ATALEIECH KETENA, WOMEN’S WINNER OF
THE SHEEHAN CLASSIC IN 28:03.
KEITH QUARLES PHOTO

Ketema Repeats as
Sheehan Classic Champ

RED BANK, NJ--Twenty-six-year-old Kenyan runner Joseah Matui won the 2004 George Sheehan Classic 5-mile run, held June 19, with a time of 23:51. Matui, who trains in West Chester, PA, was followed by second place finisher Paul Mwangi, 37, also from Kenya, who finished in 24:14. Barry Kain, 22, of East Brunswick finished third in 25:49.

Last year’s top female finisher, Ethiopan Atalelech Ketema, 21, won for the second year with a time of 28:03. Maria Busienei, 18, of Kenya finished in 28:45 to place second and Noel Whitall, 26, of Toms River finished third with a time of 29:43.

There were 3,000 athletes that participated in the Sheehan Classic, a two-day event held June 18-19 that included a kids’ race, a two-mile health walk, and the five-mile run.

“We moved the race from its usual August date, hoping that we would have cooler weather,” said race director Philip Hinck. “Although the weather was unusually hot and humid for mid-June, we had a very successful race, thanks to the hard work of countless volunteers.”

The top male finishers from New Jersey were Kain, who finished third overall; Bill Hoffman, 24, from Eatontown; and Tim Mulligan, 23, of Whiting.

Whitall was the top female finisher from New Jersey, followed by Alicia Kelly, 42, of Spring Lake and KC Meehan, 23, of Brick.

John Sheehan, 47, and Kathleen Clifton, 41, were the top finishers from Red Bank. Sheehan is the son of Dr. George Sheehan, the physician, author, and running guru for whom the event is named.

The top male and female from Fair Haven were Dickson Mercer, 22, and Janet Burpee, 40. Little Silver’s top male and female were Charlie Rooney IV, 15, and Dawn Wilcox, 31.

Complete race results can be found on the Web at www.sheehanclassic.org.

 

JOSEAH MATUI IS VICTORIOUS AT THE SHEEHAN
CLASSIC IN A TIME OF 23:51.
KEITH QUARLES PHOTO
The George Sheehan Classic is part of the Meridian Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix, a series of races that offers prize money to overall winners and age-group category winners. It was named one of the Top 100 Road Races by Runner’s World, and the Best Memorial Race in New Jersey by the New York Times. Riverview Medical Center of Red Bank and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage sponsor the Sheehan Classic. Other sponsors include Wachovia Bank, Wachovia Securities, New Jersey Natural Gas Company, and Straub Motors/Mercury.

MALE

Overall

1. Joseah Matui 23:51
2. Paul Mwangi 24:14
3. Barry Kain 25:49
4. Bill Hoffman 25:59
5. Tim Mulligan 26:13
6. Rob Defilippis 26:40
7. Michael Khakula Wekesa Khakula 27:02
8. Dickson Mercer 27:31
9. Ranjit Singh Banwait 27:50
10. Dave Demonico 27:54
11. Bob Horn 28:27
12. Brock Butler 28:29
13. Jeremy Pilkington 28:54
14. Alex Foulie 29:23
15. Michael Loenser 29:24
16. Alfredo Nunez 29:41
17. Mike Mooney 29:45
18. Lee Kauffman 29:56
19. Brad Gatens 29:58
20. Jay McGovern 30:10

New Jersey

1. Barry Kain 25:49
2. Bill Hoffman 25:59
3. Tim Mulligan 26:13
4. Rob Defilippis 26:40
5. Michael Khakula Wekesa Khakula 27:02
6. Dickson Mercer 27:31
7. Ranjit Singh Banwait 27:50
8. Dave Demonico 27:54
9. Bob Horn 28:27
10. Brock Butler 28:29

10 and Under

1. Brendan Dowd 48:53
2. Chris Anderson 49:28
3. Collin Rhyins 52:27

11-14

1. Brian Register 32:22
2. Maximilian Sparshatt 34:43
3. Geza Kenna III 36:44

15-19

1. Will Nowicki 30:13
2. Anthony Pellegrino 30:45
3. Andy Sharkey 31:08

20-24

1. Barry Kain 25:49
2. Bill Hoffman 25:59
3. Tim Mulligan 26:13

25-29

1. Joseah Matui 23:51
2. Michael Khakula 27:02
3. Bob Horn 28:27

30-34

1. Rob Defilippis 26:40
2. Eric Escorcia 30:19
3. David Richards 32:15

35-39

1. Paul Mwangi 24:14
2. Dave Demonico 27:54
3. Alfredo Nunez 29:41

40-44

1. Matthew Jacobson 31:54
2. Miles Hersey 32:01
3. Bob Derringer 32:15

45-49

1. Mike Mooney 29:45
2. Lee Kauffman 29:56
3. John Sheehan 30:29

50-54

1. Richard Henderson 32:40
2. Bill Quinn 32:45
3. Carl Ehnis 35:26

55-59

1. Ron Cohen 33:59
2. Patrick Cavanaugh 35:00
3. Russell Stallone 35:11

60-64

1. Art Burger 32:18
2. Pat Cosgrove 33:35
3. William Fannings 37:35

65-69

1. Roland Ratmeyer 35:27
2. John Francis Leonard 36:41
3. Michael McDonnell 37:46

70-74

1. Joseph Labruno 44:57
2. Lawrence Corley 45:18
3. Robert Thien 46:44

75-79

1. Frank Maggion 1:16:14

80-84

1. Clarence Lurch 1:14:54

FEMALE

Overall

1. Ataleiech Ketena 28:03
2. Maria Busienei 28:45
3. Noel Whitall 29:43
4. Alicia Kelly 29:53
5. KC Meehan 30:04
6. Megan Phillips 30:34
7. Jill Evarts 31:44
8. Molly Kempton 32:13
9. Patty Andersen-Parrado 32:25
10. Terra Sarnacki 32:36
11. Kathleen Clifton 32:52
12. Amanda Cavallo 32:58
13. Ali Belicose 33:05
14. Renee Tolan 33:29
15. Tara Beth Cullen 33:52
16. Alicia Beers 34:37
17. Catherine Lynch 34:54
18. Jill K. Sanders 34:57
19. Karen Marie Auteri 35:08
20. Brittany Rutter 35:13

New Jersey

1. Noel Whitall 29:43
2. Alicia Kelly 29:53
3. KC Meehan 30:04
4. Megan Phillips 30:34
5. Jill Evarts 31:44
6. Molly Kempton 32:13
7. Patty Andersen-Parrado 32:25
8. Terra Sarnacki 32:36
9. Kathleen Clifton 32:52
10. Amanda Cavallo 32:58

10 and Under

1. Courtney Cavallo 44:15

11-14

1. Molly Kempton 32:13
2. Amanda Cavallo 32:58
3. Alexandra Cavallo 42:55

15-19

1. Maria Busienei 28:45
2. Cate Kowalczyk 36:30
3. Lauren Ayars 37:35

20-24

1. Ataleiech Ketena 28:03
2. KC Meehan 30:04
3. Ali Belicose 33:05

25-29

1. Noel Whitall 29:43
2. Tera Sarnacki 32:36
3. Renee Tolan 33:29

30-34

1. Megan Phillips 30:34
2. Alicia Beers 34:37
3. Catherine Lynch 34:54

35-39

1. Jill Evarts 31:44
2. Patty Andersen-Parrado 32:25
3. Diane Mildred Petruzzelli 35:53

40-44

1. Alicia Kelly 29:53
2. Kathleen Clifton 32:52
3. Jennifer Allen 35:23

45-49

1. Kathleen Lifland 36:16
2. Dawn Ciccone 37:27
3. Cathy Capozzi 37:57

50-54

1. Leslie Kiesel 43:02
2. Camille Horyath 43:26
3. Lynn Desalvo 44:11

55-59

1. Betty Shonts 37:50
2. Dale Barth 41:02
3. Linda Piff 42:14

60-64

1. Marilyn Ryder 49:08
2. Donna Mehler 49:20
3. Trudy Parton 52:55

65-69

1. Gloria Jenkins 44:11