PRTC Weekly: 04/17/2019 (Boston and More)

Race Results

Boston, MA: PRTC brought 11 members to the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon. Our club had more than enough runners to participate in both team competitions this year. PRTC's women's team made us proud. They came through with three very strong performances. The team placed 6th out of 62 clubs. A record high! The men also performed well. They landed just outside of the top ten at 11th of 66 teams. It was great fun to see everyone's hard work in action and paying off!

The lead up to Boston 2019 mirrored that of last year. There was much speculation that the marathoners would again be drenched and subjected to brutal winds. Others feared overly warm temperatues. Early on Marathon Monday, those fearing rain appeared to be correct. Fortunately (for specators at least) precipitation receded by the time of the race. By 9:30 and 10:00 things began to heat up!

Matt Herzig was the first from PRTC to cross the famed finish line. He placed 65th with a 2:27:17. Pat "Top Dog" McLaughlin followed with a 2:37:25. He was thrilled to best several of his training partners. Cambridge resident, Geraint Davies, took on his home course. He ran 2:39:28 for 344th. Mike Vido also broke 2:40 with a 2:39:41 resulting in 355th place. Joe Foley ran 2:41:45. He was accompanied for much of the race by his two brothers. This was Joe's first Boston appearance since a DNF in 2011. He placed 450th. Great comeback! Jeff Young had the lone PR on the men's team. His 2:43:19 was more than 3 minutes better than his previous fastest time. Congrats Jeff! Breandan Lyman's 2:48:10 bought him 916th and Ben Nieto's 2:53:29 was 1,465th just a few minutes off of his PR.

Margaret Vido recorded her 2nd fastest marathon. Her 2:44:37 was good for top 50 and broke the Olympic Trials Qualifying time again. Abby Cember was just over her target of 3 hours. Her 3:07:12 placed her at 344th. Becca Nichols earned one of the few PR's on the day. She took a substantial 6 minutes off of her previous best time. This put her at 924th. Way to go Becca!

Congrats to everyone who raced Boston! Get some rest and we'll see some of you in a few weeks at Broad Street! Ten miles has to feel easy now...

Matt Herzig: 2:27:17 (65th)
Pat McLaughlin: 2:37:25 (271st)
Geraint Davies: 2:39:28 (344th)
Mike Vido: 2:39:41 (355th)
Joe Foley: 2:41:45 (450th)
Jeff Young: 2:43:19 (531st) PR!
Breandan Lyman: 2:48:10 (916th)
Ben Nieto: 2:53:29 (1,465th)

Margaret Vido: 2:44:37 (47th)
Abby Cember: 3:07:12  (344th)
Becca Nichols: 3:18:16 (924th) PR!

Full results here.

Lewisburg, PA: 3 PRTC runners stepped off the roads and onto the track at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic this past weekend. Dylan Gearinger raced the 5k. His 14:17.92 came very close to a new PR. The time earned him 7th place in the invitation only heat. He'll next race this event at Penn Relays.

In the 10k, Chris Mullin and Ethan Rissell both found success. Chris placed 9th with a strong 31:32 and Ethan's 32:08 was 19th and an impressive show of fitness. Nice job!

Dylan Gearinger: 14:17.92 (7th)

Chris Mullin: 31:32 (9th)
Ethan Rissell: 32:08 (19th)

Full results here

Hatfield, PA: Meredith Unger made her debut for PRTC this weekend. She raced the Hatfield Five and Dime where she selected for the 5 mile race option. The course ended up being .3 miles long, but Meredith kept focus and captured the overall win. Nice race Meredith and welcome aboard!

Meredith Unger: 35:11 (1st)

Full results here.

Philadelphia, PA: Finally, here in Philly, Kayla Vaughan recorded a win at the Donor Dash 5k! She completed the course in 21:35. This race benefited the Transport Foundation which, "supports programs and activities for organ and tissue donors as well as recipient families." Great work Kayla. Congrats on the win!

Kayla Vaughan: 21:35 (1st)

Full results here.

Upcoming Runs, Events, & Races

Tuesday: Franklin Field at 6:30 (warm-up at 6:15. Organize workouts via Slack.)

Sunday: Long run at 9:00 AM from Lloyd Hall.

April 25th - 27th, 2019Penn Relays (Philadelphia, PA)
April, 28th, 2019Revolutionary Run 5 Miler (Valley Forge, PA) *
May 5th, 2019Broad Street Run (Philadelphia, PA) *
May 11th, 2019Great Cape May Foot Race (Cape May, NJ)
June 2nd, 2019Philly Run Fest (Philadelphia, PA)
June 9th, 2019USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships (Scranton, PA)

* Denotes USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix Event

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