Centre Hall, Pennsylvania

Weather was wet with temps around 70 degrees. With it raining in the Centre Hall area since early morning, turnout was very low. A hard rain at 8:30 created a few water obstacles but 37 hardy runners were not discouraged by the rain and puddles. At the 9 AM start, Andy Cunningham led Matt Manfred and Patrick Singletary until 1.5 miles when Matt passed Andy and held onto a small lead to finish in 16:41 and taking home the open win and a $50 gift certificate from Rapid Transit Sports. In the female race, Sarah Fetterman led from the start to win in a time of 20:52, taking home the other $50 Rapid Transit Sports gift certificate. Second place was fought between Tara Murray, who initially led Heidi Manfred. Heidi passed Tara shortly before the 1 mile mark with Tara fighting to hang onto the overall third place finish.

While the kid’s fun runs were taking place and the results tabulated, the runners had cold water and a nice selection of locally baked cookies, bananas and watermelon.

This event is the Centre Hall Library associations largest fund raiser of the year and we thank the addition of the following new sponsors; Doty & Hench and Hank & Deb Taylor. Continuing sponsors were; American Legion Post 779, Bosak Construction, Inc., Bob & Nancy Boozer, Brother’s Pizza of Centre Hall, Centre County Grange Encampment & Fair, Centre Hall Audiology, Centre Hall Farm Store, Centre Hall Lions Club, Tawnya Childs, Clearwater Swimming Pool Co., Confer’s Country Market, Bill & Lucy Curran, First National Bank, Ron & Polly Flood, Chris & Linda Hosterman, Jersey Shore State Bank, Kearns Campground, Bette Kozlowski, McLanahan Drug Store, Mifflinburg Bank & Trust, Nittany Engineering & Associates, Nittany Eye Associates, Nittany Mountain Excavating, Northwest Savings Bank, Penns Valley Dental Associates, Restek Corporation, Sammis Greenhouse, Shunk’s Kitchens, Frank Slenker, Snappy’s, Stoner’s Small Engine Shop, Josh & Doris Tobey and Valley Ag & Turf. Prize donors were; Elk Creek Café (first year), Brody’s Diner, Burger King, Confer’s Jewelers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Giant, Lucy Curran, Long John Silvers, McDonald’s, McLanahan’s State College, Penns Cave, Rapid Transit Sports, Steiger’s Early Americana, Target, The Bicycle Shop, Wal-Mart, Wegman’s, Weis Markets and Whistle Stop Restaurant.

Thanks goes out to the volunteers that gave a morning of their time and got thoroughly soaked to support the Centre Hall Library, Tom Tobey for the shirt design and finally to Dave Eggler and the Nittany Valley Running Club and for the use of their timing equipment for our race.

Lost and found – blue and white umbrella with letters “CCN” on white portion.

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Place  First Name   Last Name       Age   Town               Time      Pace
 -----  ----------   ---------       ---   ----               ----      ----
  1     Matt         Manfred          28   Altoona            16:41     5:22
  2     Andy         Cunningham       31   State College      16:51     5:25
  3     Patrick      Singletary       43   State College      17:03     5:29
  4     John         McPheron         21   State College      17:46     5:43
  5     Rob          Guissanie        41   Lewisburg          17:56     5:46
  6     Nick         Fornicola        19   Bellefonte         18:58     6:06
  7     Terry        Reid             50   Bellefonte         19:18     6:13
  8     Gregory      Luna             43   State College      19:28     6:16
  9     Robert       Shaver           48   Loganton           20:39     6:39
 10     Sarah        Fetterman        25*  Danville           20:52     6:43
 11     David        DeGroote         51   State College      21:01     6:46
 12     Heidi        Manfred          28*  Altoona            21:42     6:59
 13     Earl         Lake             55   Pa. Furnace        21:56     7:04
 14     Tara         Murray           32*  Bellefonte         22:17     7:10
 15     Alisha       Jordan           18*  Centre Hall        22:48     7:20
 16     Gary         Stiner           46   Montoursville      22:58     7:24
 17     Christine    Rogers           39*  Bellefonte         22:59     7:24
 18     Mike         Phillippe        39   State College      23:33     7:35
 19     Steve        Maczuga          49   Spring Mills       23:59     7:43
 20     Cindy        Waltemire        52*  Cranberry Twp      25:14     8:07
 21     Antonio      Ventura          15   Bellefonte         25:44     8:17
 22     Michael      Forman           55   State College      25:54     8:20
 23     Jerry        Steffy           62   State College      26:15     8:27
 24     Michelle     Christensen      28*  State College      26:17     8:28
 25     Matthew      Gerhart          34   Spring Mills       26:32     8:32
 26     Chris        Scheitle         28   Huntingdon         27:07     8:44
 27     Kelly        Hazelton         30*  Philipsburg        27:28     8:50
 28     Mark         Scott            50   Lemont             27:37     8:53
 29     Denise       Weaver           44*  Pleasant Gap       27:49     8:57
 30     Christopher  Dunklebarger     11   Howard             28:27     9:09
 31     Scottie      Showers          30   Bellefonte         28:28     9:10
 32     Sara         Hunt             31*  Lanse              29:56     9:38
 33     Connie       Irvin            57*  Philipsburg        30:15     9:44
 34     Lisa         Platt            30*  Huntingdon         30:58     9:58
 35     Ricky        Rees             16   Clarence           34:44    11:11
 36     Clint        Neidig           24   Centre Hall        34:45    11:11
 37     Michelle     Rowles           32*  Hyde               36:28    11:44