Although some rain blew through earlier in the day, by the meet time it was merely cool and damp, with high clouds and sun breaking through. In other words, perfect running weather! And we had company, thanks to the return of the Southern Tier SOAR team and a 15-person contingent from Woodbridge High School that make the 4-hour trek from New Jersey. It ended up being our largest meet of the year, with 74 runners completing at least one event and 165 individual efforts. We didn’t have a professional photographer on hand this time, but I captured a few great shots of volunteers clowning around along with speedy runners against a picturesque sky. If you have any more to contribute, please upload them!
The meet kicked off on time with six heats of the 100m, with the first one focusing on “littles” like 2-year-old Guinevere Goldberg and Joel Kresock, plus 3-year-old Ava Hathaway. By the time we’d worked our way up to the final fast heat, Chris Ganley took the win for the men in 11.02 seconds, followed closely by Jacy Wilson in 11.14. The first woman was Liz Adebola of Woodbridge in 13.57, edging out her teammate Tatiana Camilo, who finished in 13.91.
Next up, in the 1600m race, Alexander Simpson ran away from the pack early on to take the win in 4:35, easily outpacing Woodbridge’s Joshua Manez in 5:07. On the women’s side, Melina Updale of Woodbridge ran an extremely strong 5:35 for the win, with Lansing’s Kathleen Sullivan second in 6:19. Also of note were Abigail Wagner of Southern Tier SOAR and Sophie Templier, age 11 and 10 respectively, who ran 6:24 and 6:24—impressive times for their ages. Kudos as well to 70-year-old Mike Homeyer, who dropped his 1600m time all summer, with a 7:40 in June, a 7:36 in July, and a 7:30 in August!
After the 1600m, we took a break for a five-team 4x100m relay, with the Woodbridge team winning in a speedy 56.07 seconds and a Lansing XC girls team placed second in 58.99.
Back at the individual races, we tried a 200m this month and ended up with seven heats. Woodbridge took the first five places and swept for both men and women, with Omar Dieguez first in 24.44, slipping past Cornelius Jackson in 24.82. Liz Adebola (29.58) and Tatiana Camilo (30.08) repeated their places from the 100m.
Our final individual event of the evening was the 400m, where Woodbridge achieved another sweep, with Osei Akuamoah-Boateng placing first in 55.81, just ahead of teammate Anthony Bechtold in 56.67. Melina Updale took her second win of the day in 1:03.74, besting teammate Lila Ulmer in 1:11.95.
But the meet wasn’t over, with our traditional 4x200m relay to close things out. Unsurprisingly, the Woodbridge A team posted a smoking fast 1:43 for the win, followed by the Woodbridge B team in 1:55. Third was a combined Lansing and New Jersey team in 2:04, but the real competition came in fourth and fifth, where the Lansing XC Daughters showed the Lansing XC Dads their heels, outpacing them by over 7 seconds.
As always, the meet was made possible by the highly amiable and capable efforts of the dedicated track volunteer team. Carl Franck reprised his role from July as head timer, Tom Rishel once again served as starter, with Adam Pacheck recording bibs for the 1600m and managing relay handoffs along with Jamie Loehr and Steve Wagner. Matt Scheffler set up the PA system and provided the Lansing starting blocks for our sprinters. Bob Talda stepped into the clerk of course role and kept everyone lining up on time. Jesse Koenecke managed Meet Manager with help from Dave Kania, who also timed and performed other essential tasks that cropped up. Tonya Engst held down the bib pickup table, recruited for the relays, and and answered runner questions. Heather Cobb did backup timing and helped wrangle the lane timers, including Aaron Proujansky, Brittany Cronk, Damian Clemons, and Michelle Wood. Thanks to everyone—and anyone I missed!—and for those who might like to join us next year, note that many of us went up to Scoops for some post-meet ice cream and socializing.
With luck, we’ll see everyone indoors in Barton Hall for our winter track series!
|4||Omar Dieguez||M20||Woodbridge HS||11.90|
|5||Cornelius Jackson||M18||Woodbridge HS||11.95|
|6||Osei Akuamoah-Boateng||M17||Woodbridge HS||12.09|
|7||Bikramjit Singh||M16||Woodbridge HS||12.46|
|8||Liam Updale||M14||Woodbridge HS||12.86|
|9||Andres Valencia||M17||Woodbridge HS||13.18|
|10||Abdur-Rahman Oladoja||M16||Woodbridge HS||13.39|
|13||Liz Adebola||W16||Woodbridge HS||13.57|
|14||Tatiana Camilo||W15||Woodbridge HS||13.91|
|15||Samuel Collins||M14||Southern Tier SOAR||14.05|
|18||Lila Ulmer||W14||Woodbridge HS||14.76|
|20||Benjamin Collins||M12||Southern Tier SOAR||16.63|
|28||Joseph Collins||M10||Southern Tier SOAR||19.93|
|29||Johnny Collins||M8||Southern Tier SOAR||20.00|
|31||Jesse Collins||M6||Southern Tier SOAR||20.57|
|1||Omar Dieguez||M20||Woodbridge HS||24.44|
|2||Cornelius Jackson||M18||Woodbridge HS||24.82|
|3||Bikramjit Singh||M16||Woodbridge HS||26.11|
|4||Liam Updale||M14||Woodbridge HS||27.24|
|5||Marcus Catipay||M15||Woodbridge HS||28.17|
|8||Liz Adebola||W16||Woodbridge HS||29.58|
|9||Tatiana Camilo||W15||Woodbridge HS||30.08|
|1||Osei Akuamoah-Boateng||M17||Woodbridge HS||55.81|
|2||Anthony Bechtold||M16||Woodbridge HS||56.67|
|4||Joshua Manez||M19||Woodbridge HS||58.01|
|6||Abdur-Rahman Oladoja||M16||Woodbridge HS||1:02.77|
|9||Melina Updale||W18||Woodbridge HS||1:03.74|
|11||Samuel Collins||M14||Southern Tier SOAR||1:08.20|
|12||Michael Thomas||M17||Woodbridge HS||1:09.70|
|13||Lila Ulmer||W14||Woodbridge HS||1:11.95|
|15||Abigail Wagner||W11||Southern Tier SOAR||1:13.27|
|17||Sophia Mercurio||W16||Woodbridge HS||1:20.77|
|19||Benjamin Collins||M12||Southern Tier SOAR||1:25.11|
|20||Madison Doran||W10||Southern Tier SOAR||1:27.35|
|23||Joseph Collins||M10||Southern Tier SOAR||1:34.81|
|27||Johnny Collins||M8||Southern Tier SOAR||1:45.77|
|30||Jesse Collins||M6||Southern Tier SOAR||1:59.89|
|2||Joshua Manez||M19||Woodbridge HS||5:07|
|3||Anthony Bechtold||M16||Woodbridge HS||5:20|
|7||Melina Updale||W18||Woodbridge HS||5:35|
|11||Michael Thomas||M17||Woodbridge HS||6:01|
|15||Sophia Mercurio||W16||Woodbridge HS||6:24|
|16||Abigail Wagner||W11||Southern Tier SOAR||6:24|
|22||Molly Doran||W10||Southern Tier SOAR||7:08|
|2||Lansing XC Daughters||58.99|
|4||Southern Tier SOAR||1:19.89|
|1||Woodbridge HS A||1:43.52|
|2||Woodbridge HS B||1:55.45|
|3||Lansing + NJ||2:04.32|
|4||Lansing XC Daughters||2:09.48|
|5||Lansing XC Dads||2:16.61|
|6||Southern Tier SOAR||2:18.67|
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!
We’re adding more sprint events this month for some youth teams, making this meet even better for the 10-and-under age group.
August’s events will be run in this order:
- 4x100m relay (sign up at the meet)
- 4x200m relay (sign up 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 from 5:00–5:45 PM.
- The first event starts at 6:00 PM and meets generally go until 8:00.
Online registration is required and is open until 12:00 noon on the day of the meet.
If you have trouble registering online email meet director Adam Engst with your name, age, and event seed times.
We’re still getting used to MileSplit, but here are some tips to get started:
- Look for the green Register Online Now button in the upper-right corner.
- Individuals should read/watch How do I enter an individual in a meet?
- Club coaches should read/watch How do I enter my team into a meet?
- If you need help, contact MileSplit support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All individuals register as Unattached; teams are only for clubs or schools attending as a group. (In other words, don’t try to register as FLRC or High Noon.)
- Families should register as individuals; please do not create a team for your family.
- Parents can add multiple kids to their account, rather than creating separate accounts.
- MileSplit is school-focused, so just go with the request for your high school year when creating an athlete, even if it’s a long time ago.
- Choose a division based on what you’ll be paying: Non-FLRC Member if you aren’t a club member, FLRC Member if you are, and Financial Aid if a fee would prevent you from participating. The gender of the division doesn’t matter because we combine everything.
- When entering seed (projected finish) times, don’t worry about entering the Meet Name where you theoretically ran the seed time.
- You can always log in again to change your seed times or events.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask MileSplit support and cc me at email@example.com so I can see where you’re getting stuck.
Fees for 2022 are:
- Non-FLRC member: $10 (save money if you join the club)
- FLRC member: $5 (thanks for supporting running in the area)
- Financial Aid: $0 (we don’t want anyone skipping the meet due to cost)
- Team or Club: $2 per runner (this is for schools and clubs, not families))
- 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.
- The meets are not USATF-sanctioned, so performances cannot be used as World Championship or Olympic qualifiers.
- For remaining questions, or to register manually if you can’t use MileSplit for some reason, contact meet director Adam Engst and provide name, sex, age, events, and seed times.