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by Dickson Mercer July 27, 2014 at 3:51 pm 3 Comments

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The Crystal City Twilighter 5k‘s seventh running was a who’s who of the regional running scene.

Area running clubs emptied their stables. The course was new – faster, with fewer turns. And conditions, while not good for racing, exactly, were about as good as they get for late July in downtown Arlington. No 98 degrees (2011) or downpours (2013).

[button-red url=”http://www.zippyraceresults.com/search.php?ID=4127″ target=”_self” position=”left”] 5k Results [/button-red]All told, 28 men broke 16 minutes, with Chris Kwiatkowski, RunWashington’s top-ranked runner in 2013, breaking the tape in 14:37. Kwiatkowski, 25, also led his Pacers/New Balance team to victory in the co-ed club team competition, a squad that included women’s winner Kerri Gallagher, who came through in 17:22. (In the women’s race, by the way, the top 23 broke 20 minutes, with 11 going under 19.)

“It’s a great atmosphere,” Kwiatkowski, who ran close-to-even 4:40 miles, said. “This was my first time doing this. I have been a part of this for four years – coming to watch, helping out – but never to race. So it was an excellent day to come out and compete and have some fun.”

Kwiatkowski was followed by Pacers-New Balance teammates Landon Peacock (14:47), Leoule Degfae (14:50), and Frank Devar (14:51). Kevin McNab, in 14:55, was the fifth and final runner under 15 minutes, leading Georgetown Running Club to second in the team standings. GRC was followed by DC Road Runners Club, Northern Virginia Running Club, and Capital Area Runners.

Last year, Claire Hallissey led Gallagher through a too-quick first mile. Gallagher faded to third, she recalled.

This year she had a very different strategy. “The plan,” Gallagher’s roommate and training partner, Amy Laskowske, said, “was that she could help me through the first mile. And then I kept telling her to go, and she wouldn’t go.”

At the three-mile mark, Gallagher finally gave in, while Laskowske still finished just three seconds back. Lindsay O’Brien, of Georgetown Running Club, was third in 17:56.

“It was really good to kind of go in with a better plan and be a little more conservative,” Gallagher said.

Kwiatkowski and Gallagher each earned $200 for their efforts. The top three teams each received $250.

In the masters division, Patrick Kuhlmann, 43, won in 16:12. Shannon Smith, 48, was top female master in 21:20.

“I’m the old guy,” the unassuming Kuhlmann, said, as a way of identifying himself at the award’s stage. He took the same honor last weekend at the Rockville Twilight.

***

If you think racing in the summer can be tough, try two in one day. That’s what Mike Cannon, 56, of Fairfax Station, did as part of his quest to run more than 100 races in 2014.

Asked how his race went, Cannon said, “I ran a 5k up in Baltimore this morning so I didn’t have the legs for it.”

Andrew Gray and Alan Bornbusch, two Arlington runners and members of one of Pacers’ Tuesday night running groups, enjoyed the race, they said, though perhaps for slightly different reasons.

Bornbusch, 53, said his 22:39 finish served him well in training for his first half marathon this fall.

“It’s a nice little piece of speed work,” he said.

For Gray, 31, who came in just a few seconds shy of breaking 20 minutes, the race was more like a piece of cake, even if a head cold made it difficult.

“It’s a good way to spend my birthday,” he said. “That way I can make room for brunch tomorrow.”

***

He finally had it.

After years of trying, Arlington’s Matt Deters broke 16 minutes by a clump of hairs – 15:58. He confirmed his time at a laptop at the registration table.

“When I was in high school, if you ran under 16 you were a god,” he said. “I didn’t think I’d be able to do it, after a torn Achilles and knee surgery.”

He was close on the fourth of July, running 16:06 at the Firecracker 5k in Reston.

At Crystal City, he split 4:49 and 10:03 before hanging on as the heat, and the hurt, turned up.

***

Look out for Thomas Edison High School’s cross country team.

The Edison Club won its second-straight title in the high school team competition. Gonzaga, Annandale, Wilson, and J.E.B. Stuart also fielded clubs.

The Walt Whitman Club won in the high school girls division, followed by Annandale, Lake Braddock, Wilson, and Georgetown Visitation.

Brandon Rockers, a rising senior at Edison who was third for his club in 17:47, said running the Crystal City Twilighter has become a team tradition. “The race has always been before a running camp” members of the team attend, Rockers said.

In the high school results, Aviad Gebrehiwot, 17, of Annandale High School, was top male in 16:44. Sonya Butseva, 16, and teammate Kate Murphy, 14, both running for Lake Braddock Club, were the top females, both finishing in 20:49.

Look out, as well, in the 11 to 14 age group.

Madalyn Wright, 11, was 3rd in the female division behind Murphy and Angelica Gaughran, also 14. Her time was 22:57.

Wright was wearing a tutu, and said she has now run about half-a-dozen races between 5k and 10k.

“I love running,” said Madalyn, whose mother, Myra Wright, ran in high school and is a longtime runner.

Madalyn was 6 when she ran her first race. “I kept saying,” Myra Wright recalled, as they ran together that first time, “the tortoise wins: slow and steady finishes the race. And she kept saying, ‘Mom, I want to go faster.’ So at two and a half I said, ‘Madalyn, ‘Go!’ and she just took off.’

That’s how it has been ever since, said Wright, who had a finishing time of 24:16 on her watch.

“I tell you, it motivates me to run faster when you know your little girl is up there.”

by Charlie Ban November 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm 184 0

Veterans Day

While racing the Veterans Day 10k last Sunday, runners felt a strange sensation as they rounded Hains Point — still air. It was a rare-enough occurrence that some may have wondered if they would later dine on a breakfast of dodo eggs and unicorn steak.

[button-red url=”http://old.runwashington.com/veterans10k/race-history/event-records.htm” target=”_self” position=”left”] Results [/button-red]Just two weeks prior, runners dealt with four miles of variable winds as they rounded West Potomac Park, vulnerable to the breezes coming off the Potomac River in the middle of the Marine Corps Marathon. This morning, a pack of Pacers Racing Team members cruised along in the sun, exerting a measured effort that blew away last year’s times.

Chris Kwiatkowski, a recent University of Oregon graduate in town to train under coach Matt Centrowitz, started to pull away after 5k on his way to a 29:47 victory.

In his first post-collegiate year, Kwiatkowski, of Chevy Chase, is trying to adjust to the lack of cross country racing to which he’s become accustomed. The distance certainly isn’t an issue for him, not with a 49:09 sixth place finish at the Army Ten Miler to his credit.

“I guess the closest thing to cross country is long races that force you to get strong,” he said.

Columbia, Md. resident Joey Thompson edged last year’s winner Frank DeVar to the finish line in just under 30 minutes, well ahead of his DeVar’s 30:23 time then.

Kwiatkowski, DeVar, Jeff Brannigan, Matt Barressi and Kerri Gallagher led the Pacers New Balance team over the Georgetown Running Club, consisting of Jerry Greenlaw, Sam Luff, Ryan Witters, Alex Benway and Beth Young.

Canadian middle distance runner Carmen Hussar’s family was in Washington for the weekend, which led her to the race. She’s putting in high mileage between track seasons and the race fit comfortably into her schedule, as she won in 33:45 over Army Ten Miler champion Gallagher.

“I loved the course,” Hussar said. “Running into the sun, the nice weather, and I had a good group to run with.”

by Dickson Mercer July 22, 2012 at 3:55 pm 173 0

By Dickson Mercer

For July, the weather was perfect. But at the fifth annual Crystal City Twilighter, held last night in Arlington, VA, there was something else in the air – in addition to a pleasant mist.

Teamwork.

Regional USATF clubs – each able to enter multiple teams of three runners – competed for a top prize of $1,000 over a fast course.  (The course records are 14:03 for men and 16:21 for women.)

[button-red url=”http://results.bazumedia.com/event/results/event/event-619″ target=”_self” position=”left”] Results [/button-red]Additionally, more than 100 prep runners – and roughly a dozen area high school club teams – participated in the High School Club Team Challenge. The top club team was Washington, DC’s Gonzaga College High School Club, while Nick Bussian of Nokesville, VA was the top prep runner, finishing in 16:53.

And for more than 20 police officers from Washington, DC and Northern Virginia, the Crystal City Twilighter was the capstone to seven weeks of training through a new program called Fit For Duty.

One of Fit For Duty’s volunteer coaches, Ty Heaton, said that all of the program’s participants finished and enjoyed the experience.

“They are looking to spread the word for next year, make it a bigger program … some want to do 5Ks in the fall to see how they can do,” he said.

In the men’s race, with less than a mile to go, Frank DeVar, Sean Graham, and Steve Hallinan – all in the lead pack – were focused on the same prize. As DeVar put it, the goal was to have their Pacers club go “one, two, three.”

“We all run with Pacers,” Graham said, who won in 15:03, two seconds ahead of DeVar. “We run together, train together – it’s hard not to race together, too.”

But Richmond’s Piotr Dybas sure made it interesting. With less than a quarter-mile to go, the 25-year-old made a bold move to the front. And while Graham and DeVar managed to reel him in, Dybas, 25, succeeded in splitting up the group. He took third in 15:08, holding off Pacers’ Steve Hallinan in 15:11 and Jeff Brannigan in 15:23.

The top team, officially, was DeVar, Hallinan, and Brannigan. Dybas led the second-place squad, RVATC, with fellow Richmond residents Jon Molz (7th, 15:43) and Guy Alton (8th, 15:45). In third was another Pacers squad – this one comprised of Graham, Tripp Southerland (12th, 16:12), and Chris Boyd (22nd, 16:43).

For the women, Maggie Infeld, who competes for the New York Athletic Club, won in 16:52.

Infeld, 26, of DC recently competed in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in both the 800 and the 1500, in which she placed 7th in 4:08.32. After the trials, Infeld, currently in her third year of medical school, started a surgery rotation, she said. As of late, she has had little time to run, let alone train.

“I love D.C. area road races because it forces you to get in a hard effort that’s hard to get in otherwise,” she said.

After Infeld, the next three spots belonged to Pacers’ Lauren Centrowitz (17:20), Kerri Gallagher (17:28) and Erin Koch (17:30) – all members of the winning club.

The 2nd place female team, Georgetown Running Company, was led by Laura O’Hara, who was 9th in 18:50, with teammates Teal Connor and Kyra Rathbun both just a second behind her.

Pacers’ 3rd place female team included Lindsay Ritchings (6th, 18:07), Ashley Campbell (14th, 19:15), and Veronica Tinney (22nd in 20:08).

In the master’s division, Edmund Burke (left) of Burtonsville, MD was top male in 16:35, good for 18th overall. Alisa Harvey of Manassas, VA was top female in 18:42, good for 8th overall.

For all runners, the cool temperatures were a relief.  (At last year’s race, the temperature was right around 100 degrees.)

“Given the last couple weeks,” Willis McCloud, 53, of Woodbridge, VA, said, “a lot of us were really apprehensive about what the conditions were going to be like today – so this was perfect.”

McCloud ran last year’s Marine Corps Marathon and now is training for a Tough Mudder competition, he said. And after finishing the race in 24:36, he cheered on other runners entering the final stretch – his way of returning the favor.

“There was a lot of fan participation during the race,” he said, “which for me always helps. I like when there are a lot of people on the sides, cheering, holding signs up.”

Fellow Marine Corps Marathon finisher Crystal Douglas, 47, who ran the race with her husband, Lewis Douglas, 45, also enjoyed the atmosphere, she said.

“It was very lively,” she said. “Plus, we’ve never done a night race – so that was cool.”

Cool, indeed.

“Compared to last year,” DeVar said of the weather, “this was perfection.”

by Dickson Mercer November 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm 169 0

By Dickson Mercer
Washington, DC
November 13, 2011
For the Washington Running Report

Frank Devar and Serena Burla each won $500 for winning today’s Veterans Day 10K on a cool, blustery morning in Washington, D.C.’s West Potomac Park. Early on, though, the men’s winner was a tad confused.

“Where are the Ethiopians?” Pacers Racing Team member Bert Rodriguez said to his teammate, Devar, on the starting line of this always competitive race. The question set Devar to wondering: Was the 12th annual Veterans Day 10K – contested on an out-and-back, flat-and-fast course starting on Ohio Drive – not offering its generous 10-deep prize purse?

Event host Capital Running Company, as it turned out, indeed offered its usual prize purse. And for at least one Ethiopian runner, it was a marathon, not a lack of prize money, which kept him off the starting line.

Last year Abiyot Endale won his second straight Veterans Day 10K the day after racing the HCA 8K in Richmond. While Endale was back in Richmond yesterday, this time it was for the SunTrust Richmond Marathon, in which he placed fourth in 2:19:19. That was enough to keep Endale away from attempting a potential three-peat, and the door was thus left open for top locals such as Rodriguez and Devar.

Devar’s 7th place finish last year came in a personal best of 30:40. This year he took control of the race early to win in a new personal best of 30:23, a per-mile average of 4:53.

Rodriguez, who was 2nd in 30:53, stayed with the eventual winner “until I couldn’t keep up with [him] anymore,” he said laughing.

For Rodriguez, the time was just a second off his personal best, set here last year, in what might also be the 32-year-old Arlington resident’s last local race before he and his wife move to Charlotte, N.C. in February. (He did announce plans to return for April’s Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Miler.)

Look back at the Veterans Day results for 2005 and you will see that Rodriguez was 10th in 33:01. The next year he was 8thin 32:42. The year after that Rodriguez was training with Pacers and shaping up into a top local runner.

Devar graduated last year from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. The 23-year-old Arlington native is working part time for Pacers while making a go at improving upon college bests of 8:13 for 3,000 and 14:10 for 5,000.

Georgetown Running Company’s Sam Luff, 23, of Rockville was third in 31:00. His teammate, Ryan Witters, 23, of Washington, DC was fourth in 31:17. The master’s crown went to Ray Pugsley, 42, of Potomac Falls, VA. His time of 32:44 put him just outside the top 10 overall.

For the women, this was Burla’s race from the start. Having recently moved to Falls Church from Missouri, the 29-year-old Olympic Trials qualifier took out the opening mile right around 5 minutes en route to a near event record breaking time of 33:04, a per-mile average of 5:19. Svetlana Zakharova set the event standard in 2000 with 32:53.

Burla’s Riadha running club teammate, Kristin Anderson, who was second in 35:04, a time good enough to win some years, admitted that Burla’s quick early pace took her away from her race plan, or at least partially away from it.

Anderson’s plan was to run five seconds off Burla through the mile. Thing was, she was expecting Burla to go through in 5:30.

“I tried to not get overwhelmed by it, just work hard,” Anderson said of her 5:10 opening mile. “I just tried to take a deep breath, and keep working for it. It helped when some guys came around. Actually, I kept picturing every guy was a girl.”

This was the 28-year-old adjunct college professor’s first race since track season, she said. After some time off, Anderson, of Arlington, said she went into a base building phase that has been greatly aided by the arrival of Burla, her new training partner.

Burla, who ran 2:37:06 at the 2010 New York City Marathon, is preparing for January’s U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. After today’s race she set out for another hour of running, up-tempo, making her unavailable for an interview. Riadha’s Alisa Harvey, 46, of Manassas, VA was the top female master in 38:13.

The third place female, Anna Holt-Gosselin of Georgetown Running Company, knew better than to get mixed up in the early pace set by Burla and Anderson. Still, the 23-year-old Vienna, VA resident said, after clocking 35:39, that she had run her best race this year.

Many of today’s participants ran in honor of men and women serving in the armed forces. Members of a Howard County, MD based group of women who met each through LiveNow Fitness ran in honor of Delma Johnson’s husband, Eric Johnson, who is overseas with the U.S. Army.

Johnson, along with Lesley Smith, Evelyn Cooper, Kendra Booth, Grace Bristol, and Aixa Flanders push each other through boot camp-style workouts during the week, they said. On the weekends, however, they head to the races, where it is every woman for herself.

“We go, ‘Go team!’” explained Johnson. “Then it’s, ‘See you at the finish!’”

The 12th Veterans Day 10K benefited Luke’s Wings. A member of the Wounded Warrior Transportation Assistance Program, Luke’s Wings provides travel planning and complimentary airline tickets to wounded warriors and their families during the service member’s hospitalization and rehabilitation. This enables families to be with their loved ones at such a difficult time.

At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, Linda Duyen Nguyen of Annandale, VA won the grand random prize of a 7-day resort stay for two.

 

MALE Open
    1    48 Frank Devar          23 Alexandria VA         30:23 
    2    15 Bert Rodriguez       32 Arlington VA          30:53 
    3    20 Samuel Luff          24 Rockville MD          31:00 
    4    22 Ryan Witters         23 Washington DC         31:17 
    5  1854 Tristram Thomas      24 Baltimore MD          31:50 
    6    28 Ryan Hanson          23 Rockville MD          31:55 
    7     3 Wilson Komen         33 Washington DC         32:12 
    8     5 Christopher Sloane   28 Rockville MD          32:15 
    9  1706 Dennis Wolff         29 Hartford CT           32:17 
   10    45 Dickson Mercer       30 Washington DC         32:19 

MALE Masters
    1    13 Ray Pugsley          42 Potomac Falls VA      32:44 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 19
    1 John Morgan          18 M ANNAPOLIS MD          33:18 33:18  5:22 
    2 Alexander Waldt      18 M BALTIMORE MD          34:05 34:05  5:29 
    3 Noah Howard          16 M WASHINGTON DC         39:50 39:27  6:21 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 20 - 24
    1 Jerry Greenlaw       23 M ALEXANDRIA VA         32:58 32:58  5:19 
    2 Alexander Wepsala    24 M WASHINGTON DC         36:40 36:39  5:54 
    3 Cole Ashcraft        20 M WASHINGTON DC         37:17 36:42  5:55 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 25 - 29
    1 Paul Guevara         25 M ALEXANDRIA VA         33:00 33:00  5:19 
    2 Andrew Ciarfalia     29 M RESTON VA             33:37 33:37  5:25 
    3 Andy Sovonick        25 M GAITHERSBURG MD       33:45 33:45  5:26 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 30 - 34
    1 Ben Ingram           34 M WINCHESTER VA         34:08 34:08  5:30 
    2 Steven Staats        33 M WASHINGTON DC         35:29 35:26  5:43 
    3 Dwayne Bax           30 M WASHINGTON DC         37:17 37:17  6:00 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 35 - 39
    1 David Wertz          35 M ARLINGTON VA          32:38 32:38  5:16 
    2 Eric Lavigne         35 M PHILADELPHIA PA       32:40 32:40  5:16 
    3 Marcos Galicia       36 M SILVER SPRING MD      36:10 36:08  5:49 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 40 - 44
    1 Matthew Frank        44 M LOUISVILLE CO         36:42 36:40  5:54 
    2 Andrew Pugh          42 M WASHINGTON DC         37:28 37:23  6:01 
    3 Dave Cahill          40 M ARLINGTON VA          37:58 37:55  6:07 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 45 - 49
    1 Derik Thomas         45 M ALEXANDRIA VA         34:53 34:53  5:37 
    2 Poul Wisborg         48 M WASHINGTON DC         38:35 38:22  6:11 
    3 Warren Djuric        49 M SPRINGFIELD VA        38:46 38:46  6:15 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 50 - 54
    1 Jean-Christophe Arca 50 M ROCKVILLE MD          35:48 35:48  5:46 
    2 Kevin Dix            52 M MANASSAS VA           40:00 39:58  6:26 
    3 Terry Basham         52 M DUMFRIES VA           40:46 40:38  6:33 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 55 - 59
    1 Paul Serra           55 M LUSBY MD              41:28 41:20  6:39 
    2 Ken Krehbiel         58 M WASHINGTON DC         41:47 41:47  6:44 
    3 Rod Devar            58 M ALEXANDRIA VA         42:20 42:10  6:48 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 60 - 64
    1 Malcolm Senior       60 M NEW MARKET MD         40:43 40:41  6:33 
    2 Jim Wright           62 M GAITHERSBURG MD       41:46 41:42  6:43 
    3 Jay Jacob Wind       61 M ARLINGTON VA          44:17 44:17  7:08 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 65 - 69
    1 Jim Noone            67 M FAIRFAX VA            44:59 44:57  7:14 
    2 Bob Chase            66 M FALLS CHURCH VA       45:29 45:23  7:19 
    3 John Sullivan        66 M WASHINGTON DC         53:57 52:53  8:31 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 70 - 74
    1 Gerry Ives           72 M WASHINGTON DC         45:56 45:44  7:22 
    2 Malcolm O'Hagan      71 M CHEVY CHASE MD        48:20 48:12  7:46 
    3 Chan Robbins         74 M ARLINGTON VA          50:57 50:55  8:12 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 75 - 79
    1 Skip Grant           76 M CHEVY CHASE MD        50:06 49:54  8:02 
    2 Alan Rider           75 M RESTON VA             56:01 55:50  8:59 
    3 Robert Gurtler       76 M THE PLAINS VA         63:16 63:02 10:09 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 80 - 99
    1 George Yannakakis    80 M SPARKS GLENCOE MD     52:49 52:44  8:30 
    2 Jack McMahon         80 M SILVER SPRING MD      58:26 58:14  9:23 

MALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1  1378 Mike Cahill    33 M Washington DC         39:58 39:42  6:24
FEMALE Open
    1  1708 Serena Burla         29 Falls Church VA       33:04 
    2  1709 Kristin Anderson     28 Arlington VA          35:04 
    3    17 Anna Holt-Gosselin   23 Vienna VA             35:39 
    4  1704 Jacqui Wentz         23 Baltimore MD          36:07 
    5     7 Wendi Robinson       24 Washington DC         36:46 
    6    27 Maura Carroll        22 Washington DC         37:05 
    7     6 Lisa Thomas          35 Alexandria VA         37:10 
    8     8 Lindsay Wilkins      33 Arlington VA          37:30 
    9    19 Susan Hendrick       25 Washington DC         37:34 
   10    44 Laura O'Hara         31 Alexandria VA         37:42 

FEMALE Masters
    1     4 Alisa Harvey         46 Manassas VA           38:13 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 01 - 19
    1 Maggie Wood          14 F WASHINGTON DC         46:54 46:18  7:27 
    2 Christina Glasener   16 F WASHINGTON DC         46:36 46:18  7:28 
    3 Maria Luisa Navarro  19 F BALTIMORE MD          49:58 49:43  8:00 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 20 - 24
    1 Samantha Lee         23 F NEW PROVIDENCE NJ     38:51 38:48  6:15 
    2 Elizabeth Laseter    23 F WASHINGTON DC         39:33 39:27  6:21 
    3 Heather Jelen        24 F FALLS CHURCH VA       39:36 39:36  6:23 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 25 - 29
    1 Erin Swain           29 F ARLINGTON VA          38:31 38:31  6:12 
    2 Kelly Swain          26 F ARLINGTON VA          38:32 38:32  6:12 
    3 Ashley Palmer        28 F LYNCHBURG VA          39:25 39:25  6:21 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 30 - 34
    1 Christina Vanucci    33 F WESTLAKE OH           39:48 39:35  6:23 
    2 Jessica McGuire      31 F ARLINGTON VA          41:29 41:25  6:40 
    3 Ingrid Peterson      33 F WASHINGTON DC         41:50 41:35  6:42 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 35 - 39
    1 Barb Fallon Wallace  37 F ALEXANDRIA VA         37:46 37:46  6:05 
    2 Jackie Gruendel      36 F CLIFTON VA            38:08 38:08  6:09 
    3 Kristie Connelly     36 F ALEXANDRIA VA         38:41 38:41  6:14 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 40 - 44
    1 Samantha Cole        43 F ARLINGTON VA          39:23 39:23  6:21 
    2 Lisa Chilcote        41 F N BETHESDA MD         40:02 40:02  6:27 
    3 Julie King           44 F ALEXANDRIA VA         43:24 43:21  6:59 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 45 - 49
    1 Valinda Nwadike      46 F LEONARDTOWN MD        47:08 46:58  7:34 
    2 Mery-Angela Katson   47 F MCLEAN VA             47:58 47:34  7:40 
    3 Ellen Willison       45 F STAFFORD VA           47:56 47:47  7:42 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 50 - 54
    1 Patti Galleher       54 F DENVER CO             42:10 42:03  6:46 
    2 Carole Jones         54 F ASHBURN VA            44:38 44:27  7:10 
    3 Carla Freyvogel      54 F MCLEAN VA             50:12 50:01  8:03 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 55 - 59
    1 Betty Blank          58 F FALLS CHURCH VA       44:59 44:58  7:15 
    2 Liza Recto           55 F LEXINGTON PARK MD     48:50 48:48  7:52 
    3 Carol Brockschmidt   55 F WASHINGTON DC         52:20 51:56  8:22 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 60 - 64
    1 Ginny Hughes         61 F WARRENTON VA          49:14 49:05  7:54 
    2 Alice Franks         63 F ROCKVILLE MD          49:42 49:33  7:59 
    3 Mary Pultz           61 F SPRINGFIELD VA        66:06 64:38 10:24 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 65 - 69
    1 Joanne Murphy        66 F BALTIMORE MD          52:50 51:57  8:22 
    2 Karen Kautz          68 F SILVER SPRING MD      56:24 55:57  9:01 
    3 Nancy Malan          65 F WASHINGTON DC         68:04 67:43 10:54 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 70 - 74
    1 Jamie Wollard        73 F N BETHESDA MD         89:45 87:53 14:09 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 75 - 79
    1 Tami Graf            75 F LUSBY MD              61:47 61:42  9:56 

FEMALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1  1100 Dominique Gale 29 F Chantilly VA          50:57 48:15  7:46

 

by Kathy Dalby February 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm 175 0

By Kathy Dalby
Arlington, VA
February 13, 2011
For the Washington Running Report

Jordan McDougal, 23, of Culpeper, VA wins by a mere half second ahead of Frank Devar, 22, of Washington, DC in the fastest road 5K of the year with 14:47.4.

Sunday morning 1700 running enthusiasts participated in the second annual Love the Run You’re With 5K, presented by Pacers Running Stores and Fitness Together.

Enjoying near perfect winter running temperatures, participants ran an out and back course along Army Navy Drive and South Joyce Street near The Shops at Pentagon Row.  A Valentine’s Day inspired event, each runner chose their runner bib color based on their relationship status (red: in a relationship, green: single, yellow: well, it’s complicated) and more than 500 parings participated in the team competition.

With the top three finishers under 15:00, this event proved to be exciting with a near photo finish of winner Jordan McDougal (14:47.4) and Pacers Racing Team member Frank DeVar (14:47.9).  Said DeVar, “It was a fight to the finish but Jordan edged me out in the last few steps.  He’s a great competitor and I enjoyed racing against him.”

The story of the day was a surprise marriage proposal at the finish line by Gerardo Andres Calderon to his girlfriend, Grace Hannafin. Gerardo popped the question in the finish line chute after their 36:23 effort.

The post-race party sponsored by Champps Restaurant proved to be a hit with a popular karaoke contest, free drinks, and more than 150 awards distributed.

 

AWARDS LIST 

                          FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
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    1   562 Michelle Miller        30 Damascus           MD 17:56.7 17:54.8 
    2    18 Erin Swain             29 Arlington          VA 18:14.1 18:11.8 
    3    11 Michaela Courtney      26 Washington         DC 18:25.4 18:23.7 

                           MALE OVERALL RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  1076 Jordan McDougal        23 Culpeper           VA 14:47.4 14:47.4 
    2     1 Frank Devar            22 Washington         DC 14:47.9 14:47.9 
    3  1317 Gerald Greenlaw        23 Alexandria         VA 14:59.5 14:59.5 

                         FEMALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 7

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 

                          MALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 7

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  1787 Rheinhardt Harrison     6 Falls Church       VA 26:02.5 25:52.7 
    2  2087 Austin Green            5 Herndon            VA 37:57.9 37:37.2 
    3  1885 Ian Meeks               7 Arlington          VA 50:37.2 50:15.9 

                         FEMALE AGE GROUP:  8 - 10

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  2031 Lindsay Tucker          9 Alexandria         VA 42:19.1 40:57.4 
    2  1757 Catherine Georgoulako  10 Frisco             TX 44:32.1 43:17.0 

                          MALE AGE GROUP:  8 - 10

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  2110 Andrew Wright          10 Indian Head        MD 22:58.4 22:56.4 
    2  1660 Mark Berry              9 Alexandria         VA 27:08.5 26:45.2 
    3  1860 Scott Little, Ii       10 Bowie              MD 32:10.0 28:25.6 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  11 - 14

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  1634 Sarah Angell           14 Arlington          VA 23:24.1 23:12.2 
    2  1673 Bridgette Brinkmann    11 Washington         DC 29:52.5 29:52.5 
    3  1925 Katherine Pickup       14 Alexandria         VA 32:08.8 31:16.8 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  11 - 14

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  2086 John Gossart           14 Alexandria         VA 21:18.5 21:07.9 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  15 - 18

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  2070 Jasmine Herndon        16 Arlington          VA 24:00.6 23:49.6 
    2  1562 Brianna Burke          16 Engleside          VA 25:08.1 25:03.8 
    3  2071 Manon Loustaunau       16 Arlington          VA 26:14.4 26:02.9 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  15 - 18

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  1916 Aidan Papavizas        16 Arlington          VA 19:15.7 19:12.0 
    2   856 Chris Porter           15 Alexandria         VA 20:00.5 19:56.7 
    3  1871 Sean Maraia            15 Fairfax            VA 22:35.1 21:24.7 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  19 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  1321 Raquel Morgan          25 Washington         DC 19:27.9 19:23.7 
    2  1316 Liz Elko               23 Arlington          VA 19:48.3 19:45.0 
    3    16 Kelly Devine           26 Arlington          VA 19:54.4 19:52.4 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  19 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1     6 Ryan Foster            25 Arlington          VA 15:07.7 15:06.8 
    2  1421 Allen Carr             27 Washington         VA 15:44.6 15:43.5 
    3  1964 Richard Saunders       22 Alexandria         VA 15:47.4 15:45.7 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1   712 Margaret Smith         31 Alexandria         VA 19:44.8 19:39.7 
    2   384 Annie Grondin          38 Arlington          VA 19:52.9 19:50.2 
    3   332 Aagje Engel            32 Alexandria         VA 20:12.3 20:12.3 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1     4 Bert Rodriguez         31 Arlington          VA 15:02.3 15:02.0 
    2   767 Edi Turco              38 Arlington          VA 17:02.8 17:01.4 
    3  1981 Michael Sheehy         38 Washington         DC 17:16.5 17:15.4 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1    23 Kristi Markowitz       41 Arlington          VA 18:35.6 18:33.4 
    2  1515 Laura Greeson          41 Alexandria         VA 20:14.8 20:11.5 
    3  1889 Caroline Merena        45 Arlington          VA 20:54.5 20:49.9 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1    44 Edmund Burke           41 Buronsville        MD 16:14.1 16:13.9 
    2   270 Denis Cloutier         49 Arlington          VA 17:21.8 17:21.8 
    3     9 Derik Thomas           45 Alexandria         VA 17:35.6 17:34.5 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1   605 Darlene Packett        52 Lorton             VA 21:02.6 20:57.0 
    2  2048 Myra Washington        53 Montgomery Village MD 22:54.1 22:50.0 
    3  1264 Linda Kennedy          50 Alexandria         VA 23:24.3 23:10.4 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  1512 Mark Drosky            50 Alexandria         VA 19:34.6 19:31.7 
    2   723 Tim Steele             50 Mclean             VA 20:11.6 20:09.3 
    3   212 Paul Bousel            57 Alexandria         VA 20:14.2 20:12.4 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1   269 Laurel Clement         62 Haymarket          VA 26:18.6 25:44.2 
    2   221 Melanie Brennan        60 Alexandria         VA 29:26.5 29:19.8 
    3   763 Terry Tropin           60 Takoma Park        MD 47:43.1 46:13.0 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1   775 Geoffrey Vincent       62 Alexandria         VA 21:35.0 21:31.9 
    2   143 Leon Ellsworth         65 Alexandria         VA 26:37.0 25:53.3 
    3   777 Morris Vogel           65 New York           NY 29:23.2 29:15.5 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 99

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1   668 Janet Rogers           70 Annapolis          MD 41:39.9 40:43.9 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 99

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Tim Net Tim 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  1739 John Finney            71 Arlington          VA 31:34.5 30:42.9

 

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