyn Naro was 11th ((1:18:28) and Manchester’s Steven Vargo was 17th (1:20:10).
Half marathon winners were Daniel Moroney of Suffield, Connecticut and Lauren Sischo of Southborough, Massachusetts.
Kensington Town Festival 5K
Kensington- Dover’s Anthony Coraluzzo was the men’s winner at the Kensington Town Festival 5K on July 12.
Turning in a 17:09 performance Coraluzzo bested Newmarket’s Kyle Williams by almost 40 seconds with Williams finishing second in 17:48.
The women’s finish was as close as possible with Seabrook’s Yaroslava Cassell and Kensington’s Alyssa Hamel both registering a time of 21:00. However, according to results provided by the timers, Cassell appears as the winner.
Elsewhere Around The State
Live Free or Die 5000, Atkinson- Derry’s Michael Fraysee and Keene’s Lauren Waterman were the winners.
Newton’s Revenge Bike Race, Mt. Washington- Cameron Cogburn of Cambridge, Massachusetts and Marti Shea of Marblehead, Massachusetts peddle their way to the top as male and female winners.
Hula Hustle 5K/10K, Manchester, July 20 http://www.millenniumrunning.com/hula
Bill Luti 5 Miler, Concord, July 19
Stratham Fair 5.7 Mile Road Race and Two Person Relay, Stratham, July 19
Give Peace A Tri-Triathlon, Surry, July 19
Pease 7K Road Race/Walk, Newington, July 20
Northeast Delta Dental Merrimack River Trail Triathlon, Concord, July 20
Trivia Question of the Week
Post your guesses in the comments below.
The Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race is the state’s oldest road race. What is the second oldest race?
Last week’s question: What race is the site of the fastest 5K ever run in New Hampshire?
In 2007 Nate Jenkins ran 13:46 at the Hollis Fast 5K. The course is too fast for a USA Track and Field record which is why Alene Reta’s 13:53 at the Cigna/Elliot 5K is listed as the state record.
|About Andy Schachat:
Andy has been involved in the New Hampshire road race/triathlon community for well over 20 years. As a runner Andy has three Boston Marathons to his credit. Behind the scenes Andy has reported on New Hampshire road races and triathlons for various publications and has covered races for radio stations and newspapers. Perhaps he is best known as the “voice” of New Hampshire races having been the announcer at hundreds of Granite State events. Andy is also the found of the New Hampshire Road Race Hall of Fame.