The past four days have truly been incredible for NE Distance.

On Friday, GoLocal LIVE News Editor Kate Nagle welcomed NE Distance founder Nich Haber and athletes Brian Crimmins, Aaron Dinzeo, Katie Spratford and Henry Sterling into the Navigant Credit Union Broadcast Center to discuss the dual mission of the organization.

When asked about youth involvement programs, each member expressed the impact community engagement in Woonsocket and Providence has had not just on their lives, but also the positive influence it has had on the children.

“It has been great for the kids,” said Haber. “They look up to our athletes like they are spandex-clad superheroes. It’s an exciting way for these kids to have such great role models.”

The athletes also provided insight into how they first became interested in running, what their training regime is, recent success, and goals they have for 2019. For Dinzeo, a year of recovering from injury has him focused and determined to dominate in 2019.

“I am healthy now training full go,” said Dinzeo. “I am very similar to Katie, looking to qualify for the US Championships in the 10k, knock some time off my PRs, get out there and really just compete.”

To watch the entire GoLocal Live segment featuring NE Distance, click here.

But the weekend was just getting started.

On Friday and Saturday, NE Distance athletes Brian Crimmins, Caitlin Marino, John Schilkowsky and Henry Sterling competed in the David Hemery Valentine Indoor Invitational at Boston University. The results are as follows:

Brian Crimmins | Men’s Mile | Section 4 | 5th place | 4:10.40
Caitlin Marino | Women’s Mile | Section 7 | 9th place | 5:12.08
John Schilkowsky | Men’s 1000M | Section 6 | 8th place | 2:36.10
Henry Sterling | Men’s 3000M | Section 1 | 10th place | 8:02.35 (NEW PR!)

Congratulations to everyone on strong finishes at BU this past weekend! This upcoming week we have the USATF New England Indoor Track & Field Championship at Harvard University on Sunday, Feb. 17, as well as Aaron Dinzeo competing in Ireland.

Thank you to everyone who has been following our journey over the years. We cannot wait to see what the Spring has in store for our athletes and other ways we can spread our message.

Quiet on the Set! Loud on the Track!