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by James Moreland April 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm 87 0

By James Moreland
Waldorf, MD
April 16, 2011
For the Washington Running Report

This spring’s weather has been even more erratic than usual and we were warned that is was not going to a warm and gentle day. But we had Regency Furniture Stadium, home of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. We had lots of free parking and shelter from the coming storm. The 10 mile race started first at 8:00 a.m. followed by the 5K which started at 8:15 a.m. but ran in the reverse direction. It seemed a little strange that the starting line was almost a half mile from the stadium but that was well planned so that the two races would return and enter the stadium in left field and charge to the finish line at home plate.

It was very windy for the runners as they made their way to the starting line but it wasn’t the wind that knocked over the start stanchion. The power generator that filled it with air stopped a couple minutes before the start. Of course, it was quickly repaired and the start was on time. Unlike the big dog 10 milers such as Credit Union Cherry Blossom and GW Parkway Classic from the last two weeks, this race had no superstars. Most of the runners were reluctant to place themselves to close to the starting mats.

By the start the winds had died down and though the sky was ominous, there no tear drops from the clouds. The course was accurately called fast and flat. Still, at the start, runners were reluctant to take the lead. After turning onto Billingsley Road, Joseph Olson, 26, of California, MD took the reins and moved away from the field, winning by more than a mile in 1:00:33. Nine of the top 25 runners were women. The top three women finished in a bunch at 7-9 overall.

The battle for second place was close with Don Stakes, 31, of Port Tobacco, MD holding on to defeat top master John Moran of Washington, DC 1:07:48 to 1:08:11. Seventh place overall Teresa Murphy, 32 of Waldorf, MD was the top woman in a solid 1:11:00. That battle for runner-up was razor close. Note that the top three times are decided by gun time. Second place Tricia Shaw, 30, of Washington, DC ran an identical 1:11:36 with Jacqueline Vanderslice, 29, of Arlington, VA. If the two had been vying for the age group, Vanderslice would have won with a seven second better net time.

 

Awards Listing for the 10 Mile (No Duplicate Prizes)

MALE OVERALL
    1  1226 Joseph Olson            26 California MD         1:00:33 X 
    2  1288 Don Stakes              31 Port Tobacco MD       1:07:48 X 
    3  1213 John Moran              41 Washington DC         1:08:11 X 

FEMALE OVERALL
    1  1219 Teresa Murphy           32 Waldorf MD            1:11:00 X 
    2  1274 Tricia Shaw             30 Washington DC         1:11:36 X 
    3  1316 Jacqueline Vanderslice  29 Arlington VA          1:11:36 X 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 14
    1  1151 Jacob Johnson           12 White Plains MD       X 1:30:37 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 14

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19
    1  1299 Benjamin Szoch          17 La Plata MD           X 1:16:00 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1  1148 Michael Huskey          24 Mechanicsville MD     X 1:43:59 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1  1241 Sarah Pritchard         21 Annapolis MD          X 1:14:31 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1  1055 Steven Cornish          26 Washington DC         X 1:08:22 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1  1193 Christine Manfredonia   26 Arlington VA          X 1:14:02 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1  1289 Joshua Staley           34 Elkridge MD           X 1:09:33 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1  1256 Alison Roland           30 Philadelphia PA       X 1:14:48 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1  1156 John Jordan             39 La Plata MD           X 1:13:04 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1  1224 Stephanie Norwell       35 Arlington VA          X 1:17:02 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1  1154 Marcus Jones            41 Hughesville MD        X 1:15:17 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1  1049 Claire Chiamulera       41 La Plata MD           X 1:14:49 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1  1067 Kenneth Dean            46 Upper Marlboro MD     X 1:14:18 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1  1359 Jennifer Kohout         47 Anchorage AK          X 1:15:40 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1  1173 James Landis            50 La Plata MD           X 1:13:44 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1  1135 Laurel Hess             54 Lititz PA             X 1:21:18 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1  1009 David Bailey            55 Clinton MD            X 1:18:44 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1  1119 Elizabeth Hall          59 Kensington MD         X 1:57:49 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1  1337 Bernard Wright          64 Pomfret MD            X 1:22:48 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1  1034 Esther Buchser          62 Abingdon MD           X 1:31:15 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 99
    1  1321 Robert Warrington       70 La Plata MD           X 1:55:13 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 99

 

In the 5K race, there were twice as many women as men. All of the 5K runners finished long before the rains came. Cheryl Hendricks, 55, of Waldorf, MD was second overall for the only Ranked Runner time in the 5K. Michelle Diverio, 25, also of Waldorf, MD won easily in 22:17. The men’s race was far from easy Mark Van Horn, 21, and George Hall, Jr., 42, both of Waldorf, MD pulled ahead of third place Paul Geary, 45, of Towson, MD (20:53) and ran side by side to the finish. The younger Van Horn edged out victory by a second in 19:41.

Racing into a stadium is always fun. Had the day been sunny it would have glorious. For the ten mile the rains began in the second half of the race. The course was so well marshaled with cones, police, and lots of volunteers. There was more water stops than we would have needed even on a sunny day and they even had porta johns on the route. Runners were very polite. When you got passed then warned you with a pleasant “passing on your left.”  Every volunteer was praised for their efforts. Also for a rural race on an inclement day, there were a lot of spectators cheering us on.

At the finish there was plenty of food and runners got to pick up their premium. If you did not care for regular racing food, the concession stand was open for business. And what a relief it was to finish with a place to get quickly out of the rain. The worst of the rain did not start till later in the afternoon but it would be easy to get chilled standing around under the clouds.

 

              Awards Listing for the 5K (No Duplicate Prizes)

MALE OVERALL
    1  2695 Mark Van Horn           21 Waldorf MD              19:41 5 
    2  2575 George Hall, Jr.        42 Waldorf MD              19:42 5 
    3  2567 Paul Geary              45 Towson MD               20:53 5 

FEMALE OVERALL
    1  2548 Michelle Diverio        25 Waldorf MD              22:17 5 
    2  2581 Cheryl Hendricks        55 Waldorf MD              25:27 5 
    3  2741 Heather Cohen           26 Hollywood MD            25:54 5 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 14
    1  2708 Andrew Wright           11 Indian Head MD        5   25:41 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 14
    1  2570 Kirsten Greenwaldt      14 La Plata MD           5   28:39 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19
    1  2505 Bradley Adams, Jr       17 Port Tobacco MD       5   25:45 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19
    1  2662 Peyton Reynolds         15 Waldorf MD            5   29:36 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1  2745 Jeff Sebastian          23 Waldorf MD            5   22:49 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1  2657 Marisha Proctor         21 La Plata MD           5   29:54 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1  2671 Christopher Schoenbauer 26 Baltimore MD          5   21:39 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1  2542 Catherine Dean          28 Waldorf MD            5   26:30 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1  2612 Derrick Knight          31 Waldorf MD            5   22:06 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1  2538 Debra Danisek           30 Fairfax VA            5   27:24 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1  2739 John Childers           39 Swan Point MD         5   20:57 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1  2727 Angela Bennett          36 Huntingtown MD        5   29:18 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1  2725 Jeffrey Morrison        40 Mechanicsville MD     5   28:41 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1  2670 Daniela Saldana         41 La Plata MD           5   27:30 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1  2615 Steven Lindeman         46 Grasonville MD        5   23:10 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1  2709 Thadine Wright          46 Indian Head MD        5   32:20 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1  2585 Bert Hindman            52 Lexington Park MD     5   21:58 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1  2678 Mona Sims               52 Odenton MD            5   31:23 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1  2737 Bruce Jennings          55 La Plata MD           5   27:05 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1  2753 Michelle S              55 College Park MD       5   28:36 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1  2559 Ron Falke               61 Millville DE          5   31:54 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69
    1  2619 Joan Manfredonia        65 Southbury CT          5   35:22 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 99

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 99

 

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