Icicle Race Lives Up to Name

BY WAYNE KURSH

WILMINGTON, DE--What a way to start the racing season here in Wilmington! Rain, cold, slushy conditions but we were still able to hold the PSCI Icicle 10-Mile Run on January 18. Only one runner broke the 60-minute mark and that was Matthew Sandercock, 34, from Downingtown, PA. Matt averaged 5:30 per mile to finish in 54:59. Matt used this race as a tune-up for the Olympic Marathon Trials. The women's winner was 14-year-old Hannah Kligman of Radnor, PA finishing in 28th place overall. Hannah's time was 71:15 for a 7:08 per mile pace. The first Delaware runner across the line was runner-up Patrick O'Rourke finishing in 61:01. Christina McDermott was the first Delaware female finishing 36th in 73:30.

Some fun facts: 184 from Delaware, 136 from PA, and 23 from MD. There were 388 total participants with 49 no shows. Ninety-seven signed up the day of the event. The youngest finisher was Courtney Schweizer, 13, from Newark. Courtney's time was 1:28:23 with her mother, Lori, right behind in 1:28:31. The oldest finisher was 71-year-old John Schultz finishing in 1:44:44. John left after race to run in a track meet at the University of DE. Many from the beach joined us with Lewes resident Rusty Laporte placing second in the 50-54 age group in 74:35. Also from Lewes was the 65-69 age-group winner, Len Leshem, in 1:40:19. Thank you to major sponsor PSCI.

MALE

18 and Under

1. Cho Hin Lam 1:16:12
2. Luke Brady 1:21:49

19-24

1. Joseph Boris 1:13:23
2. Ewan Smith 1:41:37

25-29

1. Mark Rochon 1:05:16
2. Gregory Jones 1:05:40
3. Josh Riff 1:07:05

30-34

1. Jon McNeary 1:05:25
2. James DiIenno 1:05:51
3. Andrew Semanyk 1:05:55

35-39

1. Patrick O'Rourke 1:01:01
2. Garret Olin 1:05:26
3. Jeffrey Milne 1:07:22

40-44

1. Steve Tague 1:08:11
2. Michael McGrath 1:09:02
3. David Farren 1:10:09

45-49

1. Lee Kauffman 1:05:48
2. Mark Uffelman 1:08:31
3. Frank Walton 1:09:59

50-54

1. Rick Boyle 1:06:11
2. Rusty Laporte 1:14:35
3. Thomas Brazill 1:15:03

55-59

1. Mike Metague 1:13:26
2. Ron Niblett 1:17:02
3. Ted Hardies 1:17:25

60-64

1. Bob Taggart 1:14:22
2. Budd Bettler 1:23:11
3. Don Marvel 1:27:44

65-69

1. Len Leshem 1:40:19
2. Don Flynn 1:47:44
3. Jack Dolmetsch 1:55:39

70 and Over

1. John Schultz 1:44:44

FEMALE

18 and Under

1. Ashley Kelso 1:15:39
2. Courtney Schweizer 1:28:23
3. Daniell Rowles 1:34:14

19-24

1. Dana Kolesar 1:15:15
2. Carissa Beatty 1:28:44
3. Katherine Mastrangelo 1:29:28

25-29

1. Carrie McTague 1:15:49
2. Megan Coleman 1:29:53
3. Kandi Perazzo 1:31:07

30-34

1. Amy Blithe 1:15:59
2. Marnie Flanagan 1:17:03
3. Heather Semanyk 1:18:35

35-39

1. Cindy Chimino 1:13:20
2. Christina McDermott 1:13:30
3. Susan Peppelman 1:15:22

40-44

1. Kathy Drees 1:17:18
2. Hannah Christopher 1:19:19
3. Carla Goewery 1:21:09

45-49

1. Heleanor Ketchum 1:31:54
2. Nancy Stoltzfus 1:32:33
3. Joan Siegle 1:38:55

50-54

1. Beth Howlett 1:19:47
2. Janet Staats 1:23:39
3. Ann Foster 1:39:14

55-59

1. Deborah Compton 1:26:03
2. Diane Hardies 1:33:00