Nittany Valley Running Club Indoor Mile #4
February 10, 2006
The fourth and
final meet in the season's Indoor Mile Series had a couple of really
exciting finishes. In the first heat, Rod Stahl made a comeback
performance and took first place in 4:48.36. It was the fastest time of
the year and, had Rod made a showing on one other week, he lwould have
astrong contender for Series crown. Rod led from the start, then gave
Karl Shellenberg the lead for a lap or two after the half. Andy
Cunningham just tried to hang within striking distance. In the final
lap, Rod put on a strong kick, as did Andy, who caught Karl on the
final stretch to take second. Shellenberger's strong showing a couple
of weeks ago gave him the men's Series crown. Fourth place went to
Lance Bland, who also took the series Master's crown. The remaining
runners in the heat all turned in their best times of the Series.
In the second heat, Morgan WIndram, feeling better after her cold of
the last couple of weeks, dashed to an early lead and never looked
back, taking the top spot in 5:44.76. Marty Mazur and Dan Gus ran
together for 5 laps on a sub-6 pace, but Marty faded in lap 6. Dan took
second in 5:54.51. Mazur was passed by Marty Klancher, who finally got
his sub-6 to take second, and Erin Wyble, who ran a strong third in
6:01. Mazur was being chased down by Jerry Steffy, but held out for
fourth. Steffy turned in his best time of the Series in the effort to
catch Mazur. The rest of the runners in the heat also had strong races.
3. Karl Shellenberger 4:53.14
Bland 5:06.40 (M)
Michael 5:09.52 (M)
Spigelmyer 5:35.97 (M)
Morgan Windram 5:44.76
Klanchar 5:57.47 (M)
Mazur 6:08.45 (M)
Steffy 6:08.93 (M)
Lacombe 6:20.62 (M)
Brooker 6:26.04 (M)
Myers 6:47.80 (M)
(M) - Designates Masters (over 40) runners.
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