Northeast states -
PA, NJ, CT, MA, NH, VT, RI, ME.
Boys - Brookline TC (Brookline MA) 86, Danbury RC (Danbury CT) 87
Girls - Wicked TC (Lincoln-Sudbury MA) 69, Hunterton Hawks (Voorhees NJ) 73
| || NTN Webcast - Regional highlights online on Nov. 15, Nov. 22 and 29, followed by live webcast Dec. 1 of NTN finals in Portland.|
Bernard Lagat will be here!
New US citizen Bernard Lagat, double world champion at Osaka in August, will be on hand for the Northeast regional. Shalane Flanagan will be the Northeast team captain at NTN finals in Portland OR December 1.
| Bernard Lagat|
|Shalane Flanagan |
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HS: Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya
Bernard (Kip) is one of the most accomplished distance runners of all time. He is the first athlete ever to win gold in both the 1500m/5000m at a World Championships, doing so this summer in Osaka. He is the 2000 Olympic 1500m bronze medalist, 2004 Olympic 1500m silver medalist and 2004 Indoor 3000m world champion. He is the second fastest 1500m runner of all time having run 3:26.34. He has also run 12:59 for 5000m. Kip, a native of Kenyan, became a US citizen in 2005.
HS: Marblehead MA
Shalane is in the process of re-writing US distance records. In the last year she has become the fastest American ever at 3000 (indoors) and 5000m, running 8:35.34 for 3000m and 14:44.80 for 5000m. She was an outstanding collegian winning 2 NCAA XC championships and earning 15 All-America honors at North Carolina. She is a two-time US cross country champion and 2-time US 5000m champion, represented the US at the Olympics in 2004 and was a member of this year's World Championship team in Osaka.
Packet pickup will be from 3pm - 9pm at The Best Western on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls, NY and 8am-9am Saturday at Bowdoin Park. Bernard Lagat will be at the Best Western at 6 pm for an autograph session and short talk if his plane arrives in time.
The New York regional championship races are being held the same day at Bowdoin State Park. All non-championship races are combined Northeast and New York runners.
10:00 Boys- small school, JV, Frosh ( combined- sorted by computer )Course
10:45 Girls- small school, JV, Frosh ( combined- sorted by computer )
11:30 Boys NE Regional Championship
12:10 Girls NE Regional Championship
1:00 Boys NY Regional Championship
1:40 Girls NY Regional Championship
2:30 Awards- ALL
Bob Baratta's course notes
Bob Baratta walks you through the course:
BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THIS IS A CHALLENGING, BUT FAIR COURSE. IT HAS GREAT SPECTATOR VISIBILITY WITH A MINIMUM OF MOVEMENT, A VERY FAIR START AND AN EXCELLENT FINISH.
- Width of starting area: Just over 400 feet. 38 teams in 11' boxes. Capable of expanding some
- Starting straightaway: 450 meters
- Viewer friendliness: Roughly 900 - 1000 meters is not viewable assuming strict crowd control. About 650 meters in mid-race (the hill) and roughly 300 of the final 1000 meters. 80% of the course can be seen by moving about .25 mile on a blacktop road (uphill & back downhill)
- Hills and difficulty: A short steep hill at 800 meters followed immediately by a short downhill, a significant twisting uphill at 1.25 miles to 1.5 miles followed by a long downhill to 1.7 miles, a moderate downhill just after 2.0 miles to about 2.2 miles, and a moderate but timely uphill at 2.9 to 3.0 miles. The course is basically an out and back with a hill loop in the middle.
- Finish level: Last 1200 meters flat except for the hill at 2.9 miles
- Straightaway distance to finish from last turn: About 350 meters, last 200 meters flat.
- Course difficulty: Challenging, only a handful of male runners have broken 16:00. Finding the fine line between going out hard enough to be competitive and being able to run in is not easy.
- The course is primarily open with about 600 meters in the woods and 350 - 400 meters below sight lines.
TEAMS/RUNNERS ARE ABLE TO BE LAST GOING OFF THE MAIN FIELD, AND BE IN THE FRONT COMING DOWN TO THE LAST 1000 METERS. THERE IS ONLY ONLY COMPARATIVELY NARROW PART, AND THAT IS UP AND DOWN THE MAJOR HILL IN THE COURSE. THAT HILL IS WIDE ENOUGH FOR A GATOR TO LEAD OR FOLLOW, AND PLAYS AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE RACE STRATEGY EMPLOYED IN THE RACE PLAN.
IT HAS A GOOD BALANCE OF HILLS, TURN, STRAIGHT RUNS, AND A BIG HILL, AND IS VERY EASY TO REMEMBER THE COURSE SINCE IT IS BASICALLY AN OUT AND BACK COURSE. IT HAS BEEN THE PERMANENT SITE FOR THE NEW YORK STATE FEDERATION XC CHAMPIONSHIPS SINCE 1989 WITH ONE EXCEPTION – THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEET WHICH WE HELD IN VAN CORTLANDT PARK IN NYC, THE SITE OF THE FIRST FEDERATION MEET IN 1974, AND SEVERAL MORE BEFORE I MOVED IT TO BOWDOIN PARK AS A PERMANENT, MORE CENTRAL SITE.
Duchess County information
|Mention NTN Northeast Regional when making reservations.|
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|Best Western - Poughkeepsie ||$ 89.95 |
|2170 South Road || |
|Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 || |
|(845) 462-4600 || |
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|Marriott Courtyard-Poughkeepsie ||$ 99.00 |
|2641 South Road || |
|Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 || |
|(800) 321-2211 or (845) 485-6336 || |
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|Marriott Courtyard-Fishkill ||$ 99.00 |
|17 Westage Drive || |
|Fishkill, NY 12525 || |
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