Nolan Shaheed, Alisa Harvey top age-graded miles at Hartshorne

Peter Brady was the fastest man at Cornell.

Tom Hartshorne reports a “best ever” turnout at Saturday’s 50th running of the Hartshorne Memorial Masters Miles at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. But world record attempts by M65 Nolan Shaheed and W50 Alisa Harvey fell short, although Tom (son of the meet’s namesake) said the pair “were on pace to break records through the 800 meters but fell off the pace by a bit.” Results are here. They show Nolan’s 5:15.91 at age 67 was the top men’s age-graded mark at 93.3 percent. Alisa’s 5:16.27 was the top women’s age-graded mile at 95.7 percent. The times they were shooting for were 5:11.43 and 5:07.32, respectively. The fastest miles Saturday were recorded by M45 Peter Brady (4:30.09) and W40 Sascha Scott (4:58.47) — the only woman to go sub-5. Twenty women and 42 men competed. Congrats to all, especially Tom for reaching the half-century mark.

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January 21, 2017

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  1. Ken Stone - January 22, 2017

    M40 race:

  2. tOnY yOuNg - January 22, 2017

    A great event and mid winter get together. Hard to run fast on a tight no bank 200m track.

  3. Tom Hartshorne - January 22, 2017

    Thanks so much for the coverage Ken. It was a great weekend and Cornell’s new track was well worth the 6 month wait. Part of the results sent yesterday were clipped off. We actually had 63 men and 27 women race for a record 90 competitors finishing the mile in 10 separate sections, 6 for regional talent and 4 for elite talent.
    And for the first time in history there was a blizzard coming in from Chicago nor a forester coming up from Virginia like last year.

  4. Tom Hartshorne - January 22, 2017

    Correction. . . it is so rare the auto correct did not believe what I just wrote. There was NOT a blizzard coming in from Chicago this year. It was actually in the high 50’s and at the post race banquet venue also for 90 guests, we had to open many windows. Thanks for the compliment Tony.

  5. Tom Hartshorne - January 22, 2017

    Darn auto correct! I wrote Nor’easter. Steve Chantry did fly in from Virginia as did Alisa Harvey, Peter Taylor and Dixon Hemphill {winner of the 90+ age group award as well as the silver cup for best effort of the day award}. Chantry is the closest thing to a forester but only when he is out running in his trainers.

  6. Ken Stone - January 23, 2017

    Tom’s fellow meet director, Charles Fay, adds:

    You can also find results, including lap splits, at Leone Timing

    This event simply could not happen without the support of the volunteers who cover all the posts from registration to holding the finish line tape there would be no masters mile event. The runners could run but it would be a workout only and not an exciting timed mile event with all the trappings of the bigger track meets held in Madison Square Garden or the Armory in upper Manhattan. Putting on the masters races as the introduction to the college track & field meet that begins immediately after the Hartshorne Mile has, for 50 years, been one of the reasons the masters mile has the energy and attention it deserves. Showing masters competition at its best to all of the college athletes in Barton Hall let’s them see themselves 20, 30, or more years down the road and plants the concept of a life of aerobic exercise and competition well beyond their undergraduate and graduate years. And having the support of college track and field athletes cheering on the “old timers,” once they realize how entertaining and incredible the performances they are watching are, gives a big boost to our runners out on the oval. So thanks to all the college track and field athletes from Cornell and the many competing colleges for their applause and cheering of our masters milers!

    We are enormously grateful to many people for helping make the 50th year of racing the Hartshorne Mile a success. Jim Miner and John Whitman were first on the scene at Barton Hall to staff the registration desk, even while Jim jumped in to race in section 3. Bruce Roebal and Steve Shaum stood track-side to count laps and call lap times to the runners while Nancy Kleinrock and Aaron Proujansky guided the runners of the elite heats through the finish line banner. Dan McKee was crucial at helping to manage myriad tasks at the start line while Carl Franck and Jim Bisogni expertly and acciurately handled data entry of results. And thanks to Joel Cisne, Darian Muresan, Bert Bland and Sean Nicholson for keeping order on the 3rd turn and east entrance door.

    We were happy to once again have Joe Simpson as clerk of the course and the expertise of Lennie Tucker and Dan Hurley as official starters. Lennie, the force behind Felder Track & Field in Syracuse, NY, started women’s section 2 while Dan pulled the trigger for the rest of the heats (continuing as starter for the collegiate meet that followed!).

    Special thanks to our talented rabbits this year, Ben Rainero (ME4), Julie Quinn (WE4), Jay Hubisz, (ME5), and Jullien Flynn, (WE5). They all did a great job setting the pace for the elite section winners.

    Thanks to Tim Bangs and crew of Bangs Ambulance Service for providing EMS support throughout the day, Jorge Cuevas for his expert video coverage, sound support, and DJ talents at the post-race banquet, and Peter Taylor’s smooth announcing at track-side. Watch for Peter’s article about this year’s races in National Masters News shortly. Many thanks to Steve Gallow for his keen eye behind the camera and to Mary Swan for her great run and her gorgeous rendition of the national anthem that opened the event.

    As always, we’re indebted to Cornell coaches Artie Smith, Zeb Lang and Rich Bowman for their continuing support to masters running. They graciously made room for 10 heats of the Hartshorne Mile this year in the midst of running collegiate track & field meet beginning at 12:30p.

    We also thank Pat Leone, Rick Streeter and crew of Leone Timing for their excellent timing services.

    We are deeply grateful to race sponsors Sean Nicholson, Joe Daley, Ken Zeserson, Bill Quinlisk, and Lennie Tucker as well as the board members of the Finger Lakes Runners Club.

    Last, and most certainly not least, a tip of the hat to our Honorary Race Director this year, Rick Hoebeke. Rick directed the Hartshorne Mile for 20 years (having taken over from race founder Jim Hartshorne) before moving to Athens, Georgia in 2011. Rick was the force behind the recruitment of national and international class masters runners and building the Hartshorne Mile into the premier event it is today.

    Thanks to all the fans, friends and families that come to cheer these master athletes.

    Finally, and most important of all, thanks to all the athletes who came to run the 50th anniversary event. Your dedication to the sport is an inspiration to all of us!

  7. Brad Barton - February 3, 2017

    Nolan, you are a BEAST!!!
    Go get this done my friend.
    Can we count on that Steeple attempt this spring? Let me know if you’d like a chat up on that water jump…

    Nicely done Peter!

  8. Ken Stone - February 7, 2017

    Race videos are here:

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