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CMS Boylston XC Series - Race #2

Boylston, MA, June 12, 2008


             	   CMS Boylston XC Series - Race #2	
    	    	              Boylston, MA	
Results Courtesy of Central Mass Striders
Wow! Where did the time go to? We are already half way through the series and it seems like we just started these trail runs. Very little humidity this week with the temps just a bit cooler. We got 3 more runners total this week with 15 people still in the running for the series t-shirt. Mike Weinberg, touring the course for the first time, ran just fast enough to take the overall spot. Karen McGahie placed first on the women's side, first master, and first for the people who ran last week too. Karen's daughter Kaitlyn was just over a minute back from Mom as she finished as first Juniors. Even though this was Kaitlyn's first time running this series, she did have a bit of advantage, as these trails are also used for the Tahanto XC course. Mom was heard afterwards saying she has a new respect for how the runners feel coming up the final stretch and why they may not be able to kick it it. What you can't tell from looking at the runners coming towards the finish is they just came up one of the steepest sections of the course just before coming into sight. Continuing through the results, Sam Levitin, also from CMS, was first Men's Master, while Alex Chase came in first for the Women's Open spot. Rouding out the Category winners was Peter Wojtas and Karen Berni-Giarusso as First Seniors, Paul Chamberlin in the Veterans and Stu Thurston as first in the Super Vets as well as the first runner to bandit his own race. Yours truly was trying to figure out why we counted 34 runners come through the start/finish area after the opening loop when we only gave out 33 bib numbers. As tomorrow is Stu's Birthday, we thought we'd let it slide...THIS TIME! Next week will be the final week of this inaugural series. It will be followed up with a cookout so come one come all! See you next week! PLACE TIME BIB # NAME LAST NAME CATEGORY TOWN CLUB 1 21:20 132 Mike Weinberg M20-39 Worcester CMS 2 21:31 139 Travis Wheeler M20-39 Lancaster 3 21:38 130 Karen McGahie F40-49 Boylston CMS 4 21:57 152 Peter Wojtas M50-59 Greenville, NH CMS 5 22:59 131 Kaitlyn McGahie F00-19 Boylston CMS 6 23:16 135 Paul Grogan M50-59 Hudson CMS 7 23:34 149 Curtis Bille M50-59 Millbury CMS 8 24:45 136 Sam Levitin M40-49 Worcester CMS 9 24:50 170 Steve Maclean M20-39 Clinton CMS 10 24:51 159 Alex Chase F20-39 Groton 11 25:11 162 Peter Lyon M50-59 Boylston CMS 12 25:14 134 Mark Graf M40-49 Ashburnham SQRR 13 25:27 157 Jack Goolsky M40-49 Rutland CMS 14 25:29 158 Jen Morlock F20-39 Groton 15 26:02 169 Erica Flynn F00-19 Shrewsbury CMS 16 26:06 141 Karen Berni-Giarusso F50-59 Worcester CMS 17 26:51 161 Andrew Merrill M20-39 West Boylston 18 28:10 138 Therese Galvan F20-39 Lancaster 19 28:46 164 Joanne Lachapelle F50-59 Worcester CMS 20 29:21 140 John Grenier M50-59 N Oxford CMS 21 31:11 155 Jim Conley M50-59 Worcester CMS 22 31:27 153 Kris Conley F50-59 Worcester CMS 23 31:34 137 Heather Sims F20-39 Auburn CMS 24 32:13 150 Melissa McDonald F40-49 Rutland CMS 25 32:14 156 Cyndy Curley F40-49 Sterling CMS 26 32:58 166 Annette Lemerise F40-49 Worcester CMS 27 32:59 165 Rich Lemerise M40-49 Worcester CMS 28 34:57 168 Betsy Zoldak F20-39 Clinton 29 35:01 167 Lynn Thompson F20-39 Boylston 30 35:52 148 Karen Lemerise F50-59 N Oxford CMS 31 36:19 160 Razia Shoyeb F40-49 Clinton 32 40:04 147 Paul Chamberlin M60-69 Shrewsbury CMS 33 40:04 Stu Thurston M70+ Boylston CMS 34 44:08 163 Erica Perrott F20-39 Worcester CMS Weather: 70's and Pleasant. Low humidity, smaller and less abundant skeeters Volunteers: Roxanne Robert, Evelyn Dolan, Richard Hunt, Stu Thurston, Ted McGahie, Kevin Fallon

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