Nittany Track and Field Youth Club Begins Training the First Week of May
- Written by Martin Mazur Martin Mazur
Girls and boys, ages 8 to 18, with or without track experience are invited to join the program.The practice starts May 2nd at the State College High School Track. Hours will be 6:15 to 7:45 pm Monday through Thursday (except holidays). Attendance is flexible. The season will run until July 21st. We will hold an Informational meeting on Friday, April 29, 6:30 pm, at the High School track for athletes, coaches, and volunteers.The form and information for athlete registration can be found on our registration page: http://mysite.verizon.net/ntfxc/registration.html
The mission of the NTF’s track program is to provide qualified instruction and a fun environment for kids of virtually all ages to try different track and field events, learn the basics of athletic training, gain fitness and new skills, and develop discipline to pursue personal goals. Learning and training are emphasized above the competition or scores, although track meets are also included as part of learning experience. And of course, fun, game activities, new friends are great bonuses that kids will get by participating in the Club through the summer.
NVRC on Facebook
- Written by Martin Mazur Martin Mazur
The Nittany Valley Running Club has been on Facebook for a while. Now we have a Fan page. We plan to update the page with the latest race information, group run plans, and other activities. If you go there and "Like" us, our updates will automatically appear in your newsfeed.
2010 DCR Twitter Feed
- Written by Marty Mazur and Tara Murray Marty Mazur and Tara Murray
Realtime results for #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 go to http://nvrun.com/index.php/racing/club-sponsored/tussey-mountainback/dcr for the latest.
- diylibrarian The draft is done! Good luck to all the teams from an impartial observer. #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 DCR Draft is over. Teams will be published soon...
- KateERyan @diylibrarian @bwanaman Thanks for tweeting the picks! #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Last pick: Mike Dahlberg goes to Elijah and LEe Culver, due to his bathroom problems, goes to Dave Moore.
- diylibrarian Shekinah takes Dahlberg and Moore takes Culver (by default) #dcr10
- diylibrarian Petrarca takes O'Connell. Only two picks left. #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Just two more pics
- bwanaman #dcr10 Mike O'Conell goes to Matt Petrarca
- bwanaman #dcr10 The draft is a draw. How many people here just to observe who are not in the Draft? At least 6
- bwanaman #dcr10 OK Somebdy was smart. Alan chose Sandy
- diylibrarian Effrig takes Gabel #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 ALAN!!! Pick Sandy Gabel!!!
- bwanaman #dcr10 Sandy Gabel Sandy Gabel Sandy Gabel....
- bwanaman #dcr10 Effrig is taking a LONG time. Is there a plum still out there?
- diylibrarian Maranas picks Hutnick (of course he does!) #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Costas is whipped, too. He picks Michelle Hutnik.
- KateERyan @diylibrarian @bwanaman Thanks, I'm keeping track in an excel spreadsheet (nerd) #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Costas is up. 5 mor epix to go
- bwanaman #dcr10 Michelle CHristensen goes to Dave Mengle
- diylibrarian Mengle takes Christensen #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Paul Ruby goes to Cali Somebody is gonna be his motorcycle beyotch
- bwanaman #dcr10 Good thing Tara is here
- bwanaman #dcr10 I fell behind. My bad
- diylibrarian Cali picks a gem ... Ruby (hahaha, I kill myself) #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Stephanie Gordon went ot Mengle
- bwanaman #dcr10 Sorry, Kate, Mike Martin went to Cali.
- bwanaman #dcr10 Scott Gest, a ?, goes to Domico
- diylibrarian Domico takes Gest #dcr10
- diylibrarian Those last two were out of order, sorry @KateERyan! #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 I guess we missed Cali's choice in round 6. It was Stephanie Gordon.
- diylibrarian Cali takes Martin and Mengle takes Gordon #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Marty is very very happy with his team. We are the sleeper kick ass team
- KateERyan #dcr10 @diylibrarian @bwanaman Who did Cali pick for round 6?
- bwanaman #dcr10 Grace Small goes to Aydin
- bwanaman #dcr10 because Aydin has turnaround pick
- diylibrarian Aydin pickes Small #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Inside joke. Aydin picked Mazur in 2nd last round but Mazur wanted to be chosen in last. So.. Commish puts me there in last round
- bwanaman #dcr10 Gimpy Mazur is chosen WAY too soon. Aydin picks him in the quasi last round
- diylibrarian Aydin takes @bwanaman at the end of the 5th round. A fine choice. #dcr10
- diylibrarian @bwanaman Exactly, that's why they should be banned from Twitter. #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 SLeeper Rob Peterson goes to Domico.
- diylibrarian Domico takes Peterson #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Ha! Those captains. They should get smartphones. There's a lot of intelligence on this feed, believe it or not.
- bwanaman #dcr10 In fact, he'll go out on a limb and say he will kick any Leg 7 person's *ss
- bwanaman #dcr10 Mazur is getting interviewed for Leg 7. He's pretty sure he's the strongest 1 Legger left.
- bwanaman #dcr10 Mike Martin goes to Team Mengle
- diylibrarian Mengle takes Martin #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 COstas gets plum of plums. Deb SImoncek. How did she last this long?
- diylibrarian Maranas takes Simoncek. A steal! She lasted way too long. #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Kate! You're picked! Effrig got you!
- diylibrarian Effrig select @KateERyan #dcr10 (we didn't forget you!)
- diylibrarian Petrarca takes Kalvin #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 A DCR Noob goes to Matt - Kristie Kalvin
- bwanaman #dcr10 Janet Jonson goes to ELijah...
- diylibrarian Shekinah takes Jonson #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Jeopardy sound...
- diylibrarian I think the captains should be banned from tweeting until after the draft. #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 How come none of the idiot captains have twitter?
- diylibrarian Moore (in the turnaround pick) takes Birmingham #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Dave Moore is whipped. HE takes Julia Birmingham
- bwanaman #dcr10 OK. ROn Cunfer is a gemfor Dave Moore
- diylibrarian Moore takes Cunfer #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Elijah takes Soccio, making Deb S. even more of a plum!
- bwanaman #dcr10 THis leaves Deb Simoncek as a plum pick. WHo'll take her?
- diylibrarian Shekinah takes Soccio #dcr10
- diylibrarian Petrarca takes Wasikonis #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Matt Petrarca takes Morgan Wasikonis
- diylibrarian Maranas takes @joebol and Effrig takes Todd #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Dana Todd goes to Alan... There are still some plums out there!
- bwanaman #dcr10 Joe Bollinger wen to COstas. Costas may have a very good team.
- diylibrarian He's picked you before @bwanaman ... #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Yo Cheryl, your hub-steak just got picked by Team Mengle.
- diylibrarian Mengle takes Dean Capone #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 I'm sitting amidst the Domico team. Does that mean I'll get to be on it.
- bwanaman #dcr10 Dave Mengle is up to bat...
- diylibrarian Cali takes Tirko #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Cali gets a sweet pick. SHerry Tirko. I suggested her several picks ago...
- bwanaman #dcr10 Tom Karnezos is running with John Domico...
- diylibrarian Domico takes Karnezos #dcr10
- diylibrarian Team Domico is interviewing potential draftees #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Joel is either a really good choice or he'll be in traction on race day...
- bwanaman #dcr10 Tim Aydin picks Joel Niemann. If theres a Mr Gimpy out there other than me, it's gotta b e Joel
- diylibrarian Aydin takes Niemann #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Round 4 starting...
- bwanaman #dcr10 Round 3 closes out with Elijah taking Esther Prins and Dave Moore taking Marty "THe Other Marty" Klanchar.
- diylibrarian Moore takes Klanchar. He's picking well this year. #dcr10
- diylibrarian Shekinah takes Prins #dcr10
- diylibrarian Cali is whistling in lieu of a clock #dcr10
- diylibrarian Petrarca takes Kempton #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Matt P takes Beth Kempton. What happens in Vegas, comes to Rothrock!
- diylibrarian Effrig takes Renz #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 I guess I wrote the tweet for Mengle, but the send didn't go. His pick this round was Mark Lee.
- KateERyan @diylibrarian K, I'm good now #dcr10
- KateERyan @bwanaman Tara said Maranas had Lee and Effrig had Goldfine? #dcr10
- diylibrarian Oops, I got mixed up. Mengle takes Lee and Maranas takes Goldfine. #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Costas has taken Ciao Italia, Michael Goldfindino
- bwanaman #dcr10 I'm taking pictures. Dave Mengle is taking Mark Lee...
- KateERyan @diylibrarian @bwanaman You skipped Mengle I think #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 DOmico takes Jamie Wright
- diylibrarian Aydin goes with Thurley, Domico goes with Wright, and Cali picks the fashion-conscious Volkert #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Aydin picks Thurley
- bwanaman #dcr10 Myers thinks he was picked WAY too early. By Dave Moore. Round 2 is done...
- bwanaman #dcr10 Last pick of round 2 coming up...
- bwanaman #dcr10 Elijah picks Kisenwether.
- bwanaman #dcr10 Elijah is thinkin....
- bwanaman #dcr10 Matt may not repeat as DCR champ. Just sayin.....
- bwanaman #dcr10 Matt Petrarca ---- Joshua Valentine, he of the very suspect 10:27 2 mile. Talk about a weird bio!
- diylibrarian Petrarca takes Valentine after extensive consulting with Myers #dcr10
- diylibrarian Effrig takes NVRC race series leader Neff #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Round 2 is winding down.
- diylibrarian Lesieutre's faster for having run the #mtb50. #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Alan Effrig takes Cory Neff
- bwanaman #dcr10 Costas...George LEsieutre, who ran last year solo. Does he have any speed left in his legs?
- diylibrarian Lesieutre goes to Team Maranas #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Mengle took John Oatley
- diylibrarian Cali takes Grubb and Mengle/Sheakoski take Oatley #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Julie Grubb goes to Tom. Who else?
- bwanaman #dcr10 Jim Moore will run for Domico.
- diylibrarian Domico selects J. Moore (finally) #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Domico is painfully slow on his choice.
- bwanaman #dcr10 Aydin gets Downs.
- bwanaman #dcr10 This round has been all mixed up. Lots of what I thought were 1st rounders did not go yet.
- bwanaman #dcr10 Dave Moore ends the first round with Dillon. Moore might actually have a chance this year. I wan to be on his team!
- bwanaman #dcr10 WOW!!!! Mike Weyandt goes first round! This is an "interesting" pick
- diylibrarian Whoah. Shekinah goes with Weyandt for his first pick. #dcr10
- diylibrarian Petrarca goes with Misselwitz (a newcomer to the draft) #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Matt Petrarca takes Mike Misselwitz, a relative unknown.
- bwanaman #dcr10 Why hasn;t Dillon been chosen? SOmebody is gonna pick a plum!
- diylibrarian Effrig goes with Michael aka Pace Booty #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 My old captain ALan Effrig took Judd
- bwanaman #dcr10 Costas takes Ken Davis
- diylibrarian Bigger than my hand eye coordination as well @bwanaman #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Mengle chose Sheakoski. The sign of an inexperienced captain...
- bwanaman #dcr10 Tara just ordered a big girl beer! It's bigger than her head!
- bwanaman #dcr10 Tara and I are tweeting the same things...
- diylibrarian THe Commish is on the Mengle-phone #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Martha!
- bwanaman #dcr10 Guess who Cali chose. I'll give you 3 guesses.
- diylibrarian More shockingly, Cali selects Nelson with the 3rd overall pick #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Domico chose Meira. THat's a lot of pressure...
- diylibrarian Shockingly, Domico picks Minard for the 2nd overall pick #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Cali finally showed up
- diylibrarian Domico is on the clock #dcr10
- KateERyan @bwanaman Haha! #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Domico is here. He's about to pick
- bwanaman #dcr10 DOmico and Cali are AWOL! THat can only mean that Cali is driving....
- bwanaman #dcr10 Ironing out some technical glitches.
- bwanaman #dcr10 First choice: Tim Aydin (who is not present) chose Kevin Becker
- KateERyan It's draft time! Anxiously awaiting the tweets! #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Draft is about to commence!
- bwanaman #dcr10 John is giving his intro schpiel
- diylibrarian The Commish is making his opening remarks at the 5th DCR draft #dcr10
- GeoPa58 #dcr10 Working on a syllabus and nursing a Hop Devil here. Re: DCR10: "Enquiring minds want to know."
- bwanaman #dcr10 There are about 40 people here. A few empty seats remain.
- bwanaman #dcr10 So, while we're waiting....My wife canned 7 quarts of home grown tomatoes today!
- bwanaman #dcr10 The Caesar salad is very savory. I can taste the anchovy goodness.
- bwanaman #dcr10 There is about a thousand times as much technology as there was at DCR 1
- diylibrarian I'm here. Hopback is an excellent draft choice, @bwanaman. #dcr10
- bwanaman #dcr10 Myers is horning in at "lap-top lane"
- bwanaman #dcr10 still waiting on Tara to tweet. She's here.
- bwanaman #dcr10 I ordered a half-rack of ribs and a Troegs hop back
- bwanaman #dcr10 People are pouring in. John is formatting cells. Don't ask.
- bwanaman #dcr10 We've got signal to the projector.Trying to get the color to not be jaundiced.
- bwanaman #dcr10 My Tweet-mate ain't here yet.
- bwanaman #dcr10 At Damon's. Hooking up technology. People trickling in.
- diylibrarian I'll be tweeting the #dcr10 draft tonight. If you're following the tweets, don't forget to use the hashtag (@joebol @KateERyan)!
- bwanaman I'll join Tara Murray (@diylibrarian) to tweet the Draft Challenge Relay (DCR) Draft Night. Tweeting starts at 5 on Sunday. Hashtag: #dcr10
- diylibrarian I'll be tweeting the Draft Challenge Relay draft for mOUnTaiNBACK #MTB50 teams on Sunday evening with @bwanaman. The hashtag is #dcr10
2010 Race Series Results
- Written by Martin Mazur Martin Mazur
The 2010 NVRC Race Series and Volunteer of the Year competition wrapped up with December's Nittany Valley Half-Marathon. The winners of this year's competition are:
1st Place: Cory Neff
2nd Place: Meira Minard
3rd Place: Alan Effrig
Volunteer of the Year:
1st Place: Mike Casper
2nd Place: Marty Mazur
3rd Place: Jerry Steffy
Awards will be presented at the next bimonthly meeting of the NVRC, which will be at 6:30 PM on February 1 at the Hi-Way Pizza on North Atherton.
The 2011 Series has already begun with the First Night Resolution Run 5K and continues this week with the start of the Indoor Mile Series. All you need to participate is to be member of the NVRC. Details on the Series can be found here.You can join the NVRC here.
Youth Cross-Country Meets for Fall 2010
- Written by Marty Mazur Marty Mazur
All area youth age 14 and under are invited to this Fall's cross country (X-C) runs. The focus is on fun, fitness and the skill common to many sports - running. All of this year's races will be run at the State College Area High School cross-country course, located next to the High School - South Building on Westerly Parkway in State College. Participation is free of charge! The Fall 2010 X-C runs are on: Saturday Sept. 11th, Sept. 18th and Sept. 25th. For more information and required release form, go to our Youth Cross-Country page.
Andrew Webb to Run Tussey mOUnTainBACK to Honor Memory of His Wife
- Written by Martin Mazur Martin Mazur
Some of you know Andrew Webb, a Rec Hall Regular who has participated in the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK as a relay runners several times. Andrew's wife died suddenly in April. Nadine was a professor, teacher, and researcher in bioengineering. She was also a respected mentor of many young women students and scientists. To honor his wife's memory and legacy, Andrew has established the Nadine Barrie Smith Mentor Award, a scholarship in her name to encourage women in engineering through Penn State. To promote awareness of this award and to encourage donations to the fund for the award, Andrew will be running the mOUnTaiNBACK this year as an ultramarathoner. Andrew has run several marathons, but has never done anything approaching the challenges of the 50 miler. Andrew does not have a specific monetary goal in mind for this effort. But please read the Penn State Live article about Nadine, Andrew, and the award he has established here: http://live.psu.edu/story/48882#nw54 . And then consider making a donation to the award fund. Donations to the Nadine Barrie Smith Mentor Award can be made at: https://secure.ddar.psu.edu/GiveTo/. Please remember to note that your gift is for the Nadine Barrie Smith Mentor Award (SCDSZ) in the College of Engineering. For information about the Nadine Barrie Smith Mentor Award, contact John Dietz, director of development, at 814-863-3848.
Adult Volunteers Needed for the Nittany Track and Field Youth Club
- Written by Martin Mazur Martin Mazur
If you can spare a little time to help some talented kids and their dedicated coaches on weekday evenings, go here for more information: