2022 Tussey Teaser #4: 18th Annual Treaster Kettle Test-Your-Mettle 10.6 Mile Run
- Last Updated: 08 June 2022 08 June 2022
Rothrock State Forest
June 5, 2022
by Mike Casper
mettle – vigor and strength of spirit or temperament; staying quality
A gentle breeze and mid-fifties temps let the runners gathered at Colyer Lake know that spring is still here.
Today’s run was cooler than typical, providing good conditions for this race. Kira Garry was the overall winner and sliced more than 5 minutes off the standing women’s course record, set by Mira Minard in 2009. Natasha Volkers and Liz Egan claimed second and third in the women’s category. Jacob Buffington won the men’s category, with Sean Devlin and Eric Sutherland taking second and third place.
Eric Sutherland shaved 2½ minutes off his 2021 time, Mike Casper took almost 3 minutes off, Sean Devlin sliced 3 minutes off, and Elijah Kamermans hacked off 10 minutes.
One runner, Jeff Schiesler, has run all of the “official” Tussey Teasers #1 through #4 so far, as well as the “bonus” Teaser #0. Jeff is in the running to receive the “grand prize” to be awarded on June 19 after the final Teaser, the Eager Seeger Half Marathon.
Thanks to those who made donations today to the Dyslexia Reading Center and who donated used shoes for Sneakers4Good.
Special thanks to Marie, Eddie and Larry Garmat for water station assistance, and to stalwart volunteers from the Dyslexia Reading Center for finish line assistance and to DRC’s Amy Bader and Keith Jervis for race day photos.
Thanks to Appalachian Outdoors and Doan’s Bones for donated prize items.
Runners gather on a glorious day at Colyer Lake for the start of the race
Kira Garry won the overall race and sliced 5 minutes off the women's record
Jacob Buffington was the first male finisher and second overall
Natasha Volkers was the second female finisher
Overall Order of Finish
Place First Last Sex Age Town State Time
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1 Kira Garry F 29 State College PA 1:08:45
2 Jacob Buffington M 20 State College PA 1:14:30
3 Sean Devlin M 43 State College PA 1:14:40
4 Eric Sutherland M 57 State College PA 1:16:04
5 Elijah Kamermans M 36 State College PA 1:16:04
6 Costas Maranas M 54 State College PA 1:17:57
7 Patrick Singletary M 56 State College PA 1:18:28
8 Robert Shaver M 61 Loganton PA 1:22:23
9 Michael Palumbo M 26 State College PA 1:26:38
10 Jason Barrow M 42 State College PA 1:34:46
11 Matthew Weldon M 39 Port Matilda PA 1:41:16
12 Dave Hunter M 52 State College PA 1:44:40
13 Mike Casper M 63 State College PA 1:44:58
14 Natasha Volkers F 36 Port Matilda PA 1:45:04
15 Jim Sellmer M 61 Port Matilda PA 1:46:19
16 Liz Egan F 38 State College PA 1:46:19
17 Alexandria Housel F 41 Julian PA 1:50:14
18 Jeff Schiesler M 66 Port Matilda PA 1:50:14
19 Alan Effrig M 43 State College PA 1:50:58
20 Erica Unruh F 39 State College PA 1:59:23
21 David Lloyd M 52 State College PA 2:34:55