Indoor Season Wrap Up

Just as we all thought we were about to be free from the clutches of  indoor training, winter storm Stella reared her head in and put an immediate halt to that plan.  With 29+ inches of fresh snow on the ground in Burlington, it’s looking like indoor training will go on for at least another two weeks.  Buy hey, training indoors isn’t that bad, right?  No wind, consistent temperatures, might as well be Florida.

While we still may be training indoors for the next few weeks, indoor meets have all wrapped up.  It was a fun three months of competing that led our club to a New England title and a runner-up prize at the USATF Adirondack Championship Continue reading

For the Love of Speed: Part 2

Our last update was on Valentine’s Day and love was in the air. We had shared a recap of the first half of the Sprinticity indoor season. Since then, some of our athletes have deleted Tinder, and some have downloaded it again… but through it all our love affair with speed endures (that was not a speed endurance joke). We put a lot into our relationship with track and field this winter; the sport has kindly reciprocated over the last few weeks. This update includes our February trips to Boston University, Harvard, and Utica. Continue reading

February 25, 2017 – USA Track & Field Adirondack Association Championship

Link to full results

Six days after our New England championship effort at Harvard, our team was on the road again. We received an invitation from the Adirondack President, Rick Choppa, to participate in their championship at Utica College. In 2015, Utica opened up the Tod and Jen Hutton Sports and Recreation Center. It is an amazing 135,000 square foot dome that holds an 8 lane, 200m track with adjacent jump pits and turf field.

The first event of the meet was the 3000m Race Walk. There were three competitors entered: Emerson Hernandez and Dave Talcott of Shore Athletic Club, and Kyle McLane of Sprinticity. Emerson Hernandez represented El Salvador at the 2012 London Olympics. Continue reading

February 19, 2017 – USA Track & Field New England Indoor Association Championship

Link to full results

New England Champions

It’s becoming a familiar title for Sprinticity. A couple of years ago our women’s team won the outdoor New England title. Last summer, our men’s team was able to match that accomplishment. However, we hadn’t been able to pull together a championship team for the indoor championship. Getting enough athletes to the meet has been the greatest challenge in the past. The meet is always at Harvard because many of the clubs are based around Boston; we travel farther than almost every other club in the New England Association. This year, our high school athletes were able to join and that made all the difference. Continue reading

Hurdle Finals Dartmouth

For the Love of Speed: Part 1

This special Valentine’s Day edition of our blog is an update on what our club has been doing on the track for the past couple of months. A strong group of Sprinticity athletes has been competing throughout the winter and there have been a plethora of exciting performances to share! This post shows excerpts (click on the photos or text to read more) from several of the meet reports for competitions from earlier this winter. We will put out part two in a few weeks after our last two meets. Continue reading

Shapiro Fieldhouse

2017 New England Qualifier + Preview of States

January 28, 2017 – Northfield, VT

Vermont New England Track & Field Qualifier Results

A gun goes off at 11:15.00 AM. This is not an unfamiliar sound at the birthplace of ROTC. It was the sound of a starting gun reverberating off the walls of Shapiro Field house, a 50,000 square foot training facility located on the Norwich University campus. At 11:15.10 AM, bodies dipped and leaned towards a line 55m and 5 hurdles away from where they had been a mere 10 seconds prior to that moment. Continue reading

Speeding By

Too Fast to Keep Up

It’s a brand new calendar year, and there have already been a slew of incredible performances by Vermont athletes at several different competitions. The athletes and meets have been so fast that it has been hard to keep up. We are highlighting some of the top performances from the past few weeks in this post, including multiple UVM meets, Dartmouth relays, and the first and only regular season meet at Norwich. Continue reading