Friday, November 7, 2008

Looking to NE XC

Looking forward to Sunday's USATF-New England Cross Country Championships at Franklin Park in Boston.  Last year I only had 1 teammate join me for the festivities (thanks Jon!)... It would have been great to score with a team, regardless of how well or poorly I run... There's nothing worse (to me) than running a great team event like this and having no team score... This year we have a few diehards up for the challenge and I can't wait to toe the line with other people wearing the same jersey as will feel weird at an XC race... The last time I got on the line with a full team in an XC race was 1998 - Slippery Rock, PA - NCAA Regionals.  T-Minus 2 days and counting until I rewrite the date on that stat...

Looking back last year.... CMS results. The highlighted runners are ones who are current CMS members.

2007 New England XC Championships

Men's Open 10K: 

23Kevin Tilton  Central Mass Striders32:40:00
25Matt Clark    Central Mass Striders32:44:00
38Jim Johnson   Merrimack Valley33:22:00
47Joe Shairs    Central Mass Striders33:40:00
58Jim Pawlicki  Central Mass Striders34:41:00
69Jeremy HuckinsCentral Mass Striders36:01:00

This year, we have some additional guys (not listed above) who will be running for CMS...

A nice Youtube video of both the Masters race and the Men's Open race

(I'm wearing the red MVS colors of course)... 

Also, my photos from last year's race HERE

Looking back 10 years....

(Numbers courtesy of dd)... 10 years ago (over the same course) CMS put 5 in the top 10 at New England's. That elusive 'guy from Vermont' (Eric Morse) that everyone talks about, was 11th and actually didn't score for the team...that's how loaded CMS was at the time... Eric was the winner at Ascutney this year, 2nd to Eric Blake at Loon, and has numerous other impressive PRs (3:59 mile, 14:17 5K, 29:20 10K, and 1:03:50 for the half marathon). The highlighted runners are ones who are current CMS members.  The rest of the CMS contingent is listed as well... (I would have been the 18th man on the team in 1998 with my time from last year!)

1998 New England XC Championships

Men's Open 10K: 

1Peter SherryReebok Enclave29:58:00
2Darin ShearerCentral Mass Striders 30:14:00
3Scott BagleyCentral Mass Striders 30:29:00
4Kevin GrahamAtlanta TC 30:35:00
5Jason CullinaneCentral Mass Striders 30:41:00
6Jack DwyerCentral Mass Striders 30:43:00
7Chris MagillBoston A.A30:47:00
8Bill StewartAtlanta TC 30:49:00
9Brian ClasNew York AC 30:53:00
10Adam Stuhlfaut Central Mass Striders 30:54:00
11Eric MorseCentral Mass Striders 30:55:00
12Brian QuinnCentral Mass Striders 30:58:00
14Harry StantsCentral Mass Striders 31:05:00
25Alan BernierCentral Mass Striders 31:44:00
27Chris KarasCentral Mass Striders 31:48:00
28Craig GemmellCentral Mass Striders 31:49:00
31Scott ClarkCentral Mass Striders 31:52:00
37Francis BurdettGreater Lowell RR 32:06:00
42Richard BoltCentral Mass Striders 32:29:00
48Matt KocybaCentral Mass Striders 32:47:00
53Michael ToomeyCentral Mass Striders 32:55:00
57Greg PutnamGreater Boston TC 33:07:00
62James PawlickiGreater Boston TC 33:24:00
65Ben NephewGreater Boston TC 33:30:00
74Pat CallahanCentral Mass Striders 34:13:00
82Chris VoceCentral Mass Striders 34:59:00


  1. Looking forward to it, Jim. Got a new lens for the camera, so i am ready to shhot away. I just wish it was going to be muddy.


  2. I know! I always hope for mud...and never get it! :)... look forward to seeing your photo set.


  3. Good luck jj and say hi to the team for me.

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  5. Shearer was a was that CMS Bob Sevene juggernaut before he formed the now defunct Reebok Boston, current New Balance Boston team led by Brandeis alum Kevin Curtin.