(From the Archives): 2014 Adrian Martinez Classic, 5 June 2014, A Celebration of the mile, by Larry Eder

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Updated May 31, 2017.
Here's our story on the 2014 Adrian Martinez Classic. It was a fun meet, and will be a fun meet tomorrow, June 1, in Adrian Martinez Classic.

In the bucolic environs of Concord, MA, the 2014 Adrian Martinez Classic was held. The rain and clouds cleared for several hours as a combination of age group events and elite events entertained the crowd of young runners, their parents and friends of the sport. A world leader in the women's mile was run by Violah Lagat, the sister of Bernard Lagat. Violah Lagat took the mile from Morgan Uceny, as Lagat ran 4:29.43.

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Garrett O'Toole and Leo Manzano,
photo by Chris Lotsbom, RRW, used with permission
In the featured Adro Mile, a foursome broke away and gave the crowd four men under four minutes! Eric Finan, Hammish Cornish and Julian Oakley went by Leo Manzano as the four battled down the final straightaway, with Eric Finan winning the race in 3:58.73, Cornish with 3:58.74 and Julian Oakley in third in 3:58.89. Leo Manzano, fresh off his 3:52 mile at the NIke Pre Classic on Saturday, finished fourth in 3:59.31.
In the women's 5000 meters, Amy Hastings ran the best race she has run in a year, in 15:25.94. Amy Hastings ran with the abandon we had not seen in her since 2012.
The Adrian Martinez Classic is a wonderful event run in honor of Adrian Martinez, who, while playing soccer, died of sudden cardiac arrest. The Adrian Martinez Classic serves as a fundraiser for the Adrian Martinez Scholarship Fund at Concord-Carlisle High school and for the Friends of CCHSTrack & Field.
The mother, father and sister of Adrian Martinez were at the meet. Angel Martinez, the CEO of the Deckers Corporation, is the father of the late Adrian Martinez. A gentle, creative and thoughtful soul, Angel Martinez and his family were greeted by family friends. Jim Van Dine, the President of HOKA ONE ONE was there, with Peter L.Thompson, to insure the meet went well. Besides his love of all things athletics, Peter's British accent provides a sense of respectability to the announcing, with fun anecdotes and thoughtful comments on the sport. Jim Van Dine is the guiding spirit of HOKA ONE ONE, appointed by Angel Martinez, to build a cult brand into a real running brand. Van Dine, all smiles, looks at every detail. The HOKA ONE ONE signage, and shoe booth were there, like a meet from another era.
The support of the running industry was obvious as well.Reebok President Matt O'Toole, Saucony's Freddy Doyle, Mark Bossardet, Brian Mahoney, former Reebok footwear guru Ed Lussier, and Tommy Ratcliffe, KIMbia manager, were all there to support the event, the cause and Adrian's family. A picture of Van Dine, Martinez, Bossardet, and Lussier, all Reebok alums was being passed around later in the evening.
Angel stood with Mark Bossardet and I at the track for a bit, enjoying the events. He was especially taken by the Adro Mile, where Leo Manzano was fourth in a four man race under 4 minutes for the magical mile. " I would love to see more events like this around the country. That is why we are sponsoring the 2 Mile Postal, this meet and our other events. We want to add some excitement to the sport."
Years ago, in a conversation with one of my philosophy professors, a man who carried a nitroglycerine tablet constantly, I was told that when the professor died, he wanted a children's playground built on top of his grave. He want frivolity, fun and activity to be how his life was memorialized. The Adrian Martinez Memorial honors the late Adrian with a celebration of movement, life and activity.
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Just after his 4:01.89, Garrett O'Toole is all smiles,
photo by Larry Eder
And that is how Adrian Martinez is being remembered. In an event that celebrates movement, and an active life, the Martinez Classic was a huge success. That Garrett O'Toole, a senior in high school, moved from ninth at the half mile to sixth at the finish, running 4:01.89, running the fastest time ever for a high school boy in New England, seems like a fitting way to memorialize a young man who loved his family, loved sports, and loved life.
And that, is how it should be.
Licensed to Notre Dame Academy - MA     HY-TEK's Meet Manager 6/6/2014 06:55 PM
                    2014 Adrian Martinez Classic - 6/5/2014                    
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                                    Results                                    
 
Girls 14-18 1 Mile Run Scholastic
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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Finals
  1 Lustig, Dory              17 Unattached             5:32.86  
  2 Leahy, Katie              18 Unattached             5:49.18  
  3 Bouchard, Elisha          14 Unattached             5:58.05  
  4 Umphrey, Hillary          15 Unattached             5:58.41  
  5 DiLorenzo, Kimberly       16 Unattached             6:02.82  
  6 Seltzer, Talia            16 Unattached             6:11.24  
  7 Allen, Gabby              14 Unattached             6:13.48  
  8 Davis, Beth               18 Unattached             7:35.29  
  9 Barron, Annie             15 Unattached             7:35.66  
 
Girls 9&U 1 Mile Run Youth
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Hedaman, Lizze             9 Unattached             7:41.38  
  2 Harvey, Taijah             9 Unattached             7:42.21  
  3 Kates1, Emma               9 Unattached             7:42.40  
 -- Gibson, Maddie             7 Unattached                 DNF  
 
Girls 10-13 1 Mile Run Youth
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Laurent, Eline            13 Unattached             5:35.03  
  2 Walsh, Gabriella          11 Unattached             5:39.77  
  3 Hall, Rachel              13 Unattached             5:39.89  
  4 Lawlor, Ciara             13 Unattached             5:42.06  
  5 Stevenson, Caroline       13 Unattached             6:24.59  
  6 Versaggi, Abby            13 Unattached             6:37.85  
  7 Su, Ellen                 13 Unattached             6:37.96  
  8 Eckler, Isabella          12 Unattached             6:40.01  
 
Women 800 Meter Run HP
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Mecke, Dana                  Unattached             2:02.85  
  2 Charingo, Stephanie          Nj-Ny Track Club       2:02.92  
  3 Sifuentes, Nicole            Saucony                2:02.94  
  4 Rodgers, Christina           Spirit of Oregon       2:03.43  
  5 Praska, Bethany              Unattached             2:04.05  
  6 Akande, Nicky                Unattached             2:04.59  
  7 Mania, Brigitte              Unattached             2:04.83  
  8 Zanotelli, Dalanne           Unattached             2:05.13  
  9 DeLoach, Rebecca             Unattached             2:05.87  
 10 Harper, Lindsey              Bay Area TC            2:07.41  
 11 Carlyle, Laura               Oiselle                2:08.38  
 
Women 5000 Meter Run HP
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Hastings, Amy                Brooks                15:25.94  
  2 Pappas, Alexi                Otc Eliite            15:43.72  
  3 Sission, Emily               Unattached            15:45.64  
  4 Bizzarri, Angela             Brooks Beast TC       15:54.55  
  5 Bracy, Addie                 Brooks/HTS            16:01.15  
  6 Swisher, Kristin             Saucony Hurrican      16:28.12  
  7 Browning, Charlotte          Ragged Mountain       16:35.29  
  8 Simpson, Clerc               Brooks                16:52.93  
  9 Park, Larissa                Somerville Road       18:27.11  
 -- Tebo, Jessica                Brooks Beast TC            DNF  
 
Women 1 Mile Run ADRO MILE
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Lagat, Violah                Adidas                 4:29.43  
  2 Uceny, Morgan                Adidas                 4:29.89  
  3 Eccleston, Amanda            Unattached             4:31.07  
  4 Winslow, Amanda              Oiselle                4:31.66  
  5 Johnson, lauren              Nike                   4:33.00  
  6 Coogan, Katrina              Unattached             4:33.00  
  7 Drake, Lindsey               Bowerman TC            4:38.07  
  8 Gallagher, Kerri             New Balance Pace       4:39.55  
  9 Schultz, Amber               Unattached             4:45.31  
 10 Schappert, Stephanie         Villanova Racing       4:46.70  
 11 Smith, Kelsey                Georgetown             4:48.81  
 12 Addison, Rebecca             Unattached             4:50.66  
 
Women 19-39 1 Mile Run Open 19-39
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Caruso, Isabella          19 Unattached             5:45.88  
  2 Licata, Marissa           29 Unattached             6:48.05  
  3 Brady, Anthea             30 Unattached             6:58.33  
 
Women 40-49 1 Mile Run Master & Senior
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Hull, Mary                48 Unattached             7:47.28  
 
Women 50+ 1 Mile Run Master & Senior
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Gibson, Laura             38 Unattached             6:37.87  
  2 Bocick, Michelle          52 Unattached             6:37.94  
  3 Broach, Anita             51 Unattached             7:41.82  
 
Boys 14-18 1 Mile Run Scholastic
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Benner, John              16 Unattached             4:37.71  
  2 Sheppard, Brian           18 Unattached             4:49.68  
  3 Grip, Colin               14 Unattached             5:02.32  
  4 Brett, Patrick            18 Unattached             5:04.91  
  5 O'Brien, Tim              16 Unattached             5:15.45  
  6 Westwater, jed            15 Unattached             5:21.81  
  7 O'Mahony, Jack            15 Unattached             5:23.41  
  8 Ng, Thomas                15 Unattached             5:32.14  
  9 Cuomo, david              14 Unattached             5:41.96  
 10 lawlor, Sean              16 Unattached             5:48.12  
 11 Schmitt, Owen             15 Unattached             5:48.19  
 12 Willwms, Henri            16 Unattached             5:53.25  
 13 McHale, Liam              17 Unattached             5:53.38  
 
Boys 9&U 1 Mile Run Youth
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Miller, jack               9 Unattached             6:27.46  
  2 Constable, Webb            8 Unattached             6:45.24  
  3 Crouse, Allan              9 Unattached             7:10.68  
  4 Rivero, Mateo              8 Unattached             8:28.08  
 
Boys 10-13 1 Mile Run Youth
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Donahue, James            11 Unattached             5:27.22  
  2 Mullen, Adam              13 Unattached             5:29.16  
  3 Ratcliffe, Christopher    13 Unattached             5:33.44  
  4 Allen, Jimmy              12 Unattached             5:44.43  
  5 Clarke, benjamin          13 Unattached             5:59.95  
  6 Moberly Chan, JJ          11 Unattached             6:00.03  
  7 Bonefant, Kyle            13 Unattached             6:12.46  
  8 Crounse, Charles          12 Unattached             6:21.08  
  9 Stevenson Jr, Douglas     13 Unattached             6:26.86  
 10 Crounse, William          12 Unattached             7:01.21  
 11 Quinn, James              10 Unattached             7:08.82  
 12 Redmond, ethan            13 Unattached             7:10.59  
 13 Whitney, Chase            10 Unattached             7:58.41  
 
Men 800 Meter Run HP
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Loxsom, Caimir               Brooks Beast TC        1:46.31  
  2 Martin, Ryan                 Asics                  1:46.58  
  3 Gagnon, Brian                Nj-Ny Track Club       1:46.62  
  4 Wieczorek, Mark              Brooks Beast TC        1:46.81  
  5 Eichberger, James            Unattached             1:47.78  
  6 Mutekanga, Julius            Cptc New Balance       1:47.91  
  7 Peters, Richard              Unattached             1:49.65  
  8 Masters, Riley               Brooks Beast TC        1:49.84  
  9 Engel, Alex                  Greater                1:50.73  
 10 Haris, Geoff                 Halifast Nike Ca       1:51.24  
 
Men 5000 Meter Run HP
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Mahoney, Travis              Nj-Ny Track Club      13:59.13  
  2 Goose, Mitch                 Manhattan Projec      14:04.63  
  3 Lowry, Dan                   Playmakers-New B      14:09.72  
  4 Veiga, Jeffrey               Team Run              14:13.39  
  5 Davies, Jack                 Janji                 14:23.34  
  6 Hunt, Craig                  Unattached            14:34.44  
  7 Hillery, Liam                Unattached            14:46.55  
 
Men 1 Mile Run ADRO MILE
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals  H#
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  1 Finan, Eric                  Team Usa Mn-Sauc       3:58.73   1 
  2 Carson, Hamish               New Zealand            3:58.74   1 
  3 Oakley, Julian               Providence Colle       3:58.89   1 
  4 Manzano, Leo                 Hoka One One           3:59.31   1 
  5 Peterson, Jonathan           Team Usa Mn-Broo       4:01.12   1 
  6 O'Toole, Garrett             Unattached             4:01.89   1 
  7 Fitzke, Travis               Brooks                 4:04.09   1 
  8 Herrera, Daniel              Unattached             4:04.76   1 
  9 Cunningham, Michael          New York Athleti       4:05.33   1 
 10 Dixon, Harvey                Providence Colle       4:05.57   1 
 11 Fullerton, Pat               New Balance            4:05.82   1 
 12 Goodman, David               NE Distance            4:08.25   1 
 13 Cooper, Kevin             24 New Balance Bost       4:13.26   2 
 14 Duncan, Sean                 Western Mass Dis       4:14.51   2 
 15 Combs, Andrew                New Balance Bost       4:16.99   2 
 16 Looney, Billy                Unattached             4:17.02   2 
 17 Scott, Tom                   Running2Win            4:17.36   1 
 18 Donnelly, Jordan             New Balance Bost       4:18.81   2 
 19 Carlone, Michael             Greater                4:19.69   2 
 
Men 19-39 1 Mile Run Open 19-39
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Pounds1, Finn             18 Unattached             4:23.51  
  2 Cuomo, Matthew            19 Unattached             4:53.56  
  3 Brady, Shamus             32 Unattached             4:58.20  
  4 Bauer, John               30 Unattached             5:03.93  
  5 Bugbee, Patrick           31 Unattached             5:09.03  
  6 harris, Andy              28 Unattached             5:14.94  
  7 Morrill, Curtis           24 Unattached             5:16.81  
  8 Malchik, Caleb            21 Unattached             5:19.21  
  9 Erickson, Christopher     23 Unattached             5:22.98  
 10 Burgess, Grant            28 Unattached             5:29.31  
 11 Riley, Seamus             29 Unattached             5:29.90  
 12 Williams, Sam             24 Unattached             5:34.45  
 13 ference, Bill             28 Unattached             5:42.92  
 14 Cote, Dean                21 Unattached             5:43.01  
 15 McDavid III, Louis        35 Unattached             5:44.70  
 16 McKenna, Yusain           24 Unattached             5:55.78  
 17 Doig, Alex                20 Unattached             5:59.65  
 18 Robertson, Michael        32 Unattached             6:04.13  
 19 Bradford, Will            20 Unattached             6:29.32  
 
Men 40-49 1 Mile Run Master & Senior
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Blondin, Christian        40 Unattached             4:44.19  
  2 Mayall, Mark              42 Unattached             4:55.58  
  3 O'Leary, Joe              46 Unattached             5:02.26  
  4 Delaney, kevin            45 Unattached             5:09.30  
  5 Crounse, Brian            42 Unattached             5:13.90  
  6 Newsham, Bill             49 Unattached             5:24.12  
  7 Murphy, Tim               44 Unattached             5:26.26  
  8 Leshan, Tim               47 Unattached             5:44.96  
  9 Prior, jack               49 Unattached             6:00.03  
 10 Decker, Michael           49 Unattached             6:00.54  
 11 Harvey, Chris             41 Unattached             7:58.65  
 
Men 50+ 1 Mile Run Master & Senior
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals  H#
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  1 hammond, Paul             54 Unattached             5:11.82   1 
  2 Sonner, John              50 Unattached             5:38.37   2 
  3 Post, Tony                56 Unattached             5:41.57   2 
  4 Wilson, James             61 Unattached             5:45.53   2 
  5 Quinn, Michael            50 Unattached             5:52.19   2 
  6 Dwyer, Wayner             60 Unattached             5:59.31   2 
  7 Segal, Bob                61 Unattached             6:05.82   2 
  8 Peckiconis, Stephen       55 Unattached             6:08.01   2 
  9 Stevenson, Douglas        51 Unattached             6:09.33   2 
 10 Wilder, Robert            50 Unattached             6:16.39   2 
 11 kendall, Samuel           53 Unattached             6:19.74   2 
 12 Viegas, Stephen           65 Unattached             6:31.34   2 
 13 Cuomo, Kevin              53 Unattached             6:36.86   2 
 14 McCarron, Peter           61 Unattached             6:41.09   2 
 15 Teitelman, Ted            51 Unattached             6:42.29   2 
 16 Hattem, Jeff              63 Unattached             6:56.34   2 
 17 Abbott, Tom               70 Unattached             7:15.23   2 
 
Mixed 1 Mile Run First Timer
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Barron, Thomas           M18 Unattached             6:07.81  
  2 Porto, Ed                  M Unattached             6:08.86  
  3 Li, Simon                M17 Unattached             6:26.57  
  4 O'Donovan, Brian           M Unattached             6:27.81  
  5 Febres-Cordero, Ana      W17 Unattached             6:39.51  
  6 Febres Cordero, Rafael   M49 Unattached             6:52.40  
  7 Block, Stephen           M56 Unattached             7:28.95  
  8 Ng, Steven                 W Unattached             8:14.09  
  9 Bergenheim, Kristine       W Unattached             8:58.61  
 10 Parra, Alex              M56 Unattached             9:17.77 

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