June 9, 2019
Rothrock State Forest
by Mike Casper
mettle – vigor and strength of spirit or temperament; staying quality
A cool breeze and partly cloudy skies greeted the runners gathered at Colyer Lake to climb the spiny Treaster Kettle Road to Bear Meadows and then return.
Today’s run had ideal conditions, and I was reminded again of the amazing experience one gets running in Rothrock State Forest. Birds were singing all around, and as the group transitioned from Lake Road to Treaster Kettle Road, a rooster crowed, as though to announce our arrival. Honeysuckle was in the air, and the babbling brook in the early going took at least one mind off the challenges ahead. A cool, gentle headwind and plenty of shade kept things comfortable on the return trip as well.
A speedy front pack moved quickly over the course, with Joseph Clark leading at the finish and Andrew S and Andrew Hanna taking second and third.
Leah Narkevic led the women’s field, with Madeline Margevicius and Lisa Gentile taking second and third.
Three runners have run all of the “official” Tussey Teasers #1 through #4 (March 2 through June 9) so far, and one of these also ran the “bonus” (Feb. 2) Teaser #0. All three are in the running for a “grand prize” to be awarded on June 16 after the final Teaser, the Eager Seeger Half Marathon. Those three are: Eliza Gabel, Keith Henderson and David Lloyd.
Special thanks to Elsa Hansen for picking up the post-race Subway sub and finish line recording, to the Jake Clement Family for finish line assistance, and to Nicole Pote for photos.
A big thanks to Subway Restaurants for its enthusiastic support of the 2019 Tussey Teasers Series. Thanks also to Appalachian Outdoors and Webster’s Bookstore and Café for donated prize items.
The final Tussey Teaser of the season, the Eager Seeger Half Marathon, will take place on June 16. For details, visit http://tusseymountainback.com/events/tussey-teasers
RD Mike Casper preps the field before jumping into the fray
Jaeson Koszarsky is a nice example of fortitude, having completed the race on the heels of recent lung surgery
Hannah Williams cruises in on the final strides
Leah Narkevic is all smiles as she wraps up the run
Brian Garthewaite is one of a growing group of Lewisburg runners who’re becoming Rothrock regulars
Place First Last Age Sex Town State Time
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1 Joseph Clark 25 M State College PA 1:04:19
2 Andrew S 21 M State College PA 1:07:20
3 Andrew Hanna 21 M State College PA 1:08:44
4 Loc O 42 M Williamsburg PA 1:08:52
5 Matthew Balogh 20 M State College PA 1:09:17
6 Brian Thiede 31 M State College PA 1:10:31
7 Bryce Descavish 20 M Ebensburg PA 1:13:52
8 Mike Walmro M Calvin PA 1:13:52
9 Matt Lamparter 35 M Lewisburg PA 1:18:36
10 Garrison Famiglio 16 M State College PA 1:19:16
11 Alan Effrig 40 M State College PA 1:20:24
12 Robert Shaver 58 M Loganton PA 1:20:33
13 Tyson Switzer 35 M Lewisburg PA 1:20:45
14 Brian Garthwaite 39 M Lewisburg PA 1:21:41
15 Van Cyr 36 M Lewisburg PA 1:21:46
16 Matt Smith 52 M State College PA 1:23:25
17 Leah Narkevic 21 F State College PA 1:23:56
18 Ken Farnsworth 29 M Boalsburg PA 1:25:05
19 John Iceland 48 M State College PA 1:25:53
20 Madeline Margevicius 24 F State College PA 1:31:22
21 Keith Henderson 55 M State College PA 1:37:42
22 Mike Casper 60 M State College PA 1:41:22
23 Lisa Gentile 54 F Huntingdon PA 1:41:59
24 David DeGroote 60 M State College PA 1:48:10
25 Jacob Gordon 31 M Huntingdon PA 1:54:19
26 Rob Crowe 71 M PA Furnace PA 1:54:39
27 Taylor Hayes 21 F State College PA 1:54:54
28 Jaeson Koszarsky 47 M Boalsburg PA 1:58:45
29 Hannah Williams 39 F State College PA 1:59:18
30 David Lloyd 49 M State College PA 2:00:09
31 Eliza Gabel 27 F State College PA 2:02:13