GLRR Youth Team Mission Statement
“To be the youth club of choice for those seeking a safe,
respectful, and positive community to develop as an athlete and
as an individual”
If you have any questions regarding the 2017 youth program, please contact Joe Ferris. (email (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org), call, or text (978-390-4717))
Please note that this is a program to develop athletes to potentially compete in meets while representing GLRR.
Registration for 2017 is now open!
Please utilize the link below to access the 2017 registration form. Please complete and either email to me at email@example.com or mail it to me at 196 Apache Way, Tewksbury, Ma. 01876
We welcome ages 7-16
Junior Olympic Registration begins next week. New team members are welcome.
Please contact Coach Joe Ferris for details. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-390-4717)
Here is the latest staffing update for the GLRR youth team.
Joe Ferris, Youth Director/Head Coach/rookies,relay teams, individual coaching)
Lester D’Souza, Parent Assistant/assistant coach
Matt Story, Assistant Coach (starting blocks, sprinting. long jump)
Maureen Pellegrini, Assistant Coach (strength and conditioning)
Kyleigh Kriener, Assistant Coach (throwing, middle distance running)
Kevin Cormier, Assistant Coach
Allison Washkurak, Assistant Coach
Dave Neary, Assistant Coach (jumping)
Beth Kirn, Apparel Consultant
Tracy Borletto, Apparel Consultant
Annette Casco, Lead Recruiter and Fundraising Team Leader
Melissa Kelleher, Recruiter and Fundraiser (Annette’s team)
Marianne Hall, Recruiter and Fundraiser ” ”
Kimberly McMahon, Recruiter and Fundraiser ” ”
Kathy Carleton, Recruiter and Fundraiser ” ”
Maggie White, Photo Manager
Tracey Harding, Statistician
Amy and Owen Evans, Race Day Assistants
Sandy Brown, Medical Consultant (nurse)
Juli Hunt, Medical Assistant (physical therapist)
March 2017 – GLRR youths impressive in Hershey Indoor Nationals
Three members of the Greater Lowell Road Runners youth team advanced to the Hershey Indoor Nationals that were held in Staten Island, N.Y., during the March 11-12 weekend. Each of the young athletes finished their indoor season with outstanding performances against the nation’s finest athletes.
Co-captain Makayla Paige, 13, from Tewksbury and GLRR’s Female Runner of the Year in 2016, competed in the 800 and 1500 meter runs in the 13-14 year old age group. She finished second in the nation, turning in a personal best time of 2:16.35. Makayla then followed up that performance Sunday with another personal best time in the 1500-meter run. Her time of 4:53.56 resulted in a fourth-place finish. Her combined time for the two races placed her first in the nation among those that ran both races.
Co-captain Olivia Hall, 12, from Chelmsford, advanced to Nationals in the shot put and took advantage of the opportunity. Olivia threw a personal record 27.95 feet to finish fifth in the nation. Olivia has been throwing the shot less than one year and is looking forward to the outdoor season.
Colin Suh, 9, was one of many members of the GLRR youth team that advanced to the finals of the Junior Olympics in cross country in December in Alabama. Colin competed in the long jump in New York and finished ninth in the nation in the 9-10 year old age group with a jump of 12-feet, 11-inches.
GLRR 2016 Awards
The Greater Lowell Road Runners recently presented their 2016 awards at their monthly meeting in Chelmsford.
Three members of the GLRR youth team were among those honored.
Co-captain Makayla Paige, from Tewksbury, was named the club’s Female Runner of the Year. Among Paige’s achievements in 2016 was finishing first overall at the Massachusetts state middle school cross country meet. She also finished sixth in the nation at the National Indoor T&F Championships in New York in March.
Kimmie Harding, from Dunstable, was named the club’s Female Youth Runner of the Year. In Harding’s first year, she finished third in the state meet in her grade and had the third highest finish ever for a GLRR youth runner at the Junior Olympic finals in Alabama in December.
Colin Kirn, from Andover, was was Male Youth Runner of the Year. Colin first in his age category in New England in the 800-meter run for the 2016 track season. He also was a member of two GLRR relay teams that earned medals at the National Outdoor T&F Championships in Pennsylvania in June.
GLRR is growing!! Last year six members competed in the Northeast Indoor Classic meet and this year 24 kids were registered. Despite the snow, 21 members still came out to attend and represent GLRR at the biggest youth indoor track meet in New England. GLRR represented well at 28 events!!
We had many medalists throughout the day. I’m sure we gained the attention of many other teams out there with the number of kids on our team. In fact, in one heat of the girls 11-12 200 meters, half of the runners were GLRR participants. Great news is this was the first indoor track meet for many of the members and the kids are going outside of their comfort zone by trying new events.
Sunday our contingent of young athletes excelled at the NE Zone championships in New York. Once official results are posted, I will share them. Captain Makayla Paige qualified for Nationals in both the 800 and 1500 meters, while captain Olivia Hall qualified in the shotput and Colin Suh is advancing to nationals in the long jump.
Captain Kimmie Harding PR’d in the 800 and 1500 meters and assistant captain Torrence Borletto PR’d in the 55 meter hurdles.