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Miles For Music 20K – First USATF-NJ Championship Race

Miles For Music 20K

March 11, 2012

The first USATF-NJ Championship race of the year was held Sunday, March 11, at Johnson Park along the Raritan River in Highland Park/Piscataway. The course was almost the same as the old Equinox Run that used to be held at the same location, two and half loops around the park on the roads and bike paths, mostly flat with quite a few turns. We didn’t have a large turnout for the Fleet Feet / Essex teams but we had several award winners and our men’s masters 50’s team finished 3rd. Congratulations to everyone who ran today and we hope more people will try to join the teams at future events.  – Mick Close

Team Results:

Men’s Open Team – 6th (Justin Scheid, Paul Kartanowicz, Larry Czaplewski, Daniel Smith, Dave Gurniak, Craig Van Doren, Mick Close, Tom Kelly)
Men’s Masters 50’s Team – 3rd (Larry Czaplewski, Daniel Smith, Dave Gurniak, Craig Van Doren, Mick Close, Tom Kelly)
Women’s Masters 40’s Team – 6th (Amanda King, Aileen O’Rourke, Martta Kelly, Val Kenny, Bev Salerno)
Women’s Masters 50’s Team – 4th (Amanda King, Martta Kelly, Val Kenny, Bev Salerno, Sue Palermo)
Individual Results:
Justin Scheid (4th overall) … 1:06:18
Paul Kartanowicz (5th AG, PR) … 1:16:31
Larry Czaplewski (3rd AG) … 1:17:49
Daniel Smith … 1:25:04
Charlie Slaughter (3rd AG) … 1:25:35

Dave Gurniak … 1:34:55
Craig Van Doren … 1:35:50
Mick Close … 1:35:52
Tom Kelly (4th AG) … 1:52:41
Amanda King (2nd AG) …1:29:47.
Aileen O’Rourke (5th AG) … 1:35:34
Martta Kelly … 2:00:39
Val Kenny … 2:13:09
Bev Salerno … 3:08:04

Susan Palermo … 3:12:02

Individual, team and age graded results are posted at

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