FLRC’s first summer meet of 2018 at Lansing High School was a rousing success, with 142 runners participating, thanks to large groups from the Ithaca Youth Bureau and the new Lansing Lightning club. They brought a ton of young children, joining our usual clubs: the Auburn Pulsars, Southern Tier SOAR, and Team PREFO. That’s at least 50% more runners than the summer meets drew last year, and it was great (and utterly hilarious) see kids as young as 3 and 4 scampering down the track, weaving between lanes, and sometimes failing entirely to understand the concept of a finish line (“Come back, come back,” we’d yell as they headed into the turn after the 100m).
The meet kicked off with the 2 mile, a race that we may be swapping out for the 3000m next year, given that it’s never run in any competitive meets anymore. Joshua Derrick ran away from the field, clocking sub-5:00 miles to finish in 9:57, followed by Chris Mason of the Auburn Pulsars in 11:09. The lone woman in the race was Althea Johnston of the Ithaca Youth Bureau, who finished in a thoroughly impressive 17:54, given that she’s only 7 years old.
Next up was the 100m dash, which was the most popular event of the meet, given all the kids, with 86 finishers. Mike D’Angelo won it in 11.34 seconds, just edging out Eric Ryan in 11.51 and Leon Atkins of the Auburn Pulsars in 11.53. Elizabeth Shaw of the Lansing Lightning took the women’s crown with a 15.01, edging out her teammate Emma Beckley, who ran 15.09. Props to Kaarina Granroth, who managed to cover the 100 meters in 31.69 at age 3, beating out a couple of 4- and 5-year-olds.
The 800m proved to be an exciting race with Sean Satchwell of the 315 Elite TC winning in 2:11, followed closely by Franklin Skarupinski and Jason Tuori in 2:13.03 and 2:13.84. The top women’s times were identical at 3:06, but unfortunately 67-year-old Coreen Steinbach and 10-year-old Kyleen Brady weren’t in the same heat, so we didn’t get to see them battling to the finish.
One of the highlights of the meet was a race-walking clinic put on by nationally acclaimed race walker Erin Taylor-Talcott, fresh from a 3rd place finish in the 5K Race Walk at Nationals. After her clinic, we had an exhibition heat of the 800m for race walkers, with Kevin Nelson taking the tape in 5:02.
As so often happens, though, the mile was once again the highlight of the meet. After the gun, the pack settled in behind Scott Dawson for the first lap, with a four-man pack breaking free after that, including 2018 Twilight 5K winner Ethan Seltzer, Joshua Derrick (trying to double from the 2 mile), Cornell University grad student Adam Pacheck (who won both the Skunk Half Marathon and Monster Half Marathon in 2017), and Leon Atkins of the Auburn Pulsars, who ran the 800 in 1:52 for the University of Buffalo. Just past the halfway point, Pacheck took the lead, followed by Atkins, and together they pulled away from Derrick and Seltzer. Pacheck still held the lead at the final bell lap, but Atkins unleashed a ferocious kick to win in 4:32, putting 6 seconds on Pacheck in that last lap even as he was kicking too to come through in 4:38.
The race was far from over though. Derrick and Seltzer battled to the line for third and fourth, with Derrick outleaning Seltzer by 0.18 seconds in 4:48. Then, after Jason Tuori cruised in fifth in 5:12, 15-year-old Hayden Belanger of Southern Tier SOAR barely nipped 37-year-old Phil Kwasney of STRC by 0.41 seconds in 5:14. And then, Scott Dawson — remember him from the first lap? — ended up running a 1 mile PR in 5:17 just days after running a half-marathon PR with an 8th place finish in the Gorges Half Marathon.
The top women’s finishers weren’t close, but it was another multi-generational finish, with 52-year-old Michelle Rohl winning in 5:51 and 10-year-old Kyleen Brady second in 6:48.
As always, the meet ran smoothly thanks to the efforts of our experienced volunteers. Scott Wehrwein served as head timer for the final time before he leaves Ithaca for Western Washington University next month, Adam Pacheck ran backup timing until his race, after which Tonya Engst took over. Julie Quinn and Aaron Proujansky recorded finishers, and Jullien Flynn managed race entries, seeding, and results with aplomb, thanks in part to help from Kristina Schwartz. Becca Lovenheim and Carl Franck adroitly wrangled getting everyone into heats as clerks of course. Tonya Engst and David Keifer handled registration. And Bruce Roebal reprised his traditional role as starter while Tom Rishel was away. Then we all ate subs and enjoyed the fabulous sunset!
|3||Leon Atkins||M||21||Auburn Pulsars||11.53|
|4||Sean Satchwell||M||21||315 Elite TC||11.80|
|5||John McEachen||M||48||Syracuse Chargers||12.82|
|6||Gregory Green||M||45||High Noon||13.65|
|7||Marcus Homa||M||13||Team PREFO||14.91|
|8||Noah Ruffer||M||13||Team PREFO||14.95|
|9||Elizabeth Shaw||F||12||Lansing Lightning||15.01|
|10||Karl Granroth||M||45||Granroth Racing||15.02|
|11||James Saunders||M||11||Team PREFO||15.05|
|12||Emma Beckley||F||14||Lansing Lightning||15.09|
|13||Rowan Caldwell||M||13||Lansing Lightning||15.17|
|14||Ashlyn Tarbert||F||13||Lansing Lightning||15.24|
|15||Anna Lowe||F||11||Team PREFO||15.47|
|16||Nate Jones||M||11||Lansing Lightning||15.56|
|18||O Col||M||13||Lansing Lightning||15.83|
|20||Gregory Homa||M||11||Team PREFO||16.64|
|21||Elsa Wood||F||Southern Tier SOAR||16.72|
|22||Annoura Stewart||F||11||Lansing Lightning||16.80|
|23||Elena Ruffer||F||11||Team PREFO||17.06|
|24||William Boscia||M||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||17.18|
|25||Amalie White||F||10||Ithaca Youth Bureau||17.39|
|26||Samson Telford||M||12||Team PREFO||17.48|
|27||Griffin Conrad||M||10||Ithaca Youth Bureau||17.49|
|27||Kieran Stewart||M||13||Lansing Lightning||17.49|
|30||Lucius Dann||M||12||Lansing Lightning||17.53|
|31||Nicholas Mann||M||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||17.62|
|32||Maya Birch||F||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||17.78|
|33||Charlie Lovell||M||Southern Tier SOAR||18.03|
|35||Ursula Silbert||F||8||Ithaca Youth Bureau||18.52|
|36||Brayden Rockefellar||M||9||Lansing Lightning||18.57|
|37||James Lovell||M||Southern Tier SOAR||18.58|
|38||Eva Michelucci||F||10||Ithaca Youth Bureau||18.82|
|40||Lincoln Woodall||M||11||Ithaca Youth Bureau||18.95|
|41||L Col||F||7||Lansing Lightning||18.96|
|42||Griffin Gold-Rogers||M||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||19.05|
|43||Ana Kiely||F||8||Ithaca Youth Bureau||19.36|
|44||Jasmine Wagner||F||Southern Tier SOAR||19.50|
|45||Zadie Wang||F||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||19.59|
|46||Theodore Smith||M||8||Ithaca Youth Bureau||19.73|
|47||Robert Kong||M||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||19.78|
|48||Norah Howell||F||9||Lansing Lightning||19.93|
|49||Aaren Stewart||M||7||Lansing Lightning||19.96|
|50||Lila MacLean||F||7||Ithaca Youth Bureau||19.98|
|52||Asher Moseley||M||6||Ithaca Youth Bureau||20.17|
|53||Milo Moseley||M||6||Ithaca Youth Bureau||20.34|
|54||Ben Sweet||M||6||Ithaca Youth Bureau||20.38|
|55||Maya Feschotte||F||7||Ithaca Youth Bureau||20.68|
|56||Gracie Brazier||F||8||Lansing Lightning||20.83|
|57||Toby Moore||M||7||Lansing Lightning||20.96|
|58||Gabriella Mann||F||11||Ithaca Youth Bureau||21.01|
|59||Phoebe Skeide||F||7||Ithaca Youth Bureau||21.09|
|60||Asher Martin||M||8||Lansing Lightning||21.33|
|61||Claire Ruffer||F||7||Team PREFO||21.58|
|62||Arya Basu||M||6||Ithaca Youth Bureau||22.05|
|63||Sawyer Radcliffe||M||7||Ithaca Youth Bureau||22.11|
|64||Fiona Dann||F||6||Lansing Lightning||22.23|
|65||Natalie Lovenheim||F||6||Lansing Lightning||22.45|
|66||Aliah Woodall||F||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||22.75|
|67||Ethan Hesse||M||8||Lansing Lightning||23.04|
|68||Ryan Freed||M||6||Ithaca Youth Bureau||23.21|
|69||Mia Morse||F||9||Lansing Lightning||23.63|
|70||Kathryn Holloway||F||8||Ithaca Youth Bureau||23.96|
|71||Ethan Littlejohn||M||7||Lansing Lightning||24.16|
|72||Alice Mou||F||5||Team PREFO||24.25|
|73||Griffin Guelpa||M||6||Ithaca Youth Bureau||24.79|
|74||Josiah Swiller||M||5||Ithaca Youth Bureau||24.80|
|75||Kellan Smith||M||6||Ithaca Youth Bureau||25.09|
|76||Grace Folsom||F||7||Ithaca Youth Bureau||25.18|
|78||Annaliese Granroth||F||6||Granroth Racing||26.01|
|79||Rhodes Woodall||M||6||Ithaca Youth Bureau||26.47|
|80||Leo Morse||M||6||Lansing Lightning||27.97|
|81||Steven Kong||M||7||Ithaca Youth Bureau||28.10|
|82||Mason Hesse||M||5||Lansing Lightning||29.22|
|83||Kaarina Granroth||F||3||Granroth Racing||31.69|
|84||Daniel Lin||M||5||Ithaca Youth Bureau||32.74|
|85||Marijn Stewart||M||4||Lansing Lightning||34.93|
|86||Avery Ruffer||F||4||Team PREFO||36.93|
|1||Sean Satchwell||M||21||315 Elite TC||2:11|
|4||Jacob Blaszkow||M||19||315 Elite TC||2:22|
|5||John McEachen||M||48||Syracuse Chargers||2:24|
|6||John Saunders||M||15||Team PREFO||2:29|
|6||Jerry Czyz||M||13||Auburn Pulsars||2:29|
|8||Keegan Brady||M||12||Auburn Pulsars||2:32|
|9||Marcus Homa||M||13||Team PREFO||2:33|
|11||O Col||M||13||Lansing Lightning||2:50|
|12||Karl Granroth||M||45||Granroth Racing||2:51|
|13||Colten Ketchum||M||Team PREFO||3:01|
|14||Coreen Steinbach||F||67||Athena Track Club||3:06|
|15||Kyleen Brady||F||10||Auburn Pulsars||3:06.35|
|16||Karen Simmonds-Brady||F||44||Auburn Pulsars||3:06.59|
|19||Gregory Homa||M||11||Team PREFO||3:11|
|20||Tucker Flaitz||M||9||Southern Tier SOAR||3:13|
|22||James Mou||M||10||Team PREFO||3:15|
|23||Anna Lowe||F||11||Team PREFO||3:17|
|24||Taylor Farrell||F||12||Team PREFO||3:18|
|27||William Boscia||M||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||3:21|
|27||Abigail Wagner||F||Southern Tier SOAR||3:21|
|29||Elsa Wood||F||Southern Tier SOAR||3:23|
|30||L Col||F||7||Lansing Lightning||3:27.49|
|31||Charlie Segal||M||12||Lansing Lightning||3:27.77|
|32||Sebastian Bartishevich||M||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||3:28|
|33||Ben Sweet||M||6||Ithaca Youth Bureau||3:40|
|34||Oscar Jenes||M||7||Ithaca Youth Bureau||3:42|
|35||Eva Michelucci||F||10||Ithaca Youth Bureau||3:47|
|36||Freddie Collins||M||10||Team PREFO||3:48.72|
|37||Charlie Lovell||M||Southern Tier SOAR||3:48.91|
|38||Robert Kong||M||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||3:57|
|39||Midula Lejeune||F||8||Ithaca Youth Bureau||3:58|
|40||Samson Telford||M||12||Team PREFO||4:02|
|42||Alice Mou||F||5||Team PREFO||4:14|
|43||Ryan Freed||M||6||Ithaca Youth Bureau||4:15|
|44||Althea Johnston||F||7||Ithaca Youth Bureau||4:15.60|
|45||Ursula Silbert||F||8||Ithaca Youth Bureau||4:16|
|46||Ana Kiely||F||8||Ithaca Youth Bureau||4:17|
|47||Annaliese Granroth||F||6||Granroth Racing||4:21|
|49||Josiah Swiller||M||5||Ithaca Youth Bureau||4:27|
|50||Elijah Smith||M||10||Ithaca Youth Bureau||4:50|
|51||Steven Kong||M||7||Ithaca Youth Bureau||5:18|
|53||Kaarina Granroth||F||3||Granroth Racing||5:50|
800m RACE WALK RESULTS
|5||Amelia Habicht (400m)||F||51||Unattached||6:48|
1 mile RESULTS
|1||Leon Atkins||M||21||Auburn Pulsars||04:32.8|
|6||Hayden Belanger||M||15||Southern Tier SOAR||05:14.4|
|8||Scott Dawson||M||44||High Noon AC||5:17|
|10||Michael Stewart||M||36||High Noon Athletic Club||5:27|
|11||Caleb Belanger||M||13||Southern Tier SOAR||5:42|
|12||Jack Gregorski||M||14||Team PREFO||5:47|
|15||Noah Ruffer||M||13||Team PREFO||05:54.3|
|16||Keegan Brady||M||12||Auburn Pulsars||05:55.0|
|17||Jerry Czyz||M||13||Auburn Pulsars||6:02|
|20||Karl Granroth||M||45||Granroth Racing||6:26|
|22||Aidan Archer||M||13||Auburn Pulsars||6:33|
|25||Nicholas Mann||M||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||6:47|
|26||Tucker Flaitz||M||9||Southern Tier SOAR||6:48|
|27||Kyleen Brady||F||10||Auburn Pulsars||6:48|
|28||James Mou||M||10||Team PREFO||6:49|
|29||Karen Simmonds-Brady||F||44||Auburn Pulsars||6:49|
|34||Taylor Farrell||F||12||Team PREFO||7:06|
|36||James Lovell||M||Southern Tier SOAR||7:14|
|38||Abigail Wagner||F||Southern Tier SOAR||7:25|
|40||Sebastian Bartishevich||M||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||7:50|
|41||Julia Lovenheim||F||8||Lansing Lightning||7:52|
|42||Charlie Brazier||M||9||Lansing Lightning||8:15|
|43||Alivia Kirk||F||10||Lansing Lightning||8:35|
|44||Asher Martin||M||8||Lansing Lightning||8:36|
|45||Robert Kong||M||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||9:00|
|47||Amelia Martin||F||7||Lansing Lightning||9:28|
2 mile RESULTS
|2||Chris Mason||M||29||Auburn Pulsars||11:09|
|6||Michael Stewart||M||36||High Noon Athletic Club||11:54|
|7||Zachary Hwang||M||13||Lansing Lightning||14:50|
|9||Remy Feschotte||M||9||Ithaca Youth Bureau||16:24|
|10||Oscar Jenes||M||7||Ithaca Youth Bureau||16:28|
|11||Althea Johnston||F||7||Ithaca Youth Bureau||17:54|
|1||Team Atkins||Auburn Pulsars||04:19.8|
|2||Team Ruffer||Team PREFO||04:55.3|
|3||Team Belanger||Southern Tier SOAR||05:02.9|
|4||Team Tarbett||Lansing Lightning||05:23.3|
|5||Team Mou||Team PREFO||05:41.0|
|6||Team Dann||Lansing Lightning||05:42.4|
|8||Team Conrad||Ithaca Youth Bureau||06:13.6|
|9||Team Michelucci||Ithaca Youth Bureau||06:21.4|
|10||Team Flaitz||Southern Tier SOAR||06:33.6|
|11||Team Collins||Team PREFO||06:34.2|
|12||Team Mann||Ithaca Youth Bureau||06:40.5|
|13||Team E. Hesse||Lansing Lightning||06:52.9|
|14||Team Smith||Ithaca Youth Bureau||06:58.8|
|15||Team Cole||Lansing Lightning||06:59.5|
|16||Team Birch||Ithaca Youth Bureau||07:04.9|
|17||Team Silbert||Ithaca Youth Bureau||07:20.1|
|18||Team Moseley||Ithaca Youth Bureau||07:21.2|
|19||Team M. Hesse||Lansing Lightning||08:16.6|
|20||Team Johnston||Ithaca Youth Bureau||08:45.3|
|21||Team Lin||Ithaca Youth Bureau||08:54.7|
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 as the heat of the day subsides. All ages (seriously!) and abilities (really!) are welcome in these low-key meets, and when you’re not running, you can enjoy watching some of the area’s best runners compete against one another. Join the fun!
At this meet, we will once again have a special race walking clinic presented by 50K age-group world-record holder Erin Taylor-Talcott, who just took 3rd in the 5K Race Walk Nationals. The clinic will start in the infield as soon as the 2 mile is underway, culminating with an 800m race walk after the 800m heats, and then review your race with Erin. If you want to do the 800m race walk, note that you have to sign up for the “1500m RW” in DirectAthletics, since it doesn’t have the 800m RW as an event. It will be an 800m, and is open only to race walkers.
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+).
June’s events will be run in this order:
- 2 mile
- 800m race walk
- 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 a DirectAthletics account to register, so if you created one for a previous meet, you can log into that and 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.