Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Shore AC Masters Women Take Second Place in 4x400m Relay at Millrose Games

The Shore AC women's team ran a terrific race February 1 at the Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden and brought excitement back into the women's masters 4x400, finishing second in 4:45.37. They gave Athena track club, the world record holder and meet record holder in the event, great competition. Shore women were led off by Dawn Littlejohn, who ran aggressively at the front throughout her leg and set up a nice lead on the field and handed off to Kathleen Clifton, who continued to hold off Athena through the first half of the race. Barbara Brennan, just coming back on the track and filling in at the last minute, ran a solid third leg, well ahead of the other three teams in the race. Jan Vaughn, having nursed an injury for a few weeks, anchored the team to a strong second place showing--putting more distance between Shore and the remaining three teams.

I would like to thank my teammates--Dawn, Kathleen, Barbara , Jan and Theresa for their effort not only in running but--and special thanks to Tony Plaster for all his time and support--for joining in helping me realize one of my goals to have a Shore women's team take their place back on the Millrose track.

wendi glassman