2011 Nittany Valley Running Club Indoor Mile #2
Saturday, January 15, 2011
by Marty Mazur

I'd like to say that for the sixth meet in a row a Club mile record was broken, and in a way, I can. For the first time in 6 meets, NO Club records were set, which establishes a Club record in itself! But that doesn't mean the field wasn't fast! Of the 32 runners who raced, 12 broke 5 minutes, and times were on average faster than last week.

In the first heat,  Mark Yoder and Rich Wendel far outpaced the field and should have been in Heat 2, finishing in 4:40.82 and 4:47.48, respectively. Jack Quindlen was third in 5:06.11. Lauren Philbrook was the fastest female in 5:17.70. Ann Skulas-Ray shaved a bit off her time of last week to place second in 5:23.87. And Kelsey Markham chopped over 5 seconds off her previous effort to take third in 5:27.92.

The fast heat was indeed that, with 10 runners breaking 5. Andy Wang took a big lead and kept it until the backstretch of lap 8, when Garrett Derringer, who put on a ferocious final quarter kick, caught him. Derringer finished in 4:37.98 and Wang was 1/3 second behind in 4:38.31. Steve Van Wert almost caught Wang, finishing third in 4:38.74. There were some other close footraces farther back in the pack as well.

Due to some miscommnications, several runners' times were not recorded and will be listed as approximate as information becomes available. Runners will have a two week break to hone their pacing. The next Indoor Mile race will be on January 28, a Friday afternoon.

Results

Heat 1
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Place  Name                      Time
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 1.    Mark Yoder               4:40.82
 2.    Rich Wendel              4:47.48
 3.    Jack Quindlen            5:06.11
 4.    Yu Zhang                 5:11.35
 5.    Thomas Rudowsky          5:17.00 (Approximate Time)
 6.    Lauren Philbrook         5:17.70
 7.    Ann Skulas-Ray           5:23.87
 8.    Kelsey Markham           5:27.92
 9.    Cory Neff                5:35.64
10.    Mike Renz                5:39.00 (Approximate Time)
11.    John McGraw              5:44.00
12.    Bill Maloney             5:44.00 (Approximate Time)
13.    Michael Goldfine         5:47.45 (M)
14.    Tara Murray              5:55.81
15.    Rich Harter              5:59.58 (M)
16.    Marty Klanchar           6:12.94 (M)

Heat 2
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Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
 1.    Garrett Derringer        4:37.98
 2.    Andy Wang                4:38.31
 3.    Steve Van Wert           4:38.74
 4.    Mike Williams            4:42.75
 5.    Britt Kern               4:43.92
 6.    Ben Nieto                4:50.55
 7.    Bob Long                 4:51.76
 8.    Brian Beatty             4:53.19
 9.    Brian Petraco            4:53.19
10.    Derek Gerberich          5:01.31
11.    Drew Welch               5:03.77
12.    Jonathan Fleming         5:08.53
13.    Nicholas Fornicola       5:09.31
14.    Brian McGovern           5:11.79
15.    Leo Kolshom              5:12.16
16.    Ammol Khurana            5:25.24

 
  (M) - Designates Masters (over 40) runners.

Photos by Marty Mazur

Andy Wang built up a big early lead on the pack in the fast heat.

Garrett Derringer put on a ferocious kick to win the heat.


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