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by Dickson Mercer July 4, 2013 at 4:10 pm 0

Moments before the start of the Let Freedom Run 5k.                                                            Photo: Swim Bike Run Photography

Moments before the start of the Let Freedom Run 5k. Photo: Swim Bike Run Photography

Ansley Howell seems ready for a real pair of running shoes. The 8-year-old from South Riding – running with tiny American flags behind her ears – was third in her age group this morning at the third annual Let Freedom Run 5k in Fairfax.

[button-red url=”http://results.bazumedia.com/event/results/event/event-4601″ target=”_self” position=”left”] Results [/button-red]Howell was paced by her father, Gregg, while her sister, Grace, 12, was paced by her mother, Ann. Her older brother, Noah, 14, who runs cross country for Freedom High School – “too fast for the rest of the family,” Gregg said – was on his own, finishing around 20 minutes.

“We do a lot of 5Ks together,” Gregg said. “My wife and I have done marathons, and our two older ones are running cross country, so running is a big part of our lives.”

The Howell family were among 1,304 finishers.  And on Independence Day, a holiday generally filled with relaxing, trips to the pool, cookouts, and fireworks, Gregg said they could think of no better way to start the day.

“We just wanted to do something together,” Gregg said, “and [running a race] is the first thing that comes to mind for us.”

Same for Dixon Hemphill of Fairfax Station, and his son and grandson, Peter and Joshua, who live in Centreville.  You kick off a long weekend with a race – a sense of accomplishment – and from there everything else just falls into place.

“We’ll go out to breakfast,” Peter said, “that’s the first thing we’ll do. Then we’ll go home, take a shower, relax.”

Dixon started running at 50, he said, and has been at it for close to four decades. He has been running races with his son for many years, and now the tradition is being passed on to Joshua, who this morning finished his fourth 5k at a time of about 35 minutes with his dad at his side. Peter, special for the nation’s birthday, sported a pair of Texas-themed red, white, and blue racing shorts.

In the lead packs – on an overcast, humid morning – the defending champs were back to defend their titles, with Jordan McDougal aiming for a three-peat.

McDougal, of Linden, Va., ran his best time yet for this race, 15:43, but had to settle for second to Paul Thistle, 26, of D.C., who won in 15:30.

The top four places on the men’s side were all under last year’s winning time of 16:06. The top master, Rockville’sJeanChrist Arcaz, came through in 18:03.

On the women’s side, last year’s winner, Manassas’ Bethany Sachtleben, a rising sophomore at George Mason University, took an early lead and went on to clock 17:53, more than 30 seconds under her winning time from 2012.

When Barb Fallon Wallace, 39, of Alexandria, reeled her in, the veteran local road racer knew she’d better keep pushing.

“I knew that she had been running in college … I didn’t want to get in a kick with her,” she said, laughing.

Little more than a year ago, Fallon Wallace ran a new personal best for 10k not long after giving birth to twin girls. Wallace’s daughters are now two, while her 10k personal best is now about a minute faster.

Alisa Harvey, who was 2nd in the inaugural race, returned this year to finish 3rd overall and win the master’s division. Harvey, 47, of Gainesville, finished in 19:07, not much slower than what she ran in 2011.

The 5k starts and finishes at the same spot in Fairfax Corner Shopping Center, and is held on a rolling, challenging course. Afterward, runners and families gathered for refreshments, treats, and dips in the water fountain. And regardless of whether you attended the packet pickup-slash-beach party at Pacers Fairfax on July 2, participants, rather than a free t-shirt, received a colorful beach towel to kick off summer.

by Dickson Mercer April 21, 2013 at 7:44 pm 0

Abigail Meyers, Samuel Kirby and Brian Harkins head down the George Washington Parkway toward Alexandria. Photo: Swim Bike Run Photography

Abigail Meyers, Samuel Kirby and Brian Harkins head down the George Washington Parkway toward Alexandria.
Photo: Swim Bike Run Photography

Back on Monday, James Davis was walking towards the finish line after completing his first Boston Marathon in 3:08:32. A block away, he heard the blast.

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Before that moment, a Boston Marathon shirt expressed personal pride and achievement. It still does. But now, more than ever, the Boston Marathon shirt Davis and many others wore during the George Washington Parkway Classic expressed solidarity. It expressed love – for the race, for the city, for the people.

“I felt good to be out there with everyone,” Davis said.

In the week leading up to the event, the race’s organizers, Pacers Events, sent an email to runners letting them know that safety was their “number one concern.”

Runners checked gear in clear plastic bags, and noticed more of a security presence near the starting line. The finish area was blocked off and closed to non-runners, with no re-entry allowed. Once runners exited the finish area, however, they entered a post-race party in Oronoco Bay Park that was as lively as ever.

Seth Hutchinson, who broke the tape in 50:56, appreciated the extra security measures, he said. But Hutchinson, 29, also appreciated the focus placed on remembering what had happened in Boston.

“I think they did a great job,” he said.

The Charlottesville, Va., resident pinned a yellow ribbon, distributed before the race, to his Ragged Mountain Running racing team jersey, and went on to separate himself from Will Christian and Jordan McDougal by running the second half of the race in 25:00.

Christian, 29, of Norfolk, Va. was 2nd in 51:22, with McDougal 3rd in 52:18. The top master, Eric Makovsky, 40, clocked 59:53.

Shannon Miller, 28, of Arlington won the women’s race in 1:01:04.

“Runners have that spirit,” she said. “Definitely that spirit is here, which is really good.”

Miller was followed by Laura O’Hara, 33, of Alexandria in 1:02:33. Kristen Henehan, 33, of Kensington, Md., was third in 1:03:41. Kristi Markowicz, 42, of Arlington, was the top master in 1:05:29.In addition to honoring Boston, runners bought back bibs to raise money for the recovery of Peter Laboy, an Alexandria police officer who was shot while on duty.

O’Hara was one of them. “I’m so grateful for the people who keep us safe here,” she said.

O’Hara had to stop between the first and second miles to tie her shoe. From there, she struggled to find a good rhythm. Grinding along, she thought about Boston and people like Laboy whose jobs often put them in harm’s way, and “tried to be tough,” she said.

Ami Camardo, 42, also ran in honor of Laboy. She finished in 1:20:14, easily beating her pre-race goal of breaking 1:25, and was pleased to see what happened in Boston had not scared away spectators.

“They give you so much energy and adrenaline,” she said. “So it was really nice to see everyone out there and see them supporting us.”

Andrew Ellis, 54, of Falls Church, who finished in 1:24:42, raced with “Boston Strong” temporarily tattooed on both of his calves and also sported his 2011 Boston Marathon shirt.

The Boston area native used to live along the Boston course, and described running the race in 2011 with his daughter, then a senior at Boston College, as “the experience of a lifetime.”

“It was personal,” he said of the attacks. “Everybody knows somebody who ran, or was close to it, or was caught up in it, so it’s been an awful week.”

The race, on the other hand, was a highlight.

“This was a lot of fun,” he said. “I wouldn’t have missed it.”

by Charlie Ban March 16, 2013 at 9:52 pm 0

Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon winner Peter Lawrence presses defending champion Michael Wardian at 14 miles.    Photo: Charlie Ban

Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon winner Peter Lawrence presses defending champion Michael Wardian at 14 miles. Photo: Charlie Ban

For the seventh year in a row, Washington, D.C.’s spring marathon champion was a college athlete who competed for something other than a track team. For the first time, though, it wasn’t former lacrosse player Michael Wardian.

[button-red url=”http://running.competitor.com/cgiresults?eId=54″ target=”_self” position=”left”] Results [/button-red]Peter Lawrence came to Washington with his family for a spring break trip requested by his daughter.After 20 hours of driving, with stops in New Orleans, Atlanta, the now-41-year-old, who played tennis at the Virginia Military Institute hit town for a week of sightseeing with a cadre of elementary school-age children.

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It just so happened that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon was taking place while he was in town.

“I needed another marathon,” he said. “I did Houston two months ago and it was time for another one.”

He spent most of the race running alongside Wardian, of Arlington, who spent more than six months dealing with multiple stress fractures that disrupted his prolific long-distance racing schedule.

“I figured Michael knew the course, so he was the right guy to run with,” Lawrence said.

Apparently not, because course revisions in Southwest Washington and a confused bicycle guide led the duo astray in mile 16, adding approximately 30 seconds to their times. Wardian’s experience ended up serving neither of them, and for a while it seemed it only enlarged their gap behind frontrunner Jordan McDougal, who held more than a two-minute margin at 18 miles.

“It hurt my PR a little bit,” Lawrence said, noting his 2:32:27 today was almost 2:30 better than his Houston Marathon finish Jan. 13, itself a dramatic improvement over the same race last year, when he ran 2:42:09.

McDougal’s lead shrunk in mile 19 after his stomach got the better of him and he called it a day, not bad work for a guy who decided less than a week ago to give the race a shot. By then, Lawrence had broken away from Wardian and was on his way to checking off “win a marathon” on his bucket list.

“Once I saw I was in the lead, I just kept going and going, tightening the screws a little bit,” he said. “By 25 I felt pretty comfortable.”

He got a boost seeing his wife, son, daughter, niece and nephew in mile 18, where things started to happen for him and he saw himself realize a dream he didn’t imagine having a few years ago. He wouldn’t quite get the sub-2:30 he wanted, but he’s not complaining.

“I started as a middle-of-the-packer,” he said about his introduction to marathon running at age 39. “I got better with more miles and some track speed work. I never realized how much that helped.”

In Houston, Lawrence trains with the Bay Area Running Club. He’ll be back there less than two days after breaking the tape at RFK Stadium.

Meanwhile, Wardian didn’t seem to mind trailing by almost two minutes. For his fourth run longer than 14 miles since he started running again in late January, he was surprised to have run so fast. Though he won the Lower Potomac River Marathon six days before in 2:42:31, it was not without its complications.

“I had to stop in the middle,” he said. “My bladder’s not used to holding so much fluid. Luckily I got by without a stop today.”

He’s running about a third of his normal mileage, but after staring into a huge chunk of his calendar unable to run at all, just being out there is a gift.

“I was unbelievably pumped,” he said. “I started out just happy to be in the top 10, but then you get to the point where you realize you have a shot at the podium and you get a little greedy.”

Third place finisher Eric Senseman, of Madison, Wisc. didn’t mind feeling greedy as he moved his way through the top six when the half marathoners peeled off. He was racing in Washington for the first time, though he’ll be returning in June for the North Face Endurance Challenge.

“I felt like they shut down the whole city for me,” he said. “It was a cool way to see D.C.”

The men’s half marathon came down to a dramatic move made on the hill leading off of the Rock Creek Parkway to Calvert Street. Ethiopian Tumicha Horsa put a move on Falls Church’s Chris Mills that Mills couldn’t cover.

“We were moving along at a little under five-minute pace and all of a sudden there was a giant hill,” Mills said. “He got me by about 15 seconds, but after that I didn’t get any closer and he didn’t get any farther ahead until the last mile. My coach thought I could catch him, but he had a kick.”

Horsa, through an interpreter, said he wasn’t familiar with the course, so he gauged his move on how the race was going with Mills and when he saw the hill, he took his shot.

“When I got to mile 12, I pushed,” he said, via the interpreter.

Horsa ended up in 1:06:44, with Mills behind in 1:07:03 and George Mason University alumnus John Holt in third in 1:08:20.

by Charlie Ban March 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm 1 Comment

Jordan McDougal leads Elarbi Khattabi, Sean O’Leary and Gurmessa Megerssa in the St. Patrick's Day 8k.                 Photo: Charlie Ban

Jordan McDougal leads Elarbi Khattabi, Sean O’Leary and Gurmessa Megerssa in the St. Patrick’s Day 8k. Photo: Charlie Ban

The gap was just too much for Jordan McDougal to make up.

[button-red url=”http://results.bazumedia.com/event/results/event/event-3289″ target=”_self” position=”left”] Results [/button-red]Anyone watching the finishing stretch of the St. Patrick’s Day 8k would say that. Elarbi Khattabi, of Waynesboro, Pa.,was comfortably ahead heading back on Pennsylvania Avenue, having broken the race open at three miles. McDougal, of Warrenton, figured the lead was around 20 yards, but that seemed like a conservative estimate.

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“By the time we got to the turnaround, I wasn’t even trying to catch him,” he said. “But I saw that Gurmessa (Megerssa) was caching up to me. I figured If I don’t move now, he was going to get me, so I had to push.”

When he turned back onto Pennsylvania and could see the finish line, he was still sprinting.

“That stretch is so much longer than it looks,” he said. “We got about halfway down and I cut the lead in half. I was like ‘Wow, I might have a chance at catching this guy.’ I guess adrenaline took over.”

Shortly before the line, anything an earlier observer had assumed about the race was wrong. McDougal (24:32) passed Khattabi (24:38), who shut it down. Megerssa followed in 24:46 with Sam Luff two seconds behind and Sean O’Leary 10 seconds later.

That wasn’t the only surprise in the race. Women’s winner Claire Hallissey, or Arlington, doubled after having won the previous day’s Four Courts Four Miler and had a comfortable lead over Meagan Nedlow of Salem, Mass. 27:14 to 27:42. Hallissey, a member of the 2012 British Olympic team in the marathon, is gearing up for the NYC Half next Sunday in Manhattan.

by Dickson Mercer July 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm 110 0

By Dickson Mercer

If Bethany Sachtleben tries out for cross country at George Mason University this fall, she will lack the high school running experiences other rising freshman will surely have.  On the other hand, Sachtleben, 20, who won this morning’s second annual Let Freedom Run 5K in Fairfax, VA in 18:26, has already run a marathon, which is uncommon for a runner her age.

[button-red url=”http://www.swimbikerunphoto.com/category/clients/pacers-racing/” target=”_self” position=”left”] Photos [/button-red]Sachtleben, by the way, didn’t just finish a marathon. In March, at the inaugural SunTrust Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon, the tennis and soccer player from Manassas, VA was 2nd in 3:08:43. (Sachtleben was home-schooled, she said, and starting running “casually” a few years ago.)

As for this Independence Day 5K, Sachtleben, who entered the race with a goal of breaking 20 minutes, said, “I think it was a lot more exhausting than the marathon because you just have to be all out the entire time. And it was nerve-wracking because I wanted to win, and there’s such a short time.

She won by more than a minute, and her time of 18:26 – on a sunny and humid morning – was well under her goal.

Meghan Blackstone, 18, of Bristow, VA (shown right) was 2nd in 19:27. Kristi Markowicz, 42, of Arlington, VA took third overall and the master’s title in 19:36.

In the men’s race, Philippe Rolly, 39, of McLean, VA set the pace through the opening mile in around 5:10. Around halfway, though, Rolly was caught by last year’s winner, Jordan McDougal, who cruised to repeat victory in 16:06. Rolly held on for 2nd in 16:42.

Heading into the race, Rolly had hoped to run about a minute faster, he said, but the heat and rolling course proved to be too much.

Rolly, meanwhile, has bests of 2:19 in the marathon and 29:40 for 10K, and for years ranked among this region’s best. In his mid-30s, with three children and a busy job, he lost interest, he said. As of late, though, Rolly, native to France, has been on something of a comeback. At the beginning of this year, he returned to training with a simple goal: to return to solid form before Aug. 24, when he will officially become a master.

As for McDougal, it was amazing he was racing at all. On Saturday, the 25-year-old national 50K champion and North Face-sponsored ultra runner was in Ecuador for a 50K race in which he got lost, got sick, and failed to finish.

This morning, he came out to support the racing team he has helped to organized for The Running Store in Gainesville, VA, he said. As it happened, three of his teammates were not far behind 3rd place finisher Eric Makovsky, 39, of Washington, D.C., who ran 17:18. Rob Bell, Keith Freeburn, and Joe Blackstone – all from Gainesville – were 4th through 6th, respectively.

“I was coming out to run with them today,” McDougal said. “If it wasn’t for them, I probably wouldn’t have been out there.”

The Let Freedom Run 5K is staged on a loop course that starts and finishes at Fairfax Corner Shopping Center.  And as runners warmed up this morning in the parking lots or on a coned-off stretch of the course, it seemed for a time that they might at least benefit from overcast skies and a bit of a breeze.  About 15 minutes before the 9 a.m. start, though, out came the sun, and with it the expected heat.

It hardly deterred “Team Scotland,” a family team of six that featured Bob Johnson, 51, of Oakton, VA, his wife Carrol Anderson, 53, and Carrol’s sister, Gillian Anderson, 49, visiting from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Johnson noted that their Oakton home lost power for two days after Saturday’s storm. “But it didn’t keep us from training on Sunday,” he said.

Andrew and Martina Crichton of Woodbridge, VA turned Let Freedom Run 5K into a family outing as well. Their youngest daughter, Alex, 1, was along for the run in a jogging stroller. Their older daughter, Melissa, 4, ran the Kid’s Dash, which started an hour after the 5K.

The family’s jogging stroller has gone up to a half marathon so far, Crichton said, who added that he hopes bringing his children to road races will set a positive example of healthy living.

Incidentally, the Let Freedom Run 5K’s course also hosts the Halloween-themed Goblin Gallop, in which many participants race wearing costumes. For Let Freedom Run, the costumes stay at home, but participants in this young race have nonetheless started a tradition of celebrating Fourth of July by, for example, sporting the red, white and blue race t-shirt, carrying small flags, or wearing Uncle Sam top hats.

Debbie Whitfield, 39, of Potomac Falls, VA ran the race with her son, Tyler, 7. Tyler’s older brother ran as well, she said.

“My husband and I will run our races” – including marathons – “on our own,” she said. “Then we like to come and run with [our sons].”

Whitfield’s parents were there to cheer them on.

“So it’s a big family outing,” she said. “We’ll probably get together later and have a picnic, watch the fireworks. This is a great kickoff to Independence Day.”

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 Brenda Barrera March 13, 2011 at 3:56 pm 131 0

By Brenda Barrera with contribution from Dickson Mercer

Washington, DC
March 13, 2011
For the Washington Running Report

(Photos by Lea Gallardo and Kathy Freedman)

It is an Irish blessing familiar to many, “May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face . . .”

When Laurence Simms from the Embassy of Ireland welcomed runners to the starting line with this traditional blessing, it had new meaning for race organizers, Capital Running Company. They were blessed with the highest turnout in the 23-year history of the St. Patrick’s Day 8K as more than 5,500 finishers kicked off the spring racing season with this favorite downtown Washington, DC event.

After winning this race two years ago and finishing fourth last year, local star Demesse Tefera (photo) captured his second St. Patrick’s Day 8K title today in 24:22, holding off Oklahoma’s Mark Thompson who took second in 24:28.

The Washington, DC resident by way of Ethiopia said he split from the lead pack after passing the opening mile in 4:50. He felt like the pace was too slow, he said, gapped the lead pack and ran solo the rest of the way. And though his time was well off his 8K personal best of 23:07, Tefera described today’s effort as “good training” for March 26’s National Half Marathon where he hopes to break 1:05:00 in the half marathon.

Jordan McDougal of Culpeper, VA took third in 24:44, five seconds ahead of course record holder Gurmessa Megerssa.

In the women’s competition, the top two finishers from Washington, DC took off from the rest of field battling for top honors. Tezata Dengarsa, 30, (left) bested the defending champion, Maggie Infeld, 24, by half a minute, 28:03 to 28:32. Behind them it was an even closer battle for the next two spots between Muliye Gurmu, 27, from Bronx, NY and Katie O’Regan, 26, from Lebanon, PA.

“She (Gurmu) was on my shoulder for most of the race and then just surged ahead,” said O’Regan, a Cornell standout, now racing for the PA-based Keystone Track Club.

Douglas Woods, 41, of Gaithersburg, MD took top place in the 40-44 age group with his 29:33 finish; a nice 5:55 pace. On the cusp of sixty, Chuck Moeser (below) returned to the racing scene after a long hiatus finishing in 30:18. Afterward, he shared that he thoroughly enjoyed his time exploring skydiving and rock climbing, but now he is looking forward to some road racing.

Jack McMahon earned the title of the oldest competitor. At 80 years old, the Silver Spring, MD runner crossed the line in 45:29, besting his time from last year by 28 seconds. Just goes to show, you truly can get faster as you get older.

Leesburg’s Peggy Yetman, 42, easily won the women’s 40-44 age division with her 31:20 finish. Alisa Harvey, 45, from Manassas finished eighth overall in 30:12. Next up for the Washington Running Report columnist is a track meet in Richmond in a few weeks. Washington, DC’s Jacqueline O’Neil, 79, the oldest women’s competitor, was asked if she felt the luck of the Irish today. She admitted that she’s IBM (Irish By Marriage), but attributed her good health and longevity to supplementing her low running mileage with walking.

New to this year’s event was the Team Competition and 42 Coed Teams competed with creative names like, “The Furious Leprechauns” and “Sham-Rockers.” The TRS Racing Team of Jordan McDougal, Joseph Delclos, Alisa Harvey, and Ellins Thomas, were the overall champions in 28:57. No one could miss the 60+ members of the FBI National Academy Team. Per their captain, Mark Jackson, it was a great way to conclude a 10-week training program.

For many participants, not only was it the first race of the season but their first foray into road racing. Beth Roselius, from Morgantown, WV (in photo below-right) decided to run with and support her sister, Katherine Kelley, 28, from Reston, VA, a newbie. Dressed in matching blue tops and sporting St. Patrick’s Day 8K tattoos on their cheeks, both said they were thrilled to share the experience. “I wasn’t sure if I could make the distance,” said Kelley, “but she [Beth] kept telling me, ‘You can do it!’”

Be sure to check the May/June issue ofWashington Running Report for additional race coverage.

                              Awards Listing 

MALE 
    1  6436 Demesse Tefara           27 M WASHINGTON DC           24:22 
    2  3907 Mark Thompson            32 M EDMOND OK               24:28 
    3  4480 Jordan McDougal          23 M CULPEPER VA             24:44 
    4    11 Gurmessa Megerssa        31 M WASHINGTON DC           24:49 
    5    12 Demse Mulata             24 M WASHINGTON DC           24:51 
    6     8 Robert Wade              28 M ARLINGTON VA            25:14 
    7  1100 Charlie Hurt             27 M RICHMOND VA             25:26 
    8     3 Adam Condit              27 M ASHBURN VA              25:39 
    9  6461 Allen Carr               27 M WASHINGTON DC           25:58 
   10     7 Dave Miller              27 M ARLINGTON VA            26:17 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 01 - 19
    1  5510 Michael Wegner           14 M Columbia MD           26:52 26:51  5:24 
    2  3852 Joseph Delclos           17 M Warrenton VA          29:44 29:41  5:59 
    3  3916 Ben Naughton             19 M Takoma Park MD        29:47 29:46  6:00 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 20 - 24
    1  6189 Scott Allen              23 M Washington DC         26:24 26:24  5:19 
    2    10 Dustin Whitlow           24 M Arlington VA          26:35 26:34  5:21 
    3  3837 Chris Daniels            24 M Washington DC         30:03 30:02  6:03 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 25 - 29
    1  4184 Jason Fitzgerald         27 M Silver Spring MD      26:26 26:26  5:19 
    2  6270 Dickson Mercer           29 M Washington DC         26:38 26:37  5:22 
    3  5355 Garrett Ash              27 M Manchester CT         27:01 27:01  5:27 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 30 - 34
    1  5246 Nick Gramsky             33 M Vienna VA             27:03 27:02  5:27 
    2  3917 Matt Straughn            34 M Glenn Dale MD         27:09 27:09  5:28 
    3   121 Eddie Valentine          31 M Arlington VA          27:45 27:45  5:35 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 35 - 39
    1  5223 David Wertz              35 M Arlington VA          26:47 26:46  5:23 
    2   395 Ramsey Wilson            38 M Falls Church VA       28:40 28:37  5:46 
    3   562 Michael Sheehy           38 M Washington DC         28:38 28:37  5:46 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 40 - 44
    1  3271 Douglas Woods            41 M Gaithersburg MD       29:23 29:23  5:55 
    2   596 Kevin Bell               42 M Reston VA             29:30 29:27  5:56 
    3  6061 Jack Lovett              41 M Newport News VA       29:31 29:30  5:57 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 45 - 49
    1  6532 Robert Denmark           45 M Arlington VA          29:23 29:19  5:54 
    2  1788 Paul Jacobson            47 M Gaithersburg MD       29:39 29:38  5:58 
    3  2574 Tom Beekhuysen           47 M Herndon VA            30:31 30:30  6:08 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 50 - 54
    1  5393 Henry Wigglesworth       53 M Washington DC         28:23 28:22  5:43 
    2    32 Jean-Christophe Arcaz    50 M Rockville MD          28:36 28:36  5:46 
    3  6498 Albino Castro            51 M Brookeville MD        31:07 31:06  6:16 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 55 - 59
    1    31 Chuck Moeser             59 M Potomac Falls VA      30:18 30:17  6:06 
    2  6294 Peter Darmody            55 M Gaithersburg MD       30:44 30:43  6:11 
    3  6236 Tom Ruckert              58 M Grantsville MD        31:48 31:43  6:23 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 60 - 64
    1  3944 Richard Adams Jr         60 M Herndon VA            33:45 33:43  6:47 
    2  4042 Michael Wesbecher        63 M Oakton VA             34:32 34:22  6:55 
    3  4987 Marc Wolfson             61 M Olney MD              36:18 36:14  7:18 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 65 - 69
    1  5432 Jim Noone                66 M Fairfax VA            34:09 34:05  6:52 
    2  2795 Mike Golash              67 M Washington DC         36:45 36:40  7:23 
    3   159 John Churchman           68 M Arlington VA          39:45 39:36  7:58 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 70 - 74
    1  6591 Malcolm O'Hagan          70 M Chevy Chase MD        41:40 39:20  7:55 
    2    16 Chan Robbins             73 M Arlington VA          41:14 41:12  8:18 
    3  1546 Bill Sollers             71 M Silver Spring MD      46:13 44:01  8:52 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 75 - 79
    1  4732 Skip Grant               75 M Chevy Chase MD        39:51 39:43  8:00 
    2  2237 Alan Rider               75 M Reston VA             44:00 43:58  8:51 
    3  5801 Henry Guyot              76 M Washington DC         44:36 44:26  8:57 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 80 - 99
    1  3244 Jack McMahon             80 M Silver Spring MD      45:29 45:20  9:08 

MALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1  4411 Greg Young               22 M Ballston Lake NY      33:50 33:35  6:46

 

by Kathy Dalby February 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm 116 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 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    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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