Hage and Markland Show No Respect at Greenbelt;
Poulos and Servidio Take the Short Road to Victory

 

TOP 20-MILE RUN FINISHERS FROM LEFT: PAUL MILLER, 2ND IN
2:04:35; SCOTT DOUGLAS, 3RD IN 2:08:39; AND WINNER JIM
HAGE, 1:57:09.
GEORGE BANKER PHOTO
BY GEORGE BANKER

GREENBELT, MD--The millennium was off to a rolling start with rolling hills and winding roads. A major hill at mile nine was the staging area for the 36th Greenbelt 20-Mile Run and 26th Greenbelt 10-Mile Run, Saturday, January 8, 2000. The dual event was hosted by the D.C. Road Runners Club and held at the Beltsville Agriculture Research Center, under sunny skies and forty-five degree temperatures. The lure of the course was the hills which provided excellent training for marathon runners and those seeking to do Boston. Two hundred runners answered the "call of the hills." The course was out and back, so the 20-mile runners did the course twice.

The runners wore different numbers to distinguish the two events. The 20-mile race had three Olympic Marathon Trials qualifiers: Kimberly Markland of Arlington, VA, the 1998 Marine Corps winner who qualified with 2:46:31; Denise Knickman of Baltimore, MD, (2:47:26); and Sharon Servidio of Team Paces of Alexandria, VA, (2:49:23) who was running the 10-Mile Run. The trio will be putting it on the line February 26 in Columbia, SC for the Trials.

The favorite for the men's 20-Mile Run was "Gentleman" Jim Hage of Lanham, MD, the only two-time consecutive winner (1988, 1989) of the Marine Corps Marathon, now a Masters runner. At 25 years of age, Hage ran this race in 1983, when it was 12 degrees at 10:00 a.m., and he won with 1:58:28. Only 62 runners finished. In 1991, first place was taken in the 10-Mile Run with 56:58. In 1993 another 20-Mile win with 1:55:19.

 

KIMBERLY MARKLAND, 1ST
FEMALE IN THE 20-MILE RUN
WITH 2:09:23 AND AN OLYMPIC
TRIALS QUALIFIER.
GEORGE BANKER PHOTO
Hage took off like he was running the 10-Mile Run and showed no respect to the younger runners. A couple of runners latched on: Scott Douglas of Bethesda, MD, and Paul Miller of Washington, originally from Devon, England. The course was in the shape of a "T" and there was a good view of the competition. Hage quickly made a move going into the second mile after the first major downhill. No one covered the move. The gap only widened as Hage worked the hills like a roller coaster. With each pass along the course the gap widened.

Markland followed suit and quickly established the lead position and shook Knickman. Markland began to work the hills with a demanding pace which widened the lead.

The three-way battle for the 10-Mile Run was down to Steve Kortenkamp of Columbia, MD, Malcolm Lester of Washington, and Ted Poulos of McLean, VA, the defending champion (1998 with 1:00:20 and an eighth place finish in 1997 with 1:04:26). The first half of the race was more demanding where the positioning counted, and the last half was to nail the positions. Poulos managed to exert the speed to take first with 1 hour and 8 seconds. Kortenkamp edged out Lester with 1:00:17 to 1:00:19.

Sharon Servidio sailed to first place with 1:03:06 over Donna Moore of Silver Spring, MD, 1:05:34. Moore had taken first in 1991 with 1:04:38 and won the 20-Mile Run in 1987 with 2:35:37. Moore is a two-time winner of the Marine Corps Marathon (1997, 1999). Third place was captured by Beth Miller of Vienna, VA, with 1:09:32.

The Masters winner was Jay Wind of Arlington with 1:03:28. Wind was second Masters in 1998 with 1:02:33 (7th overall). The second Masters was Dave Hummel of Manhein, PA, with 1:05:00 (9th place). Karen Garth of Alexandria was top female Masters with 1:16:51 (fourth female). K. Daragan of Silver Spring, MD, was second with 1:22:43 (9th place).

"I started to get serious about four weeks ago. A big surprise for this old lady. I think I met my goal to put forth a good effort. I felt like I raced. Seeing a person in front of you makes you want to snag them," said Garth.

Bill Osburn, age 76, of Bethesda, MD, finished with 1:53:00. Michael Carnock, age 10, of Columbia, MD, finished with 1:24:02.

In maintaining that running edge, a member of an elite group called "Ground Pounders," Roger Burkhart of Gaithersburg, MD, has completed all 24 Marine Corps Marathons. There are four other runners in the group. Burkhart completed the ten miles in 1:37:51, second in the 60-64 age group.

Hage continued to roll to another victory with 1:57:09, and was the first Masters once again; no respect for the younger runners. Miller took second with 2:04:35, followed by Douglas with 2:08:39.

 

KAREN GARTH, 1ST FEMALE MASTERS
AND 4TH FEMALE OVERALL IN THE
10-MILE RUN WITH 1:16:51.
GEORGE BANKER PHOTO
Markland captured first by a wide margin with 2:09:23. Knickman was second with 2:26:21 and Shelly Miller of Forest Hill, MD, was third with 2:28:33.

The second Masters was Paul Peterson of Bethesda with 2:09:28 (4th). Peterson was the defending overall 1998 champion and first Masters, 2:06:55. In 1997 Peterson was second and first Masters with 2:07:12.

The event record holder for the Masters, Rebecca Strode of Springfiled, VA, captured her third consecutive title with 2:33:18. In 1997 Strode broke the ten-year record of 2:30:49 (Mary Ann Zuckerman, 1988) and ran 2:28:40. In 1998, Strode was second overall and first Masters with 2:29:22.

Betty Blank was second Masters with 2:37:49. In 1982 Blank ran 2:34:24. Blank has a case of the runner-ups; in 1993 Blank was the second Masters with 2:43:51 (10th place). In 1997 Blank ran 2:43:54, and in 1998, 2:38:40.

The event owes a debt of thanks to the City of Greenbelt recreation staff and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "Many thanks go to the volunteers who helped for so many hours and who made this race possible along with the Laurel Radio Club and Drink More Water," said Race Director Joe Broderick.

MALE

20 Miles

Overall

1. Jim Hage 1:57:09
2. Paul Miller 2:04:35
3. Scott Douglas 2:08:39
4. Paul Peterson 2:09:28
5. Mark Drosky 2:12:51
6. Erick 2:16:28
7. Eric Myers 2:25:30
8. Scott Fordyce 2:27:06
9. David Connors 2:27:34
10. Daryl Knuth 2:27:37

Masters

1. Jim Hage 1:57:09
2. Paul Peterson 2:09:28
3. David Connors 2:27:34
4. Daryl Knuth 2:27:37
5. Steve Donahue 2:27:43

20-24

1. Eric Myers 2:25:30

25-29

1. Patrick Hanson 3:40:36

30-34

1. Paul Miller 2:04:35
2. Erick 2:16:28
3. Dan Quinn 2:36:52

35-39

1. Scott Douglas 2:08:39
2. Mark Drosky 2:12:51
3. Scott Fordyce 2:27:06

40-44

1. Jim Hage 1:57:09
2. David Connors 2:27:34
3. Daryl Knuth 2:27:37

45-49

1. Paul Peterson 2:09:28
2. James Moreland 2:28:26
3. Bob Platt 2:37:23

50-54

1. Broolie Remington 2:48:57
2. Mike Davis 2:56:48
3. Ralph McKinney 2:59:41

55-59

1. Tom Bradford 3:14:04

60-64

1. Peter Salmon-Cox 3:14:02

10 Miles

Overall

1. Ted Poulos 1:00:08
2. Steve Kortenkamp 1:00:17
3. Malcolm Lester 1:00:19
4. Wayne Cottrell 1:01:17
5. Tom Nowicki 1:01:50
6. Jay Wind 1:03:28
7. Hector Montesno 1:04:14
8. Matthew Pyle 1:04:42
9. Dave Hummel 1:05:00
10. David Kemp 1:06:02

Masters

1. Jay Wind 1:03:28
2. Dave Hummel 1:05:00
3. Bill Wooden 1:09:26
4. John Haubert 1:10:23
5. Steven Johnson 1:11:00

19 and Under

1. Juan Sanchez 1:12:16
2. Michael Carnock, Jr 1:24:02

20-24

1. Stu Jordan 1:12:55
2. Michael Geerston 1:14:22
3. Benjamin Cohen 1:19:15

25-29

1. Matthew Pyle 1:04:42
2. Gerry Kealy 1:11:37
3. Peter Wokl 1:13:35

30-34

1. Steve Kortenkamp 1:00:17
2. Malcolm Lester 1:00:19
3. David Kemp 1:06:02

35-39

1. Ted Poulos 1:00:08
2. Wayne Cottrell 1:01:18
3. Tom Nowicki 1:01:50

40-44

1. Dave Hummel 1:05:00
2. Steven Johnson 1:11:00
3. Bob Shaw 1:14:40

45-49

1. Jay Wind 1:03:28
2. Bill English 1:12:30
3. Hoa Generazio 1:13:48

50-54

1. Tom Luby 1:12:57
2. George Banker 1:16:53
3. Imants Celtnieks 1:17:32

55-59

1. Bill Wooden 1:09:26
2. John Haubert 1:10:23
3. Andy Buechele 1:29:30

60-64

1. Bill Elzinga 1:20:58
2. Roger Burkhart 1:37:51

65-69

1. Frank Gignac 1:37:46

75-79

1. Bill Osburn 1:53:00

 

CANDACE MILLER, 5TH FEMALE IN THE
20-MILE RUN IN 2:30:20, AND PAUL
MILLER, 2ND IN THE 20-MILE RUN WITH
2:04:35.
GEORGE BANKER PHOTO
FEMALE

20 Mile

Overall

1. Kimberly Markland 2:09:23
2. Denise Knickman 2:26:21
3. Shelly Miller 2:28:33
4. Suzanne Cote 2:28:53
5. Candace Miller 2:30:20
6. Rebecca Strode 2:33:18
7. Betty Blank 2:37:49
8. Juliana Harris 2:48:11
9. Sarah Noecker 2:59:27
10. Mary Campbell 3:05:01

Masters

1. Rebecca Strode 2:33:18
2. Betty Blank 2:37:49

20-24

1. Sarah Noecker 2:59:27

25-29

1. Candace Miller 2:30:20
2. Tiffany Scanlon 3:14:09
3. Sarah Megdiche 3:24:29

30-34

1. Denise Knickman 2:26:21
2. Shelly Miller 2:28:33
3. Juliana Harris 2:48:11

35-39

1. Kimberly Markland 2:09:23
2. Suzanne Cote 2:28:53

40-44

1. Rebecca Strode 2:33:18

45-49

1. Betty Blank 2:37:49

10 Mile

Overall

1. Sharon Servidio 1:03:06
2. Donna Moore 1:05:34
3. Beth Miller 1:09:33
4. Karen Garth 1:16:51
5. Patty Doss 1:18:24
6. Jodi Jordan 1:18:27
7. Patty Collins 1:19:47
8. Erin Kolarik 1:22:10
9. K. Daragan 1:22:43
10. Christina Pompeo 1:23:44

Masters

1. Karen Garth 1:16:51
2. K. Daragan 1:22:43
3. Debbie Margraff 1:27:57
4. Susan Quinn 1:28:19
5. Doris McClure 1:30:48

19 and Under

1. Erin Kolarik 1:22:10

20-24

1. Michelle Sims 1:24:56
2. Mary Burke 1:28:21

25-29

1. Sharon Servidio 1:03:06
2. Christina Pompeo 1:23:44
3. Susan Van Duren 1:31:51

30-34

1. Beth Miller 1:09:33
2. Patty Doss 1:18:24
3. Jodi Jordan 1:18:27

35-39

1. Donna Moore 1:05:34
2. Kerry Owens 1:24:08
3. Margo Kelly 1:28:23

40-44

1. Karen Garth 1:16:51
2. K. Daragan 1:22:43
3. Debbie Margraff 1:27:57

45-49

1. Dolly Kremers 1:31:59
2. Kathy Hennes 1:33:05
3. Kathy Maynard 1:55:15

50-54

1. Doris McClure 1:30:48

60-64

1. Tami Graf 1:22:40
2. Brenda Murray 1:34:19