Lipka captures second Main Street Mile
Ron Lipka from Northborough once again took top honors among 101 runners in this year’s Marlborough Main Street Mile in a time of 4:34, in a race that featured over 60 runners from Marlborough, including a team of 10 from the Advanced Math and Sciences Academy and many students from the Marlborough High Cross Country team. Joe Grimaldo, from Marlborough, who finished second overall, was the medalist in the Open (18-39) category with a time of 4:35. Alex Grimaldo, from Marlborough, who finished 26th overall was the top female at 5:39. Vanessa Ferrari, from Shrewsbury, won the women’s open in a time of 6:15. The father-son team of Peter (5:24) and Richard Berdos (5:17) from Bellingham won the medal for the fastest parent-child team.
John Kirk, from Ashland, who finished eighth in a time of 4:46 was the over 40 medalist while Carol Pearl, from Marlborough took the women’s over 40 crown for the second year in a row in a time of 6:21. Complete race results can be found at www.coolrunning.com/results/ 11/ma/Oct2_Marlbo_set1.shtml
The Striders are now getting ready for the Hudson - Marlborough School Spirit 2011 – 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 26th , at the Elks Lodge in Hudson, just two days after the 108th meeting of the Hudson & Marlborough football teams. For more information on this race, visit the Highland City Striders website at www.highlandcitystriders.org