Aguila, Sawtelle, Cali, and Hamlin Winners
at 19th Annual Black Moshannon Races

BY MARYANN WILLIAMS

BLACK MOSHANNON STATE PARK, PA--Under sunny skies and 70-plus degree temperatures, 193 runners and 25 walkers participated in the Moshannon Valley YMCA sponsored races. Before the starting gun blast on May 29, John White of Philipsburg sang the "Star-Spangled Banner" in honor of Memorial Day weekend.

In the 10K, Mindy Sawtelle of Indiana was 23 seconds off the women's record with a 38:44. Luis Aguila of State College led the men's field in 34:34. (Luis must really enjoy the woodlands. In 1998 he also won the 5K with a course record of 15:07! CONGRATULATIONS, LUIS! Did you ever get chased by a bear?) Karl Shellenberger of State College placed second in 35:08. Simon Tavener of State College was third in 35:40. (Simon must also enjoy the forest roads; in 1996 he was first overall with 35:57; and in 1998 he was second overall with 35:11--congrats!) Damian Kellogg of State College deserves mention with his 36:44. In 1997, Damian was first overall with 36:48, and in 1998 he was third with 36:11. For the women, Erin Carlson of State College was second with 41:59 (in 1998 she ran 40:45). Deanna Brown of Hollidaysburg was the third woman with 45:08.

In the 10th running of the 5K, the course was changed for the third time--all in an effort to locate the "perfect 5K." Tom Cali of State College was #1 on this new course with a 15:51. (Tom claims this was very fast for him and may be due to a slightly short course.) A bicycle odometer calculated the distance, with a .05 of a mile shortfall. Nevertheless, the new out-and-back course is flat and fast along the lake shoreline with a 1/10 mile downhill finish; good for PRs. (In 1998, Tom finished fifth with 17:49; in 1997 third with 17:23.) The women's winner was Annie Hamlin of Richmond, VA in 17:16 with Sandy Gregorich of State College placing third in 17:51.

In the Special Awards division, Bill Grove of Clarion won the Harry Lyons Memorial Award in 40:12. The first Philipsburg area finisher was Robert Thompson in 43:48. Thanks, too, to his parents, Richard and Frances, for faithfully providing the Amateur Radio Club manpower for both races. The "Spirit Award" was presented to Frances Haube of Bellefonte for her "spirit" at age 70 in happily completing the challenging 10K. Hope we all feel so great at your age, Frances!

Many other runners have interesting stories to relate, but writing space is limited. Thanks to all participants and hope to see everyone at the 20th Annual event in the year 2000.

MALE

10K

Overall

1. Luis Aguila 34:34
2. Karl Shellenberger 35:08
3. Simon Tavener 35:40

Harry Lyons Memorial Award

1. Bill Grove 40:12

1st Philipsburg Resident

1. Rob Thomas 43:48

15-19

1. Jeremy Bochert 40:19
2. Ryan Beltz 44:09

20-29

1. Bob Chandler 36:31
2. Damian Kellogg 36:44

30-34

1. Ed Morrissey 41:32
2. Pat Asplund 44:34
3. Tim Sickler 48:50

35-39

1. Doug Craft 36:56
2. Matt Smith 37:36
3. Tim Nulton 42:04

40-44

1. Larry Haag 42:40
2. Dean Lapp 42:57
3. Mike Bunyak 43:37

45-49

1. Rick Hosey 42:33
2. Martin Whitaker 45:35
3. Paul Gaebel 47:16

50-54

1. Bill Grove 40:12
2. William Smith 43:28

55-59

1. Roger Ware 47:35
2. John Clark 55:32

60-64

1. Carl Miller 55:13

65 and Over

1. Lew Shoemaker 1:04:42

5K

Overall

1. Tom Cali 15:51
2. Scott Roycroft 16:02
3. Andrew Wedel 16:22

10 and Under

1. Matt Lanagan 21:35
2. Ethan Corle 22:18

11-14

1. Zack Jodon 18:08
2. Jordan Astorio 19:14
3. Jared Bender 19:32

15-19

1. Jim Wiggin 16:50
2. Caleb Carr 17:46
3. Brian Pratt 18:06

20-29

1. Andy Wedel 16:22
2. Matt Brown 19:05
3. Pete Wise 19:38

30-34

1. Ken Hurd 18:51
2. Paul Phelps 18:56

35-39

1. Clayton Hetrick 17:41
2. Tony DeBoef 20:23

40-44

1. Dan Hand 18:31
2. Jim Beltz 19:48

45-49

1. Richard Sargo 20:09
2. Ray Stout 21:42

50-54

1. Chuck Phillips 22:30

55-59

1. David Eggler 20:32

60 and Over

1. Glen Wright 21:13

FEMALE

10K

Overall

1. Mindy Sawtelle 38:44
2. Erin Carlson 41:59
3. Deanna Brown 45:08

Spirit Award

1. Frances Haube 1:21:58

20-29

1. Esther Asplund 49:02
2. Elizabeth McGraw 59:14

30-34

1. Robin Riglin 51:52

35-39

1. Nancy Eckardt 46:43
2. Rachael Smith 49:39

40-44

1. Kathy Heller 49:35
2. Cheryl Tarr 59:17

50-54

1. Nancy Hesser 1:15:12

60 and Over

1. Frances Haube 1:21:58

5K

Overall

1. Annie Hamlin 17:16
2. Sandy Gregorich 17:51
3. Megan Wise 18:41

11-14

1. Adriene Beltz 21:17
2. Megan Albert 22:18

15-19

1. Megan Wise 18:41
2. Andrea Nulton 19:20
3. Sara Wise 19:42

20-29

1. Steph Leventis 21:21
2. Amy Carlson 22:39
3. Rachael Brooks 23:47

30-39

1. Michele Schaaf 20:11
2. Lori Crain 22:02

40-49

1. Eileen Wheeler 21:11
2. MaryAnn Stout 22:15

50-59

1. Judy Kuhns 25:34

60 and Over

1. Janice Perison 25:45