Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Shore AC Annual Banquet 2008

Chelsea Cox, a 400 meter and 800 meter runner at Southern Regional, received the High School Athlete of the Year Award.

Robbie Andrews was named the Boys High School Athlete of the Year.

Joe Pellegrino received the Dr. George Sheehan Award as Men's Distance Runner of the Year

High jumper Justin Frick of Princeton was recognized as Men's College Athlete of the Year.

Neni Lewis, Elliott Denman, Bruce McDonald

Eddie Diaz, a shot putter and discus thrower, received the Bob Roggy Award as Men's Field Athlete of the Year.

Pole vaulter Kim Krycznski was recognized with the Bob Roggy Award as Women's Field Athlete of the Year.

Rick Lapp Mens TF Ath Yr

Tom Zarra Masters Dist Yr

John Soucheck Male Ath Yr

Dr. Norb Sander, New York City Marathon winner and Armory Foundation President was the recipient of the Wisner Brothers Award for Distinguished Service to Track and Field.

Jill Evarts - Mary Conry Award winner as Women's Masters Distance Runner of the Year and Christine Clifton - Women's Distance Runner of the Year flank club president and women's team coach Walter MacGowan.

Panse Geer wom RW of Yr Don & Marie Henry

Women's track ace Wendi Glassman was recognized as Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

70's Team - ?, Dick Hill, and John Leonard

Tim Ragan Comeback Ath Yr

John Leonard

RRCA National Volunteer Awards were given by RRCA state rep Dave DeMonico to three very deserving and outstanding gentlemen – Frank Haviland, Lester Wright and Elliott Denman.

Phil Benson, race director of the Asbury Park 10K Classic, was also inducted to the Shore A.C. Hall of Fame.

Hoyle Mozee moseyed (sorry, I had to do it!) up to accept his Hall of Fame award for his many years of service to the club.

Charlie Rooney accepted the plaque putting his late father, Charlie, into the Shore A.C. Hall of Fame. The elder Charlie was long-time mayor of Sea Bright and a fine athlete, he assisted the club in many ways with staging races.

Donna Cetrulo was surprised at being named to the club's Hall of Fame.

Christine Clifton, co-owner of the Shore Runner store in Long Branch, along with her manager Loretta.

Phil and Penny Hinck were enjoying the festivities.

Also spotted were Tom Hyland and his wife, Karen.

Bill Huntley, Donna Mehler

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

SAC Masters Men LDR Salute JL Seymore and USATF-NJ Winners

This was an exciting weekend for Shore AC Athletes.

Running Times named J.L. Seymore honorable mention National Masters Runner of the Year for the competitive 60-64 age group. JL is one of only three New Jersey runners selected by Running Times. Seymore had a dramatic impact on SAC Masters by leading the 60s team to place second and the the 50s team third in the USATF New Jersey LDR Championship Team Grand Prix, finishing First Shore AC for both 50s and 60s teams in all five major races. His age-graded PLP was consistently in the mid to high 80s!

70 plus Race Horse legends Dick Hill and Ralph Garfield were also honored on Saturday night at the USATF New Jersey Awards Banquet for their outstanding year of distance running. They came in first and second respectively in the 70-74 age group, and along with Leonard, Mc Donnell and Richardson led the SAC Masters 70s team to a First Place in the USATF NJ Long Distance Running Championship Team Grand Prix. The Grand Prix demands high-level performance for road and cross country races ranging from 5K to 13.1 miles. SAC Masters 50s leaders Dave Hoch (2006 USATF Grand Prix award winner) and Richard Henderson (2005 USATF Grand Prix award winner) can attest to this.
Our Track and Walk athletes were also big winners at the banquet. Shore AC legend Harry Nolan was named Masters Track & Field Athlete of the Year (he also won in 1997). John Soucheck was USATF-NJ racewalking grand prix winner for the 11th consecutive year and Maria Paul won for her 3rd year in a row. Shore AC also dominated the Masters Track and Field Grand Prix with several winners including double winners Wendi Glassman (50s sprints and distance) and Leon Trout (70s throws and jumps).