CAMBRIDGE — The Whirlaway Racing Team hasn’t been a force in the men’s open division in the New England Grand Prix series for years, but that appears to be changing.
In the An Ras More New England 5K championship over the weekend, Whirlaway men’s open team placed first by 11 points over Greater Boston.
Highlighting the title was the 2-3 finish of Whirlaway’s Ruben Sanca (14:40) and Nick Karwoski of Derry (14:53). Scott McGrath of Andover finished 14th in a solid 15:29.
The Whirlaway men also came in third in the seniors division and fifth in the masters. Mike Cooney and Derry’s Paul Doe were the top Whirlaway finishers in the seniors division while Eric Williams led Whirlaway in the Masters Division.
The Whirlaway women, meanwhile, won both the masters and seniors divisions. Christin Doneski (18:48) led the way in the masters, followed by Maria Servin (18:52) and Holly Madden while Servin was the top seniors finisher followed by Derry’s Lisa Zappala (20:52) and Methuen’s Nancy Corsaro (21:05).
The Whirlaway women’s open team came in third led by Derry’s Amy Bernard. She finished 11th overall in 18:32.
The next race in the Grand Prix series will be the Ribfest 4-Miler June 15 in Merrimack, N.H.