Athena Track Club was established in 2006 to provide opportunities for like-minded elite female runners to compete as a team in Masters track, road racing and cross-country events.  We are mothers, doctors, lawyers, accountants, teachers, coaches, cancer survivors and professional women balancing work, sports, healthy living and family responsibilities.  We support each other in all aspects of our lives. Athena is a USATF club and competes locally, nationally and worldwide. 

Up coming events

Previous events

Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix

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February 18 Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler March 18 Haddonfield Adrenaline 5K April 23 Valley Forge Revolutionary 5 Mile May 7 Blue Cross Broad Street Run June 3 Scott Coffee Run 8K September 30 Hands-On House 1/2 Marathon October 8 Delaware Distance Classic 15K November 5 Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge Event10K November 18 Philadelphia 1/2 Marathon & Rothman 8K November 19 Philadelphia Marathon

USATF National Master's Grand Prix

Feb 4 USATF Cross Country Championships Bend, OR Mar 18 Towne Bank Shamrock 8K
Virginia Beach, VA Apr 30 James Joyce Ramble 10K Dedham, MA May 07 Orange County Half Marathon Newport Beach to Costa Mesa, CA Aug 25 HealthPlus CRIM Michigan Mile Flint, MI Oct 01 Syracuse Festival of Races 5K Syracuse, NY Oct 15 USATF Masters 5 km Cross Country Championship
Boston, MA Oct 28 Tulsa Federal Credit Union Run 15K Tulsa, OK Dec 09 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships
Lexington, KY

Mid Atlantic Grand Prix 2016

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March 19 Haddonfield Adrenaline Run 5K
April 3 Caesar Rodney Half Marathon April 17 Valley Forge Revolutionary Run 5M
May 1 Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Mile
June 4 Scott Coffee Moorestown Rotary 8K
Oct 9 Delaware Distance Classic 15K
Oct 30 Penn Medicine Radnor Run 5 Mile
Nov 6 Bridge Challenge 10K
Nov 19, 20 Rothman Institute 8K, Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia Half Marathon

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National Masters News

National Masters News for their May Issue highlights Athena's Julie Hayden and Cheryl Bellaire at IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland W55 Masters 800m Invitational 
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USATF Masters 10K and 1/2 Marathon Championships 

Masters 10k Championships in Dedham, MA April 29th
Athena was first place W50 team Marisa Sutera Strange, Mary Swan, and Lorraine Jasper. Marisa 4th Master, 1st W50, 2nd Age Grade, Mary 1st W55 and Lorraine 3rd W55.

Doreen Startare McCoubrie at rainy Dexter Ann Arbor Run 1/2 Marathon Masters Championships 3rd overall female 1:30:10


Blue Cross Broad Street Run 
1st Master Abby Dean! 
Christy Peterson 1st W40, 4th Master 
Jodi Porter-Bass 10th W40 
Patty Heppelmann 3rd W45 
Julie Rachman Pangburn 6th W50 
Doreen Startare McCoubrie 1st W55 
Coreen Steinbach 1st W65


Rainy Boston Marathon 

Nancy Rollins 1st W70, Doreen Startare McCoubrie 2nd W55 and Terri Cassel 5th W55. 


USATF Masters Indoor Track Championships

Star of the meet was Coreen Steinbach winning the W65 400m 800m, 1500m and 3rd in the 200m.
Sandy Triolo won the W55 400m, 2nd 60m and 2nd 200m.
Terry Ballou W50 2nd 800m and 3rd 400m. 
Julie Hayden W55 2nd 800m, 3rd 400m and 3rd 1500m. 
Cheryl Bellaire W55 2nd 3K and 3rd 800m. 
Sonja Badger W50 2nd 1500m.  
Charmaine Roberts W50 3rd 200m (running with the flu)
Club Relays 2nd W50 4x200 (Sandy Cheryl, Sonja & Charmaine)
1st 4X400 (Terry, Julie, Sonja and Kathy Haubrich)

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USATF Masters 8K Championships 

USATFMasterstrack 8K Championships Athena won W50 team. Marisa Sutera Strange overall winner and top W50. Doreen Startare McCoubrie won W55, 4th overall, Mary Swan 2nd W55 and Julie Pangburn 4th W50.

USATF Cross Country Club Masters Championships
Brutal conditions and very competitive with 118 top cross country runners ....... 29 degrees and 20 mph winds. But Athena finished 2nd W50 team by one point to The Janes. 
Marisa Sutera Strange 1st W50, 9th overall & 2nd age grade. 
W55 Lorraine Jasper 3rd, Mary Swan 7th & Cheryl Bellaire 12th.
Ali Kassens was 15th overall and 8th W40.

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USATF Mid Atlantic Athena Track Club second LDR Grand Prix

Congrats to our friends at Greater Philadelphia Track Club for winningUSATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix. Athena Track Club was 2nd and Philadelphia Runner Track Club 3rd. 

Greater Philadelphia 3,365.938 (420.742 avg AG) 1st 
Athena Track Club 3,295.296 (411.912 avg AG) 2nd 
Philadelphia Runners 3,295.100 (411.887 avg AG) 3rd 

Age Group Standings(6 races score - 3 to count): 
W40's Marcie Heil 1st, Patty Hepplemann 3rd 
W45's Abby Dean 2nd, Carol Kolimago 3rd, Tara Smith 4th 
W50's Julie Pangburn 1st, Betsy Stewart 2nd 
W55's Doreen McCoubrie 2nd, Lorraine Jasper 3rd

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USATF Annual Meeting Columbus, OH Awards Announced
Marisa Sutera Strange won Cross Country Master Athlete of Year and Long Distance age group winner! Lorraine Jasper was a age group winners in track and field!

Athena Mile News

Last week at Potomac Valley Games. Lorraine Jasper set a new American W55 Record in the mile with a time of 5:39.46.  This weekend's 5th Avenue Mile Christy Peterson was second W40 5:04.


Athena at NCCWMA Championships Toronto, Canada

Coreen Steinbach  W65 Gold 400m and 800m, Silver 1500m
Lorraine Jasper W55 Gold 400m, 800m and 1500m
Cheryl Bellaire W55 Gold Steeplechase, Bronze 300m hurdles and 800m
Sandy Triolo  W55 Silver 100m and 200m, Bronze 400m, Gold 4x100 and 4X400


Athena at USATF Master's Outdoor Championships, Baton Rouge

Athena had 12 Golds, 5 Silvers and 3 Bronzes.  Lead by Nancy Rollins W70 who won the 400, 800, 1500, 5000 and 10,000 and Charmaine Roberts with 2 individual Golds in the W50 200 and 400.  Her 400 time was .06 seconds off the W50 record.
2 golds W50 4x100 and 4x400 club relays (Triolo, Bellaire, Roux, Roberts)
Coreen Steinbach W65 1st 400, 2nd 800 and 1500
Cheryl Bellaire W55 1st 2K Steeplechase, 3rd 800 and 300 hurdles, 4th 1500
Maryline Roux W50 1st Pent, 4th 200, 4th Javelin
Sandy Triolo W55 2nd 100 and 400, 3rd 200
Mary Swan W55 2nd 10,000, 5th 1500


Athena World Indoor Master's Championships
Daegu, South Korea

Lorraine Jasper  Won Gold W55 800m and 1500m, Bronze 400m
Correen Steinbach W65 Bronze 3000m and1500m, 4th 800m
Cheryl Bellaire W55 Bronze 3000m, 5th 800m and 6th 400m 
Charmaine Roberts W45 5th 400m (soon to be W50)
Cheryl and Lorraine part of USA Gold W55 4X200 with Sandy Triolo and Joy Upshaw American record 2:00.51!!

USATF Mid Atlantic Awards Banquet 
Athena Track Club won LDR Grand Prix Adult Club of the Year!

Doreen Startare McCoubrie Masters Runner of Year! 
Julie Rachman Pangburn 3rd Overall Grand Prix and tied 1st W50 
Abby Dean 7th Overall Grand Prix and 1st W40 
Marcie Homan Heil 3rd W40 
Leslee Hoey 1st W45 
Lorraine Jasper tied Julie 1st W50, 2nd Grandmaster Off Road 
Mary Swan 2nd W55 
Cheryl Bellaire Excellence in Track and Field



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