Steve Infascelli from Marathon Sports took the GoPro out for a ride along the Barnstable Fairground Twilight Course. You think this is a fast course.....well it just go a little Faster !
The Division 1 boys race had six of the top seven ranked teams in the state battling for the team title. With Lowell missing from the meet, Saint John’s High School edged out Cambridge Rindge & Latin, Northhampton, Needham, Lexington, and Shrewsbury for the team title. Cambridge placed three in the top ten, but with top forty finishes from Saint John’s entire squad, they edged out Cambridge for the top spot by 34 points. Pj Garmon of Billerica (15:36) took first place with Cambridge’s Isu Alemseged (15:38) close behind him. Medfield’s Austin Scola (15:40), Daniel Aschale of Cambridge (15:41) and Chris Skelly of North Middlesex (15:46) rounded out the top 5.
The Division 1 girls race had the top four ranked teams in the state battling for the team title. Bishop Feehan had a convincing win over Lincoln-Sudbury, Weymouth , and Needham.. The Shamrock's showed why they will be ranked #1 as they averaged 19:16 and scored 93 points. Ariel Keklak of Lincoln Sudbury is emerging as a threat for any individual title from now till the end of the season. Keklak was fresh off a fine performance in Manhattan, took down a very deep and talented field running a personal best of 18:06 on the fast twilight course. Margie Cullen of Needham (18:15), Emily Bryson of North Quincy (18:19), Emily Costantino (18:26), and Rebecca Grusby (18:36) rounded out the top 5.
As many runners can attest to, there is something uniquely different about stepping out the door and going for a run in the darkness of night. Almost from the start, your heart is beating a little quicker, you feel a little faster, and in some cases you’re running scared. Now take all of those components, substitute your front door with a starting line, throw in a few hundred fans and you’ll have this Saturday’s Bob McIntyre Twilight Invitational in Barnstable. Over the years, this meet has grown in popularity and that is due in large part to the lure of racing at night, but also because of the fast Barnstable Fair Grounds course. On Saturday night, 100+ teams will be converging at the Twilight Invitational and we promise that there will be electricity in the air and fast times thrown down.
The Twilight Meet is the highlight for many of the teams from around the state. The Carnival type atmosphere and blazing fast times are only hours away. Check back to this page for all of the important information.
The most popular meet of the year is only 3 days away and Milesplitmass will have complete coverage right through the weekend. Here are the Top 10 Twilight Times from the last several years. The full list is for Milesplitmass Insiders Only.
The Twilight meet is over but Milesplitmass captured some terrific video coverage.
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