Atlanta Track Club Elite Top the Podium at USATF Masters 10K Championships; Georgia Tech Invite

ATLANTA – April 26, 2016 – Members of Atlanta Track Club Elite hit the road for the USATF Masters 10K Championships while the open team took to the track over the weekend at Georgia Tech.

James Joyce Ramble
The James Joyce Ramble hosted the USATF Masters 10K Championships in Dedham, Massachusetts, on April 24. Sonja Friend-Uhl led the women’s 40+ team to a first place finish, placing second overall. Nancy Stewart competed on the 40+ team and was the fastest 60+ female overall. Adam Totten-Lancaster placed fourth overall for the men.


Women’s 40+ Championship – 1st place team
Sonja Friend-Uhl (36:49)
Nancy Stewart (42:42)
Stephanie Whitis (46:56)

Women’s 50+ Championship – 3rd place team
Mary Sweeney (41:48)
Jan Rempe (44:00)
Cynthia Williams (47:50)

Women’s 60+ Championship – 3rd place team
Cynthia Lucking (49:09)
Kathleen Allen (52:33)
Elizabeth Unislawski (53:05)

Men’s 40+ Championship – 3rd place team
Aaron Totten-Lancaster (33:22)
Brad Slavens (35:14)
Brent Fields (36:17)
Matthew Whitis (39:57)

Men’s 50+ Championship – 4th place team
Rob Blaszkiewicz (38:28)
Mark Graves (38:47)
Michael Anderson (39:58)

Men’s 60+ Championship – 6th place team
Kirk Larson (40:50)
Jerry Learned (44:29)
Vasan Neovakul (45:07)

Men’s 70+ Championship – 3rd place team
Ron Mastin (49:44)
Charlie Patterson (50:44)
Jim Askew (59:03)
Andrew Sherwood (59:32)


Georgia Tech Invite
The Georgia Tech Invite was held on April 22 in Atlanta.

In the 1500m, Christy Cazzola won in 4:19.13. Yolanda Ngarambe finished third (4:24.71) while marathoner Bridget Lyons put in some speed work and placed sixth (4:30.06).

Cazzola also came in first in the 800m in 2:08.83. Ngarambe’s 2:11.10 finish earned her second place, while Maya Ramos-Coffey finished fifth in her season opener with a time of 2:13.63.

Brandon Lasater won the men’s 3000m steeplechase in 8:56.00. This was his debut in steeple races.

Andrew McLain placed first in the 5000m with his 14:27.09 finish.

About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 24,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race ( – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Georgia Marathon, Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit

About Atlanta Track Club Elite
Atlanta Track Club Elite is comprised of the Club’s top athletes who train together and represent the Club at local, regional and national races. The team aims to help athletes realize their goals while promoting competitive distance running, track and field and the mission of Atlanta Track Club. For more information on Atlanta Track Club Elite, visit