It was a gorgeous evening to kick off FLRC’s summer track series last night, with sunny skies, calm breezes, and warm temperatures on the Lansing High School track, with its long views across the lake. That was a huge relief after last year’s battles with constant storms, and it brought our attendance back toward normal, with 59 runners completing at least one event and 128 individual efforts—lots of people ran multiple events. It was a relaxed meet, with lots of families hanging out on the infield and cheering for each other—an unbeatable close to a summer day that we documented with oodles of fabulous photos from Jamie Love.
We led off with six heats of the 100m, where 17-year-old Aidan Gallager took the win in 11.67, just beating out Dakota Edwards in 11.80 and Christopher Simmons in 11.82. 14-year-old Mairead Lyerla was the top woman in 14.71, with Verity Platt (16.62) and 10-year-old Maple Hubisz (16.85) in second and third. The 100m is also notable for the really little kids, and everyone enjoyed cheering for 2-year-olds Julian Konwinski, Guinevere Goldberg, Adrian Kresock, and Joel Kresock, plus 3-year-old Skylar Weiner. On the other end of the spectrum were 64-year-old Joseph Sullivan and 74-year-old Joe Frank.
Next up was the 800m, where 17-year-old Thomas Wells nipped 47-year-old Roger Moseley at the finish, 2:25 to 2:26. 15-year-old Kathleen Sullivan ran a strong 2:40 to win for the women, outpacing Margaret Branine in 3:03. Joseph Sullivan and Joe Frank ran this one too.
In the 400m, Christopher Simmons and Roger Moseley shared the top spot with a 1:03, each running in a different heat, with Benjamin Lambert just a second off in 1:04. On the women’s side, Margaret Branine came back from the 800m to win the 400m in 1:16, ahead of Verity Platt in 1:23.
Our final individual event of the evening was the 1600m, where Adam Pacheck led a tight three-man pack for two laps before negative splitting a 4:34 for the win, with Adam Berkowitz closing out his FLRC racing days before moving to Minnesota with a 4:44 and Harry Greene coming through in 4:57. The women’s race was equally as exciting with Margaret Frank taking the lead toward the end and powering through the line in 5:48, followed closely by Liz Hartman in 5:53 and Laura Kessels finishing in a strong 6:01 while on vacation from the Netherlands. Equally as notable were our senior runners, with 70-year-olds Mike Homeyer and Anthony Fulgieri breaking 8:00 in 7:40 and 7:53 respectively, followed by 69-year-old Carl Franck in 8:16 and 64-year-old Joseph Sullivan (in his third race of the day) in 9:10.
A 4x200m relay capped off the meet with eight teams competing across two heats. In the first heat, Team Hubisz won handily in 2:19, while Team Edwards outran Team Wells in the second heat, 1:50 to 1:54. Taking fourth, aptly enough, was Team QuAdam, also known as “Four by Adam” with Adam Engst, Adam Schoene, Adam Pacheck, and Adam Berkowitz coming through in 2:05 despite their leadoff runner having spent the entire meet announcing and the other three having just run hard 1600s.
As always, we were only able to put on this meet with the able efforts of our dedicated volunteer team. Bob Talda was head timer, with Tom Rishel in his traditional role as starter and Adam Pacheck and Banyan Love recording bib numbers. Dave Kania wrangled Meet Manager for seeding and results until our laptop’s battery unexpectedly gave out. Tonya Engst managed bib pickup and adroitly fielded runner questions. Bill Watson organized runners into heats and Lars Van Galen visited from the Netherlands to provide backup timing. Special thanks to our additional volunteers and other lane timers for the 100m and 400m: Carl Franck, Amalia Skilton, Laura Kessels, Jay Hubisz, Katie Gannon, and Malaya Love.
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!
If you’ve never run a track meet, or never run one of ours, check out our First-Timer’s FAQ for Track Meets. And don’t hesitate to ask us questions!
June’s events will be run in this order:
- 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 runs 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 ourselves, 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.