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Winthrop Organizing Committee Brings New England Championship To Miller Field, Patricia McGee Track

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In this Olympic year, Winthrop will host its first ever New England Track Championship on the evening of July 13. The meet, called Twilight by the Sea,  will begin at 6 pm.

Four preliminary events will run before the featured USA Track and Field New England  10,000 meter championship:

A 100 meter sprint will start the limited program,  followed by a youth 800 meter race, a series, and a 400 meter race preceding the 25 lap championship.

The mile races will offer a unique town competition by precinct.  A special section of the mile  will run for Winthrop residents only, with results tabulated by precinct.  A prize will be awarded to the fastest miler , male and female, from each precinct The entry fee for non-Winthrop runners is $35, but for Winthrop residents in the exclusive Winthrop mile it is $15, and for Winthrop residents under 18, it is free.  Coach Besheres hopes this meet will recruit more male and female runners for the town’s high school fall cross-country teams.

Who is the fastest miler in Winthrop? Who is the fastest miler in your precinct? Who is the oldest one? The youngest?

The open races who are preparing for the open New England Championships later in the month. (except for the 10,000m that will be contested only in Winthrop. USATFNE medals will be awarded for open men, women, and age groups. Coach Beshere is slated to run in this championship.

To ensure that the races are accurate to national record standards, the  track will be lined with orange cones to qualify for record certification since the track that has no inner curb.

The meet is managed by the Greater Boston Track Club and sanctioned by the United States Track and Field Association.

Entry can be made at the Greater Boston T.C. web site, gbtc.org

The postmeet party will be at the Drop Zone, which will offer some tickets for event winners who are over 18.

Transcript Staff

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