Central Park TC Wins Club Championship Overall Title

East Coast
Clubs dominate Club Track & Field Championships in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – Central Park
Track Club – New Balance
(Metropolitan) and Norfolk Real Deal
(Virginia) battled each other for both the men’s and women’s titles
this weekend at the tenth annual USATF National Club Track & Field
Championships at San Francisco State University with each claiming one
of the titles. 

More than 200 athletes
representing 36 USATF clubs competed in the two-day event, with five new
meet records being established.

Going into the last event of
the competition, the 4x400m relay, Central Park TC and Norfolk Real
Deal were tied for the lead for the women’s team title with 150 points.  Using a strong 56.8 third leg fromCydney Robinson,
Norfolk Real Deal was able to pull ahead to win the relay and the team
title.  The final team scores (top 10) were:

1.       Norfolk
Real Deal Track Club (Virginia) 160 

2.       Central
Park Track Club New Balance (Metropolitan) 158 

3.       Greater
Boston Track Club (New England) 116 

4.       Club
Northwest (Pacific Northwest) 111 

5.       Team
Nebraska Brooks (Nebraska)  74

6.       ConnQuest   (Connecticut) 50

7.       Shore
Athletic Club     (New Jersey) 40

8.       Impala
Racing Team (Pacific) 17

9.       Eugene
Marathon (Oregon)      14

10.    The
Janes Elite Racing (Southern California) 12 

In the men’s competition, it was
once again, Central Park Track Club and Norfolk Real Deal battling for
the bragging rights to call themselves the best in the country, but this
time Central Park TC was able to hold off their Virginia rivals, 130 to
105 to win their first national men’s title.  The
final team scores (top 10) were:

1.       Central
Park Track Club New Balance (Metropolitan) 158

2.       Norfolk
Real Deal Track Club (Virginia) 105

3.       Club
Northwest (Pacific Northwest)  90

4.       Team
Nebraska Brooks (Nebraska)  76 

5.       ConnQuest
  (Connecticut) 60

6.       Vegas
Lightning Track Club (Nevada) 55

7.       Greater
Boston Track Club (New England) 49

8.       Shore
Athletic Club     (New Jersey) 30

9.       SC
Striders (Southern California) 23

10.    Golden
West Athletics Club/ No Cal Thrower (Pacific) 20


William Conwell of
Club Northwest was the Most Valuable Male Athlete, scoring 26 points.
Conwell , who won the shot put and discus, finished 4th in
the javelin, and 6th in the hammer throw.  Yvette
of Norfolk Real Deal was Most Valuable Female Athlete in also
scoring 28 points. She won the 100m and 100m Hurdles, finished 2nd
in the 200m, and ran on the winning 4x100m relay.

In addition to Conwell and
Lewis, other two-event winners were:  Darris
of Norfolk Real Deal (Long Jump, Triple Jump); Christopher
of Central Park TC (1500m, 5,000m); Rose Wetzel
of Club Northwest (1500m, 5,000m); Aubrey Baxter of
Team Nebraska Brooks (Shot Put, Discus); and Angie Henry
of Team Nebraska Brooks (400m, 800m).

The top men’s performance, based
on the IAAF scoring tables, went to Hector Cotto of Greater
Boston TC for the 13.91 he recorded in the 110m Hurdles.  Angie
earned the top women’s performance for her 53.18 in the 400m.

This year, five  meet
records were set: 1500m (3:51.58, Christopher Spooner,  Central Park TC New Balance); 10,000m (29:51.45, Bobby Reyes, Boulder Express); 10,000m (35:19.79, Claudia Copeland, Club Northwest); Hammer Throw (62.43 m, Amy Haapanen, Golden West Athletics Club/ Nor Cal
Throwers); and Distance Medley Relay  (10:14.46, Team Nebraska Brooks).

In addition, Lisa
from Central Park TC New Balance set a new U.S. W40 Master’s
record in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:04.40.

For complete results from the
USATF National Club Track & Field Championships, visit


About USA Track & Field
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field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.
USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the
most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior
high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners
in the United States.
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