Weekly Wag

Welcome to this week’s edition of our weekly news and events roundup of all things Whippet-related. 
– Matt and Simon

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DWRT had it’s best points race results in our history at the Washington Heights 5k. Our women’s masters team and our men’s 50+ teams won their divisions and start the year out in first place! Our women’s open team had it’s best ever showing in a points race with a third place finish. The open and masters men were each 7th place.

The women were led by Carolina Pena, who ran a 19:11 and placed second in her age group. She was closely followed by a pack of Laura Huselton (19:37), Francesca DeLucia (19:44), Lucy Clark (19:45), Emmi Aguillard (19:47), and Kim Martineau (19:53). Also running impressive times were Meghan Gutekunst (20:20), Katie Edwards (20:26), Hannah Ursillo (20:28), Courtney Reidy (20:43), and Caroline Dampier (20:57). Jerlyn Thomas and Eileen Costa both ran PRs in 22:46 and 23:04.

Ned Cunningham and Fred Hines paced the men’s team in 16:09 and 16:59 with the top five rounded out by David Roeske, Jonathan Kline (first in his age group), and Matthew Wong. Also breaking 6:00 per mile were Terrence McGovern, Eric Morley, Ryan Hepworth, Garett Burger, Chris Martalus, Ethan Rouen, and Chris Dawes. Frank Drury ran a great race, placing 9th in his age group.

At the Frozen Penguin Half Marathon, Andrew Hadro came in third place in 1:24:37 in a slightly long course. Ab Brody ran 1:30:35, Paul Warthen 1:35:44, Rich Hsieh 1:36:59, Val Smith won her age group in 1:37:34, Lisa Hubner 1:55:57, and Heather Weneck in 2:07:49.

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More about Matt

Matt co-founder of the Dashing Whippets with Rich since May 2009. Matt has been running since joining his high school cross country team his sophomore year. Since being with the team, Matt has completed 3 marathons with a 2:57:24 PR at the 2013 Boston Marathon and many other races, including a 4:48 mile at the 2015 Fifth Avenue Mile and a 1:18:53 half marathon in the 2014 NYC Half Marathon. Matt lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters. Read more at Board of Directors

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