Nittany Valley Running Club Indoor Mile #2
January 30, 2004
The second race
in this season's indoor mile was a great success. Nearly 30 runners in
two heats competed. Nearly every runner who had competed in the first
race was there. Most of them improved their times since two weeks ago,
some dramatically. And the NVRC again signed up a passel of new members.
In the first heat, Rod Stahl, winner of the first
series race, was narrowly bested by newcomer Brian McNally. Rod ripped
10 seconds off of his time of two weeks age, led the race from the
start until lap 7, and put on a ferocious kick that almost caught
McNally. Ken Davis, who placed third, broke 5 minutes and is on his way
toward his season goal of 4:52. Matt Newcomb and Mark Fedkin also
seconds off their previous times, with Mark going out very strong and
leading the pack in the first lap.
In the second race, Beth Parker won again, and beat her previous time
by 9 seconds. Time for Beth to move up to heat 1! Tim Brenza, who had
stepped back from heat 1, showed that he still belongs there, finishing
9 seconds ahead of his previous time in 5:39. Jim Myers ran his first
timed mile in a few years in a very respectable time of 5:44. One of
the "barely over 6:00" pack from the last race broke that barrier this
time, with Marty Klanchar lopping 12 seconds off his previous time to
finish in 5:55. Mike Casper sat out the race with an ailing toe, and
Marty Mazur still has a few seconds to shave off. He
improved by 7 seconds to 6:05 and was on pace for most of the race, but
had a near death experience on the last lap. The father-son team of
John J. and John A. Sherer made a strong showing, with John the younger
taking 6th in heat 1 in 5:11 and Poppa John running a 6:40 in heat 2.
A few runners from last time were notably frustrated. Marty Mazur could
taste 5:59 until the taste of lung took over. Some others had
micro-second improvements when more was hoped for. But redemption is
what Race 3 is for! All told, it was another great run. Can we get
enough runners for 3 heats in the big finale?
Brian McNally 4:36.21
Rod Stahl 4:37.03
Ken Davis 4:58.15
6. John A.
Matt Newcomb 5:13.97
Mark Fedkin 5:16.18
Judd Michael 5:25.19
13. Jonathan Witcoski 6:07.83
16. John J.
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