Monday, July 07, 2008

KJ captures Masters title at Patriot tri to cap off busy weekend of July 4th racing

Congrats to Frank KJ who claimed the Masters title and 8th place overall in the appropriately named Patriot Half-Ironman Triathlon this weekend in the appropriately named town of Freetown. Frank's time of 4:44 was clearly supplemented by a 1:25 run split (3rd overall in the run) which helped hold off the second place master only a minute back. For those keeping track that is Frank's second half-iron this summer. Stay tuned for more.

Also playing the Patriot this weekend, in his debut at the distance, Dave Guertin turned in a solid 84th place (out of 333 finishers), 12 out of 31 in AG, real nice 1:42 run split to finish off a fine performance.

Also in TRILAND, on Sunday at Holliston Lions triathlon, De Zutter brothers Jim (swim and bike) and Jerry (run) teamed up to finish first overall in the relay division just before heading over to the NETT run/brunch soiree at Frank and Tina's place.

But there were plenty of other NETTers out mixing it up on the roads this weekend in 4th of July Races. Here's a short recap--if I missed you, send me an email.

Despite mom's injury woes, the Miller-Medzon clan keeps right on racing. This weekend, Eminem's speedy sons Little and Medium Skittles (currently in the NETT farm team program)ran the Lynnfield Athletic Association 5k . Noah, 10, came first in the 12-and-under division with a 21:39 and Daniel, who just turned 15, came 6th in the very competitive 13- to 19- division (and 18th overall). His time was 20:31. Some promising news for the future of NETT!

Not too far away over in Boxford, the Youngstah cranked out a 29:52 to nab 5th place overall and TOP MASTER at the Jennifer Tinney Memorial 5 Miler. Someone check this 42-year-old's back yard for the Fountain of Youth, please???

Meanwhile over in his hometown of Harvard, master blaster Jerry De Zutter successfully tested the age vs. experience theory and ran a 30:36 for 15th place at the Harvard 4th of July 5 Miler Young John "Anakin" Kinnee couldn't keep up with the Tick and finished up in 30:58. Experience 1, age 0.
(Note they both got their jocks handed to them by the first female, so I guess it's women 2, experience 1, age 0).

Out in the "west of 495" world, Dave Mingori grabbed the top masters spot and 6th overall at the 59th Leonide J Lemire 4.9 Mile Road Race in 28:22.

And Crazy Dave took 7th at the Duxbury Road Race.

And late last week, an interesting cast of characters toed the line at the Pat Poletta 5K race in Haverhill. Jim Rhoades in 11th place in 17:25, just a few ticks ahead of Battle Road compadre Chris Smith in 17:39.

1 comment:

John Kinnee said...

Jerry could only beat me by 20 seconds and I just found out that I ran that with Lyme Disease!