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by Dickson Mercer June 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm 199 0

By Dickson Mercer
Washington, DC
June 9, 2012
For the Washington Running Report

Four miles into this morning’s Lawyers Have Heart 10K, Barb Fallon Wallace started falling behind.

“Just a few steps,” she said. “I was getting tired.”

But with a little encouragement from her Pacers racing team teammate, Lisa Thomas, Fallon Wallace – a 38-year-old physical therapist who gave birth to twins just 18 months ago – summoned some reserve strength. Inside the final mile, the Alexandria, VA resident pulled away to claim the win and a new personal best of 36:10.

Thomas, 36, also of Alexandria, finished second in 36:18. Lisa Goldstein, 25, of Washington, DC was third in 37:54.

Thomas said she was pleased with how the race turned out and happy to make Fallon Wallace “earn it.”

She was also pleased with the conditions that featured a cooler-than-usual starting time temperature hovering in the mid-70s. (Last year’s race, which Thomas won, was shortened to 5K to spare runners from temperatures that soared well above 90 degrees.)

As for the men, this year’s Lawyers Have Heart 10K was Gurmessa Megerssa’s from the start.

“He took off right away,” said Pacers’ Jordan Zwick, 26, who placed 2nd in 31:36, ahead of 21-year-old Mark Allen, an American University runner who ran 31:44 in his first road 10K.

“Around 4 miles, [Megerssa] kind of slowed down a little and I tried to catch him,” Zwick added.

No such luck.

The Lawyers Have Heart 10K’s out-and-back courses starts and finishes in Washington, DC’s Georgetown neighborhood under the Whitehurst Freeway. And as Megerssa came into view on the downhill that returns runners to the finish, he unleashed a wild kick that carried him through the tape in 31:17.

In 2006, shortly after Megerssa moved to DC from his native Ethiopia, where he competed for the East African country’s national team, he ran 29:51 to set the event record.

Megerssa’s win today makes him the race’s third repeat victor in its now 22nd running. Philippe Rolly, 39, of McLean, VA, who ran 32:50 today, won three years in a row starting in 1999 and added a fourth title in 2004. Jim Hage won in 1993 and 1996.

But the Lawyers Have Heart 10K has its own story.  Since 1991, the race has raised more than $8 million to benefit the American Heart Association.

And as Ted Boling, the Deputy Solicitor for Land Resources at the U.S. Department of the Interior, put it after the race, surrounding Lawyers Have Heart is a “whole subculture that trades around times.”

Teams are created as well. In the finishing area today, one saw an array of made-for-the-event shirts bearing the names of firms like Hogan Lovells and Sutherland and of course the U.S. Department of Justice. An Alexandria patent office team’s shirt read, “Landon IP Has Heart.”

Avid local runner Hanna Chouest, 29, of DC and Lisa Jones, 43, of Arlington, who both work at the law firm Sidley Austin, said that one of their co-worker’s office spaces is decorated with years worth of Lawyers Have Heart 10K memorabilia.

“That’s how I learned about it,” Jones said.

The support from the region’s legal community has helped draw thousands of runners annually to this race, making it the biggest 10K in Washington, D.C.

To lawyers like Ted Bennett, 47, who works for Williams & Connolly in DC, the race, he said, was about being with colleagues and friends while supporting a good cause.

Williams & Connolly’s team was 15 strong, Bennett said.

But for Bennett, who said he “used to be a runner,” this was his first time participating.

“I’ve been always been doing kid’s stuff,” he said. “I’ll do that later today.”

After the race, participants gathered in Washington Harbour for post-race snow cones, drinks, and music. Dogs, though not welcome on the course, were more than welcome here. Several restaurants were open for brunch.

Shannon Franks, 35, of College Park, MD was the top wheelchair athlete, covering the course in 31:07.

In the masters division, Stephanie Evans, 41, of Washington, DC posted a time of 40:16 to take the title by close to four minutes. Derik Thomas, 46, of Alexandria, was the top male master in 34:52.

At the post-race ceremony, awards were offered for age groups as well as special categories, including lawyers, legal assistants, law librarians, administrators, summer associates, law students, and survivors of cardiovascular disease.

 

                          FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS
 
Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3075 Barbara Fallon Wallace 38 ALEXANDRIA         VA   36:09.4   36:08.7 
    2    30 Lisa Thomas            36 Alexandria         VA   36:17.8   36:17.0 
    3  3105 Lisa Goldstein         25 WASHINGTON         DC   37:53.1   37:53.1 
    4  3005 Kerry Allen            23 WASHINGTON         DC   39:14.5   39:14.1 
    5  3272 Sarah Spalding         31 WASHINGTON         DC   39:28.1   39:27.0 

                           MALE OVERALL RESULTS
 
Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2388 Gurmessa Megerssa      32 WASHINGTON         DC   31:16.4   31:16.4 
    2  3985 Jordan Zwick           26 ARLINGTON          VA   31:35.4   31:35.4 
    3  3006 Mark Allen             21 WASHINGTON         DC   31:43.4   31:43.4 
    4  3480 Andrew McCann          23 Washington         DC   31:44.4   31:44.4 
    5  3511 Wilson Komen           34 WASHINGTON         DC   32:10.1   32:09.8 

                          FEMALE MASTERS RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Ag City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== == ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2468 Stephanie Evans       41 WASHINGTON         DC   40:16.0   40:11.6 
    2   670 Julia Taylor          40 ARLINGTON          VA   44:08.0   43:57.9 
    3  2528 Lynnette Simpson      40 WASHINGTON         DC   45:17.0   44:36.0 
    4  1561 Carol Hobson          45 SPRINGFIELD        VA   45:38.7   40:00.6 
    5  3599 Kristin McCann        40 ALEXANDRIA         VA   45:49.1   45:45.5 

                           MALE MASTERS RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Ag City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== == ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    29 Derik Thomas          46 Alexandria         VA   34:51.3   34:50.7 
    2  1808 Henry Wigglesworth    54 WASHINGTON         DC   35:38.2   35:37.9 
    3  3160 Max Lockwood          42 WASHINGTON         DC   38:04.2   38:04.2 
    4  2365 Reynolds Wilson       40 ARLINGTON          VA   38:16.7   38:06.8 
    5    43 Peter Sloan           49 Silver Spring      MD   38:45.3   38:44.0 

			  ADAPTIVE ATHLETE RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Ag City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== == ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2831 SHANNON FRANKS        35 COLLEGE PARK       MD   31:06:3   31:06.3

  
                             AGE-GROUP RESULTS
                          Lawyers Have Heart 10K 
                 Benefiting The American Heart Association
                          Saturday, June 09, 2012
               Washington, DC (Georgetown Waterfront) 7:30AM
    raceDC Timing (www.racedctiming.com), Questions? [email protected]

                         FEMALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 19

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3379 Anna Stone             17 Vienna             VA   41:26.8   41:17.0 
    2  3380 Amanda Swaak           15 Vienna             VA   44:39.1   44:29.2 
    3  3798 Katherine Salamido     15 MCLEAN             VA   46:17.4   45:27.8 


                          MALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 19

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1   813 Connor Ryan            18 WASHINGTON         DC   33:27.0   33:27.0 
    2  3162 Ian Lutz               19 WASHINGTON         DC   33:51.2   33:51.2 
    3   722 Mitch Clements         17 ASHBURN            VA   38:34.1   38:12.0 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  20 - 24

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3811 Danielle Schaub        24 WASHINGTON         DC   40:43.0   40:11.0 
    2   123 Angell Garrigan        24 ALEXANDRIA         VA   46:31.5   41:12.6 
    3  2682 Kathleen Cave          23 BETHESDA           MD   43:15.5   42:37.2 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  20 - 24

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3154 Mark Leininger         21 WASHINGTON         DC   32:27.8   32:27.8 
    2  1483 Kyle Stanton           21 COLUMBIA           MD   33:19.4   33:18.8 
    3  1049 Andrew Koehlinger      23 MIDLAND            MI   34:40.3   34:39.7 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  25 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3281 Kelly Swain            27 ARLINGTON          VA   39:49.8   39:48.7 
    2  3134 Melody Jones           28 ARLINGTON          VA   40:24.5   40:20.8 
    3  2435 Julia Pudlin           27 WASHINGTON         DC   40:33.0   40:30.8 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  25 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2382 Kumssa Ethicha Wodajo  27 WASHINGTON         DC   34:58.4   34:58.4 
    2  3375 Tim Kogge              28 Arlington          VA   35:43.4   35:42.0 
    3  1011 William Rawson         29 WASHINGTON         DC   35:43.2   35:43.2 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 34

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1   571 Jillian Holmes         34 STAFFORD           VA   45:12.7   40:38.9 
    2  2612 Robyn Bernardy         30 WASHINGTON         DC   41:56.9   41:50.9 
    3  1294 Elizabeth Oyer         33 WASHINGTON         DC   42:31.7   42:20.4 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 34

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2821 Colin Fishwick         34 WASHINGTON DC      DC   32:56.8   32:56.8 
    2   671 Daniel Yi              32 ALEXANDRIA         VA   34:53.5   34:53.1 
    3  3953 Clete Willems          32 WASHINGTON         DC   34:57.3   34:56.8 


                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  35 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3061 Mary Davison           39 BRISTOW            VA   40:05.1   40:03.3 
    2   815 Laura Zeilinger        39 WASHINGTON         DC   40:29.0   40:26.7 
    3  1807 Julie Sapper           39 ROCKVILLE          MD   42:06.6   42:00.0 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  35 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3784 Philippe Rolly         39 MCLEAN             VA   32:49.9   32:49.7 
    2  3285 Matthew Thomas         37 ALEXANDRIA         VA   34:05.4   34:05.4 
    3  3441 Scott Anderson         38 Washington         DC   34:32.8   34:32.6 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2628 Colette Boulin         42 WASHINGTON         DC   48:58.4   46:25.1 
    2  2160 Lisa Jones Foose       43 ARLINGTON          VA   47:04.4   46:32.8 
    3  1989 Esther Lander          43 VIENNA             VA   49:25.9   48:19.6 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3157 Malcolm Lester         44 WASHINGTON         DC   39:25.1   39:24.1 
    2  2558 Andrew Goldfarb        43 CHEVY CHASE        MD   39:29.4   39:27.6 
    3   710 Norman Wong            40 WASHINGTON         DC   40:25.8   40:10.8 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  45 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3056 Patricia Cuff Donahue  47 ALEXANDRIA         VA   46:14.7   45:56.3 
    2  2557 Janet Braunstein       46 WASHINGTON         DC   46:18.1   46:04.6 
    3  3572 Brenda MacKintosh      46 SPRINGFIELD        VA   47:24.9   47:06.4 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  45 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2124 Eugene Holmes          47 ARLINGTON          VA   39:30.6   39:27.6 
    2   429 Jamey Burden           46 ALEXANDRIA         VA   39:55.7   39:51.7 
    3    49 Alan Thatcher          48 Manassas           VA   40:27.9   40:26.8 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 54

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1062 Maureen Mitchell       51 CURTIS BAY         MD   51:23.7   47:51.6 
    2   366 Susan Hyre             53 ALEXANDRIA         VA   49:57.4   49:51.8 
    3  3803 Isabela Sardas         50 MEQUON             WI   50:43.2   50:05.3 


                         MALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 54

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3679 Sean Oatmeyer          50 WILLIAMSBURG       VA   41:17.8   41:06.5 
    2  2467 Robert Dunne           53 OAK HILL           VA   41:31.2   41:26.6 
    3  3074 Stefan Falk            53 WASHINGTON         DC   42:14.0   42:10.6 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  55 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2675 Manuela Carvalho       57 WASHINGTON         DC   52:18.8   51:33.5 
    2   448 Mary Lopatto           57 WASHINGTON         DC   54:51.5   54:32.3 
    3  2047 Nancy Kuhn             56 BETHESDA           MD   56:05.2   54:51.2 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  55 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1528 Hugh Hilliard          55 WASHINGTON         DC   41:43.9   41:18.2 
    2  1836 Gary Morgans           59 ARLINGTON          VA   43:13.6   43:10.6 
    3  3973 William Xu             58 SPRINFIELD         VA   43:34.7   43:20.0 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 64

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3088 Alice Franks           64 ROCKVILLE          MD   47:35.7   47:27.6 
    2  3188 Linda Mills            62 SALISBURY          MD   49:07.4   48:53.2 
    3  3434 Jane Serues            64 Cherry Grove Beach SC   49:07.3   48:54.1 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 64

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1722 Joe Hollingsworth      64 WASHINGTON         DC   41:04.7   35:57.6 
    2  3968 Jim Wright             62 GAITHERSBURG       MD   40:18.2   40:17.0 
    3  3942 Michael Wesbecher      64 OAKTON             VA   43:50.6   43:29.0 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  65 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3870 Dianne Stoddard        66 VIENNA             VA 1:05:31.7 1:02:38.2 
    2   497 Susan Crosson          66 HERNDON            VA 1:09:13.7 1:04:10.2 
    3  2973 Wendy Jordan           65 WASHINGTON         DC 1:07:10.6 1:05:48.5 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  65 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3350 James Daly             68 Alexandria         VA   50:08.0   50:06.3 
    2  2696 John Churchman         69 ARLINGTON          VA   51:09.2   50:39.6 
    3  2269 John Brittain          68 ALEXANDRIA         VA   54:06.0   53:18.2 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 74

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3821 Rosemary Schwartzbard  70 ARLINGTON          VA 1:03:36.2 1:01:16.1 
    2  1712 Martha Witebsky        70 SILVER SPRING      MD 1:05:50.7 1:03:40.6 


                         MALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 74

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2774 Mike Driskel           71 WASHINGTON         DC   58:34.1   58:27.1 
    2  3647 Alan Morrison          74 WASHINGTON         DC 1:03:31.8 1:01:48.4 
    3  1137 Skip Hartquist         70 WASHINGTON         DC 1:05:16.7 1:04:55.6 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  75 - 79

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3055 Pat Cuff               75 MONTGOMERY VILLAGE AA 1:11:15.5 1:09:18.2 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  75 - 79

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3779 Alan Rider             76 RESTON             VA   58:32.6   58:30.9 
    2  3586 Joe Marhoefer          76 RESTON             VA 1:02:19.8   59:36.6 
    3  2891 Robert Gurtler         77 THE PLAINS         VA 1:05:26.1 1:04:08.7 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  80 - 99

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

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  80 - 99

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    63 George Yannakakis      80 Sparks Glencoe     MD 1:00:26.8 1:00:23.1 

                        2012 Lawyers Have Heart 10K

                           CATEGORY AWARDS LIST 


                        CVD-SURVIVOR FEMALE AWARDS
 
Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1702 Elizabeth Westbrook    28 WASHINGTON         DC 1:01:48.5   59:08.6 
    2  2796 Simone Elliott         40 WASHINGTON         DC 1:01:10.2 1:00:45.7 
    3  3655 Deborah Muller         27 WASHINGTON         DC 1:03:06.3 1:01:10.7 

                         CVD-SURVIVOR MALE AWARDS
 
Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1274 Rod Vieira             44 CHEVY CHASE        MD   48:20.5   46:26.8 
    2  2729 Darrell Darnell        53 WASHINGTON         DC   51:55.5   51:09.9 
    3  1632 John Gifft             40 WASHINGTON         DC   55:28.3   54:23.2 

                           LAWYER FEMALE AWARDS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2468 Stephanie Evans        41 WASHINGTON         DC   40:16.0   40:11.6 
    2   815 Laura Zeilinger        39 WASHINGTON         DC   40:29.0   40:26.7 
    3  2435 Julia Pudlin           27 WASHINGTON         DC   40:33.0   40:30.8 

                            LAWYER MALE AWARDS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1   671 Daniel Yi              32 ALEXANDRIA         VA   34:53.5   34:53.1 
    2  3953 Clete Willems          32 WASHINGTON         DC   34:57.3   34:56.8 
    3   535 P.J. Martinez          31 WASHINGTON         DC   35:32.9   35:32.9 

                       LEGAL-ASSISTANT FEMALE AWARDS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1   571 Jillian Holmes         34 STAFFORD           VA   45:12.7   40:38.9 
    2   556 Tracy Buro             25 ARLINGTON          VA   43:15.5   43:04.1 
    3   945 Natalie Stoll          23 WASHINGTON         DC   46:44.9   45:37.4 

                        LEGAL-ASSISTANT MALE AWARDS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1787 Sam Araia              32 ALEXANDRIA         VA   42:51.9   42:41.6 
    2  1564 Mike O'Donnell         24 WASHINGTON         DC   42:55.4   42:42.0 
    3  1169 Jeffrey Nelson         24 WASHINGTON         DC   46:17.2   45:25.6 

                       LEGAL-SECRETARY FEMALE AWARDS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2628 Colette Boulin         42 WASHINGTON         DC   48:58.4   46:25.1 
    2  1062 Maureen Mitchell       51 CURTIS BAY         MD   51:23.7   47:51.6 
    3  2444 Bettina Myers          42 WASHINGTON         DC   50:42.3   49:13.9 


                        LEGAL-SECRETARY MALE AWARDS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1131 Todd Robinson          33 WASHINGTON DC      DC   46:12.6   46:04.1 

                        LAW-LIBRARIAN FEMALE AWARDS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1   670 Julia Taylor           40 ARLINGTON          VA   44:08.0   43:57.9 
    2   583 Allison Rainey         32 ARLINGTON          VA   49:45.2   48:44.0 
    3  1322 Carol Gruenburg        58 ALEXANDRIA         VA   58:46.5   55:28.3 

                         LAW-LIBRARIAN MALE AWARDS

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

                        ADMINISTRATOR FEMALE AWARDS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1   123 Angell Garrigan        24 ALEXANDRIA         VA   46:31.5   41:12.6 
    2  1398 Alyona Richey          33 ARLINGTON          VA   44:06.7   44:04.2 
    3   199 Monica Phillips        38 WASHINGTON         DC   46:37.9   46:12.9 

                         ADMINISTRATOR MALE AWARDS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1297 Steven Claremon        27 WASHINGTON         DC   40:26.5   40:15.6 
    2  2467 Robert Dunne           53 OAK HILL           VA   41:31.2   41:26.6 
    3   148 Jeremy Phelps          36 CENTREVILLE        VA   43:05.0   42:39.2 

                      SUMMER-ASSOCIATE FEMALE AWARDS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3105 Lisa Goldstein         25 WASHINGTON         DC   37:53.1   37:53.1 
    2   934 Tiffiney Carney        32 WASHINGTON         DC   48:10.7   45:58.2 
    3  2174 Kelly Rosencrans       25 STANFORD           CA   49:37.9   46:56.7 

                       SUMMER-ASSOCIATE MALE AWARDS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2377 Daniel Riegel          28 WASHINGTON         DC   39:14.7   39:10.4 
    2  2296 Gabriel Tabak          28 ANN ARBOR          MI   40:12.5   40:10.1 
    3  2374 Stephen Bosco          30 ARLINGTON          VA   41:54.8   40:34.1 

                         LAW-STUDENT FEMALE AWARDS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1   890 Allison Federoff       25 BETHESDA           MD   42:15.9   42:04.9 
    2  2272 Erin Herrero           28 WASHINGTON         DC   48:45.1   45:59.4 
    3   600 Jessica Parisi         23 STATE COLLEGE      PA   48:54.3   48:12.8 


                          LAW-STUDENT MALE AWARDS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    57 Terence Baptiste       28 Akron              OH   36:33.3   36:32.7 
    2   892 Eric Johnson           24 HALF MOON BAY      CA   37:27.6   37:14.8 
    3  2783 Peter Dysart           24 BURLINGTON         VT   38:19.6   38:14.2 

 

by Dickson Mercer April 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm 278 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 Steve Nearman March 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm 243 0

By Steve Nearman
Washington, DC
March 17, 2012
For the Washington Running Report

There was little drama determining the champions of today’s Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon and Half Marathon around the four quadrants of Washington, DC. There was plenty of drama, however, from the thousands of runners whose bodies were not so acclimated to the unseasonably warm temperatures.

Local favorite Michael Wardian of Arlington and George Washington University medical student Meghan Bishop ran dominating races and easily tamed the field of 3,181 starters (3,129 finishers) at the seventh annual race. Wardian, who outruns the field in what seems like at least a marathon or ultra a weekend, covered the 26.2-mile course on autopilot, winning here for the sixth time in seven years in a pedestrian 2:26:35. He earned $1,000.

Wardian opened a big gap early, but had to fight off eventual runner-up Travis Barczak, a 22-year-old Detroit native in his marathon debut. Barczak charged a mile down North Capital Street and drew even with Wardian at 11 miles. But the rookie was no match for the 37-year-old veteran, and six miles later Wardian dismantled Barczak’s hopes for a marathon victory.

“I was smelling blood,” said Barczak, who competes in cross country and is on spring break from Wayne State University this week. “I saw the front guy was relaxed. You’ve got to take advantage of the down hills.”

Wardian was unfazed.

“I started throwing in some 5:17 miles and putting some distance on him,” Wardian recounted. “He was running pretty fast. It was cool. I like to race. And if somebody wants to race, let’s get it on.” Wardian traveled solo from the Southwest Waterfront past Nationals Stadium and all through Anacostia back to the finish.
Barczak slowed considerably over the second half (1:16:41) and ended in 2:28:56. Scott Allen of Washington, DC (2:36:05), Benjamin Emmanuel of Arlington (2:38:24) and Philippe Rolly of McLean (2:41:34) followed.

“I was hoping to run 2:35 but I ended up at 2:41,” said Rolly, who turns 40 this year and is prepping for a successful masters campaign.

Bishop, meanwhile, had no visions of grandeur in her first race over 10 miles. Wearing headphones on a course full of live bands, the 26-year-old from Blue Bell, PA, said she was just happy to be running again after three busy years of medical school, working 80 hours per week to become an orthopedic surgeon.

“I was not expecting to win,” said Bishop, whose last long race was two years ago at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile. “I was just hoping to go under three hours.” Bishop, who was a top distance runner for the College of William and Mary, came close – 3:01:40 – leading the entire course. She took home a $1,000 check for her sweat.

Immediately upon cross the finish line, she took up residency in the medical tent. “My legs were wobbly near the end,” Bishop admitted. “It is probably from dehydration.”

Bethany Sachtleben, 20, from Manassas, trailed her by nearly 10 minutes in 3:11:25. Silvia Baage of Washington (3:13:50), Noalig Montagnon of New York City (3:15:05) and Patricia Soumoff of Southampton, NY (3:16:13) were next.

Four hours into the marathon, drama began to consume the finish area as many runners collapsed or nearly collapsed. The culprit most likely was the temperature, which was mid-50s with haze at gun time 8:00 a.m. but rose into the 70s and full sun by the afternoon.

“We were ready for everything, heat, cold, you name it,” said Dan Cruz, head of media relations for the Rock ‘n’ Roll series. “There were about five minutes when it looked like a war zone.”

In the accompanying half marathon, which drew 16,477 starters and 16,291 finishers, Ricky Flynn nailed his only goal, which was to win, speeding around 13.1 miles in 1:06:39. Flynn, with a personal best 1:04:15 last fall, said he signed up for the race more as a workout as he transitions from marathon training to track sharpening for this June’s Olympic track and field trials. Flynn placed a surprising 12th in the Olympic Marathon trials in January in a debut 2:12:29.

“I was using it as more of a workout than a race, trying to get back in track shape,” said the Lynchburg, VA, resident who grew up in nearby Damascus, MD. His “workout” banked him $1,000.

Flynn said he traded the lead with Washington-based Ethiopian Gurmessa Mergerssa for the first five to six miles. Once they hit Mile 7, Mergerssa abruptly backed off the pace and Flynn turned it on for the next mile. “I just pushed the pace to make sure he didn’t come back on me,” he explained. Mergerssa fell back more than a minute and posted a 1:07:57 time. Italian Paolo Natali was third in 1:08:07.

Ethiopians Askale Merachi and Tiringo Getachew swept the women’s half in 1:16:52 and 1:20:42 respectively. Local favorite Lisa Thomas of Fairfax was third in 1:22:17.

Just before noon, Janette Ray and her training partner Dexter proudly completed the half marathon. Both received their finisher medal around their neck and their water. Then Dexter rolled over onto the pavement in total content.

Not to worry, Dexter is a 6-year-old white lab who has assisted Janette in four marathons and now her fourth half marathon in the past two years. Dexter is Janette’s right arm, a limb she lost to cancer as a baby.

“He needs exercise and so do I,” said Janette, a Kingstowne, VA, resident who was united with Dexter five years ago after a second surgery on her left arm. “I couldn’t move the arm so he minimizes the load.” Janette said Dexter pulls laundry out of the dryer and carries things on his back, along with walking with her five to six miles every day after her work at the Office of the Secretary of Defense Washington Headquarters Services.

Janette was waiting for her husband John to complete the full marathon.

“I’d like to do marathons again but I have a balance problem now and I’m afraid of falling on my face,” the 49-year-old said. “Today we ran 10 minutes per mile which is pretty good for us. Dexter ran all the way through nine miles; then we walked. This is the first race where they actually gave him a finisher’s medal!”

 

Marathon by division

Div Name Sex Age City ST Net
1 Patrick Hearn M 21 Sykesville MD 2:46:46
2 Steel Flynn M 23 Mount Washington PA 2:49:55
3 James Graves M 21 Winston Salem NC 2:56:26
1 Benjamin Emmanuel M 26 Arlington VA 2:38:23
2 Jesse Contario M 28 Arlington VA 2:46:59
3 Andrew Zernovoj M 26 Emerald Hills CA 2:50:31
1 Nick Gramsky M 34 Vienna VA 2:39:46
2 Richard Velazquez M 31 New York NY 2:42:16
3 Daven Oskvig M 34 Amherst NY 2:45:55
1 Karsten Brown M 37 Front Royal VA 2:48:18
2 Chris Farley M 35 Arlington VA 2:51:59
3 William Uher M 37 Odenton MD 2:53:21
1 Camerino Ortega M 41 Chantilly VA 3:02:44
2 Joerg Schroeder M 44 Rockville MD 3:04:43
3 Stephen Sundown M 44 Upper Montclair NJ 3:06:44
1 Kelly Ricke M 46 Olathe KS 3:04:53
2 Robert Denmark M 46 Arlington VA 3:06:04
3 Gary Obert M 46 Arlington VA 3:10:19
1 Mark Neff M 50 Derwood MD 2:47:27
2 Glenn Trimboli M 50 Bloomfield NJ 3:16:29
3 Jim Cummings M 51 Mannington WV 3:21:25
1 Robert Towne M 59 Spokane Valley WA 3:27:06
2 Vernon Loeb M 56 Wynnewood PA 3:28:12
3 David Pinnick M 55 Manassas VA 3:31:58
1 Dana Beyeler M 60 Russell PA 3:10:51
2 Skotin Leonid M 62 RU   3:15:01
3 Von Jennings M 64 Clarksville MD 3:53:14
1 Gregory Chaconas M 66 Washington DC 4:01:53
2 Robert Walker M 67 Pittsburgh PA 4:13:04
3 Lynn Brown M 66 Crownsville MD 4:22:01
1 Won Yub Lee M 73 Salamanca NY 5:14:29
2 Benito Vazquez M 72 PR   5:15:45
3 James Simpson M 70 Huntington Beach CA 5:36:17
1 Elizabeth Bleuer F 22 Arlington VA 3:16:37
2 Esther Kendall F 24 New York NY 3:18:22
3 Alyssa Tewksbury F 23 Wyalusing PA 3:22:40
1 Ashley Duerr F 27 Falls Church VA 3:15:30
2 Sarah Moore F 29 Aliso Viejo CA 3:18:21
3 Keelin Wellott F 26 Rochester NY 3:19:45
1 Noalig Montagnon F 30 New York NY 3:11:29
2 Patricia Soumoff F 33 Southampton NY 3:14:53
3 Kathryn Claiborn F 31 Philadelphia PA 3:20:13
1 Ayano Murase F 35 Washington DC 3:26:39
2 Janie Hayes F 38 Washington DC 3:29:15
3 Leslie Kasmir F 36 Arlington VA 3:30:56
1 Sandrine Falgon F 41 Washington DC 3:20:03
2 Cathy Ross F 40 Burke VA 3:21:51
3 Melissa Senall F 40 Fairport NY 3:24:46
1 Ellen Komesarook F 47 Gaithersburg MD 3:21:42
2 Anne Helsabeck F 45 York PA 3:39:20
3 Phyllis Sevik F 47 Ellicott City MD 3:43:00
1 Barbara Haney F 53 Fort Washington MD 3:45:05
2 Theresa Gusman F 52 Dickerson MD 3:52:39
3 Patricia Keating F 50 Dayton MD 3:55:25
1 Myong Dunn F 55 Hanover MD 3:52:29
2 Elizabeth Baumgarten F 55 Stone Ridge VA 3:53:50
3 Stephany White F 56 Grovetown GA 3:56:46
1 Colleen Piccone F 60 Pittsford NY 4:17:01
2 Sandra Bradley F 60 Portland OR 4:21:12
3 Mary Fredlake F 62 Washington DC 4:30:37
1 Joanne Murphy F 66 Baltimore MD 4:55:05
2 Ruth Liebowitz F 69 Staten Island NY 5:33:52

 

Half Marathon by division

Div Name Sex Age City ST Net
1 Woohyun Kim M 14 Centreville VA 1:59:20
2 Jake Edwards M 14 Sykesville MD 2:10:21
3 Brandon Marquart M 14 Ellicott City MD 2:12:21
1 Thomas Selishev M 16 Silver Spring MD 1:19:37
2 Kevin Clark M 17 Fayetteville NC 1:33:23
3 Cory Staton M 15 Fairfax VA 1:35:18
1 Chris Hague M 23 Kensington MD 1:14:37
2 John Clark M 18 Carlisle PA 1:17:17
3 Conor Murphy M 18 Greenlawn NY 1:18:11
1 Darryl Brown M 29 Exton PA 1:09:29
2 Joe Kelly M 26 Arlington VA 1:13:09
3 Patrick Murphy M 27 Washington DC 1:13:29
1 Daniel Blouin M 33   CA 1:09:00
2 Phil Reutlinger M 33 Alexandria VA 1:12:43
3 Eddie Valentine M 32 Arlington VA 1:16:02
1 Matthew Thomas M 37 Alexandria VA 1:13:21
2 Tim Fahey M 38 Arlington VA 1:15:02
3 Mike Carriglitto M 36 Pottstown PA 1:16:01
1 Michel Couillard M 44   CA 1:19:12
2 Andrew Pugh M 42 Washington DC 1:22:20
3 Mike Bloemker M 43 Shawnee KS 1:25:27
1 Thomas Jensen M 48 Oakton VA 1:21:07
2 David Phipps M 48 Severna Park MD 1:23:35
3 John Michael Chapin M 45 Alexandria VA 1:24:37
1 Kevin D’Amanda M 50 Bethesda MD 1:21:26
2 Christopher Ryan M 53 Washington DC 1:24:58
3 John Whitridge M 50 Rockville MD 1:26:52
1 Bill Raabe M 57 Washington DC 1:24:23
2 William Loomis M 57 Silver Spring MD 1:33:50
3 Ken Krehbiel M 58 Washington DC 1:41:21
1 Bob Albritton M 60 Vienna VA 1:28:04
2 Carl Randall M 60 Fredericksburg VA 1:31:10
3 Bob Becker M 60 White Hall MD 1:31:48
1 John Morris M 67 GB   1:32:57
2 Michael Luke M 65 Roslindale MA 1:53:13
3 Michael Serene M 66 Akron OH 1:53:40
1 Malcolm Cohen M 70 Ann Arbor MI 2:22:10
2 David Loprinzi M 72 King City OR 2:22:35
3 Ken Morrison M 71 Manassas VA 2:27:01
1 Lou Wilson M 75 The Woodlands TX 3:21:43
1 Kerry Lane Magalis III F 13 Front Royal VA 1:52:10
2 Bryanna Leyen F 14 Perry Hall MD 2:05:58
3 Sarah Harmer F 14 Wall Township NJ 2:07:27
1 Rachel Labella F 16 Bristow VA 1:41:19
2 Mary Brass F 17 Dunwoody GA 1:46:25
3 Madison Oliver F 15 Clifton VA 1:52:34
1 Kerry Allen F 23 Washington DC 1:26:40
2 Susan Bentley F 23 Jamestown NY 1:27:04
3 Caitlin Dorman F 24 Washington DC 1:29:20
1 Teal Connor F 26 Washington DC 1:24:17
2 Wendi Robinson F 25 Washington DC 1:24:39
3 Laura Hutchinson F 29 Holyoke MA 1:26:57
1 Jeanna Composti F 31 New York NY 1:24:42
2 Bridget Holt F 33 Gambrills MD 1:25:09
3 Kendra Goffredo F 31 EC   1:26:47
1 Susan Dominowski F 35 Germantown MD 1:24:31
2 Chrissy Graham F 38 Olney MD 1:28:01
3 Jennifer Sober F 38 McHenry MD 1:28:36
1 Leslie Cohen F 44 North Potomac MD 1:24:32
2 Jennifer Smith F 41 Baltimore MD 1:32:12
3 Sally Foster F 40 Linthicum Heights MD 1:33:19
1 Grace McElroy F 45 Sleepy Hollow NY 1:29:51
2 Andrea Meuser F 45 Vienna VA 1:33:07
3 Shannon Smith F 46 Washington DC 1:35:19
1 Kathleen Russo F 52 Salisbury NC 1:40:04
2 Ruth McArthur F 54 Boerne TX 1:42:23
3 Teresa Lent F 50 Arlington VA 1:42:46
1 Linda Ottaviano F 56 Cold Spring Harbor NY 1:44:42
2 Susan Gold F 56 Fairfield CT 1:45:26
3 Linda Sheaffer F 56 Washington DC 1:54:06
1 Serge Harrison F 62 Cockeysville MD 1:54:05
2 Anne Forsha F 61 Derwood MD 1:55:21
3 Ann Rosenthal F 62 Bethesda MD 1:57:10
1 Chris Craun F 65 Bethesda MD 1:56:59
2 Janice Jacobs F 65 Arlington VA 2:07:39
3 Lucia Davidson F 66 Arlington VA 2:17:00
1 Sharon Leicham F 70 Memphis TN 2:23:12
2 Mary Dowell F 72 Lynn MA 3:09:58
3 Betty Wright-Thomas F 70 Washington DC 3:15:34
1 Anne Morris F 75 Springfield VA 3:22:57
2 Matilda Lowe F 78 Sarasota FL 3:43:42
1 Katy Curnyn F 91 Littleton NH 3:11:16

by Mollie Zapata December 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm 190 0

By Mollie Zapata
December 3, 2011
National Harbor, MD
For the Washington Running Report

This event certainly had some problems. WRR plans to follow up on these in our upcoming Jan/Feb issue.

More than 15,000 runners competed in the Inaugural Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K at National Harbor just across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge from Washington, DC on Saturday, December 3. The Hot Chocolate race series, tagged as “America’s sweetest race” already exists in five major U.S. cities and made a chocolate splash at its 2011 DC debut. Runners’ packets include racing jackets. The post-race party promised Ghirardelli hot chocolate and a chocolate fondue fountain for all competitors in both the 15K and 5K races.

But before the chocolate party could commence, the runners had to complete the beautiful course, located along the Potomac River at the National Harbor.

First place out of 10,150 total finishers in the 15K went to top local Stefan Kolata, 30, of Washington, DC who led for most of the race and finished in 49:25.

“The course was good, very hilly, but it was nice having so many people cheering,” commented Kolata on the switch-back format of the route. Dustin Whitlow, 25, of Arlington, VA took second place in 51:24, and Mark Torres, 36, of Chevy Chase, MD finished third in 5:38.

Lisa Thomas, 35, of Alexandria, VA handily won the women’s division of the 15K race in 54:50 and it was also fast enough to place her 10th overall.

“It was tough, that’s a killer hill at the end,” said Thomas who is training for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials in Houston, TX this January. She described her race strategy as, “staying strong on the up hills and pushing it on the down hills.” Behind her, Felicity Brower, 22, of Cincinnati, OH took second in 57:21, and Barb Fallen-Wallace, 38, rounded out the top three in 57:36.

The only downside of the day was due to a combination of bad luck and race logistics. A traffic accident blocked the main route to the start, causing race organizers to delay both the 15K and 5K start times. Due to limited parking, race organizers provided a shuttle service from Crystal City Metro Station and required carpools for anyone parking at the National Harbor.

The 5K, which was scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. went off at 8:15 a.m., which caused the scheduled 8:00 a.m. start for the 15K to be pushed to 9:00 a.m. Runners huddled and shivered and jumped and jiggled to stay warm as they waited for the gun on a brisk December morning. Despite the logistical setbacks, spirits remained high among many participants and an enthusiastic DJ kept the crowd excited.

In the 5K, 5,293 runners and walkers completed the course. Bert Rodriguez, 32, of Arlington, VA won the men’s’ race in 16:54, and Kelly Swain, 26, of Washington, DC won the women’s competition in 18:46. Both noted problems with course markings. “I didn’t feel really warmed up until a mile and a half in,” commented Swain. “I wasn’t quite ready to race a 15K, but maybe next year if they get the logistics figured out I’d do it.”

While there were a portion of runners disgruntled at the delayed start, one runner noted, “You had to look on Facebook, they actually did notify us of all the important information.”

Though 15K (9.3 miles) is not a common race distance, runners embraced it as a comfortable mid-way between 10K and Half-Marathon. Both races started on a downhill and ended with an uphill, adding an extra challenge to the event. “It’s probably the hilliest race in the area,” noted Swain.

“Once we got started, the course was beautiful and it was actually perfect running weather,” commented DC runner Cristina Burbach who competed in the 15K. “I wanted to get a good training run in,” she said.

Her sentiments were echoed by many of the runners, most who came with the goal of running a fun and pretty race. The entire morning was festive, with competitors running in costumes that ranged from cups of hot chocolate to Santa hats – “Why not? It’s fun and functional for the cold!” said 15K runner Patrick Kelly of Washington, DC.

One team of four particularly enthusiastic high school runners from the Osborne Park Cross Country Team ran the race in matching decorated T-shirts to celebrate the end of their racing season. “We loved it. It was a really fun time and people loved our outfits!” said Rachel Labella.

And, of course, the post-race party provided a well-deserved sugar high for all. Runners meandered around tents, enjoying fondue platters, and sipping hot chocolates. Most agreed that it was worth the effort, “It was the first year, so next year the logistics should be better. I’d definitely do it again,” concluded Burbach.

by Briana Taylor September 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm 147 0

By Dickson Mercer
Washington, DC
May 15, 2011
For the Washington Running Report

Name a local road race and Wilson Komen has probably won it. In 2005 and 2006, not long after the Eldoret, Kenya native moved to Washington, DC, the now 33-year-old runner more or less ruled the local roads. After winning the Capitol Hill Classic, though, Komen admitted that today’s race was his first taste of victory in quite some time.

“I just wanted to get a race in and see how I could do,” Komen said shortly before the awards ceremony. “I’m happy with it. It’s been awhile since I won a race.”

Komen won the Capitol Hill Classic, a challenging 10K race that starts and finishes at Stanton Park, at 5th and C streets in northeast Washington, DC, on a sunny, slightly humid morning in 32:24. Garrett Ash, 27 from Connecticut took second in 33:29. He then cruised to victory in the 3K, held about two hours after the 10K in 10:14.

This year’s Capitol Hill Classic, which offers a 10K, 3K, and fun run on historic Capitol Hill, had about 3,000 participants who traveled to the event from more than 20 states.

Kumsa Eticha, 27, of Washington, DC took third in 33:49, a day after placing second in the We’ve Got Your Back 5K in Reston, VA.

Local ace Maggie Infeld, 25, of Washington, DC was the top female, running 36:37 to hold off Alexandria, VA’s Lisa Thomas, 35, by 29 seconds. Kristi Markowicz, 41, of Arlington, VA took third in 38:24.

Top finishers received prize money of $200, $150, and $100, respectively. The top male masters finisher was DC resident Rodney Loeppky, running 35:51to place fifth overall. Markowicz was the top female masters finisher in matching her time that earned her second place in the Winter Runner Rankings.

Although Komen is losing track of the exact number, the Georgetown Running Company employee and Reebok-sponsored runner guesses he has run at least 30 marathons. In peak form, he ran 2:18:26, good for 14th place at the 2006 Boston Marathon. That same year, he placed third at the hilly Under Armour Baltimore Marathon in 2:17:06. More recently, Komen, who has dealt with hamstring problems in recent years, took third at the SunTrust National Marathon in 2:31:00.

“I’m going to pick it up now, just see what I can I do,” Komen said.

Sheika Brown, 29, of Frederick, MD finished 391st out of almost 1,000 female finishers in 58:29. She ran the Frederick Half Marathon on May 7 but said she had always wanted to run the Capitol Hill Classic.

Steve Coles, on the other hand, had run the race before. In 2000 the 53-year-old Frederick resident said he took up running as an incentive to quit smoking cigarettes. Eleven years later, Coles said he no longer smokes, and mixes the Capitol Hill Classic in with two marathons and several 10Ks he races every year. The course, he said, passes by the DC native’s former rival high school, Eastern Senior.

The Capitol Hill Classic was founded 32 years ago. Proceeds from the nonprofit race benefit Capitol Hill Cluster, a public school with three campuses: the Peabody Early Childhood Center, Watkins Elementary, and Stuart-Hobson Middle School.

Traditionally the race has started at 8:30 a.m., race director Don Montuori said. Due to events related to National Police Week, this year’s race started an hour earlier so Independence Avenue would not be blocked to traffic after 9:00 a.m. Also, to stay clear of Independence Avenue, the 3K course was rerouted on race day (and measured at 2 miles by the police patrol car).

After directing the race for his sixth year, Montouri, a runner and Capitol Hill resident, said the cost for putting on the Capitol Hill Classic has been on the rise since 2002. Combined fees to Metropolitan Police and the city have quadrupled since then to about $33,000, which used to be roughly equivalent to the amount that the race would raise for Capitol Hill Cluster.

“It’s a question for the PTA next year to decide whether we can afford to have it,” Montouri said.

The course, which takes runners along Massachusetts Avenue, around Lincoln Park and down to East Capitol Street before sending runners back for a loop around the U.S. Capitol, has not changed much since the event was founded, Montouri said. Race volunteer Mike Soderman called it a “runner’s course.” Komen, who ran the last four miles alone, described it as a “little challenging.”

The course record for men is 30:38, set by Gurmessa Kumsa in 2006. The women’s course record is 35:27, run by Heather Hanscom in 2002.

Afterward, an awards ceremony was held in Stanton Park. In front of the statue of American Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene, mats were laid out in the grass and many runners cooled down with a yoga session.

It would be a shame to lose this longest-running 10K race in the District of Columbia. This one has grown very nicely, and has become more than just a neighborhood event, attracting runners from all over the region as well as 27 different states. As typical of races today, this one included a wide range of ages from toddler to octogenarians; the sexes tip back and forth for majority participation, with women today holding the edge.

 

                               Awards Listing
                    Age Group Awards Based on Net Times
MALE 
Place Name                    Ag City                  Time    
===== ======================= == ===================== ======= 
    1 Wilson Komen            33 Washington DC           32:24 
    2 Garrett Ash             27 Manchester CT           33:29 
    3 Kumsa Ethicha           27 Washington DC           33:49 
FEMALE 
Place Name                    Ag City                  Time    
===== ======================= == ===================== ======= 
    1 Maggie Infeld           25 Washington DC           36:37 
    2 Lisa Thomas             35 Alexandria VA           37:06 
    3 Kristi Markowicz        41 Arlington VA            38:24 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 9
    1 Ava Cavanaugh            8 Washington DC           51:30 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 10 - 14
    1 Jackson Todd            12 Washington DC           48:47 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 10 - 14
    1 Taylor Knibb            13 Washington DC           47:08 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19
    1 Thomas Smyth            18 Washington DC           40:03 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19
    1 Margaret Haley          18 Usaf Academy CO         45:02 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1 Alexander Wepsala       23 Washington DC           39:01 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1 Anna Novick             22 Hayama Machi            39:19 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1 Matt Shechtman          26 Atlanta GA              36:11 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1 Susan Hendrick          25 Washington DC           38:45 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1 Daniel Yi               30 Alexandria VA           36:39 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1 Laura Ramos             32 Silver Spring MD        40:59 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1 Andrew Lipscomb         36 Alexandria VA           36:43

Photo below: Arrington Peterson (#2205) and Mary Robison (#2439), both 12, hold hands to finish the 2-mile race in 16:35.

by James Moreland August 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm 146 0

By James Moreland
Leesburg, VA
August 14, 2011
For the Washington Running Report

As Michael Wardian was finishing his preparations he had a big grin on his face. He noted that he had just won a 10K but the race was “almost too short.” This year would be his fifth time racing the 20K and he had won the last three years. There were three other submasters in the elite field. Frenchman Philippe Rolly who back in 1999 had won the St. Patrick’s Day 10K in 30:27, well ahead of Wardian’s 30:55 PR. Rolly had dappled in Wardian’s forté winning a fifty miler in 2008 in just over seven hours. Wardian had won the JFK 50 Miler in 2007 in 5:50:34.

Italian Edi Turco loves to run. He told us at the DCRRC Landon Cross Country Saturday night that he looks for a race every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Like Michael he runs fifty plus races a year. Often onlookers wonder if these guys would not be faster with fewer races. Perhaps Wardian might improve on his 14:55 PR, which does seem a little out of touch with his new marathon PR of 2:17:49 set this year. And of course he always maintains, “I love to toe the line.”

Third in that group of mega runners is Karsten Brown of Front Royal. About ten years ago, he was just getting started and trying to quit his clove cigarettes. Now he runs a hundred miles a week and will race close to a thousand miles this year. After falling in one 50K in July he bounced back on August 6 to run fifth overall at the Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50K. The next day he took on the Dog Days Cross Country 8K. Still, more than 75 races already this year and a really busy week of racing, he was not feeling to optimistic about a victory.

Tall and slender with his cap on backwards Wardian stayed right with the 10K leaders as the masses roared down Harrison Street. The next three miles plus are all up hill and the wheat, which was a little soggy from the morning’s rain, would soon get separated from the chaff. Jared Abuya, 34, of Gainesville, VA  had the best of the race coming up the final hill alone in a 1:05:50 for the second fastest time ever on the course. Aaron Church set the record in 2006 with 1:04:29. The next runner was Wilson Komen of Washington, DC. The lanky Komen has run sub thirty for a 10K and been ranked number one in the Washington Running Report Running Rankings. Though he loves to run, lately he had not been racing as much. His 1:06:19, the third fastest time for the event, proved he still has his stuff. Wardian floated in next in 1:08:10. It will probably mean he will have to go and find another long race to run. He has scheduled the North Face Endurance Challenge Kansas City 50K on August 27.

The next two runners ran close together and almost did not seem aware they were in a battle. Neither surged, and Matt Logan bested Oberst Enzian by five seconds in 1:10:36 to round out the top five. The top master was hard charging Derik Thomas who always seems to finish near the top. At 45, his 6:02 pace on a very muggy day was marvelous. As Rolly crested the hill in 1:13:45 he did not seem to be aware that Edi Turco was coming up behind him in 1:13:57. But the savvy racers always know where their competition is. Brown rolled in just behind Thomas in 1:15:17 and at least at that point it looked as if he might be considering a day off. By Tuesday we expect to see him back out running the Paul Thurston 4.5 miler at Burke Lake.

For the women, Elena Orlova eschewed the 20K in favor of the 10K. That would have been a battle royale. Orlova had set the submaster record in 2009 in 1:17:34 while finishing second overall, followed by Meghan Ridgley. Last year on the short course (12 miles), Orlova won it all at an identical pace with Lisa Thomas of Vienna, VA less than a minute behind. This year Thomas was being pushed ever so close to the record. Ridgley was again third overall with a very nice 1:19:21. The battle for the gold was not decided until the final meters as Lindsay Wilkins, also of Vienna, clung on tenaciously. Thomas touched down in 1:17:40 with Wilkins five seconds behind. Erin Swain out dueled Sarah Bard for the fourth spot 1:20:35 to 1:20:47.

The 20K event is in its 8th year. This year the two races combined for the second largest crowd behind the perfect weather 2008 event which produced 137 ranked runner times, which is 10% of the field. Normally the course is very hot and the bright sun can whittle down the runners. This year the weekend was wet. The early morning rain cooled the air but left it drenched. There were no new records set in the 10K. In the 20K there were two. Grandmaster DeeDee Loughran, 53, finished ninth overall knocking 35 seconds off her record set in 2008. Right behind her Lanie Smith, 19, of Reston, VA (left) set the new teen standard with 1:26:55 and that was with a 30 second late start.

The 10K race is similar to the fabled Greasey Gooney 10k, the first 5K plus is a winding uphill that gets steeper as you go. When you turn around all but the final hundred meters is downhill ride to the finish. Even the four mile marker was eager to get to the finish line. It ended up about a quarter mile closer to the finish line by the time runners caught up with it. While that made for an awful long fourth mile split, mile five was really, really fast. For those hurrying back to the front of the Tuscarora Mill Restaurant at the finish line, there were no worries. The crew that supports the food and drink know their work. For nearly ten years, they have made a science of producing lots of great snacks and plenty of cold drinks. One runner looked at all the iced drinks and said, “They all have sugar in them.”  Yes!!

The race always brings out the elite racers and especially the durable ones. Charging down past mile four the race was not yet decided. Lucinda Smith, 29, of Darnestown, MD had a slim lead but Julia Webb easily had Smith in her sights. They were racing with the top men as well, Smith winning in 37:23. That was one spot behind masters winner John Zimmerman’s 37:18. Webb came in soon after as sixteenth overall in 37:33. Speaking of masters, top ranked master and today’s race director Ray Pugsley said of Elena Orlova’s race, “Once you reach, forty everyone is aware of age.” Peggy Yetman, 43, of Leesburg, VA is nearly back to full form and held off Orlova for third place in 38:15. Orlova, 41, finished in 38:24, the same pace she ran the last two years in the 20K. Melissa Rittenhouse, 35, was next among the seven runners who qualified for the open division of the Runner Rankings.

For the men, everyone said that the winner looked like a kid. Joshua Hardin is a junior at William and Mary. Last year he struggled on the hot and hilly Cascades course in 36:47, finishing second among the five teens in the top six. The year before he was Rookie of the Year, breaking 31 minutes twice with a 30:37 10K best as a freshman. Today, he blasted ahead a prerace favorite Seife Geletu to a crushing 32:23 victory. Geletu’s worse race of the summer had been a 16:04 Run through History 5K overall win. He had won his age group at the prestigious Rockville Rotary Twilight 8K in 25:28. His runner-up finish in 33:18 had some runners eyeing their Garmins. Kevin Shirk was third with a solid 33:44. Top teen Patrick Spahn had run the Twilight 8K in 26:47 (34:01 10K equivalent). At Leesburg, he mustered a 35:47 for sixth overall.

Ronnie Wong and Jim Noone both belong to the 50 Plus Club. Wong turns 65 in September and won his division in 44:57. Noone, 67, easily won his division in 45:45. For the even older, jovial Leesburg resident Terry McCarthy, 76, bested mega racer Bob Gurtler, 76. Gurtler projects to again finish with more than fifty 5Ks and 100 races in a year. Of the 11 men older than 70 in the race, Dixon Hemphill, 86, is the oldest by a decade. Hemphill is still the race director for the popular Goblin Gallop 5K, which is run of the Let Freedom Run 5k  course in the fall.

With all the food and drink after the race, some runners were hoping for some beer to fill the classy commemorative pint glasses each runner received in their packet. The race course has changed a few times over the years but after 23 years, the race is still a summer classic.

Awards Listing for the 10K (No Duplicate Prizes)

MALE OVERALL
    1   477 Joshua Hardin         20 Sterling VA             32:23 V 
    2   803 Seife Geletu          29 Washington DC           33:18 V 
    3   785 Kevin Shirk           31 Winchester VA           33:44 V 

FEMALE OVERALL
    1   105 Lucinda Smith         29 Darnestown MD           37:25 V 
    2   537 Julia Webb            28 Charlottesville VA      37:33 V 
    3   536 Peggy Yetman          43 Leesburg VA             38:15 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 14
    1   745 Tyler Lichtenberg     14 South Riding VA       40:04 V 
    2   433 Joe Haberlin          14 Ashburn VA            50:33 V 
    3   266 James Wroe            14 Ashburn VA            51:19 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 14
    1   267 Annie Akagi           10 Leesburg VA           61:55 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19
    1   697 Patrick Spahn         18 Fairfax Station VA    35:44 V 
    2   361 Ian Rappaport         19 Vienna VA             37:00 V 
    3   462 Jarret Cutsail        18 Warrenton VA          38:49 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19
    1   618 Karissa Love          17 Leesburg VA           48:06 V 
    2   663 Abbey Cademartori     16 South Riding VA       48:53 V 
    3    85 Jaclyn Shepherd       18 Leesburg VA           50:07 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1   521 Rich Saunders         23 Alexandria VA         34:14 V 
    2   346 Keith Flanders        24 Silver Spring MD      36:22 V 
    3   149 Michael Nordlund      24 Arlington VA          37:40 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1   109 Jillian Pollack       22 Winchester VA         40:53 V 
    2    30 Kailey Gotta          22 Steubenville OH       42:21 V 
    3   733 Erin Landy            21 Burke VA              44:19 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1   168 Brennan Feldhausen    26 Baltimore MD          35:58 V 
    2   750 Andrew Ciarfalia      28 Reston VA             36:44 V 
    3   780 Timothy Snyder        25 Frederick MD          38:06 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1   518 Kelly Swain           26 Vienna VA             40:36 V 
    2   671 Tamara Shear          25 Washington DC         42:37 V 
    3   736 Bre Morton            27 Centreville VA        44:03 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1    45 Hugh Toland           30 Fairfax VA            34:06 V 
    2   784 Matthew Lofkin        32 Winchester VA         35:52 V 
    3   783 Sean Allen            31 New Market MD         36:52 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1   636 Andrea Cardy          31 Reston VA             42:02 V 
    2   644 Meredith Samson       31 Chantilly VA          42:06 V 
    3   637 Tasha Stryker         31 Arlington VA          42:16 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1   659 Keith Freeburn        37 Centreville VA        37:25 V 
    2   576 Aaron Holley          36 Washington DC         39:17 V 
    3   273 Giovanni Cordova      35 Reston VA             41:22 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1   652 Melissa Rittenhouse   35 Harrisonburg VA       40:09 V 
    2   299 Tatiana Sheptock      35 South Riding VA       44:45 V 
    3   718 Cristina Burbach      37 Washington DC         45:23 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1   789 John Zimmerman        44 McLean VA             37:17 V 
    2   289 Craig Chasse          41 Reston VA             38:44 V 
    3   571 Matteo Mainetti       41 Fairfax VA            38:57 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1   575 Elena Orlova          41 Gaithersburg MD       38:23 V 
    2   459 Kim Isler             43 Oakton VA             41:58 V 
    3   746 Cheryl Young          42 Reston VA             44:40 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1   798 Matt Anderson         45 Fairfax VA            40:08 V 
    2   540 James Darling         46 Falls Church VA       41:54 V 
    3   172 Mark Peterson         49 Purcellville VA       45:52 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1   737 Kristen Barner        46 Rockville MD          47:49 V 
    2   626 Marsha Demaree        46 Marriottsville MD     49:30 V 
    3   710 Judy Swain            46 Purcellville VA       52:07 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1   153 Harry Linde           52 Sterling VA           40:50 V 
    2   283 Rhys Williams         50 Reston VA             43:45 V 
    3   274 David Lee             53 Arlington VA          45:57 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1   207 Nina Van Winkle       51 Vienna VA             51:10 V 
    2   309 Betty Sutter          53 Reston VA             54:27 V 
    3   621 Susan Manning         51 Virginia Beach VA     56:28 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1   417 Roland Rust           59 Bethesda MD           39:43 V 
    2   800 James Lee             56 New Market MD         48:24 V 
    3   557 Dennis Doyle          56 Arlington VA          49:34 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1   531 Peggy Davis           59 Vienna VA             52:40 V 
    2   510 Leslie Kash           55 Round Hill VA         54:00 V 
    3   680 Carla Bourgeois       58 Montclair VA          60:53 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1   678 Ronnie Wong           64 Baltimore MD          44:54 V 
    2    24 Robert Ring           63 Harrisonburg VA       54:38 V 
    3   666 Chris Wells           60 Sterling VA           55:32 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1   458 Linda Kearney         64 Oak Hill VA           52:35 V 
    2   410 Freyda Greenberg      62 Falls Church VA       53:06 V 
    3   530 Laurel Clement        62 Haymarket VA          55:39 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69
    1   450 Jim Noone             67 Fairfax VA            45:40 V 
    2   572 Bob Chase             66 Falls Church VA       47:41 V 
    3   709 Paul Holley           65 Ashburn VA            62:48 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69
    1   342 Pat Welch             66 Vienna VA             60:40 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 74
    1   451 Chan Robbins          74 Arlington VA          55:07 V 
    2   682 Ken Quincy            73 Vienna VA             56:47 V 
    3   812 Warren Pitts          73 Baltimore MD          59:01 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 74
    1   463 Ecris Williams        72 Reston VA             64:21 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 75 - 99
    1   814 Terence McCarthy      76 Leesburg VA           64:18 V 
    2   366 Robert Gurtler        76 The Plains VA         65:51 V 
    3   272 Dick Coogan           79 McLean VA             80:18 V
             Awards Listing for the 20K (No Duplicate Prizes)

MALE OVERALL
    1  2518 Jared Abuya           34 Gainesville VA        1:05:50 X 
    2  2572 Wilson Komen          33 Washington DC         1:06:19 X 
    3  2652 Michael Wardian       37 Arlington VA          1:08:10 X 

FEMALE OVERALL
    1  2504 Lisa Thomas           35 Vienna VA             1:17:40 X 
    2  2505 Lindsay Wilkins       33 Vienna VA             1:17:45 X 
    3  2118 Meghan Ridgley        32 Ashburn VA            1:19:21 X 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 01 - 19
    1  2701 Thorpe Lichtenberg    17 South Riding VA       X 1:12:25 
    2  2694 Brady Guertin         15 Ashburn VA            X 1:17:17 
    3  2574 Austin Lushinski      16 Ashburn VA            X 1:18:31 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 01 - 19
    1  2292 Lanie Smith           19 Reston VA             X 1:26:25 
    2  2712 Alexandra Ludtke      18 Purcellville VA       X 1:35:25 
    3  2186 Laura Kinley          19 Jefferson MD          X 1:41:26 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1  2719 Oberst Enzian         24 Charlottesville VA    X 1:10:40 
    2  2636 Alec Saslow           23 Arlington VA          X 1:27:06 
    3  2656 Christopher Smith     24 Centreville VA        X 1:38:28 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1  2260 Juhie Kumar           24 Great Falls VA        X 1:35:20 
    2  2454 Victoria Butler       24 Ashburn VA            X 1:37:25 
    3  2634 Liz Cresswell         24 West Chester PA       X 1:38:16 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1  2739 Matt Logan            25 Washington DC         X 1:10:36 
    2  2216 Mark Buschman         27 Ellicott City MD      X 1:12:09 
    3  2611 Brian Carnes          26 Leesburg VA           X 1:16:27 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1  2509 Erin Swain            29 Vienna VA             X 1:20:33 
    2  2639 Sarah Bard            27 Leesburg VA           X 1:20:45 
    3  2507 Annie Feldman         29 Vienna VA             X 1:25:07 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1  2288 Jeremy Lynch          31 Falls Church VA       X 1:22:26 
    2  2334 Tim Soltren           34 Fairfax VA            X 1:25:35 
    3  2654 Matthew Van Auken     31 Alexandria VA         X 1:27:53 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1  2580 Megan McNew           32 Baltimore MD          X 1:25:43 
    2  2225 Laura Ramos           32 Silver Spring MD      X 1:26:41 
    3  2311 Jessica McGuire       31 Arlington VA          X 1:27:36 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1  2736 Philippe Rolly        38 McLean VA             X 1:13:44 
    2  2264 Edi Turco             38 Arlington VA          X 1:13:56 
    3  2716 Karsten Brown         37 Front Royal VA        X 1:15:15 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1  2132 Tenley Ludewig        36 Washington DC         X 1:29:03 
    2  2021 Nancy Eiring          38 Washington DC         X 1:30:13 
    3  2007 Jennifer Zimmerman-Ra 38 Purcellville VA       X 1:36:02 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1  2062 Kevin Bell            42 Reston VA             X 1:19:57 
    2  2679 Christopher Green     42 Sterling VA           X 1:24:17 
    3  2638 Chris McKee           42 Vienna VA             X 1:24:58 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1  2018 Tonya Stotler         44 Leesburg VA           X 1:33:16 
    2  2635 Billie Boersma        40 Alexandria VA         X 1:35:15 
    3  2397 Diane Lathom          40 Ashburn VA            X 1:39:28 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1  2553 Derik Thomas          45 Alexandria VA         X 1:14:54 
    2  2655 Eugene Holmes         46 Arlington VI          X 1:20:26 
    3  2690 Howard Frost          45 Falls Church VA       X 1:24:42 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1  2479 Mandana Mortazavi     47 Leesburg VA           X 1:32:43 
    2  2005 Amy Perkins           47 Leesburg VA           X 1:42:33 
    3  2297 Anna Bradford         47 Vienna VA             X 1:47:26 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1  2740 Bob Ferry             51 Vienna VA             X 1:20:55 
    2  2541 Kevin Dix             52 Manassas VA           X 1:27:09 
    3  2585 Elias Tinta           53 Rockville MD          X 1:28:53 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1  2503 Deedee Loughran       53 Oak Hill VA           X 1:25:48 
    2  2230 Carole Jones          54 Ashburn VA            X 1:34:28 
    3  2304 Ellen Mannion         50 Herndon VA            X 1:42:58 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1  2686 Bruce Halpin          55 Ashburn VA            X 1:24:17 
    2  2587 Richard Morgan        59 Silver Spring MD      X 1:28:31 
    3  2276 Clyde Rollins         56 Herndon VA            X 1:33:15 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1  2352 Marcy Foster          57 Reston VA             X 1:47:38 
    2  2561 Maria Nusbaum         59 Reston VA             X 2:01:03 
    3  2178 Marilee Seigfried     59 Purcellville VA       X 2:02:28 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1  2567 John Bolton           60 Leesburg VA           X 1:43:24 
    2  2565 Richard Kaplar        60 Herndon VA            X 1:47:48 
    3  2598 Robert Lewis          63 Washington DC         X 1:48:14 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1  2711 Linda Mills           61 Salisbury MD          X 1:50:19 
    2  2023 Mary Fredlake         61 Washington DC         X 1:59:52 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69
    1  2122 Bill Vislay           65 Bumpass VA            X 1:43:16 
    2  2545 Lou Shapiro           69 Silver Spring MD      X 1:45:33 
    3  2362 Patrick Brown         66 Reston VA             X 1:51:59

 

by James Moreland July 23, 2011 at 4:33 pm 139 0

By James Moreland
Crystal City, VA
July 23, 2011
For the Washington Running Report

A look at the start before the runners lined up.

This race is an event. Wandering around the center you could easily see this event was fully prepared with food and drink, from Budweiser to Muscle Milk with a side of ice cold water in between. Some of the other events closed up shop with the record heat wave this week but Pacers knew that runners are a tenacious bunch.

They knew they would be coming in record numbers. Some would be reveling in the fact that it was so hot. Last weekend Rockville Rotary Twilight 8k proved that a well planned can handle just about anything. Those who did not know they could not handle it… handled it. Michael Wardian coming off a treadmill marathon the night before was all smiles before launching into a solid 16:24 that made him the top submaster.

Wardian, (left) among a long list of Chuck Moeser fans, echoed his credo that anything is possible just go after it was zest. Mega mile Mike has already qualified for the Olympic Trails qualifying PR at Grandmas (2:17:49). Still, he was justly even more proud of his third place finish at the where few dare to tread Bad Water Ultra Marathon where he ran 135 miles in 26:22.

Steve Hallinan, winner of last fall’s Capital Running Company Veterans Day 10k in 29:54, was the clear favorite as the massive field pressed across the starting line. Make no mistake even with tough conditions; this field like past years is packed with elite runners.  Last year was nearly as hot as Julius Kogo hosed the field with an incredible 14:03. This year while much of the field was winding past the finish line at the halfway of the double out and back course, Hallinan was easily winning in the 11th time in the first four years that was faster than 15:00.

Seventy meters back Birhanu Feysa glanced nervously over his shoulder like he was making a jail break. Then he turned back realizing that he had number two in the bag with a swift 15:02. The next three came in with a rush, led by Fasil Bizuneh of Flagstaff, AZ.  Frank Devar had his fastest time of three races in 15:10 though the first two years was a slightly different course that was perhaps slightly hillier.

This course is pancake flat though runners seem pleased by the downhill (maybe a foot) in the first mile versus the dreaded last mile (maybe two feet up hill). Maybe there were just a little more heated then ya think?

Fifth place Andrew Dumm may have felt the heat even more as the last two years he had been well under 15:00. His time of 15:13 was just ahead of Bert Rodriguez who had been faster than 15:00 when he won it all at the Clarendon 5K last fall.

The top master was no surprise though it was well off Edmund Burke’s overall win at the Crystal City Friday race in the spring. Anytime you have 25 men faster than 17:00 who know you have a competitive race.

For the women, before the race Alisa Harvey, 45, was alluding to how hard hot weather can be on racers. Modest but realistic, when she is not expecting to be the overall winner, you know you have a tough field. Last year another masters runner Elena Orlova won it all in 17:20, and she was 20th overall. Did we mention that it was hot this year? After the race Harvey was asked if she saw Orlova. Her answer was “Briefly at the start and then whoosh!”

Tezata Dengarsa has been dominating all year winning the spring rankings. She raced Pike’s Peek in 33:59 while Orlova has been regrouping for the first six months of the year and had a tepid race there in 38:12. Last week she ran the Twilight 8K to a masters victory in 29:36 but Dengarsa had a 5K victory in June at 16:42. At the gun Dengarsa pulled away to win in 17:11. That was the same time that Orlova ran in 2009 to finish third overall.

This year Erin Koch moved ahead at the finish in 17:36 to edge Orlova (17:38) and hard charging Lisa Thomas (17:41). Thomas had been third overall last week in Rockville with 28:47 so it is clear that Orlova is making her way back to the full speed that earned her the highest ranking for a master runner in 2010.

Alisa Harvey (left) is at her best in the first mile of a race with world class middle distance speed. Still her masters win in 18:34 would have made all but seven of the women jealous. She had been third overall in the inaugural year with 17:42.

For the grandmasters, Jean Christophe Arcaz continues to make it look easy with a blazing 18:25. Heather Sanders, 56, whipped all the runners 50-59 by at least a minute, and there were appropriately fifty of them.

Before the race runners were continuously warned about the heat. There were two water stations on the course as well as and sponge station and a mist making machine. We all sweated copiously anyway. At the finish there were many barrels of iced water bottles. Eager runners clustered around the first couple of barrels which were refilled a number of times. Smarter, stronger runners moved past them to the still full and ultra chilled barrels further back.

Just past the liquid was the food tent. After runners walked through grabbing chips and fruit there was a Muscle Mile stand. Following that was the McCafe truck and then the King of Beers as runners circled back around to their bag check area. Hundreds hung around listening to the invigorating music. Now the breeze seemed almost cooling in the shaded park in the middle of the square. That is where the awards started promptly at 9:30.

With plentiful free parking and all these amenities, it is no wonder why this twilight race continues to grow.

AWARDS LIST 

                         FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time Net Time 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======== ======== 
    1  2653 Tezata Dengarsa        29 Arlington          VA 17:10.40 17:10.40 
    2    16 Erin Koch              23 Chevy Chase        MD 17:35.79 17:35.79 
    3  2109 Elena Orlova           41 Gaithersburg       MD 17:38.00 17:38.00 
    4  2075 Lisa Thomas            35 Alexandria         VA 17:40.69 17:40.69 
    5  2375 Stefanie Slekis        23 Dumfries           VA 17:58.69 17:58.69 

                           MALE OVERALL RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time Net Time 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======== ======== 
    1    11 Steve Hallinan         25 Washington         DC 14:50.08 14:50.08 
    2  2650 Birhanu Alemu Feysa    29 Silver Spring      MD 15:01.32 15:01.32 
    3  1153 Fasil Bizuneh          31 Flagstaff          AZ 15:06.21 15:06.21 
    4  1152 Frank Devar            23 Washington         DC 15:09.45 15:09.45 
    5    67 Andrew Dumm            26 Arlington          VA 15:12.84 15:12.84 

                         FEMALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 5

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1607 Ella Harrison           5 Falls Church       VA   44:43.6   42:20.0 

                          MALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 5

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1638 Alex Horowitz           5 Washington         DC   37:43.4   34:55.0 

                         FEMALE AGE GROUP:  6 - 10

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2122 Anissa Cheikh          10 Annandale          VA   30:45.5   30:30.4 
    2  1759 Michelle Emery         10 Arlington          VA   34:11.9   32:53.5 
    3  2364 Olivia Nammo            8 Arlington          VA   36:37.1   35:16.7 

                          MALE AGE GROUP:  6 - 10

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1610 Rheinhardt Harrison     7 Falls Church       VA   24:27.3   24:13.2 
    2  1578 Blake Deterding         7 Alexandria         VA   29:48.4   29:00.4 
    3  2946 Michael Halpern         7 Anchorage          AK   32:50.4   32:19.1 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  11 - 14

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2005 Brenda Rosas           12 Silver Spring      MD   23:34.2   23:34.2 
    2  2035 Katie Rogers           13 Alexandria         VA   24:17.7   23:55.8 
    3  2451 Adriana Rosas          11 Silver Spring      MD   24:38.8   24:38.8 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  11 - 14

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2381 John Rangel            14                         19:43.0   19:42.4 
    2  1540 Alex Min               14 Burke              VA   25:05.7   23:21.2 
    3  1921 Lozie Goolsby          14 Alexandria         VA   24:03.5   23:40.9 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  15 - 18

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1281 Amanda Parker          18 Burke              VA   22:31.6   22:06.3 
    2  2053 Kendall Cowne          16 Chantilly          VA   24:00.3   22:22.8 
    3  2413 Nina Srikongyos        17 Springfield        VA   23:19.3   22:30.0 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  15 - 18

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2909 Lou Colson             15 Alexandria         VA   16:42.1   16:40.7 
    2  2048 Dagmawi Abebe          17 Gaithersburg       MD   17:09.1   17:09.1 
    3  2113 Luke Levan             18 Burke              VA   17:14.2   17:13.7 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  19 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2649 Keneni Chala           28 Washington         DC   18:24.4   18:24.4 
    2  2038 Erin Swain             29 Arlington          VA   18:38.4   18:38.4 
    3    68 Laurel MacMillan       21 Arlington          VA   19:07.5   19:07.5 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  19 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    60 Will Viviani           29 Arlington          VA   15:24.0   15:24.0 
    2    57 Jeff Brannigan         22 Washington         DC   15:27.2   15:27.2 
    3  2356 Ryan Foster            26 Arlington          VA   15:33.4   15:33.4 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2040 Lindsay Wilkins        33 Arlington          VA   18:17.7   18:17.7 
    2  2929 Jackie Gruendel        36 Clifton           VA   18:52.6   18:52.5 
    3   100 Annie Grondin          38 Arlington          VA   20:22.6   20:17.4 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1807 Bert Rodriguez         31 Arlington          VA   15:18.4   15:18.4 
    2  2652 Tareku Bokan           30 Herndon            VA   15:30.4   15:30.4 
    3  2248 Michael Wardian        37 Arlington          VA   16:23.2   16:23.2 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    18 Alisa Harvey           45 Manassas           VA   18:34.2   18:34.2 
    2    58 Kristi Markowicz       41 Arlington          VA   19:09.5   19:09.5 
    3  1682 Corky Sturtevant       41 Springfield        VA   22:51.7   22:36.3 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    53 Edmund Burke           42 Burtonsville       MD   16:54.0   16:54.0 
    2  1446 Bill Pemberton         40 Alexandria         VA   17:17.5   17:16.0 
    3  2666 Derik Thomas           45 Alexandria         VA   17:38.6   17:38.6 

                        Female Age Group:  50 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2627 Heather Sanders        56 Mclean             VA   23:40.4   23:33.4 
    2  2010 Linda Kennedy          50 Alexandria         VA   24:52.0   24:08.7 
    3  2805 Dorothy Wright         53 Dumfries           VA   27:18.0   26:56.1 

                         Male Age Group:  50 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2613 Jean-Christophe Arcaz  50 Rockville          MD   18:25.1   18:25.1 
    2  1107 Peter Cini             53 Fairfax            VA   19:57.1   19:55.2 
    3  1141 Scott Livingston       51 Pittsburgh         PA   20:27.5   20:24.5 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1755 Mary Kessler           62 Wallingford        PA   26:41.9   26:30.4 
    2  1754 Melanie Brennan        61 Alexandria         VA   32:20.2   32:07.9 
    3  1932 Wilma Uribe            61 Alexandria         VA   35:48.4   34:49.8 

                         Male Age Group:  60 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2209 Bob Hersh              60 Arlington          VA   25:20.9   24:39.6 
    2  1716 James Carey            60 Alexandria         VA   27:28.7   26:47.9 
    3  2698 Richard Turner         60 Washington         DC   28:25.7   26:49.9 

                        Female Age Group:  70 - 99

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1428 Frances Widmann        76 Chapel Hill        NC   32:48.2   31:52.6 

                         Male Age Group:  70 - 99

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Gun Time  Net Time  
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1515 Ken Quincy             73 Vienna             VA   29:18.1   29:14.7 
    2  2134 Robert Gurtler         76 The Plains         VA   33:40.0   32:54.6 
    3  1251 John Finney Jr.        71 Arlington          VA   34:15.0   33:09.4

 

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