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Last Updated: 26 January 2018 26 January 2018
January 26, 2018
University Park, PA

The second meet in the Indoor Mile Series saw some very close finishes, particularly in the fast last heat. In Heat 1, Don Bond led most of the way and finished first in 5:49.85 for a very good Masters time. Becky Szabo was second in 5:56.79, and Erica Pitcavage finished just under 6 (5:59.07) for third. Michael Goldfine has been out of the running for a few years due to injury, but now, in his 60s, wanted to come back and do one more strong mile. Michael finished 6th in 6:15.81.

In the second heat, Joey Stoltz took charge of the field early on and finished first in 5:35.08. Mike Martin was second in 5:46.42 and Matt Smith ran third in 5:48.79. Everyone in the heat finished under 6, which is a good standard for the second heat.

Top Masters Duathloner Jeff Miller easily cruised to victory in Heat 3. If Jeff shows up at the last Indoor Mile next week, he'll take the Master's crown for best combination of two times. Jeff's time today was 4:48.09. Second was Sean Theoclitus in 5:02.77, and Shundai Li put in another strong Masters time to take third in 5:08.5, barely edging Adam Creveling. Harriet Smith ran the fastest women's time of the day, finishing 5th in the heat in 5:10.39. Suz Stein and Baylee Robey took the next two women's slots in 5:13.99 and 5:14.05, respectively.

The fast heat was Chris Cipro's all the way...until the end. Cipro had a huge lead on the field, and ran a decent final lap, but Matt Balogh came from nowhere, running a 30 second Lap 8, to catch Cipro and win the heat in 4:31.59. Cipro's 4:32.31 was good for second, and Mark Puleo took third in 4:33.43.

 

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Don Bond runs away with the first heat.

                                                                             

Heat 1
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Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
 1.    Don Bond                 5:49.85 (M)
 2.    Becky Szabo              5:56.79
 3.    Erica Pitcavage          5:59.07
 4.    Clare Gervino            6:14.47
 5.    Madline Margevicius      6:15.29
 6.    Michael Goldfine         6:15.81 (M)
 7.    Marty Klanchar           6:21.58 (M)
 8.    Lauren Braukmann         6:24.97
 9.    Phillip Pillin           6:32.73 (M)
10.    Marc Burns               6:45.37 (M)
11.    David Lloyd              6:48.88 (M)
12.    Wilma DePiore            6:55.99 (M)   

Heat 2
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Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
 1.    Joey Stoltz              5:35.08
 2.    Michael Martin           5:46.42
 3.    Matt Smith               5:48.79 (M)
 4.    Doug Schunk              5:54.39
 5.    Keith Henderson          5:55.97 (M)
 6.    Sean Hillman             5:56.30
 7.    Rita Concannon           5:56.80
 8.    Molly Holmes             5:57.36
 9.    Grace McStravock         5:58.46

Heat 3
——————

Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
 1.    Jeff Miller              4:48.09 (M)
 2.    Sean Theoclitus          5:02.77
 3.    Shundai Li               5:08.50 (M)
 4.    Adam Creveling           5:08.58
 5.    Harriet Smith            5:10.39
 6.    Wyatt Boscom             5:11.93
 7.    Matthew Rodgers          5:12.14
 8.    Suz Stein                5:13.99
 9.    Baylee Robey             5:14.05
10.    Dom Wyzomirski           5:16.19 (M)
11.    Mark Hawkins             5:26.59
12.    Isaac Messner            5:31.10

Heat 4
——————

Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
 1.    Matt Balogh              4:31.59
 2.    Chris Cipro              4:32.31
 3.    Mark Puleo               4:33.43
 4.    Raymond Friend           4:35.24
 5.    Matt Pennock             4:38.02
 6.    Dave Rasmussen           4:42.93
 7.    Josh Velez               4:47.16
 8.    Matt Guenter             4:49.96
 9.    Ryan Clark               4:58.05
10.    Steven Hanna             5:00.89
11.    Brody McElwain           5:03.61

M - Indicates Masters (40 and over) runner