Friday, June 29, 2012

Week in Review: June 29, 2012

by Brenda Chroniak

Happy Friday! I can't believe this is the last week in June. Where does the time go? It's certainly been a busy and successful month of racing. Did you know we had THIRTY podium finishes in June? GO BTT!

This past weekend was no exception, with the BTT ladies dominating Webster. Congrats to Meg MacSwan for her overall win, to Laura Miyakawa for winning her age group, and to me/Brenda Chroniak (is it weird when I talk about myself in the third person?) for my/her third place AG finish. Lucy Herzog also had a top-10 AG finish, and if there had been a podium for the team sherpa/photographer/cheering category that day, Doug Sherwood would have surely been at the top of it.

BTT had a great showing on the podium in Cohasset, too, with Jamie Strain, Erica Allen, and Trish Henwood all making an appearance (age group wins for Jamie and Erica, third place AG for Trish), with Grace Tkach taking second female overall in the wetsuit division in the Swim Off portion of the day.

Ed Galante had a great weekend of racing, placing second in his AG Friday at the RACE Summer Series and third in his AG Sunday at the Wayland 3-mile swim (which I heard was actually 3.5 miles), and in races here, there, and everywhere, we had quite a few top-10 AG finishes--way to go Bryan Canterbury, Maggie O'Toole, Laurie Damianos, Nancy Arena, Mary Beth Begley, Kim Kaltreider, Mary Lou Tierney, and Audrey Perlow.

I also must give a shout-out to Eric Lambi and Jeff Daily for killing it at the BAA 10K, to Noah Manacas for his strong finish at the Wells Ave. Crit, and to Matt Coarr for a great race at the Syracuse 70.3 (please tell me the swim wasn't in Lake Onondaga...).

No one has any race goals posted for this weekend, so I must assume you're all gearing up for the holiday week and getting your cookout on. If you DO happen to race, please post your results so we can celebrate them next week, along with America's independence.

Stay Cool.

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