LORI KINGSLEY, FEMALE CHAMPION OF THE FREEZE WITH 20:13.

Baird and Kingsley Take Freeze

BY SANDRA HOWARD

TUNKHANNOCK, PA--Brad Baird, 18, won the 16th running of the February Freeze 5K race on Saturday, February 1. Running 17:42 for the mostly dirt road course, Baird, from Shavertown, put twenty-five seconds between he and the second place male finisher, Kevin Bandru, 40, of Greenfield Township. Third place for the men went to Michael Hudyncia, Jr., 43, of Wysox, with a time of 18:22.

The women were led by Lori Kingsley, 36, of Wysox, running 20:13 to place eleventh overall. Second female overall was Jenny Stevens, 18, an outstanding student-athlete from Wyalusing, in 21:16. Third was captured by Alaina Torbeck, 32, from Dunmore, finishing in 21:49. It should be noted that one-third of this year's seventy-three participants were women, which is a high percentage for road races.

Masters category winners, respectively, were Kevin Bandru and co-race director Sandra Howard, 45, finishing in 23:18 to set the only new age-group record of the day. The youngest competitor was Colton Schools, 10, who finished in 26:21 for 43rd overall. As the oldest competitor, Rich Hause, 69, ran 23:15, and extended his streak in the February Freeze to sixteen years, the only runner to have run every edition.

As the deep freeze of this year's winter continued to hang on, the runners enjoyed a welcome break from the rugged training conditions on race day. In fact, the weather was pleasant enough for several participants to don shorts for the race. And, in the tradition of the Freeze, crock pots of soup and hot chocolate awaited the runners while the race results were tabulated and awards presented.

 

BRAD BAIRD, WINNER OF THE FREEZE IN 17:42.
MALE

Overall

1. Brad Baird 17:42

12 and Under

1. Colton Schools 26:21
2. Todd Crimmel
3. Joseph Kropilak

13-19

1. Tim Nowakowski 18:25
2. Alex Higley
3. Corey Reed

20-24

1. Damian Harvey 23:19

25-29

1. Jeff Crahalla 18:22
2. Joe Dowd

30-34

1. Chad Butcher 20:29
2. Shawn Fassett
3. Tom MacDonald

35-39

1. Jim Schools 18:27
2. Randy White

40-44

1. Kevin Bandru 18:07
2. Michael Hudyncia
3. Phil Vogel

45-49

1. Reginald Thomas 20:21
2. Ed Hertzel
3. Mark Kropilak

50-54

1. Mark Smith 21:20
2. Ho Titman
3. Tom Kikeullon

55-59

1. Len Sowinski 19:46
2. Charlie Orlando
3. Ken Hall

60 and Over

1. Rich Hause 23:15
2. Joe Naughton
3. Paul Shaffer

FEMALE

Overall

1. Lori Kingsley 20:13

12 and Under

1. Rachel Sayre 25:45

13-19

1. Jenny Stevens 21:16
2. Ella Daniels
3. Rebecca Schrader

20-24

1. Melissa Tomascik 23:34
2. Nicole Boice

25-29

1. Jennifer Stec-Gagliardi 22:59
2. Claney Cash

30-34

1. Alaina Torbeck 21:47
2. Kerri Kropa
3. Bridget White

35-39

1. Elizabeth Newhart 28:33

40-44

1. Nancy Lee Harmon 30:48

45-49

1. Sandra Howard 23:18
2. Gloria Rawls
3. Beth O'Malley

50-54

1. Jodi Crimmel 29:39
2. Margaret Nudelman
3. Debbie Wilson

55-59

1. Ruth Chaffee 40:02