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September 20, 2021
Sayre leads Boulder M60+ to third place finish at USATF Masters 12 km Championships in New Jersey
Colorado results and coverage
2021 USATF Masters 12 km Championships
were held on Sunday (19-Sept) in Highlands, NJ. The championships were held in conjunction with the By Hook or By Crook 12k and managed by USATF New Jersey.
Five (5) athletes from Colorado were among the record setting 326 competitors in the USATF masters road championships. All five athletes represented the Boulder Road Runners.
The storylines of the day for the Colorado athletes was the second place finish by
(Boulder Road Runners) in the men's 60-64 division and the third place team finish by the
Boulder Road Runners M60+
Sayre, 63, of Golden ran 45:51 to only trail Rick Lee, 60, of New Jersey. Lee stopped the clock at 44:16. Sayre averaged 5:54 per mile over the 7.5 mile course. Finishing 21st in the same 60-64 division was
, 64, of Thornton. Barros ran 55:22.
In the men's 65-69 division
, 66, of Denver finished fourth, just missing making the podium. He stopped the clock at 50:47. His BRR teammate
, 68, of Louisville finished 14th running 1:01:12.
In the men's 75-79 division
, 77, of Grand Junction finished fifth in the 75-79 division running 1:03:22.
As a team the Boulder Road Runners M60+ finished third with a total cumulative time of 2:32:00 (50:40 average/runner). The scoring members were Sayre, Pottle, and Barros. The Shore AC (New Jersey)and Greater Philadelphia TC (Mid-Atlantic) finished first and second, respectively. The Shore AC total time was 2:23:11 while the Greater Philadelphia TC time score was 2:29:21.
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