Regional Runner Rankings Fall - Men

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James Moreland


Wednesday, December 31, 1969,


Wednesday, December 31, 1969,
Fri 09/29 - Run for Betty Dolphin Dash 5K
Sat 09/30 - Freedom's Run
Sun 10/01 - Autumn Georgetown 5K & Half
Sun 10/01 - Taste of Sposato Wine 5k
Sat 10/07 - Norfolk Beach 5K & 5-Miler
Sun 10/08 - Army Ten-Miler
Sun 10/08 - Lower Potomac River Ten-Mile Run
Sun 10/08 - Three Fox Vineyard 5K

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Open Men


Army 10 Miler 48:04, 10K = 28:55

Chris Kwiakowski started his fall title defense with a relatively modest overall win at the Clarendon Day 10K in 30:08. Ernest Kebenei at that point already had two faster races. Kebenei was ninth at the most competitive 10 miler in the region, the Virginia 10M, in 49:24 ahead of third place Nahom Mesfin (50:22). He also defeated Mesfin (1:05:02) and fourth place Getachew Asfew (1:05:57) with his second overall 1:04:54.

Then Kwiatkowski returned to Army for an age group win in 48:17, nearly a minute faster than last year’s title maker and well ahead of ninth place Lucas Meyer (50:28) to retain his crown. Mesfin added a third overall at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge HM in 1:05:16 ahead of Asfew (1:07:25), seventh place Girma Bedada (1:07:11), eighth place Gurmessa Megerssa (1:09:02), and tenth place Birhanu Tadesse (1:09:25).

Fifth place Josef Tessema won the only non major race in the top 26 race times, albeit the fastest 5K of the period at the Monster Mash in 14:24. Sixth place went to Run for the Parks 10K victor, Michael Franklin (30:17). That helped sort out others as Megerssa snuck by Meyer 30:23 to 30:26. Bedada confirms his spot winning the Marine Corps Marathon in 2:21:32. Tadesse had a near Perfect 10 Mile finishing second overall in 50:18 but was less productive at Army losing to eighth place Lucas Meyer 50:28 to 51:48.

Sixty-three runners made the Open Division with 7 coming from other divisions.

 PL  Name                  Age  Hometown                 10K=
  1  Kwiatkowski, Chris*    24  Washington, DC          29:03
  2  Kebenei, Ernest        28  Norfolk, VA             29:27
  3  Mesfin, Nahom**        24  Alexandria, VA          29:30
  4  Asfaw, Getachew        24  Silver Spring, MD       29:55
  5  Tessema, Josef*        24  Springfield, VA         30:02
  6  Franklin, Michael**    22  Washington, DC          30:17
  7  Bedada, Girma**        33  Washington, DC          30:22
  8  Meyer, Lucas           30  Washington, DC          30:22
  9  Tadesse, Birhanu       28  Silver Spring, MD       30:18
 10  Megerssa, Gurmessa     34  Washington, DC          30:23
 11  Deksisa, Alemayehu*    34  Washington, DC          30:30
 12  Fernandez, Patrick*    26  Alexandria, VA          30:39
 13  Barresi, Matt          30  Falls Church, VA        30:36
 14  Allen, Mark            23  Washington, DC          30:42
 15  Thistle, Paul          26  Washington, DC          30:41
 16  Mills, Christopher     23  Falls Church, VA        30:46
 17  McNab, Kevin*          27  Washington, DC          30:53
 18  Luff, Samuel           26  Washington, DC          31:01
 19  O'Connor, Kieran*      26  Arlington, VA           31:08
 20  Balmer, Paul           23  Washington, DC          31:17
 21  Foster, Ryan**         31  Virginia Beach, VA      31:24
 22  Roche, David*          25  Millington, MD          31:62
 23  Geletu, Seife          31  Washington, DC          31:26
 24  Livingston, Bryce      26  Williamsburg, VA        31:28
 25  Wardian, Michael**     39  Arlington, VA           31:34
 26  Adam, Thomas           27  Charlottesville, VA     31:30
 27  Gebreluil, Tekele*     29  Washington, DC          31:37
 28  Pruitt, Chris          31  Arlington, VA           31:36
 29  Mariano, Gregory       28  Alexandria, VA          31:39
 30  Bitew, Charlie*        25  Washington, DC          31:49
 31  Burnham, David         29  Arlington, VA           31:47
 32  Jantzen, Gregory**     21  Charlottesville, VA     31:47
 33  Komen, Wilson*         35  Washington, DC          31:48
 34  Pugsley, Ray           44  Potomac Falls VA        31:55
 35  Hassett, Matt          23  Washington, DC          31:49
 36  Reynolds, Robert*      23  Mechanicsville, VA      31:51
 37  Barrett, Sean          28  Arlington, VA           31:49
 38  Roberts, J.R.          26  Alexandria, VA          31:51
 39  Wertz, David*          37  Arlington, VA           32:02
 40  Brigham, Nathan        30  Baltimore, MD           32:02
 41  Berdan, Dave**         32  Owings Mills, MD        32:10
 42  Southerland, Tripp*    28  Washington, DC          32:10
 43  Ban, Charlie**         25  Washington, DC          32:10
 44  Mareuil, Romain        32  Washington, DC          32:10
 45  Dybas, Piotr           26  Richmond, VA            32:19
 46  Schroeder, John        26  Washington, DC          32:22
 47  Matiskella, Keith*     41  Alexandria, VA          32:29
 48  Meeker, Dustin         32  Baltimore, MD           32:32
 49  Hartman, Jason         24  Manassas, VA            32:39
 50  Chandler, Mathew       25  Falls Church, VA        32:45
 51  Crouzier, Nicholas     28  Gaithersburg. MD        32:51
 52  Hurt, Charlie          30  Richmond, VA            32:55
 53  Carroll, Ryan****      31  Portsmouth, VA          33:02
 54  Vial, John             25  Richmond, VA            33:04
 55  Rolly, Philippe        41  McLean, VA              33:09
 56  O'Hara, David          37  Alexandria, VA          33:09
 57  Allen, Scott           26  Washington, DC          33:11
 58  Klim, Jake*            33  N. Bethesda, MD         33:20
 59  Turner, Philip*        29  Linthicum, MD           33:20
 60  Whitlow, Dustin        27  Arlington, VA           33:35
 61  Peggs, Kevin           27  Richmond, VA            33:35
 62  Flemming, Victor*      34  Smithfield, VA          34:00
 63  Martin, Marshall       28  Arlington, VA           34:06

19 & Younger Men


Galax Autumn Days 5K 15:08, 10K = 31:34

Third place Austin Hutchinson began the first week with an overall win in16:55 at the Danville River City 5K. The next weekend fourth Marshall Demaree ran 16:54 at the Wing and a Prayer 5K for his overall win. That same morning Ben Aris won it all at the HSCC'S Pet Day 5K in 16:58. Runner-up Thomas Selishev held off for his overall win in 17:10 until the end of the month.

Hutchison added the Chatham Sartomer 5K in 17:37 for second overall for place confirmation Demaree had a much slower second race at the Police Pace 5K in 18:46. Selishev had a slew of races with five age group wins and the final week of the period boasted a 34:43 at the Veterans Day 10K. If he had run 34:04 like last year the division would have belonged to him. Aris takes the crown winning the Jug Bay 5K the week before in 16:32.

 Pl  Name                  Age  Hometown                 10K=
  1  Aris, Ben**            12  Port Republic, MD       34:29
  2  Selishev, Thomas*****  17  Silver Spring, MD       34:43
  3  Hutchinson, Austin**   19  Danville, VA            35:17
  4  Demaree, Marshall*     17  Marriottsville, MD      35:15
  5  O'Hara, Jimmy*         17  Fairfax Station, VA     37:06
  6  Vesely, Chris**        19  Baltimore, MD           37:14
  7  Schnorbus, Jack***     17  Haymarket, VA           37:31
  8  Cornelius, Sawyer**    16  Chestertown, MD         38:06
  9  Walker, Owen**         14  Reston, VA              38:02
 10  Siggins, Conner*       15  Fairfax Station, VA     38:06
 11  Blank, Richard*        16  Woodbridge, VA          38:29
 12  Furlow, William**      18  Manassas, VA            38:33
 13  McMahon, Mason**       18  Fredericksburg, VA      38:46
 14  Wilson, Tyler*         14  Silver Spring, MD       39:31

35-39 Men


Marine Corps Marathon 2:27:06, 10K = 31:34

With Karsten Brown taking much of the season off with a bout of Lyme disease the division shrunk to single digits. Wilson Komen got things underway defeating Michael Wardian at the Parks Half Marathon 1:10:06 to 1:12:10. Komen added a pedestrian overall win at the National Capital Hydrocephalus 5K in 16:26 and Wardian supplied the same at the Lower Potomac River 10 Mile in 56:26.

From there, Wardian warmed up with an overall win Freedoms Run Marathon in 2:33:11. Then he capped October at the Marine Corps Marathon in 2:27:06. He ended the period at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge HM in 1:10:19 beating third place David Wertz (1:16:24) to take the title. David O’Hara beat two other qualifiers at the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon in 1:13:59. That same morning Wertz ran the 5 mile in 26:24. Then Wertz ousted O’Hara at Army 53:15 to 55:06.

 Pl  Name                  Age  Hometown                 10K=
  1  Wardian, Michael****   39  Arlington, VA           31:34
  2  Komen, Wilson*         35  Washington, DC          31:48
  3  Wertz, David***        38  Arlington, VA           32:02
  4  O'Hara, David*         37  Alexandria, VA          33:09
  5  Dowdy, Jason**         37  Henrico, VA             34:21
  6  Young, Brian*          35  Washington, DC          35:13
  7  Poluikis, Christopher  35  Big Island, VA          35:26
  8  Stratford, Bruce       39  Alexandria, VA          35:43
  9  Koeppen, Bob           37  Alexandria, VA          36:17

40-44 Men


Army 10 Miler 53:03, 10K = 31:55

Winning at Army is nearly always the road to the title. Fifth place Noah Zaring ran slightly slower at 56:24. Keith Matiskella had the fastest 5K at the Anthem Great Pumpkin in 15:53 and improved greatly at Army in 53:59 to get the runner-up spot. Ray Pugsley had the third fastest 5K at the Dulles Day 5K on the Runway in 16:19, just behind fourth place Tim Morris who ran the Amazing Raise 5K in 16:17. Then Pugsley answered any doubters with a swift 53:03 for the title at Army.

Third place Philippe Rolly had an excellent 33:09 at the Clarendon Day 10K and beat Noah Zaring at the Run for the Parks 10K 347:00 to 34:29. Morris cemented his spot with an overall win at the High Bridge HM in 1:15:59. Sixth place Chris Bennett was second overall at the Heritage Half Marathon in 1:15:45.

Twenty-eight runners made the division.

 Pl  Name                  Age  Hometown                 10K=
  1  Pugsley, Ray**         44  Potomac Falls, VA       31:55
  2  Matiskella, Keith****  41  Alexandria, VA          32:29
  3  Rolly, Philippe**      41  McLean, VA              33:09
  4  Zaring, Noah*          42  Washington, DC          33:56
  5  Morris, Tim**          40  Richmond, VA            33:58
  6  Bennett, Chris**       41  Woodbridge, VA          34:22
  7  Harrington, Jeff**     43  Lynchburg, VA           35:10
  8  Billings, Dennis***    44  Woodbridge, VA          35:05
  9  Colaiacovo, Michael**  44  Chesapeake, VA          35:10
 10  Jarrin, Robert*        43  Washington, DC          35:53
 11  Yates, Kevin**         42  Olney, MD               35:45
 12  Hicks, Thomas**        42  Virginia Beach, VA      35:46
 13  Warner, Mark           44  Crozier, VA             36:04
 14  Montgomery, Mike       44  Arlington, VA           36:06
 15  Coon, Scott*           44  Abingdon, MD            36:05
 16  Chasse, Craig*6        44  Reston, VA              36:14
 17  Ferguson, Matt*        40  Washington, DC          36:19
 18  Szabos, Brian          40  South Riding, VA        36:24
 19  Kent, David*           41  Arlington, VA           36:43
 20  Storper, David         40  Bethesda, MD            36:50
 21  Wilkins, Jon*          43  Chevy Chase, MD         37:08
 22  Pettibone, Daniel*     40  Ashburn, VA             37:08
 23  Sheppard, Lemarque*    42  Arlington, VA           37:35
 24  Wilson, Reynolds       41  Arlington, VA           37:38
 25  Medley, Remus          43  Baltimore, MD           37:58
 26  Yinger, Tom**          43  Westminster, MD         37:58
 27  Shadrick, Brian**      40  Ellicott City, MD       37:58
 28  Cahill, Dave*          42  Arlington, VA           37:59

45-49 Men


Army 10 Mile 56:50, 10K = 34:12

This was a very tight race. Alexander Hetherington rebounded after a Parks HM in 1:17:41 that pushed him to the front ahead of third place Daniel List who had run the High Bridge HM the day before in 1:18:35 to beat John Zimmerman at the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon 1:15:39 to 1:15:55. Two weeks later while gearing up for a Marine Corps Marathon win in 2:41:52, Hetherington won the Perfect 10M in 58:16. The week before the marathon, Zimmerman boasted the best race at the Army 10 Miler in 56:50 but not quite enough to overcome the head-to-head loss.

Fourth place Rob Hovermale won at the TRC 5K in 17:04. Fifth place Stephen Eid beat everyone at the Spartan Spooktacular 5K in 17:11 with Eric Whitaker not far behind at the Monster Mash 5K in 17:30

The division shrank by a third to thirty-two qualifiers.

 Pl  Name                  Age  Hometown                 10K=
  1  Hetherington, Alex     46  Vienna, VA              34:19
  2  Zimmerman, John        47  McLean, VA              34:12
  3  List, Daniel**         48  Powhatan, VA            35:39
  4  Hovermale, Rob**       49  Smithburg, VA           35:36
  5  Eid, Stephen**         46  Ashburn, VA             35:51
  6  Whitaker, Eric***      45  Oakton, VA              36:30
  7  Chattin, Chris**       49  Columbia, MD            36:46
  8  Munsey, Colin**        48  Pearisburg, VA          36:47
  9  Rapp, Perry*           49  Lexington Park, MD      36:44
 10  Bloor, Doug*           47  Charlottesville, VA     36:50
 11  Kinnunen, Joel*        47  Oxon Hill, MD           37:01
 12  Crago, Stephen         45  Vienna, VA              37:16
 13  Parker, Tim*           48  Baltimore, MD           37:20
 14  Mersiowsky, Scott***   47  Fredericksburg, VA      37:33
 15  De Barros, Antonio**   49  Fort Washington, MD     37:39
 16  Phipps, David          49  Severna Park, MD        37:52
 17  Peterson, Steven       47  Fairfax Station, VA     37:46
 18  Fox, R.J.***           48  Hyattsville, MD         38:04
 19  Sanchez-Ruano, Miguel  46  Woodbridge, VA          38:00
 20  Palos, Chris           45  Ashburn, VA             38:08
 21  Puskorius, Saulius     46  Vienna, VA              38:08
 22  Clements, Ian**        49  Alexandria, VA          38:18
 23  Feinberg, Michael**    49  Bel Air, MD             38:21
 24  Frost, Howard          48  Falls Church, VA        38:27
 25  Williamson, Duane**    49  Warrenton, VA           38:35
 26  Blackstone, Joseph     45  Bristow, VA             38:34
 27  Daley, Jad*            45  Alexandria, VA          38:36
 28  Lang, Philip*          46  Columbia, MD            38:41
 29  Jones, Darren***       46  Chesapeake, VA          38:55
 30  Rands, Richard         46  Washington, DC          39:04
 31  Springer, Kenneth*     47  Alexandria, VA          39:04
 32  Fernandes, Conrad      46  Silver Spring, MD       39:02

50-54 Men


Army Ten Miler 59:07, 10K = 35:34

Mark Neff won a close one at the Army Ten Miler 59:07 to 59:17 to vanquish Christopher Rotunno for the title. Rotunno lost to third place David Haaga at the Veterans Day 10K 36:13 to 37:00 but his Army was still enough to earn the runner-up spot. The same is true for Neff as he had a sub par Parks HM in 1:23:20 while Haaga won in 1:20:38. Neff added a nifty Candy Cane City 3M in 16:58.

Fourth place goes to Hernan Garbini with two impressive 10Ks, Pepsi in 36:39 and Fall Foliage in 36:23. A week after that race fifth place Jean Christophe Arcaz would defeat eighth place Paul Jacobson at the CBTF Superheroes 5K 17:23 to 17:46. Sixth place Doug Kuderna won at the HCS Metric Marathon in 1:41:24. John Adams was seventh, running the All American Beach Ford 5K in 17:35.

Forty-four runners qualified for the division.

 Pl  Name                  Age  Hometown                 10K=
  1  Neff, Mark***          51  Derwood, MD             35:34
  2  Rotunno, Christopher   50  Washington, DC          35:40
  3  Haaga, David***        52  Rockville, MD           36:13
  4  Garbini, Hernan***     51  Waynesboro, VA          36:23
  5  Arcaz, Jean Christoph  52  Rockville, MD           36:16
  6  Kuderna, Doug***       52  Odenton, MD             36:29
  7  Adams, John***         50  Norfolk, VA             36:41
  8  Jacobson, Paul**       50  Rockville, MD           37:04
  9  Northup, Chris**       50  Winchester, VA          37:00
 10  Poulos, Ted*16         51  McLean, VA              37:16
 11  Berardi, Dave**        53  Baltimore, MD           37:15
 12  Vasquez, Juan          51  Hyattsville, MD         37:24
 13  Morris, Glen**         52  Carrollton, MD          37:58
 14  Baremore, Joseph*      50  Silver Spring, MD       38:19
 15  Page, H.T.*            53  Wirtz, VA               38:36
 16  Duyn, Jeff             53  Garret Park, MD         38:37
 17  Frayne, Steve*****     54  Baltimore, MD           38:31
 18  Daugherty, Brian***    53  Edgewater, MD           38:46
 19  Leding, Jon**          51  Virginia Beach, VA      38:46
 20  Burke, Tom*            54  California, MD          38:44
 21  Calos, Stefan*         51  Richmond, VA            38:44
 22  Party, Layne*          53  Towson, MD              38:50
 23  Pearlman, Billy**      54  Roanoke, VA             38:54
 24  Obando, Jose**         51  Herndon, VA             38:58
 25  Anderson, James**      53  Annapolis, MD           39:12
 26  Boyle, Kevin*          50  Alexandria, VA          39:08
 27  Drosky, Mark           53  Alexandria, VA          39:17
 28  Christy, Duane**       50  Havre de Grace, MD      39:21
 29  Mace, Matthew*         53  Arnold, MD              39:26
 30  Hartwell, Samuel*      54  Alexandria, VA          39:36
 31  Desantis, Steven*      52  California, MD          39:39
 32  Williamson, Duane***   50  Warrenton, VA           39:34
 33  Shields, David**       50  Vienna, VA              39:43
 34  Munez, Angel           51  Washington, DC          39:42
 35  Ortiz, Vincent**       52  Chesapeake, VA          40:00
 36  Phillips, David**      51  Arlington, VA           39:57
 37  Morrison, Jack*        54  Fredericksburg, VA      40:01
 38  Alberg, Ken**          52  Suffolk, VA             40:16
 39  Smith, Matthew*        50  Arlington, VA           40:20
 40  Sandy, Paul            54  Lorton, VA              40:41
 41  Silva, Ramon**         51  Newport News, VA        40:37
 42  Wu, Sam**              50  Virginia Beach, VA      40:43
 43  Chalke, Steve**        54  Remington, VA           41:16
 44  Krall, Lon*            51  Arlington, VA           41:30

55-59 Men


Executive Stampede 5K 17:58, 10K = 37:29 Baltimore Half Marathon 1:22:37, 10K = 37:29

Maurice Pointer easily wins the division with nine of the top 16 times. His fourth fastest race, the Race for our Kids 10K in 38:06, matches runner-up Henry Gleisburg who was third overall at the Yorktown Battlefield 10 Miler in 1:03:20. Fourth place Andrew Cutler won top master there in 1:04:53.

Pointer already had the fastest ten miler at Army in 1:02:45, well ahead of fifth place Mark Fiegner (1:05:05), sixth place Sam Hartwell (1:05:10), and seventh place John Chall (105:32). Chall closed on these two, winning at the Veterans Day 10K in 39:15. Meanwhile, the only battle for Pointer was with himself as for the first time a runner wins the title twice with the two best times tied. He ran the Executive Stampede 5K in 17:58 in September and the Baltimore Half Marathon in 1:22:37 a month later. Third place Dennis Coleman had a solid third overall at the Chestertown River Challenge Half Marathon but takes his spot with a second overall at the Aberdeen 5K in 18:39.

Twenty-seven runners made the division.

 Pl  Name                  Age  Hometown                 10K=
  1  Pointer, Maurice*8     58  Baltimore, MD           37:29
  2  Gleisburg, Henry**     57  Yorktown, VA            38:06
  3  Coleman, Dennis**      55  Montgomery Village, MD  38:54
  4  Cutler, Andrew***      56  Yorktown, VA            39:02
  5  Fiegner, Mark*         59  Arlington, VA           39:10
  6  Chall, John*****       56  Crownsville, MD         39:15
  7  Hartwell, Samuel       55  Alexandria, VA          39:13
  8  Bacon, John*           57  Arlington, VA           40:39
  9  Smith, Mark*           56  Catonsville, MD         40:37
 10  Eckert, Paul***        55  Lutherville, MD         40:59
 11  Benoit, Thomas**       56  Big Stone Gap, MD       41:08
 12  Mendelson, Dan*        56  Washington, DC          41:26
 13  Oxman, Jeff            56  Rockville, MD           41:34
 14  Thornton, Jim**        59  Seaford, VA             41:41
 15  Jewell, Chuck          56  Columbia, MD            41:44
 16  Ferrens, Larry**       59  Barton, MD              41:40
 17  Weaver, Ron**          55  Virginia Beach, VA      41:59
 18  Serra, Paul*           57  Lusby, MD               42:04
 19  Rollins, Clyde*        58  Herndon, VA             42:10
 20  Jones, Tom*            56  Ashburn, VA             42:28
 21  Koehler, Roger**       59  Lexington, VA           42:34
 22  Wigfield, Mark*        59  Arlington, VA           42:36
 23  Riemenschneider, Neal  59  Winchester, VA          42:48
 24  Hamilton, William*     55  Fredericksburg, VA      42:44
 25  Lovegrove, David**     57  Fredericksburg, VA      43:07
 26  Arnade, Tim*           56  Arlington, VA           43:11
 27  Gitney, Pete**         57  Chesapeake City, MD     43:15

60-64 Men


Great Allegany 15K 58:28, 10K = 37:53

Alan Pemberton decided to what the fuss was about at the Great Allegany 15K. Tom Ruckert won there last year for the umpteenth time but was absent this season. Pemberton time was only a couple seconds faster at 58:28 for easily the fastest race of the season. That probably gave him the crown regardless but a near photo finish at Army with Mick Slonaker 1:05:13 to 1:05:16 made it easy. Slonaker had lost to Pemberton at the Parks HM in September 1:27:58 to 1:30:52 but he was not about to give up. His Veterans Day 10K in 39:20 was the fourth fastest race of the period.

While Bob Becker was peppering the division with 5K victories, including the Anthem Great Pumpkin 5K in 19:03, Pemberton was taking down sixth place Tom Dekornfeld at the Marine Corps Marathon 3:03:33 to 3:16:08. Former champ Spider Rossiter gets a lean, winning the Kensington 8K in 32:55 ahead of fifth place Joel Leff who won at the Monster Dash 5K in 19:59.

Forty-five runners made the division.

 
 Pl  Name                  Age  Hometown                 10K=
  1  Pemberton, Alan****    60  Silver Spring, MD       37:53
  2  Slonaker, Mick*        64  Columbia, MD            39:16
  3  Becker, Bob*****       62  White Hall, MD          39:44
  4  Rossiter, Spider**     62  Washington, DC          41:45
  5  Leff, Joel***          63  Havre de Grace, MD      41:41
  6  Dekornfeld, Tom        60  Annapolis, MD           42:05
  7  Senior, Malcolm*       62  New Market, MD          42:25
  8  Platt, Rick*****       63  Williamsburg, VA        42:40
  9  Goldberg, Lew          63  Fairfax, VA             42:46
 10  Webster, David***      60  Stevensville, MD        42:44
 11  Gross, Jeff**          61  Poquoson, VA            42:50
 12  Morgan, Richard***     61  Silver Spring, MD       42:58
 13  Feinstein, Richard***  61  Chevy Chase, MD         43:23
 14  Bousel, Paul****       60  Alexandria, VA          43:27
 15  Trueheart, Wilson****  64  Baltimore, MD           43:46
 16  Rogers, Ron***         61  Riner, VA               43:50
 17  Morgan, Timothy***     63  Damascus, MD            43:57
 18  Adams, Richard*        62  Herndon, VA             44:09
 19  Vaughan, Allen***      63  Stafford, VA            44:28
 20  Dempsey, Mark***       60  Charlottesville, VA     44:34
 21  Benjamin, Ted*         64  Oakton, VA              44:45
 22  Klenk, Glenn*          60  Arlington, VA           44:54
 23  Wind, Jay*****         63  Arlington, VA           44:57
 24  Eddy, Dan**            62  Alexandria, VA          44:59
 25  Wyatt, Donnie*         60  Hampton, VA             45:22
 26  Wolfson, Marc**        64  Olney, MD               45:21
 27  Astrop, Rob***         61  Richmond, VA            45:20
 28  Day, Joseph            63  Yorktown, VA            45:38
 29  Cook, Robert*          61  Baltimore, MD           45:39
 30  Lopez, Felix*          60  Lynchburg, VA           45:45
 31  Harrison, David        62  Virginia Beach, VA      46:06
 32  O'Keefe, Tim*          60  Middletown, MD          46:12
 33  Carlton, Brian         60  Lynchburg, VA           46:19
 34  Hess, Jim*             64  Abingdon, VA            46:21
 35  Spicer, Frank**        61  Clifton, VA             46:29
 36  Taylor, Robert         63  Alexandria, VA          46:35
 37  Visotsky, Tom*         61  Midlothian, VA          46:40
 38  Verdirame, Joseph**    64  Suffolk, VA             47:10
 39  Weeks, Tom*            61  Virginia Beach, VA      47:09
 40  Budd, Jim*             64  Roseland, VA            47:15
 41  Micale, Carlo**        64  Hedgesville, WV         47:17
 42  Gary, Patrick*         62  Manchester, MD          47:24
 43  Dicarlo, John          64  Virginia Beach, VA      47:55
 44  Rantanen, Robert**     61  Virginia Beach, VA      48:04
 45  Moreland, James        61  Gaithersburg, MD        48:54

65-69 Men


KidsPeace Trick or Treat 5K 20:25, 10K = 42:35

Jim Noone is aching to turn seventy and take over that division. And he did all the normal things to win this division this time as well. He started with a nice Beat the Deadline 5K in 21:09 that would put him past fourth place George Carrigan who ran the Crapolfest 5K in 21:28. Then he added the Navy 5M in 34:23 and that too was ahead of third place L.C. Moore who ran the Danville River City 15K in 1:08:23.

Then Joe Flynn appeared on the scene at the Baltimore United Way 5K in 20:59 and he was right on Noone’s heels. Was that a fluke? Often we get unknown runners at big races and figure maybe the age was wrong. Not this time. Flynn returned in November at the KidsPeace Trick or Treat 5K and won the division in 20:25. Noone closed a day later at the Run for the Parks 10K in 43:02 but it was not enough.

The marathon machine, Ronnie Wong, takes fifth place at the Run to Remember 5K in 21:46. He was followed closely by Michael Kush he ended the period with a fine Woodrow Wilson Bridge HM in 1:41:19

  Pl  Name                  Age  Hometown                 10K=
  1  Flynn, Joe**           65  Catonsville, MD         42:35
  2  Noone, Jim*6           69  Fairfax, VA             43:02
  3  Moore, L.C.***         66  Keeling, VA             44:19
  4  Carrigan, George**     65  Williamsburg, VA        44:47
  5  Wong, Ronnie*7         67  Baltimore, MD           45:19
  6  Kush, Michael*         68  Ashburn, VA             45:58
  7  Lecates, Edward**      68  York, PA                46:44
  8  Bell, Jim*             68  Charlottesville, VA     47:01
  9  Hensel, Donald**       68  Gaithersburg, MD        47:42
 10  Gregory, Art           69  Ijamsville, MD          47:26
 11  Mitchell, Kenneth***   68  Williamsburg, VA        47:59
 12  Fleming, Mike****      67  Columbia, MD            48:51
 13  Brouwers, Pim**        65  Silver Spring, MD       49:24
 14  Akard, Curtis**        65  Blountville, TN         51:19
 15  Assur, Eric*           66  Fairfax, VA             51:23
 16  Sharer, William*       66  Williamsburg, VA        52:15

70-74 Men


City Point 5K River Run 22:24, 10K = 46:44

Last fall it was national class Richard Stotlar. This year it was newbie Ben Dyer that pulverized the division. Five of his six wins were ahead of every other runner. He cruised at four different distances showing best with a speedy City Point 5K River Run in 22:24. That easily mastered runner-up Harold Ingram’s Blue Ridge Veterans Celebration in 23:36

Dyer won the Lexington-Buena Vista 10K in 47:39, well ahead of third place John Churchman’s Clarendon Day 10K in 50:37, fourth place Malcolm O’Hagan’s Veterans Day 10K in 51:37, and former champion Lou Shapiro’s Rockville 10K 50:51. Shapiro, always prolific, had nine wins. O’Hagan squeezes past him with a fine Army 10 Miler in 1:24:16.

Pl  Name                  Age  Hometown                 10K=
  1  Dyer, Ben*6            70  Hayes, VA               46:44
  2  Ingram, Harold**       70  Henry, VA               49:14
  3  Churchman, John**      70  Arlington, VA           50:37
  4  O'Hagan, Malcolm**     73  Chevy Chase, MD         50:42
  5  Shapiro, Lou*9         72  Silver Spring, MD       50:51
  6  Neumann, Stan*         74  Timonium, MD            51:46
  7  Sollers, Bill****      74  Silver Spring, MD       53:35
  8  Gates, Jimmy           71  Rice, VA                54:25
  9  Cross, Harry**         70  Arlington, VA           55:38

75-79 Men


Bluemont Fair 10K = 49:35

John Elliott entered the fray at the Get Ready Get Set Get Fit 5K in 24:56 but a day earlier Doug Morris had already edged into seond place in the division with an excellent Bluemont Fair 10K in 52:00. Elliott returned the following week to close with the Run for the Refuge 5K in 24:17 and then disappeared.

Morris never quite captured another race like Bleumont but he hammered out a workmanlike four more victories ahead of everyone else. He did prove that it is harder to run fast on a hilly course even when the final 5K is downhill as he ran the guaranteed negative split Greasy Gooney in 53:49.

Third place Maynard Weyers found the 5K to his liking winning three times in the low 26s. Chan Robbins was always good at pacing. Much of the last year was recovering from heart problems with and getting used to a new pacemaker. He takes fourth place with head-to head victories with Ken Quincy at the Perfect 10K 56:22 to 56:44 and at the Goblin Gallop and Hoofing It 5Ks.

Eighteen runners made the division.

 Pl  Name                  Age  Hometown                 10K=
  1  Elliott, John**        75  Columbia, MD            50:39
  2  Morris, Doug*****      75  Delaplane, VA           52:00
  3  Weyers, Maynard****    77  Alexandria, VA          54:54
  4  Robbins, Chan*6        76  Arlington, VA           55:50
  5  Quincy, Ken*           76  Vienna, VA              56:44
  6  Pitts, Warren*         75  Baltimore, MD           58:55
  7  Rider, Alan*           77  Reston, VA              1:00:58
  8  Gurtler, Robert*16     78  The Plains, VA          1:03:48
  9  Leonard, Michael*      75  Silver Spring, MD       1:04:18
 10  Rosenthal, Gilbert*    79  Arnold, MD              1:08:11
 11  Masser, Lee***         77  Edgewater, MD           1:13:24
 12  Conn, Harry**          76  Richmond, VA            1:13:28
 13  Burkhart, Roger*       75  Gaithersburg, MD        1:77:03
 14  Wyne, Leo*             76  Falls Church, VA        1:19:01
 15  Spruill, Bill*         79  Chesapeake, VA          1:19:47
 16  Enzel, Robert*         75  Washington, DC          1:21:55
 17  Greear, Fred**         78  Bristol, VA             1:22:47
 18  Smith, Robert          78  Comus, MD               1:28:40

80 & Older Men


Renie Amoss Road Race 5K 27:17, 10K = 56:55

George Yannakakis again won the division. This time he ran the three fastest 5Ks, led by the Renie Amoss Road Race 5K in 27:17. Amazingly he also added two half marathon to his dominating fall. Jack McMahon who finished his 32nd Bread Run 10K to start the winter won at the Goblin Gallop in 29:31. Fourth place Tom Kenney is from Glen Echo were the Bread Run is raced. Then McMahon trekked down to West Potomac Park to win the Veterans Day 10K in 59:13. A new addition to the division Don Simroth of Charlottesville, VA is third running the Pepsi 10K in 1:07:26.

Pl  Name                  Age  Hometown                 10K=
  1  Yannakakis, George***  81  Sparks, MD              56:55
  2  McMahon, Jack***       82  Silver Spring, MD       59:13
  3  Simroth, Don*          80  Charlottesville, VA     1:07:26
  4  Kenney, Tom            80  Glen Echo, MD           1:14:34
  5  Taylor, Donald*        82  Hedgesville, WV         1:17:46
  6  Rutkowski, Joseph      84  Baltimore, MD           1:25:52
  7  Brown, George          88  Towson, MD              1:38:00
  8  Hemphill, Dixon        88  Fairfax Station, VA     1:41:23
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