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by Dickson Mercer April 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm 228 0

By Dickson Mercer
Alexandria, VA
April 22, 2012
For the Washington Running Report

Sean Graham almost backed out. In the week leading up to today’s George Washington Parkway Classic, the 32-year-old Pacers athlete missed three days of training due to illness. By Friday, Graham was feeling better. By Saturday, elite athlete coordinator Jordan Zwick was urging him to give it a shot.

[button-red url=”http://www.swimbikerunphoto.com” target=”_self” position=”left”] Photos [/button-red]Good thing Graham took Zwick’s advice. Near the 7-mile mark, Graham took the lead and proceeded to put 61 seconds on runner-up Eddie Jones, 35, of Boise, ID. He won Pacers Event’s annual 10-mile race in 51:03.

Running his first race in the DC area, Jones was impressed. “I started pulling away and he just came out of nowhere,” he said of Graham at the finish in Old Town Alexandria.

Graham moved to Arlington from Oregon three years ago. Both he and Jones have sub 14-minute 5K speed and are relatively new to the 10-mile race distance.

Runners were greeted at the start in Mount Vernon with overcast skies, a cool temperature, and an off-and-on drizzle. For the first hour or so, rain was not much of a factor. And even though the rolling point-to-point course on the George Washington Parkway featured a fairly steady headwind, runners mostly praised the conditions.

“It was not too hot, not too cold, pretty much perfect for 10 miles,” Graham said.

Matthew Barresi, 29, of Falls Church was third in 52:18. Jordan McDougal, 24, and Charlie Ban, 29, of McLean ran 52:52 and 53:24, respectively, rounding out the race’s contest for top Americans. Ethiopia’s Seife Geletu broke up the contingent with a time of 52:41, good for 4th overall.

Geletu lives in Washington, DC with fellow Ethiopian and course record-holder Demesse Tefera, who in 2007 posted 47:30. (The women’s course record-holder is Tatiana Chulakh of Russia, who the same year clocked 55:39.)

Derik Thomas, 46, of Alexandria was top master in 57:33.

“There was a headwind,” Thomas said. “It was steady. Once you got to mile 8, you were exposed to it. It hit hard.”

Thomas, however, had the benefit of a pack to work with – five guys working together, running in a line – that carried him through a negative-split effort, he said.

Thomas’s wife, Lisa Thomas, was second in 1:00:25, bested only by Ethiopia’s Tiringo Getachew Shiferaw.

“The weather was hard,” said Shiferaw, who was pleased to get the win in 58:50.

Thomas, 36, competed in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in January but has nonetheless maintained a steady spring racing schedule. This was her best finish at the GW Parkway Classic yet.

“It usually takes something like this … to get me concentrated for the summer and fall,” said Thomas.

Laura O’Hara, 32, of Alexandria was third in 1:01:04. Michaela Courtney of Arlington (1:02:24), Kerry Allen of DC (1:02:39), and Jenny FitzGerald (1:02:55) of Woodbridge, VA rounded out the top 5 Americans. Samantha Kirby Cole, 43, of Arlington was top master and 9th overall in 1:04:48.

With more than 8,000 runners registered, the 10-miler had nearly 5,000 finishers and the 5K had more than 800.

For Andrea Ricketts, 28, of Alexandria, who wore a Boston Marathon shirt, today’s 10-mile race gave her confidence that recent injury troubles are behind her, she said. Ricketts finished in 1:12:33 and is plotting a return to Hopkinton.

From the finish chute, runners had just a short walk to the post-race celebration in Oronoco Bay Park.

Before heading there, Greg Gonzalez, 41, sporting the T-shirt from his first race –

October’s Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon – took a second or two to catch his breath.

Gonzalez’ friend and coach, Noah Simon, 36, of Arlington, a runner of 15 years, was congratulating him for running a huge “PR,” except Gonzalez had no idea what the term meant.

“I don’t know what that means … Oh, personal best,” he said.

As it happens, Gonzalez had entered the GW Parkway Classic, his second race, with the simple goal of averaging faster than the 8:28 pace he had averaged in October. But, pushed by Simon, Gonzalez gutted out 1:16:44, nearly a minute-per-mile faster than that.

Just a year ago, the lawyer discovered that running helped him solve problems he was having with his back.

 

10 Mile

FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime Nettime 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1    52 Shiferaw Tiringo-Geta  27 Alexandria         VA 58:49.2 58:49.2 
    2    32 Lisa Thomas            36 Alexandria         VA 60:24.2 60:23.9 
    3     8 Laura O'Hara           32 Alexandria         VA 61:03.6 61:03.6 
    4     5 Michaela Courtney      28 Arlington          VA 62:23.9 62:23.9 
    5  4092 Kerry Allen            23 Washington         DC 62:38.9 62:38.2 
    6  4449 Jenny Fitzgerald       32 Woodbridge         VA 62:55.6 62:54.9 

                           MALE OVERALL RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime Nettime 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1     4 Sean Graham            32 Alexandria         VA 51:02.6 51:02.6 
    2     2 Eddie Ernest-Jones     35 Boise              ID 52:03.1 52:03.1 
    3  3144 Matthew Barresi        29 Falls Church       VA 52:17.9 52:17.9 
    4    49 Seife Geletu           30 Washington         DC 52:41.0 52:41.0 
    5    38 Jordan McDougal        24 Warrenton          VA 52:51.8 52:51.8 
    6    18 Charlie Ban            29 McLean             VA 53:23.1 53:22.9 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  10 - 19

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3222 Katie Necochea         17 Springfield        VA 1:12:25.5 1:11:57.8 
    2  4379 Mary Johnson           18 Alexandria         VA 1:30:01.4 1:27:46.2 
    3   925 Lyssa Bantleon         19 Sewickley          PA 1:29:08.8 1:27:59.8 
    4  4984 Tate-Louisa Mikkelsen  14 Alexandria         VA 1:33:33.3 1:32:07.0 
    5  3518 Kayla Stamey           17 Herndon            VA 1:34:36.0 1:34:02.2 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  10 - 19

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1300 Lewis Millholland      16 Falls Church       VA 1:04:38.4 1:04:35.7 
    2  3970 Murray Iv Johnston     14 Alexandria         VA 1:17:51.2 1:17:12.6 
    3  5265 James Culcasi          16 Merchantville      NJ 1:19:49.3 1:17:36.3 
    4  2412 John Green             16 Arlington          VA 1:19:19.5 1:18:55.0 
    5  1793 Eric Esposito          14 Sterling           VA 1:20:07.7 1:19:52.2 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  20 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2063 Kyra Rathbun           25 Alexandria         VA 1:03:02.6 1:03:01.2 
    2  5201 Lauren Woodall         26 Washington         DC 1:03:10.6 1:03:10.2 
    3  1839 Phoebe Markle          28 Alexandria         VA 1:04:52.7 1:04:50.3 
    4  6091 Sarah Brown            25 Washington         DC 1:05:32.0 1:05:30.9 
    5  4469 Katie Schettig         29 Washington         DC 1:05:39.0 1:05:34.1 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  20 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    51 Chalie Bitew           24 Washington         DC   54:00.1   54:00.1 
    2    19 Garret Martucci        23 Arlington          VA   55:06.0   55:06.0 
    3  1066 Gregory Mariano        26 Arlington          VA   55:41.3   55:41.3 
    4  4089 Brian McCabe           26 Washington         DC   56:22.2   56:22.2 
    5  1119 Tripp Southerland      27 Washington         DC   57:08.4   57:08.4 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  4209 Stephanie George       30 Chevy Chase        MD 1:06:59.0 1:06:55.6 
    2  2726 Georgeanne Fayrweathe  33 Annandale          VA 1:07:10.4 1:07:05.7 
    3  4353 Amanda Juratovic       33 Alexandria         VA 1:08:47.1 1:08:34.8 
    4  5712 Abigail Stiles         32 Norfolk            VA 1:09:09.8 1:09:03.8 
    5    57 Kimberly Gayton        37 Wellington         VA 1:10:49.1 1:10:34.5 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1495 Hugh Toland            31 Fairfax            VA   55:31.4   55:31.4 
    2  1643 Jose I Gonzalez        33 Arlington          VA   55:34.3   55:34.3 
    3  5747 Keith Levasseur        33 Columbia           MD   57:31.9   57:31.9 
    4  4676 Jeremiah Doyle         31 Arlington          VA   58:42.8   58:42.8 
    5   179 Richard Rapine         39 Alexandria         VA   59:12.8   59:12.4 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1     9 Samantha Cole          43 Arlington          VA 1:04:47.5 1:04:47.2 
    2  5710 Suzanne Himes          42 Alexandria         VA 1:05:48.3 1:05:42.6 
    3     7 Bridget Bowers         41 Alexandria         VA 1:07:08.2 1:07:06.8 
    4  2086 Lori Wallace           41 Alexandria         VA 1:12:15.9 1:07:27.5 
    5  3541 Amy Smith              41 Fairfax            VA 1:09:58.1 1:09:48.7 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  4423 David Kent             40 Arlington          VA   59:59.5   59:59.5 
    2  4323 Evan Weisel            40 Alexandria         VA 1:00:13.9 1:00:13.9 
    3  4063 Andrew Pugh            42 Washington         DC 1:00:47.6 1:00:43.1 
    4   116 Dave Cahill            40 Arlington          VA 1:01:27.7 1:01:26.4 
    5  4036 Reynolds Wilson        40 Arlington          VA 1:01:48.8 1:01:47.1 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  45 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1   770 Mary Gellerup Bolich   49 Plymouth           WI 1:10:24.1 1:10:19.7 
    2  2659 Elizabeth Dann         45 Arlington          VA 1:14:58.5 1:14:41.1 
    3  5064 Barbara Noe            47 Alexandria         VA 1:16:10.8 1:16:10.8 
    4  5838 Nancy Lopez            46 Alexandria         VA 1:21:11.5 1:16:34.8 
    5  5755 Patricia Cuff          47 Alexandria         VA 1:18:13.4 1:17:48.0 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  45 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    35 Derik Thomas           46 Alexandria         VA   57:33.0   57:33.0 
    2  5987 Chris Rotunno          49 Washington         DC 1:02:46.3 1:02:44.2 
    3   629 John Rhodes            46 Herndon            VA 1:03:25.1 1:03:23.0 
    4  4132 Shawn Buettner         45 Washington         DC 1:05:18.6 1:04:01.4 
    5  2518 Kenneth Springer       45 Alexandria         VA 1:04:18.4 1:04:05.6 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 54

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2657 Lorraine Ross          51 Arlington          VA 1:12:20.3 1:12:11.1 
    2   952 Teresa Lent            50 Arlington          VA 1:14:22.7 1:14:04.4 
    3  4891 Blake Rushin           50 Vienna             VA 1:17:09.9 1:17:00.3 
    4  2941 Linda Kennedy          51 Alexandria         VA 1:19:42.3 1:19:06.3 
    5   409 Darcy Gruttadaro       51 Arlington          VA 1:20:30.3 1:19:13.0 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 54

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    48 Greg Cauller           52 York               PA   59:33.2   59:33.2 
    2  5986 William Clem           52 Bethesda           MD 1:06:26.5 1:06:23.8 
    3  5988 Philip Bender          50 Washington         DC 1:10:16.8 1:10:10.2 
    4  1682 Gregg Brinegar         51 Alexandria         VA 1:10:19.9 1:10:15.6 
    5  2336 Gerald Bruce           51 Alexandria         VA 1:11:40.8 1:11:31.9 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  55 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  4972 Carole Jones           55 Ashburn            VA 1:13:35.5 1:13:20.4 
    2  2817 Julie Lee              55 Arlington          VA 1:23:53.5 1:23:38.7 
    3  3521 Joanne Hampton         55 Purcellville       VA 1:24:15.9 1:23:42.2 
    4  1619 Tobin Gatto            56 Alexandria         VA 1:26:48.2 1:25:28.0 
    5  3575 Martha Martin          55 Burke              VA 1:26:36.0 1:25:58.7 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  55 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1873 Bruce Halpin           55 Ashburn            VA 1:04:55.1 1:04:53.1 
    2  4278 Dan Mendelson          55 Washington         DC 1:08:36.6 1:08:35.7 
    3  2553 Peter Blair            56 Alexandria         VA 1:10:49.8 1:10:31.8 
    4  5084 Ken Krehbiel           58 Washington         DC 1:12:57.5 1:12:54.9 
    5   586 Steve Thienel          59 Columbia           MD 1:13:08.8 1:12:58.0 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 64

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1   793 Lynne Kidder           61 Frederick          MD 1:31:21.4 1:30:57.7 
    2  2425 Leslie Stanfield       62 Reston             VA 1:32:32.7 1:30:58.5 
    3  2465 Shirley Compton        63 New Middletown     OH 1:36:57.1 1:33:30.2 
    4  1951 Tom Montgomery         62 Woodbridge         VA 1:36:18.9 1:34:20.0 
    5   888 Mariam Morad           62 San Diego          CA 1:40:19.9 1:39:03.7 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 64

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  6356 Chris Arey             61 Stafford           VA 1:11:13.0 1:11:00.6 
    2  2798 Donald Kearns Jr       60 Falling Waters     WV 1:13:22.6 1:13:08.3 
    3  1833 Harry O'Hara           63 Fredonia           NY 1:13:15.4 1:13:11.7 
    4  3120 Frank Spicer Jr        60 Clifton            VA 1:16:32.9 1:16:27.0 
    5  4798 Norm Seip              60 Alexandria         VA 1:17:29.2 1:17:08.4 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  65 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1780 Mary Napoleon          66 Batesville         VA 1:33:53.6 1:32:24.1 
    2  1192 Lucia Davidson         66 Arlington          VA 1:34:46.2 1:33:07.6 
    3  3852 Shelley Prince         65 Mc Lean            VA 1:39:57.7 1:39:57.7 
    4  2881 Donna Casey            65 Annandale          VA 1:51:10.5 1:47:01.8 
    5   135 Maryellen Cameron      68 Falls Church       VA 2:01:28.3 1:59:06.4 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  65 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  4678 Bob Chase              66 Falls Church       VA 1:15:02.6 1:14:55.7 
    2  4351 Alan Ryder             65 Big Flats          NY 1:22:13.9 1:21:43.0 
    3  4350 Stephen Banks          66 Springfield        VA 1:22:23.7 1:21:45.5 
    4  2776 Gary Chase             67 Lorton             VA 1:23:55.7 1:23:00.2 
    5  4390 Krupakar Revanna       68 Falls Church       VA 1:25:25.3 1:24:37.7 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 74

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  4907 Nancy Linck            70 Alexandria         VA 1:45:56.1 1:43:44.1 
    2  4661 John Finney Jr.        72 Arlington          VA 1:54:12.1 1:52:06.2 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 74

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3663 Leon Sample            72 Alexandria         VA 1:27:44.4 1:27:23.2 
    2   609 Bill Earner            70 Crownsville        MD 1:42:16.4 1:40:15.4 
    3   633 Gene Simaitis          74 Bowie              MD 1:56:45.2 1:52:47.2 
    4  1360 Eric Thompson          70 Chevy Chase        MD 2:08:47.8 2:03:43.4 
    5  2808 Robert Mulholland      73 Accokeek           MD 2:16:23.8 2:13:38.5 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  75 - 79

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  75 - 79

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  80 - 84

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  80 - 84

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1     1 Don Trilling           84 Alexandria         VA 3:18:12.4 3:18:12.4

5K

                          FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime Nettime 
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  8936 Jackie Gruendel       5K    37 Clifton            VA 18:03.9 18:03.9 
    2  8682 Alexandra Smargiassi  5K    20 Washington         DC 20:21.3 20:20.9 
    3  9008 Helen Knudsen         5K    31 Washington         DC 22:11.6 22:08.9 

                           MALE OVERALL RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime Nettime 
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  8613 Keith Freeburn        5K    38 Centreville        VA 17:49.1 17:49.1 
    2  8436 Brad Byrnes           5K    32 Alexandria         VA 18:07.9 18:07.9 
    3  8367 Connor Pearson        5K    17 Alexandria         VA 18:37.1 18:37.0 

                         FEMALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 09

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8931 Eva Haddock           5K     9 Alexandria         VA   36:12.7   34:53.8 
    2  8483 Khalean Honesty       5K     9                         44:21.3   42:53.8 
    3  8754 Samantha Uhrin        5K     8 Alexandria         VA   43:59.3   43:24.0 

                          MALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 09

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  9182 George Pacious        5K     8 Alexandria         VA   27:22.5   26:31.3 
    2  8296 Charlie McCoy         5K     8 Arlington          VA   27:30.5   27:30.5 
    3  8692 Ian Magnell           5K     9 Woodbridge         VA   30:55.7   30:00.5 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  10 - 19

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8435 Elley Donnelly        5K    16 Fort Belvoir       VA   25:55.9   25:25.2 
    2  8060 Kassie Smith          5K    16 Virginia Beach     VA   26:55.6   26:23.9 
    3  8438 Catherine Logrande    5K    13 Alexandria         VA   26:36.8   26:28.7 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  10 - 19

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8439 Michael Logrande      5K    15 Alexandria         VA   18:51.9   18:51.8 
    2  9052 Tucker Burnett        5K    15 Alexandria         VA   22:33.8   22:06.7 
    3  8596 Andrew Wright         5K    11 Indian Head        MD   22:24.8   22:24.8 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  20 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8154 Aliza Caplan          5K    25 Philadelphia       PA   22:18.0   22:08.9 
    2  9035 Lauren Groth          5K    28 Washington         DC   24:01.7   23:59.8 
    3  1543 Emily Godenschwager   5K    27 Reston             VA   24:04.1   24:03.2 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  20 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8111 Miguel Matta          5K    27 Arlington          VA   19:24.2   19:24.0 
    2  8187 Thomas Johnson        5K    28 Alexandria         VA   20:40.5   20:39.5 
    3  8169 Wade Meyers           5K    23 Raleigh            NC   22:14.3   21:30.0 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8179 Laura Scott           5K    35 Arlington          VA   24:33.6   24:14.9 
    2  8878 Laura Bryan           5K    32 Springfield        VA   25:30.3   25:26.4 
    3  8723 Sara Olsen            5k    33 Gaithersburg       MD   25:50.8   25:36.1 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8775 Ellins Thomas         5K    31 Gainesville        VA   18:46.2   18:46.2 
    2  8901 Jason Bryan           5K    32 Springfield        VA   19:27.9   19:27.9 
    3  9009 Brian Knudsen         5K    33 Washington         DC   20:36.2   20:35.6 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8186 Rebecca Cranna        5K    43 Annandale          VA   26:57.9   26:49.5 
    2  8651 Stephanie Ruiz        5K    43 Arlington          VA   27:34.4   27:29.6 
    3  8328 Liz Brinson           5K    41 Silver Spring      MD   28:42.6   27:33.2 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8678 Matt Erskine          5K    42 Arlington          VA   22:29.2   22:28.0 
    2  8581 Alex Garrett          5K    43 Fairfax            VA   23:17.7   23:04.9 
    3  9188 Daniel Twomey         5K    43 Alexandria         VA   23:24.5   23:20.0 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  45 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  9059 Lorraine Wilson       5K    46 Great Falls        VA   25:08.2   25:04.8 
    2  8180 Cheryl Logan          5K    46 Arlington          VA   26:29.1   26:05.9 
    3  9115 Sharon Hancock        5K    46 Ashburn            VA   27:52.5   27:26.0 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  45 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8607 Robert Martin         5K    48 Fairfax Station    VA   20:05.0   20:05.0 
    2  8635 Jack Tade             5K    47 Falls Church       VA   20:45.6   20:45.5 
    3  8948 Mark Harris           5K    49 Alexandria         VA   21:28.7   21:10.6 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 54

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8380 Sandy Thurston        5K    54 Arlington          VA   27:06.8   27:00.2 
    2  8057 Victoria Nguyen       5K    52 Arlington          VA   27:02.8   27:02.8 
    3  8056 Paige Jones           5K    50 Alexandria         VA   28:12.3   27:54.7 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 54

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  9053 Wally Burnett         5K    53 Alexandria         VA   27:48.9   27:21.2 
    2  6066 Chuck Tyrpak          5K    51 Reston             VA   28:25.1   27:48.7 
    3  8015 Scott Smith           5K    50 Dumfries           VA   28:23.6   27:51.4 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  55 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8560 Merrilee Seidman      5K    57 Alexandria         VA   25:25.2   25:25.2 
    2  8817 Grace Rascati         5K    55 Alexandria         VA   28:01.0   27:58.0 
    3  8206 Rita Cook             5K    57 Bethesda           MD   28:58.4   28:54.9 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  55 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8542 Gary Presuhn          5K    57 Burke              VA   20:22.6   20:22.6 
    2  8559 Paul Bousel           5K    58 Alexandria         VA   20:50.6   20:50.6 
    3  8529 Kenyon Erickson       5K    58 Vienna             VA   21:00.0   20:59.6 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 64

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8401 Shannon Burcroff      5K    61 Alexandria         VA   32:18.3   32:00.0 
    2  8053 Margaret Stancampiano 5K    62 Vienna             VA   34:30.7   33:41.2 
    3  8309 Lynn Amende           5K    61 Edgewater          MD   34:27.4   34:10.4 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 64

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  9012 Fred Protopappas      5K    63 Silver Spring      MD   22:44.3   22:41.7 
    2  9016 Edwin Patout          5K    63 Washington         DC   26:31.8   26:26.3 
    3  9011 Curt Demars-Johnson   5K    61 Okemos             MI   28:29.9   28:03.5 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  65 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    79 Linda Kornett         5K    65 Annandale          VA   37:50.9   36:57.6 
    2  8355 Teresa Revanna        5K    65 Falls Church       VA   46:09.8   45:30.2 
    3  8386 Susan Scott           5K    66 Spotsylvania       VA   51:17.7   50:27.9 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  65 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8881 Keith Padgett         5K    65 Alexandria         VA   26:28.0   26:25.8 
    2  8297 Ernesto Reyes         5K    66 Arlington          VA   30:49.8   30:40.4 
    3  9017 Warren Snaider        5K    65 Washington         DC   33:00.4   32:30.4 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 74

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 74

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8908 John Gluck            5K    74 Alexandria         VA   25:53.2   25:49.0 
    2  8141 Jim Verdier           5K    70 Alexandria         VA   30:13.9   30:13.8 
    3  9176 Carl Magnell          5K    71 Woodbridge         VA   42:21.2   41:25.9 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  75 - 79

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  75 - 79

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  80 - 84

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8359 Marilyn Karoly        5K    82 Alexandria         VA 1:08:47.0 1:08:09.0 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  80 - 84

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8612 Larry Dickerson       5K    80 Burke              VA   28:29.8   28:28.3

“At this time last year,” Gonzalez admitted, “there was no way I could envision ever running a 10-mile race.”

by James Moreland March 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm 116 0

By James Moreland
Broadlands, VA
March 10, 2012
For the Washington Running Report

In its 20th year this popular 5 mile race upgraded yet again. First, they certified the course (over the years the race has started from a quite a few different sides of the course). The race has already been famous for its prolific random awards. This year the race expanded to five year age groups to make the age challenge even more fair. The food has always been fun with dozens of doughnuts and coffee to go along with the healthier apples and bananas. This year there were scores of commemorative cupcakes with eatable logos. Comparing the different types for taste was an enviable task.

Last year David Nightingale battled Karl Dusen for the title winning in 23:56. Dusen’s 24:03 was solidly ahead of third place Gurmessa Megressa’s 24:25. Last year the event was a week after the mammoth St. Patrick’s Day 8K, which had been won by Demesse Tefera. Tefera started but dropped last year. This year Tefera battled New York’s Teklu Deneke, pulling away in the final sixty meter down hill charge to finish in 24:55. Dusen finished third this year in 25:53, all alone with fourth place Charlie Ban arriving nearly two minutes later. The certified course was about 250 feet longer than last year but that hardly explains the slower times. The sunny day was cool with a more than just pleasant breeze. The top reason may be that tomorrow will be national class competition at the massive (7500 person) St. Patrick’s Day 8K. Tefera will be there to defend his title.

On the women’s side which has now become the larger of the two sexes in most races, the course saw seven runners more than a minute faster than last year’s champion. Runner-up and former Runner Rankings champion Hirut Mandefro could not keep pace with Askale Merachi, a new face in town. Mandefro ran a very nice 29:02 but she was closely shadowed by two new faces, Anna Gosselin, 23, in 29:10 and Maura Carroll, 22, in 29:13. Merachi turned the final corner in seventh overall at 28:28. If the course had been a few meters longer she would have finished her rundown of sixth place man Bryan Young 28:26.

Peggy Yetman, 43 of Leesburg, VA was testing the waters again in her first race since surgery in December. Everyone in the field was amazed by her excellent 29:16, staying with the lead pack the whole way. She will tell you she was delighted with the race .She will thinking, “Another month of recovery and I could have one it all.” One of her first races after she arrived from Texas was right here just five seconds short of the title in 29:01. Mandana Mortazavi, 48, (in photo) was the second master in 35:47.

After the race, there were lots of folks to thank for the race’s continuous success and checks for Children’s National Medical Center. The race won a special award to get an additional $75,000 to add to the already massive $106,000 they had gathered from the proceeds of the event.

 

Awards

FEMALE OVERALL
Place Num   Name                    Age City                  Time  
===== ===== ======================= === ===================== ===== 
    1     4 Askale Merachi           24 Washington DC         28:28 
    2   536 Hirut Mandefro           26 Washington DC         29:02 
    3   617 Anna Gosselin            23 Vienna VA             29:10 

MALE OVERALL
Place Num   Name                    Age City                  Time  
===== ===== ======================= === ===================== ===== 
    1     5 Teklu Deneke             32 New York NY           24:55 
    2     3 Demesse Tefera           29 Washington DC         25:00 
    3   615 Karl Dusen               29 Mt Airy MD            25:53 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 14
    1   556 Logan Cunningham         14 Ashburn VA            39:32 
    2   123 Campbell Brown           13 Herndon VA            44:21 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 14
    1   482 Jonathan Kerr            13 Ashburn VA            39:10 
    2   381 Andrew Bouras            13 Ashburn VA            39:29 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19
    1   289 Melissa Saunders         19 Potomac Falls VA      32:04 
    2    26 Amelia Jones             17 Baltimore MD          33:16 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19
    1   481 Alex Kerr                18 Ashburn VA            30:13 
    2   329 Steven Hurwitt           19 Ashburn VA            30:23 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1   613 Maura Carroll            22 Washington DC         29:12 
    2   270 Elisabeth Flores         21 Sterling VA           35:34 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1   107 John Baldwin             20 Reston VA             31:09 
    2   630 Jim Bradshaw Jr          20 Springfield VA        35:04 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1   616 Susan Hendrick           26 Washington DC         30:01 
    2   299 Jessie Yester            27 Richmond VA           30:31 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1   614 Charlie Ban              27 Falls Church VA       27:48 
    2   407 Nyandusi Omurwa          28 Kingston PA           28:02 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1   233 Erica Cline              33 Leesburg VA           35:59 
    2   247 Kathryn Hessen           32 Ashburn VA            37:07 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1   612 Brian Young              33 Washington DC         28:25 
    2   635 Ryan Parks               33 Fairfax VA            32:40 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1   239 Kathleen West            36 Chantilly VA          37:54 
    2   181 Sally Stevenson          38 Ashburn VA            38:38 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1   601 Gregory Stemberger       35 South Riding VA       28:43 
    2   602 Brian Szabos             38 South Riding VA       29:33 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1   494 Peggy Yetman             43 Leesburg VA           29:15 
    2   323 Jill Benhart             43 Broadlands VA         40:06 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1   467 Andrew O'Brien           41 Centreville VA        30:51 
    2   550 Atle Nesheim             43 Ashburn VA            32:42 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1   604 Mandana Mortazavi        48 Leesburg VA           35:27 
    2   487 Stephanie Cappiello      48 Ashburn VA            39:27 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1   619 Jim Nielsen              46 Ashburn VA            29:11 
    2   549 Jeff Gilliland           47 Clifton VA            32:34 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1    25 Judy Graham              54 Baltimore MD          37:03 
    2   399 Sarah Buckheit           51 Reston VA             37:59 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1   542 Martin Calhoun           50 Herndon VA            30:18 
    2    24 Nicholas Jones           52 Baltimore MD          32:37 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1    40 Elizabeth Baumgarten     55 Stone Ridge VA        38:14 
    2   497 Carol Beaupre            55 Ashburn VA            45:50 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1   129 Kevin Apsley             55 Herndon VA            35:22 
    2   448 Rob Colburn              56 Ashburn VA            37:01 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1   310 Linda Leatherbury        60 Great Falls VA        69:20 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1   334 Bill Koetter             63 Ashburn VA            42:36 
    2   434 Ting Yi Oei              63 Reston VA             43:56 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69
    1   254 John Baxter              65 Fairfax VA            41:37 
    2   219 Donald Burnham           65 Aldie VA              48:42 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 99
    1   362 Chan Robbins             74 Arlington VA          40:20 
    2   125 James Chapman            71 Herndon VA            41:17 

MALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1   390 Dimitri Shanin          35 M Springfield VA       34:16

FEMALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1   389 Regina Pace             41 F Springfield VA       41:05

 

by Brenda Barrera March 19, 2011 at 3:52 pm 128 0

By James Moreland
Broadlands, VA
March 19, 2011
For the Washington Running Report

Elite racers get ready to rumble in Jon Hickman photo.

On the cusp of spring more than five hundred runners turned out for a glorious day. Scores of children enjoyed the one mile fun run. This race is famous for its scores of prizes for the young ones as well as the large amounts of money designated for Children’s National Medical Center. This year the check was for $65,000. In today’s race one young lady who you might have thought was more suited for the mile earned the “youngest, fastest award.” Ivy Richerson, just five-year-old ran the full five miles in 52:49.

There were some lone, lean runners ready to go after the cash money for the top three. Regulars Demesse Tefera and former winner Gurmessa Megerssa were, as always, among the favorites. Just last week Tefera had won it all at the St. Patrick’s Day 8K in 24:22 and event record holder (23:36) Megerssa had been fourth in 24:49. Megerssa told us that they had been doing some really challenging track workouts and Tefera had overdone it a bit and had to pull out of the race.

There were three sections in the top eight runners. Megerssa was tucked in behind Karl Dusen and David Nightingale going for the cash. Dusen was one of five runners sporting Georgetown Running logos that all finished in the top eight. The course is a fast, fair course but the first mile is a steady uphill to separate the wheat from the chaff. In the second pack Sam Luff and Ryan Hanson of Rockville were taking on Allen Carr of Washington, DC. Carr has not been seen in the last year or so but it is clear he has been training. With a light breeze it is important not to left runners pull away. Drafting helps. A couple hundred meters back Charlie Ban and Jake green were keeping each other honest. Both broke 27:00, which has been fast enough to win this race in past years. Not today.

In 2009 Abraham Ng’etich set the event record in a blazing 23:43. In all, twenty runners have broken 25:00 on this fast, runner friendly course. In the final mile Nightingale (in photo) with the longer legs pulled away to win with 23:56; a tie for the second fastest time for the event. Julius Gwako won a photo finish in that identical time with Michel Khbotov in 2003 on the old course. Megressa loped in shortly afterward in 24:25.

The age groups are only two deep in ten year age groups so the competition is fierce and usually won by the runners who have just entered an age group. Allen Vaughan, 60, was looking around at the start and felt comfortable about his chances. He started out conservatively, taking the first mile in 7:15. Then he just kept powering away to win in a very nice 35:08.

The grandmaster champion was Kevin Washburn, 53, of Centreville, VA (in photo) in 33:40. Everyone recognizes the Washburn name. Walt Washburn, who turns 89 in October, has been a regular on the racing circuit for scores of years. He owns three American records for 80 and older. Until lately he was an active member of the 50 Plus Club, a club with a goal to race fifty races in a year. Walt had a few setbacks but do not be surprised if he comes back out on the roads again. Mike Cannon, who was second grandmaster in 35:02, is also a 50 Plus club member who ran 66 races in 2010. Not far behind is Myron Kremer, 54, of  Winchester, VA who ran 68 races in 2010.

For the women, 49-year-old Linda Foley was one of the pre race favorites. More than once she has been the overall winner and is always ranked near the top of her division. She had a very nice race running mostly alone in 32:41. This year none of the elite open racers were racing here. Foley’s 32:12 only bought her eighth place last year. In 2009 Phebe Ko ran an excellent 27:54 to set the standard for the current course. Naoko Ishibe has the event record racing 27:52 in 2003.

Today Elizabeth Young (in photo) took charge early. She race unchallenged to a nifty 31:28 victory. Amy Franklin, 25, Ashburn, VA was third in 33:31. Just like the men there was a gap and then another pack of three. They flew home in the mid 35:00s. Then the final competitors in the eight pack were Leslie Fajfar and Van Metre veteran Erica Cline just faster than 37:00. Pane, 51, of Clifton, VA was the top grandmaster in 37:26. There no women older than 58 in the event.

Runners delighted to coffee and doughnuts on both sides of the race as well as fresh fruit. No race has more random prizes.

                   Awards Listing (No Duplicate Prizes)
                          Age Groups by Net Time

FEMALE OVERALL
Place Num   Name                    Age City                  Time  
===== ===== ======================= === ===================== ===== 
    1   488 Elizabeth Young          31 Washington DC         31:28 
    2   579 Linda Foley              49 Oak Hill VA           32:41 
    3    45 Amy Franklin             25 Ashburn VA            33:31 

MALE OVERALL
Place Num   Name                    Age City                  Time  
===== ===== ======================= === ===================== ===== 
    1   572 David Nightingale        25 Washington DC         23:56 
    2   456 Karl Dusen               28 N Bethesda MD         24:03 
    3   600 Gurmessa Megerssa        31 Washington DC         24:25 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 19
    1   100 Amelia Jones             16 Baltimore MD          37:32 
    2   597 Logan Cunningham         13 Ashburn VA            41:27 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 19
    1   262 Sam Coffman              17 Sterling VA           30:35 
    2   263 Micah Coffman            14 Sterling VA           32:03 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 29
    1   517 Autumn Parker            27 Ashburn VA            34:28 
    2   236 Jorie Devine             29 Leesburg VA           35:16 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 29
    1   431 Samuel Luff              24 Rockville MD          25:04 
    2   382 Ryan Hanson              23 Rockville MD          25:15 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 39
    1   445 Diane Lathom             39 Ashburn VA            35:24 
    2   612 Erica Cline              32 Ashburn VA            36:45 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 39
    1   497 Brian Young              32 Washington DC         28:24 
    2   546 Greg Stemberger          34 South Riding VA       28:37 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 49
    1   540 Tonya Stotler            44 Leesburg VA           37:00 
    2   408 Tamara Yoder             44 Aldie VA              38:04 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 49
    1   415 Bryan Tenney             43 Ashburn VA            31:05 
    2   512 Philip Baetcke           40 Falls Church VA       32:23 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 59
    1   477 Pam Sane                 51 Clifton VA            37:11 
    2   443 Nancy Wallace            51 Ashburn VA            37:46 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 59
    1   576 Kevin Washburn           51 Centreville VA        33:39 
    2   323 Michael Cannon           53 Springfield VA        35:00 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 69
    1   392 Allen Vaughan            60 Stafford VA           35:07 
    2   207 John Baxter              64 Fairfax VA            37:22 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 99
    1    14 Chan Robbins             73 Arlington VA          41:15 
    2    27 Gary Ehlert              70 Vienna VA             52:55 

MALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1   353 Daniel Cardile          36 M Derwood MD           36:11

FEMALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1   520 Jill Galaida            33 F Broadlands VA        40:13
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