FLRC’s August track meet—the last one for 2019—was a nice, relaxing time on the Lansing track, with kids as young as 2 and adults in their 70s. The Auburn Pulsars, Lansing Lightning, and SOAR clubs were once again in attendance, with Brett Shelton of SOAR again hosting informal long jump and shot put field events.
We led off with the 100m, with 19-year-old Francis Ongkodjojo taking the win in 11.89 seconds, but 43-year-old Dana Wood of SOAR notching a 12.86 for second. 13-year-old Annoura Stewart won the women’s crown in 16.71 seconds, just ahead of 8-year-old Nasia White of the Lansing Lightning.
Next, to move our marquee event earlier in the evening, we ran the 1 mile race, with four MITHACAL MILE SERIES age groups being decided in this final installment. Overall, Sam Lagasse maintained his unbeaten streak despite a blistering first three laps from Adam Pacheck. Lagasse’s kick once again served him a win in 4:26, with Pacheck coming in second in 4:31. That win also cemented Lagasse’s win in the 20-29 age group in the MITHACAL MILE SERIES. Rich Heffron took third in 4:39, locking up the 30-39 age group as well. In earlier heats, 10-year-old Jacob Varga and 13-year-old Keegan Brady of the Auburn Pulsars clinched the 1-10 and 11-15 age groups with an 8:07 and a 5:37, respectively. On the women’s side, 18-year-old Catriona Breen ran a strong 5:32 to outpace 17-year-old Catie Eisenhut of the Lansing Lighting in 5:30.
In the 400m, Trevor Donovan won handily in 55.76, but 14-year-old Jerry Czyz of the Auburn Pulsars wasn’t far behind in 59.09. The diminutive 8-year-old Abigail Wagner of SOAR, who may have the best kick of the meet, pound for pound, took the women’s race in 1:22, beating out 13-year-old Abby Silva of the Lansing Lightning.
Finally, the 800m wasn’t a huge race, but Mike Stewart used it to notch his first-ever overall win in a race with a strong 2:30. Hot on his heels was 13-year-old Keegan Brady of the Auburn Pulsars with a 2:31, and in third place overall and our female winner was 18-year-old Catriona Breen in 2:35. 11-year-old Kyleen Brady of the Auburn Pulsars was the second female in 2:49.
Thanks to Lansing High School and Coach Becca Lovenheim for hosting FLRC’s summer track season again. It has been a pleasure to use the Lansing track facilities, and we appreciate the Lansing Sports Boosters providing concessions as well. These meets wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated volunteers of FLRC’s Track Team. Josh Brockner took on head timer duties, with Tom Rishel serving as starter with our new and more reliable starting pistol. Jullien Flynn managed seeding with aplomb and published results within minutes after each event ended. Bill Watson and Jason Tuori lined up all the heats as clerks-of-course. Adam Pacheck’s girlfriend Christine recorded bibs of finishers in the longer races while simultaneously cheering for Adam in his bid to unseat Sam Lagasse. Tonya Engst ran registration (and then the mile) with help from Carl Franck, Truck Rossiter was backup timer and lap caller (when he wasn’t running the mile as the oldest guy on the track), and lots of people—including Steve Folsom, Tim Ingall, and a few parents whose names I missed—helped with sprint timing.
That’s it for 2019, and we hope you’ll join us for our indoor track meet series starting in January 2020!
|3||Samir Gulati||M13||Southern Tier SOAR||13.19|
|4||James Saunders||M||Lansing Lightning||13.52|
|5||Oliver Lambert||M14||Lansing Lightning||13.98|
|6||Benjamin Lambert||M12||Lansing Lightning||15.27|
|8||Anthony Ciotoli||M||Lansing Lightning||15.79|
|10||Jonathan Gold Roca||M||Unattached||16.53|
|11||Ben Sheridan||M10||Auburn Pulsars||16.61|
|13||Nasia White||W8||Lansing Lightning||16.85|
|17||Josiah Czyz||M9||Auburn Pulsars||17.93|
|18||Elijah Littlejohn||M9||Lansing Lightning||18.09|
|20||Jasmine Wagner||W||Southern Tier SOAR||18.91|
|22||Joseph Czyz||M9||Auburn Pulsars||19.76|
|23||Max Gossen||M||Lansing Lightning||19.95|
|26||Eamon Ingall||M||Lansing Lightning||21.30|
|28||Wyatt Czyz||M7||Auburn Pulsars||23.11|
|2||Jerry Czyz||M14||Auburn Pulsars||59.09|
|9||Samir Gulati||M13||Southern Tier SOAR||1:07.71|
|11||Benjamin Lambert||M12||Lansing Lightning||1:18.29|
|12||Adam Gossen||M||Lansing Lightning||1:19.77|
|15||Abigail Wagner||W||Southern Tier SOAR||1:22.34|
|17||Jacob Varga||M10||Auburn Pulsars||1:29.83|
|18||Ben Sheridan||M10||Auburn Pulsars||1:31.00|
|19||Abby Silva||W13||Lansing Lightning||1:33.31|
|20||Teagan Wilbur||M11||Auburn Pulsars||1:34.87|
|22||Madeline Seneca||W13||Auburn Pulsars||1:38.14|
|23||Josiah Czyz||M9||Auburn Pulsars||1:43.99|
|24||Evelyn Wilbur||W8||Auburn Pulsars||1:51.09|
|25||Jasmine Wagner||W||Southern Tier SOAR||1:51.89|
|26||Wyatt Czyz||M7||Auburn Pulsars||1:53.58|
|27||Max Gossen||M||Lansing Lightning||1:54.49|
|28||Joseph Czyz||M9||Auburn Pulsars||1:55.09|
|29||Eamon Ingall||M||Lansing Lightning||1:58.87|
|2||Keegan Brady||M13||Auburn Pulsars||2:31|
|7||Kyleen Brady||W11||Auburn Pulsars||2:49|
|8||Karen Simmonds-Brady||W45||Auburn Pulsars||2:50|
|9||Abigail Wagner||W||Southern Tier SOAR||3:29|
|10||Gabby Smith||W9||Auburn Pulsars||3:50|
|11||Ethan Littlejohn||M8||Lansing Lightning||4:06|
|13||Brett Shelton||M47||Southern Tier SOAR||4:36|
1 mile RESULTS
|8||Sam Bell||M15||Lansing Lightning||5:09|
|10||Jack Thomas||M17||Lansing Lightning||5:19|
|12||Ryan Barton||M17||Lansing Lightning||5:29|
|13||Jerry Czyz||M14||Auburn Pulsars||5:30|
|17||Keegan Brady||M13||Auburn Pulsars||5:37|
|18||Catie Eisenhut||W17||Lansing Lightning||5:40|
|20||Emmaline Jackson||W16||Lansing Lightning||5:55|
|21||Kyleen Brady||W11||Auburn Pulsars||5:56|
|22||Karen Simmonds-Brady||W45||Auburn Pulsars||5:58|
|24||Teddy Brenner||M16||Lansing Lightning||6:06|
|27||Kinsley Jacobs||W14||Lansing Lightning||6:13|
|28||Oliver Lambert||M14||Lansing Lightning||6:16|
|29||Tom Stallone||M13||Lansing Lightning||6:23|
|30||Caden Michalec||M15||Lansing Lightning||6:24|
|31||Parker Vooris||M15||Lansing Lightning||6:27|
|32||Teresa Garcia||W17||Lansing Lightning||6:33|
|33||Dowain Geesey||M16||Lansing Lightning||6:43|
|35||Vanessa Bell||W13||Lansing Lightning||6:45|
|36||Daniel Dedrick||M||Lansing Lightning||6:47|
|37||Thomas Wells||M14||Lansing Lightning||6:48|
|38||Lucius Dann||M13||Lansing Lightning||6:53|
|39||Hana Thibault||W15||Lansing Lightning||6:55|
|40||Trent Thibault||M11||Lansing Lightning||6:59|
|41||Abigail Wagner||W||Southern Tier SOAR||7:01|
|43||Ben Calupca||M14||Lansing Lightning||7:19|
|44||Felix Hafner||M13||Lansing Lightning||7:50|
|45||Loveta Geesey||W13||Lansing Lightning||7:52|
|46||Teagan Wilbur||M11||Auburn Pulsars||7:54|
|47||Madeline Seneca||W13||Auburn Pulsars||7:59|
|48||Gabby Smith||W9||Auburn Pulsars||8:00|
|49||Jacob Varga||M10||Auburn Pulsars||8:07|
|50||Ethan Littlejohn||M8||Lansing Lightning||8:07|
|51||D Truck Rossiter||M70||Unattached||8:08|
|52||Magnus Redsicker||M||Lansing Lightning||8:44|
|54||Evelyn Wilbur||W8||Auburn Pulsars||9:37|
|2||Team Thomas||Lansing Lightning||5:04|
|3||Team Vooris||Lansing Lightning||5:17|
|5||Team Ciotoli||Lansing Lightning||6:10|
|6||Team Jackson||Lansing Lightning||6:22|
|7||Team Redsicker||Lansing Lightning||7:12|
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!
August’s events will be run in this order:
- 1 Mile
- 4x400m 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 if you can’t use DirectAthletics for some reason, contact meet director Adam Engst and provide name, sex, age, events, and seed times.