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It was an unusually warm fall day with sunny skies as 71 runners turned out for the 20th Annual Knights of Columbus Adventure 5K on Sunday. This race benefits the Schlow Centre Region Library Children's Department.

The Knights race is the Nittany Valley Running Club's official Beginners Race. This year four runners completed their first 5K race. This year's beginners included Mark Bryan, Cindy Shelow, Jackie Becker, and Sally James. All beginners received a ribbon of recognition to help commemorate their first 5K. Congratulations on your accomplishment! There were also a number of State College's regular runners despite next weekend's Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK 50 Mile Relay.

One of the area's regular runners and last year's third place finisher, Alan Effrig, 31, took first place in 18:16, followed by second place finisher, Costas Maranas, 42, in 18:20, and third place finisher, Patrick Singletary, 45, 18:32. In the women's race, Jaimie Wright, 32, took first place in 21:56, followed by second place finisher, Natasha Fedkina, 12, in 22:39, and third place finisher, Liz Ladrido, 33, in 22:55.

A large number of families, including the Capones, Neffs, Bryans, Jechs, Shireys, Clarks, Youngmarks, and Bundros participated in either the 5K and/or the Kids' races, which are always great fun to watch. The kids were surprisingly competitive and had a great time running.

Race director Christine Rodgers wants to thank all the volunteers for helping make race day a success. Past race directors, Marty  Mazur and Cheryl Capone, provided invaluable assistance with many pre-race and race day preparations. And Marty was superb in his role of emceeing the events. Additionally, a huge thank you to Kim Barger who helped with many of the pre- and race day tasks. As usual, Dave Eggler did an excellent job in tracking the runners' times and compiling the results. Tara Murray, Marty Mazur, and Greg Fredericks provided high-quality finish line support. Thanks to Mary Beth Hoffman and Greg Fredericks for efficiently handling the difficult task of managing last minute, race day registrations and to Ryan Rodgers who, on his bike, guided the runners through the course. Finally, many thanks to course marshals Amanda Bell, Kristen Devlin, Lisa Peters, Pat Sneath, Marvin Hall, Tiffany Kim, and Cheryl Capone who helped direct runners along the course.

Finally, a big Thank You goes out to the race sponsors. The Knights of Columbus generously allowed the NVRC to host the race in their hall, and donated a thoughtful cash gift to help defray race expenses. Club member and long-time sponsor, Tom Cali, of Tom Cali Re/Max Centre Realty also generously donated a cash gift, as well as NittanyValley.com and Affinity. Wal-Mart provided a store gift card which was used to purchase bagels, bananas, and granola bars for the runners. CCDA Water donated bottled water. Other local businesses, including Rapid Transit Sports, Appalachian Outdoors, The Boal Mansion and Columbus Chapel, The Bicycle Shop, East Coast Gym also provided prizes. As in previous years, Rosewood Silkscreening did a great job with the race T-shirts.

Thanks again and I look forward to seeing everyone again at next year's race.

Christine Rodgers
Race Director



 
Marty Mazur of the Knights of Columbus and the NVRC and Knights Race Director Christine Rodgers present the proceeds of the race, a check for $1000, to Ann Bloom of the Schlow Regional Library.

 

Results by Nittany Valley Running Club 

Overall Results

         CLASS
PLACE PLACE FINISHER TIME

1 OpM Alan Effrig, 31, State College, PA 18:16
2 OpM Costas Maranas, 42, State College, PA 18:20
3 OpM Patrick Singletary, 45, State College, PA 18:32
4 1 M20 Ethan Corle, 20, Philipsburg, PA 20:03
5 2 M20 Cory Neff, 23, Curwensville, PA 20:45
6 1 M45 Tim Spigelmyer, 45, McClure, PA 20:51
7 1 M50 Michael Goldfine, 54, Lemont, PA 21:14
8 1 M35 Travis Benanti, 35, State College, PA 21:39
9 OpW Jaimie Wright, 32*, State College, PA 21:56
10 2 M45 Dean Capone, 46, State College, PA 22:29
11 OpW Natasha Fedkina, 12*, State College, PA 22:39
12 1 M13 Cody Neff, 15, Curwensville, PA 22:49
13 3 M45 Dana Todd, 47, Port Matilda, PA 22:53
14 OpW Liz Ladrido, 33*, State College, PA 22:55
15 1 JrM A J Youngmark, 12, State College, PA 23:17
16 2 JrM Brian Feldman, 10, Bellefonte, PA 23:21
17 1 W40 Elisabeth Pfahl, 42*, Lemont 24:13
18 2 M35 Philip Bosha, 36, State College, PA 24:15
19 1 M25 John Tarlay, 27, Houtzdale, PA 24:25
20 1 M60 Roger Rickard, 62, Port Matilda, PA 24:37
21 1 W30 Kate Miffitt, 31*, State College, PA 24:45
22 2 M50 Steve MacZuga, 50, Spring Mills, PA 24:46
23 3 M50 Steve Bryan, 50, Warriors Mark, PA 24:56
24 1 M40 Brian Grenoble, 41, Pleasant Gap 25:04
25 4 M45 Gary Mahute, 47, Lemont, PA 25:42
26 2 W30 Sara LaJeunesse, 32*, State College, PA 26:15
27 2 M40 Steve Shirey, 44, Pleasant Gap 26:24
28 1 W35 Anne Whitney, 36*, State College, PA 27:25
29 1 W20 Alyson Lieser, 22*, State College, PA 27:31
30 4 M50 Sam McLaughlin, 51, Mercersburg 27:37
31 1 JrW Emma Maras, 9*, State College, PA 27:39
32 1 M65 Terry Derk, 69, Dauphin, PA 27:45
33 1 W65 Paula Jech, 66*, State College, PA 27:47
34 5 M45 Jim Maras, 49, State College, PA 27:51
35 5 M50 John Hook, 51, State College, PA 28:20
36 2 W35 Jenn Farrell, 39*, Philipsburg, PA 28:23
37 3 W30 Amy Long, 34*, Snow Shoe, PA 28:25
38 2 M25 Robert Wolford, 26, State College, PA 28:30
39 1 W25 Abby Caporuscio, 29*, State College, PA 28:31
40 1 M17 Mark Bryan, 18, Warriors Mark, PA 28:45
41 1 M55 Dennis C. Wolfe, 58, Williamsport 29:07
42 1 W45 Anita Woodman, 48*, State College, PA 29:27
43 6 M50 John Youngmark, 53, State College, PA 29:34
44 2 JrW Emma Youngmark, 10*, State College, PA 29:34
45 2 M55 Bill James, 59, State College, PA 29:38
46 2 W40 Margie Mattis, 41*, Portage, PA 29:43
47 3 M40 Robert Narehood, 43, Mill Hall 29:46
48 3 M35 Michael Paul, 37, State College, PA 29:50
49 4 W30 Elizabeth Troisi, 30*, State College, PA 30:00
50 1 W13 Brooke Shirey, 13*, Pleasant Gap 30:07
51 3 JrW Summer Shirey, 11*, Pleasant Gap 30:07
52 3 W35 Pam Bizzari, 37*, Philipsburg, PA 30:35
53 3 W40 Cindy Shelow, 44*, State College, PA 30:44
54 2 M65 Tom Jech, 66, State College, PA 30:47
55 4 W40 Laura Dreese, 41*, Bellefonte, PA 30:50
56 4 W35 Joy Drohan, 39*, State College, PA 31:30
57 2 W45 Jackie Becker, 45*, Portage, PA 31:31
58 3 M20 Brian VanLeeuwen, 21, State College, PA 31:42
59 5 W30 Amy Clark, 33*, Bellefonte, PA 32:08
60 4 M35 Ben Clark, 35, Bellefonte, PA 32:09
61 6 W30 Kristie Bundro, 34*, State College, PA 32:51
62 5 M35 Richard Bunldro, 35, State College, PA 32:51
63 5 W40 Vicky Baney, 42*, Bellefonte, PA 33:43
64 3 W45 Starla Snyder, 47*, East Freedom 34:25
65 2 W25 F Moyer, 25*, Bellefonte, PA 34:33
66 6 M35 Ramey Woomer, 39, Philipsburg, PA 35:27
67 1 W50 Ruth Corle, 51*, Philipsburg, PA 35:39
68 6 W40 Tammi McConnell, 41*, Altoona, PA 35:40
69 2 W20 Jenna Puckett, 21*, Leland, NC 36:33
70 1 W55 Sally James, 55*, State College, PA 36:51
71 5 W35 Rachel Smith, 37*, State College, PA 37:13

Overall Winners:

         CLASS
PLACE PLACE FINISHER TIME

Open Men
1 1 M30 Alan Effrig, 31, State College, PA 18:16
2 2 M40 Costas Maranas, 42, State College, PA 18:20
3 3 M45 Patrick Singletary, 45, State College, PA 18:32

Open Women
9 1 W30 Jaimie Wright, 32, State College, PA 21:56
11 2 JrW Natasha Fedkina, 12, State College, PA 22:39
14 3 W30 Liz Ladrido, 33, State College, PA 22:55

Age Groups:

 
Men

CLASS
PLACE PLACE FINISHER TIME

Men Under 13
15 1 A J Youngmark, 12, State College, PA 23:17
16 2 Brian Feldman, 10, Bellefonte, PA 23:21

Men 13 - 16
12 1 Cody Neff, 15, Curwensville, PA 22:49

Men 17 - 19
40 1 Mark Bryan, 18, Warriors Mark, PA 28:45

Men 20 - 24
4 1 Ethan Corle, 20, Philipsburg, PA 20:03
5 2 Cory Neff, 23, Curwensville, PA 20:45
58 3 Brian VanLeeuwen, 21, State College, PA 31:42

Men 25 - 29
19 1 John Tarlay, 27, Houtzdale, PA 24:25
38 2 Robert Wolford, 26, State College, PA 28:30


Men 35 - 39
8 1 Travis Benanti, 35, State College, PA 21:39
18 2 Philip Bosha, 36, State College, PA 24:15
48 3 Michael Paul, 37, State College, PA 29:50

Men 40 - 44
24 1 Brian Grenoble, 41, Pleasant Gap 25:04
27 2 Steve Shirey, 44, Pleasant Gap 26:24
47 3 Robert Narehood, 43, Mill Hall 29:46

Men 45 - 49
6 1 Tim Spigelmyer, 45, McClure, PA 20:51
10 2 Dean Capone, 46, State College, PA 22:29
13 3 Dana Todd, 47, Port Matilda, PA 22:53

Men 50 - 54
7 1 Michael Goldfine, 54, Lemont, PA 21:14
22 2 Steve MacZuga, 50, Spring Mills, PA 24:46
23 3 Steve Bryan, 50, Warriors Mark, PA 24:56

Men 55 - 59
41 1 Dennis C. Wolfe, 58, Williamsport 29:07
45 2 Bill James, 59, State College, PA 29:38

Men 60 - 64
20 1 Roger Rickard, 62, Port Matilda, PA 24:37

Men 65 - 69
32 1 Terry Derk, 69, Dauphin, PA 27:45
54 2 Tom Jech, 66, State College, PA 30:47 

 

Women

CLASS
PLACE PLACE FINISHER TIME

Women Under 13
31 1 Emma Maras, 9, State College, PA 27:39
44 2 Emma Youngmark, 10, State College, PA 29:34
51 3 Summer Shirey, 11, Pleasant Gap 30:07

Women 13 - 16
50 1 Brooke Shirey, 13, Pleasant Gap 30:07


Women 20 - 24
29 1 Alyson Lieser, 22, State College, PA 27:31
69 2 Jenna Puckett, 21, Leland, NC 36:33

Women 25 - 29
39 1 Abby Caporuscio, 29, State College, PA 28:31
65 2 F Moyer, 25, Bellefonte, PA 34:33

Women 30 - 34
21 1 Kate Miffitt, 31, State College, PA 24:45
26 2 Sara LaJeunesse, 32, State College, PA 26:15
37 3 Amy Long, 34, Snow Shoe, PA 28:25

Women 35 - 39
28 1 Anne Whitney, 36, State College, PA 27:25
36 2 Jenn Farrell, 39, Philipsburg, PA 28:23
52 3 Pam Bizzari, 37, Philipsburg, PA 30:35

Women 40 - 44
17 1 Elisabeth Pfahl, 42, Lemont 24:13
46 2 Margie Mattis, 41, Portage, PA 29:43
53 3 Cindy Shelow, 44, State College, PA 30:44

Women 45 - 49
42 1 Anita Woodman, 48, State College, PA 29:27
57 2 Jackie Becker, 45, Portage, PA 31:31
64 3 Starla Snyder, 47, East Freedom 34:25

Women 50 - 54
67 1 Ruth Corle, 51, Philipsburg, PA 35:39

Women 55 - 59
70 1 Sally James, 55, State College, PA 36:51


Women 65 - 69
33 1 Paula Jech, 66, State College, PA 27:47