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Army 10 Miler 54:56, 10K = 33:01

Kerri Gallagher returns to win the fall. She won it all at the Clarendon 10K in 34:30 ahead of fifth place Claire Hallisey’s 35:19. It should be noted that Hallissey also ran the event’s 5K that morning winning it in 16:37 for the fastest 5K of the period. That would have been enough to out duel Gallagher but she went to Army and knocked off 70 seconds from last year’s race to pull away and win the race in 54:56.

Former champion Tezeta Dengersa finishes third with an Army time of 56:37. She was followed closely by Kirsten Kasper in 57:14. Dengersa had lost earlier to sixth place Etaferahu Temesgen at the Parks HM 1:17:59 to 1:18:56. Temesgen won the Hoofing It 5K in 16:48. Dengersa’s Army race cured that. Seventh place Selamawit Mekuria had won it all at the Race for a Cause 8K in 27:40 just ahead of Kasper’s 27:43. And her Army race cured that.

Waynishet Abebe had a solid Virginia 10M in 59:21 but she needed her Army in 58:03 to move past eighth place Perry Shoemaker, the masters champion, in 59:07, ninth place Erin Taylor (59:18), and tenth place Barb Fallon Wallace (59:36). Now she needed a big race to move further up. The Woodrow Wilson Bridge HM got postponed till the last day of the season and she finished there in 1:14:11 for third overall to leap frog into the runner-up spot in the division. Temesgen closed on Hallissey with her race there in 1:16:28. Hallissey added a 35:47 win at the Veterans Day to her résumé.

The division has record eighty-one qualifiers, 25 that came from other divisions.

  Pl   Name                  Age  Hometown           10K=
   1   Gallagher, Kerri**     24  Arlington, VA      33:01
   2   Abebe, Waynishet*      26  Washington, DC     33:40
   3   Dengersa, Tezeta       33  Washington, DC     34:01
   4   Kasper, Kirsten        22  Washington, DC     34:24
   5   Hallissey, Claire**    30  Arlington, VA      34:36
   6   Temesgen, Etaferahu*   24  Washington, DC     34:42
   7   Mekuria, Selamawit*    28  Silver Spring, MD  35:07
   8   Shoemaker, Perry**     42  Vienna, VA         35:32
   9   Taylor, Erin*          31  Arlington, VA      35:38
  10   Fallon Wallace, Barb*  39  Alexandria, VA     35:49
  11   O'Brien, Lindsay       28  Washington, DC     35:47
  12   Ford, Sallie*          26  Charlottesville,   35:58
  13   Slaby, Gina*           32  Virginia Beach, VA 35:56
  14   Holt-Gosselin, Anna**  25  Falls Church, VA   36:03
  15   Lawrence, Kris*        33  Virginia Beach, VA 36:29
  16   Young, Elizabeth       33  Washington, DC     35:52
  17   Nobles, Stacey*        22  Virginia Beach, VA 36:33
  18   High, Renee*           32  Virginia Beach, VA 36:32
  19   Allen, Kerry           25  Washington, DC     36:51
  20   Ghion-Deressa, Yemech  24  Germantown, MD     37:01
  21   Lautzenheiser, Kathle  21  Midlothian, VA     37:29
  22   Carroll, Maura*        24  Washington, DC     37:35
  23   Roman-Duval, Julia     31  Columbia, MD       37:36
  24   Thomas, Lisa**         37  Alexandria, VA     37:39
  25   Hoag, Stephanie**      39  Cockeysville, MD   37:54
  26   Jones, Sarahbeth*      22  Glen Allen, VA     38:02
  27   Swain, Kelly           28  Arlington, VA      37:59
  28   Nunez, Kristie*        37  Alexandria, VA     37:58
  29   Ogden, Katie***        23  Owings, MD         38:07
  30   Stick, Sherry***       35  Eldersburg, MD     38:14
  31   Sheptock, Tatiana      37  South Riding, VA   38:04
  32   Digregorio, Megan*     25  White Marsh, MD    38:09
  33   England, Yoko**        42  Norfolk, VA        38:23
  34   Richard, Emily*        37  Washington, DC     38:15
  35   Ivy, Jessica           27  Laurel, MD         38:15
  36   Westlake, Kelly*       42  Ellicott City, MD  38:37
  37   Hendrick, Susan*       28  Silver Spring, MD  38:44
  38   Speiss, Tracy*         34  Fairfax, VA        38:49
  39   McNew, Megan           34  Baltimore, MD      38:49
  40   Peters, Alison**       33  Danville, VA       38:52
  41   Morrison, Tina*        29  Washington, DC     38:56
  42   Sowa, Megan*           30  Olney, MD          38:54
  43   Markle, Phoebe         29  Arlington, VA      38:53
  44   Young, Emily***        28  Silver Spring, MD  38:58
  45   Thomas, Nici*          26  Richmond, VA       38:58
  46   Bernal, Anna           25  Cabin John, MD     39:03
  47   Hevner, Tiffany*       33  Columbia, MD       39:03
  48   Gebre, Almaz*          26  Silver Spring, MD  39:06
  49   Battle, Ann            30  Arlington, VA      39:07
  50   Puglisi, Kelley        32  Arlington, VA      39:06
  51   Haberle, Megan         33  Washington, DC     39:11
  52   Markowicz, Kristi      43  Arlington, VA      39:11
  53   Williams, Lauren       26  Timonium, MD       39:18
  54   Northup, Rachel        38  Richmond, VA       39:15
  55   Grove, Alicia**        24  Richmond, VA       39:23
  56   Bisbee, Beth*          27  Manassas, VA       39:21
  57   Savage, Anna*          31  Washington, DC     39:26
  58   Soumoff, Patricia      35  Greenbelt, MD      39:29
  59   Stone, Trish           38  Kensington, MD     39:30
  60   Shimada, Elyse         25  Arlington, VA      39:29
  61   Graham, Chrissy        40  Olney, MD          39:31
  62   Baage, Silvia          32  Rockville, MD      39:35
  63   Demchko, Erin          28  Dumfries, VA       39:31
  64   Tingle, Lane           47  Woodbridge, VA     39:39
  65   McGuire, Jessica       33  Arlington, VA      39:36
  66   Taylor, Vanessa        27  Vienna, VA         39:48
  67   Conant, Cindy          52  Kensington, MD     39:53
  68   Wright, Andrea         52  Charlottesville,   39:53
  69   Webster, Helen*        17  Chevy Chase, MD    39:52
  70   Rovegno, Andrea        29  Baltimore, MD      39:52
  71   Harvey, Alisa          48  Manassas, VA       39:57
  72   Williams, Catherine**  32  Virginia Beach, VA 40:09
  73   Roohi, Molly*          32  King George, VA    40:15
  74   Kassens, Alice*        38  Fincastle, VA      40:17
  75   Jasparro, Vicky        40  Fredericksburg, VA 40:19
  76   Van Horn, Michelle*    32  Harpers Ferry, WV  40:21
  77   Loughran, Deedee       55  Reston, VA         40:24
  78   Davison, Mary          40  Bristow, VA        40:26
  79   Merz, Martha           51  Annandale, VA      40:33
  80   Glaser, Robin          25  Baltimore, MD      40:40
  81   Adams, Cindy*          24  Oakton, VA         40:59



19 & Younger Women


Massey Cancer 5K 17:30, 10K = 37:08

This period the division was easy to parse as the top two times were raced head-to-head at Ellen's Run 5K. Helen Webster wins in 19:09 ahead of Katriona McNeill’s 19:30. The following week Webster won it all at the Men against Breast Cancer 5K in 19:48. Third place Stephanie Barry won it all at the Spartan Spooktacular 5K in 20:32.

Fourth place goes to Morgana D’Ottavi for here second overall at the Rockville 10K in 43:32. She followed that up with a 20:05 at the Candy Cane City 3M. Fifth place Briana Stewart began the season with a 20:46 at the Back to Football 5K

Twenty five runners made the division.

  Pl   Name                  Age  Hometown           10K=
   1   Webster, Helen***      17  Chevy Chase, MD    39:52
   2   McNeill, Katriona*     16  Chevy Chase, MD    40:36
   3   Barry, Stephanie**     15  Ashburn, VA        42:45
   4   D'Ottavi, Morgana***   17  Silver Spring, MD  43:18
   5   Stewart, Briana**      18  Annapolis, MD      43:14
   6   Byrd, Rachel**         19  Powhatan, VA       43:41
   7   Snyder, Megan**        18  Annapolis, MD      43:46
   8   Levine, Abigail        15  Bethesda, MD       44:00
   9   Windham, Jaelyn**      10  Newport News, VA   44:17
  10   Miller, Lauren**       14  Baltimore, MD      44:24
  11   Stankaitis, Alessandr  12  Ashburn, VA        44:21
  12   Versen, Megan*         18  Lynchburg, VA      44:30
  13   Carpentar, Camden**    14  Newport News, VA   47:57
  14   Collins, Meg*          19  Danville, VA       46:11
  15   Conover, Madeleine     18  Washington, DC     46:27
  16   D'Amico, Julia**       19  Washington, DC     46:15
  17   Ellis, Katherine*      14  Chevy Chase, MD    47:39
  18   Fernandez, Cassidy**   9   Norfolk, VA        47:53
  19   Hopkins, Alexis*       15  Chevy Chase, MD    44:56
  20   Kimbel, Isabella**     10  Smithfield, VA     47:30
  21   O'Brien, Katie*        14  Vienna, VA         44:37
  22   Oliver, Akira*         14  Virginia Beach, VA 47:02
  23   Romano, Christina*     14  Ocean Pines, MD    47:14
  24   Rosas, Brenda          15  Columbia, MD       46:58
  25   Vanderwerker, Audra**  18  Bedford, VA        46:40

35-39 Women


Charlottesville 4 Miler 22:27, 10K = 35:57

Barb Fallon Wallace improved again as she reached the cusp of masters. She showed dominating speed beating everyone at the Anthem Great Pumpkin 5K in 17:28. Then at Army (59:36) she finished a few strides behind masters champion Perry Shoemaker and 25 seconds faster than last year. Finally, she capped the season winning head-to-head against her only real challenger, Lisa Thomas, at the Veterans Day 10K 36:36 to 37:39.

Third place Stephanie Hoag had two overall wins at the 5K, one a major race. Her best time was at the Back to Football 5K in 18:12. Fourth place Kristie Nunez had an overall win as well and at her major race, the Clarendon Day 5K, she was right there at 18:14.

The next three were extremely close. Sherry Stick gets the edge with three overall wins including the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure 5K in 18:22. Tatiana Sheptock ran a fine Perfect 10 Mile in 1:03:20 for third overall, and then ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 3:02:08. Emily Richard had an overall 5K win in 19:05 and capped her season at the Veterans Day 10K in 38:15.

Twenty-eight runners made the division.

  Pl   Name                  Age  Hometown           10K=
   1   Fallon Wallace, Barb*  39  Alexandria, VA     35:49
   2   Thomas, Lisa****       37  Alexandria, VA     37:39
   3   Hoag, Stephanie**      39  Cockeysville, MD   37:54
   4   Nunez, Kristie**       37  Alexandria, VA     37:58
   5   Stick, Sherry***       35  Eldersburg, MD     38:14
   6   Sheptock, Tatiana*     37  South Riding, VA   38:04
   7   Richard, Emily*        37  Washington, DC     38:15
   8   Northup, Rachel**      38  Richmond, VA       39:15
   9   Soumoff, Patricia      35  Greenbelt, MD      39:29
  10   Stone, Trish*          38  Kensington, MD     39:30
  11   Gruendal, Jackie**     38  Clifton, VA        40:01
  12   Reichmann, Lisa**      39  Gaithersburg, MD   40:07
  13   Kassens, Alice**       38  Fincastle, VA      40:17
  14   Perna, Courtney*       36  Bethesda, MD       40:14
  15   Dockiewicz, Jamie*     36  Virginia Beach, VA 40:22
  16   Smith, Kendra***       35  Laurel, MD         41:07
  17   Deziel, Nicole*        36  Cabin John, MD     40:58
  18   Sample, Jennifer*      38  Chevy Chase, MD    41:35
  19   Lane, Heidi**          38  Annapolis, MD      41:49
  20   Filbert, Anabelle*     37  Potomac, MD        41:54
  21   Hollis, Elizabeth****  36  Leesburg, VA       42:09
  22   Mullen, Liz*           35  Washington, DC     42:20
  23   Huerta, Amy****        38  Fredericksburg, VA 42:20
  24   Elliot, Sandra         37  Kensington, MD     42:24
  25   Clapsis, Elizabeth*    35  Washington, DC     42:45
  26   Vogel, Gayle           38  Washington, DC     43:07
  27   Schuster, Clara*       35  Stafford, VA       43:29
  28   Mawuli, Sefa           35  Glenn Dale, MD     43:28

40-44 Women


Army 10 Miler 59:07, 10K = 35:32

Elena Orlova was absent this period but Perry Shoemaker would have welcomed the challenge. She had an overall wins at a major race, the Perfect 10M. Then in November she had an overall win and a runner-up at the Run for the Parks 10K. In between she dominated at the Army 10 Miler with 59:07. She bested Orlova’s open division finish from last year (10th) to finish eighth.

Yoko England had a marvelous October as overall winner at the Monster Dash 5K in 19:05 and top master at the Coors Light Crawlin' Crab HM in 1:26:24. She capped the season by being the overall winner of either sex at the Norfolk Freedom Marathon in 2:59:33.

Third place Kelly Westlake ran a cross country 9K, that she won, and a hilly metric marathon, neither with scintillating times. Then she showed what she could do at a fast big-time 10K, cruising home in 38:37 at Veterans Day. Fourth place Kristy Markowicz followed her home in 39:11. The next two spots were easy as both runners met at the Marine Corps Marathon. Chrissy Graham takes fifth with 3:4:52 just ahead of Deanna Merriman’s 3:05:58.

Thirty-one runners made the division.

  Pl   Name                  Age  Hometown            10K=
   1   Shoemaker, Perry****   42  Vienna, VA          35:32
   2   England, Yoko****      42  Norfolk, VA         38:23
   3   Westlake, Kelly***     42  Ellicott City, MD   38:37
   4   Markowicz, Kristi*     43  Arlington, VA       39:11
   5   Graham, Chrissy*       40  Olney, MD           39:31
   6   Merriman, Deanna       40  Falls Church, VA    39:45
   7   Jasparro, Vicky****    40  Fredericksburg, VA  40:19
   8   Sober, Jen**           40  McHenry, MD         39:50
   9   Davison, Mary**        40  Bristow, VA         40:26
  10   Redmond, Kellie*       44  Bethesda, MD        40:28
  11   Greeson, Laura*        44  Alexandria, VA      40:47
  12   Ross, Cathy***         42  Burke, VA           41:34
  13   Sapper, Julie***       41  Rockville, MD       42:03
  14   Taylor, Julia          42  Arlington, VA       42:05
  15   Hochrein, Jennifer*    43  Charlottesville, VA 42:09
  16   Blanchard, Christie    40  Chevy Chase, MD     42:39
  17   Whitestone, Yuko****   41  Springfield, VA     42:53
  18   Corsini, Georgiana*    42  Lynchburg, VA       43:03
  19   McCann, Kristin*       41  Alexandria, VA      43:04
  20   Teyhen, Deydre         42  New Market, MD      43:01
  21   Lunenfeld, Janice*     43  Rockville, MD       43:06
  22   Lamantia, Tammy*       41  Arlington, VA       43:33
  23   Stuart, Brenda         40  Springfield, VA     43:40
  24   Lademan, Daryle        43  Arlington, VA       43:54
  25   Hoenig, Katherine*     44  South Riding, VA    43:56
  26   Tribett, Tammy         41  Manassas, VA        44:09
  27   O'Connor, Linda-Lou    44  Severna Park, MD    44:17
  28   Schwartz, Jennifer*    42  Bethesda, MD        44:32
  29   Spalla Benson, Arlene  44  Yorktown, VA        44:51
  30   Hagel, Susan**         40  Norfolk, VA         45:27
  31   Gannon, Jenny**        40  Glenelg, MD         45:30


45-49 Women


Army 10 Miler 65:58, 10K = 39:39

This packed division had 12 different women included in the best 19 times. Alisa Harvey has ruled the division for more than three years and began with a solid third overall at the Run for the Schools 5K in 19:15 to start the period. Then at the end of September she ran a very good Perfect 10M in 1:06:29. She decided to pass on the Army Ten Miler that has won for her for ten years now. Lane Tingle swooped in a won there in 1:05:58 to steal the crown. Lane ended the season winning the Woodrow Wilson Bridge HM in 1:30:16.

Third place Denise Knickman had the division’s fastest 10K in 41:17 to end September. Two weeks later she added the fastest marathon in Baltimore with 3:09:23. That same day Robyn Humphrey was there winning the half marathon in 1:31:39 for fourth place. Christina Morganti ran the event’s 5K and with 19:57 was probably home before the other two finished. She takes fifth place. Paula Pels moves up three places to sixth finishing second overall at the Candy Cane City 3M.

Forty-seven women qualified for the division.

  Pl   Name                  Age  Hometown            10K=
   1   Tingle, Lane**         47  Woodbridge, VA      39:39
   2   Harvey, Alisa**        48  Manassas, VA        39:57
   3   Knickman, Denise       45  Baltimore, MD       40:29
   4   Humphrey, Robyn**      49  Ellicott City, MD   41:25
   5   Morganti, Christina**  48  Severna Park, MD    41:37
   6   Pels, Paula**          46  Bethesda, MD        41:41
   7   Smith, Shannon**       47  Washington, DC      42:09
   8   McCrary, Claire*       45  Norfolk, VA         42:20
   9   Mortazavi, Mandana*    49  Leesburg, VA        42:52
  10   McLaughlin, Debbie**   47  Williamsburg, VA    42:52
  11   Alsamman, Brooke*      46  Fairfax, VA         42:58
  12   Johnston, Keary*       48  Frederick, MD       43:01
  13   Leber, Andrea          49  Suffolk, VA         43:00
  14   Rico, Monique*         45  Chantilly, VA       43:00
  15   Hall, Maureen*6        48  Parkville, MD       43:14
  16   Kratzer, Jill          46  Cape Charles, VA    43:28
  17   O'Connor, Linda-Lou    45  Severna Park, MD    43:36
  18   Hendrix, Kerry*        49  Charlottesville,    43:50
  19   Hoffmeister, Gayle     46  Washington, DC      43:56
  20   Faber, Karen***        46  Bowie, MD           44:09
  21   Krill, Carol           49  Stafford, VA        44:19
  22   Luzier, Kathleen       45  Boonsboro, MD       44:19
  23   Taylor, Ruth**         45  Frederick, MD       44:42
  24   Cipressi, Karen**      49  Huntingtown, MD     44:44
  25   Liu Hermstein, Tammy*  46  Ellicott City, MD   44:42
  26   Lancaster, Laurie**    46  Leonardtown, MD     44:52
  27   Durocher, Debra*       45  Fredericksburg, VA  45:02
  28   Blakney, Luz*          46  Oak Hill, VA        45:13
  29   Waterman, Paige*       46  Silver Spring, MD   45:16
  30   Rogy, Catherine        48  Bethesda, MD        45:21
  31   Jockin, Deb**          47  Fredericksburg, VA  45:25
  32   MacKintosh, Brenda*    48  Springfield, VA     45:38
  33   Rinehart, Karen**      45  Eldersburg, MD      45:46
  34   Mintzer, Miriam*       45  Silver Spring, MD   46:03
  35   Thurneysen, Shirley    47  Herndon, VA         46:08
  36   Demaree, Marsha**      48  Marriottsville, MD  46:07
  37   Sarantos, Ellen        49  Lynchburg, VA       46:12
  38   Hansen, Mary Lynn*     47  Woodstock, MD       46:13
  39   Fraker, Ann*           47  Stevenson, MD       46:19
  40   Young, Karen*****      45  Boyds, MD           46:46
  41   Kammel, Carol          45  Rockville, MD       46:47
  42   Ducker, Claudia        45  Annapolis, MD       47:11
  43   Bozarth, Helena*       47  Fredericksburg, VA  47:16
  44   Eason, Patricia        46  Derwood, MD         47:28
  45   Downer, Annie          48  Reston, VA          47:41
  46   Hackman,Christine      49  Arlington, VA       48:24
  47   Simon, Sandy*          47  Perry Hall, MD      48:29

50-54 Women


Navy-Air Force Half Marathon 1:28:16, 10K = 39:53

Pepsi 10K = 39:53

This year third place Martha Merz improved on her winning time of last fall at the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon by thirty seconds to 1:29:44. This year Cindy Conant was tops there in 1:28:16. Her equivalent time matched Andrea Wright’s Pepsi 10K of 39:53 exactly and it was run on the same day. Both were one second faster than Merz’s Army 10 Mile from last year.

This year Merz ran Marine Corps Marathon the following weekend in 3:11:38. That gave fourth place Linda Foley a chance to win at Army in a very nifty 1:08:44. Foley also ran the Charlottesville Fall Classic HM in 1:35:43 just ahead of the time of 1:36:52 run by fifth place Eleanor Kerr at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge HM that got moved to the last weekend of the season.

Conant ran the Parks Half Marathon in 1:30:28 but her title was based on her third overall finish at her hometown Kensington 8K in 31:43. Wright kept it close by being top grandmaster at the Virginia 10M in 1:07:41.

The division shrank by a third to a more manageable forty qualifiers.

  Pl   Name                  Age  Hometown            10K=
   1   Conant, Cindy****      52  Kensington, MD      39:53
   2   Wright, Andrea*        52  Charlottesville,    39:53
   3   Merz, Martha**         51  Annandale, VA       40:33
   4   Foley, Linda**         51  Oak Hill, VA        41:18
   5   Kerr, Eleanor          53  University Park, MD 43:57
   6   Lussi, Jeannette**     50  Lutherville, MD     44:31
   7   Jorgensen, Susan**     51  Dulles, VA          44:58
   8   Hackman, Christine     50  Arlington, VA       45:19
   9   McCray, Kathy**        51  Falls Church, VA    45:15
  10   Scott, Janeth**        51  Columbia, MD        45:38
  11   Rushin, Blake**        52  Vienna, VA          45:40
  12   Lent, Teresa           51  Arlington, VA       46:07
  13   Olson, Ruth*           51  Fredericksburg, VA  46:22
  14   Anchor, Leslie*        51  Rockville, MD       46:46
  15   Furr, Suzanne**        52  Harwood, MD         46:55
  16   David, Carol**         51  Stafford, VA        47:05
  17   Keating, Patricia**    52  Dayton, MD          47:12
  18   Olszewski, Lori**      50  Sparks, MD          47:39
  19   Anderson, Jill         52  Phoenix, MD         48:12
  20   Layson, Lynda*         53  Severn, MD          48:28
  21   Utz, Rhonda**          53  Forest Hill, MD     48:35
  22   Meyer, Jane            53  Annapolis, MD       48:43
  23   Smith-Harden, Michele  50  Norfolk, VA         49:02
  24   Buckheit, Sarah*       53  Reston, VA          48:59
  25   Wilder, Nicolien       50  Crozet, VA          49:06
  26   Sheets, Susan*         51  Virginia Beach, VA  49:10
  27   Black, Beverly*        53  Boonsboro, MD       49:07
  28   Benante, Susan         50  Arlington, VA       49:19
  29   Schaffner, Christine*  50  Yorktown, VA        49:21
  30   McAdorey, Janet*       54  Bel Air, MD         49:29
  31   Lerner, Robin*         50  Bethesda, MD        49:41
  32   Stinely, Jane*         50  Charlottesville,    49:48
  33   Kuhn, Magaret*         51  Riverdale, MD       49:51
  34   Grillo, Jeanne*        52  Potomac, MD         49:47
  35   Overturf, Kristen*     53  Vienna, VA          49:58
  36   O'Hara, Ruth*          50  Fairfax Station,    49:56
  37   Johnson, Anne*         52  Ellicott City, MD   50:36
  38   Clarke, Tammi*         52  Norfolk, VA         50:40
  39   Cross, Marygay         51  Riva, MD            50:50
  40   Vigliano, Leanne*      51  Montclair, VA       51:24

55-59 Women


Perfect 10 10K = 40:24

Mercedes Castillo-D'Amico had four very fine races with one overall win and two second places finishes, both 5Ks just barely above twenty minutes flat. Those four races were a mite slower than last fall and though they beat nearly everyone, you cannot rest on your laurels. Deedee Loughran aged up and promptly ran her first of two open class times winning the Perfect 10K in 40:24. That would have left her a half step off of last year’s title. A month later she went long, winning the Marine Corps Marathon in 3:10:11 to be the oldest qualifier in the open division.

Third place Carole Jones slowed at Army this fall to 1:14:22 but her Perfect 10 Mile in 1:12:45 in late September was enough to pass by fourth place Ofelia Perotti. Perotti had won the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon in 1:37:51 two weeks earlier. Elizabeth Baugarten seems to be getting faster and proved that with a fine Veterans Day 10K in 45:24 to take fifth place in the division.

Thirty-five runners made the division.

  Pl   Name                  Age  Hometown           10K=
   1   Loughran, Deedee**     55  Reston, VA         40:24
   2   Castillo D'Amico, Mer  56  Newport News, VA   41:45
   3   Jones, Carole***       56  Ashburn, VA        43:43
   4   Perotti, Ofelia*6      57  Alexandria, VA     44:13
   5   Baumgarten, Elizabeth  57  Stone Ridge, VA    45:24
   6   Sutter, Betty          55  Reston, VA         45:45
   7   Amini, Ellahe**        55  Ellicott City, MD  47:24
   8   Mayhugh, Mary Lowe*    57  Washington, DC     47:37
   9   Norman, Brenda**       56  Annapolis, MD      47:45
  10   Fisher, Nina           56  Annapolis, MD      48:08
  11   Hill, Nancy**          56  Havre de Grace, MD 48:14
  12   Dunn, Myong*           57  Glen Burnie, MD    48:29
  13   Altenburger, Kim**     57  Towson, MD         48:41
  14   Martin, Cynthia**      56  Springfield, VA    48:49
  15   Bean, Becky*           55  Norfolk, VA        49:15
  16   Gephardt, Sue**        57  Timonium, MD       49:21
  17   Recto, Liza***         57  Lexington Park, MD 49:23
  18   Philpot, Connie        58  Arlington, VA      49:35
  19   Johnson, Lydia*        59  Street, MD         49:46
  20   Baker, Catherine*      56  Bethesda, MD       50:12
  21   Harrison, Carolyn*     57  Virginia Beach, VA 50:25
  22   Beaupre, Carol*        57  Ashburn, VA        50:50
  23   Cohen, Deborah*        57  Ellicott City, MD  51:15
  24   Hansen-Vessa, Carol**  59  Herndon, VA        51:32
  25   Washington, Myra*      56  Montgomery Villag  51:32
  26   Rigby Kash, Leslie***  57  Fredericksburg, VA 51:40
  27   Seidman, Merrilee*     59  Alexandria, VA     51:40
  28   Fox, Linda***          56  Virginia Beach, VA 51:53
  29   Clark, Carloyn*        56  Rockville, MD      51:56
  30   Ferguson, Layne*       56  Moneta, VA         52:21
  31   Worthington, Helen**   59  Bena, VA           52:18
  32   Anderson, Susan**      57  Forest, VA         53:22
  33   Ganoe, Thea*           55  Hampton, VA        53:35
  34   Eisen, Rona*           59  Bethesda, MD       53:56
  35   Harvey, Karen*         56  Ellicott City, MD  54:15

60-64 Women


Clarendon Day 5K 22:35, 10K = 47:07

Betty Blank easily led the way again with three fast 5Ks will ahead of the competition. Her best was at the Clarendon 5K in 22:35. She enjoys the big races so it was no surprise that she went to Army to win another title in 1:19:08. Fourth Marjorie Marque was there as well in 1:27:44. When she races, she gets ranked which is no surprise as her mother Hedy set many records and was still running faster than two hours at Cherry Blossom at age eighty-five.

The runner-up spot went to Louise Sharer from the Williamsburg who cruised home at the Run for Arc Awareness 5K in 24:44. Third place Jackie Ahlsted took the longer route winning at the Coors Light Crawlin' Crab HM in 1:15:21. Fifth place Ann Rosenthal also went long running the Parks Half Marathon in 1:58:28, though she had two faster races. We rated the Candy Cane City 5K as three miles though some runners thought it may have been even shorter. Rosenthal did run the rolling Rockville 10K in 53:28.

Thirty-five runners made the division.

  Pl   Name                  Age  Hometown            10K=
   1   Blank, Betty****       60  Falls Church, VA    47:07
   2   Sharer, Louise****     61  Williamsburg, VA    51:30
   3   Ahlsted, Jackie**      60  Suffolk, VA         52:07
   4   Marque, Marjorie*      62  Alexandria, VA      52:43
   5   Rosenthal, Ann**       64  Bethesda, MD        52:56
   6   Eisen, Rona            60  Bethesda, MD        53:50
   7   Godfrey, Jane*         64  Takoma Park, MD     53:42
   8   Bone, Jean             60  Richmond , VA       53:57
   9   Shocket, Suanne**      60  Manassas, VA        54:13
  10   Ross, Saleema***       60  Fort Washington,    54:37
  11   Rockhill, Amy**        61  Roanoke, VA         54:56
  12   Sadoff, Elizabeth*7    64  Washington, DC      55:04
  13   Villiva, Dani**        60  Burke, VA           55:20
  14   Wolfe, Claudia         61  Alexandria, VA      55:43
  15   McDermott, Judy**      61  Manassas, VA        55:58
  16   Whittington, Karen***  61  Baltimore, MD       56:02
  17   Forsha, Anne***        62  Derwood MD          56:27
  18   Norton, Roseanna**     60  Virginia Beach, VA  57:01
  19   Mitchell, Brenda*      63  Williamsburg, VA    56:57
  20   O'Connell, Diane       63  Westminster, MD     57:10
  21   Garfield, Susan*       62  Brookeville, MD     57:38
  22   Johnson, Sharman**     60  Washington, DC      57:42
  23   Keane, Deborah         60  Carrolltowne, MD    57:51
  24   Travis, Patricia**     62  Williamsburg, VA    58:09
  25   Roady, Celia*          61  Washington, DC      58:20
  26   Hennes, Kathy****      61  Annapolis, MD       58:31
  27   Freeman, BJ            60  Kensington, MD      58:32
  28   Sommer, Debra          60  Norfolk, VA         58:54
  29   Mercer, Helen          60  Ellicott City, MD   59:31
  30   Wittwer, Eileen        60  Charlottesville, VA 59:27
  31   St. Clair, Christy*    64  Glen Arm, MD        59:49
  32   Allen, Deborah*        63  Lynchburg, VA      1:00:29
  33   Light, Ann*            60  Frederick, MD      1:00:49
  34   Fisher, Laurie*        62  Hyattsville, MD    1:01:12
  35   Humphreys, Dottie*     61  Newport News, VA   1:01:25

65-69 Women


Veterans Day 10K = 45:55

The division exploded further to forty qualifiers and Alice Franks accelerated her domination of the division winning the top six times. Each race she seemed to get faster. She knocked a minute off her Rockville 10K win in 46:52 at the Veterans Day 10K. That took down her best race at the Army Ten miler winning in 1:17:31. Both her half marathon victories were around ten minutes faster than the next best time. Fifth place Barbara Biasi earned her place with the Virginia Running Festival HM in 1:57:06.

It was no surprise that the top four women just entered the new age group. Runner-up Marge Rosasco kept it simple winning her four 5Ks races in the mid 23s. Her best race was a mere ten seconds behind the 5K run by Franks. Larue Lennon got her placement out of the way early running the St. George's Dragon 5K in 24:31. After that she took on the Baltimore Marathon. That distance is the hardest to get a good ranking. Fourth place Laurel Clement bookended the season with two fast 10Ks, including the Run for the Parks 10K in 52:26.

  Pl   Name                  Age  Hometown            10K=
   1   Franks, Alice*7        65  Rockville, MD       45:55
   2   Rosasco, Marge****     65  Joppa, MD           49:00
   3   Lennon, Larue**        65  Westminster, MD     51:03
   4   Clement, Laurel***     65  Haymarket, VA       52:26
   5   Biasi, Barbara*6       66  Yorktown, VA        52:55
   6   Jacobs, Janice         66  Arlington, VA       55:12
   7   Craun, Christine*      67  Bethesda, MD        55:19
   8   Hirn, Ann***           68  Portsmouth, VA      56:36
   9   Christol, Donna*       65  Yorktown, VA        57:07
  10   Collins, Eileen**      66  Herndon, VA         57:38
  11   Marano, Janet*         65  Reston, VA          59:43
  12   Logan, Donna           65  Salem, VA           59:43
  13   Crawford, Claudia      66  Virginia Beach, VA  59:51
  14   Friend, Connie         67  Charlottesville,   1:00:05
  15   Barton, Pat****        66  Copper Hill, VA    1:00:27
  16   Goodman, Rae Jean      65  Annapolis, MD      1:00:49
  17   Effer, Ann*            66  Potomac, MD        1:01:42
  18   Bolton, Gretchen       68  Bethesda, MD       1:03:46
  19   Bailey, Sheila*        68  Norfolk, VA        1:03:49
  20   Backofen, Eileen**     66  Moneta, VA         1:03:53
  21   McGinn, Toby           66  Gaithersburg, MD   1:04:18
  22   Berger, Nancy*         68  Hunt Valley, MD    1:04:10
  23   Morrissette, Nancy***  66  Stafford, VA       1:04:39
  24   Yarr, Linda**          69  Bethesda, MD       1:04:45
  25   Brown, Mary            66  Fairfax Station,   1:05:16
  26   Snowman, Adele*        65  Upperco, MD        1:05:59
  27   Snellgrove, Judy*      67  Manassas, VA       1:06:27
  28   Quantrille, Barbara*   65  Burke, VA          1:07:00
  29   Jefferson, Kathleen*   68  Williamsburg, VA   1:07:15
  30   Berchielli, Linda      65  Arnold, MD         1:07:23
  31   Malan, Nancy*          68  Washington, DC     1:08:03
  32   Moats, Mary*           65  Hagerstown, MD     1:08:09
  33   Baylor, Linda*         66  Virginia Beach, VA 1:08:54
  34   Stewart, Marina        67  Baltimore, MD      1:09:03
  35   Jordan, Wendy**        67  Washington, DC     1:10:08
  36   Benjamin, Carol        68  Bowie, MD          1:10:38
  37   Daum, Frances*         65  Elkridge, MD       1:10:45
  38   Imholtz, Clare**       66  Beltsville, MD     1:11:04
  39   Mayhew, Mary**         68  Winchester, VA     1:12:06
  40   Triplett, Caroline*    67  McLean, VA         1:12:23

70-74 Women


Crapolfest 5K 26:00, 10K = 54:08

Joan Coven again took the title running the Crapofest 5K, this year in 26:00, more than a minute slower than last year. A week later she added the fastest 10K winning the Anthem Wicked 10K in 55:45. Dee Nelson turned seventy in September but all of her early races were cross country races. The she began November with a very nice 26:48 at the Rockville 5K to put Coven on notice that she wanted the title.

Mary Kate Berglund was up next with four 28 minute 5Ks, led by her Race for Dignity 5K in 28:17 to take third place. Molly Sherwood catches Felicity Hawes for fourth place running the Down's Park 5 Mile in 47:50. Hawes had been tops at the Army 10 miler in 1:40:55.

  Pl   Name                  Age  Hometown           10K=
   1   Coven, Joan****        72  West Point, VA     54:08
   2   Nelson, Dee*6          70  Gaithersburg, MD   55:48
   3   Berglund, Mary Kate**  72  Richmond, VA       58:53
   4   Sherwood, Molly**      71  Annapolis, MD     1:00:19
   5   Hawes, Felicity***     70  Gaithersburg, MD  1:00:39
   6   Sandler, Katherine**   71  Chevy Chase, MD   1:05:58
   7   Henderson, Elaine**    71  Yorktown, VA      1:07:29
   8   Smith, Betty           72  Rockville, MD     1:09:45
   9   Whalen, Mandy*7        73  Alexandria, VA    1:11:11
  10   Butler, Ruth           70  Derwood, MD       1:12:04
  11   Bennett, Joanna**      70  Chilhowie, VA     1:14:28
  12   Dicker, Lois*          74  Silver Spring, MD 1:17:59
  13   Dinneen, Arleen**      70  Ellicott City, MD 1:18:52
  14   Tody, Carolyn**        74  Norfolk, VA       1:25:49

75-79 Women


Chris Dove Memorial 5K 30:47, 10K = 1:04:05

Tami Graf had her best race the first week at the last WDF of the season in Princes Georges County in 31:59. A month later, Janet Hughes eked by that time at the Green Circle Fall Fitness Fair 5K in 31:54. Then she continued to improve through the end of the season topping the field at the Chris Dove Memorial 5K with 30:47. Former champ Ernestine Shepherd is back, finishing third with her Fort McHenry Tunnel Run 5K in 35:15.

  Pl   Name                  Age  Hometown           10K=
   1   Hughes, Janet**        76  Winchester, VA     1:04:05
   2   Graf, Tami*****        77  Lusby, MD          1:06:35
   3   Shepherd, Ernestine**  77  Baltimore, MD      1:13:23
   4   Manciagli, Ann****     77  Williamsburg, VA   1:20:32
   5   Yannakakis, Zoena**    78  Sparks, MD         1:26:22
   6   Wollard, Jamie**       75  North Bethesda, MD 1:30:44

80 & Older Women


GBIA 5K 36:33, 10K = 1:16:06

Yvonne Aasen continues to be the one constant in the division. Martha Trimmer had been away for a while but now she back.

  Pl   Name                  Age  Hometown           10K=
   1   Aasen, Yvonne****      82  Westminster, MD   1:16:06
   2   Trimmer, Martha        84  Mount Airy, MD    1:57:07

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