Knights of Columbus 5k - Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001

by Marty Mazur


The 11th Knights of Columbus Race was held on Sunday, October 7. It was a
partly sunny and very breezy early Fall day, with temperatures in the mid 40s.
The race was revived last year after a five year hiatus, and nearly 100
runners registered for the second running of the race.

The course, though moderately hilly, is one of the fastest in the State
College area. And the race winner, Bob Radzwich, took full advantage of the
many long downhills as he ran away with the race, finishing in a blazing
16:04. Second place went to Jeff Smith in 17:25, closely followed by Greg
Dillon in 17:34. The woman's winner, Julie Christie, is a relative newcomer to
racing. Julie is a regular at Race Director Marty Mazur's Thursday Track Crew,
as are many of the high-placing finishers. Julie's winning time of 21:56 came
after her strong finish against a much bigger field in last week's Moxie-Thon
5K. Second place went to Tara Scheuren in 22:50, and third place went to Sarah
Mariah Kapinus in 23:13.

The men's team honors went to the unstoppable Old Fartleks. This year's team
consisted of Jim Moore, Mike Dooris, Ken Forstmeier, and Marv Hall, all
Thursday Trackers. And though they ran unopposed, they showed their
competitive spirit by cleaning up in their respective age groups. The team's
"anchor", Ken Forstmeier, did triple duty, taking second in the 40-44 age
group and winning the Men's Master Clydesdale category. In other team running,
the Pinewood Pacers won the mixed category, narrowly beating Orian.

While people with "runner's builds" took many of the top places, bigger
runners were not at a disadvantage for prizes. There were 11 runners in the
Clydesdale/Athena category. Ken Forstmeier, who finished 13th overall, was the
first finisher in the "big-boned" men's division and he claimed the Master's
Clydesdale prize. Ken easily rebuffed a last minute challenge by a younger
(and much lighter) runner. The top finisher among under-40 Clydesdale runners
was Jim Gehret, who finished 29th overall. The women's Athena division was
carried by Sue Reimer, who finished 76th overall, followed by Rose Bohn.

Net proceeds from the Knights Race go to the Tom Kleban Fund and the Schlow
Memorial Library Children's Department. Race Co-Directors Marty and Vicky
Mazur would like to thank our sponsors. Without their donations of money,
goods, prizes, and services, the net donation we could make to our charities
would be much lower. This year's sponsors were the Nittany Valley Running
Club, the Knights of Columbus Council No. 4678, Tom Cali of RE/MAX Realty,
Rapid Transit Sports, Nittany Bank, The Boal Mansion and Columbus Chapel,
Saint's Cafe, Weis Markets, Danone International, and Webster's Cafe
Bookstore.

We'd also like to thank our volunteers, who made this year's race a pleasure
to run. They were Tim Dooris, Matt Beaugard, Dave Eggler, Greg Fredericks,
Bill Bahnfleth, Ron Cunfer, Bruce Einfalt, Bill Whittaker, Morgan Wasikonis,
Steve Bodner, and Christina Mazur. Special thanks also to Shawn Rogacs of the
Knights of Columbus.

              Knights of Columbus 5K Results

                     October 7, 2001

     #       Name                      Age   Sex   Time   Team
    ---      -----------------------   ---   ----  -----  ----
    1.       Bob Radzwich              31     M    16:05
    2.       Jeff Smith                38     M    17:25
    3.       Greg Dillon               37     M    17:34
    4.       John Sherer               20     M    17:42
    5.       Boyd Brumbaugh            38     M    17:44
    6.       Mark Fedkin               31     M    18:19
    7.       Steve Balkey              35     M    18:48
    8.       Steve Cunningham          38     M    18:57
    9.       Jim Moore                 40     M    19:29  Old Fartleks
   10.       Mike Dooris               48     M    19:35  Old Fartleks
   11.       David Littlefield         31     M    19:42
   12.       Steve Pipino              20     M    19:43
   13.       Kenneth Forstmeier    +   43     M    19:49  Old Fartleks
   14.       Stephen Geyer             34     M    19:49
   15.       Pedro Andia               25     M    20:20
   16.       Al Raymond                52     M    20:21
   17.       Marvin Hall               46     M    20:22  Old Fartleks
   18.       Lonnie Christian          25     M    20:28
   19.       Jim Kasting               48     M    20:54
   20.       Dana Todd                 38     M    20:59
   21.       Patrick Haldeman          30     M    21:04
   22.       John Nagel                43     M    21:06
   23.       Richard Doerfler          41     M    21:12
   24.       Alan Finnecy              39     M    21:44
   25.       Todd Dodson               29     M    21:48
   26.       Julie Christie            36     F    21:56
   27.       Lucas Cain                14     M    22:06
   28.       Ben Zappa                 61     M    22:08
   29.       James Gehret          +   36     M    22:20
   30.       Rus Scheuren              52     M    22:21
   31.       Mark Mahon                36     M    22:26  Pinewood Pacers
   32.       Bob Dennison              61     M    22:33
   33.       Scott Pringle             27     M    22:47
   34.       Greg Woodman          +   43     M    22:49
   35.       Tara Scheuren             19     F    22:50
   36.       Brandon Gehret            11     M    23:04
   37.       Sarah Mariah Kapinus      20     F    23:13
   38.       Craig Praul               35     M    23:19
   39.       John Melonas              46     M    23:38
   40.       John Pringle          +   40     M    23:42
   41.       Howard Fescemeyer         44     M    23:44
   42.       Tim Glunt                 42     M    24:08
   43.       Ari Geselowitz            40     M    24:21
   44.       Bob Roberts               39     M    24:42
   45.       Jason Farabaugh       +   26     M    24:45
   46.       Derek Canova              31     M    24:52
   47.       Katya Bazilevskaya        30     F    24:55
   48.       Jodi Butler               26     F    25:00
   49.       Lori Jerulli-Reeves       39     F    25:05
   50.       Randy Mattern             44     M    25:14
   51.       John Coupland             32     M    25:24
   52.       Laura Adams               31     F    25:30
   53.       Staci Dodson              32     F    25:32
   54.       Kathy Brown               41     F    25:34
   55.       Joy Hartle                23     F    25:35
   56.       Dan Snopek                37     M    25:37  Orian
   57.       Judith Novack             45     F    25:40  Orian
   58.       Sheryl Balkey             36     F    25:41
   59.       Sean Hurley               33     M    25:51
   60.       David Pacchioli       +   43     M    26:23
   61.       Mitchell Schmidt          42     M    26:28
   62.       Mary Kay Hort             36     F    26:36  Pinewood Pacers
   63.       Michele Henry             36     F    26:37  Pinewood Pacers
   64.       Denny Mason           +   53     M    26:58
   65.       Daryl Doty                50     M    27:55
   66.       Andrea Keiser             23     F    28:13
   67.       Stevie Rocco              34     F    28:16
   68.       Tom Novack                12     M    28:45  Orian
   69.       Kate Fisher               38     F    28:57
   70.       Brad Woodman              12     M    29:00
   71.       Sharon Kasting            46     F    29:12
   72.       Arnold Gasche             71     M    29:28
   73.       Jane Hartle               20     F    29:51
   74.       Robert Morder         +   49     M    29:52
   75.       Nancy Hallberg            38     F    30:20
   76.       Sue Reimer            +   34     F    31:17
   77.       Anita Woodman             39     F    32:45
   78.       Katherine Adame           30     F    34:00
   79.       John Hoaglund         +   38     M    34:53
   80.       Rose Bohn             +   34     F    34:54
   81.       Caitlin Greene            14     F    37:23
   82.       Kate Domico               40     F    39:57
   83.       Tracy Vosburgh            44     F    39:58
   84.       Meredith Davis            18     F    43:12
   85.       James Adame               35     M    43:19
   86.       Victoria Gibson           13     F    50:33
   87.       Avery Frank               14     F    50:33

            + Clydesdale/Athena Runners
 

                      Overall and Age Group Winners
                      -----------------------------

                  Male                             Female
                 ----                             ------

  Overall
  -------
        1.     Bob Radzwich                       Julie Christie
        2.     Jeff Smith                         Tara Scheuren
        3.     Greg Dillon                        Sarah Kapinus

  14 and under
  ------------
        1.     Lucas Cain                         Caitlin Greene
        2.     Brandon Gehret                     Victoria Gibson
        3.     Tom Novack                         Avery Frank

  15-19
  -----
        1.     none entered                       Meredith Davis

  20-24
  -----
        1.     John Sherer                        Joy Hartle
        2.     Steve Pipino                       Jane Hartle

  25-29
  -----
        1.     Pedro Andia                        Jodi Butler
        2.     Lonnie Christian                   Andrea Keiser
        3.     Todd Dodson

  30-34
  -----
        1.     Mark Fedken                        Katya Bazilevskaya
        2.     David Littlefield                  Laura Adams
        3.     Stephen Geyer                      Staci Dodson

  35-39
  -----
        1.     Boyd Brumbaugh                     Lori Jerulli-Reeves
        2.     Steve Balkey                       Sheryl Balkey
        3.     Steve Cunningham                   Mary Kay Hart

  40-44
  -----
        1.     Jim Moore                          Kathy Brown
        2.     Kenneth Forstmeier                 Kate Domico
        3.     John Nagel                         Tracy Vosburgh

  45-49
  -----
        1.     Mike Dooris                        Judith Novack
        2.     Marv Hall                          Sharon Kasting
        3.     Jim Kasting

  50-54
  -----
        1.     Al Raymond
        2.     Rus Scheuren
        3.     Denny Mason

  55-59
  -----
               none entered

  60-64
  -----
        1.     Ben Zappa
        2.     Bob Dennison
 

  65 and over
  -----------
        1.     Arnold Gasche

  Men's Team
  ---------
        1.     Old Fartleks

  Mixed Team
  ----------
        1.     Pinewood Pacers
        2.     Orian

  Clydesdale/Athena
  -----------------
        1.     Jim Gehret                         Sue Reimer
        2.     Jason Farabaugh                    Rose Bohn
        3.     John Hoaglund

  Master Clydesdale/Athena
  ------------------------
        1.     Kenneth Forstmeier
        2.     Greg Woodman
        3.     John Pringle


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