DANA CARR, WINNER OF THE 3-MILE EVENT
IN 15:14.
DOLORES JESSICK PHOTO

Molly Huddle Leads Outstanding
Performances at Elmira-Thon

BY NORM WARD

ELMIRA, NY--Molly Huddle (16) shattered the 3-mile course record and Dana Carr missed the men's 3-mile course record by a blink of an eye during the 24th annual Chemung Canal Elmira-Thon held June 10. Huddle, a junior at Notre Dame High School, won the women's division of the 3-mile race in a national-class time of 16:34. She placed an unprecedented fifth overall and bettered the course record of 17:37 set in 1994. Huddle's win capped off an impressive weekend of running. On Friday and Saturday, she had won the 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter runs at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championship Meet on Long Island. Placing second in the women's division was Charity Learn (17), of Troy, PA, in 18:16. Becky McGovern (39), of Stowe, VT, was third for the second consecutive year in 18:31. Melissa Usack (14), of Lansing, placed fourth in 19:08.

In the men's 3-mile race, Dana Carr (21), of Horseheads, finished first in 15:14, just one second shy of the 15:13 course best set in 1998. James Osborn (22), of Horseheads, placed second to his best friend in 15:33. The former Horseheads High School teammates ran shoulder to shoulder for the first two miles before Carr moved ahead. Placing third was Krystopher Usack (16), of Lockwood, in 16:20. Paul Nessle (18), of Corning, was fourth in 16:32.

 

BRYAN MORSEMAN, 10K WINNER IN 34:07.
DOLORES JESSICK PHOTO
In the 10K, 15-year-old Bryan Morseman, of Addison, had a goal: to beat six-time former champion Jim Derick. He accomplished his goal by winning the overall title in 34:07--two minutes faster than the USA Track and Field 10K national ranking standards for boys age 15. Morseman went out hard the first mile, had no one with him at the 5K point, and finished first with a wide margin of victory. Despite being sidelined for a year with an Achilles' tendon injury and admitting to being out of shape, Derick (35), of Big Flats, placed second in 35:40. He was the first to congratulate Morseman on his win. Close behind, in third, was Skip Strobel (30), of Elmira, in 35:53. This matched his 2000 finish and earned him the Scott Strailey Award for being the first Elmiran in the 10K. Finishing fourth was Dan Thomas (17), of Elmira Heights, with a time of 36:47. In 6th overall, and first Masters, was Kevin Coughlin (44), of Elmira, in 37:11. Also, hats off to Robert Huddle, Sr. (78), Goryun Nigogosyan (84), and Joseph Familo (77), finishing in 1:08:32, 1:12:11, and 1:19:41, respectively.

The women's 10K competition saw Shirley Woodford (45), of Burdett, defend her title and become the third three-time winner of this event. Her winning time of 41:03 was a USA Track and Field national ranking time for women 45 to 49. She also improved on her 2000 winning time by 34 seconds. Heather Miller (27), of Elmira, finished second in 41:57. In third place was Kate O'Connor, of Big Flats, in 42:39. Meg Reed, of Elmira, was fourth in 43:42. First Masters woman was Ellen McHugh (43), of Horseheads, in 46:34.

The day started with the D.A.R.E. one-mile fun run. Over 200 elementary and middle school students ran in the D.A.R.E. run along with teachers and family. Once again, they were greeted at the finish line by Dollar Dog and Jan Updegraff, President and CEO of Chemung Canal. This was the eleventh year for this fun run which promotes awareness of Chemung County's Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, as well as health and exercise. Fifth-grader Ruthie McGovern, of Stowe, was the first across the finish line in 5:55.

Included with the awards ceremony was the sixth annual Joseph Marrone Memorial Award, which is presented to volunteers who exemplify the true spirit of the Elmira-Thon. This year's award went to Erway Ambulance for their many years of providing support for the Elmira-Thon.

 

SHIRLEY WOODFORD, 10K FEMALE WINNER
IN 41:03.
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MALE

3-Mile

Overall

1. Dana Carr 15:14

14 and Under

1. Alex Shephard 18:13
2. Jonathon Fazzary 18:35
3. Victor Dimotsis 19:57

15-19

1. Krystopher Usack 16:20
2. Paul Nessle 16:32
3. Andy Cloke 16:47

20-24

1. James Osborn 15:33
2. Aaron Hare 20:50
3. Peter Hoffman 24:03

25-29

1. Shawn Reynolds 23:00
2. David Schlesselman 27:32
3. Mike Wolf 30:51

30-34

1. Matthew Usack 18:58
2. Jeffrey Naylor 20:45
3. Philip Prunoske Jr. 20:58

35-39

1. Andrew Willard 22:25
2. Les Swartz 22:54
3. Mark Oczko 23:03

40-44

1. Bill Hoyt 21:12
2. Pete Winnett 21:19
3. Dennis Chauvin 21:22

45-49

1. Greg Grund 18:34
2. Dale Cranmer 19:01
3. Robert Shephard 21:52

50-54

1. Bob Huddle 19:37
2. Mike Egan 19:58
3. Lloyd Wetherbee 21:05

55-59

1. Brad Sanford 20:04
2. Lyle Rockwell 25:07
3. William Pint 25:23

60-64

1. Alton Derick 20:25
2. Matthew Burroughs 22:57
3. James Manley 24:57

65-69

1. Fred Davis 28:33

70 and Over

1. Chufi Giaffo 28:19
2. Bill Danaher 30:45
3. Joseph Danaher 32:36

10K

Overall

1. Bryan Morseman 34:07

18 and Under

1. Dan Thomas 36:47
2. Jesse Littleton 40:13
3. Marc O'Donnell 40:55

19-24

1. Daniel Keough 37:10
2. Philip Kwasney 39:39
3. Rodney McClelland 40:31

25-29

1. Bob Decker 41:56
2. Allen Edwards 43:39
3. Ryan Byrd 47:29

30-34

1. Skip Strobel 35:53
2. Andy Roblyer 42:14
3. Thomas Walczaqk 42:46

35-39

1. James Derrick 35:40
2. Michael Hallinan 37:16
3. Scott Shephard 39:56

40-44

1) Kevin Coughlin 37:11
2) Scott McPherson 37:18
3) David Boor 39:58

45-49

1. Tom Ryan 38:29
2. Tom Wilber 40:33
3. Bob Lantz 43:15

50-54

1. James Miner 40:19
2. Terry Habecker 42:00
3. Norm Ward 44:11

55-59

1. John McGlenn 42:55
2. Anthony Mazza 54:20
3. Anthony Lotempio 54:22

60-64

1. Jim Morrell 60:38

70 and Over

1. Robert Huddle 68:32
2. Goryun Nigogosyan 72:11
3. Joseph Familo 79:41

FEMALE

3-Mile

Overall

1. Molly Huddle 16:34

14 and Under

1. Melissa Usack 19:08
2. Tricia Learn 19:31
3. Chelsea Usack 20:39

15-19

1. Charity Learn 18:16
2. Jennifer Longwell 20:29
3. Jessica Hughes 20:34

20-24

1. Lisa Ievers 22:48
2. Sara Schmieg 25:27
3. Anne Tuite 25:39

25-29

1. Maryann VanHouten 22:50
2. Nathalie Tanguy 24:54
3. Amy Finnerty 25:59

30-34

1. Michele Grund 21:55
2. Cathy Fazzary 22:13
3. Courtney Warren 23:27

35-39

1. Becky McGovern 18:31
2. Lynn Usack 22:49
3. Carrie Fitch 23:06

40-44

1. Theresa Armstrong 24:18
2. Sally Jones 24:26
3. Jane Miller 26:18

45-49

1. Mary Muse 23:14
2. Gen Novak 24:25
3. Heidi Gerth 26:58

50-54

1. Sylvia Miller 24:11
2. Denise Mustico 28:13
3. Carole Crean 31:47

55-59

1. Jean Derick 27:56
2. Judi Wills 30:39

60-64

1. Sally Rusby 29:07
2. Barbara Kalning 42:59

10K

Overall

1. Shirley Woodford 41:03

18 and Under

1. Andrea Patterson 52:57
2. Sara Dubois 55:54
3. Mahala Gaylord 56:06

19-24

1. Kate O'Connor 42:39
2. Amy Cavanaugh 44:47
3. Brianne Liddick 46:06

25-29

1. Heather Miller 41:57
2. Becky Sherman 45:34
3. Karen Dobley 49:59

30-34

1. Carol Howard 45:56
2. Christine Beach 47:30
3. Carla Worden-Dieg 48:44

35-39

1. Meg Reed 43:42
2. Jane Galvin 49:55
3. Jeanie Tomkalski 51:54

40-44

1. Ellen McHugh 46:34
2. Jill Dunphy 52:02
3. Christine Manuel 54:56

45-49

1. Gail Ewanyk 54:46
2. Kathy Rohrer 58:05
3. Vicki Korpak 59:09

50-54

1. Karen Meade 53:16
2. Louise Buck 57:04

55-59

1. Karen Alpha 59:32
2. Carol Hart 73:12

60-64

1. Pilar Sargent 61:17

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