FLRC’s 2018 track season is in the books! On a dark and windy (and a little rainy) night, 117 runners from 1 to 71 heated up Lansing High School’s track. And no, we’re not making up any of that numerical nicety, although 1-year-old Willow Donovan did get a lift from her father for the middle section of the 100m, and 71-year-old David Keifer is a regular at our meets as both a runner and a volunteer. Full results are now available.
The 5000m proved surprisingly exciting. Not because of the times, with the Groton speedster Scott Weeks winning it in 16:09, but because Dave Cook started well back in fourth and worked his way up until they were neck-in-neck in the final lap. Weeks tapped his vaunted 800m speed in that final lap and managed to pull out the win by 1 second. Mary Bushallow was the only female entrant, taking the win in 23:16.
Weeks and Cook are both frequent entrants in our meets, but the sprints brought a newcomer, Ching Yu Chang, a veterinary student from Taiwan on a 2-month internship in Ithaca. He won the 100m in 11.39, nipping Kobe Oates in 11.50. On the women’s side, Anna Lowe of Team PREFO ran a strong 14.90 for the win, well ahead of Lansing Lightning’s Annoura Stewart in 16.48
Chang then came back in the 400 and won that too, running 54.03 to Devine Fenner’s 55.50. Lowe and Stewart recapped their 100m races too, with Lowe winning the women’s title in 1:15.6 and Stewart close behind in 1:18.5.
The mile was the marquee event of the night, with twice as many entrants as any other race. Unsurprising, perhaps since it was the final chance for runners to get their fourth mile in the MITHACAL MILE SERIES. In fact, the title in the 20-29 division was being contested in this race, since both Adam Pacheck and Mik Kern needed one more race, and Adam was leading by only a couple of seconds. Kern knew this was his only chance, but after the first lap or so, it was clear that Pacheck had the win in sight. The stiff breeze slowed the times, so Pacheck ran a bit slower than last month to break the tape in 4:36, with Kern gamely coming through in 4:45. The ever-versatile Dave Cook, despite not figuring in the race early on, came on hard to run 4:52. For the women, 16-year-old Catie Eisenhut of Lansing Lightning ran a strong 5:26 for the win, with Megan Luckner second in 5:31. Two other Lansing Lightning runners broke 6:00, so look for the Lansing girls to have a strong cross-country team this year.
We’d like to say more about the 4x200m relay but the rain clouds were so heavy that the ever-advancing darkness made the heats almost impossible to see—we were starting to worry about collisions during the handoffs. That said, our headlamp-equipped volunteers determined that the irrepressible Ching Yu Chang anchored an ad hoc winning team in 1:50.
Speaking of our volunteers, they once again did a fabulous job in challenging conditions that forced us to separate the registration and results table from the finish line. Josh Brockner is coming into his own as head timer now that Scott Wehrwein has moved on; Bruce Roebal continues to be a great starter; Jullien Flynn has become a wizard with entries, seeding, and results; Becca Lovenheim worked wonders with heat management as clerk-of-course with help from Carl Franck; Adam Pacheck did a good job in taking over recording finishers from recently departed Julie Quinn; Truck Rossiter handled backup timing with aplomb, Ally Salce provided lap counting and bell ringing services; Tonya Engst and David Keifer managed registration for individuals and teams; Tom Rishel floated quietly to wherever he was needed; and Anne Shakespeare and Ruth Sproul and Scott Dawson pitched on lane timing and other jobs as needed so other volunteers could race.
That’s it for 2018, and we’ll see you in January 2019 in Barton for the indoor season! As always, if you have any suggestions for how we can improve our meets, let me know. We’re constantly tweaking and adjusting as our meets attract more and younger runners while trying to make sure they’re as enjoyable as ever for long-time participants.
|1||Ching Yu Chang||M||23||NPUST||11.39|
|4||John Saunders||M||16||Team PREFO||12.89|
|5||Marcus Homa||M||13||Team PREFO||14.24|
|6||Dillon Tyler||M||14||Lansing Lightning||14.27|
|7||Anna Lowe||F||11||Team PREFO||14.90|
|8||James Saunders||M||11||Team PREFO||15.23|
|10||Harrison Brown||M||12||Lansing Lightning||15.49|
|12||Benjamin Lambert||M||11||Lansing Lightning||15.94|
|13||Annoura Stewart||F||12||Lansing Lightning||16.48|
|14||Gregory Homa||M||11||Team PREFO||16.68|
|15||Abigail Wagner||F||Southern Tier SOAR||17.29|
|17||Kieran Stewart||M||13||Lansing Lightning||17.36|
|19||Samson Telford||M||12||Team PREFO||18.42|
|21||Tucker Purington||M||8||Lansing Lightning||18.75|
|22||Abby Silva||F||12||Lansing Lightning||19.22|
|23||Jasmine Wagner||F||Southern Tier SOAR||19.23|
|24||Aaren Stewart||M||7||Lansing Lightning||19.25|
|25||Norah Howell||F||9||Lansing Lightning||19.44|
|27||Elijah Littlejohn||M||8||Lansing Lightning||20.20|
|28||Jackson Michalec||M||6||Lansing Lightning||21.41|
|29||Ethan Littlejohn||M||7||Lansing Lightning||22.09|
|30||Natalie Lovenheim||F||6||Lansing Lightning||22.50|
|31||Annaliese Granroth||F||6||Granroth Racing||22.59|
|32||Grace Folsom||F||7||Finger Lakes Runners Club||22.79|
|33||Miley Vitale||F||5||Auburn Pulsars||23.13|
|34||Roslyn Folsom||F||4||Finger Lakes Runners Club||23.42|
|35||Kaarina Granroth||F||3||Granroth Racing||34.44|
|1||Ching Yu Chang||M||23||NPUST||54.03|
|4||John Saunders||M||16||Team PREFO||1:02.39|
|7||Anna Lowe||F||11||Team PREFO||1:15.62|
|8||Annoura Stewart||F||12||Lansing Lightning||1:18.55|
|10||Kylah Purington||F||11||Lansing Lightning||1:25.01|
|11||Abigail Wagner||F||Southern Tier SOAR||1:26.00|
|12||Harrison Brown||M||12||Lansing Lightning||1:26.74|
|14||James Mou||M||10||Team PREFO||1:30.70|
|15||Tucker Flaitz||M||9||Southern Tier SOAR||1:30.90|
|16||Tucker Purington||M||8||Lansing Lightning||1:36.00|
|18||Charlie Brazier||M||9||Lansing Lightning||1:37.00|
|19||Jackson Michalec||M||6||Lansing Lightning||1:45.00|
|20||Norah Howell||F||9||Lansing Lightning||1:46.00|
|21||Gracie Brazier||F||8||Lansing Lightning||1:51.00|
|22||Samson Telford||M||12||Team PREFO||1:54.00|
|23||Annaliese Granroth||F||6||Granroth Racing||1:59.00|
|24||Miley Vitale||F||5||Auburn Pulsars||2:07.00|
|24||Grace Folsom||F||7||Finger Lakes Runners Club||2:07.00|
|24||Fiona Dann||F||6||Lansing Lightning||2:07.00|
|27||Roslyn Folsom||F||4||Finger Lakes Runners Club||2:09.00|
|28||Kaarina Granroth||F||3||Granroth Racing||2:44.00|
1 mile RESULTS
|4||Chris Mason||M||29||Auburn Pulsars||5:00|
|7||Jack Thomas||M||16||Lansing Lightning||5:14|
|8||Michael Stewart||M||36||High Noon AC||5:17|
|10||Scott Dawson||M||45||High Noon AC||5:20|
|10||Max Dauerheim||M||16||Auburn Pulsars||5:20|
|12||Ryan Barton||M||16||Lansing Lightning||5:24|
|13||Catie Eisenhut||F||16||Lansing Lightning||5:26|
|14||Miles Baroody||M||12||Auburn Pulsars||5:29|
|15||Sam Bell||M||14||Lansing Lightning||5:31|
|17||James Cuddy||M||4||Auburn Pulsars||5:31.90|
|18||Oliver Baroody||M||14||Auburn Pulsars||5:32|
|19||Jerry Czyz||M||13||Auburn Pulsars||5:36|
|20||Emmaline Jackson||F||15||Lansing Lightning||5:38|
|21||Keegan Brady||M||12||Auburn Pulsars||5:42|
|22||Teddy Brenner||M||15||Lansing Lightning||5:50|
|24||Kinsley Jacobs||F||13||Lansing Lightning||5:58|
|25||Elizabeth Baroody||F||12||Auburn Pulsars||6:03|
|26||Marcus Homa||M||13||Team PREFO||6:04|
|27||Karen Simmonds-Brady||F||44||Auburn Pulsars||6:18|
|29||Sean Ringwood||M||9||Auburn Pulsars||6:23.30|
|30||Kyleen Brady||F||10||Auburn Pulsars||6:23.90|
|31||Caden Michalec||M||14||Lansing Lightning||6:29|
|33||Teresa Garcia||F||16||Lansing Lightning||6:30|
|33||Bethany Lorenzo||F||14||Auburn Pulsars||6:30|
|35||Aidan Archer||M||13||Auburn Pulsars||6:31|
|36||Cassandra Collins||F||12||Team PREFO||6:32|
|37||Eden Jackson||F||17||Lansing Lightning||6:34|
|38||Charlie Miller||M||14||Lansing Lightning||6:36|
|40||Trey Warner||M||17||Lansing Lightning||6:40|
|41||Hana Thibault||F||14||Lansing Lightning||6:44|
|42||Oliver Lambert||M||13||Lansing Lightning||6:45|
|42||Ben Caveney||M||17||Lansing Lightning||6:45|
|44||Mason Vitale||M||12||Auburn Pulsars||6:47|
|45||Coreen Steinbach||F||67||Athena Track Club||6:49|
|47||Jacob Varga||M||9||Auburn Pulsars||7:07|
|49||Dowain Geesey||M||15||Lansing Lightning||7:11|
|50||Tucker Flaitz||M||9||Southern Tier SOAR||7:14|
|51||Zachary Hwang||M||14||Lansing Lightning||7:18|
|52||Allison Keefe||F||17||Lansing Lightning||7:21|
|55||Gabe Dauerheim||M||13||Auburn Pulsars||7:27|
|56||Abigail Wagner||F||Southern Tier SOAR||7:31|
|57||James Mou||M||10||Team PREFO||7:33|
|58||Gregory Homa||M||11||Team PREFO||7:35|
|59||Ben Vitale||M||49||Auburn Pulsars||7:37|
|62||Ella Varga||F||13||Auburn Pulsars||7:46|
|63||Penelope Ferguson||F||11||Auburn Pulsars||7:50|
|64||Abby Ringwood||F||11||Auburn Pulsars||7:57|
|66||Julia Lovenheim||F||8||Lansing Lightning||8:00|
|67||Freddie Collins||M||10||Team PREFO||8:01|
|69||D Truck Rossiter||M||69||FLRC||8:17|
|70||Meghan Winks||F||11||Auburn Pulsars||8:55|
|71||Madeline Seneca||F||12||Auburn Pulsars||8:56|
|72||Annaliese Granroth||F||6||Granroth Racing||10:04|
|73||Irene Varga||F||43||Auburn Pulsars||10:17|
|5||Michael Stewart||M||36||High Noon AC||18:54|
|10||Lucius Dann||M||12||Lansing Lightning||27:49|
|2||Team Bell||Lansing Lightning||02:01.8|
|3||Team Cuddy||Auburn Pulsars||02:05.9|
|5||Team Miller||Lansing Lightning||02:13.6|
|6||Team Saunders||Team PREFO||02:14.8|
|7||Team Jacobs||Lansing Lightning||02:16.3|
|8||Team Thibault||Lansing Lightning||02:16.8|
|9||Team Tyler||Lansing Lightning||02:17.8|
|10||Team Archer||Auburn Pulsars||02:24.8|
|12||Team Mason||Auburn Pulsars||02:30.5|
|13||Team Ringwood||Auburn Pulsars||02:31.1|
|14||Team Brady||Auburn Pulsars||02:32.7|
|15||Team Brazier||Lansing Lightning||02:36.3|
|16||Team Saunders||Team PREFO||02:39.6|
|17||Team Stewart||Lansing Lightning||02:43.1|
|18||Team Stewart 2||Lansing Lightning||03:08.6|
|19||Team Littlejohn||Lansing Lightning||03:37.6|
Looking for a family-friendly event for a warm summer evening? Come run FLRC’s summer track meets at Lansing High School, where you can test your fitness on the 400-meter track after the heat of the day subsides. All ages (seriously!) and abilities (really!) are welcome in these low-key meets. When you’re not running, you can enjoy watching some of the area’s best runners compete against one another. Join the fun!
Run the mile in at least four of FLRC’s indoor and outdoor track meets in 2018 to compete in our MITHACAL MILE Series. Average your best four times, and we’ll award prizes at an end-of-summer ceremony to the fastest male and female in each age group (1–10, 11–15, 16–19, 20–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50-59, 60–69, 70+).
August’s events will be run in this order:
- 1 Mile
- 4 x 200m relay (sign up on a relay card at the meet)
The meet takes place at the Lansing High School track, 76 Brickyard Road, Lansing, NY, 14882. Note that Brickyard Road is a right turn (when driving from Ithaca on 34B/Ridge Road) before you get to Lansing High School. There is ample free parking.
- Bib pickup and day-of-race registration from 5:00–5:45 PM.
- No registration or bib pickup after 5:45 PM!
- First event starts at 6:00 PM and meets generally go until 8:00 PM.
Online pre-registration strongly encouraged and is open until 12:00 PM the day of the meet.
If you have trouble pre-registering online contact meet director Adam Engst via email with your name, age, and event seed times.
Day-of-race registration is available for those who cannot pre-register online.
DirectAthletics Registration Notes:
- You need to have a DirectAthletics account to register. If you created one for a previous meet you can log into that account to register. Be sure to log in to your existing account rather than creating a new account.
- If you’ve never run an FLRC meet before, you’ll have to make a DirectAthletics account; be sure to record your username and password for the future. You’ll use this account to pre-register for other indoor and outdoor track meets as well.
- For families, each person will need an account, regardless of age. If your kids are running, you must create separate DirectAthletics accounts for them and register them for events separately. Fussy, we know, but it’s just like filling out separate registration and entry cards for them in the past. Be careful to log out and log back in with the children’s accounts when registering them.
Pre-registration Fees: FLRC members: Free; Students: $3; Adults: $5
Day-of-meet Fee for Everyone: $10
Teams: Up to 12 runners: $20; 13–50 runners: $35; over 50 runners: $50
Fees are payable at bib pickup and cover the meet as a whole regardless of the number of events run.
- Registration for relays is available only at the meet; fill out and submit a relay registration card at the desk.
- Please predict realistic finish times when registering so we can seed you in an appropriate heat.
- Events run in the order listed, with seeded heats run slow to fast. The number of heats and times will be announced.
- Timing is done by hand with a Time Machine–not a camera-based fully automatic timing (FAT) system.
- Spikes are fine, and if you choose to wear spikes, pyramid spikes are recommended.
- There are no field events due to restrictions in our Road Runners Club of America insurance coverage.
- The meets are not USATF-sanctioned, so performances cannot be used as World Championship or Olympic qualifiers.
- For remaining questions, or to pre-register manually, contact meet director Adam Engst.