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Pack Burro World Championships

Pack Burro World Championships
July 31, 2016
Fairplay, Colorado

Representing the Westchester Track Club the team of Bob Sweeny and Smokey finished 5th in an elite field of athletes last weekend. In Smokey’s first attempt at the distant, occasionally stopping to munch on grass while Bob stopped for water, a great performance finishing just seconds outside a medal. The future looks very bright for Smokey and Bob, who will be looking at major sponsorship offers as they plan their Fall schedule.

Bob Sweeney/ Smokey.
29 miles. 6 Hrs. 22Min. 45 secs. 5th Pl
( Club Record)

Camp Practice

Jen and Emma
Jen St Jean. competed at 1500m Masters Invitational at 2016 US Olympic Trials.

Emma 2036 Olympic Trials?

Million Visiting Home

Million Wolde visiting family in Ethiopia, sporting the shirt Coach Mike gave hime at the World Track Champions in Edmonton Canada in 2001 (where he was 2nd in the 5000m), the year after winning the 5000m at Sydney.

Thank You from Julie

Hi everyone. On behalf of Grace and my entire family, thank you for the incredible support and concern you have all expressed. We are taking your thoughtful suggestions regarding specialists, and composing a treatment plan.
Many, many thanks.


2016 Masters’ Challenge

2016 Masters’ Challenge
Wednesday July 20, 2016

Masters’ Challenge on July 20, 2016 at Rockefeller State Park, starting and finishing along Swan Lake. For the uninitiated, the race is for team members 40 and over, the distance a challenging 5K, and the opposition the Taconic Road Runner, Rockland Road Runners and possibly the Van Cortlandt Track Club. Refreshments will be served after the race. No t-shirts or metals, just bragging rights and a good time.

For more information please contact Wayne Rubin at ballrubin@aol.com or phone (914) 261-7117.

Utica Boilermaker 15K

Utica Boilermaker 15K
July 10, 2016
Utica NY

10th Place, 3rd F20-24 Grace Kahura 51:56
Patrick Wortner 53:55
Brendan Wortner 1:00:08
Jenny Kurz 1:06:07
Dan Fanelli 1:14:07


Call for Advice

Dear WTC Community,

Please read this message from Julie McElroy and email her at julie2016@westchestertrack.org
if you have any recommendations.

Hi everyone. My twin sister, Grace, was running in New Hampshire Sunday morning and was hit by a shuttle bus. She is banged up pretty extensively but is very lucky. She sustained a head injury (12 staples to the back of her head) and a broken rib as well as lesser injuries. When she returns, she will need a real good internist (close to Tarrytown, ideally) and a head specialist. If anyone in the community can offer suggestions, I’d be very grateful. Thanks so much, Julie McElroy

US Olympic Trials

US Olympic Trials
Master Women’s 1500m Exhibition
July 3, 2016
Eugene, OR

2nd Place Jennifer St. Jean 4:43.06


Jennifer was 1 of 12 US Masters invited to compete at 1500m.


Fairfield 5K

Fairfield 5K
June 25, 2016
Fairfield, CT

Emma Behrens, age 10 32:39
Lily Lyons, age 8 37:18
1st F45-49 Julie McElroy 19:21
Kate O’Hern-Lyons 22:07


Fairfield Half Marathon

Fairfield Half Marathon
June 26, 2016
Fairfield, CT

Jenny Kurz 1:39:16
Michael Rubinfeld 2:15:14


Portland Distance Festival Track Meet

Portland Distance Festival Track Meet
Lindsey Scherf 32:27.01 5th place (PR)

11 days after representing the US at the very competitive Bolder Boulder 10K, where she finished 11 th place and 3rd American, Lindsey followed our game plan perfectly at the Portland Distance Festival Track Meet. Hitting 1/2 way (5K) in 16:13, Lindsey was able to run a beautiful even paced 25 laps, finishing with a big last 300M and a personal best time of 32:27.01.

— Coach Mike