CMS history at the USATF NE marathon championships
The marathon distance has been contested in all of the Grand Prix series (1985-2016). This will be the fifth time that Baystate has been the championship. Cape Cod has hosted the championship twenty-two times. Manchester hosted three times and Burlington (VT) once.
CMS has won the team championship 13 times (last time in 2016) with Whirlaway winning seven times and GLRR taking the title six times. GMAA, CSU, and JWAC have each won once (I was unable to find team results for 1991,92,93).
CMS holds the team record with an impressive 7:21:49 from 1996, which is an average time of 2:27:16 (5:37 pace). That year CMS put four finishers in the top seven including a 1-2 finish by Craig Fram and Dave Dunham. Probably the most impressive performance by CMS was the 1985 championships which were held in Worcester. CMS runners placed six in the top nine and ten in the top 18.
CMS runners have been the individual winners seven times. The last time a CMS took the title was 2016 when Dan Vassallo won in 2:23:59, Dan also won in 2014. Patrick Rich won in 2011 in 2:28:54. There was a long gap after that with Craig Fram taking the title in 1996 with a 2:23:52 at Cape Cod. Jim Garcia ran a 2:27:57 to win in 1994, Keith Matiskella ran 2:31:05 in 1993, and Reno Stirrat ran 2:30:06 in 1989.
GLRR and Whirlaway are tied with the second most individual champions with five.
Top 25 CMS times at a USATF NE marathon championship
Rank Time Pl Name Date Location
1 2:23:52 1 Craig Fram 10/27/96 Falmouth MA
2 2:23:59 1 Dan Vassallo 11/06/16 Manchester NH
3 2:24:05 2 Dave Dunham 10/27/96 Falmouth MA
4 2:25:22 2 Scott Mindel 11/06/16 Manchester NH
4 2:27:26 6 Andy McCarron 10/17/10 Lowell MA
5 2:27:36 7 Jim Johnson 10/17/10 Lowell MA
6 2:27:57 1 Jim Garcia 10/30/94 Falmouth MA
7 2:28:15 2 Justin Fyffe 10/18/09 Lowell MA
8 2:28:16 9 Scott