Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NBSV is Off to the Races in September!

Early September featured as a busy time for the team as the fall season gets into full swing.

Women's team enjoying success at Golden Gate
In our first team cross country effort of the year, the NBSV women's team came home victorious at the 29th Annual Golden Gate Open on September 7.  Led by debutante Kirsty Legg's individual win and a strong runner up performance from Annie (St. Geme) Beck, the NBSV women included scoring from a solid 5th open / 1st 40+ finish from Kris Paaso, 12th from Catha Mullen in her first team race of 2014, and 30th for Diane Heiser.  When all was said and done, they scored 46 to outdistance an improving Strawberry Canyon TC squad by twenty with 66 points.  

On the men's side, three athletes ventured forth on the Lindley Meadow course.  Sam Yount and and Pete Trudelle were led by Billy Mateker in 26th place.

Earlier that morning, NBSV'ers made an impact out on the course at the Giants Race Half Marathon / 10K/ 5K. Finishing in AT&T park, top 10 finishes were enjoyed by Lauren Centrowitz, taking second with a significant negative in her first ever half, Chris Mocko in fifth, Dena Evans in 8th place.  Melinda DiNapoli earned 14th overall, 2nd in 40+ action.  In the 5K, April Montgomery took 4th as well. 

Lauren S and NBSV alum Rachel Booth
 in Arlington!
Lauren Schultz took advantage of a brief trip to the east coast to participate in the Arlington Police / Fire / Sheriff 9-11 5K in Virginia, finishing 4th, while Heather Hunt was back in her first action of 2014, traveling to alma mater Furman to finish 6th in the open "Blue Shoes" section of the Furman Classic Cross Country Invitational.

Some of our newcomers in the central valley have been busy getting ready for cross country season with some road racing.  Marina and Dawson Vorderbruegge earned 10K and 5K wins respectively at the Run to Color the Skies in Ripon, as well as twin wins at the Running of the Warriors 5K on the CSU Stanislaus campus.  

Many NBSVer will be in action this week, running with their employers for in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 17.  Nick Scalfone heads to Utah on the weekend to contest the XTERRA Trail Half Championships after a strong regional trail season this year.  Several athletes have plans to run the Stanford Cross Country Invitational on the 26th as well.

Results for the Giants Race Half Marathon / 10K / 5K can be found here.

Results for the Golden Gate Park Cross Country Open can be found here.

Results for the Arlington Police / Fire / Sheriff 9-11 5K can be found here.

Results for the Run to Color the Skies 5K / 10K can be found here.

Results for the Running of the Warriors, when posted, can be found here.

Results for the Furman Classic Blue Shoes XC can be found here.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NBSV Enjoys Strong Late August Finishes

With Labor Day weekend in the rear view mirror, NBSV athletes have plenty of exciting races to look forward to this fall.  Several successful results helped finish August strongly for the team as well.

Nick Scalfone enjoyed yet another victory on August 23rd, taking home the Hayward 10K On the Bay with a minute to spare.

Tania Morimoto, Tom Parise, and Dena Evans ventured south for the San Jose Double Road Race affair.  Morimoto earned 4th overall for women and first in the 20-24 age group in the unique format, which pairs a 10K race with a 5K race to follow, including a 45 minute halftime. Evans earned 8th overall and first in the 35-39.  Parise enjoyed a 12th place finish for men, and together the team finished first in the mixed division.

In their swan song as affiliates of NBSV, Megan and David Roche both earned outstanding victories at the USATF 10K Trail Championships in Laurel Springs, North Carolina at the Continental Divide Trail Race.  Concluding an absolutely fantastic run of race results as members of our team,  both of the newlyweds emerged victorious for what in David's case is his second victory at the distance and in Megan's case is her first national championship! We wish them the best as they take on the world, having secured individual professional contracts. 

Hayward 10K On the Bay results can be found here

San Jose Double Road Race results can be found here.

USATF 10K Trail Championship results can be found here.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Another Good Summer Weekend on the Roads and Trails for NBSV

NBSV team members were in competition across the US this weekend.   
To the victors go the rubber chickens!
On home turf, Justus Meyer, Elle Pishny, and Catha Mullen took on the Angel Island 12K trail run.  Meyer and Pishny brought home wins and course records, while Mullen enjoyed a successful return to racing for the first time in 2014, finishing second among women and fourth overall.

Becque back in purple!
In San Diego, Claudia Becque took a good first step toward a future marathon with a 7th place finish in a strong field at the America's Finest City Half Marathon, breaking 1:20 after only a few weeks back training.

Pete Trudelle represented the team down in Santa Cruz for the first race on the PAUSATF Cross Country circuit, finishing the hilly course in 42nd.

Back east, Nick Scalfone and Kaitlin Gregg Goodman contested the Falmouth Road Race seven miler for the first time, with Goodman highlighting results with a top 20 overall, top 12 US finish as she transitions to her new environs in the northeast.

Never ones to miss a weekend of results, Megan Deakins and David Roche finally tied the knot in Colorado over the weekend. Congrats!

Don't forget!  Join us for our 2nd annual golf tournament at Emerald Hills!  Register today!

Results for the America's Finest City Half Marathon are available here.

Results for the Angel Island 12K are available here.

Results for the Santa Cruz XC Challenge, when posted, are available here.

Results for the Falmouth Road Race are available here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Summer Racing Continues for NBSV With Wins Aplenty

Over the last few weeks, NBSV'ers have continued to mount the podium stairs as they have enjoyed success on the roads and trails.

On the weekend of July 26-27, the team had a busy day at a variety of distances, with athletes competing at the San Francisco Marathon / Half Marathon, the Wharf to Wharf 6 Miler, and the Siskiyou Out and Back 50 Miler, and the Almaden Quicksilver Trail Race.  In San Francisco, newcomer Matt Lenehan was awarded third place in the full marathon.  Despite covering the hilly, challenging course in 2:32:21 chip time, only 15 seconds behind the winner, he was given third place due to his gun time of 2:34:23.  Either way, a very strong performance.  Ben Mears also ran well in his first race for the purple.  He recorded 1:10:22 in the second half marathon division to also earn the bronze, while Justus Meyer made the leaderboard with a 1:14 clocking for 10th place overall.

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On the trails, the last weekend in July was also very productive for the team.  Kimberly O'Donnell ran 7:39 for third place overall, first woman, and a new club best for 50 miles at the Siskiyou Out and Back run, while competing in honor of her late grandfather.  Back in the Bay Area, Megan Deakins and David Roche also earned wins and course records at the New Almaden Trail Run at Quicksilver over 14.5 miles.

Lauren Centrowitz also took a step in the direction of a solid fall with a top 15 placing at the Wharf to Wharf six miler in Santa Cruz, always a deep local event with some international flavor. 

Diane, looking very sustainable
after the win
Winning the prize for the most "mixed messages" awards of the year, Stephanie Pancoast and Nick Scalfone both took home top honors at the Sausage Fest 5K on August 2nd, which prides itself as "Finally a race for the men....but women are welcome too."  

Also in the obscure, but true file was the first annual Sustainable Race 11K, won by Diane Heiser in San Francisco.  Automatic PR and club best with the rarely run distance!

Wrapping up the La Sportiva Mountain Cup Series titles with wins and course records at the Jupiter Peak Steeplechase, David Roche and Megan Deakins continued apace toward their upcoming wedding and trip to the World Mountain Running Championships in September.  Megan also made the cover of Endurance Magazine this month, which features a lengthy piece on the dynamic duo.
Wait a sec, that's Megan Deakins
on the cover!

Upcoming events for the team include potential participation in the first PAUSATF Cross Country event in Santa Cruz, the Angel Island Trail Race 12K, as well as competition in the Giant Race Half Marathon / 10K / 5K and the Golden Gate Cross Country Open in early September.

Results for the San Francisco Marathon / Half Marathon can be found here.

Results for the Siskiyou Out and Back 50 Miler can be found here.

Results for the New Almaden Trail Run at Quicksilver can be found here.

Results for the Wharf to Wharf 6 miler can be found here (pending correction). 

Results for the Sausage Fest 5K can be found here.

Results for the Sustainable Race 11K can be found here.

Results for the Jupiter Peak Steeplchase can be found here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

First Half of PAUSATF Season Concludes with Solid Road Mile Team Result

As the team makes the turn and heads toward summer and eventually fall training, several athletes provided strong performances to close out the first "half" of the year.

The men initially topped the leaderboard on the last team-scored short course PAUSATF Grand Prix race of the year at the 415 Miracle Mile in San Rafael.  However, revised results show a narrow loss to Aggies by a mere 7 seconds over four runners.  Leading the group were Jesus Romo and Dylan Ferris, closing solid track seasons with one final team effort for 4th and 7th place.    Ferris completed the road mile less than 48 hours after running the USATF Club Track & Field Nationals, where he earned our second highest finish ever as the 800m runner-up in a blanket finish.  In his first full post-collegiate season, Ferris looks to build upon his 2014 consistency with and even stronger 2014-15 campaign.

Also putting the final touches on spring training was Billy Mateker, who earned 17th place for the NBSV men and will turn his attention back to longer races in the fall.  Nick Scalfone enjoyed a resurgent 14th place in the under distance event, and will continue his efforts on the trail over the summer.  Jim Notwell made his bow in an NBSV uniform, earning a very solid 20th in his first competitive post-collegiate effort.  Pete Trudelle also represented the team in 36th.

On the women's side, Kris Paaso again provided an exciting performance, winning the separate 40+ heat before returning to take third in the open women's race as well.  Amazing.  Diane Heiser toed the line in her first PAUSATF Road Mile event, taking a very solid 7th as well.

Out on the trail, the families that race together....race together!  Megan Deakins and David Roche earned another set of wins and course records at the Table Top 27K in Stinson Beach, as they attack the La Sportiva Mountain Cup Trail Series.  Maggie Conley and Sam Yount produced matching wins as well at the Golden Gate Trail 30K, while supporting Maggie's twin sister Maureen, who won the marathon distance while in town for the weekend.  Conley actually set the course record while 22 weeks pregnant.  Even Alysia MontaƱo would be impressed!

Across the pond, Tiffany Hall had another great opportunity to compete at the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge World Championships in her capacity with Sports Basement.  Following previous success in South Africa in previous years, the women's team took third!

Next weekend, we will have athletes in competition at the SF Marathon as well as the Wharf to Wharf road races as many begin to prepare for fall competition. Several NBSV athletes are also serving as counselors at the fourth annual Bay Area Running Camp this week.

Mark your calendars for our second annual golf tournament, Friday, September 19.  Hole and BBQ sponsorships are available, and if you'd like to know if you are as good at golfing as a fast runner or two, now is your chance.  Register today!

Results for the USATF Club Track & Field Nationals can be found here.

Results for the 415 Miracle Mile can be found here.

Results for the Golden Gate Trail 30K can be found here.

Results for the Table Rock 27K can be found here.