RACE WINNER JONATHAN ARNOLD CROSSES
THE FINISH LINE
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Young Runners
Expand Paxton Fest Run Field

BY DARREL REINFORD

HARRISBURG, PA--The remnants of a hurricane drenched the 8th Annual Paxton Fest Two-Mile Run course, but thankfully that happened the day before the event. Race day brought a beautiful morning and a field of 188 runners, the largest ever for the run that benefits Paxton Ministries. One of the biggest reasons for the large crowd was a large contingent of high school runners from the Cedar Cliff varsity and junior varsity soccer teams. Approximately one-third of the field was under 20 years old.

In addition to the many new youth runners, both the overall winner and the men's Masters winner were Lancaster County runners making their first appearance at Paxton Fest. Jonathan Arnold, of Mt. Joy, finished in 9:32 to win the race and Charles Leader, of Columbia, took the Masters prize at 11:28. On the other hand, the women's overall and Masters winners were familiar faces to the race. Mandy Hoover finished first with a time of 12:54 with Masters winner Kim Engle not too far behind at 13:18.

Two new church teams came forward to win the top two prizes in that division. The team from Ridgeway Community Church of the Brethren set the pace with two of their three runners finishing in the top 20. They were followed by St. Francis Xavier and West Shore Evangelical Free Church.

We missed having race co-director Henry Klugh present at this year's run, but he had a good excuse--helping to coordinate the large cross-country event happening in Carlisle on the same morning. Much thanks goes to Walt Greene from the Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club for helping things to go smoothly.

As always, the run kicked off a fun day of good food and fun activities for all ages. The proceeds from all the events benefit Paxton Ministries' work of providing supportive housing for poor and disadvantaged adults in Harrisburg.

MALE

Overall

1. Jonathan Arnold 9:32
2. Tyler Newcomer 9:45
3. Paul Jones 9:58
4. Kurt Grohowski 10:23
5. David Geesaman 10:27
6. Brian Shiner 10:38
7. Bill Maloney 10:57
8. George Fetrow 11:02
9. Julio Vazquez 11:11
10. Tom Chesney 11:14
11. Charles Leader 11:28
12. Carl Spangler 11:30
13. Kevin Helm 11:34
14. Matt Taylor 11:43
15. DeJuan Hawkins 11:53
16. David Hickey 11:54
17. Jason Webb 12:00
18. Nick Sonski 12:01
19. Ed Jorge 12:06
20. Michael O'Connor 12:09
21. William Allen 12:10
22. Chris Cole 12:16
23. Brian Smith 12:17
24. David Hollen 12:20
25. Randy Mladenoff 12:20
26. John Hargreaves 12:21
27. Doug Alioth 12:24
28. Kevin Yoder 12:24
29. Jered Stonge 12:25
30. Adam Buerk 12:31
31. Andrew Woodruff 12:35
32. Mitch Douty 12:37
33. BJ Kauffman 12:37
34. Mike Miedlar 12:38
35. Neil Reinford 12:46
36. Paul Nesmith 12:49
37. Chris Merrill 12:51
38. Arthur McNulty 12:51
39. Jordan Steelman 12:52
40. Chris Lupp 12:53
41. Bill Hawthorn 12:54
42. Nils Martin 13:00
43. David Moyer 13:03
44. Michael Smith 13:04
45. Jake Myers 13:17
46. Derek Lettich 13:17
47. Noah Whelan 13:19
48. Daryl Detwiler 13:20
49. Jeremy Bauknight 13:22
50. Neil Romberg 13:23
51. Jason Hock 13:27
52. Dale Hilsher 13:33
53. Michael Roth 13:35
53. Peter Smith 13:34
55. Joe Cole 13:39
56. Eddie Stough 13:40
57. Marty Grey 13:41
58. Jimmy George 13:41
59. Eric Cleckner 13:42
60. Chris Glotfelter 13:43
61. Candido Alfaro 13:46
62. Frank Divonzo 13:51
63. Billy Meredith 13:55
64. Rob Schwartz 13:56
65. Andrew Brubaker 14:01
66. Troy Peters 14:03
67. Spencer Putney 13:09
68. Flavius Lilly 14:09
69. Phillip Martin 14:10
70. Ted Crawford 14:10
71. Wayne Chislm 14:11
72. Pajtinka Michal 14:14
73. Justin Eby 14:15
74. Dave Dusthimer 14:16
75. Bob Randolph 14:18
76. Jay Starliper 14:21
77. Ryan King 14:22
78. Michael Brubaker 14:27
79. Massimo Malatesta 14:27
80. D. George McGraw 14:33
81. Dustin Bauknight 14:38
82. Brad Leisure 14:39
83. Justin Smith 14:42
84. Adam Smith 14:43
85. Alan Woods 14:52
86. Marc Snyder 14:53
87. Brent Gates 14:54
88. Tom Martin 14:57
89. Dane Mansfield 14:58
90. Joel Worrall 14:59
91. Peter Duke 15:00
92. Chuck Roberts 15:07
93. Clifford Mills 15:09
94. Ryan Zabinski 15:11
95. Steve Wasserman 15:18
96. Elliot Campbell 15:24
97. Michael Roberts 15:26
98. John Weber 15:26
99. Steve Schwartz 15:27
100. Stephen Snyder 15:29
101. Shawn Bernheisel 15:33
102. Rob Markley 15:37
103. John Cox 15:40
104. Shane Burrows 15:44
105. Mark Crandy 15:48
106. Joe Metz 15:50
107. Alex Bertotto 15:50
108. Joe Bertotto 15:53
109. BJ Wayne 15:54
110. Joe Brubaker 15:55
111. Chase Sarivia 15:57
112. Ray Woods 16:08
113. Trevor Book 16:14
114. Teddy Simmons 16:18
115. Joe Stover 16:27
116. David Swartley 16:29
117. Scott Kennedy 16:31
118. Michael Fortley 16:34
119. Scott Thomas 16:38
120. Zach Ullrich 16:38
121. Andy Schell 16:38
122. Ernie Christopher 16:41
123. Luke Schrader 16:49
124. Brad Colwell 16:50
125. Jerry Lenington 16:54
126. Tim Stutenroth 16:55
127. Samuel Klick 17:04
128. Craig Sylves 17:23
129. Derick Eshenour 17:35
130. Tom Leaver 17:41
131. Dan Miller 17:47
132. Jason Christine 17:51
133. David Judy 17:59
134. Richard Showers 18:08
135. N. Clair Clawser 18:12
136. Micah Engle 18:37
137. Suri Singh 18:42
138. Brett Eshenour 19:28
139. Josh Boyer 19:43
140. Brent Schmid 21:14
141. Ray Gavlick 21:20
142. Marlin Wingert 21:22
143. Chris Book 25:06
144. Pete Palacies 25:23
145. Gideon Buckwalter 36:02
146. Dan Buckwalter 36:22

FEMALE

Overall

1. Mandy Hoover 12:54
2. Alicia Groff 12:58
3. Jeanette Arnold 13:10
4. Heather Parsons 13:13
5. Noelle McKenzie 13:16
6. Kim Engle 13:18
7. Heather Stokes 13:19
8. Yvonne Lodovici 13:29
9. Dana Burger 13:38
10. Natalie Stonge 13:40
11. Melissa Mattilio 13:57
12. Shiobhain Harding 13:58
13. Heather Teed 14:05
14. Christine Renninger 16:10
15. Tracy Rutherford 16:14
16. Amy Crossley 16:15
17. Rhonda Good 16:22
18. Cindy Witmer 16:29
19. Shannon Bowditch 16:37
20. Julia Koch 16:43
21. Jill Starliper 16:51
22. Esther Cohick 17:01
23. Sandra Kipp 17:01
24. Cindy DeMuth 17:13
25. Michelle Tatkovski 17:14
26. Tamara Millen 17:26
27. Margaret Schwenk 17:30
28. Monica McCartney 17:51
29. Tina Varner 17:52
30. Roxanne Hollen 17:55
31. Holly Himelfarb 18:19
32. Jennifer Bestwick 18:43
33. Lynda Lupp 19:08
34. Candice Coleman 19:52
35. Judy Anttonen 19:56
36. Linda Yoder 20:25
37. Diane Hoover 21:53
38. Whitney Weaver 24:31
39. Alana Randal 24:32
40. Kendra Book 25:07
41. Amy LeFever 25:10
42. Kirsten Buckwalter 36:19

Paxton Fest 2002 Two Mile Misc. Results

Church Team

1. Ridgeway Community Church of the Brethren
2. St. Francis Xavier
3. West Shore Evangelical Free

MALE

Masters

1. Charles Leader

14 & Under

1. Jered Stonge
2. Bill Hawthorn

15-19

1. Matt Taylor
2. Nick Sonski
3. Ed Jorge

20-29

1. Brian Shiner
2. Julio Vazquez
3. Thomas Chesney

30-39

1. Bill Maloney
2. George Fetrow
3. Kevin Helm

40-49

1. Carl Spangler
2. William Allen
3. Brian Smith

50-59

1. John Hargreaves
2. Daryl Detwiler
3. Peter Smith

60 and Over

1. Jake Myers

FEMALE

Masters

1. Kim Engle

14 & Under

1. Monica McCartney

15-19

1. Natalie Stonge
2. Heather Teed

20-29

1. Amy Crossley
2. Shannon Bowditch

30-39

1. Heather Stokes
2. Dana Burger

40-49

1. Yvonne Lodovici
2. Christine Renninger

50 and Over

1. Judy Anttonen