Try-a-Triathlon Results

 

Overall Place Gender Place Number Name Time
1 1 209 Miles Graham 0:25:17
2 1 103 Nicholas Kostelecky 0:25:17
3 3 206 Nathaniel Michener 0:25:44
4 1 408 Jessica Fenton 0:26:01
5 4 405 Aaron Yagoda 0:26:03
6 5 406 Alex Silveri 0:26.05
7 6 308 Andres Onetto 0:26:15
8 7 205 Andrew Macaccio 0:26:15
9 2 109 Emily Greeke 0:26:15
10 8 707 Derin Sevenler 0:26:31
11 3 702 Alissa McKnight 0:26:44
12 4 404 Melissa Ho 0:26:45
13 9 401 Cameron Raughtigan 0:26:47
14 10 704 Brett Erspamer 0:26:48
15 5 708 Julia Hall 0:27:00
16 11 705 Jack Long 0:27:05
17 6 106 Isabella Sanders 0:27:12
18 12 310 Tyler Ford 0:27:18
19 13 601 Justin Hsu 0:27:37
20 14 207 Sean Burciago 0:28:07
21 7 302 Amy Ishioka 0:28:08
22 15 703 Andrew McKnight 0:28:12
23 16 107 Pierre Bertrand 0:28:23
24 8 303 Valerie Tao 0:28:25
25 17 510 Steven Park 0:28:26
26 9 602 Jelena Popova 0:28:30
27 10 504 Jessica Smith 0:28:30
28 11 606 Ashley Higgs 0:28:34
29 12 507 Allison Durkan 0:28:35
30 13 202 Kathleen Grueter 0:29:02
31 14 410 Margaret Harbison 0:29:06
32 15 110 Annabel Kupke 0:29:10
33 16 105 Sarah Sherman 0:29:15
34 18 407 Eric Hudson 0:29:18
35 17 203 Rachel Eckles 0:29:20
36 18 409 Julia Mirochnick 0:29:22
37 19 402 Felix Li 0:29:35
38 20 104 Tess DeLean 0:29:38
39 21 604 Brianna Ballard 0:29:40
40 22 503 Maya Allen 0:29:59
41 23 509 Emily Palmer 0:30:00
42 24 605 Allyson Alfonso 0:30:23
43 25 607 Kelsey Durand 0:30:33
44 26 502 Kelly Toups 0:30:39
45 27 603 Grace Kaufman 0:30:45
46 28 506 Joan Rajfer 0:30:47
47 29 505 Ashley Reischman 0:31:59
48 30 701 Anna Melnick 0:32:00
49 31 610 Sara Bassett 0:32:01
50 32 608 Katie Joseph 0:32:27
51 33 609 Megan Feddern 0:32:29
52 34 403 Danielle Broomfield 0:33:53
53 35 501 Melpo Kalaiztidis 0:36:45
54 19 508 Will Moore 0:38:44

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Hyannis Half-Marathon & Team Relays

Half Marathon

Place Div/Tot Division Net Time Pace Name
2 2/256 M30-39 1:11:40 5:28 Owen Kendall
44 19/214 M18-29 1:23:57 6:25 David Martinez
488 70/556 F18-29 1:43:00 7:52 Steph Lie
655 99/556 F18-29 1:46:46 8:09 Tess Timmes
1276 219/556 F18-29 1:56:34 8:54 Lindsey Wilcox
1703 313/556 F18-29 2:03:46 9:27 Liz Rathje

Team Relay

Place Div Place Div Net Time Pace Team
4 2 Mixed-Open 3:01:18 6:55 We Love The B.U.T.T
5 1 Male-Open 3:02:25 6:58 Everything B.U.T.T
7 3 Mixed-Open 3:03:46 7:01 B.U.T.T. Kickers

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Somerville Jingle Bell Run (5k) – December 22, 2013

Place Div/Tot Time Pace Name
16 6/526 18:02 5:49 Victor Brown III
1740 383/838 30.12 9:44 Alexandra Mardirossian

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Flying through the Air…

Carolyn Harper featured in a BU Today article about aerial dance:

Flying through the Air with the Greatest of Ease

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Race Report: Ironman 70.3 Timberman

August 18, 2013

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Timberman

By Ellen Witkowski

butriathlon.com

Final 6:08:32                  

                                        45th F25-29

 

 

After Sean Matlis and I went to the Timberman Half-Ironman last year to cheer on our teammate Breno Melo, I decided to challenge myself by trying a 70.3 distance triathlon the upcoming year. Breno, Ali Hall, Anna Geary-Meyer, some friends outside of the BU tri team, and I drove up to New Hampshire Friday evening, which allowed us to watch Vic compete in the sprint triathlon on Saturday morning. He did great, placing 7th overall! Watching the sprint also got me even more excited for my race the following day.

 

I woke up Sunday morning still feeling more excited than nervous. Driving to the race site around 5:45 AM allowed us to catch the gorgeous pink sunrise creeping up over the hills around Lake Winnipesaukee, and I remembered so many people’s advice that I should enjoy the day. As my first 70.3, I was not looking to stand on a podium, but to finish and know that I had given the race everything I had. As a secondary goal, I thought it would be awesome to break 6 hours and 30 minutes, but I had no idea what was realistic for me, especially with a hilly bike course.

 

I was able to do most of my typical pre-race routine minus a bike warm-up. Ironman policy is to not allow bikes in and out of transition area after they’re checked in the day before the race. My wave, the F 25-30, was one of the last ones to go so I had an hour and 16 minutes between transition close and my wave start. I used the time to wait in line for the bathroom again and do a quick swim. Waiting with my teammates also helped keep me from getting too nervous.

 

SWIM   39:06

 

The 1.2 mile swim was in Lake Winnipesaukee. Even though it’s in the lake, the water can get pretty choppy. Luckily, the waves were only noticeable in the later portion of the swim farther from the shore. Normally, it takes me a good 5 minutes to get in a groove on the swim, but I felt fairly relaxed and strong from the start. I tried to draft off some of the swimmers in front of me, but none of them seemed to be going in a straight line so I gave up on the idea and just focused on Vic’s advice of long, strong strokes, and siting often. I pushed at as hard of a pace as I thought I could maintain. The water is very shallow even a ways off from the shore, but I kept swimming thinking that even my slow swim speed would be faster than trying to run in knee-deep water. When I got out of the lake and looked at my watch, it read just over 39 minutes. I was already under my first rough goal time of 40 minutes.

 

T1   2:52

 

I skipped the wetsuit strippers and quickly found my bike as my row was the beginning of my row was next to a utility landmark. I smiled when I past my cheering teammates holding glittering signs, one with advice from another teammate for my first 70.3: Race it like a sprint. Needless to say, I did not take this advice, but it made me smile and relax, the true intention of my teammate I’m sure.

 

BIKE   3:20:48

 

I knew the bike course was going to be hilly and tough, but I was mentally ready. The first 12 or so miles were very hilly with a 9% grade hill at one point. A girl biking near me told me that the toughest hill of the day was over when we both reached the top. I wasn’t as worried about those hills as the one after. The bike course is an out-and-back route with a gradual decline extending for the second 12 – 15 miles until the turn-around point meaning that I’d be climbing for the entire ¾ of the bike course before hitting hills again. I wanted to push on the bike, especially since that’s where I’d been focusing my training all summer, but I was concerned about going too hard and hitting a wall before the race was over. I tried to hold myself back a little on the first half of the bike but with the long downhill, I was averaging much faster than any of my long training rides.

 

After the turn-around, I stopped worrying about holding back and just pushed. I could tell I was going uphill, and my hamstrings were starting to twinge like they were going to cramp soon, but I kept a pretty steady pace and tried to stretch my legs a bit on any short downhill’s where I could coast. My other concern on the bike was hydration. The temperatures that day were amazing; low-70’s, not too much wind. I had checked the weather before leaving Boston and decided that I would be okay with just the 2 water bottle holders that I currently have on my bike. I knew that there were aid stations where I could pick up more water and electrolyte-filled fluids, but I didn’t realize that the aid stations were passing out whole bottles. After I grabbed a water bottle at one of the aid stations, I chugged a third of the water and shoved the water bottle in the side pocket of jersey. It stayed for a grand total of about 15 minutes to no one’s surprise I’m sure. At the last aid station, I grabbed a water bottle and took a couple quick sips before discarding it in the trash right after the aid station. A second more pleasant surprise occurred towards the very end of the bike when I approached an intersection and saw a familiar Nissan XTERRA waiting at the stop sign for the police officer to let the vehicle through. “Yeah, go Ellen!” Vic shouted out the window. It gave me more motivation to push the last couple miles.

 

T2   3:53

 

I managed a flying dismount, quickly racked my bike, and pulled on my running shoes and visor. Then I stopped to go to the bathroom. I figured I’d rather have the extra time on my T2 than my run.

 

RUN   2:01:53

 

I had taken Vic’s advice and increased my cadence the last 10 minutes the bike to flush out my legs before the run, which probably helped ease my transition. I was able to hold a faster pace than I had initially planned. I was going to base my pace off of my heart rate, but my monitor stopped reading so I just had to use my straight pace and gage how my legs felt. I pushed on the run and was encouraged by passing a number of other athletes (which rarely happened on either of the other legs). I tried to pick up the pace on the second half (the course is an out-and-back twice), but my watch showed that my increased effort wasn’t translating too much of a change in speed. I got another GU, continued downing water and coke, and kept telling myself to go hard because I was getting close to the finish. Seeing my teammates with signs and hearing the cheers certainly helped. The last 3 miles, I just went for it and finished just over 2 hours, a couple minutes faster than my Hyannis half-marathon time. With a total time of 6:08:32, I was well under my goal of breaking 6:30 and thrilled. Everything had come together for me. It was undoubtedly the best race I’ve ever had.

 

FINAL   6:08:32

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BU Today article about BU Triathlon

BU Today: Triathlon Team Thrives on Complex Competition

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Interview with BU Tri’s Nick Wendel in ‘The Patch’

Article in the online newspaper of Rye, NY about Nick Wendel: Westchester Triathlete to Watch

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Westchester Triathlon NECTC Championship 2013 Results

Name Div Swim DivPl T1 Bike DivPl Climb T2 Run Pl FINAL
Owen Kendall NECTC-M 21:30 20/136 1:45 1:04:28 3/136 4:40 0:55 33:12 1/136 2:01:50
Nick Wendel NECTC-M 23:37 39/136 1:45 1:08:44 21/136 5:02  1:08 36:21 15/136 2:11:34
Nick Smith NECTC-M 26:00 61/136 2:09 1:08:45 36/136 5:34  1:05 38:01 30/136 2:16:00
Patrick Moseley NECTC-M 26:50 67/136 1:45 1:14:17 62/136 5:45  0:52 38:43 49/136 2:22:26
Matt O’Connor NECTC-M 21:30 11/136 2:20 1:13:56 47/136 5:20  1:13 46:43 57/136 2:25:28 
Sean Matlis NECTC-M 30:00 91/136 1:42 1:11:42 65/136 5:34  1:04 41:13 58/136 2:25:40 
Andy Fisher NECTC-M 27:47 80/136 2:33 1:13:46 69/136 5:53  1:09 41:42 62/136 2:26:56 
Natalie Tukan NECTC-F 22:28 5/80 1:40 1:19:26 5/80 6:36  1:10 43:05 7/80 2:27:48 
Jamie Reilly NECTC-M 25:20 75/136 2:13 1:17:21 80/136 6:47  1:03 44:53 82/136 2:32:49 
Emily Lawson NECTC-F 26:33 21/80 2:19 1:20:01 18/80 6:12  1:06 43:10 11/80 2:33:08 
Tess Timmes NECTC-F 23:12 10/80 2:16 1:20:17 10/80 6:39  1:09 47:41 16/80 2:34:35 
Steph Lie NECTC-F 22:27 4/80 1:47 1:22:55 13/80 6:34  1:02 47:16 17/80 2:35:27 
Sean Matuszak NECTC-M 29:56 89/136 2:37 1:17:28 86/136 5:36  1:53 44:57 88/136 2:36:50 
Carolyn Harper NECTC-F 35:19 66/80 2:16 1:20:10 43/80 6:06  1:15 43:46 37/80 2:42:45 
Ellen Witkowski NECTC-F 31:59 50/80 2:38 1:28:19 53/80 7:13  2:06 50:32 55/80 2:55:33 
Rachel Guy NECTC-F 32:59 55/80 3:24 1:13:12 57/80 7:54  1:59 55:02 59/80 3:04:36 
Anna Geary-Meyer NECTC-F - - - - - - - - 3:08:42

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Buzzard’s Bay Sprint 2013 Results

OA Name Div/Tot Div Rank Run1 T1 Rank Bike T2 Rank Run2 FINAL
83 Austin Lent 47/89 NECTC-M 65 10:27 1:28 167 36:26 1:02 25 19:01 1:08:21
113 Fred Schmidt 57/89 NECTC-M 70 10:33 1:13 175 36:35 0:49 100 21:31 1:10:40
158 Tess Timmes 14/59 NECTC-F 162 11:53 1:47 139 35:44 0:55 180 23:50 1:14:06
261 Sierra Tempas 35/59 NECTC-F 308 13:36 1:19 239 38:30 0:49 296 27:07 1:21:20
295 Calla McLaughlin 44/59 NECTC-F 237 12:42 1:13 364 45:22 0:54 215 24:38 1:24:48
299 Lindsey Wilcox 45/59 NECTC-F 321 13:44 1:17 325 42:24 0:53 288 26:51 1:25:07
309 Kelsey McGrattan 46/59 NECTC-F 231 12:38 2:02 369 45:43 1:06 196 24:14 1:25:41

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Training habits and injury among NECTC athletes

Hello! My name is Natalie Tukan, and I am a senior at Boston University on the BU triathlon team. I am in BU’s inaugural class of the Kilachand Honors College and am completing my honors keystone project on correlations between training habits and injury in collegiate triathletes.

My keystone project is a two-stage, exploratory study of 28 collegiate triathletes in the Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference (NECTC) during the fall of 2013. For the quantitative stage, the voluntary participants are filling out weekly surveys about their training habits during the six-week NECTC race season and are completing a detailed injury survey after the conference championship on September 29th. The survey data will enable me to investigate connections between training practices and injury incidence during a period of training, racing, and recovery. The interview stage after the culmination of the race season is designed to provide narrative insights into the background and experience of collegiate triathletes.

All surveys and interviews will be completed during the fall of 2013, and I will be analyzing my data and preparing my final project write-up in the spring of 2014. Near the end of the semester, I will present my project at a Kilachand Honors College keystone conference.

A big thanks to XTERRA wetsuits for supporting my project by donating a wetsuit as a participant prize! I am compensating each participant with a box of Clif bars (interview subjects will receive an additional box), but one lucky participant will be randomly selected by XTERRA Wetsuits to win a wetsuit in addition to the bars.

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