Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My history at Dartmouth relays

My history at the Dartmouth Relays
I’ve had pretty good luck at Dartmouth over the 36 years since I first ran there as a high school Junior (six wins and five personal bests).
01/10/81 – set Billerica High school record (Indoors) 2 mile in 9:41.6 for 6th place (Old record by Kevin Curtin)
01/09/82 – won in a kick in 9:31.5,           2. Pat Gillooly 9:31.63
01/08/83 – Set a PR for the mile in a 4x1 with Dave Quintal (4:28), Art Demers (4:24), Joe Regan (4:30) and me (4:18).
01/10/87 – Set a PR for me and a school record (17:13) for the 4x1 with Jason Cakouros (4:28), Rick Dawe (4:20), John Cotter (4:14) and me (4:10)
01/05/91- GLRR team took 6th place in the 4x1 with Brad Hurst, Gary Wallace, Art Demers, and me (4:20)
01/06/91 – The next day I took first in the mile running 4:20.6, there was a lot of pushing in the tactically slow race. With splits of 67/65/66/62
01/05/96 – Race one of Dartmouth “triple-header”.  Took first in the 1,500 in 4:12.
01/05/96 – This was my second race of the day.  30 starters!  Barry Harwick sat on me (he was shooting for a masters record) I won the 3,000 in 8:44.5 with Barry 2nd in 8:44.8 (missed the record by less than a second)
01/05/96 – Third race of the day.  Aiming to run 5:00 pace.  Hit 5:05/10:05/15:04 = 15:39 for first place.
01/10/97 – I took first in the 5,000 despite “feeling lousy”.  I ran a relatively slow time for me at the time but splits were pretty even. Kilometer splits: 3:00/6:00/9:01/12:04/15:06
01/13/08 – I set a masters (40+) personal best running 16:28.2 for the 5,000.  I placed 9th in a field of 11 running alone for the first 2 miles of the race.  Verrington took 4th in 16:06.
01/08/12 – I set a masters PR in the 1,500 running a         4:44.6 to take second place in a field of 7.  I led most of the race, losing the lead in the final few steps (losing by .05).                   
01/08/12 – 45 minutes after the 1,500 I ran the 800 meters (a rarity for me) setting a 40+ personal best of 2:26.9 to place 3rd in a field of 8.
01/08/17 – Finished in 2nd place (only 4 ran!) in the 3,000 meters with Eric Morse trailing me by 2-4 seconds until 300 meters to go when he flew by and beat me by 4 seconds  10:17 to 10:21

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