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Friday, July 13, 2007

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32nd annual OHD road races

A cool summer morning provided the backdrop for this year's races. By popular demand, the races reverted to their traditional order of the five-mile preceding the one-mile, albeit 15 minutes earlier than usual. A total of 195 runners finished the races, the second largest field in 32 years: 136 in the one-mile race (64 female), 59 in the five-mile race (17 female), with five in the 11- and- under age group.


John Dalton (Photo by Mollie McPhee Ho)

In the five-mile race, John Dalton prevailed to win this race for the sixth time since 1992 in 30:44. Second-place finisher Philip Lavely, age 15, and an avid triathlete, led for the first 1.5 mile until John caught him, and finished in a strong 31:17, 2:20 faster than his last year's time. He held off Lee Storrs, who duplicated his 2005 fourth place time of 31:23, to take third place.

In the women's division, Cassi Knight, celebrated her 19th birthday by winning the race in 32:47 (sixth overall). Karen Ringheiser, Carlisle's premier woman marathoner, took second place in 32:56 (seventh overall). Eight-time winner and course record-holder (31:51) Kim Ratcliffe was third in a time of 33:54 (11th overall). This order of finish was held throughout the race.

Cassi Knight (Photo by Mollie McPhee Ho)

 



In the one-mile race, David Tobin (18), who won in 2004 and 2005 and was second in '03 and '06, scored his third victory in this race, posting a 5:18 time. Christopher Bojanic (16), third in '04 and '06, ran his best time of 5:31 to take second place by one second, overtaking Roy Bondurant (19), second in 2004 and 2005, in the final stretch.

In the women's division, Megan Ratcliffe (11) impressively won for the first time in 6:26, followed by Katie Lerner (16) in 6:37. Theresa Fritz-Endres (16) took third place in 6:43.

The youngest finishers were Lilly Jimenez (9) in the five-mile race and Matthias Cox (3) in the one-mile. Oldest finishers were Murray Edelberg in the five- mile and Angelo Debenedictis in the one-mile.

Family participation was significant again in both races. There were 26 families with at least three members running this year, accounting for 96 of the total 195 (49%). The Marianos had seven family members; Jimenez/Dibenedictis had six; the Harrings had five; the Brown/Cowans, Elwoods, Farrow/Gines, Jollys, Kolstads, Koskis, Perkins, Ratcliffes and Sweeneys had four. The Amodei, Bishop, Cox, Fink, Forelli, Ih, Judicke/Suduikis, Kirlin, Meyer/Engdahl, Parson, Royce, Sampson, Smith and Storrs families all had three family members.

The continuing, generous support of Ferns Market and the Vitamin Water Company were responsible for the Vitamin Water drinks for all runners and the helpers to distribute them. I also want to thank Chief Sullivan, Lt. Crowe, the traffic control overseer, and all the Carlisle Police officers assisting for their magnificent job this year, making both races safe for the runners.

Since the race wouldn't be possible without the following individuals, many of whom have volunteered their time and expertise year after year, sincerest thanks go to Susan Bondurant, Newel Cantrill, Phil Conti, Kay Edelberg, Sarah Goldsmith, Anne Halvorsen, Ken and Marilyn Harte, Ellen Huber, Rand Kmiec, Ed Lamm, Julia Lavely, Alistair, Lynn and Stan Lucks, Ollie Naidich, Frederika Perry, Carl Popolo, Amanda and Sarah Siedlar and Martha Svatek.

A special trophy was presented to Sabrina Perry, the race line coordinator, who has volunteered countless hours of her time since the very first race in 1976, streamlining many forms and procedures and organizing the critical start/finish area volunteers.

Due to an unexpected computer snafu in the prize-category sorting, the one-mile race had some missteps in the timely and accurate awarding of prizes. If anyone is due a medal/ribbon or was not at the awards ceremony to accept it, please call Leslie or Ronald Kmiec at 1-978-369-6130, or e-mail kmiec@earthlink.net.

One-mile race results

Place FirstName LastName Time Prize

1 David Tobin 05:18 1st male overall, 1st male (15-19)

2 Christopher Bojanic 05:31 2nd male overall, 2nd male (15-19)

3 Roy Bondurant 05:32 3rd male overall, 3rd male (15-19)

4 Jason Mestancik 06:08

5 Scott Brazina 06:10 1st male (10-11)

6 Tony Mariano 06:15 1st male (40-49)

7 Megan Ratcliffe 06:26 1st female overall, 1st female (10-11)

8 Charlie Walthieu 06:27 1st male (12-14)

9 Thomas Ratcliffe 06:30 1st male (8-9)

10 Eric Sellew 06:32 2nd male (8-9)

11 Katie Lerner 06:37 2nd female overall, 1st female (15-19)

12 Christopher Jr. Mariano 06:39 2nd male (12-14)

13 Theresa Fritz-Endres 06:43 3rd female overall, 2nd female (15-19)

14 Ben Lovy 06:44

15 Chuck Farrow 06:48

16 Sam Royce 06:53 3rd male (8-9)

17 Meg Parson 06:55 1st female (12-14)

18 Emily Fritz-Endres 06:57 3rd female (15-19)

19 Griffin Bishop 06:58 2nd male (10-11)

20 Laura Drinkwater 06:59 2nd female (10-11)

21 Dan Abel 07:00

22 Elena Strelnikova 07:01 1st female (30-39)

23 Ben Schofield 07:02 3rd male (10-11)

24 Gavin Saylor 07:03

25 Nick Mariano 07:04

26 Emma Brandhorst 07:05 3rd female (10-11)

27 Peter Fox 07:06

28 Melissa Mariano 07:09 2nd female (12-14)

29 Chris Elwood 07:22 3rd male (12-14)

30 Derrick Amodei 07:23

31 Charlie Lotane 07:24

32 Kelsey Erickson 07:27

33 Charley Sweeney 07:30

34 Ronald Kmiec 07:33 1st male (60-69)

35 Amanda Caddell 07:34

36 Patrick Forelli 07:38

37 Alexander Sayde 07:43

38 Zeke Golnik 07:46

39 Max Stropkay 07:52

40 Tori Forelli 07:53

41 Joshua Elwood 07:54

42 Molly Koski 07:55

43 James Sibley 07:56 1st male (6-7)

44 Scott Stropkay 07:57

45 Clark Bernardin 07:58

46 Bradley Kimball 08:00

47 Don Drinkwater 08:06 1st male (50-59)

48 Madison Jolly 08:08

49 Ashley Yousefy 08:17

50 John Bernardin 08:18

51 Michael Drinkwater 08:21

52 Liam Smith 08:23 2nd male (6-7)

53 Alaric Krapf 08:26

54 Mia Royce 08:33 1st female (8-9)

55 John Mariano 08:35

56 Christopher Sr. Mariano 08:38

57 Brennan Simon 08:39

58 Roxanne Sayde 08:40 3rd female (12-14)

59 Jonathan Koski 08:41 3rd male (6-7)

60 Katherine Bishop 08:42 2nd female (8-9)

61 Mike Bishop 08:43

62 Jillian Sweeney 08:44

63 Chris Sweeney 08:46

64 Katie Lotane 08:47 3rd female (8-9)

65 Erika Hedden 08:49

66 Katrina Judicke 08:58

67 Otto Judicke 09:01

68 Colby Mariano 09:03

69 Anna Kolstad 09:04

70 Christopher Ratcliffe 09:05

71 Jack Bondurant 09:06

72 Amy Jolly 09:08

73 Ben Fink 09:10

74 Lucy King 09:13

75 Liam Fink 09:17

76 William Fink 09:19

77 Alden Harring 09:27 1st female (6-7)

78 Amelia Amodei 09:28

79 Leslie Amodei 09:29 1st female (40-49)

80 Blake Hatch 09:33

81 Kelsey Perkins 09:34

82 Jordan Farrow 09:37

83 Fallyn Kirlin 09:40 2nd female (6-7)

84 Peter Kirlin 09:41

85 Donna Perkins 09:43

86 Carly Blue 09:44 3rd female (6-7)

87 Jeff Blue 09:46

88 Torielle Simon 09:51

89 Josie Kolstad 09:53

90 David Kolstad 09:56

91 Ben Kelly 09:57

92 Declan Smith 09:58 1st male (5 and under)

93 Kate Sweeney 10:00

94 Reilly Harring 10:05

95 Henry Hedden 10:07

96 Laura Kolstad 10:08

97 Vaughn Harring 10:09

98 Claire Kelly 10:11 1st female (5 and under)

99 Marc Wey 10:12

100 Lucas Hickman 10:20

101 Taylor Perkins 10:23

102 Aidan Klein 10:26

103 Lisa Koski 10:27

104 Shayna Erickson 10:30

105 Wyatt Hickman 10:31

106 Kevin Perkins 10:35

107 Anna Stringham 10:37

108 David Elwood 10:50

109 Samantha Elwood 10:53

110 Gillian Kirlin 10:55

111 Kelly Stringham 10:56

112 Katherine Brown 10:57

113 Nathan Brown 10:58

114 Aidan Ih 11:00 2nd male (5 and under)

115 Lucy Jimenez 11:01 2nd female (5 and under)

116 Lori Jimenez 11:10

117 Sandra Suduikis 11:12

118 Davis Farrow 11:13 3rd female (5 and under)

119 Kris Gines 11:53

120 Erin Cox 11:55

121 Annie Jimenez 11:57

122 Angelo Debenedictis 12:06 Oldest overall

123 Leandra Klein 12:25

124 Gracie Sampson 12:27

125 Sarah Sampson 12:49

126 Wells Sampson 13:06

127 Marisa Ih 13:07

128 Nancy Cowan 13:08

129 Samantha Brown 13:15

130 Teddy Storrs 13:16

131 Mary Storrs 13:17

132 Lee Storrs 13:29

133 Piper Harring 13:31

134 Heidi Harring 13:32

135 Devlin Ih 14:43 3rd male (5 and under)

136 Mathias Cox 14:44 Youngest overall

Five-mile race results

Place First Name Last Name Time Prize

1 John Dalton 30:44 1st place male (40-49), 1st male overall

2 Philip Lavely 31:17 1st place male (15-19), 2nd male overall

3 Lee Storrs 31:23 3rd male overall

4 Matt Knight 32:29

5 Richard Fine 32:39 1st place male (50-59)

6 Cassi Knight 32:47 1st place female (15-19), 1st female overall

7 Karen Ringheiser 32:56 1st place female (40-49), 2nd female overall

8 John Bakewell 33:09

9 Jeff Blue 33:15

10 John Forelli 33:51

11 Kim Ratcliffe 33:54 3rd female overall

12 Chuck Farrow 34:51

13 Claude von Roesgen 34:56

14 Bart Littlefield 35:06

15 John Hutchinson 35:16 1st place male (30-39)

16 Robert Peary 35:35

17 John Bernardin 36:21

18 Tim Parson 36:34

19 Tiffany Rule 37:05 1st place female (30-39)

20 Henry Cox 38:11

21 Thomas Ratcliffe 38:18 1st place male (11 and under)

22 Ethan Royce 38:24

23 Patricia Russo 38:39

24 Basil Bourque 38:42

25 Elena Strelnikova 39:00

26 Jason Mestancik 39:04

27 Casey Smith 39:23

28 Matthew Koski 39:35

29 Ronald Kmiec 39:56 1st place male (60-69)

30 Frank Sargent 39:59

31 Stephen Boor 40:27

32 Andy Forsberg 41:00

33 Graham Lucks 41:02

34 Wyn Strodtbeck 41:04

35 Spencer Meyer 41:06

36 Leo Geoffroy 41:54

37 Jim Paisner 42:38

38 Alexandria Alberto 43:06

39 Emily Howe 43:07

40 David Barber 43:48

41 Lindsay Klickstein 44:01 1st place female (11 and under)

42 Jamie Klickstein 44:02

43 Lilly Jimenez 44:32 Youngest overall

44 Ray Jimenez 44:44

45 Martin Galligan 45:03

46 Bill Cote 45:06

47 Adam Jolly 45:23

48 Frank Finigio 46:03

49 Richard Meyer 46:26

50 Dan Jolly 46:30

51 Melissa Weiksnar 47:08 1st place female (50-59)

52 Alicia Joyal 48:14 1st place female (20-29)

53 Sonya Palmer 48:15

54 Ben Parson 49:19 1st place male (12-14)

55 Laurie Engdahl 49:35

56 Laura Quayle 50:50

57 Murray Edelberg 53:20 Oldest overall

58 Stephanie Mundel 56:40 1st place female (12-14)

59 Trevor Mundel 56:41


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