Boalsburg, PA
June 27, 2009
Photos by Richard Doerfler and Mike Casper


Alan Effrig finishing 4th.

Costas Maranas taking 5th.

Bob Chandler heads for a 3rd place finish.

Meira Minard was 1st among women and 10th overall.

Mike Philippe and Lance Bland flip flapjacks for a hungry crowd.

The pancake breakfast was a big hit.

The weather was cool and comfortable for an early morning meander in the Village of Boalsburg. Eighty-five runners and walkers took to the streets. And it was cool enough for a new masters mark to be posted. Patrick Singletary, 43, took the overall win in 16:52 and also clipped 34 seconds off his own 2007 masters record mark, coming within 38 seconds of the overall course record. Meira Minard led the ladies’ field, posting 19:38. Seventeen runners under 20 took part, the youngest being 8-year-old Simone-Alafi Neal. On the upper end, Glenn Wright, 75, edged out Arnold Gasche, 79, for top honors in the 70-79 age group. When Gasche strode energetically forward to claim his second place prize, he beamed at the thought of being in a new age bracket next year. The 40-49 age group had the most participants, with 14 men and 10 women taking part.

For at least three runners this was their first race ever. To them, I’ll say you’ve outdone yourselves already, because this is not an “easy” course to start out on. Lori Miles did this race as her first ever in 2008, has taken part in other running events since, and was glad to be back to do this one again.

The overall winners received gift certificates from Rapid Transit Sports. Giveaway prizes came from these Boalsburg merchants: A Basket Full, Abba Yoga, Bella De Vita, Brewer’s Caffe, Wesley Scotts and Your Perfect Fit. Additional prizes came from Appalachian Outdoors, Trail Runner Magazine and Webster’s Bookstore Café.

Great volunteer help made all the difference. Dave Eggler by way of the Nittany Valley Running Club provided the usual high-quality timing and results. Thanks to Mike Philippe, Amy Paster, Lance Bland, Michelle Christensen, Vicki Summers, her daughter and daughter’s friend, for serving up a gourmet pancake breakfast immediately after the 5K. Valuable race support came from Holly Snyder, Cheryl and Brian Capone, Kim Gasper, and Christine and Kellie Rice. Lori Miles, Ann Van Kuren and Vicki’s crew provided key packet prep assistance. Thanks to Wegmans, Giant Foods and Weis Markets for support of the breakfast, and to the Lions Hall for the ideal venue. See you next year!


OVERALL MEN
 16:52   Patrick Singletary   
OVERALL WOMEN
 19:38   Meira Menard 

RESULTS
  Place  Time   First Name      Last Name       Sex      Age   Town             State
  -----  -----  ----------      ---------       ---      ---   ----             -----
    1    16:52  Patrick         Singletary        M       43   State College     PA
    2    17:01  Andy            Cunningham        M       31   State College     PA
    3    17:18  Bob             Chandler          M       34   Port Matilda      PA
    4    18:08  Alan            Effrig            M       30   State College     PA
    5    18:26  Costas          Maranas           M       41   State College     PA
    6    18:48  Tim             Aydin             M       25   State College     PA
    7    19:03  Boyd            Brumbaugh         M       44   Boalsburg         PA
    8    19:16  Nick            Grasser           M       17   Bellefonte        PA
    9    19:26  Lance           Bland             M       49   Port Matilda      PA
   10    19:38  Meira           Minard            F       35   State College     PA
   11    20:34  Scott           Roycroft          M       47   State College     PA
   12    20:37  Jason           Doll              M       15   Boalsburg         PA
   13    20:38  Chris           Mason             M       30   Philipsburg       PA
   14    20:56  Derek           Hoover            M       19   Pleasant Gap      PA
   15    21:17  Danny           Monts             M       13   Duncansville      PA
   16    21:19  David           DeGroote          M       51   State College     PA
   17    21:21  Kirk            Rager             M       47   Reedsville        PA
   18    21:29  Reed            Doerfler          M       18   State College     PA
   19    22:09  Dan             Guss              M       61   State College     PA
   20    22:59  Christine       Rodgers           F       39   Bellefonte        PA
   21    23:23  Michael         Berkheimer        M       26   Roaring Spring    PA
   22    23:28  Roger           Rickard           M       61   Port Matilda      PA
   23    24:19  Steve           Maczuga           M       49   Spring Mills      PA
   24    24:29  Stefan          Pelikan           M       13   State College     PA
   25    24:30  Britt           Catherman         F       17   Howard            PA
   26    24:32  George W        Myers Jr          M       62   Centre Hall       PA
   27    24:38  John            Johnson           M       55   State College     PA
   28    24:41  Dana            Todd              M       46   Port Matilda      PA
   29    24:54  Michael         Umstead           M       30   State College     PA
   30    25:16  Jessica         Pollock           F       21   Winburne          PA
   31    25:20  Rick            Milgrub           M       60   State College     PA
   32    25:22  Preston         Raymond           M       49   West Decatur      PA
   33    25:28  Andrew          Morgan            M       46   Bellefonte        PA
   34    25:38  Emma            Federinko         F       13   Spring Mills      PA
   35    25:44  Jessica         Wekke             F       32   Petersburg        PA
   36    25:58  Sarah           Barnabas          F       28   Bethlehem         PA
   37    26:04  John            Mackin            M       45   Philipsburg       PA
   38    26:13  Kirk            Mountz            M       17   State College     PA
   39    27:05  Samuel          Berkheimer        M       17   Roaring Spring    PA
   40    27:11  Lori            Miles             F       38   Port Matilda      PA
   41    27:12  Joanne          Park              F       38   Philipsburg       PA
   42    27:17  Lynda           Federinko         F       45   Spring Mills      PA
   43    27:25  Mia             Rager             F       16   Reedsville        PA
   44    27:32  Jason           Tomlinson         M       31   Bellefonte        PA
   45    28:18  Rachel          Mountz            F       19   State College     PA
   46    28:29  John            Stevens           M       62   State College     PA
   47    28:36  Stevie          Rocco             F       42   PA Furnace        PA
   48    28:47  John            Hook              M       49   State College     PA
   49    29:01  Sandy           Gaebel            F       45   Boalsburg         PA
   50    29:14  Christy         Johnson           F       34   Philipsburg       PA
   51    29:15  Denise          Weaver            F       44   Pleasant Gap      PA
   52    29:17  Chera           Mason             F       27   Philipsburg       PA
   53    29:51  Kierstin        Muroski           F       39   Bellefonte        PA
   54    29:52  Scott           Muroski           F       39   Bellefonte        PA
   55    29:56  Dennis          McDowell          M       59   Mingoville        PA
   56    30:02  Nikolai         Pelikan           M       7    State College     PA
   57    30:08  Anna            Costello          F       12   State College     PA
   58    30:16  Marjorie        Costello          F       45   State College     PA
   59    30:27  Michael         Dahlberg          M       45   Howard            PA
   60    30:38  Anson           Burwell           M       58   State College     PA
   61    31:06  Hannah          Inzko             F       29   State College     PA
   62    31:21  Leif            Jensen            M       52   State College     PA
   63    31:44  Glenn           Wright            M       75   Cassville         PA
   64    32:01  Margie          Milgrub           F       58   State College     PA
   65    33:58  Arnold          Gasche            M       79   State College     PA
   66    34:50  Susan           Krosunger         F       27   Bellefonte        PA
   67    35:09  Robert          Rice              M       55   Bellefonte        PA
   68    37:43  Kirsten         Jensen            F       53   State College     PA
   69    38:59  Bill            Mountz            M       48   State College     PA
   70    40:55  Patricia        Howard            F       54   Boalsburg         PA
   71    41:55  Cynthia         Kochakian         F       54   Port Matilda      PA
   72    42:23  Nancy           Pomerleau         F       57   Alexandria        VA
   73    42:51  Donna           Osborn            F       43   State College     PA
   74    42:52  Bruce           Mackin            M       40   State College     PA
   75    42:58  Bradley         Crestani          M       8    Fleming           PA
   76    43:16  Simone-Alafia   Neal              F       9    State College     PA
   77    43:17  Anna            Beaver            F       8    Lemont            PA
   78    43:18  Scottie         Showers           M       30   Bellefonte        PA
   79    43:22  Nina            Safran            F       49   Lemont            PA
   80    43:48  Lauren Dornell  Neal              F       46   State College     PA
   81    46:52  Annemarie       Mountz            F       46   State College     PA
   82    46:52  Christina       Pillot            F       52   State College     PA
   83    51:04  Justin          Moore             M       28   Tyrone            PA
   84    51:34  Anna            Moore             F       32   Tyrone            PA
   85    55:51  Ida             Lively            F       43   Port Matilda      PA

AGE GROUPS
WOMEN 11 & UNDER
   76    43:16  Simone-Alafia   Neal              9            State College     PA
   77    43:17  Anna            Beaver            8            Lemont            PA
WOMEN 12-14
   34    25:38  Emma            Federinko        13            Spring Mills      PA
   57    30:08  Anna            Costello         12            State College     PA
WOMEN 15-19
   25    24:30  Britt           Catherman        17            Howard            PA
   43    27:25  Mia             Rager            16            Reedsville        PA
WOMEN 20-29
   30    25:16  Jessica         Pollock          21            Winburne          PA
   36    25:58  Sarah           Barnabas         28            Bethlehem         PA
WOMEN 30-39
   20    22:59  Christine       Rodgers          39            Bellefonte        PA
   35    25:44  Jessica         Wekke            32            Petersburg        PA
WOMEN 40-49
   42    27:17  Lynda           Federinko        45            Spring Mills      PA
   47    28:36  Stevie          Rocco            42            PA Furnace        PA
WOMEN 50-59
   64    32:01  Margie          Milgrub          58            State College     PA
   68    37:43  Kirsten         Jensen           53            State College     PA
MEN 11 & UNDER
   56    30:02  Nikolai         Pelikan           7            State College     PA
   75    42:58  Bradley         Crestani          8            Fleming           PA
MEN 12-14
   15    21:17  Danny           Monts            13            Duncansville      PA
   24    24:29  Stefan          Pelikan          13            State College     PA
MEN 15-19
    8    19:16  Nick            Grasser          17            Bellefonte        PA
   12    20:37  Jason           Doll             15            Boalsburg         PA
MEN 20-29
    6    18:48  Tim             Aydin            25            State College     PA
   21    23:23  Michael         Berkheimer       26            Roaring Spring    PA
MEN 30-39
    2    17:01  Andy            Cunningham       31            State College     PA
    3    17:18  Bob             Chandler         34            Port Matilda      PA
MEN 40-49
    5    18:26  Costas          Maranas          41            State College     PA
    7    19:03  Boyd            Brumbaugh        44            Boalsburg         PA
MEN 50-59
   16    21:19  David           DeGroote         51            State College     PA
   27    24:38  John            Johnson          55            State College     PA
MEN 60-69
   19    22:09  Dan             Guss             61            State College     PA
   22    23:28  Roger           Rickard          61            Port Matilda      PA
MEN 70-79
   63    31:44  Glenn           Wright           75            Cassville         PA
   65    33:58  Arnold          Gasche           79            State College     PA

Timing by NVRC/D.H. Eggler