NVRC Supports 2017 United Way Day of Caring

It’s seven years in a row now. Cheree Jones helped to organize a crew of bushwhackers for the United Way Day of Caring, this time with the help of Liz Kisenwether. The project was again the golf course perimeter bikepath/jogging path, this time along the southwest edge of the Penn State Blue Golf Course along Blue Course Drive. Brush was also cleared at intersection of former railroad bed and road leading up to the Walker Clubhouse. The usual saplings, bushes, logs, branches, vines, and thickets had encroached on the jogging path.

The volunteers were: Keller Williams Realty, Kid Tech, the Penn State Women's Softball and Lacrosse Teams (around 60 volunteers from among these groups, including over 20 from each of the PSU women's teams), and Joe Hughes--Penn State Golf Courses PGA General Manager/Head Golf Professional, who helped tremendously with the planning and execution, and Liz and Jim Kisenwether and Cheree Jones. The crew cleared the way so that runners have a clear treadway and golfers can see runners so they can yell "fore!". The NVRC, as usual, chipped in to pay for some food and refreshment. Here are a few pictures, courtesy of Cheree Jones.

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Group shot of some of the participants in the 2017 Day of Caring

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St. Joseph's Catholic Academy Cross-Country Meet vs Juniata and The Grier School

October 10, 2017
Boalsburg, PA

Timing by the Nittany Valley Running Club

Boys Team Results

PLACE TEAM                POINTS  PLACES OF FINISHERS                AVG. TIME SPREAD
----- ----                ------  -------------------                --------- ------
  1   Sjca                    24    2    3    5    6    8    9   11    18:50    1:54
  2   Juniata                 34    1    4    7   10   12   13   14    19:23    3:03


 PLACE         FINISHER           TIME     PACE
 -----         --------           ----     ----
1. Sjca
    2  Carter Kauffman, So        17:44    5:42
    3  Isaac Hyman, So            18:38    5:59
    5  Zach DeCarmine, So         18:52    6:04
    6  Leo Bomboy, Sr             19:16    6:11
    8  Ethan Kauffman, So         19:37    6:18
    9  Max Wortman, Sr            20:02    6:26
   11  Thomas McElhiny, So        20:35    6:37
Total Time = 1:34:07     Total Places = 24

2. Juniata
    1  Garrett Baublitz, So       17:36    5:39
    4  Albert Heister, Jr         18:52    6:04
    7  Clay Yeager, So            19:31    6:16
   10  Jonathan Fronk, Sr         20:16    6:31
   12  Zebulon Ames, Jr           20:39    6:38
   13  James Hazard, Fr           21:24    6:53
   14  Isaac Fausey, So           21:37    6:57
Total Time = 1:36:54     Total Places = 34

Overall Order of Finish

        TEAM    
 PLACE SCORE         FINISHER           TIME     PACE     TEAM         
 ----- -----         --------           ----     ----     ----
    1     1  Garrett Baublitz, So       17:36    5:39  Juniata              
    2     2  Carter Kauffman, So        17:44    5:42  Sjca                 
    3     3  Isaac Hyman, So            18:38    5:59  Sjca                 
    4     4  Albert Heister, Jr         18:52    6:04  Juniata              
    5     5  Zach DeCarmine, So         18:52    6:04  Sjca                 
    6     6  Leo Bomboy, Sr             19:16    6:11  Sjca                 
    7     7  Clay Yeager, So            19:31    6:16  Juniata              
    8     8  Ethan Kauffman, So         19:37    6:18  Sjca                 
    9     9  Max Wortman, Sr            20:02    6:26  Sjca                 
   10    10  Jonathan Fronk, Sr         20:16    6:31  Juniata              
   11    11  Thomas McElhiny, So        20:35    6:37  Sjca                 
   12    12  Zebulon Ames, Jr           20:39    6:38  Juniata              
   13    13  James Hazard, Fr           21:24    6:53  Juniata              
   14    14  Isaac Fausey, So           21:37    6:57  Juniata              
   15        Brody Powell, Fr           22:31    7:14  Juniata              
   16        Leland Calistri, Fr        22:36    7:16  Sjca                 
   17        Noah Straub, Fr            24:01    7:43  Sjca                 
17 finishers among Open Men
17 male finishers
0 female finishers
17 total finishers

Girls Team Results

PLACE TEAM                POINTS  PLACES OF FINISHERS                AVG. TIME SPREAD
----- ----                ------  -------------------                --------- ------
  1   Sjca                    17    1    2    3    4    7    8    9    22:10    2:58
  2   Grier School            44    5    6   10   11   12   13         26:27    5:56

Incomplete Teams: Juniata, Grier School JrH

 PLACE         FINISHER           TIME     PACE
 -----         --------           ----     ----
1. Sjca
    1  Sera Mazza, Jr             21:05    6:47
    2  Julia Cusatis, Jr          21:16    6:50
    3  Maggie Urban, Sr           21:35    6:56
    4  Myah Chappell, So          22:51    7:21
    7  Lexi Kranich, So           24:03    7:44
    8  Kathleen Simander, Fr      25:17    8:08
    9  Lindsey Carmack, Jr        26:08    8:24
Total Time = 1:50:50     Total Places = 17

2. Grier School
    5  Tess Martin, Sr            23:31    7:34
    6  Nora Van Horn, 5           23:41    7:37
   10  Ivory Zhou, Jr             26:17    8:27
   11  Emily Braun, So            29:16    9:24
   12  Sherry Xue, Jr             29:27    9:28
   13  Michelle Shen, Jr          29:30    9:29
Total Time = 2:12:12     Total Places = 44

Overall Order of Finish

        TEAM    
 PLACE SCORE         FINISHER           TIME     PACE     TEAM         
 ----- -----         --------           ----     ----     ----
    1     1  Sera Mazza, Jr             21:05    6:47  Sjca                 
    2     2  Julia Cusatis, Jr          21:16    6:50  Sjca                 
    3     3  Maggie Urban, Sr           21:35    6:56  Sjca                 
    4     4  Myah Chappell, So          22:51    7:21  Sjca                 
    5        Carli Walters, Jr          23:31    7:33  Juniata              
    6     5  Tess Martin, Sr            23:31    7:34  Grier School         
    7     6  Nora Van Horn, 5           23:41    7:37  Grier School         
    8     7  Lexi Kranich, So           24:03    7:44  Sjca                 
    9     8  Kathleen Simander, Fr      25:17    8:08  Sjca                 
   10     9  Lindsey Carmack, Jr        26:08    8:24  Sjca                 
   11    10  Ivory Zhou, Jr             26:17    8:27  Grier School         
   12        Fernanda Sanchez, 8        27:30    8:51  Grier School JrH     
   13    11  Emily Braun, So            29:16    9:24  Grier School         
   14    12  Sherry Xue, Jr             29:27    9:28  Grier School         
   15    13  Michelle Shen, Jr          29:30    9:29  Grier School         
   16        Katrina Weber, Jr          33:26   10:45  Juniata              
16 finishers among Open Women
0 male finishers
16 female finishers
16 total finishers

Follow the Nittany Valley Running Club on Twitter

The Nittany Valley Running Club is now on Twitter. We plan to post links to articles on our own web site and on other sites with running-related content, links to podcasts of interest, and more. Follow us. Our handle is @nittanyrunning.

2017 Fall NVRC Centre Region Youth Cross-Country Meet Schedule Announced

The Fall 2017 NVRC Centre Region Youth Cross-Program is going into its 19th year this year. The program consists of three meets, each with (age appropriate) 2K, 3K, and 4K races for kids 14 and under. The meets are held at Oak Hall Regional Park at 120 Linden Hall Dr in Boalsburg. Participation is FREE. Though the races are timed, the emphasis is on participation and fun. Every kid gets a ribbon. This years meets will be on Saturday mornings starting at 8:30 on these dates: September 9, September 23, and October 14. Parents must sign a waiver form, but only need to do so once. Kids can come to any or all meets. More information on the Youth Cross-Country program, and a link to the waiver form, can be found here:

http://nvrun.com/index.php/racing/kids/youth-cross-country-program

Run For God 5K Challenge Class

Tim Scitti will be leading a Run For God 5K class that will be starting in a few weeks.

The Run For God class is designed for runners of all levels and is focused on developing a spiritual walk along with fitness with the goal being to run a 5K race. There is particular emphasis on those who have never run, or it's been a while. The running portion will be similar to a "Couch to 5K" program.

We will meet weekly with a short devotion, some running education, and then go for a group run. The class will run for 12 weeks with a goal race the end of May. All are welcome.

If you, or someone you know might be interested, a sign up sheet can be found here - http://www.runforgod.com/class/state-college-access-church-run-for-god, or please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Nittany Track and Field Youth Club Announces Fall 2017 Program

Nittany Track and Field (NTF) youth club starts its summer track season the first week of May and invites youth athletes from 7 to 18 years old to join. We create training opportunities in track and field events for both beginners and experienced athletes. Whether the kids have competitive goals or simply want to work on technique, strength, endurance, or just learn new things, NTF is a great place to spend some time during the summer. Practice starts May 2nd at the State College High School Track. The season will go through July 21st. Practices are scheduled from 6:15 to 7:45 pm Monday through Thursday each week! . Registration is open - here is the link to our Registration page with both paper and online forms.

We have a great group of coaches coming back to work with kids this summer, and we plan a lot of different activities and events this season. Again this year, NTF Club will host the USATF-sanctioned Central Pennsylvania Youth Track Meet on June 3rd, which will provide a great competitive opportunity for all our athletes.

The orientation meeting for the summer season will be on April 30th (Sunday evening) at 6.30 pm at the High School Track. Please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions and also spread the word to anyone who you think may be interested.

For more information about the NTF club, practice schedule, meets, and other details, please visit our website www.ntfxc.com.

Join the 2017 Marathoners For Medicine (M4M) Team

Are You Running a Spring Marathon, Half-Marathon or Long Trail Race?

Make your race extra meaningful! Join the Centre Volunteers in Medicine Marathoners for Medicine (M4M) Challenge Team. Combine your love for running with fundraising for Centre Volunteers in Medicine and help your neighbors without health insurance receive affordable medical and dental care.

For more information on Marathoners For Medicine, see the M4M information page. To join the team, contact Tara Murray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jaimie Wright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will hold a kick-off dinner on February 16 at 6 PM at John Domico's house. If you need John's address, contact Jaimie above.  Hope you join us!