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Quick update about club memberships.

Competitive Club Renewal Deadline · The May 1 deadline is approaching for competitive clubs to renew their membership. As stated on the club application, competitive clubs must have their renewal turned in to their Association by May 1. Renewal application received after May 1st by the Association will be charged the $100 late fee. · Please note that the $100 late fee only applies to competitive clubs that are renewing. So new competitive clubs would not need to pay the $100 late fee if registering after May 1. · An e-mail was sent April 21 to all of the 2009 competitive clubs that have not yet renewed for 2010 reminding them about the May 1 deadline and the $100 late fee. In the e-mail, I mentioned to the clubs to disregard the e-mail if they have recently submitted their club application to their local Association and also mentioned that several Associations have implemented earlier renewal deadlines

Important points to share regarding the 2010 membership year.

Welcome to the 2010 membership year! I have a few important points to share as we start the new membership year. The following is from a memorandum received from the National office. Multi-Year Club/Organizational Memberships Clubs/Organizations can choose to register for membership up to 4 years at a time. As stated on the bottom of the Club Application, to maintain current contact information and to properly activate the liability insurance clubs and organizations who apply for multi-year membership must file a membership application, applicable coach/volunteer registration forms, and applicable club practice schedules each year. In addition, multi-year clubs that require 3rd party certificates of insurance must fill out the certificate request on the club practice schedule and pay the $15 certificate fee each year. Processing Memberships in a Timely Manner It’s important that Organizational/Club membership applications and forms are remitted to the National Office in a timely manner. Clubs will be denied the ability to enter or score in National and Regional Championships if they are not in the National membership database. Also delays in receipt of membership applications may result in processing delays for certificates of insurance and/or lack of coverage for practices. The above note is important to remember. Clubs will no longer be allowed to renew their membership on the day of the Regional or National competition. Past practices will no longer prevail.
Jim Barber,
Membership Chairperson USATF-Connecticut

CT. Youth Shines at 2009 National Track and field Championship

CT. Youth Shines at 2009 National Track and field Championship Press Release

USATF- Youth

The New Haven Age Group Track Club wrapped up its outdoor season by competing in the 2009 USATF Junior Olympic National Track and Field Championship. This year’s competition was held in North Carolina A & T University in Greensboro N.C. Over 6,000 athletes competed.

Seven (7) New Haven Age Group Track Club athletes showcased elite performances and earned 2009 All American Status, by finishing in the top 8 of their event within their respective age division. The following athletes tallied a total of 12 medals for the club: Danae Rivers (1st 1500m, 3rd 3000m); Precious Holmes (3rd100m, 4th 200m, 3rd 400m, 2nd 4x800 Relay); Kellie Davis (3rd 1500m, 6th 3000m); Leah Rivers (8th 1500m);and Nia Ruth, Sidney Curtis, Whitney Curtis (2nd 4x800 Relay)

Top performer Danae Rivers captured gold in the 1500M (girls 11-12 yrs division). In midst of a rain down pour, Danae was able to beat the rest of the filed by running a PB of 4:49.11 Teammate Precious Holmes racked up the most hardware (4 medals). She displayed her work-like qualities during the championship, by running multiple rounds of her individual events (100m, 200m, and 400m) over the 5 day period. She also displayed her mid distance range by anchoring the 2nd place 4x800m (13-14 yr division) relay team.

USATF- Youth

For more information regarding the team and meet results go to

Team Results Posted for the HTC Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon

Complete Results (

First Overall

Stephen Pretak 24 M New London CT EKG 34:44 5:19

First Overall Female USATF-CT member

Brittany Heninger 20 F Bristol CT HTC 43:39 6:40

Team Results

Division Winners (Team Leader)

Men's Open - EKG (Steve Pretak 34:44)

Men's Masters - Hartford Track Club (Mark Hixson 36:07 )

Men's Grandmasters - Housatonic Road Runners(Peter Hohmeister 40:29)

Men's Seniors - Woodbridge/Milford RR (Wayne Theriault 48:57)

Women's Open - Hartford Track Club (Brittany Heninger 43:39)

Women's Masters - Woodbridge/Milford RR (Kate Paddon 44:55)

Women's Grandmasters - Woodbridge/Milford RR (Ronnie Behringer 48:38)

Connecticut Youths Earns All American Honors At Junior Olympics Cross Country Championship

USATF- Youth

The New Haven Age Group Track Club ended its Cross Country season on a high note. The teamed captured a 3rd place in the Bantam (9-10 yr) Girls division at the 2008 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championship. The event took placed in Mecanicicsville VA. Over 2500 plus athletes competitors were in attendance.

New Haven AGTC’s Bantam Girls team consisted of Danae Rivers, Leah Rivers, Erica Snape, Tiffany Snape, Lauryn Andrews, Emma Sellas and Dejanay Davis. The 9-10 year olds each did their part by pacing themselves through the 1.9 mile course at an amazing 12 minutes and 49 seconds pace average per teammate. It was good enough for a total team score of 97. The team just missed the silver place finished by 1 point. They were edged out by the Rain City Flyers out of Portland Oregon.

Sisters Danae and Leah Rivers lead the team by placing 2nd (11minutes 34 seconds) and 15th (12 minutes 16 seconds), respectively. Their efforts garnered them individual All American status as well.

Coach William Thompson said; “I'm pleased with the way the girls ran. They ran as a team. Every runner position was important. It was a tight competitive race for the medal places. The difference between 4th and 2 place were a slim 3 points.”

For more information regarding The New Haven Age Group Track Club Call: 203-430-9456

Team Results Posted for the Niantic Bay Half-Marathon

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Team Results

Division Winners (Team Leader)

Men's Open - Mohegan Striders (Jeff Wadecki 1:12:18)

Men's Masters - Mohegan Striders (Joe Banas 1:15:29)

Men's Grandmasters - Hartford Track Club (Dennis Barone 1:26:20)

Men's Seniors - Athlete’s Foot New Balance (Don Smith 1:40:56)

Women's Open - Woodbridge/Milford RR (Leah Vogal 1:41:19)

Women's Masters - Woodbridge/Milford RR (Leah Vogal 1:41:19)

Women's Grandmasters - Woodbridge/Milford RR (Leah Vogal 1:41:19)

Mintues Posted for USATF-CT Meeting 9/11/08

Minutes 9-11-08

The next meeting will be October 8th.

2008 USATF-CT Cross Country Grand Prix Schedule

The 2008 Cross Country Grand Prix Schedule:

Race #1 Sunday, November 2, 2008, The Sunny Brook 5K XC (Torrington)

Race #2 Sunday, November 16, 2008, The Age Before Beauty 5k XC (Litchfield)

Race #3 Saturday, November 22, 2008, The Hartford Track Club's Cross-Country Challenge 8K (West Hartford)

The series will score Male and Female teams in the Open(5m/3f) and Master (3m/3f) Divisions with Prize Money going to the top team in each division.

Team Results Posted for the New Haven 20k

Complete Results (

Team Results

Division Winners (Team Leader)

Men's Open - Athlete’s Foot New Balance (Brendan Callahan 1:04:43)

Men's Masters - Hartford Track Club (Chris Chisholm 1:10:46)

Men's Grandmasters - Housatonic Road Runners (Peter Hohmeister 1:19:39)

Men's Seniors - Athlete’s Foot New Balance (Rob Fryer 1:33:10)

Women's Open - Athlete’s Foot New Balance (Shannon McHale 1:16:28)

Women's Masters - Athlete’s Foot New Balance (Mary Zengo 1:20:27)

Women's Grandmasters - Woodbridge/Milford RR (Leah Vogel 1:33:39)

Danae Rivers Break National 800 Meter Record

USATF- Youth Danae Rivers broke a 22-year National record in the girls 9-10-year-old 800-meter run, with a 2 minute 23.87 second mark at the Russell E. Blunt Track and Field Invitational last month in Durham, N.C. Rivers, who earned the Outstanding Athlete Award for her age group, competed as part of the New Haven Age Group Track Club. She also set a meet record in the 1,500 and placed second in the long jump.

Competing in the 8-under age group, Alexis Holmes also won the Outstanding Athlete Award following a title in the 100 and 400 runs.

Kellie Davis earned the Outstanding Athlete Award for the 13-14 age division. She captured titles in the 800, 1,500 and 3,000 meters. She broke the meet record in a time of 10 minutes, 30.67 seconds in the 3000 meter run.

Other notable performances by the New Haven Age Group Track Club were: Medinah Nabadduka, second place in the 1,500 and third place in the 800; Brianna Sims, second place in the 100 hurdles; Craig Holmes, third place in the 100 meters; Dejanay Davis, third place in the 1,500. Nia Ruth, Paris Taft, Medinah Nabadduka and Kellie Davis also won the 4x800 relay (13-14 year old) with a 9:40.95 mark.


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