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by James Moreland May 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm 138 0

By James Moreland
Fairfax, VA
May 1, 2011
For the Washington Running Report

Fairfax is home to a number of races throughout the year. Saturday, the inaugural Fairfax CASA 10K got underway less than a mile from the sprawling George Mason University campus. Sunday morning it was time for the 33rd showing of the Patriot’s Cup Corporate Challenge 8K. The event is open to all but the main feature is the spirited competition among the corporations for bragging rights. With much construction on the campus only about half of Patriot’s Circle was open to runners. There are a handful of certified courses to choose from. The race is really very fast though runners are treated to three trips up the hill in front of the Center for the Arts. Gladly, the opening 150 meters is downhill to the Circle. Once on the circuit runners head generally uphill to the 1500 point of the race. They leave the campus and take a long, increasingly down hill road to bend back to the starting area. Hitting the Circle the second time is a little like whiplash as the hill rises up to meet the runners. The trick is to keep grinding away because from three to 4.5 miles is a return to the pleasure cruise section of the course. The third trip up the hill is the final two minutes of the race where adrenaline kicks in to help you hold place.

Last year top ranked sub master Aaron Church won it all in an easy 25:06. So, perhaps Hugh Toland was a little surprised that an opening 5:10 separated him from the field. He cruised home in 26:32 and after the race hardly seemed to have broken into a sweat. The cool morning was perfectly aligned to a runner’s needs, though the skies began to weep as the awards were being announced.

By the time runners headed back to their cars, the heavens were wailing away profusely.

Toland’s team – Joint Strike Fighter – won easily as well with all five of their scoring members in the top 25 overall. They averaged three minutes a runner faster than the second place team lead by second overall Douglas Haines (27:49). He had to work hard the whole trip to best third place Aklilu Wondifraw (28:12).

Last year’s women’s victor Megan Ridgley had won in an excellent 30:12. She was so inspired that the followed week she won the Stop the Silence 8K ahead of every runner – of both sexes. Faith Korbel had finished third overall in 31:52. She improved to a very nifty 31:26 to win the women’s division by three minutes exactly. The competition was fierce in the teams and none of the top finishers was able to pull their team to the top. The next three runners were very close in net time. Betsy Eames was runner-up in 34:26. Amanda Karawchuck got to the line 16 seconds ahead of fourth place Tasha Stryker who finished in 35:00, both had net times of 34:38.

The battle for the fifth spot looked as if it was going to be Pamela Ichord, 50, who had run 36:30 last year. She was on a pace to repeat last year’s time. About mile three, someone yelled out “Way to go Karen!” It might have been a double entendre as only a few strides back were Karen Young, 42, on her 46th race of the year and first of that day and Karen Dickerson who has been wowing racing fans for ten years and she is only 25 now. It was Dickerson who made the move and before mile four she was out of sight and ending for the fifth spot in 35:59. Ichord lost a little ground on the final hill but held off Elizabeth Clor, 32, 36:42 to 36:50 for the next spot, both winning their division. Young, who had complained some about tight muscles after finishing the hilly Fairfax CASA 10K on Saturday, finished one of her fastest 8Ks of the year in 37:00. After accepting her award the insatiable lass drove up to Columbia for a full 5M race and winning her division at the hilly Burleigh Manor course.

After the race the big decision was what kind of sandwich to eat. Too tired to choose, this runner had both the turkey and the ham. You have to love races with great food afterwards. Also as the event took place right by the Center for the Arts building, there was plenty of shelter from the coming storm.

Team Awards

 Corporate All Men        
 Team - Joint Strike FighterFinish Position -    1        
 Team Score (places):    66   Team Score (times):      2:34:53        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        170    Hugh Toland          Manassas, VA     1           1          26:31   26:31     
 2        171    Sean Hicks           Manassas, VA     8           9          30:41   57:12     
 3        175    Michael Gulden       Manassas, VA     14          23         31:48   1:29:00   
 4        172    Miguel Matta         Manassas, VA     19          42         32:20   2:01:21   
 5        173    Greg Wilds           Manassas, VA     24          66         33:32   2:34:53   
 6        169    Cyrus Sabzevari      Manassas, VA     33          99         33:53   3:08:47   
 7        174    Elton Pepa           Manassas, VA     56          155        36:00   3:44:47   

 Team - Strategic Running EnterpriseFinish Position -    2        
 Team Score (places):   166   Team Score (times):      2:46:39        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        306    Douglas Haines       Fairfax, VA      2           2          27:49   27:49     
 2        307    Josh Dietrich        Fairfax, VA      20          22         33:03   1:00:53   
 3        310    Scott Kuehn          Fairfax, VA      23          45         33:25   1:34:18   
 4        309    Alistair Hastings    Fairfax, VA      48          93         35:08   2:09:27   
 5        308    James Kohlhaas       Fairfax, VA      73          166        37:12   2:46:39   
 6        311    John Marsh           Fairfax, VA      85          251        37:51   3:24:31   

 Team - Fast AttackFinish Position -    3        
 Team Score (places):   160   Team Score (times):      2:49:20        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        178    Keith Johnson        Manassas, VA     15          15         32:00   32:00     
 2        177    Tom Sutton           Manassas, VA     21          36         33:10   1:05:11   
 3        176    Bruce Orosz          Manassas, VA     26          62         33:37   1:38:48   
 4        180    Greg Clor            Manassas, VA     41          103        34:31   2:13:19   
 5        179    Taylor Rempe         Manassas, VA     57          160        36:01   2:49:20   
 6        192    Alan Bilodeau        Manassas, VA     120         280        39:37   3:28:58   
 7        191    Kevin Niemerg        Manassas, VA     129         409        40:05   4:09:03   

 Team - Argon Men's TeamFinish Position -    4        
 Team Score (places):   204   Team Score (times):      2:50:46        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        220    Ryan Kunzer          Fairfax, VA      9           9          30:51   30:51     
 2        216    Adam Borbidge        Fairfax, VA      16          25         32:01   1:02:53   
 3        217    Mike Echalk          Fairfax, VA      22          47         33:18   1:36:11   
 4        218    John Koss            Fairfax, VA      62          109        36:16   2:12:28   
 5        219    Mark Wallace         Fairfax, VA      95          204        38:18   2:50:46   
 6        215    Mike Kunzer          Fairfax, VA      139         343        40:52   3:31:38   
 7        221    Michael Bertosh      Fairfax, VA      234         577        47:24   4:19:03   

 Team - Dynalectric High VoltageFinish Position -    5        
 Team Score (places):   419   Team Score (times):      3:07:28        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        80     John Jordan          Dulles, VA       44          44         34:40   34:40     
 2        76     John Coghill         Dulles, VA       55          99         35:57   1:10:38   
 3        77     Fred Fenster         Dulles, VA       66          165        36:40   1:47:19   
 4        74     Steve Bowling        Dulles, VA       100         265        38:35   2:25:54   
 5        79     Bruce Clodfelter     Dulles, VA       154         419        41:34   3:07:28   
 6        78     Daniel Jennings      Dulles, VA       205         624        45:50   3:53:19   
 7        75     Steve Wilson         Dulles, VA       250         874        49:02   4:42:22   

Corporate All Women        

 Team - Fighting FalconsFinish Position -    1        
 Team Score (places):   498   Team Score (times):      3:12:43        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        184    Pamela Ichord        Manassas, VA     65          65         36:35   36:35     
 2        182    Elizabeth Clor       Manassas, VA     69          134        36:46   1:13:21   
 3        183    Alison Falkenhagen   Manassas, VA     98          232        38:28   1:51:50   
 4        185    Kathy Manzo          Manassas, VA     123         355        39:49   2:31:40   
 5        189    Joy Smith            Manassas, VA     143         498        41:03   3:12:43   
 6        186    Raiesha Warren       Manassas, VA     218         716        46:18   3:59:02   
 7        187    Kim Simons           Manassas, VA     253         969        49:22   4:48:24   

 Team - Datatel WomenFinish Position -    2        
 Team Score (places):  1295   Team Score (times):      4:08:48        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        321    Cailin Kehoe         Fairfax, VA      169         169        42:29   42:29     
 2        319    Marissa Solis        Fairfax, VA      266         435        50:17   1:32:46   
 3        318    Melissa Hancock      Fairfax, VA      269         704        50:39   2:23:26   
 4        320    Amanda Grant         Fairfax, VA      295         999        52:41   3:16:07   
 5        322    Andrea McAleese      Fairfax, VA      296         1295       52:41   4:08:48   

 Corporate Coed        

 Team - Spectrum SprintersFinish Position -    1        
 Team Score (places):   406   Team Score (times):      3:05:08        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        113    Susan Jones          Vienna, VA       108         108        38:55   38:55     
 2        114    Tugba Erpek          Vienna, VA       152         260        41:27   1:20:23   
 3        118    Steve Zaharoff       Vienna, VA       18          278        32:19   1:52:42   
 4        117    Tom Stroup           Vienna, VA       34          312        34:08   2:26:50   
 5        116    Sal D'Itri           Vienna, VA       94          406        38:17   3:05:08   
 6        120    Umair Ahsah          Vienna, VA       158         564        41:58   3:47:07   
 7        112    Theresa McHenry      Vienna, VA       240         804        47:54   4:35:01   

 Team - MRW Corporate TeamFinish Position -    2        
 Team Score (places):   464   Team Score (times):      3:10:35        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        371    Amanda Krawchuk      Springfield, VA  42          42         34:38   34:38     
 2        366    Helen Russell        Springfield, VA  182         224        43:58   1:18:36   
 3        368    Richard Pine         Springfield, VA  45          269        34:58   1:53:35   
 4        369    Reese Shaw           , VA             59          328        36:14   2:29:49   
 5        367    Bruce Whitson        Springfield, VA  136         464        40:45   3:10:35   
 6        370    Ben Scudera          Springfield, VA  144         608        41:03   3:51:38   
 7        372    Addy Storvick        Springfield, VA  231         839        47:11   4:38:50   

 Team - Paradigm 2Finish Position -    3        
 Team Score (places):   688   Team Score (times):      3:23:12        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        201    Faith Korbel         Arlington, VA    13          13         31:22   31:22     
 2        202    Rebecca Halstead     Arlington, VA    146         159        41:13   1:12:36   
 3        206    Jose Varela          Arlington, VA    111         270        38:57   1:51:33   
 4        204    Kurt Orban           Arlington, VA    194         464        44:46   2:36:20   
 5        203    Taryn Michel         Arlington, VA    224         688        46:51   3:23:12   
 6        211    Ellie Haga           Arlington, VA    225         913        46:52   4:10:04   
 7        208    Steve Sedor          Arlington, VA    291         1204       52:14   5:02:19   

 Team - BITS and PiecesFinish Position -    4        
 Team Score (places):   736   Team Score (times):      3:28:12        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        364    Betsy Eames          Sterling, VA     39          39         34:22   34:22     
 2        274    Corey Benderoth      Sterling, VA     178         217        43:37   1:18:00   
 3        277    David Oguns          Sterling, VA     32          249        33:49   1:51:50   
 4        275    Nini Morales         Sterling, VA     241         490        47:55   2:39:45   
 5        272    Suzanne Price        Sterling, VA     246         736        48:27   3:28:12   

 Team - DTP 3Finish Position -    5        
 Team Score (places):   756   Team Score (times):      3:30:12        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        140    Cerasela Cristei     Vienna, VA       176         176        42:59   42:59     
 2        137    Erin Andrews         Vienna, VA       270         446        50:54   1:33:54   
 3        141    Sam Park             Vienna, VA       81          527        37:39   2:11:33   
 4        143    Dominic Cerulli      Vienna, VA       107         634        38:54   2:50:28   
 5        139    Cory Gollnick        Vienna, VA       122         756        39:44   3:30:12   
 6        142    Tamara Cloyed        Vienna, VA       303         1059       53:45   4:23:58   
 7        138    Maxine Powell-Kent   Vienna, VA       318         1377       56:55   5:20:53   

 Community Open        

 Team - BHA Winged FootFinish Position -    1        
 Team Score (places):   307   Team Score (times):      2:54:25        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        357    Richard Pica         , VA             4           4          29:06   29:06     
 2        352    Brian Burke          Alexandria, VA   6           10         29:44   58:50     
 3        358    Tony Benson          Alexandria, VA   83          93         37:45   1:36:35   
 4        354    Evelyn Burke         Alexandria, VA   99          192        38:32   2:15:08   
 5        353    Sean Burke           Alexandria, VA   115         307        39:17   2:54:25   
 6        355    Catherine Burke      Alexandria, VA   119         426        39:33   3:33:59   
 7        356    John Burke           Alexandria, VA   174         600        42:52   4:16:52   

 Team - ApplegroveFinish Position -    2        
 Team Score (places):   546   Team Score (times):      3:15:35        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        54     Tom Craig            Herndon, VA      53          53         35:44   35:44     
 2        53     Mark Russell         Herndon, VA      86          139        37:52   1:13:37   
 3        56     Michael Gilbert      Herndon, VA      106         245        38:53   1:52:31   
 4        59     Tommy Craig          Herndon, VA      142         387        41:03   2:33:34   
 5        57     Pete Scudera         Herndon, VA      159         546        42:01   3:15:35   
 6        55     Roger Fielding       Herndon, VA      175         721        42:58   3:58:34   
 7        58     Chris Hughes         Herndon, VA      213         934        46:07   4:44:42   

 Team - Allyson & Kelly's HeroesFinish Position -    3        
 Team Score (places):   614   Team Score (times):      3:20:44        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        72     Andrew Viccora       Herndon, VA      71          71         36:53   36:53     
 2        67     Allyson Robinson     Herndon, VA      89          160        37:56   1:14:50   
 3        73     Chris Mussig         Herndon, VA      91          251        38:07   1:52:57   
 4        68     Kelly Robinson       Herndon, VA      156         407        41:53   2:34:51   
 5        70     Mike Robinson        Herndon, VA      207         614        45:53   3:20:44   
 6        69     Adrienne Robinson    Herndon, VA      210         824        46:03   4:06:47   
 7        71     Amy Viccora          Herndon, VA      300         1124       53:10   4:59:57   

 Team - Bounding BiebersFinish Position -    4        
 Team Score (places):   811   Team Score (times):      3:36:09        
 Team Pos Bib No Name                 City/State       O'all Place Cum. Place Time    Cum. Time 
 1        350    Sean Cody Ingram     Arlington, VA    60          60         36:14   36:14     
 2        349    Lauren Comen         Arlington, VA    114         174        39:06   1:15:21   
 3        345    Laura Romaine        Arlington, VA    153         327        41:34   1:56:55   
 4        348    Tim Guillot          Arlington, VA    168         495        42:28   2:39:24   
 5        346    Kristen Cooper       Arlington, VA    316         811        56:45   3:36:09   
 6        347    Lauren Reynolds      Arlington, VA    322         1133       58:18   4:34:27

 

Individual Awards

Men         

Overall 

Place Name                 Age Overall Chip Time Gun Time Pace     
 1     Hugh Toland          30  1       26:31     26:31    5:18   
 2     Douglas Haines       26  2       27:49     27:49    5:34   
 3     Aklilu Wondifraw     35  3       28:12     28:12    5:38   
 4     Richard Pica         28  4       29:06     29:06    5:49   
 5     Erik Price           24  5       29:28     29:28    5:54   

Male 14 and under         
 1     Danny Garcia         14  26      33:38     34:06    6:44   
 2     Donovan Foley        11  76      37:48     37:58    7:34   

Male 15 to 19         
 1     Ryan Kunzer          15  9       30:51     30:53    6:10   
 2     Jacob Peck           17  11      30:54     30:55    6:11   

Male 20 to 29         
 1     Miguel Matta         26  18      32:20     32:29    6:28   
 2     Mike Echalk          26  21      33:18     33:24    6:40   

Male 30 to 39         
 1     Brian Burke          31  6       29:44     29:44    5:57   
 2     Sean Hicks           38  8       30:41     30:41    6:08   

Male 40 to 49         
 1     Marshall Contino     40  7       30:29     30:30    6:06   
 2     Matt Anderson        45  12      30:57     30:57    6:11   

Male 50 to 59         
 1     Michael Gulden       54  13      31:48     31:48    6:22   
 2     Tom Clark            56  16      32:14     32:14    6:27   

Male 60 to 69         
 1     Jim Noone            66  30      33:47     33:48    6:45   
 2     Bruce Whitson        65  111     40:45     41:00    8:09   

Male 70 and over         
 1     Robert Gurtler       76  176     49:34     49:43    9:55   
 2     Mike Craig           78  206     1:01:01   1:01:42  12:12  

Women

Overall

Place Name                 Age Overall Chip Time Gun Time Pace     
 1     Faith Korbel        32  1       31:22     31:26    6:16   
 2     Betsy Eames         27  2       34:22     34:26    6:52   
 3     Amanda Krawchuk     33  3       34:38     34:44    6:56   
 4     Tasha Stryker       30  4       34:38     35:00    6:56   
 5     Karen Dickerson     25  5       35:57     35:59    7:11   

Female 14 and under         
 1     Katrina Junta       13  9       37:56     38:06    7:35   
 2     Allyson Robinson    14  10      37:56     38:05    7:35   

Female 15 to 19         
 1     Evelyn Burke        18  13      38:32     38:41    7:42   
 2     Bridget Werner      18  73      47:38     47:54    9:32   

Female 20 to 29         
 1     Alison Falkenhagen  27  12      38:28     38:37    7:42   
 2     Lauren Comen        23  17      39:06     39:31    7:49   

Female 30 to 39         
 1     Elizabeth Clor      32  7       36:46     36:50    7:21   
 2     Sunithi Kuruppu     31  11      38:08     38:14    7:38   

Female 40 to 49         
 1     Karen Young         42  8       36:59     37:00    7:24   
 2     Rola Sabbagh        42  14      38:52     39:21    7:46   

Female 50 to 59         
 1     Pamela Ichord       50  6       36:35     36:42    7:19   
 2     Susan Jones         56  15      38:55     38:58    7:47   

Female 60 to 69         
 1     Eunice Robertson     63  24      40:19     40:19    8:04

 

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