Lipka Wins Marlborough Main Street Mile
Ron Lipka from Northborough took top honors among 79 runners in this year’s Marlborough Main Street Mile in a time of 4:44, in a race that featured 35 locals from Marlborough and a team of 23 from St Michael’s School in Hudson. Matthew Zinck, from Marlborough, who finished second overall, was the medalist in the under 18 category with a time of 4:52. Alex Grimaldo, from Marlborough, who finished 12th overall was the top female at 5:31. Lindsay Chlebus, from Hudson, won the women’s open in a time of 7:15. The father-son team of Dave and Tim Chevrette won the medal for the fastest parent-child team, with both running in a time of 5:54.
Neil Rice, from Northborough, who finished eighth in a time of 5:06 was the over 40 medalist while Carol Pearl, from Marlborough took the women’s over 40 crown in a time of 6:58.
Other notables included Ryan Morgello, a senior at Marlborough High School running in his fifth Main Street Mile race who was 11th in a time of 5:26. Marlborough Athletic director Jeff Rudzinsky, joined by several members of the boys and girls Cross Country team participating in the race, finished at 7:50.
After the race, the runners dispersed to try out the fabulous clam chowder offerings while members of the Highland City Striders presented a check for $750 to the Marlborough Food Pantry as a result of a successful Running with the Wolves 10K race sponsored by the club last July. Complete race results can be found at www.coolrunning.com/results/ 10/ma/Oct3_Marlbo_set1.shtml
The Striders are now getting ready for the Hudson - Marlborough School Spirit 2010 – a 5 kilometer run and walk for community pride celebrating the longstanding athletic rivalry between Marlborough and Hudson. The race will be held on Saturday, November 27th , at the Elks Lodge in Hudson, just three days after the 107th meeting of the Hudson & Marlborough football teams. For more information on this race, visit the Highland City Striders website at www.highlandcitystriders.org