2011 Nittany Valley Running Club Indoor Mile #3
Friday, January 28, 2011
by Marty Mazur

Well, it's back to breaking records. This time two were broken. We had a record turnout of 38 runners in 3 heats participate in this Indoor Mile. And the Mens Open NVRC Indoor Mile record was broken.

In the "slow" (ha!) heat, Lauren Philbrook took a big step at sewing up this year's Women's Indoor Mile crown by winning in 5;10.61. Judd Michael was second and Ann Skulas-Ray finished third. Indoor Mile Series Director Jerry Steffy made his big return to the track and finally (and handily) beat Marty Mazur, also making a comeback, who DNFed.

In Heat 2, 4 runners went under 5 minutes, which not too many years ago was about what you'd hope for in the fast heat. Tony Kresz was first in 4:48.36. Brian Beatty was second in 4:49.42. And Derek Gerberich was third in 4:53.05. Costas Maranas PRed, and Jeff Smucker put on a good showing, moving up a couple places at the end and nearly taking another..

The fast heat was lightening fast. Every runner was under 4:45, putting the entire pack within 19 seconds of the winner. Mark Burnham led most of the way, but really opened up a big lead in the last couple of laps to nip his own Club record by 0.12 seconds in 4:26.27. Nate King was second in 4:32.09, and Mark Yoder was third in 4:34:12.

The last race of the year will be Saturday, February 5. There will be heats of the mile and the 3000. The mile races will also feature a "Predicted Mile" contest. The closest to their predicted time wins a prize!

Results

Heat 1
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Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
 1.    Lauren Philbrook         5:10.61
 2.    Judd Michael             5:20.52 (M)
 3.    Ann Skulas-Ray           5:22.91
 4.    Mark Hawkins             5:25.65 (M)
 5.    Cory Neff                5:25.72
 6.    Kelsey Markam            5:27.02
 7.    Mike Renz                5:30.12
 8.    Tara Murray              5:56.91
 9.    Marty Klanchar           6:13.14 (M)
10.    Kathy Koetje-Simin       6:18.40
11.    Jerry Steffy             8:10.97 (M)
12.    Marty Mazur                DNF

Heat 2
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Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
 1.    Tony Kresz               4:48.36
 2.    Brian Beatty             4:49.42
 3.    Derek Gerberich          4:53.05
 4.    Jonathan Fleming         4:57.44
 5.    Tim Richardt             5:02.91
 6.    Adam Moore               5:03.88
 7.    Costas Maranas           5:05.85 (M)
 8.    Robert Kistner           5:12.06
 9.    Jeff Smucker             5:12.14 (M)
10.    Leo Kolshorn             5:12.96
11.    Tom Rodowsky             5:17.34
12.    Tim Brookins             5:40.38
13.    Nicholas Fornicola       6:04.04

Heat 3
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Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
 1.    Mark Burnham             4:26.27 (R)
 2.    Nate King                4:32.09
 3.    Mark Yoder               4:34.12
 4.   
Garrett Derringer        4:34.57
 5.    Mike Williams            4:36.71
 6.    Alex Reese               4:37.32
 7.    Richard Wendel           4:38.48
 8.    Britt Kern               4:39.71
 9.    Connor McLaughlin        4:40.00
10.    Brian Petraco            4:41.46
11.    Ben Nieto                4:41.85
12.    Chad Fitz                4:43.48
13.    Bob Long                 4:44.88

 
  (R) - NVRC Record
  (M) - Designates Masters (over 40) runners.

Photos by Marty Mazur

Costas Maranas puts on a great effort for a new PR in Heat 2.

Mark Burnham ran away from the field in the final quarter  to break his own NVRC record.


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