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Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K 28:30

The top twenty runners all had a race averaging sub 5:00 for a 10K equivalent. Chris Kwiatkowski, among others proved that no one race would win the title. His opening salvo at the US National Road Racing Championships 12K in 35:34 was a major help as the second fastest race, ahead of third place Lucas Meyer (37:01) and Paul Thistle’s (36:40). Thistle’s race propelled him from 12th last year to sixth this year. Then came the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M and Meyer earned his spot with a brilliant 48:46 for fourth overall, even beating Kwiatkowski (50:46), albeit his six best effort.. Six places after Meyer in 49:09 Mark Leninger takes fourth in the division. Tenth place Kiernan O’Connor beat Conrad Laskowski by two seconds in 50:31.

Only two races in March had a top fifty qualifier. Robert Reynolds had the fastest, running the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K in 30:00 for third overall and fifth in the division. Back in November Baisa Moleta had bested 14th place Kevin Shirk at the HCA 8K 23:57 to 24:05. There were 11 races in between them. Then Moleta came to Rockville and was second overall at the Pike’s Peek 10K in 29:04. Seventh place Ayele Getachew Kassaye ran 30:14 there.

Normally that would put paid on the title for Moleta. This time Kwiatkowski came firing back at Army in 49:08 and added to overall wins at the 10K at the Veterans Day 10K 30:11 and GW Birthday Classic 10K 30:12. With eight of top 12 times (6 of the top eight) combined with Moleta, no head-to-heads, Kwiatkowski comes away with the more impressive résumé. Moleta’s third race did make the top thirty at the Alexandria Turkey Trot 5M in 24:22. Yet his fourth race was 73rd place and Kwiatkowski had all but two of his races all major in the top 21.

Eleventh place Laskowski ran 30:24 at Pike’s Peek but could not get past O’Connor who again beat him this time by one second at the Crystal City 5K in 15:25. Ninth place Will Christian matched these two with his third overall at the Dismal Swamp Stomp HM in 1:06:59. Then he beat Laskowski by a bunch at the Rockville Rotary 8K 24:37 to 25:27.

Eighth place Landon Peacock matched Kwiatkowsky for the fastest 5K of the year. Kwiatkowsky won it all at the Crystal City 5K in 14:37. Peacock won it all at the Clarendon 5K in the same time. Peacock was also second overall at the Twilight 8K in 24:12. Christian won the Run the D.O.G. 5K in 14:43. Twelfth place Dave Berdan won it all at the Frederick HM in 1:07:17. Kevin McNab was thirteenth winning the Clarendon 10K in 30:37

Twelve of sixty-five qualifiers came from other divisions.

  PL   Name                       Age Hometown                   10K=
   1   Kwiatkowski, Chris****      25 Arlington, VA              29:16
   2   Moleta, Baisa*****          33 Alexandria, VA             29:04
   3   Meyer, Lucas*               30 Washington, DC             29:21
   4   Leininger, Mark*            23 Washington, DC             29:34
   5   Reynolds, Robert**          24 Mechanicsville, VA         30:00
   6   Thistle, Paul*              27 Washington, DC             30:11
   7   Kassaye, Ayele Getachew**   25 Bethesda, MD               30:14
   8   Peacock, Landon****         26 Alexandria, VA             30:29
   9   Christian, Will**           31 Norfolk, VA                30:24
  10   O'Connor, Kieran*           27 Arlington, VA              30:24
  11   Laskowski, Conrad           28 Bethesda, MD               30:25
  12   Berdan, Dave*               33 Owings Mills, MD           30:32
  13   McNab, Kevin*****           28 Washington, DC             30:37
  14   Shirk, Kevin*****           34 Winchester, VA             30:34
  15   Barresi, Matt               31 Palmyra, VA                30:41
  16   Sloane, Christopher*        31 Gaithersburg, MD           30:40
  17   Fernandez, Patrick***       27 Alexandria, VA             30:48
  18   Greenlaw, Jerry**           26 Arlington, VA              30:47
  19   Fekensa, Teresa*            32 Washington, DC             30:53
  20   Degfae, Leoule*             24 Alexandria, VA             30:55
  21   Angell, David***            37 Blue Ridge, VA             31:06
  22   Livingston, Bryce*          27 Williamsburg, VA           31:01
  23   Mariano, Gregory            29 Alexandria, VA             31:11
  24   Brodeur, Andrew****         24 Bethesda, MD               31:16
  25   Balmer, Paul*               24 Washington, DC             31:11
  26   Morris, Richard*7           26 Richmond, VA               31:16
  27   Renjifo, Carlos             31 Baltimore, MD              31:17
  28   Witters, Ryan****           26 Washington, DC             31:17
  29   Wardian, Michael**          40 Arlington, VA              31:17
  30   Wertz, David*               38 Arlington, VA              31:32
  31   Turner, Justin***           34 Virginia Beach, VA         31:29
  32   Rolly, Philippe**           41 McLean, VA                 31:37
  33   Pruitt, Christopher**       32 Sandy Spring, MD           31:38
  34   Otstot, Adam***             32 Williamsburg, VA           31:38
  35   Ban, Charlie**              32 Washington, DC             31:49
  36   Schroeder, John             27 Washington, DC             31:48
  37   Matiskella, Keith*          42 Alexandria, VA             31:53
  38   Topita, Ryan**              23 Pasadena, MD               31:56
  39   O'Leary, Sean*              22 Bethesda, MD               31:57
  40   Mills, Christopher****      24 Arlington, VA              32:03
  41   Crouzier, Nicolas**         29 Gaithersburg, MD           32:03
  42   Hurt, Charlie*              31 Richmond, VA               32:10
  43   Jacoby, Bert*               31 Charlottesville, VA        32:08
  44   Wheeler, Ryan**             36 Lynchburg, VA              32:15
  45   Mercer, Dickson             33 Washington, DC             32:18
  46   O'Hara, David               38 Alexandria, VA             32:19
  47   Harrison, Stephen***        25 Fredericksburg, VA         32:26
  48   Deters, Matt                29 Arlington, VA              32:23
  49   Carroll, Ryan*12            32 Portsmouth, VA             32:30
  50   Kuhlmann, Patrick           43 Washington, DC             32:28
  51   Whitlow, Dustin**           28 Arlington, VA              32:32
  52   Burke, Edmund               44 Burtonsville, MD           32:37
  53   Snair, Justin               32 Arlington, VA              32:35
  54   Lofton, Matthew***          35 Winchester, VA             32:43
  55   O'Reilly, Blaine            25 Williamsburg, VA           32:47
  56   Hassett, Matt*              24 Washington, DC             32:45
  57   Church, Aaron*              38 South Riding, VA           33:00
  58   Green, Jacob**              30 Reston, VA                 33:07
  59   Sovonick, Andy              28 Gaithersburg, MD           33:09
  60   Peggs, Kevin*               28 Richmond, VA               33:10
  61   Flemming, Victor*7          35 Smithfield, VA             33:20
  62   Roberts, J.R.               27 Alexandria, VA             33:23
  63   Rumery, Shawn               28 Silver Spring, MD          33:39
  64   Saunders, Rich*             25 Williamsburg, VA           33:42
  65   Chorey, Bill****            33 Suffolk, VA                33:56

19 & Younger Men

HCA 8K 22:41, 10K = 28:47

The teen division got more normal with the top five runners dominating the division. Usually a runner has one marvelous race and then a few not so good. Often the top ten times come from ten different runners. This year the top 32 times included just seven runners.

Most prominent was Tyler Cox-Philyaw with seven of those times. He had three 5Ks 17:00 or faster and the weird distance Run Through History 3.83M in 20:48 but he won the division with his Apple Blossom 10K in 34:10. Runner-up Jacob Miller had the other three races in the top five, all 5Ks, averaging 16:30 per race.

Third place Charles Ranson had the fastest 5M time racing the Percival’s Island Five Miler in 27:33. Then he added the fastest 10 mile at the Virginia 10M in 57:58. Fourth place Trent Herzog was not far off racing the Annapolis 10 miler in 58:24 for his third best race. He was also third overall at the Solomons Jingle Bell 5K in 16:40, matching Cox-Philyaw’s third best race.

Fifth place Billy Kirk ran a very nice Rockville Rotary Twilight 8K in 27:56. The race is always hot and the twilight is really pitch dark, making negotiating the hills even harder. Still Kirk’s best race was the Cross Country on the Farm 5K overall win in 17:01. No pavement and a couple stream crossing make this race much slower than a road race. Sixth place Josh Spare ran the Memorial Scholarship 5K in 16:57.

  Pl   Name                       Age Hometown                   10K=
   1   Cox-Philyaw, Tyler*7        16 Winchester, VA             34:00
   2   Miller, Jacob***            19 Alexandria, VA             34:23
   3   Ranson, Charles*****        15 Appomattax, VA             34:44
   4   Herzog, Trent****           17 Lusby, MD                  34:46
   5   Kirk, Billy*6               17 Rockville, MD              35:27
   6   Spare, Josh***              15 Virginia Beach, VA         35:21
   7   Wood, Charles*****          16 Arnold, MD                 35:34
   8   Furlow, William*10          19 Manassas , VA              36:10
   9   Arbaugh, Ben*****           18 Westminster, MD            36:45
  10   Simmons, Ben**              19 Aldie, VA                  36:46
  11   Racine, Brandon***          16 Williamsport, MD           37:08
  12   Werve, Benjamin*6           13 Virginia Beach, VA         37:16
  13   Foley, Donovan*9            14 Vienna, VA                 37:31
  14   Liberi, Vincent*            17 Ashburn, VA                37:39
  15   Walker, Owen**              14 Reston, VA                 38:33

35-39 Men

Virginia 10 Mile 49:02, 10K = 29:30

Third place Ryan Wheeler won his spot the first day, running the American Family Fitness Half Marathon in 1:11:04. Then in late March he ponied up an Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K in 32:22. Next came the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M and division champion David Angell won his first meeting with David Wertz 51:41 to 52:48. Runner-up Wertz improved at the Pike's Peek 10K in 31:32. But Angell ran an excellent 31:06 to exactly match his ten mile win.

Wilson Komen finished behind both at the 10 miler but redeemed himself at the 10K in 30:46. However, after a great spring he did not qualify for a second season. David O’Hara was fourth on the Pike and the division with 32:19.

  Pl   Name                       Age Hometown                   10K=
   1   Angell, David*6             37 Blue Ridge, VA             31:06
   2   Wertz, David*****           38 Arlington, VA              31:32
   3   Wheeler, Ryan*****          35 Lynchburg, VA              32:15
   4   O'Hara, David*9             38 Alexandria, VA             32:19
   5   Lofton, Matthew*6           35 Winchester, VA             32:43
   6   Church, Aaron*6             38 South Riding, VA           33:00
   7   Wardian, Michael**          39 Arlington, VA              33:07
   8   Flemming, Victor*17         35 Carrolton, VA              33:26
   9   Shaw, Chris****             39 Silver Spring, MD          33:40
  10   Boltjes, Travis*8           35 Washington, DC             33:52
  11   Olenick, Stephen***         38 Ellicott City, MD          34:17
  12   Stemberger, Gregory*****    38 South Riding, VA           34:29
  13   Brown, Karsten*19           39 Front Royal, VA            34:44
  14   Severtson, Gene*10          38 Gambrills, MD              35:15

40-44 Men

Marine Corps Marathon 2:25:42, 10K = 31:16

Former champion Edmund Burke had the two big races at the beginning of the year. First he ran an excellent US National Road Racing Championships 12K in 39:56. His traditional turkey day was the five miler in Alexandria in 26:46. In March he did not appear at the St. Patrick’s Day 8K that he and Philippe Rolly had been competing at for more than a dozen years. Rolly won easily in 25:59 but it was his fourth best race.

Third place Patrick Kulhman took the streets of D.C. a week later a carved out his place winning the Rock 'n' Roll HM in 1:11:33. Another former champion Keith Matiskella was second overall five times as well as the overall winner at the Frostbite 15K in 50:22. None of those races got him past Kuhlman. The Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M came to the rescue. Rolly takes the crown in 52:38 and Matiskella is runner-up with 52:59.

Rolly then punctuated his crown with a victory at the Pike's Peek 10K in 31:37 a minute ahead of fourth place Burke. In the fall, Conrad Orloff blazed a 1:14:35 at the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon to take fifth place.

The next three runners were very close. Karsten Brown had the slowest best time running the Bel Air Town Run 5K in 16:30 but he also had 37 wins, including nine races faster than seventh place Mike Colaiacovo third best race. Colaiacovo ran the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K in 34:18. His HCA 8K to begin the year in 27:02 was slightly faster than Brown’s Rockville Rotary Twilight 8K in 27:09. Eighth place Jeff Harrington ran the Bethany Hall Resolution Run 5K in 16:28 for an overall win. His second race was the Percival’s Island Five Miler in 27:29. A good case could be made for any order of finish among this trio.

Just twenty-two runners qualified for the division.

  Pl   Name                       Age Hometown                   10K=
   1   Rolly, Philippe*10          42 McLean, VA                 31:37
   2   Matiskella, Keith*8         42 Alexandria, VA             31:53
   3   Kuhlmann, Patrick*6         43 Washington, DC             32:28
   4   Burke, Edmund****           44 Burtonsville, MD           32:37
   5   Orloff, Conrad*****         44 Columbia, MD               33:50
   6   Brown, Karsten*37           40 Front Royal, VA            34:25
   7   Colaiacovo, Mike*6          44 Richmond, VA               34:18
   8   Harrington, Jeff*18         44 Lynchburg, VA              34:21
   9   Yates, Kevin*9              43 Olney, MD                  35:20
  10   Freeburn, Keith*15          40 Centreville, VA            35:17
  11   Wolfe, Robert***            42 Washington, DC             35:11
  12   Brayman, Mason***           44 Washington, DC             35:15
  13   Hoffer, Andrew*6            40 Chesapeake, VA             35:33
  14   Tripp, Jason**              42 Ellicott City, MD          35:28
  15   Szabos, Brian**             41 South Riding, VA           35:40
  16   Tisch, Robert**             43 Bel Air, MD                35:59
  17   Kent, David**               42 Arlington, VA              36:24
  18   Burcham, Kevin*8            43 Midlothian, VA             36:24
  19   Godin, Danny**              40 Alexandria, VA             36:30
  20   Chasse, Craig*8             44 Reston, VA                 36:40
  21   Cahill, Dave*6              42 Arlington, VA              37:13
  22   Ware, Steve*                44 Virginia Beach, VA         37:43

45-49 Men

Loudoun 8K 26:22, 10K = 33:28

Steve Kartalia made it easing bookending the year first with the US National Road Racing Championships 12K in 40:42 and ending with second overall at the Across the Bay 10K in 33:36. A month before that he took down second place at the notoriously hilly Bachmann Valley Half Marathon in 1:15:28. Runner-up Alexander Hetherington was third behind Kartalia at the 12K in 42:40. He started March with a second overall in 58:21, followed the next day by an overall win at the Georgetown 10 Miler two day event in 57:10.

At that more competitive Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M a month later, Hetherington’s 57:05 was good for second age group. Third place Peter Keating ran 58:09. Hetherington added Army (58:48) and the Perfect (59:04) 10 milers while Keating was tops at Annapolis in 59:10. Keating’s best race was a third overall at Clyde’s in 34:39.

Fourth place Antonio Eppolito earned his spot running the US National Road Racing Championships 12K in 43:12 and finishing right behind Keating at Annapolis in 59:34. Former champion John Piggott got his bid at the Lisa's Run 5K in 17:09. Known for mega miles and sterling half marathons, Piggott only had five races in 2014. Next up Steve Speirs matched seventh place Charles Powell’s Bel Air Town Run 5K in 17:16 exactly at the East Coast Surfing Championship 5K. Speirs added the Elizabeth River Run 10K in 36:15 as his best of two races ahead of Powell’s second best race.

Just twenty-six runners qualified for the division.

  Pl   Name                       Age Hometown                   10K=
   1   Kartalia, Steve*8           49 Westminster, MD            33:30
   2   Hetherington, Alexander*11  47 Vienna, VA                 34:21
   3   Keating, Peter*****         48 Columbia, MD               34:39
   4   Eppolito, Antonio*11        46 Alexandria, VA             35:33
   5   Piggott, John****           49 Williamsburg, VA           35:46
   6   Speirs, Steve*6             48 Virginia Beach, VA         36:01
   7   Powell, Charles***          47 Bel Air, MD                36:01
   8   Crago, Stephen*9            46 Vienna, VA                 36:14
   9   Carvalho, Tony*****         45 Westminster, MD            36:18
  10   Whitaker, Eric***           45 Oakton. VA                 36:36
  11   Sanchez-Ruano, Miguel***    47 Woodbridge, VA             36:31
  12   Dawson, Greg*14             49 Williamsburg, VA           36:37
  13   Mersiowsky, Scott*16        48 Fredericksburg, VA         36:56
  14   Henderson, Jerry***         48 Bel Air, MD                36:51
  15   De Barros, Antonio***       49 Fort Washington, MD        37:20
  16   Billings, Dennis*13         46 Woodbridge, VA             37:45
  17   Rapp, Perry***              49 Lexington Park, MD         37:43
  18   Lang, Phil                  47 Columbia, MD               37:50
  19   Daley, James                45 Alexandria, VA             37:46
  20   Haast, Theo**               47 Landsowne, VA              38:06
  21   Zuniga, Mario**             49 Front Royal, VA            38:13
  22   Kidane, Andew               48 Montgomery Village, MD     38:32
  23   Gallivan, Martin**          45 Williamsburg, VA           38:37
  24   Pelletier, Paul*6           49 Williamsburg, VA           38:35
  25   Frost, Howard*              49 Falls Church, VA           38:46
  26   Rippey, Brad*****           48 Fredericksburg, VA         38:48

50-54 Men

Donut Alley Rally 5K 16:19, 10K = 34:02

Doug Fernandez excels at the half marathon. His two were the fastest races of the year and he added four more of the top eight races. He was top master at the Anthem Shamrock Festival Half Marathon in 1:15:31. Later he would run the Patrick Henry HM in 1:16:46. He was best at the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K in 35:22 but that was not the fastest 10K.

Runner-up Mark Neff ran the Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K in 34:56. That was ahead of third place Dave Berardi (35:44), fifth place Jean Christophe Arcaz (35:51), and seventh place Frank Perna (36:47). Perna was fifth there losing a photo finish to 12th place David Phipps. Neff ran an excellent Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M in 58:08 ahead of fourth place David Haaga (59:47) and Arcaz (59:49), as well as Perna who earned his placement with a solid 1:00:03.

Arcaz bolstered his spot racing the Veterans Day 10K in 36:15 behind Neff (35:57), and a special race by eighth place Paul Jacobson (36:09). Still, Haaga won twice against Arcaz (9th place in 1:03:09), running the RRCA Challenge in 1:00:52, just behind Neff (1:00:47) and just ahead of Berardi (1:00:57), Jacobson (1:01:40) and Perna (1:01:16).

Sixth place Edward Dickenson was second fastest after Fernandez in the 5K. His best race was at the FAB 5K in 17:16. Ninth place Hernan Garbini ran the Charlottesville Men's 4 miler in 22:45.

Forty men qualified for the division.

  Pl   Name                       Age Hometown                   10K=
   1   Fernandez, Doug*9           54 Richmond, VA               34:16
   2   Neff, Mark*15               52 Derwood, MD                34:56
   3   Berardi, Dave*6             54 Baltimore, MD              35:44
   4   Haaga, David***             53 Rockville, MD              35:58
   5   Arcaz, Jean Christophe***** 53 Rockville, MD              35:51
   6   Dickenson, Edward*****      51 Roanoke, VA                36:01
   7   Perna, Frank*               51 Bethesda, MD               36:08
   8   Jacobson, Paul*7            51 Gaithersburg, MD           36:09
   9   Garbini, Hernan*11          52 Waynesboro, VA             36:23
  10   Feinberg, Michael*8         50 Bel Air, MD                36:30
  11   Jensen, Thomas***           50 Oakton, VA                 36:43
  12   Phipps, David*14            50 Severna Park, MD           36:47
  13   Smith, William****          51 Roanoke, VA                36:52
  14   McKeon, Jim***              51 Richmond, VA               37:02
  15   Northup, Chris*8            51 Winchester, VA             36:55
  16   Fishman, Craig*6            53 Falls Church, VA           37:04
  17   Daugherty, Brian*19         54 Edgewater, MD              37:21
  18   Morakinyo, Akintunde**      50 Ellicott City, MD          37:25
  19   Zuniga, Mario*6             50 Front Royal, VA            37:31
  20   Williamson, Duane*11        51 Warrenton, VA              37:29
  21   Poulos, Ted*56              52 McLean, VA                 37:41
  22   Vasquez, Juan*****          53 Hyattsville, MD            37:51
  23   Stiegmann, Marty**          53 Glen Allen, VA             37:55
  24   Page, H.T.*****             53 Wirtz, VA                  37:57
  25   Leiding, Jon*6              52 Virginia Beach, VA         38:13
  26   Morrison, Jack*****         54 Fredericksburg, VA         38:30
  27   Boyle, Kevin*8              51 Alexandria, VA             38:37
  28   Ortiz, Vincent*****         53 Chesapeake, VA             38:35
  29   Grilliot, Gary**            50 Norfolk, VA                38:48
  30   Alberg, Ken*14              53 Suffolk, VA                39:00
  31   Haywood, Allen**            50 Washington, DC             39:14
  32   Baremore, Joseph***         51 Silver Spring, MD          39:14
  33   Scott, R.J.*7               50 Bassett, VA                39:17
  34   Caponigro, Richard****      51 Gainesville, VA            39:28
  35   Obando, Jose*               52 Herndon, VA                39:34
  36   Mace, Matthew*              54 Arnold, MD                 39:42
  37   Cover, Karl***              54 Montpelier, VA             39:51
  38   McLaughlin, Terry***        53 Spotsylvania, VA           39:46
  39   Bohse, Michael              50 Columbia, MD               39:57
  40   Johnston, Chris***          50 Fairfax, VA                40:21

55-59 Men

Walk to End HIV 5K 16:51, 10K = 35:09

Henry Wigglesworth easily pulled away from the field with the top six times in the division. His two 10Ks the Boo! Run for Life in 36:28 and Veterans Day in 36:02 were part of his four major races. In October, he topped his best four 5Ks with a superb Walk to End HIV 5K in 16:51 that left no doubt.

Former champion and runner-up Maurice Pointer was off his game from last year, running the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M in 1:03:17. His best race was the Potomac Valley Games on the track in18:07. Third place Andrew Cutler started the year with a brilliant American Family Fitness Half Marathon in 1:24:05. Then he bolstered that with a fine Elizabeth River Run 10K in 38:48. Fourth place David Wild is next with his National Press Club 5K in 18:26. He also ran Lawyers Have Heart in 38:57.

Fifth place Dennis Coleman started his year as third at the US National Road Racing Championships 12K in 47:17. Then he was tops at the Tim Kennard 10M in 1:04:32 just behind Pointer’s Annapolis 10M win in 1:04:28. John Chall takes seventh place racing Pike’s Peek 10K in 39:22 ahead of Dan Lawson’s 39:36. It was Lawson’s fifth best race. He had two faster than Chall’s, including the MCRRC Shooting Starr 6K in 22:41.

The division had just 23 qualifiers.

  Pl   Name                       Age Hometown                   10K=
   1   Wigglesworth, Henry*7       56 Washington, DC             35:09
   2   Pointer, Maurice*25         59 Baltimore, MD              37:47
   3   Cutler, Andrew*8            57 Yorktown, VA               38:09
   4   Wild, David*****            59 Washington, DC             38:27
   5   Coleman, Dennis***          56 Montgomery Village, MD     38:50
   6   Lawson, Dan*12              59 Gaithersburg, MD           38:54
   7   Chall, John*6               57 Crownsville, MD            39:22
   8   Gessler, Bobby***           57 Ellicott City, MD          39:43
   9   Lovegrove, David*9          58 Fredericksburg, VA         39:58
  10   Carter, R.B.***             56 Lynchburg, VA              39:59
  11   Meadows, Mike*****          57 Martinsburg, WV            40:01
  12   Benoit, Thomas*8            57 Abingdon, VA               40:11
  13   Tinta, Elias                56 Rockville, MD              40:16
  14   Peterson, Jeff****          58 Fredericksburg, VA         40:41
  15   Jackson, Clark***           58 Charlottesville, VA        40:57
  16   Jewell, Chuck*              57 Columbia, MD               41:19
  17   Hamilton, William*          56 Fredericksburg, VA         41:27
  18   Washington, Perry*****      55 Monrovia, MD               41:37
  19   Weaver, Ron*6               56 Virginia Beach, VA         41:48
  20   Arnade, Tim*****            57 Arlington, VA              41:51
  21   Cannon, Michael*****        56 Fairfax Station, VA        41:45
  22   Mendelson, Dan***           57 Washington, DC             42:18
  23   Imbery, Terry****           57 Yorktown, VA               42:29

60-64 Men

Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M 1:05:00, 10K = 39:07

Alan Pemberton was golden at the St. Patrick’s Day 8K in 31:25 as the fastest of his seven wins. Mick Slonaker’s second best race was 31:53 there. Then the first week of April, Slonaker surged to the lead with the only race not Pemberton’s in the top five, winning at Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M in 1:05:00 to capture the division. Fourth place Bob Burns (1:07:53) and seventh place Ken Krehbiel (69:00) had their best race there.

Pemberton slowed slightly as the year went on and the races got longer. At the Rockville Rotary Twilight 8K in won in 31:41. Then at Lawyers have Heart 10K he ran 40:26. Fourth place Bob Becker was second at Kaiser Permanente Pike's Peek 10K in 40:28 and first at the Anthem Wicked 10K in 40:36. Fifth place Harrison Grayson was third at Army in 1:08:09.

Sixth place Rick Platt won 13 age group wins, including the Run for the Achievable Dream 8K in 32:32. Tom Dekornfeld surprised Bob Becker at the RRCA Challenge 10 Mile 1:09:22 to 1:09:32 to capture eighth place

Fifty-seven runners were ranked in this huge division.

  Pl   Name                       Age Hometown                   10K=
   1   Sloanker, Mick*****         64 Columbia, MD               39:07
   2   Pemberton, Alan*7           61 Silver Spring, MD          39:52
   3   Becker, Bob*8               63 Midlothian, VA             40:28
   4   Burns, Bob*7                61 Columbia, MD               40:51
   5   Grayson, Harrison**         62 Upper Marlboro, MD         41:01
   6   Platt, Rick*13              63 Williamsburg, VA           41:17
   7   Krehbiel, Ken*10            60 Washington, DC             41:31
   8   Dekornfeld, Thomas*11       61 Annapolis, MD              41:44
   9   Anderson, Clifton*16        60 Warrenton, VA              41:52
  10   Hart, Bill*****             64 Virginia Beach, VA         41:51
  11   Morgan, Timothy*****        63 Damascus, MD               42:15
  12   Senior, Malcolm*7           63 New Market, MD             42:25
  13   Ferrens, Larry*7            60 Barton, MD                 42:40
  14   Adkins, Gary**              64 Salem, VA                  42:48
  15   Loomis, Bill**              60 Silver Spring, MD          42:50
  16   Umbarger, Ken*8             63 Gaithersburg, MD           43:04
  17   Lopex, Felix*12             61 Lynchburg, VA              43:02
  18   Sinderman, Robert*          60 Arlington, VA              43:10
  19   Wind, Jay*36                64 Arlington, VA              43:09
  20   Smeaton, Allan**            60 Oak Hill, VA               43:13
  21   Murphy, Tom***              61 Virginia Beach, VA         43:15
  22   Ryan, Paul****              63 Arlington, VA              43:22
  23   Landers, Harry*****         62 Free Union, VA             43:35
  24   Arey, Chris****             64 Stafford, VA               43:34
  25   Abrahamson, Dale*****       64 Yorktown, VA               43:34
  26   Whisler, Mark****           64 Salem, VA                  43:45
  27   Erickson, Kenyon**          60 Vienna, VA                 43:55
  28   Bousel, Paul*17             61 Alexandria, VA             43:42
  29   Pancotti, Rolando*7         60 Fredericksburg, VA         43:55
  30   Washington, Larry           63 Rockville, MD              43:53
  31   Grimsley, Gary****          60 Springfield, VA            44:06
  32   Vaughan, Allen*****         63 Stafford, VA               44:30
  33   Cook, Robert***             62 Baltimore, MD              44:30
  34   Brooks, Maxwell****         61 Glen Burnie, MD            44:49
  35   Day, Joseph**               64 Yorktown, VA               44:48
  36   Adams, Richard*             63 Herndon, VA                44:47
  37   Bergeson, Michael           61 Annapolis, MD              44:55
  38   Webster, David*             61 Stevensville, MD           45:09
  39   Finn, Frank*                64 Richmond, VA               45:05
  40   Rogers, Ron*9               62 Riner, VA                  45:16
  41   Hens, Peter***              63 Parkville, MD              45:16
  42   Spicer, Frank*9             62 Clifton, VA                45:22
  43   Astrop, Rob*****            62 Richmond, VA               45:41
  44   Wolfson, Marc**             64 Olney, MD                  45:39
  45   O'Keefe, Tim*****           61 Middletown, MD             45:36
  46   Dempsey, Mark**             61 Charlottesville, VA        45:47
  47   Moreland, James*20          62 Gaithersburg, MD           46:00
  48   Senseney, Bill              64 Charles Town, WV           46:10
  49   Bachman, Gene*              62 Virginia Beach, VA         46:32
  50   Riordan, Jim**              60 Fredericksburg, VA         46:52
  51   Burns, Rick                 60 Baltimore, MD              47:02
  52   Zimmerman, Mark             62 Kensington, MD             47:01
  53   Verdirame, Joseph*          64 Suffolk, VA                47:36
  54   Hughes, Barry**             60 Gloucester Point, VA       47:57
  55   Attavian, Bruce             64 Hagerstown, MD             48:11
  56   Dicarlo, John*              64 Virginia Beach, VA         48:11
  57   Rantanen, Robert**          62 Virginia Beach, VA         48:19

65-69 Men

Run for the Parks 10K 41:26

The top four runners were a close as can be and two were moving on to an older division. Jim Noone struck first with a fine Alexandria Turkey Trot 5M in 34:26. That was the 13th fastest race in the division. Then all hell broke loose. Noone powered his way to a tie for the third fastest race at the PVTC Christmas Caper 10K in 42:52. Bill Hart’s opening salvo was the Anthem Shamrock Festival Half Marathon in 1:34:58. Larry Coley matched that in April at the Queens Lake 5K in 20:39.

Jason Page had sixteen age group wins but did not really get underway until May when he matched Noone’s best at the Sadie's Run 5K in 20:33. Noone added a fine Springfield 5K in 20:41 for his last time in the division and takes third just ahead of Page who ran the Run for Independence 8K in 34:09. Meanwhile Larry Coley popped the Elizabeth River Run 10K in 42:57. Three of his seven wins were better than either Noone or Page’s second race and by a narrow margin, he is the runner-up. The champion, Bill Hart, waited till October to ease by the trio, racing the Peroni Crawlin' Crab HM in 1:34:12 and then the Anthem Wicked 10K in 42:43.

Fifth place Paul Steele Jr. raced in behind Coley at the Elizabeth River Run in 43:40. For sixth place George Carrigan tied with Wilson Trueheart in their best races. Carrigan ran the Sentara Sleighbell 5K in 21:00 and Trueheart matched that at the Park Heights Community Health Alliance 5K. Carrigan added the Governor's Land 5K in 21:06 behind Coley’s 20:59, while Trueheart raced the Kelly's Shamrock 5K in 21:11. After that Carrigan had a bunch of races faster than Trueheart’s next best and takes the sixth spot.

Twenty-five runners qualified for the division.

  Pl   Name                       Age Hometown                   10K=
   1   Hart, Bill*****             65 Virginia Beach, VA         42:43
   2   Coley, Larry*7              65 Chesapeake, VA             42:57
   3   Noone, Jim*11               69 Fairfax, VA                42:52
   4   Page, Jason*16              69 Hamilton, VA               42:52
   5   Steele Jr., Paul*7          67 Virginia Beach, VA         43:40
   6   Carrigan, George*15         65 Williamsburg, VA           43:48
   7   Trueheart, Wilson*13        65 Baltimore, MD              43:48
   8   Wong, Ronnie*18             67 Catonsville, MD            44:36
   9   Allen, Walter*7             66 Lynchburg, VA              44:57
  10   Stevens, Bobby*****         65 Stafford, VA               45:05
  11   Christol, Jim*7             67 Davidson, NC               45:36
  12   Pardee, William*            65 Virginia Beach, VA         45:54
  13   Senseney, Bill***           65 Charles Town, WV           46:08
  14   Moore, L.C.****             67 Keeling, VA                46:33
  15   Hensel, Donald*7            69 Gaithersburg, MD           46:32
  16   Raley, George*6             67 Rising Sun, MD             46:45
  17   Hess, Jim*****              65 Bristol, VA                46:54
  18   Fleming, Mike****           68 Columbia, MD               47:44
  19   Vincent, Geoffrey*          66 Arlington, VA              47:48
  20   Gregory, Art**              69 Ijamsville, MD             48:26
  21   Brittain, John              69 Alexandria, VA             48:20
  22   Verdirame, Joseph**         65 Suffolk, VA                48:51
  23   Cannon, Jonathan*           68 Earlysville, VA            49:08
  24   Gallogly, Michael*          65 Richmond, VA               50:51
  25   Driscoll, Danny***          67 Newport News, VA           51:19

70-74 Men

National Press Club Beat the Deadline 5K 20:20, 10K = 42:25

Only seven runners qualified and nobody had a chance against Jim Noone. His 13 wins were all in the top 14 times. His best race was the National Press Club Beat the Deadline 5K in 20:20, nearly two minutes ahead of the lone other racer in the top. Ben Dyer, who had 19 wins, ran the Sentara Sleighbell 5K in 22:10. Noone second best race winning at Army in 1:12:34 was also good enough to qualify for the 50-54 division.

Art Gregory aged up mid year and raced the Bel Air Town Run 5K in 22:56. That was just good enough to pass fourth place Jim Bullock who ran the slightly longer the 5K, Pi Run on the McDaniel College Track in 23:18.

  Pl   Name                       Age Hometown                   10K=
   1   Noone, Jim*13               70 Fairfax, VA                42:25
   2   Dyer, Ben*19                71 Hayes, VA                  46:14
   3   Gregory, Art*8              70 Ijamsville, MD             47:50
   4   Bullock, Jim*11             72 Eldersburg, MD             48:03
   5   Brown, Walter*7             70 Montgomery Village, MD     50:17
   6   Shapiro, Lou*9              73 Silver Spring, MD          50:44
   7   Sollers, Bill**             74 Silver Spring, MD          54:12

75-79 Men

Summer Sizzler 5K 23:14, 10K = 48:28 Kentlands/Lakelands 5K 23:14, 10K = 48:28

John Elliott won the summer with a Summer Sizzler 5K in 23:14. He liked the time so much he duplicated it at the Kentlands/Lakelands 5K to win the fall. He also was the first runner to finish at the DCRRC Age-Handicapped 4 Mile in 31:26 where runners start at different times based on age.

Runner-up John Clarke had an impressive Frederick HM in 1:51:21. Stan Neumann made massive strides in the new division with 18 age groups wins, including the Tim Kennard 10M in 1:25:19 and the RRCA Challenge in 1:27:12. Fourth place Doug Morris had the division’s second fastest 10K, winning the Bluemont Fair 10K in 52:49. Maynard Weyers ran the First Down 5K in 25:49 for fifth place and former champion Chan Robbins is next running the Palio Di Siena 5K in 25:58.

The division expanded to thirty-two qualifiers and a ton of races. Blame goes to Robert Gurtler who ran 100 5Ks in his 119 races for the year.

  Pl   Name                       Age Hometown                   10K=
   1   Elliott, John*8             76 Columbia, MD               48:28
   2   Clarke, John***             76 Woodsboro, MD              50:31
   3   Neumann, Stan*18            75 Timonium, MD               51:20
   4   Morris, Doug*12             76 Delaplane, VA              52:49
   5   Weyers, Maynard*16          78 Alexandria, VA             53:45
   6   Robbins, Chan*22            77 Arlington, VA              54:10
   7   Sollers, Bill*****          75 Silver Spring, MD          54:23
   8   Keeling, Nick****           75 Bethesda, MD               54:43
   9   Pitts, Warren*9             76 Baltimore, MD              55:40
  10   Catoe, Chris***             79 Virginia Beach,  VA        57:02
  11   Quincy, Ken*14              77 Vienna, VA                 56:57
  12   Derr, William****           75 Gambrills, MD              59:04
  13   Rider, Alan****             78 Reston, VA                1:00:00
  14   Guyot, Henry*               79 Washington, DC            1:00:30
  15   Chapman, Henry*****         75 Keswick, VA               1:04:23
  16   Matusky, Joseph*            76 Virginia Beach,  VA       1:04:32
  17   McCarthy, Terry*6           79 Leesburg, VA              1:04:40
  18   Gurtler, Robert*53          79 The Plains, VA            1:04:50
  19   Leonard, Michael**          76 Silver Spring, MD         1:06:03
  20   Terrell, Charles****        75 Newport News, VA          1:06:18
  21   Humphrey, Thomas****        79 Midlothian, VA            1:06:58
  22   Hager, Philip***            77 Falls Church, VA          1:08:11
  23   Noble, John                 77 Bethesda, MD              1:09:24
  24   Morgan, Dan**               77 Chevy Chase, MD           1:10:14
  25   Conn, Harry*                77 Powhatan, VA              1:15:19
  26   Kurisky, John****           76 Forest, VA                1:16:27
  27   Hinkle, Neal*               77 Millersville, MD          1:22:26
  28   Smith, Robert               79 Comus, MD                 1:22:19
  29   Greear, Fred**              79 Bristol, VA               1:22:45
  30   Spruill, Bill               79 Chesapeake, VA            1:23:12
  31   St. Clair, Bailey           75 Glen Arm, MD              1:25:38
  32   Sanborn, Richard***         79 Williamsburg, VA          1:28:12

80 & Older Men

Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M 1:30:17, 10K 54:19

George Yannakakis totally dominated the division with the top 22 times. In his eleventh best race, St. Patrick's Day 8K he topped runner-up Jack McMahon 44:19 to 49:16. McMahon’s best race was the Kentlands/Lakelands 5K in 29:28. Yannakakis had the fastest 5K at the Bel Air Town Run 5Kin 26:36. He improved his Pike's Peek 10K by four minutes to 54:23 and trounced the field at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10M in 1:30:17.

Larry Dickerson ran the Alexandria Running Festival 5K in 30:40 to take third place. Two of eight qualifiers will be ninety in 21015. Indeed Dixon Hemphill was ninety on January 10, 2015.

  Pl   Name                       Age Hometown                   10K=
   1   Yannakakis, George*17       82 Sparks, MD                 54:19
   2   McMahon, Jack*21            83 Silver Spring, MD         1:01:28
   3   Dickerson, Larry*8          83 Burke, VA                 1:03:58
   4   Portner, Ferris**           85 King George, VA           1:23:22
   5   Smith, Robert*12            80 Comus, MD                 1:25:57
   6   Coogan, Dick***             82 McLean, VA                1:28:50
   7   Hemphill, Dixon*9           89 Fairfax Station, VA       1:37:17
   8   Atkins, Bob**               89 Winchester, VA            1:39:07
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