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April 7, 2019
Rothrock State Forest
by Mike Casper

In contrast to the snow-everywhere conditions of the Laurel Run Switchbacker run one month ago, only the Tussey Mountain ski slopes had snow left on this morning as runners parked cars and carpooled to the start at Tussey Mountain, where it was cool and a perfect day to run.

Austin Boyle covered the course in 1:15:04, with Alex Gornick and Brian Garthwaite in second and third. Kendra Claypool was first female, with Eliza Gabel in second.

Two runners bettered their times by 3+ minutes from last year, Keith Henderson and Jeff Schiesler.

We also were visited at the finish line by Jaeson Koszarsky at the finish line. Jaeson has run several of the Teasers over the years, including the totally snowy Laurel Run Switchbacker last month. Four days before today’s run, Jaeson underwent surgery to remove part of his lung. He was taking it easy this day but hopes to be back running soon and maybe even run the May 11 Sidewinder 10K & 20K race.

A big thank you to Erin Boyle for snapping photos at the finish line.

Those who run Tussey Teasers #1 through #5 (February’s Teaser #0 was a bonus) will be eligible for a special prize drawing that will take place after Teaser #5, the June 16 Eager Seeger Half Marathon.

Be sure to put the May 11 Sidewinder race on your calendars: Central PA’s only race with age- and gender-adjusted results, the Beidleheimer Sidewinder 10K & 20K now features zero entry fee, a 9 a.m. start at Whipple Dam State Park, an out-and-back route, and choice of 10K or 20K distance.

Austin Boyle led the field to the finish

Alex Gornick reveled in his first run in Rothrock

Eliza Gabel put a spirited finishing touch to this run

Kendra Claypool enjoyed the terrain of this run

Runners relished the post-race sunshine by the lake

                                                                      

Overall Order of Finish

Place First   Last         City            Sex Age   Time
----- -----   ----         ----            --- ---   ----
 1     Austin  Boyle       Lemont           M  34   1:15:04
 2     Alex    Gornick     State College    M  25   1:21:47
 3     Brian   Garthwaite  Lewisburg        M  39   1:25:17
 4     Van     Cyr         Lewisburg        M  36   1:27:08
 5     Craig   Miller      State College    M  22   1:29:08
 6     Matt    Smith       State College    M  52   1:29:25
 7     Keith   Henderson   State College    M  54   1:30:52
 8     Jeff    Schiesler   Port Matilda     M  63   1:35:07
 9     Cedric  Detry       Port Matilda     M  37   1:43:31
10     Bill    Bown        State College    M  54   1:47:04
11     David   Lloyd       State College    M  48   2:05:58
12     Kendra  Claypool    State College    F  30   2:10:23
13     Eliza   Gabel       State College    F  27   2:16:13