Monday, January 29, 2007

Millrose Games Friday

For those of you who are dedicated road runners, you may not be aware that this Friday night the Millrose Games are taking place at Madison Square Garden. As most of you likely know, Millrose is probably the most historically prestigous indoor track meet in the country. It is home to the Wanamaker Mile, which is a really stacked race this year, featuring multi-time Wanamaker winner Bernard Lagat, American miling phenom Alan Webb, and Australian Craig Mottram. It will be interesting to see how Mottram, who dwarfs most distance runners, handles the tight 11 laps to the mile track at Madison Square Garden.

This is the 100th Millrose Games, so it's a milestone for the event. It also represents an important milestone for women at Millrose, with the first race in excess of a mile for the women being competed. The 3000 meter race (about 1.86 miles) will feature Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba.

The meet also features the top-ranked male and female pole vaulters in the world, along with the usual litany of sprint and hurdle stars. The shot put will also be competed there (it's the only throw that will fit in the Garden).

If any of you would like to attend, Wayne Baker, from the club, has access to some tickets at the discounted $10.00 rate. Please contact him at or by phone at (908) 264-9866 to make arrangements. Taking the train to Penn Station (NY) is the best way to travel there, as the Garden is right upstairs.

Monday, January 22, 2007

A Winning Performance

Pat Dolan edges GP for the win in the 600 meters race at the MAC All-Comers Meet at the Jersey City Armory on Sunday, January 21.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Thursday Night at the Races

NYC Armory Thursday January 11, 2007. Several Shore AC Masters competed in the first of a series "Thursday Night at the Races hosted by NYRR. Three events per night, next race is January 25th, 7:00PM.
Mark Mellea 5:04.85, Barry Blake 6:20.52, and Harry Nolan 5:07.10 started the night off in the mile. Harry is on track for breaking the World and National record for the indoor mile. Dan Conway holds the mens 60-64 record of 5:01.76 which Harry hopes to break in Boston this March when he turns Sixty. In the 800, Tony Plaster 2:19.69, Nolan again in
2:22.54, Doug Bogert 2:31.22 , John Kuhi 2:51.33, and John Saarmann 2:51.86. Blake doubled also, running the 2 mile in 13:42.21.
Coach Mike Houlihan brought 2 Long Branch HS distance runners. Madaline Noe Schlentz appearded back in shape this year with a 5:25.36 mile. Rich Meyers of RVRR working on his track speed doubling in the mile, 5:39.45 and 800, 2:33.87. Rich has had a great XC season this year.
Next track meet for Shore AC Masters will be this Sunday 1/21/07, Jersey City Armory.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Shore AC Masters Kick Off Indoor Season

Holiday Classic Track Meet, Friday December 29th, NYC Armory.
With the 100th Millrose just around the corner several candidates for the Masters 4x400 jumped into the 400. Leading the field was Keith Davis in 53.66 FAT with Bob Andrews close behind in 55.81. Rich Wallace who will be age 50 in January ran 60.65. Rick Lapp entered his time from LI meet in 60.35. Keith Davis also ran the 200 in 24.18 and the 60 dash in 7.64.
In the Open 800, Robby Andrews kicked into second place in his heat with a 2:03.69. Robby a sophomore at Manalapan HS is playing basketball this season. Tony Plaster, who just turned age 55 this week and entered a new age group, ran 2:19.65 to start his season off well. John Kuhi ran 2:51.23 and won the "Oldest Guy in the Race" award. Dave Friedman was happy with his HJ of 4'4" as he competed in LJ, 3.18 meters, and a fine 200 in 34.24. In the 3000 Mark Mellea made a fine comeback from injury, missing most of XC season, running 10:07. Tom Resch making his rare Armory appearance ran the 3000 in 12:10. Tom is coaching at Manchester HS and brought some of his athletes to the Armory.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Thanks For Prompt Renewals

We'd like to thank the following people for their very timely renewal of their Shore AC membership:
Pam Allen
Pat Bivona
Trudy Bopp
Anthony Butler
Donna Cetrulo
Paul D'Ambrosio
Peter DeStefano
George Hessel
Carolyn & Dick Heuser
Dave Kaplan
Maureen Laverty
Richard Layton
Walter MacGowan
Bill Mackolin
Ann, Brian, Kevin, Kristen & Michael O'Dowd
William Richardson
Brandon Roulhac
Jim Segal
Walter Stein
Frank Sullivan
Dave Talcott
Rich Wallace
Amy Werner
Lulu & Charlie Weschler

Those of you on this list who have not yet received your 2007 membership cards should receive them this week.

Those of you with multi-year memberships should be receiving your new cards shortly.

Any of you who need to renew and would like to print a membership application should click this link and a copy of the application (in pdf format) will open in a new window. Please print it and follow directions on the application.

Wayne Baker