February 2018

New Balance Tampa Masters Racing Team

February 2nd,  it was a cold day for our Florida based New Balance Tampa Masters Racing Team as they raced at the 2018 USATF Grand Prix 6k XC Championships in Tallahassee, FL. The NB Tampa Masters Team scored a nice 2nd place finish! team 1.jpg

Trish Butler

February 3rd, at the USATF National XC Club Championship at Tallahassee, Trish placed 8th overall for the 6k race and awarded 4th place in the age grade, crowned National Champion for the 55-59 age group! WAY TO GO TRISH! Trish Butler bringing home another Gasparilla 5k award! New Balance Tampa Masters Racer, Trish Butler taking 1st Place 5k Masters Female! AWESOME!

Shelly Gornick Allen

Also on February 2nd, Shelly Allen ran in the USATF Cross Country Championship in Tallahassee with teammates Lynn Cooke and Trish Butler. Shelly Gornick Allen made New Balance Tampa proud and came in 2nd place in her age group with a time of 25:32 on the 6k course.

On February 11th, at the Dunamis Super Meet Indoor Track Meet in Emerson, GA, Shelly raced the 3000m and came in 1st Place in her age group with a time of 11:46!

Finishing up February with the Gasparilla 5k in our very own Tampa, Shelly again WON in her age group! Plus, Shelly Allen took 1st Place Grand Masters in the Gasparilla 5k! Congratulations Shelly! Always making New Balance Tampa Masters Racing Team proud!

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          Lynn Cooke

February 11th, at the Dunamis Super Meet in Emerson, GA, Lynn Cooke, captain of our New Balance Tampa Masters Racing Team took home a silver in the 800m with a 2:45.59!lynn 1.jpg

Next Lynn raced the mile and finished with a new PR of 5:53.41 and another silver medal to wrap up her meet.

Lesley Hinz

February 11th, Lesley Hinz had three FIRST PLACE Masters finishes at the Dunamis Super Meet in Emerson, GA.

The following weekend Lesley Hinz headed to JDL Fasttrack to run an 800m in a college meet; 2:36.14. Next up- new age group, W60 and National Indoors!

Laura Drake Cole

Laura raced all 4 events at Gasparilla: The 15K & 5K on Saturday; the half marathon & 8K on Sunday! She finished in the top 10% of all races, including a 7th in the 5K & a 4th in the 8K ..against all competitors, not just Challenge Athletes. She also finished in top 10% of Challenge finishers! She wants to encourage ALL athletes, especially female Masters Athletes, to keep pushing no matter what!

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March 2018

Lesley Hinz – World Record Holder

In her own words:

“2018 USATF Indoor National Championships, March 16-18

First up for me was the 1400m on the first day. I won in 1:09.47, a season best for me and a great way to celebrate my 60th birthday.

I scratched the 1500 on Saturday to save myself for the 800m on Sunday. I won the 800m setting a new W60-64 World Indoor Record running 2:36.57.

We flew home on Sunday afternoon then the following day we drove to Winston-Salem, NC for a Tuesday night meet. On Tuesday March 20, I won the Mile setting a new W60-64 World Indoor Record running 5:43.75.

The icing on the cake was being named USATF athlete of the week.” – Lesley Hinz

Photo credits: Cheryl Treworgy, Prettysports.com

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Laura Drake Cole

Hernando Bar 5k & 10K

On March 31, 2018, Laura was 2nd Female and 1st Master in 10k… And Fastest Lawyer in the category that included all men, women 10k AND 5k finishers… fastest per mile split won it!  laura.jpg

Shelly Gornick Allen

In her own words:

“I was very happy to be able to compete at the USATF Masters Indoor Track and Field Championship in Landover, Maryland March 16-18, 2018. Despite a hamstring problem that flared up in late February and some missed training, I was able to race and win a silver medal in the 3000m with a time of 11:48, and a gold medal in the 1500m with a time of 5:36.” -Shelly Gornick Allen

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Susan Lynn Cooke

Susan “Lynn” Cooke joined 2 or her teammates at the 2018 USATF Masters Indoor T & F Championships on March 16th-18th in Landover, Maryland. Lynn started her events with the “closest race of the meet” in her 1500 meter where she missed the gold by only 6/10th of ONE SECOND! She did take away a nice Silver medal along with a new PR of 5:31.02. IMG_8440.JPG

Lynn’s next event was the 800meter where she placed first taking home a Gold medal, a National Champion award and another PR to finish her weekend.

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