<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2008 Valentines

Valentine Classic at Boston University

February 8th and 9th

Full Results Women and Men

Amherst Results - Women then Men


Elise Tropiano 9:54.59 13
3000 Heather Wilson 10:05.21 18
1000 Zandra Walton 3:05.03 24
800 Carly Levenson 2:21.21 45
800 Susan Wasserman 2:22.96 62
Mile Zandra Walton 5:20.83 65
Mary Doris Reggie 2:23.60 70


Mile Peter Harrison 4:17.22 42
5000 Michael Harbus 14:58.69 44
Mile Jimmy Swanson 4:19.10 53
1000 Jimmy Swanson 2:37.44 54
5000 Daniel Murner 15:10.94 65
3000 Peter Foote 8:52.93 70
5000 Florian Reichert 15:14.86 75
800 Basile Beaty 1:58.68 83
800 Peter  Harrison 1:58.93 87
Mile John McGrail 4:25.37 91



Weekend Recap

Performer of the Meet - Elise Tropiano'08 and Miek Harbus'08

On Friday, the several of the women headed into BU while the men went in on Saturday, to compete at the very competitive Valentines Classic where runners from across all three Divisions and club athletes competed. Elise Tropiano and Heather Wilson competed in the second section of the Championship 3k, and after both runners went through the mile in 5:15, Elise wound up placing 13th overall - 3rd in the heat - with a new PR by a few seconds, while Heather came in shortly after, placing 18th overall and just off of her best time. Carly Levenson, Susie Wasserman and Mary Doris Reggie all raced in the same section of the 800, and the trio got their best times - just missing breaking the 2:20 mark. Zandra Walton placed 24th in the 1000 in a season best time, despite having tired out the legs earlier with her run in the mile.

On Saturday, the men took to the track and a lot of PR's and Indoor bests were lowered once the day had finished. Peter Harrison got the day started in the mile, and he ran a smart race to lower his best time considerably as he ran 4:17. In the next section, Jimmy Swanson dropped his best time by 5 seconds and got under 4:20 for the first time with his 4:19 and John McGrail followed up with a 4:25 effort. Basile Beaty did not have his best race, but even despite that he was able to get under 1:59 for the first time indoors, and in the next heat, Pete doubled back with a 1:58 effort as well. Peter Foote raced the 3k, and not only did he hot the qualifying marks for the championships but also dropped 7 seconds off of his previous best time with a perfectly run race. In the 5k, Mike Harbus and Florian Reichert ran in the same section, and after going through the 2 Mile in 9:38 and 9:42, they started to separate and in the last 2 laps, Mike made a big move to take the lead and was able to hold off a hard charging runner to grab the section win - placing 44th overall - and in the process, also broke the 15 minute for the first time ever. Flo raced to a 15:14 in his first crack at an indoor 5k. Daniel Murner followed in the next section, and like everyone else for the day, executed his race plan perfectly and kept himself in contention the whole way and just missed his best time ever by a couple of seconds, but lowered nearly a minute off of his 5k time from a year ago.