Mason Win Inaugural Race
High tempatures and humidity greet
MA - Dracut
High School cross country and track star Artie Carew outran the rest of
the field to win the inaugural Lakeview 5K Summer Series. On the women's
side, Somerville Road Runner Aileen Mason paced the women's field in her
In the master
division, Dracuteer Diane Geehan took top female honors while Tyngsboro's
own Michael Lemire took the men's division.
Carew and Aileen Mason.
the men's senior division Roger (Mr. Bean) Lavassuer easily cruised to
found little relief from the high heat and humidity along the shores of
Lake Muscuppic on this warm summer evening. Hopefully next week cooler
conditions will prevail. The top five men and women at this week's race
were awarded t-shirts.
Number Two -- The Level Playing Field
Week number two is age graded and gender adjustment night. The top six
finishers using USATF age grading and a gender adjustment factor will
win an award. Age graded results are produced by adjusting each runner's
time based on age. The National Masters News and the World Association
of Veteran Athletes (WAVA) have produced tables to allow these adjustments.
Female times will be further adjusted to the equivalent times of men by
multiplying each female time by 0.839. (This number was arrived at by
comparing the top male and female time from week number one.) Using these
gradings and adjustments all runners are equalized regardless of gender
or age. The best runner wins!
the Series' Scoring
The Lakeview 5K Series uses a unique scoring system. Points are awarded
based on a relative merit for a performance based on the fastest runner.
The winner receives 1000 points and lesser points are awarded to each
finisher based on time. Points are computed by dividing a runners' time
into the time of the first place finisher then multiplying by 1000. Weekly
results will be posted immediately after each race and on Cool Running.
An awards ceremony will be held by 7:15 PM each week.