USATF-New England clubs run to USA Masters 5 km team titles

10/7/2017
 
Central Mass Striders Men 40+ and Greater Springfield Harriers Men 50+ teams ran to club wins at the USATF Masters 5 km Road Race Championships held at the Syracuse (NY) Festival of Races on October 1.
 
The CMS squad included M45 bronze medalist Greg Putnam, Joshua Perks (6, 40-44),  Derrick Jones (5, 45-49) and Joe Shairs (6, 45-49), while the GSH crew had two individual medalists in M55 winner Nat Larson and M50 runner-up Kent Lemme, along with Alejandro Heuck (7, 50-54), and Francis Burdett (11, 50-54). 
 
Besides Larson - who also recorded the second best men's Age Graded mark of 95.25 - Jan Holmquist (Whirlaway) was also a winner, leading the W70 division and, like Larson, was second Age Graded at 98.13.  Rounding out the local medalists was Ethan Nedeau (GSH), third M40. 
 
Overall men's winner Kevin Castille (Lafayette LA), 40, clocked a US record 14:29. 
 
Full Results