Many say, it's the Standard by which all runners are measured...
fast can "YOU" run the mile?! Care to answer the question?
us for the 15th running of the NICK
BOTTONE Track Mile.
(See below for a brief
chronicle of the race.)
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
at 6 P.M.
begins at 5:30 P.M.
Westerly High School Track
Ward Avenue, Westerly, RI
heats for Children and Adults.
is presented by Westerly Track & Athletic Club-Tom McCoy Family Fun Run Series.
Timed by Southern New England Road Race Officials (SNERRO)
Call 401-377-2306 or Email Nick Bottone, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org
BOTTONE TRACK MILE - A Chronicle of Feature Race Winners
In the summer of 1994 on a muggy early evening under threatening skies, about
30 runners gathered to test their mettle at one of running's most fabled distances.
The group was split up into two heats, those who planned to run in 6 minutes or
higher and those who felt they could run in under 6 minutes. The venue for the
competition was the Westerly High School Track.
Joe Pizza, a postal worker from Westerly, was first and fastest in the inaugural
feature race of the NICK BOTTONE TRACK MILE. Pizza's winning time was 4:59. He
was the only runner to finish under the 5 minute barrier. The womens' race was
won by Mary Janiszewski, Westerly High womens' cross country coach, in a time
mark the 50th anniversary of the first ever sub - 4 minute mile by Sir Roger Bannister
on May 6, 1954 (3:59.4), we thought it fitting to list all of the feature race
winners through the years of the NICK BOTTONE TRACK MILE. And, once again, pose
the question "How Fast Can YOU Run The Mile?" - (WT&AC)
Year, Feature Race
Winner, Affiliation or Locale, Time
1994 Joe Pizza, WT & AC* 4:59
1994 Mary Janiszewski, WT & AC 5:10
1995 Jamey Vetelino, Brown University 4:48
1995 Mary Janiszewski, WT &
Mark Fonnemann, Westerly High Sch. 4:40
1996 Mary Janiszewski ,WT & AC
Hecker Saint, Bernard HS 4:37.1
1997 Tuita Casa, Storrs, CT 5:20
1998 Spyros Barres, Mystic, CT 4:34
1998 Emily Selvidio, Wake Forest Uni.
McCabe, Stonington HS 4:44
1999 Carol Ann Gray, Westerly, RI 6:42
2000 Mark Brissette, Stonington HS 4:50
2000 Kathy Sanford, Unavailable 6:31
2001 Mark Brissette, Stonington HS 4:47
2001 Diane Kodama, North Stonington,
Tyler McCabe, Providence College 4:21.7**
2002 Julie Robinson, Stonington,
Chris McCormack, Sou. CT State Univ. 4:31
2003 Emily Anderson, University
of RI 4:58.9**
2004 Michael Blanchard, Ledyard HS 4:34
Stevenson, Ledyard HS 5:19
Dan Sieczkiewicz, Boston Univ., 4:24
Emily Anderson, University of RI, 5:21
Andrew McCann, Fayettevill-Manlius HS, Syracuse, NY; 18 years old; 4:29
Kristen Malloy, Hereford HS, Baltimore, MD; 15 years old; 5:19
Andrew McCann, University of Massachusetts; 19 years old; 4:23:6
Malloy, Hereford HS, Baltimore, MD; 16 years old; 5:16
Jacob Edwards, Southern CT State University; 4:33.
Malloy, Glastonbury High School; 17 years old; 5:14
Westerly Track & Athletic Club
** BOTTONE MILE Record