Published by the DAILY RECORD of Morris County, New Jersey
On Sunday, May 22, 2016
CABRAL WINS THE NEWPORT 10,000 IN IDENTICAL TIME FROM 2015
Donn Cabral of Annandale, NJ and a member of the NJ/NY Track Club won the Newport 10,000 last Saturday in Jersey City. Cabral won the race in 2015, and if he is anything, he is consistent. In both races his time was 29:39.99 – yes including the .99. Cabral is at home on the track, having placed second in the US national meet in 2015 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 8:13.37. The steeple is his primary event.
Two other men finished in under 30 minutes, both from Flagstaff; Scott Smith in 29:40 and Eric Fernandez in 29:53. The next New Jersey finisher was Stephen Menitt of North Brunswick who finished 12th overall in 32:31.
The woman’s race was won by Brianne Nelson of Golden, CO, whose time was 33:08. Roberta Groner of Randolph finished eighth overall in 35:51. Jersey Girl, Amy Van Alstine, now living in Flagstaff finished fifth in 34:39.
Although the race drew American elite runners from all over the country thanks to a nice purse, the race was also the USATF New Jersey open men and women’s championship. The adidas Garden State Track Club took the first two spots in the team contest with the Morris based Garmin team in third. The same was true on the women’s side but with the Shore Athletic Club taking the third spot.
Masters runners filled many of the team spots; 23 men’s teams and 15 women’s. Even 86 year old Bill Welsh of Staten Island who finished last in the race as finisher number 1,862 was on the Central Jersey Road Runner team. In 2015 the race had only 1,330 finishers so it was up by more than 500 runners.
The local Morris masters did well including Terry Davidson of Randolph, third in his age M40 division with his 36:06, Gary Rosenberg of Morristown, first in the M45 division with his 36:24, Terry Lusardi of Madison third in the M50 division with his 38:32. Also Susan Kinsella of Millington second in her W50 division in 44:54, Beau Atwater of Bernardsville, first in the M55 division and second age graded with his time of 38:11 (84.32%),
Reno and Susan Stirrat both won their 60 age division – Reno with his 38:49 that made his time first in the age grading at 86.06%, while Susan finished in 48:44. Bill Trengove of Wharton placed second in the M60 with his time of 42:22 and Bruce Langenkamp of Wharton was second in the M65 in 46:06.
SUPER HERO HALF MARATHON
Here on home turf, the Super Hero Half Marathon in Morristown drew a crowd of 1,249 runners, some dressed in their Super Hero costumes. Laurent White of Flemington won the race in 1:15:37 with almost four minutes to spare. Bradford Ackerman of Morristown placed second in 1:19:53.
In fourth was Gary Rosenberg of Morristown who finished in 1:20:15. Rosenberg must have felt he had some fuel left in the tank after the 10,000 at Newport the day before.
Allison Clarke of Morristown won the women’s race in 1:26:29 and Anne Balfour of Morristown was the first W40 to finish. Her time was 1:38:41. The star of the masters women was Nora Cary, now 61, also of Morristown whose 1:40:36 age graded at 84.78%. No one else came close.
On Wednesday, the Mind Maters 5K, formerly known as the Run with Pride race will be held at the Giralda Farms corporate campus starting at 6:30 p.m.
A calendar of USATF sanctioned events can be found at www.usatfnj.org or at www.raceforum.com for running and tri and biathlon events.
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