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Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K 28:45

The division went viral with 36 runners having a sub 5:00 pace. A former champion did not crack the top forty and last spring’s runner-up made it only to 65th place. In the really big races often the winners are from out of town and do not qualify. By far the biggest race the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K whiffed on the elite runners here with its top representative just missing the top 25 overall.

Not so at the Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K, where Tumicha Horsa claimed the title finishing third there in 28:45. Josef Tessema was next by a mere second and well ahead of third place Christopher Mills in 29:10. Tessema has swift wheels as he would win the Loudoun Street mile in 4:08 in late May ahead of Mills who ran fourth in 4:20. Horsa had won it all at the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in 1:06:44 ahead of Mills who ran 1:07:03.

Fourth place Dave Berdan started the season with a fourth overall at the Yeungling Shamrock Marathon in 2:23:32 and capped it off at the end at winning the Frederick Half Marathon in 1:05:40. In a close decision Mulugeta Genbere bested sixth place Demissia Gulti at the Apple Blossom 10K 29:59 to 30:56. Genbere also won the Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon outright in 1:07:06 and takes fifth place. Gulti had by far his best race at the Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K with 29:44 to pass ninth place Tekele Gebreluil (30:08) and eighth place Getachew Asefaw (30:08) who out netted him. Later in May, Asefaw beat him at the Apple blossom 10K 30:43 to 30:52. Ricky Flynn moves into seventh place with his third place finish there in 30:01.

Teresa Fekensa takes tenth in a virtual tie with Joey Wiegner who both flew past the White Flint Mall on the Pike in an identical 30:32 with Fekensa declared first.

Seventy-six men made the division.

 PL Name                   Age Hometown               10K=
 1  Horsa, Tumicha**        32 Washington, DC        28:45
 2  Tessema, Josef***       23 Springfield, VA       28:46
 3  Mills, Christopher      23 Falls Church, VA      29:10
 4  Berdan, David*          31 Owings Mills, MD      29:48
 5  Genbere, Mulugeta*      28 Silver Spring, MD     29:59
 6  Gulti, Demissia*        29 Washington, DC        29:44
 7  Flynn, Ricky*           25 Lynchburg, VA         30:01
 8  Gebreluil, Tekele       29 Washington, DC        30:08
 9  Asefaw, Getachew        25 Silver Spring, MD     30:10
 10 Fekensa, Tefesa         31 Washington, DC        30:32
 11 Wiegner, Joey*          31 Germantown, MD        30:32
 12 Meeker, Dustin          31 Baltimore, MD         30:34
 13 Hutchinson, Seth*       29 Charlottesville, VA   30:39
 14 Bitew, Chalie           25 Washington, DC        30:41
 15 Tadesse, Birhanu        27 Silver Spring, MD     30:44
 16 Fernandez, Patrick***   26 Alexandria, VA        30:43
 17 Sloane, Christopher     29 North Potomac, MD     30:44
 18 Christian, Will*        29 Norfolk, VA           30:53
 19 Peck, Graham*           23 Baltimore, MD         30:47
 20 Greenlaw, Jerry         25 Alexandria, VA        30:49
 21 Klim, Jake*             32 North Bethesda, MD    30:53
 22 Burnham, David          28 Arlington, VA         30:56
 23 McDougal, Jordan*       25 Linden, VA            31:07
 24 Komen, Wilson*          35 Washington, DC        31:06
 25 Megerssa, Gurmessa**    33 Washington, DC        31:13
 26 Reynolds, Robert        22 Mechanicsville, VA    31:04
 27 Cherry, Brandon         30 Washington, DC        31:09
 28 Clement, Tony*          26 Williamsport, MD      31:19
 29 Benway, Alexander*      22 Chantilly, VA         31:19
 30 Stanton, Kyle*          21 Colombia, MD          31:22
 31 Hurt, Charlie           29 Richmond, VA          31:24
 32 Madison, Andrew         25 Edgewater, MD         31:21
 33 Kebede, Abu*            22 Washington, DC        31:33
 34 Buschman, Mark          29 Columbia, MD          31:34
 35 Molz, Jon               26 Richmond, VA          31:31
 36 Alton, Guy*             28 Richmond, VA          31:37
 37 Saunders, Richard       24 Washington, DC        31:39
 38 O'Reilly, Blaine        24 Williamsburg, VA      31:47
 39 Schroeder, John*        25 Washington, DC        31:44
 40 Jurkovich, Evan         27 Washington, DC        31:46
 41 Carroll, Ryan**         30 Portsmouth, VA        31:48
 42 Smith, Dominic          23 Washington, DC        31:53
 43 Church, Aaron**         37 South Riding, VA      32:06
 44 Febish, Stephen         24 Baltimore, MD         31:59
 45 Renjifo, Carlos         30 Baltimore, MD         32:06
 46 Mariano, Gregory**      27 Alexandria, VA        32:15
 47 Miller, Wade*           22 Hagerstown, MD        32:14
 48 Pruitt, Christopher*    30 Arlington, VA         32:13
 49 Balmer, Paul            23 Washington, DC        32:25
 50 Murphy, Patrick         28 Washington, DC        32:21
 51 O'Hara, David*          37 Alexandria, VA        32:27
 52 Rolly, Philippe         40 McLean, VA            32:26
 53 Kidd, David*            24 Virginia Beach, VA    32:33
 54 Kearns, Joshua          25 Arlington, VA         32:37
 55 Anderson, Aaron         29 Gaithersburg, MD      32:38
 56 Post, Christopher*      24 Charlottesville, VA   32:37
 57 Snair, Justin**         30 Arlington, VA         32:39
 58 Linman, Matthew         29 Washington, DC        32:41
 59 Munro, Scott            31 Washington, DC        32:45
 60 Doan, Caleb*            23 Virginia Beach, VA    32:51
 61 Morris, Richard*        25 Burkeville, VA        32:53
 62 Toland, Hugh            32 Fairfax , VA          32:54
 63 Harrison, Stephen***    24 Fredericksburg, VA    33:00
 64 Ban, Charlie*           30 Washington, DC        32:58
 65 Dusen, Karl             30 Ashburn, VA           33:00
 66 Wardian, Michael        38 Arlington, VA         33:05
 67 Peggs, Kevin            27 Richmond, VA          33:01
 68 Wyss, Jay**             27 Richmond, VA          33:12
 69 Pugsley, Ray            44 Potomac Falls, VA     33:23
 70 Ruiz, Vernon            31 Centreville, VA       33:31
 71 Mareuil, Roman          31 Washington, DC        33:33
 72 Miranda, Daniel         27 Baltimore, MD         33:35
 73 Carnes, Brian           27 Leesburg, VA          33:49
 74 Colaiacovo, Michael     43 Richmond, VA          34:06
 75 Geoghegan, Seth         33 Columbia, MD          34:02

19 & Younger Men


Run for Haiti 5K 15:44, 10K = 32:49

Runner-up Aaron Hill had two overall wins with his Michael Pennefather Memorial 5K in 16:00 by far his fastest race. As March proceeded the Wegner brothers took their places among the leaders at the Run for Haiti 5K. Kevin, 14, earns sixth place with his 16:54. Michael, 16, who would win the Billy Korrow Memorial 5K outright in May with 17:00, took the teen title finishing third overall here in 15:44.

The next two spots were ultra tight. Fourth place Luke Daigneault was third overall at the St. Patrick's 5K in 16:07. The same day in March Callum Weinberg would race the Charlottesville 10 Mile in 57:21. Then a month later, Weinberg would match exactly Daigneault at the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K in 33:37. Daigneault’s second race was nearly as good finishing second overall in 20:31 at the Race for Ryan 6K.

Fifth place Tyler Cox-Pilyaw waited till the day before the Cinco de Mayo to win at the Apple Blossom 10K in 35:00. Thirty-six men qualified for the division.

 Pl Name                   Age Hometown               10K=
 1  Wegner, Michael**       16 Pikesville, MD        32:49
 2  Hill, Aaron**           18 Haymarket, VA         33:23
 3  Weinberg, Callum*       18 Richmond, VA          33:37
 4  Daigneault, Luke**      17 Hagerstown, MD        33:37
 5  Cox-Philyaw, Tyler**    15 Winchester, VA        35:00
 6  Wegner, Kevin**         14 Pikesville, MD        35:15
 7  Gault, Clint*           13 Poquoson, VA          35:18
 8  Ream, Kepano**          15 Manassas Park, VA     35:17
 9  Mitchell, Peter**       19 Virginia Beach, VA    35:34
 10 Selishev, Thomas***     17 Silver Spring, MD     35:44
 11 Chartier, Colin**       19 Fairfax, VA           35:38
 12 Margopoulos, Matthew    19 Moseley, VA           35:49
 13 Reese, Tommy*           17 Gaithersburg, MD      35:57
 14 Roederer, Alex**        15 Bethesda, MD          36:05
 15 Davis, Nathan**         12 Frederick, MD         36:14
 16 Lockhart, Israel        17 Winchester, VA        36:15
 17 Halpin, Joseph**        17 Danville, VA          36:43
 18 Heilman, James*         18 Lutherville, MD       36:47
 19 Herzog, Trent**         15 Lusby, MD             37:06
 20 Boegner, Dane**         17 Ashburn, VA           37:04
 21 McMahon, Mason**        18 Fredericksburg, VA    37:16
 22 Horton, Matthew*        16 Cartersville, VA      37:20
 23 Hutchinson, Austin***   19 Danville, VA          37:25
 24 Shpuntoff, Martin*      19 Annapolis, MD         37:25
 25 Sikorsky, Peter*        15 Arlington, VA         37:27
 26 Gallagher, Colm*        16 Ashburn, VA           37:31
 27 Fox, Thomas**           14 Manassas, VA          37:35
 28 Schrank, Alec***        14 Winchester, VA        37:47
 29 Boeckman, Calin         19 Verona, VA            37:51
 30 Snyder, Tamrat*         11 Gaithersburg, MD      37:58
 31 Mastalar, Joseph        16 Fairfax Station, VA   38:18
 32 Quintana, Brian**       18 Stafford, VA          38:17
 33 Hancock, Connor**       15 Chesapeake, VA        38:15
 34 Lamons, Michael*        17 Henrico, VA           38:22
 35 Min, Alex**             16 Burke, VA             38:30
 36 Chapman, Levi**         16 Abingdon, VA          38:52

35-39 Men


Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K 31:06

Perennial champion Michael Wardian had a tough year losing (finishing second overall) for the second time in eight tries at the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. But the wheels fell off this spring as his time of 2:34:12 was his slowest by a long way and there are too many fast submasters out there for him to retain his spring crown.

Wilson Komen has always been fast but he really punished people when he first came to the area. Then he sort of eased up. Now as a new submaster feeling his oats he out lasted fifth place Matthew Thomas at the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon 1:11:48 to 1:12:25. Aaron Church made a bid with a couple of sub 16:00 5Ks. Later in the season Komen would command that distance winning it all at the Komen Global Race for the Cure 5K in 15:34.

Like Church, David O’Hara was everywhere. He improved his St. Patrick's Day 8K in 26:19 with an identical time at the slightly longer Van Metre 5M. Still the title was going to come from the biggest races. Komen would oblige erasing a wonderful 53:21 for runner-up Aaron Church at Cherry Blossom with an excellent 52:28. Two weeks later at the Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K it was third place David O’Hara he ran well at 32:27 only to be disappointed by Komen’s wondrous 31:06.

Wardian (56:44) led the charge ahead of the next four runners at Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M with Kirk Masterson (6th with 57:13), Stephen Olenick (7th with 57:22), and Thomas’ second best race at 58:10.

 Pl Name                   Age Hometown               10K=
 1  Komen, Wilson***        35 Washington, DC        31:06
 2  Church, Aaron****       37 South Riding, VA      32:06
 3  O'Hara, David*****      37 Alexandria, VA        32:27
 4  Wardian, Michael**      38 Arlington, VA         33:05
 5  Thomas, Matthew*        38 Alexandria, VA        32:51
 6  Masterson, Kirk*        37 Arlington, VA         34:26
 7  Olenick, Stephen        36 Ellicott City, MD     34:31
 8  Brown, Karsten**        39 Front Royal, VA       35:01
 9  Schoeny, Paul           39 Hamilton, VA          35:22
 10 LeVander, Brady         38 Alexandria, VA        35:19
 11 Flanigan, Robert        36 Colonial Heights, VA  35:35
 12 Buontempo, Giovanni     39 Hyattsville, MD       35:49
 13 Hayes, Brian            39 Washington, DC        36:02

40-44 Men


St. Patrick's Day 8K 25:34, 10K = 32:26

Douglas Woods dropped a full minute off his St. Patrick's Day 8K to 26:59 and still fell back two places from last spring to fifth place. Fourth place Robert Tisch just edged him that same morning at the Kelly's Shamrock 5K with 16:23. Even bigger Philippe Rolly pulverized the division with a superb St. Patrick's Day 8K in 25:34. When he first came to this country he ended Edmund Burke yearly ritual at that race, then a 10K, with some fast wins. Chris Juarez disappeared so Rolly thought he might roll the dice at the Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K succeeding brilliantly with a 32:44 win.

Woods who had his best race there last year punished the locals in Gaithersburg winning the Piece of Cake, a hilly course, in 36:22. Tisch finished fourth at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M in 58:16 in one of the weakest masters fields ever. A week later Mike Colaiacovo ran the first of two matching 10K wins at the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K in 34:08 two squeeze into third overall.

The runner-up spot went to Ray Pugsley. He ran two 5K races in Reston to bookend the season with his best at 16:00. Sixth place Gregg Cavaliere was very competitive racing the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K in 34:20. He also ran a sweet Anthem Half Marathon in 1:17:49. Ninth place Robert Wolfe had his best race of the year at the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in 1:17:33

Seventh place Scott Koonce also had an overall win but his best race was the Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K in 34:47. Eighth place Jeff Harrington had three big races led by his overall win at the Point of Honor 5K in 16:55.

 Pl Name                   Age Hometown               10K=
 1  Rolly, Philippe***      40 McLean, VA            32:26
 2  Pugsley, Ray**          44 Potomac Falls, VA     33:23
 3  Colaiacovo, Michael**   43 Richmond, VA          34:06
 4  Tisch, Robert*          41 Bel Air, MD           34:11
 5  Woods, Douglas*         43 Gaithersburg, MD      34:14
 6  Cavaliere, Gregg**      44 Lynchburg, VA         34:20
 7  Koonce, Scott*          41 Gaithersburg, MD      34:47
 8  Harrington, Jeff****    42 Lynchburg, VA         35:17
 9  Wolfe, Robert*          41 Washington, DC        35:11
 10 Yates, Kevin**          41 Olney, MD             36:05
 11 Blackstone, Joseph*     44 Bristow, VA           35:58
 12 Swisher, Curtis**       42 Danville, VA          36:01
 13 Burcham, Kevin**        41 Henrico, VA           36:24
 14 Schumann, Keith**       42 Williamsburg, VA      36:39
 15 Montgomery, Mike        43 Arlington, VA         36:35
 16 Hicks, Sean*            40 Manassas Park, VA     37:00
 17 Chasse, Craig****       43 Reston, VA            37:06
 18 Lockard, David**        43 Hampton, VA           37:01
 19 Jarman, Todd***         43 Potomac Falls, VA     37:20
 20 Cahill, David**         41 Arlington, VA         37:22
 21 Kent, David             41 Arlington, VA         37:27
 22 McFaden, Carlton**      43 Richmond, VA          37:30
 23 Laramore, Ryan*         40 Glen Allen, VA        37:30
 24 Eppolito, Antonio**     44 Alexandria, VA        37:34
 25 Whitaker, Eric**        44 Fairfax, VA           37:52
 26 Noonan, Timothy         43 Lansdowne, VA         38:00
 27 Stevenson, Michael*     40 Arlington, VA         38:04
 28 Shepard, Lemarque**     42 Arlington, VA         38:02

45-49 Men


Georgetown 10 Miler 55:52, 10K = 33:37

The first day of the period Alexander Hetherington bolted to the lead with the fastest race of the season, winning the Georgetown 10 Miler out right in 33:37. As April waned oft times champion John Piggott won it all at the Festival of Feet 10K in 33:43. Both runners added solid half marathons. Piggott ran the Dismal Swamp Stomp in 1:17:12 and Hetherington closed the spring winning at the Marine Corps Historic Half in 1:17:52.

A case could be made for either one. John Zimmerman was well ahead of their longer race with two 5Ks, including the fastest at the Lucky Leprechaun 5K in 16:01. Still, as is most often the case the proving ground is the prestigious Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M. Win there and you always have a chance at the title. Zimmerman claims first in 56:13 well ahead of Hetherington’s 57:51 to take the division. Piggott gets third behind Hetherington’s other 10 miler.

Fourth place Derik Thomas ran an excellent St. Patrick's Day 8K in 27:05 before tucking between the top two at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M in 56:48. Chris Chattin is back. He bolted out early winning at the Kelly's Shamrock 5K in 16:58. Then at the Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K He won again with a swift 34:44. Sixth place Jim Nielsen came in right behind him in 35:02. Next in line in Rockville were Jordan Snyder (35:29) and Paul Jacobson (35:45).

Forty-five racers made the grade.

 Pl Name                   Age Hometown               10K=
 1  Zimmerman, John***      46 McLean, VA            33:49
 2  Hetherington, Alexander 45 Vienna, VA            33:37
 3  Piggott, John*6         47 Williamsburg, VA      33:43
 4  Thomas, Derik*          47 Alexandria, VA        34:11
 5  Chattin, Chris**        49 Columbia, MD          34:55
 6  Nielsen, Jim*           47 Broadlands, VA        35:02
 7  Snyder, Jordan*         46 Rockville, MD         35:29
 8  Mickey, Dennis**        48 Ridgely, WV           35:45
 9  Jacobson, Paul****      49 Gaithersburg. MD      35:45
 10 Speirs, Steve**         46 Virginia Beach, VA    36:09
 11 Jensen, Thomas**        49 Oakton, VA            36:39
 12 Dickenson, Edward***    49 Roanoke, VA           36:38
 13 Minyard, Craig***       49 Richmond, VA          36:55
 14 Schroeder, Joerg*       45 Rockville, MD         36:51
 15 Mock, Doug**            46 Columbia, MD          37:01
 16 Scott, R J**            49 Bassett, VA           37:00
 17 Morakinyo, Akintunde    49 Ellicott City, MD     37:00
 18 Dawson, Greg***         47 Williamsburg, VA      37:04
 19 Northup, Chris*         49 Woodbridge, VA        36:55
 20 Debarros, Antonio*      48 Fort Washington, MD   37:03
 21 Phillips, Colin*        45 Hyattsville, MD       37:11
 22 Powell, Charles**       47 Bel Air, MD           37:16
 23 Henderson, Jerry**      47 Bel Air, MD           37:22
 24 Tenney, Bryan***        45 Ashburn, VA           37:32
 25 Fox, R.J.****           48 Hyattsville, MD       37:37
 26 Phipps, David**         49 Severna Park, MD      37:42
 27 Munsey, Colin***        47 Pearisburg, VA        37:47
 28 Cutright, Mike*6        47 Fredericksburg, VA    38:04
 29 Williamson, Duane***    49 Warrenton, VA         38:07
 30 Lawrence, Eric          45 Potomac, MD           38:05
 31 Lang, Philip            46 Columbia, MD          38:14
 32 Jones, Jay**            45 Danville, VA          38:19
 33 Rapp, Perry*            49 Chesapeake, VA        38:16
 34 Baremore, Joseph*       49 Silver Spring, MD     38:19
 35 Killean, Sean**         47 Richmond, VA          38:23
 36 Pelletier, Paul*        47 Williamsburg, VA      38:24
 37 Rippey, Brad**          46 Bunker Hill, WV       38:29
 38 Sanchez-Ruano, Miguel** 45 Woodbridge, VA        38:27
 39 Stephens, Ronald        48 Alexandria, VA        38:41
 40 Boyle, Kevin            49 Charlottesville, VA   38:49
 41 Wu, Ivan                46 Richmond, VA          38:46
 42 Degenhardt, Sheldon     48 Marriottsville, VA    38:52
 43 Kidane, Arfaw           46 Montgomery Village, MD39:12
 44 Feinburg, Michael*      49 Bel Air, MD           39:17
 45 Bohse, Stephen          45 Columbia, MD          39:33

50-54 Men


Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K 34:48

Jean Christophe Arcaz was ready for his first title. The best plan for that was to win all four of his races. He came out for the first big race of the spring, St. Patrick's Day 8K and flattened the competition winning by four minutes in 28:21. Runner-up Mark Neff was on his heels in April at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M 59:34 to 59:43. Neff closed even more at the Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K 34:48 to 34:52 and the crown was all Arcaz.

Those guys had the top six races. After that Hernan Garbini had three of the next four, leading off with his Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K in 36:25. Fourth place Dave Berardi had the second fastest 5K of the period, running the Musical Madness 5K in 17:51 to leapfrog past four runners as he improved up on his 37:40 at the Clyde’s 10K. Sixth place Christopher Rotunno with two races edged Ted Poulos on the last day of the period time wise at the Capitol Hill Classic 10K in 37:25. Poulos had his best of 14 races at the Spring 5K in 17:57. Still the fifth spot goes to Poulos as he won there head-to head at the Stop the Silence 8K 29:33 to 29:58.

Seventh place H.T. Page with his 37:39 at the huge Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K had a nearly identical speed as eighth place James Anderson who ran the Chuck Pacholkiw Memorial 5K in 18:01.

Thirty-six men qualified for the division.

 Pl Name                   Age Hometown               10K=
 1  Arcaz, Jean Christophe* 52 Rockville, MD         34:48
 2  Neff, Mark***           51 Derwood, MD           34:52
 3  Garbini, Hernan****     51 Waynesboro, VA        36:25
 4  Berardi, Dave***        52 Baltimore, MD         37:14
 5  Poulos, Ted*13          51 McLean, VA            37:27
 6  Rotunno, Christopher*   50 Washington, DC        37:25
 7  Page, H.T.**            52 Wirtz, VA             37:39
 8  Anderson, James**       53 Annapolis, MD         37:35
 9  Ryan, Christopher       54 Washington, DC        37:54
 10 D'Amanda, Kevin*        51 Bethesda, MD          37:56
 11 Hilicki, Ron**          50 Glen Allen, VA        37:54
 12 Whalley, Mark**         51 Fairfax, VA           38:06
 13 Wilson, Edward*         50 Ellicott City, MD     38:17
 14 Leiding, Jon*           50 Virginia Beach, VA    38:19
 15 Morrison, Jack****      53 Fredericksburg, VA    38:29
 16 Cox, Samuel***          54 Roanoke, VA           38:35
 17 Djuric, Warren          51 Springfield, VA       38:43
 18 Hartwell, Samuel*       54 Alexandria, VA        39:02
 19 Kammerer, Jack**        50 Washington, DC        38:52
 20 Sherman, Joseph*        50 Norfolk, VA           39:07
 21 Mace, Matthew**         52 Arnold, MD            39:20
 22 Cover, Karl*            53 Montpelier, VA        39:26
 23 Drosky, Mark*           52 Washington, DC        39:32
 24 Wills, Stephen*****     51 College Park, MD      39:40
 25 McLaughlin, Terry**     52 Spotsylvania, VA      39:40
 26 Escarsega, John*        52 Bel Air, MD           39:55
 27 Roome, John*            51 Olney, VA             39:58
 28 Schuler, Greg*          52 Laurel, MD            40:00
 29 King, Jack              54 Richmond, VA          40:31
 30 Castro, Albino          53 Brookeville, MD       40:40
 31 Creutzer, Christian*    51 Parkville, MD         40:52
 32 Goode, Martin**         50 Halethorpe, MD        40:55
 33 Bowers, Jeff*           52 Ashburn, VA           41:04
 34 Fiscella, George***     50 Newport News, VA      41:10
 35 Wu, Sam*                50 Virginia Beach, VA    41:06
 36 Fitzgerald, Kevin       54 Washington, DC        41:17

55-59 Men


St. Patrick's Day 8K 29:27, 10K = 37:21

The top two qualifiers have not yet won a title, the next two often do. Thomas Offenbacher made the leap on the first weekend with the fastest race of the season, winning the St. Patrick's Day 8K in 29:27. It would only have moved up one place from his seventh from last spring. Dennis Coleman would churn out two solid half marathons among his four major races.

Mid-April is long enough to wait for a decision. Five of six in the top nine racers had their best race at the Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K. Coleman’s win in 37:23 well ahead of Offenbacher’s fifth place finish in 38:53 and gives him the title. In a real surprise Lawson, who was third at the Pike in 37:55, had been destroyed Offenbacher on the much tougher Piece of Cake 10K in March 37:41 to 42:10. This leaves Offenbacher in the runner-up position.

Fourth place Maurice Pointer ran a solid Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M in 1:03:19 ahead of 5th place Weems McFadden (1:04:31) and ninth place John Chall (1:06:56). McFadden had bested seventh place Bobby Gessler on the Pike 38:33 to 39:00. Eighth place Henry Gleisburg slips in between running the Tabb High School May Day 5K in 18:41 as top master.

 Pl Name                   Age Hometown               10K=
 1  Coleman, Dennis****     55 Gaithersburg, MD      37:23
 2  Offenbacher, Thomas***  56 Gaithersburg, MD      37:21
 3  Lawson, Dan*            57 Gaithersburg, MD      37:55
 4  Pointer, Maurice**      57 Baltimore, MD         38:06
 5  McFadden, Weems         55 Annapolis, MD         38:33
 6  Gleisberg, Henry**      56 Yorktown, VA          38:58
 7  Gessler, Bobby*         56 Ellicott City, MD     39:00
 8  Cutler, Andrew****      55 Yorktown, VA          39:07
 9  Chall, John*6           55 Crownsville, MD       39:20
 10 Dudley, Robert**        57 Roanoke Rapids, NC    40:05
 11 Peck, Henry**           55 Lutherville, MD       40:37
 12 Mendelson, Dan*         56 Washington, DC        40:46
 13 Devlin, Dan             58 Silver Spring, MD     40:44
 14 Kudla, Steve*           56 Forest Hill, MD       40:53
 15 Michela, James          56 Rockville, MD         41:21
 16 Pinnick, David**        56 Manassas, VA          41:30
 17 Murray, Will**          57 Williamsburg, VA      41:41
 18 Haederle, John          55 Alexandria, VA        41:39
 19 Gitney, Pete**          56 Chesapeacke City, MD  42:00
 20 Koehler, Roger*         58 Lexington, MD         41:57
 21 Arnade, Tim***          56 Arlington, VA         42:14
 22 Bousel, Paul*           59 Alexandria, VA        42:30
 23 Jewell, Chuck*          55 Columbia, MD          42:33
 24 Anderson, Clifton**     58 Warrenton, VA         42:33
 25 Cannon, Mike            55 Springfield, VA       42:52
 26 Jones, Tom*             55 Ashburn, VA           42:56
 27 Krehbiel, Ken*          59 Washington, DC        42:58
 28 Rosasco, Steve*         56 Baltimore, MD         43:02
 29 Reimenschneider, Neal** 58 Winchester, VA        43:07
 30 Madison, Jeff*          55 Reston, VA            43:11
 31 Cutchins, Wyatt*        57 Newport News, VA      43:38

60-64 Men


Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K 38:55

Sixth of the top nine qualifiers in this monster division met at the Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K and ran their best race. Working backwards Richard Morgan was ninth running 41:41 achingly close to eighth place Richard Adams Jr. in 41:38. Bruce Wentworth takes seventh place sneaking in with three 5Ks, best at the St. Paddy's Day 5K in 19:55. That same morning sixth place Bob Burns ran the B & A Trail Half Marathon in 1:31:30 well ahead of Wentworth’s half.

Moving towards the top dogs, Bob Becker was the early leader racing the St. Patrick's Day 8K in 31:17 ahead of Mick Slonaker’s 32:12. Fourth place and former champ Spider Rossiter had the two fastest 5Ks in the period including the Manassas Runway 5K in 19:18. Tom Ruckert ran a fair 5K out west in 19:58 but he has been itching to come east to try out Pike’s Peek. With his older brother Steve (33:33 in 1997 at age 47) on hand to watch, he held off both Slonaker (39:16) and Becker (39:09) to take the division in 38:55. Fifth place Tim Morgan settled in at the White Flint finish line in 40:41.

In May Slonaker avenged his two defeats from Becker by besting him at the Frederick Half Marathon handily 1:27:47 to 1:30:29. Tim Morgan was lurching not far back in 1:31:01. Fifty-five runners qualified for the division.

 Pl Name                   Age Hometown               10K=
 1  Ruckert, Tom**          60 Grantsville, MD       38:55
 2  Becker, Bob*            61 White Hall, MD        39:09
 3  Slonaker, Mick**        63 Columbia, MD          39:16
 4  Rossiter, Spider**      61 Washington, DC        40:16
 5  Morgan, Timothy*****    62 Damascus, MD          40:41
 6  Burns, Bob***           60 Columbia, MD          41:31
 7  Wentworth, Bruce***     61 Finksburg, MD         41:33
 8  Adams, Richard**        62 Herndon, VA           41:38
 9  Morgan, Richard         61 Silver Spring, MD     41:41
 10 Abrahamson, Dale**      63 Yorktown, VA          42:11
 11 Brunk, David***         62 Richmond, VA          42:29
 12 Spicer, Frank***        61 Clifton, VA           42:21
 13 Gross, Frank**          60 Poquoson, VA          42:36
 14 Arey, Chris***          62 Stafford, VA          42:59
 15 Bly, John**             61 Owings, MD            43:00
 16 Coley, Larry**          64 Chesapeake, VA        43:00
 17 Clemmons, Glenn*        60 Henrico, VA           43:38
 18 Bousel, Paul**          60 Alexandria, VA        43:50
 19 Sakry, Steve**          60 Stafford, VA          43:48
 20 Trueheart, Wilson*****  64 Baltimore, MD         44:03
 21 Wolfson, Marc*          63 Olney, MD             44:00
 22 Adkins, Gary*           62 Salem, VA             44:06
 23 Jenkins, Bill*          60 Mount Airy, MD        44:17
 24 Wind, Jay*              63 Arlington, VA         44:30
 25 Thienel, Stephen        60 Columbia, MD          44:29
 26 Grayson, Harrison*      61 Upper Marlboro, MD    44:36
 27 Feinstein, Richard*     60 Chevy Chase, MD       44:49
 28 Grufferman, Steven*     60 Ellicott City, MD     44:59
 29 Day, Joseph**           62 Yorktown, VA          45:03
 30 Archibald, Jim          64 Cockeysville, MD      45:03
 31 Vaughan, Allen***       62 Stafford, VA          45:43
 32 Umbarger, Ken           61 Gaithersburg, MD      45:51
 33 Allen, Walter*          64 Lynchburg, VA         45:47
 34 Carrigan, George**      64 Williamsburg, VA      45:54
 35 Rogers, Ron*****        61 Riner, VA             45:59
 36 O'Keefe, Tim*           60 Middletown, MD        46:08
 37 Dicarlo, John***        63 Virginia Beach, VA    46:19
 38 Brown, Wilfred          60 Baltimore, MD         46:25
 39 Johnson, Robert*        60 Charlottesville, VA   46:54
 40 Lewis, Willie*          61 Woodbridge, VA        46:53
 41 Kelley, Stephen*        61 Annandale, VA         47:11
 42 Treadway, Wayne**       62 Rocky Mount, VA       47:07
 43 Tiplady, Rod*           64 Baltimore, MD         47:32
 44 Verdirame, Joseph       63 Suffolk, VA           47:27
 45 Attavian, Bruce*        63 Hagerstown, MD        47:46
 46 Teng, Bill**            60 Burtonsville, MD      47:48
 47 Azebu, Stanley**        62 Annapolis, MD         47:53
 48 Hart, Bill              64 Virginia Beach, VA    48:05
 49 Hess, Jim*              64 Bristol, VA           48:01
 50 Astrop, Rob****         61 Richmond, VA          48:13
 51 Galloway, Oma*          60 Danville, VA          48:15
 52 Brooks, Maxwell         60 Glen Burnie, MD       48:17
 53 Sharpe, Stephen*        61 Ellicott City, MD     48:38
 54 Nettl, Stephen*         60 Reston, VA            48:36
 55 Grasty, Clarke*         60 Roanoke, VA           48:51

65-69 Men


Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M 1:09:48, 10K = 42:00

Last spring’s champion Jim Noone started the season off credibly, running the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in 1:36:39. That put him past fourth place Ronnie Wong, of ten marathons, who had finished the Kelly's Shamrock 5K the week before in 21:27. In May third place Michael Wesbecher would begin with a faster 5K and then take his spot with the St. Michael's Run Festival Half Marathon in 1:35:59.

Second place Jason Page has always been known for his 5K speed. He started out racing the Trooper Manion Memorial 5K in 20:45. To take the title you need to top the champ. They both meet at the PVTC Easter Classic 5K the next week and Noone prevailed 20:40 to 20:50. It was Noone’s fourth best race. The following week he topped Wong at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M 1:09:48 to 1:13:23 to cement his placement.

At the George Washington Parkway Classic 10 Mile fifth place Michael Kush best Sixth place Bob Chase 1:14:30 to 1:47:47. In early April Ben Dyer ran the Daffodil 5K in 21:39 for his last race in the division.

 Pl Name                   Age Hometown               10K=
 1  Noone, Jim*7            68 Fairfax, VA           42:00
 2  Page, Jason**           68 Hamilton, VA          43:17
 3  Wesbecher, Michael***   65 Oakton, VA            43:33
 4  Wong, Ronnie*****       66 Catonsville, MD       44:09
 5  Kush, Michael*          68 Burke, VA             44:50
 6  Chase, Bob***           67 Falls Church, VA      45:06
 7  Dyer, Ben**             69 Hayes, VA             45:10
 8  Christol, Jim**         65 Yorktown, VA          45:24
 9  Hensel, Donald***       68 Gaithersburg, MD      45:40
 10 Moore, L.C.***          69 Keeling, VA           45:54
 11 Janowitz, Henry***      66 Midlothian, VA        47:23
 12 Fleming, Mike*6         67 Columbia, MD          47:38
 13 Inanloo, Parviz**       68 Springfield, VA       48:07
 14 Edington, Ronald*       65 Fredericksburg, VA    48:03
 15 Sharer, William****     66 Williamsburg, VA      48:20
 16 Gregory, Art**          69 Ijamsville, MD        48:49
 17 Raley, George***        66 Rising Sun, MD        48:49
 18 Rhatigan, James**       65 Alexandria, VA        48:49
 19 Chaconas, Greg          68 Washington, DC        49:16
 20 Archbald, Franklyn*     65 Columbia, MD          49:44
 21 Anderson, Roger         68 Williamsburg, VA      49:51
 22 Baxter, John            66 Fairfax, VA           50:01
 23 Paterek, Edward*        65 Midlothian, VA        50:07
 24 Schauer, Francis*       68 Alexandria, VA        50:28
 25 Ingram, Harold*         69 Henry, VA             51:05
 26 Wilt, John              68 Danville, VA          51:53
 27 Rheinheimer, Kurt*      67 Roanoke, VA           51:54

70-74 Men


MANNAthon 5K 23:00, 10K = 47:59
Run the Crater 5K 23:00, 10K = 47:59

Jim Bullock races the low key runs in Westminster often holding conversations while he glides past runners decades younger. The first weekend he ran the track 5K at McDaniel College in 23:02 and it almost held up for the title. First Ben Dyer had to wait until May 18th to age up and race the Run the Crater 5K in 23:00 but only had time for the one race. Bobby Spencer had already aged up and raced the DSAR 5K in 23:22 the first week in May. Waiting till the penultimate day of the season he edges Bullock, racing the MANNAthon 5K in 23:00.

Harold Ingram ran a half marathon in mid April and a week later joined the crowd with an excellent Chug for the Jug 5K in 23:04. What would he run if he had rested first? Former champion Lou Shapiro is getting back to his winning ways on route to another title in the only way he knows. He had ten age group wins getting faster each time. His best race was the Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K in 48:45. Malcolm O’Hagan takes fifth place racing the two big ten milers, both sub 1:23:00.

 Pl Name                   Age Hometown               10K=
 1  Spencer, Bobby***       70 Daleville, VA         47:59
 2  Bullock, Jim**          70 Eldersburg, MD        48:03
 3  Ingram, Harold**        70 Henry, VA             48:07
 4  Shapiro, Lou*10         71 Silver Spring, MD     48:45
 5  Ellis, Horace**         71 Huddleston, VA        49:28
 6  O'Hagan, Malcolm**      73 Chevy Chase, MD       49:35
 7  Churchman, John*        70 Arlington, VA         50:34
 8  Wright, Robert***       72 Hampton, VA           50:43
 9  Gates, Jimmy**          71 Farmville, VA         51:09
 10 Morris, Doug****        74 Delaplane, VA         51:00
 11 Neumann, Stan****       74 Timonium, MD          51:38

75-79 Men


Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K 49:50

Last year’s champion Skip Grant struggled a bit racing the St. Patrick's Day 8K in 41:23 behind division champion Chan Robbins (40:43). Robbins actually got worse in his next two March events while Grant never came back. Robbins started to get underway at the end of the month racing the Easter Classic 5K just two seconds slower than new comer John Clarke’s Tiger Trot 5K at 24:36.

Robbins would best fourth place Alan Rider (1:37:08) and fifth place Ken Quincy (1:38:25) at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M in 1:25:34. Still it was not until late April that he wrestled away the crown from Clarke by winning the Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K in 49:50. Clarke later added a fine 1:54:01 at the Frederick Half Marathon to prove his threat. Maynard Weyers slips into third with a slew of 5Ks, led by his Run for Haiti 5K ahead of Quincy 25:43 to 28:34.

 Pl Name                   Age Hometown               10K=
 1  Robbins, Chan*7         75 Arlington, VA         49:50
 2  Clarke, John***         75 Woodsboro, MD         51:19
 3  Weyers, Maynard****     76 Alexandria, VA        53:39
 4  Rider, Alan             77 Reston, VA            56:04
 5  Quincy, Ken**           76 Vienna, VA            58:18
 6  Catoe, Chris            78 Virginia Beach, VA    58:38
 7  Gluck, John*            75 Alexandria, VA        58:43
 8  Essery, John*           76 Williamsburg, VA      1:00:40
 9  Leonard, Michael*       75 Silver Spring, MD     1:01:44
 10 Gurtler, Robert*13      78 The Plains, VA        1:02:22
 11 McCarthy, Terry**       78 Leesburg, VA          1:03:06
 12 Lewton, Val*            75 Washington, DC        1:13:28
 13 Masser, Lee**           77 Lynchburg, VA         1:13:21
 14 Morgan, Dan*            75 Chevy Chase, MD       1:13:36
 15 Conn, Harry*            75 Powhatan, VA          1:16:15
 16 Hufford, Jim***         79 Reston, VA            1:16:54
 17 Noble, John             76 Arlington, VA         1:18:16
 18 Smith, Robert           79 Comus, MD             1:26:21
 19 Lyons, Jim**            79 Onley, VA             1:28:50

80 & Older Men


Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K 56:44

Racing in the eighties means slowing every year. The top three still race a lot but often they miss one of the big three races. The first race, the St. Patrick's Day 8K had Jack McMahon again behind George Yannakakis but at 46:30 to 47:34, McMahon was making a big statement. Yannakakis had slowed two minutes and he had sped up two minutes. Yannakakis dove in for number two, Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M. It had won him the division last year and even though he was six minutes slower that time would hold up for two more weeks.

Larry Dickerson got edged by McMahon at the Easter Classic 5K but both their times were a shadow of last year’s best race. Dickerson would wave on all three races, choosing Alexandria to race on the third Sunday in April. He cruised home at the George Washington Parkway Classic 5K in 29:28 to take third in the division. At the final event that morning in Rockville, McMahon would measure out his competition. Yannakakis would race a very credible 58:14 to nearly match his 10 miler. McMahon would pull away to take the crown racing home in 56:44.

 Pl Name                   Age Hometown               10K=
 1  McMahon, Jack****       82 Silver Spring, MD     56:44
 2  Yannakakis, George****  82 Sparks, MD            57:39
 3  Dickerson, Larry*       81 Burke, VA             1:01:28
 4  Kenney, Tom             80 Glen Echo, MD         1:12:15
 5  Xie, Nianxiang*         85 Rockville, MD         1:18:17
 6  Portner, Ferris         84 King George, VA       1:23:10
 7  Atkins, Bob             87 Winchester, VA        1:35:14
 8  Hemphill, Dixon*        88 Fairfax Station, VA   1:38:30
 9  Thacker, Lin*           88 Moseley, VA           1:54:23
 10 Huntington, Robert*     90 Lynchburg, VA         2:12:30
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