Nittany Valley Running Club Indoor Mile #2
January 17, 2009
by Marty Mazur
Despite the icebox temperatures outside, people
were'n't shovelling themselves out of a snowstorm like last week. This
week's Indoor Mile had nearly twice the turnout. And a quick bunch it
was. Seven of the fourteen runners in the first heat went under 5
minutes. Dave Rasmussen and Nate King battled each other the entire
race, with Rasmussen outsprinting King to win in 4 :41.73. King's time
was 4:42.05. Brain Petraco was third in 4:47.95. Last year's Master's
winner, Greg Dillon showed up for his first Series run of the year,
finishing fourth in 4:53.21. Nick Fornicola, Ben Huey, and Ben Holmes
rounded out the sub-5 group. (Adam Moore almost made it, finishing in
In the second heat, Donald Bind led all the way, taking first in
5:15.48. Ann Skulas-Ray took 7 seconds off her time of last week,
finishing with the best female time and second in the second heat in
5:28.26. Andy Mazur made his return to the Series after a year's
hiatus, taking third in 5:43.24. WIth a little more training, and some
better pacing, he should be in the low 5's before the Series is done.
Among the women finishers, Cheryl Capone was second in 5:51.93 and
Stephanie Serriere was third in 6:18.97.
Most of the runners who have done both Series races improved their
times this week. The third Indoor Mile Series race will be on January
30 in conjunction with the Penn State National.
Goldfine 5:52.71 (M)
(M) - Designates Masters (over 40) runners.
Marty Mazur and Jamie Volkert.
1 toes the line.
Rasmussen led the way in Heat 1
Dillon, the Flying Wookie, seeks another Masters crown.
staggered starters in Heat 2.
middle of the pack early on.
training buddies Ann Skulas-Ray and Andy Mazur. Andy will have to step
it up next meet to catch Ann in the second half-mile.
Keller Capone is glad her first Indoor Mile is done.
Dillon and Ann Skulas-Ray - Best Hair at the meet.
Mazur has his eye on the next meet.
to Indoor Mile Results Page.
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