competition featured USATF age grading and gender adjustments to all times.
The purpose of the grading was to level the playing field so in theory
a 55 year old woman could beat a fleet footed 16 year old and that's exactly
what happened! Waldman's adjusted time of 18:11 proved that when the field
is leveled, she was the best runner this evening.
the under twenty set, former Tyngsboro High School standout Niki Lefebvre
took top honors while Artie Carew led the men. Tyngsboro's Michael Lemire
and Dracut's Diane Geehan continued their dominance of the masters division
as both posted impressive course PRs. For the second week, Roger (Mr.
Bean) Lavasseur took the senior's division with Tyngsboro's Ed Burns in
hot pursuit. The before mentioned Waldman took the female seniors' title.
it Jerry Reed who once sang, "When it's hot it's hot and when
it's not it's not"? Mr Reed was right on the money last week
and this week. Last week it was hot and this week it was not. A steady
rain was a cool relief from the heat and was beneficial as many course
personal records were set. The top eight age graded finishers received
Lakeview 5K Series mug banks.
Number Three -- Point Plus Night
Week number three will allow competitors to earn bonus points. All points
will be multiplied by a factor of 1.5. The top finish will receive 1500
points and all other will get additional points based on their finishing
time. Also the top male and female in the 01-19, 20-39 and 40 and over
categories will receive a medal.
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.