Traffic Doesn't Deter McPherson at Forks XV

CHENANGO FORKS, NY--Runners numbering 185 took to the streets on March 28 for the 26th Annual Forks XV (15K). The temperature stayed in the low 40s which made for a good day of racing.

Ken McPherson's only real competition was a stray car that somehow found its way onto the course. After avoiding a near collision and engaging in a shouting match with the driver, McPherson, 23, of Syracuse, NY continued on to win the race in 50:23. This was his first time in this race. Connaire Foran, 21, of Greene, NY placed second in 51:45, with Tom Gudas, 35, of Binghamton, NY third in 52:27.

Charlene Lyford, 33, of Greene claimed her third straight title finishing in 57:22. Suzanne Myette, 41, of Endicott, NY was second with 1:03:23. Third went to Tanya Mossman, 38, of Manilus, NY in 1:04:09.

MALE

Overall

1. Ken McPherson 50:23

20-29

1. Connaire Foran 51:45
2. Michael Constable 1:05:04
3. John Zevan 1:05:55

30-34

1. Steve Cammisa 53:28
2. Greg Amend 57:07
3. Ron Herreid 57:29

35-39

1. Thomas Gudas 52:27
2. Gary Fancher 52:50
3. Bob Pulz 53:11

40-44

1. Ron Hulslander 55:40
2. Frank O'Neill 59:25
3. Craig Colas 59:53

45-49

1. Robert Somerville 58:23
2. Drew Wasko 58:31
3. Charles Berger 1:01:23

50-54

1. Tom Homeyer 59:30
2. Bong Joon Yoon 59:37
3. James Miner 1:03:29

55-59

1. Rich Clements 1:09:37
2. Ron Slocum 1:12:41
3. Michael Putney 1:13:44

60-69

1. Fred Bostrom 1:11:14
2. Frank Dudley 1:11:29

70-99

1. Joseph Familo 2:15:00

FEMALE

Overall

1. Charlene Lyford 57:22

19 and Under

1. Allison Small 1:08:45

20-29

1. Murphee Hayes-Falls 1:04:32
2. Anne Lathrop 1:13:50
3. Ashley Bezek 1:20:37

30-34

1. Terri Hush 1:13:59
2. Kim Kraebel 1:16:04
3. Connie Malloy 1:22:49

35-39

1. Tanya Mossman 1:04:09
2. Karen Walke 1:05:35
3. Sabrina Clark 1:12:47

40-44

1. Suzanne Myette 1:03:23
2. Sue Silvernail 1:13:38
3. Linda Freeman 1:14:26

45-49

1. Donna Russell 1:15:39
2. Diane Sherrer 1:24:41
3. Debbie Grassi 1:24:56

50-59

1. Barbara Morrissey 1:14:12
2. Georgia Lewis 1:15:58
3. Cecile Ann Lawrence 1:21:46

60-99

1. Margret Betz 1:09:04
2. Lennie Tucker 1:17:17
3. Sally Rusby 1:24:43