2004 Nittany Valley Running Club Indoor Mile #1
Saturday, January 17, 2004
by Marty Mazur

The first Nittany Valley Running Club Indoor Mile of the 2003-04 season was one of our most successful ever. Two heats, over twenty runners, and some great races. In the fast heat, Jason Manbeck and Mark Boyer lead most of the way until Rod Stahl caught them with less than 2 laps to go. Jason and Mark then fought with each other to the very end, finishing within a second of each other. Four runners broke the 5 minute mark, and one more was close enough to make some vows for another day. Another large group of six runners came within six seconds of each other, with John Sheakoski and Mitch Shipley battling to within 0.2 seconds. All runners in the first heat were comfortably under 6 minutes. In the second heat, Beth Parker, fresh from her victory in the Nittany Valley Half-Marathon, stole the show in 5:39. The first 5 runners broke 6 minutes. Marty Klanchar, Mike Casper, and Marty Mazur ran hard against each other trading leads frequently, but did not start their kicks early enough to break 6 flat. First-timer Karl Leitzel met his goal of sub-7 and is now recalibrating his sights. Everyone gets two more chances in this year's series to sear their lungs and meet their goals.

Results

Heat 1
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Place  Name                 Time
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1.     Rod Stahl            4:47.97
2.     Jason Manbeck        4:52.04
3.     Mark Boyer           4:52.86
4.     Ed Winslow           4:58.23
5.     Ken Davis            5:02.15
6.     Matt Newcomb         5:21.48
7.     Mark Fedkin          5:22.16
8.     Judd Michael         5:25.43
9.     John Sheakoski       5:26.26
10.    Mitch Shipley        5:26.40
11.    Paul Raber           5:27.21
12     Tim Brenza           5:48.88

Heat 2
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Place  Name                 Time
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1.     Beth Parker          5:39.48
2.     Mark Hilliard        5:50.56
3.     Dan Guss             5:52.00
4.     Erin Wyble           5:55.08
5.     Dave Jenkins         5:57.11
6.     Marty Klanchar       6:07.65
7.     Mike Casper          6:10.93
8.     Marty Mazur          6:12.38
9.     Joe Reynolds         6:15.96
10.    Kim Gasper           6:24.84
11.    Karl Leitzel         6:55.28
12.    Gretchen Holtzer     ~7:25
13.    John Lacombe           DNF



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