Monday, October 16, 2006

National One Hour Racewalk

On a breezy, crisp New England day, the Shore AC trio of John Fredericks, Tom Quattrocchi and John Soucheck finished second in the men's open team competition to the Maine Racewalkers, 32,490m to 32,152m at the National Open, Junior and Masters One Hour Racewalk Championshops in Waltham, MA. Showing two contrasting approaches to fielding a team, Maine Racewalkers scored two junior athletes, while the Shore squad was entirely made up of masters athletes. John Soucheck led the Shore racewalkers with 11,865m to finish fourth overall and first master(M40-44), John Fredericks had 10,176m for 11th overall and 3rdM55-59 with Tom Quattrocchi following close behind in 13th, 4th M55-59 covering 10,111m when time was called.
For John Fredericks the race was his second national championship race in as many weeks. Fredericks was 14th overall and 1st M55-59 at the National 5km Racewalk in Kingsport, TN on October 7 finsihing in 28:32. Also representing Shore in Kingsport was M80-84 champ Bob Mimm with a 38:40.


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