Sunday, May 10, 2015

Cabral wins the Newport 10,000 Championship

Published by the DAILY RECORD of Morris County, New Jersey
On Sunday, May 10, 2015



Donn Cabral of Annandale won the Newport 10,000 at Jersey City last Saturday in 29:39.  Cabral grew up in Connecticut but now lives in New Jersey and is with the New Jersey/New York Track Club.  His specialty is the 3,000 meter Steeplechase and has a personal best of 8:19.4 in that event.

The race drew a large field of out of state runners vying for a shot at the tidy prize money purse.  Second place woman, Amy Van Alstine is now living in Arizona but grew up in New Jersey.  Her time was 33:58.  Brianne Nelson of Colorado finished in 32:59 to claim first woman to across the line.

The first New Jersey woman, Cheyenne Ogletree of Port Reading finished in 12th place in 37:56
Ogletree lead her Adidas Garden State Track Club women’s team to first place in the women’s division of USATF New Jersey.  On the men’s side, Yousef Rochdi of Rockaway finished in seventh place at 30:27 and was the top man on the same club’s men’s team.

The Breakneck Track Club from south Jersey finished in second place with the second Adidas team in third.  The Garmin racing team was fourth.  Fifteen teams competed in the race.  On the women’s side it was the Adidas Garden State TC in first and second with the Garmin women third.  Twelve women’s teams competed.

Gary Rosenberg and Elena Rozhko, both 42, and both living in Morristown were the top masters men and women.  Rosenberg finished in 35:54 and Rozhko in 38:08.  Nora Cary, 60, of Morristown and Beau Atwater, 57, of Bernardsville topped their respective Age Grading ranks; Cary’s 44:24 hit 87.59% while Atwater’s 38:30 was age graded at 82.89%.

Dominic Grillo of Whitehouse Station did not disappoint at the Morris Mauler on Sunday.  Grillo, who is now 40, has now won the race six times, the all time record for wins.  He finished in 19:50, a minute off his best time of 18:54, but over three and a half minutes ahead of second place Matt Cattano of Randolph who finished in 23:29.

Courtney and Danielle Stanton, twin sisters from Montville finished one-two.  Courtney in 25:11 and Danielle in 26:33.


Next Sunday the Super Heroes come out to play.  That is if they are willing to run in a half marathon, or be part of a relay.   The course has been changed to a single loop so now the relay runners can put their stronger runner on the hilly 5.25 mile first leg while the second runner does the 7.85 mile race. 

With the new configuration the race will start at the Ginty Field location on Woodland Avenue in Morris Township and will finish at Loantaka Park on South Street.

In 2014 the race had 1,633 finishers, a testament to the draw of the half marathon distance and the Super Hero organizers in particular.  Many runners will be in their super hero costumes.

Runners who would like a shorter distance have plenty of races to choose from next weekend all over the state.  Close to home Sparta is offering a 5K with Girls on the Run, along with the challenging 8.2 mile run around Lake Mohawk on Saturday.

On Sunday is the Miles for Mike 5K in Pequannock and there’s a new 5K in Basking Ridge.  Triathlons are starting up as well.

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