Thursday, May 14, 2009

20 Years ago

The USATF NE Grand prix (then called the NEAC) was only in its 5th year in 1989, but the competition was heated. 20 years ago yesterday I placed 4th in the 10 KM championships in Nashua NH. Results below:

Andy Ronan and Fernando Braz (2nd & 9th respectively) are currently highly regarded coaches. Larry Sayers (7th place) still runs for CMS and is one of the top New England masters runners. Dennis Simoniatis (10th place) is one of the top masters runners in the country. Wayne Levy is a top New England master competing for the BAA. Reno Stirrat is one of the top New England 50+ runners.

CMS placed third in the team competition despite averaging 30:08 (4:51/mile) for five guys! Rich Classic AC and Nike Boston are clubs from the late 80’s early 90’s that no longer exist.


Nashua Trust – Nashua, NH 05-13-1989
1 29:03 Frank Powers N/B * New England Champion
2 29:06 Andy Ronan RCAC
3 29:07 John Clopeck N/B
4 29:18 Dave Dunham GLRR
5 29:23 Hans Koeleman UN
6 29:28 Dan Dillon RCAC
7 29:31 Larry Sayers CMS
8 29:33 Mark Donahue RCAC
9 29:38 Fernando Braz N/B
10 29:46 Dennis Simonaitis RRC

11 29:51 Rick Doiron CMS
16 30:13 Wayne Levy CMS
17 30:19 Stan Bickford CMS
21 30:47 Reno Stirrat CMS
32 31:27 David Alden CMS
36 31:33 Wayne Jacob CMS
51 32:04 Kevin McGovern CMS
52 32:06 Rich Ovian CMS
53 32:08 Neil Faugno CMS 40+
65 32:37 Peter Blomquist CMS
76 33:06 Tim Murphy CMS
84 33:20 Cragi McAdam CMS
102 33:58 Rene Daoust CMS

Teams
1 Nike Boston 2:28:03
2 Rich Classic AC 2:28:05
3 CMS 2:30:40
4 GLRR 2:36:48
5 BAA 2:38:46
6 WRT 2:41:06
7 CSU 2:43:16
8 BRR 2:46:24

40+
1 CMS 2:50:18
2 GLRR 2:50:51

1 comment:

Michael said...

I think you have the date wrong.
I was in the top ten at Nashua in 1989. I think Rich Doiron won the race.

I told you I sometimes view your blog.

Nice race though, 19, or 21+ years ago.

Mike