Headley Wins Indoor Points Chase

2/21/2018
 
DSC_0511.jpgThe Indoor Points Chase concluded at the 2018 USATF New England Indoor Championship on February 18 at Harvard University. The top seven competitors were recognized at the end of the meet. Winning the overall Indoor Points Chase was Stephen Headley of Boston-North Track Club. With a total of 4,024 points, he beat out second place Louise van den Heuvel of Battle Road Track Club who totaled 3,779 points. Rounding out the top three was Ian Weider of Sprinticity with 3,707 points.

Headley's best performance came at the BU David Hemery Valentine meet where he ran 6.76 in the 60 meter dash, his time earned him 1,064 points. Second place van den Heuvel had her best race at the BU Scarlet & White meet, running a 2:13.79 800 meters which was good for 969 points. Weider's best performance came at his first indoor performance, jumping 7.17 meters in the long jump and earning him 958 points.

Rounding out the top seven were Liz Pellegrini, Toren Caesar, Jon Parrella, and Christian Cedullo, all from Boston-North Track Club. Pellegrini saw her best performance at the USATF New England Indoor Championship, running a 58.02 400 meters, giving her the 100 point bonus. 

The series saw 62 total participants entered from 11 different clubs, with 34 athletes eligible for the finals at the USATF New England Indoor Championships as athletes needed to submit three different performances going into the Championships. Athletes who had their best performance at the Indoor Championship received a 100 point bonus toward their final score. The top seven finishers won prize money. The following is the final ranking of all athletes who competed in the Indoor Championship.

Place Name Affiliation Result 1 Result 2 Result 3 NE Champs NE Bonus Total
1) Headley, Stephen Boston-North Track Club BU Valentine Invite Dartmouth Relays Harvard Elite Meet      
      60m 6.76 60m 6.81 60m 6.80 60m 6.94    
      1064 1038 1043 879 0 4024
                 
2) van den Heuvel, Louise Battle Road Track Club MIT Alumni Meet BU Terrier BU Scarlet & White      
  F   Mile 5:02.29 Mile 4:58.20 800m 2:13.78 Mile 5:01.16    
      925 952 969 933 0 3779
                 
3) Weider, Ian Sprinticity Dartmouth Relays Middlebury Winter Classic Harvard Elite Meet      
      LJ 7.17m LJ 7.01m LJ 7.12m LJ 6.79m    
      958 924 948 877 0 3707
                 
4) Pellegrini, Liz Boston-North Track Club Tufts Invite #1 Wheaton Invite BU Scarlet & White      
  F   60mH 9.35 60mH 9.40 400m 58.34 400m 58.02    
      874 864 928 939 100 3705
                 
5) Caesar, Toren Boston-North Track Club BU Mini Meet #1 BU Terrier BU Valentine Invite      
      400m 50.20 400m 49.46 400m 49.73 400m 50.62    
      906 951 934 881 0 3672
                 
6) Parrella, Jon Boston-North Track Club BU Mini Meet #2 Tufts Invite I BU Terrier      
      400m 51.40 400m 51.55 400m 51.06 400m 51.58    
      836 827 856 826 0 3345
                 
7) Cedullo, Christian Boston-North Track Club BU Mini Meet #1 BU Mini Meet #2 BU Terrier      
      800m 2:06.31 400m 51.82 400m 51.60 400m 52.10    
      656 812 825 796 0 3089
                 
8) Morales, Henry Greater Boston Track Club BU Mini Meet #2 GBTC Invite GBTC Invite      
      400m 52.14 60m 7.40 400m 52.21 400m 53.12    
      794 747 790 740 0 3071
                 
9) Chingono, Daryl Boston-North Track Club BU Mini Meet #1 BU Mini Meet #2 Tufts Invite I      
      400m 51.91 400m 52.66 400m 53.58 400m 52.85    
      807 765 716 755 0 3043
                 
10) Kuntz, Lauren Boston-North Track Club BU Mini Meet #1 SMAC Open Meet BU Terrier      
  F   400m 1:04.31 800m 2:31.70 400m 1:04.80 800m 2:30.43    
      733 721 718 737 100 3009
                 
11) O'Dell, Leslie Central Mass Striders BU Mini Meet #2 BU Mini Meet #2 East Region Masters      
  F   3,000m 11:06.87 Mile 5:44.14 3,000m 11:16.27 3,000m 10:55.23    
      736 672 710 786 100 3004
                 
12) Edelman, Sean The Heartbreakers BU Mini Meet #2 BU Terrier BU Valentine Invite      
      3,000m 9:26.44 800m 2:01.14 800m 2:00.09 800m 2:01.78    
      622 780 806 764 0 2972
                 
13) Legendre, Brandon Sprinticity BU Mini Meet #2 PSU Panther Invite BU Terrier Invite      
      3,000m 9:03.69 Mile 4:30.88 3,000m 8:57.40 3,000m 9:08.96    
      730 766 762 704 0 2962
                 
14) Mai, My Sprinticity Dartmouth Relays Middlebury Classic Middlebury Winterfell      
      LJ 6.20m LJ 6.06m LJ 5.72m LJ 5.97m    
      752 723 652 704 0 2831
                 
15) Wiatt, Laura Forest Hills Runners Husky Invite Tufts Cupid Challenge BU Mini Meet #2      
  F   800m 2:33.07 800m 2:33.23 800m 2:34.34 800m 2:35.32    
      703 701 687 675 0 2766
                 
16) Bembridge, Nicole Mass Velocity Track Club GBTC Invite East Region Masters East Region Masters      
  F   LJ 4.51m 60m 8.82 LJ 4.64m LJ 4.63m    
      679 668 707 705 0 2759
                 
17) Stanwood, Ben Twilight Throwers East Coast Invite GBTC Invite East Region Masters SP 11.96m    
      SP 12.36m WT 13.72m SP 12.39m WT 13.46m    
      667 665 669 652 0 2653
                 
18) McDermott, Mark HFC Striders BU Mini Meet #1 BU Mini Meet #2 BU Mini Meet #2      
      3000m 9:36.75 3000m 9:25.09 400m 56.31 800m 2:03.95    
      576 628 578 711 100 2593
                 
19) Matczynski, Jakub Boston-North Track Club BU Mini Meet #2 GBTC Invite BU Terrier      
      400m 55.62 400m 56.31 400m 55.38 400m 55.71    
      612 578 623 607 0 2420
                 
20) Watts, Jim Greater Boston Track Club BU Mini Meet #1 BU Mini Meet #2 East Region Masters      
      800m 2:19.55 800m 2:20.15 800m 2:25.76 800m 2:22.81    
      390 379 288 334 0 1391
                 
                 
21) Pollutro, Jason Greater Boston Track Club BU Mini Meet #2 GBTC Invite BU Valentine Invite      
      Mile 5:19.34 800m 2:25.22 800m 2:23.39 800m 2:24.78    
      337 296 325 303 0 1261
                 
22) Rockwood, Jeff Boston-North Track Club BU Mini Meet #1 BU Mini Meet #2 SMAC Open Meet      
      400m 1:12.89 400m 1:11.43 400m 1:13.26 400m 1:11.06    
      58 82 52 89 100 381
                 
23) Berit, Jon Greater Boston Track Club UMass Boston Open BU Mini Meet #1 BU Mini Meet #2      
      800m 2:45.77 400m 1:13.63 800m 2:45.35 800m 2:50.47    
      65 47 68 37 0 217