Friday, January 12, 2018

USATF 2017 Awards, Masters Grand Prix Winners, Ratified American Records

January 4 2018. The following Awards, Masters Grand Prix Winners, and American Records related to Masters LDR were announced at the USATF Annual Meeting from November 30 to December 2 2017 in Columbus Ohio.

MASTERS ATHLETE AND ROAD RUNNER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
These awards are determined by end-of-the-year elections.*

Masters Athlete of the YearSabra Harvey
Harvey, the 2014 Female Masters Road Runner of the Year, was undefeated this year in USATF National Masters Road Racing Championships, winning both her division and the age-grading crown at the 10K, the 1 Mile, the 5K and the 15K. In addition she also took first place and had the top age grade at the Masters 5 km Cross Country Championships. Her Age-Grade scores in the National Championship events ranged from 97.79% for the 1 Mile Run up to 103.56% for the 10K Championship. The 10K US Record holder at the beginning of the year for Women 65-69 with a 42:37, Harvey's time at the 10K Championship improved on that record time by over half a minute.
Sabra Harvey, USATF Masters Athlete of the Year, heading for another National Championship at the last Event of the 2017 season, Club Cross Country

Masters Road Runners of the Year

Women's Masters Road Runner of the YearSabra Harvey
See write-up above.

Men's Masters Road Runner of the Year -- Kevin Castille
Castille, a three time Age Division Runner of the Year, entered three national championships, the One Mile, 5K and 15K, finishing first overall in each of them, registering the top age grade among his male rivals, and setting a new American 45-49 Record in all three. He ran 4:24 in the Mile, 14:29 in the 5K and 46:36 in the 15K, the latter on a remarkably difficult course. In addition he ran faster than the posted American record in three other prominent road races, winning the Overall Masters crown at the Crescent City 10K, the Utica Boilermaker 15K, and the Akron Half Marathon.
Kevin Castille enjoys one of his three National Championship wins, the Masters 15K at the Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run [Photo Credit-USATF]



AGE DIVISION RUNNERS OF THE YEAR

Women’s Divisional Road Runners of the Year
Division   Name                                Division   Name
40-44       Jen Rhines                         65-69       Sabra Harvey
45-49       Kris Paaso                         70-74       Jan Holmquist
50-54       Marisa Sutera Strange        75-79       Sandra Folzer
55-59       Cindy Conant                     80-84      Libby James
60-64       Joan Samuelson                 85-89       Ella Jane Custer

Jen Rhines [Boston MA], the 2016 Age Division Runner of the Year, had strong performances as top Masters finisher in several prominent road races including the Gasparilla Half Marathon in 1:14:53; the Cooper River Bridge [10K] Run in 35:16; the BAA 5K in 16:29; and the Freihofer’s 5K Run for Women in 17:14. The BAA 10K time age graded to 93.16%.

Jen Rhines Catching Her Breath After the 2014 Masters National 5K Championship Race
[photo credit: Kevin Rivoli]

Jen Rhines Catching Her Breath After the 2014 Masters National 5K Championship Race
[photo credit: Kevin Rivoli]

Kris Paaso [Menlo Park CA] had three performances in 5K road races that age graded above 90.00%.
Kris Paaso starting to pull away from her rivals on her way to being first across the finish line at the 2017 Club Cross Country Championships [Photo credit: Michael Scott/http://miscottrunningphoto.shutterfly.com]

Marisa Sutera Strange [Pleasant Valley NY] the 2015 and 2016 Division Runner of the Year, had 3 outstanding races in USATF Masters Championship events, the 5K, the 8K, and the 10K. She won her Age Division in each, and had the 2nd highest Age Graded score in the 8K. Her winning times were: 18:25, 29:56 and 37:55 respectively, with each of them age grading above 93.50%.
Marisa Sutera Strange heading for victory at the 2017 USATF 8K Masters Championship hosted by the Shamrock/Towne Bank 8K

Cindy Conant [Kensington MD] had outstanding performances in two prominent road races, the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and the Broad Street Run (10 Miles). Her time at the Cherry Blossom Race, 1:04:00, age graded at 93.26%. Even though she ran 55 seconds slower at Broad Street, the age grade was almost as high at 93.13% because her birthday was between the two races. She had several other races that age graded above 92.00%.

Cindy Conant

Photo Credit: http://www.capegazette.com/node/68791?cid=4805296


Joan Samuelson [Freeport ME], 1984 Olympic Marathon Champion, Co-Winner of the 2009 Female Road Runner of the Year , and 7-time Age Division Runner of the Year, continues at the top of her age division. This year she had top performances at 4 prominent road races. She ran 19:24 at the Freihofer’s 5K for Women, 45:50 at the Quad Cities Bix 7 and 44:59 at the Falmouth Road Race (7 Miles) and, most importantly because it is her hometown race, a 39:19 at the Beach to Beacon 10K. All age graded above 95.00% with the B2B 10K result topping the list at 98.91%. That was also a ‘US best’ for the 10K; the course has greater than 50% separation from start to finish so is not record-eligible.

Joan Benoit Samuelson finishing at the Boston Marathon [Photo Credit: http://running.competitor.com/2013/03/news/samuelson-running-2013-boston-marathon_68556

Sabra Harvey [Houston TX]. See write-up above for the Masters Athlete of the Year.

Jan Holmquist [Burlington MA], a 2006 and 2013-2016 Division Runner of the Year, had outstanding performances at 2 USATF National Championships and at 2 prominent road races. She ran 22:55 at the CVS Downtown 5K in September and then ran 22:27 at the 5K Masters Championships two weeks later in Syracuse. The first age-graded at 96.13% and the second 2 full percentage points higher! Holmquist’s 48:01 at the 10K Masters Championships at the end of April came a few weeks before her 73rd birthday; it age graded above 96.5%. That was 20 seconds faster than she ran at the Beach to Beacon 10K a few months later at the age of 73; that one age graded above 97%.
Jan Holmquist claiming another national championship at the 2017 USATF Masters 10K Championship hosted by the James Joyce Ramble

Sandra Folzer [Philadelphia PA] ran the Broad Street Run (10 Miler) a week before her 78th birthday, clocking 1:32:50 for an 89.28% age grade. She also ran an 8K and a 10K with age grades above 89.00%.

 Libby James [Fort Collins CO], 2011 through 2016 Division Runner of the Year, won her age division at the Freihofer’s 5K for Women in 26:57, collecting a 91.12% age grade score for her effort. Two months after her 81st birthday James clocked a 55:10 in her hometown race, the FORTitude 10K; there she age graded above 99.00%.

Ella Jane Custer [Wheeling WV], 2015 division Runner of the Year, ran 3:07:59 at the Kentucky Derby Mini-Marathon, at age 87, to collect an age grade of 79.55%, the only American woman 85 years of age or older to achieve an age grade score above 75.00%, and she did it in a Half Marathon. A month later she ran another half marathon and although it was slower it also achieved a higher age grade than any other contenders, age grading at 73.19%.

Ella Jane Custer training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon  [Photo Credit: Lake Fong/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]


Men’s Divisional Road Runners of the Year

Division       Name                                          Division       Name
40-44            Bernard Lagat                            70-74           William Dixon
45-49            Kevin Castille                             75-79           Doug Goodhue
50-54            Nat Larson                                 80-84          Witold Bialokur
55-59            Nat Larson                                 85-89          Gunnar Linde
60-64            John Barbour                              90-94          ------
65-69            Tom Bernhard                             95-99          Roy Englert

Bernard Lagat [Tucson AZ]. See write-up above for Men's Masters Road Runner of the Year.

 Kevin Castille [Lafayette LA], Age Division Runner of the Year 2012-2014, had outstanding performances in 6 prominent road races and three national championships, with age grades ranging from 94.12% in the Road Mile National Championship, a 4:24, to 98.12% in the 5K National Championship, a 14:29. In the 1 Mile, the 5K, the 10K, the 15K and the Half Marathon he ran faster than the posted American Record. At the time of the RoY election, all of those were listed as pending. Since that time two have been ratified and approved, his 14:29 in the 5K National Championship and his 46:36 at the 15K National Championship, perhaps the more remarkable of the two as the current course at Tulsa is known to be exceptionally demanding with long, steep hills. At the start of the race, the temperature was 35 degrees with double digit wind gusts.
Kevin Castille wins the USATF Masters 5K Championship and sets a new Men 45-49 American Record [Photo Credit: Bob Brock/bobbrockimages.com]

Nat Larson [Amherst MA], the 2016 Road Runner of the Year for this division, had outstanding performances in two National Championship races before his 55th birthday. He ran the 8K in 27:04 for a 91.41% age grade. A month and a half later he ran 33:30 in the 10K National Championship for a 92.80% age grade.

 Nat Larson [Amherst MA] had outstanding performances in three National Championships and a prominent road race after his 55th birthday. He won his division in the 1 Mile, 5K and 15K Championships in 4:49, 16:06, and 52:20, with age grades from 91.48% up to 95.25%. His highest age grade came at the CVS Downtown 5K when he ran 15:54 for a 96.45% age grade.
Nat Larson powers to victory at the USATF 15K Championships hosted by the Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run [Photo Credit: Marathon Foto]

John Barbour [West Roxbury MA] won the 10K National Championship for his age division in 37:43, age grading at 89.43%. He achieved higher age graded scores at two prominent road races, the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K where he clocked an 18:10 and the Lone Gull 10K where he ran 36:53 and scored 91.45%.
John Barbour captures the Men's 60+ title at the 2017 USATF 5km Cross Country Championships [Photo Credit: USATF-NE]

Tom Bernhard [Castro Valley CA], Division Road Runner of the Year the last two years, had outstanding performances in the three National Championships that he won and in two other prominent West Coast races, the Marin Memorial Day 10K and the Morgan Hill Freedom Fest 5K. His age grade scores for these races ranged from 89.54% in the Road Mile Championship (5:28] in Flint to a 93.58% in the 5K Championship (17:57). He ran 38:13 at the Marin Memorial Day race for a 89.96% and cracked the 90% barrier at Morgan Hill with an 18:13 for 90. 18%.
Tom Bernhard claims one of his national championships at the 2017 USATF 10K Championship hosted by the James Joyce Ramble

William Dixon [Brattleboro VT], 5-time Age Division Runner of the Year in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013, and 2015, had three fine performances after his 70th birthday, including an 18:50 5K, a 40:46 10K, and a 33:03 5 Miler. These achieved age grade scores ranging from 87.15% up to 92.75%.
Bill Dixon claims one of his many age division National Championships at the 2015 USATF Masters 5km XC Championship at Saratoga Springs NY [photo:http://www.pbase.com/fateague/saraxcclassic]

Doug Goodhue [Milford MI], a 2002 and 2007 – 2014 Division Runner of the Year, had an outstanding performance at a National Championship and a prominent Road Race. At age 75, he ran 6:17 (gun time) for an 86.94% age grade and a 1:13:41 in the Crim 10 Miler for an 86.36%. He also took his age division title in the National 5K Championship despite suffering an injury during the race.
Doug Goodhue giving it everything he's got and taking another National Championship at the 2017 USATF Masters Milem Championship hosted by the Crim/Michigan Mile

Witold Bialokur [Rego Park NY], a 2015 Division Runner of the Year, had fine performances at two prominent road races, the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K where he ran 54:35 for an 82.74% age grade and the Bronx 10 Miler, where he ran 1:31.00 for an 81.30%, demonstrating good range. He earned even higher age grade scores at a local 10K, 5 mile and 4 mile run; in the latter he ran 33:06 for an 86.20%.
Witold Bialokur training with his runners in Forest Park in Queens, New York [Photo Credit: Mervyn Deganos]

Gunnar Linde [Venice CA], the 2016 Division Runner of the Year, repeats this year on the basis of good performances at a nationally prominent and a regionally prominent road race. He ran 58:21 in the Brea 8K and then topped that with a 31:21 in the Carlsbad 5000 for an 84.88% age grade score.


Roy Englert [Springfield VA], 95, who has enjoyed much success on the track, took to the roads this fall and took the age division title at the 5K National Championship in 40:52. That time age graded at 95.12% and broke the American Record for the division by over 7 minutes.
Roy Englert claims the 2017 5K 95-99 National Championship at the Syracuse festival of Races and sets the American Record [Photo Credit: Amir Findling]

*I thank Tom Bernhard for providing the data for these Runner of the Year write-ups. Any errors of interpretation are mine. 

 2017 USATF INDIVIDUAL MASTERS GRAND PRIX WINNERS

Athletes who compete in the National Championship events acquire points according to their finishing position, with 100 points for first and points declining thereafter by 5 points so 2nd place earns 95 points, 3rd place 90 and so on. A runner must compete in 3 events to be eligible for end-of-the year awards; the athlete’s best 5 events are summed to provide a total with the runner with the highest total winning the title of Masters Grand Prix Champion.

Women’s Individual Masters Grand Prix Winners

Division      Name                                   Division       Name
40-44          Wakenda Tyler                     60-64          Jill Miller-Robinett
45-49           Cassandra Henkiel               65-69          Sabra Harvey
50-54           Marisa Sutera Strange         70-74           Dianne Anderson
55-59           Lorraine Jasper                   75-79           Madeline Bost

Wakenda Tyler [Syracuse NY] <320 pts=""> It was a close contest as Tyler, defending her 2016 MGP title, defeated her two closest rivals, Alice Kassens and Kathy Wiegand by 5 and 20 points respectively. Focused on GVH’s chances to win the 40+ Club GP, Tyler acquired Individual GP scores through consistent upper/mid pack finishes at the Road 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, the Masters 5k XC and Club XC. 
Wakenda Tyler 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 40-44 Winner (pictured at Masters 10K National Championship)

Cassendra Henkiel [Austin TX] <290> Henkiel defeated her closest rival, Kristin White, by 70 points. Like Tyler, Henkiel was focused on Team Rogue’s chances in the championships she entered. She only entered three events but made them count as she won the division in the 5K and 10K road events and finished 3rd in the highly competitive Club XC event. 
Cassandra Henkiel [right foreground #522] 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 45-49 Winner (pictured at Masters 5K National Championship) [photo credit: Amir Findling]

Marisa Sutera Strange [Pleasant Valley NY] <500> With the maximum possible 500 points, Sutera Strange, the 2016 MGP Champion, distanced her closest rival, Michelle Allen, by 105 points. Sutera Strange won the division title in the 5K, 8K, and 10K road contests as well as the 5km and Club XC events. 
Marisa Sutera Strange 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 50-54 Winner (pictured at Masters 5km Cross Country National Championship)

Lorraine Jasper [Birchrunville PA] <460> Jasper, the 2015 MGP Champion in the 50-54 division, had 25 points on her closest rival, her Athena teammate, Mary Swan, and 60 points on Susan ‘Lynn’ Cooke. Jasper won the division in the Road Mile and earned the division Bronze Medal in the 5K and 10K road contests and the 5K Masters and Club XC events. 
Lorraine Jasper 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 55-59 Winner (pictured at Masters Club Cross Country National Championship) [Photo by Michael Scott/miscottrunningphoto.shutterfly.com/cropped by me-psc]

Jill Miller-Robinett [Concord CA] <470> Miller-Robinett, the 2016 MGP Champion, defeated her closest rival, Mary Richards by 35 points. Miller-Robinett won the division at Club XC, no easy feat, and took the Silver Medal at the Road 1 Mile and 8K, and the division Bronze at the USATF XC and the 5k Masters XC. 
Jill Miller-Robinett 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 60-64 Winner (pictured at Masters Club Cross Country National Championship) [Photo by Michael Scott/miscottrunningphoto.shutterfly.com/cropped by me-psc]

Sabra Harvey [Houston TX] <500> Harvey, the 2014 MGP Champion and 2017 Masters Athlete of the Year, achieved the maximum 500 points, defeating her closest rival, Jo Anne Rowland, by 65 points. Harvey won the 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, and 15K road contests as well as the Club XC Championship. 
Sabra Harvey 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 65-69 Winner (pictured at Masters 15K National Championship)[Photo Credit: Marathon Foto]

Dianne Anderson [Danville CA] <495> Anderson, the defending 2016 Champion, achieved a near max of 495 points, defeating her closest rival, Irene Terronez, by over 200 points. Like her Impala teammate, Miller-Robinett, she ran for the team and earned individual honors too. 
Dianne Anderson 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 70-74 Winner (pictured at Masters 8K National Championship)

 Madeline Bost [Randolph NJ] <290> Bost wins the MGP Championship in this division for the 4th year in a row, by winning the 5K road and 5km XC Championships and claiming the Bronze Medal at the 8K Championship. As Bost herself puts it, “I am not the fastest runner in the Division, but I show up at Championships and compete, and so qualify for a Masters GP Award. I encourage other runners to do the same but so far no one else in the division has risen to the challenge of competing in at least 3 events.” Bost has one more year to reign over the division; it will be interesting to see if her urging others to compete in at least 3 events will bear fruit. 
Madelin Bost 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 75-79 Winner (pictured at Masters 5km Cross Country National Championship)

Men's Individual Masters Grand Prix Winners 

Division         Name                         Division         Name
40-44            David Angell               65-69           Tom Bernhard
45-49            John Gardiner             70-74            Paul Carlin
50-54            Kent Lemme               75-79            Charlie Patterson
55-59            Nat Larson                 80-84            Jim Askew
60-64            Kyle Hubbart

David Angell [Blue Ridge VA] <495> Angell almost achieved a perfect 500 by winning the 5K, 8K, 10K and 15K Road Championships and finishing 2nd in the Road Mile. He distanced his closest rival, Jake Stookey, by well over 200 points, to take his first Masters Grand Prix title.

David Angell 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 40-44 Winner [#14] (pictured at Masters 10K National Championship)

John Gardiner [Rancho Santa Margarita CA] <475>  Gardiner, the 2016 Men’s 40-44 MGP Champion, moved up to 45-49 and took the 2017 MGP crown by winning the division at the shortest, 1 Mile, and longest, Half Marathon, events of the year and taking the Silver Medal at the 15K road race and the Club XC Championship. A third in the USATF XC Championship at Bend completed his total, giving him a margin of over 100 points on Jonathan Frieder, who finished 2nd.
John Gardiner 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 45-49 Winner (pictured at Masters Half Marathon National Championship)

Kent Lemme [Pittsfield MA] <475> Lemme captured his first Masters GP title by winning the 15K, claiming the Silver Medal at the 5K and 8K road races and the 5km Masters XC Championship, capping it all off with the 90 points for a Bronze Medal finish at Club XC. That gave Lemme a margin of over 100 points on his closest rival, Kristian Blaich.
Kent Lemme 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 50-54 Winner (pictured at Masters 8K National Championship)

Nat Larson [Amherst MA] <500> After winning the 2016 Men’s 50-54 MGP, Larson moved up to 55-59 and took that crown with ease. His perfect score came from wins at the 1Mile, 5K and 15K road races and the 5 km Masters XC and the Club XC Championships. In the end he had a victory margin of over a hundred points on Fred Zalokar, who finished 2nd.
Kirk Larson [right of photo] 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 55-59 Winner (pictured at Masters 8K National Championship)

Kyle Hubbart [Broomfield CO] <440> Hubbart, running for the Boulder Road Runners, claimed his first MGP title this year by consistent performances near the top of the division, claiming the Bronze medal at the 1 Mile, 8K, 10K, and 15K, while finishing 5th at the highly competitive 5K road race. He outdistanced his closest rival, Reno Stirrat, by 60 points.


Kyle Hubbart 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 60-64 Winner (pictured at Masters 10K National Championship) [Photo Credit: USATF-New England/cropped by me psc]

Tom Bernhard [Castro Valley CA] <500>  Bernhard, the 2015 MGP winner in Men’s 60-64, took the 65-69 title this year with a perfect 500 points by winning the 1 Mile, 5K, 8K, 10K, and 15K road race championships demonstrating dominance across a wide range of distances. It was a very competitive group as Bernhard only had 25 points on Peter Mullin, who finished 2nd in the MGP.
Tom Bernhard 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 65-69 Winner (pictured at Masters 8K National Championship)

Paul Carlin [Indianapolis IN] <475> After finishing 3rd in the MGP the last three years, Carlin (that’s me!) enjoyed a winning season in 2017. I claimed the Half Marathon Championship, the Silver Medal in the 1 Mile, 8K, and 10K, and the Bronze Medal in the 5K and then held on as my main rival in this highly competitive division, Dave Glass, came on strong in the fall season,falling short by 10 points.

Paul Carlin 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 70-74 Winner (pictured at Masters One Mile National Championship) [Photo Credit: Frog Prince Studios/cropped by me-psc]

Charlie Patterson [Atlanta GA] <460> Patterson claimed his first MGP title this year with consistent performances near the top of the division. He took the Silver medal at the 15K road race Championship and the 5km XC Championship, pairing those with Bronze Medal efforts at the 1 Mile and 5K road races and the USATF XC Championship to total 460 points. He needed them, as he outdistanced his teammate, Andrew Sherwood, by only 10 points.
Charlie Patterson 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 75-79 Winner (pictured at Masters 8K National Championship)

Jim Askew [Highlands NC] <495> Askew dominated this division to claim his first Masters GP title. Askew won the 1 Mile, and 5K road races as well as the 5km Masters XC and Club XC races; he finished 2nd in the 8K road race championship. Askew took on all comers and only one was able to beat him all year.
Jim Askew 2017 USATF Masters Grand Prix 80-84 Winner (pictured at Masters One Mile National Championship)


AMERICAN RECORDS BETTERED IN 2017

2017 USA Record Performances--ratified or pending.
A performance that is faster than an existing American record does not automatically become the new record; it is listed initially as a ‘pending’ American Record. There is a process for moving from ‘pending’ to ‘approved.’ First the course must be certified as accurately measured; second it must be record eligible. Any course that has more than 1 meter per kilometer drop overall or where the separation between the start and finish is more than 50% of the race course distance is considered record ineligible. Finally, a race official, usually the Race Director or the Official Referee must submit a Road Race Performance Recognition Application Form. Once the application has been submitted it must be ratified by the Records Committee and approved by the relevant USATF Sports Committee. Andy Carr prepares the report for the Annual Meeting of USATF, indicating whether a record application is ratified or pending. Masters LDR Records are approved (or not) by the Masters LDR Committee. Records which are still pending after a year are usually waiting on an application form to be submitted. It is rare for a record which has been pending for much more than a year to be eventually approved.

 Notation for last column in table below:
P = Pending - application or more information is needed from the race
= No "P" code indicates that mark is recommended for ratification pending course verification report
a = Possible for performance to be aided by slope/separation, can be "best", not eligible for record but superior to AR

[Distance Time Name Race Date Pending?]

MASTERS LDR ROAD RECORDS
MEN

5K 45-49 14:29 Kevin Castille Syracuse Festival of Races  10/1/17
5K 55-59 15:54 Nat Larson CVS Downtown 5K [Providence RI] 9/17/17    P
5K 55-59 16:06 Nat Larson Syracuse Festival of Races 10/1/17
5K 95-99 40:40 Roy Englert Syracuse Festival of Races 10/1/17
8K 55-59 26:55 Peter Magill Brea 8K Classic [Brea CA] 02/26/17
8K 55-59 26:19 Nat Larson Rothman 8K [Philadelphia PA] 11/18/
15K 45-49   46:11 Kevin Castille Utica Boilermaker 07/09/17   P
15K 45-49   46:34 Kevin Castille Tulsa Run 10/28/17    P
30K 50-54 1:51:09 Mike McManus Around the Bay [Hamilton, Ont CAN]   03/27/17    P
10 Mi 45-49 49:03 Kevin Castille Crim Festival of Races [Flint MI] 08/26/17    P
HMar 40-44 1:03:02 Bernard Lagat Great North Run [Tyneside UK] 09/10/17    P
H Mar 45-49 1:05:16 Kevin Castille Akron Half Marathon 09/23/17    P

WOMEN
5K 85-89 39:41 Anny Stockman Syracuse Festival of Races 10/1/17    P
10K 65-69 41:57 Kathryn Martin ASPIRE [Plainview NY] 04/01/17  P
10K 65-69 42:06 Sabra Harvey James Joyce Ramble [Dedham MA] 04/01/17  P
10K 80-84 55:10 Libby James Fortitude 10K [Fort Collins CO] 09/04/17  P
15K 65-69 1:05:04 Kathryn Martin Caumsett Park [Lloyd Neck NY] (split) 03/05/17  P
20K 65-69 1:27:45 Kathryn Martin Caumsett Park [Lloyd Neck NY] (split) 03/05/17  P
25K 65-69 1:50:38 Kathryn Martin Caumsett Park [Lloyd Neck NY] (split) 03/05/17  P
10Mi 65-69 1:08:54 Kathryn Martin Sayville Brewery 10 Miler [Patchogue NY] 01/04/17 P
10Mi 65-69 1:13:13 Edie Stevenson Cherry Blossom 10 Miler [Wash DC] 04/02/17
HMar 65-69 1:33:37 Kathryn Martin SHAPE [New York NY] 04/30/17  
HMar 70-74 1:47:18 Nancy Rollins Door County HM [Peninsula St Pk, WI] 05/06/17  P
Mar 65-69 3:31:01 Jeannie Rice Illinois Marathon [Champaign IL] 04/21/17  P
Mar 65-69 3:29:47 Jeannie Rice Columbus Marathon [Columbus OH] 10/15/17

MASTERS LDR ROAD BESTS
10K 60-64 39:19 Joan Samuelson Beach to Beacon 10K [Cape Elizabeth ME] 08/05/17 a
a Beach to Beacon is not record eligible because there is a greater than 50% separation between start and finish. Most point-to-point courses are not record eligible.

MASTERS LDR SERVICE AWARD
 
The Otto Essig Award is presented to an individual or individuals who have performed exemplary service for the Masters Long Distance Running Community. The 2017 Award will be shared by: Colleen Magnussen, Mike Nier, and Przemek Nowicki.

Magnussen and Nier, through their website, run4results.com, provide updated standings for the USATF Masters Grand Prix-Club Standings. Nowicki has developed a program to provide updated standings for the Masters Grand Prix-Individual Standings. Both make this service available gratis to USATF and the Masters Long Distance Running Community.

Przemek Nowicki 2017 Otto Essig Award Winner (pictured at 2017Masters Club Cross Country National Championship) [Photo by Michael Scott/miscottrunningphoto.shutterfly.com/cropped by me-psc]

Colleen Magnussen, 2017 Otto Essig Award Winner (pictured at 2015 Masters 1 Mile Championship) [Photo Credit: Run Michigan] 

Mike Nier 2017 Otto Essig Award Winner (pictured at 2017 Masters 10K Championship) [Photo Credit-USATF-New England/cropped by me-psc]

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