13th Knights of Columbus 5K - Sunday, October 5, 2003

by Marty Mazur

The 13th Annual Knights of Columbus 5K race was held under a beautiful, blue Fall sky, with
temperatures in the high 50s and a light breeze. The weather can be a factor for the race. Last year,
 it was cold and rainy, but past races have seen temperatures ranging from the 30s to the 80s. About
80 runners of all ages turned up for this year's race. The field included a number of unattached Penn
State runners, who ran off with most of the prizes.

On hand to help with the festivities was Centre County Dairy Princess Ashley Bird. Ashley blew the
horn to start the race and also gave out the prizes at the post-race award ceremony. And, as always,
Tom Kleban was on hand to encourage the runners as they made their final charge to the finish line.

The overall winner was Penn Stater Eamon Brazunas, who completed the course in 15:49, the best time
recorded for this race since it was revived in 2000. Andy Roth was second in 16:18 and Chris Hoerger
was third in 16:23. The fastest woman finisher was Amy Hartle in 22:34. Tara Scheuren was second in
23:10 and Kathleen Keller was third in 23:40. The older racers were well represented, with many over-40
runners competing well against some of their youger counterparts. Race sponsor Tom Cali was the first
Masters runner over the line, finishing 12th in 18:39. John Sheakoski and Ron Johnston were the second
and third Masters runners, both in under 20 minutes. The Masters women were well represented by overall
third place finisher Kathleen Heller. The oldest female runner Paula Jech finished second in the Masters
category in a great time of 25:29. And Judy Novack was a close third in 25:46.

My apologies to the racing veterans out there. Though the Knights course is a very accurate 5K, I placed the
first mile timer on the wrong corner, about 100 yards or so past the true mile mark. No wonder you thought
your first mile was slow!

Race director's Marty and Vicky Mazur are grateful for all the race day help they received. The large number
of volunteers helped everything go smoothly. The volunteers were the indispensable Mike Dooris, who was
there for over 3 hours; the Nittany Valley Running Club's master timer Dave Eggler; Scott Smith, Steve and
Nick Bodner, Stevie Rocco, Marv Hall, Eric Tien, Judy Novack, Sonia Beckner and her family, John and
Rebecca Domico,  Loida Escote-Carlson, Ingmar Carlson, and Andy and Christina Mazur.

Marty and Vicky are also grateful to their sponsors. With their help it was possible to raise nearly $900 for
the two beneficiaries of the race. The Knights of Columbus generously allow the NVRC to host the race in
their Hall, and top that off with a nice cash gift to help defray race expenses. Tom Cali is always generous
with a cash gift. Weis Markets give store gift certificates which are used to provide refreshment to the
runners. CCDA Water donated bottled water. Rapid Transit Sports provided race numbers and bags for
the race packets. Numerous local businesses provided prizes: Rapid Transit Sports (Special thanks to
Jay and Terry!), Nittany Bank, Webster's Books, Appalachian Ski and Outdoors, the Boal Mansion and
Columbus Chapel, Saint's Cafe, American Ale House, Mount Nittany Wheelworks, Target, Northland Bowl,
Dick's Sporting Goods, Applebee's, and Red Lobster. Also, thanks to Rosewood Silkscreening, who
always do a great job with the race T-shirts.


Centre County Dairy Princess Ashley Bird (C) flanked by Knights of Columbus Overall Top Finishers (l to r) Chris Hoerger (3rd), Andy Roth (2nd) and Eamon Brazunas (1st), Amy Hartle (1st), Tara Scheuren (2nd) and Kathleen Heller (3rd).


             Knights of Columbus 5K Results

                    October 5, 2003

    #       Name                      Age   Sex   Time
   ---      -----------------------   ---   ----  -----
    1.      Eamon Brazunas             21    M    15:49
    2.      Andy Roth                  20    M    16:18
    3.      Chris Hoerger              19    M    16:23
    4.      Ian McCann                 20    M    16:31
    5.      Patrick Murphy             19    M    16:44
    6.      Adam Voll                  20    M    17:10
    7.      Chris Woods                20    M    17:24
    8.      Ben Karcz                  25    M    17:36
    9.      Brian Buhn                 22    M    17:56
   10.      Mike Sakash                24    M    18:07
   11.      Mark Fedkin                32    M    18:18
   12.      Tom Cali                   48    M    18:39
   13.      Scott Brooker              39    M    18:54
   14.      Christopher Hartman        23    M    19:19
   15.      Dan Greenberg              17    M    19:31
   16.      John Sheakoski             41    M    19:34
   17.      Jeremy Ford                16    M    19:44
   18.      Ron Johnston               49    M*   19:46
   19.      Joe Schuchert              25    M    19:50
   20.      Bill Kampert               38    M    19:56
   21.      Daniel Bright              46    M    20:22
   22.      Chip Hendershot            42    M    20:39
   23.      Dan Dougherty              16    M    20:42
   24.      Phil Kolb                  31    M    20:59
   25.      Stephen Geyer              26    M    21:13
   26.      Gregory Luna               38    M    21:43
   27.      Dave Jenkins               30    M    21:50
   28.      Dale Mohler                44    M    21:55
   29.      Jeremy Herbstritt          23    M    21:58
   30.      Russel Scheuren            54    M    22:21
   31.      Matt Brooker               13    M    22:26
   32.      Amy Hartle                 17    F    22:34
   33.      Scott Manger               49    M    22:44
   34.      Stu Miller                 48    M    22:47
   35.      Tara Scheuren              21    F    23:10
   36.      Scott Gest                 37    M*   23:17
   37.      Chuck Kepler               60    M    23:28
   38.      Ken Reeves                 42    M    23:38
   39.      Kathleen Heller            47    F    23:40
   40.      Ryan Foster                20    M    23:55
   41.      Tina Johnston              39    F    24:18
   42.      Karl Leitzel               46    M    24:23
   43.      Courtney Burroughs         61    M    24:33
   44.      Megan Schuchert            25    F    24:43
   45.      Emily Koziol               21    F    25:03
   46.      Dan Ingolia                21    M    25:05
   47.      Tom Dodd                   32    M*   25:08
   48.      Steph Herbstritt           14    F    25:11
   49.      Richard Timblin            49    M    25:16
   50.      Katya Bazilerskaya         32    F    25:18
   51.      Glenn Wright               70    M    25:21
   52.      Paula Jech                 59    F    25:29
   53.      Megan Miller               26    F    25:31
   54.      Matt Moran                 28    M    25:31
   55.      Dan Bartell                23    M    25:39
   56.      Judith Novack              47    F    25:46
   57.      Paul Bilger                30    M    26:07
   58.      Joy Mattern                25    F    26:33
   59.      Nathan Mattern             25    M    26:34
   60.      Nikita Fedkin               9    M    27:26
   61.      Keith Johnson              48    M    27:41
   62.      Nicole Gladden             34    F    28:09
   63.      Craig Praul                37    M    28:10
   64.      Tessa Greeno               20    F    28:26
   65.      Nicole Sprenkle            22    F    28:27
   66.      Amy Dodd                   32    F    28:37
   67.      Ed Mitchell                60    M    28:47
   68.      Andrea de Carle            33    F    28:59
   69.      Melanie Cramer             47    F    29:12
   70.      William Dixon              51    M*   29:27
   71.      Lyn Lai                    21    F    29:39
   72.      Christine Smith            25    F    30:23
   73.      Lynn Laver                 51    F    30:34
   74.      Shaina Glinski             14    F    32:45
   75.      Mike Glinski               48    F*   32:45
   76.      Howard Moore               71    M    33:34
   77.      Donna Laver                53    F    34:08
   78.      Deborah Grove              50    F*   35:58
   79.      Sheila Squillante          33    F    40:11
   80.      Sandra Faulkner            31    F    40:13
   81.      Brandi Eberly              27    F*   46:18


           * Clydesdale/Athena Runners


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

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

 Overall
 -------
       1.       Eamon Brazunas                    Amy Hartle
       2.       Andy Roth                         Tara Scheuren
       3.       Chris Hoerger                     Kathleen Heller

 Master (40+)
 -------
       1.       Tom Cali                          Kathleen Heller
       2.       John Sheakoski                    Paula Jech
       3.       Ron Johnston                      Judith Novack

 14 and under
 ------------
       1.       Matt Brooker                      Steph Herbstritt
       2.       Nikita Fedkin                     Shaina Glinski
       3.       ---                               ---

 15-19
 -----
       1.       Patrick Murphy                    ---
       2.       Dan Greenberg                     ---
       3.       Jeremy Ford                       ---

 20-24
 -----
       1.       Ian McCann                        Emily Koziol
       2.       Adam Voll                         Tessa Greeno
       3.       Chris Woods                       Nicole Sprenkle

 25-29
 -----
       1.       Ben Karcz                         Megan Schuchert
       2.       Joe Schuchert                     Megan Miller
       3.       Matt Moran                        Joy Mattern

 30-34
 -----
       1.       Mark Fedkin                       Katya Bazilerskaya
       2.       Phil Kolb                         Nicole Gladden
       3.       Dave Jenkins                      Amy Dodd

 35-39
 -----
       1.       Scott Brooker                     Tina Johnston
       2.       Bill Kampert                      ---
       3.       Stephen Geyer                     ---

 40-44
 -----
       1.       John Sheakoski                    ---
       2.       Chip Hendershot                   ---
       3.       Dale Mohler                       ---

 45-49
 -----
       1.       Tom Cali                          Judith Novack
       2.       Ron Johnston                      Melanie Cramer
       3.       Daniel Bright                     ---

 50-54
 -----
       1.       Russel Scheuren                   Lynn Laver
       2.       William Dixon                     Donna Laver
       3.       ---                               Deborah Grove

 55-59
 -----
       1.       ---                               Paula Jech
       2.       ---                               ---
       3.       ---                               ---

 60-64
 -----
       1.       Chuck Kepler                      ---
       2.       Courtney Burroughs                ---
       3.       Ed Mitchell                       ---


 65 and over
 -----------
       1.       Glenn Wright                      ---
       2.       Howard Moore                      ---


 Clydesdale/Athena
 -----------------
       1.      Ron Johnston                       Deborah Grove
       2.      Scott Gest                         Brandi Eberly
       3.      Mike Glinski

  Mixed Team Winner
 ----------
       1.      Tara's Team: Brian Buhn, Russel Scheuren, Tara Scheuren




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