GREG CAULLER CLEANS UP AT WHITE
ROSE, CLAIMING A TOP FIVE FINISH,
MASTERS WIN, AND NEW 45-49
AGE GROUP RECORD OF 26:27.
CLAY SHAW PHOTO

Arusei, Akbar Lead the Way
in White Rose Run

To Benefit the Crispus Attucks
Learning Center; 29th Annual Running,
5-mile race, November 12, 2005

BY CLAY SHAW

YORK, PA--Issac Arusei of Kenya broke away early in the race and went on to win easily in 24:17. Arusei became the 12th African male to win the White Rose in the past 13 years. The second place runner, Oleksandr Kuzin of Ukraine, finished in 25:08. Kuzin had set a new marathon national record of 2:10:59 at the Venice Marathon in October. Kevin Stover of York finished a strong third in 26:11. Greg Cauller, 46, of York was fourth overall and set a new 45-49 race record of 26:27. The old record of 27:08 was set in 1981 by the legendary Ben Hyser and had withstood many challenges in the past 24 years. Cauller, who won the White Rose in 1981, triple-dipped with his 4th overall position, 1st Masters, and 1st York County Masters. Joel Brusewitz of Cockeysville, MD was 5th in 26:34.

Samia Akbar of Herndon, VA put the U.S. women back in the winning column with a 27:33 victory. Larisa Michailova of Russia was second in 28:12. Vicki Cauller of York was third in 28:42. Nikeya Green of Fort Washington, MD was 4th in 29:39. Masters star Lee DiPietro of Baltimore was fifth in 30:04. Over 200 runners signed up for the event with 187 finishing.

 

ISSAC ARUSEI OF KENYA BECOMES
THE 11TH AFRICAN MALE TO WIN WHITE
ROSE IN THE PAST 12 YEARS.
ARUSEI’S WINNING TIME FOR 2005
WAS 24:17.
CLAY SHAW PHOTO
The York White Rose Run beneficiary is the Crispus Attucks Early Learning Center. The race was sponsored by Citizens Bank, Peoples Bank, Wellspan Health, M&T Bank, Fulton Bank, Ricke Brothers Auto Sales, Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Co., Turkey Hill, the Yorktowne Hotel, York Water Company, and Met-Ed.

Special thanks go to the York Road Runners Club for their assistance. Tom Shepp, the course director; Jan Workinger, the co-director; Joe Myers, the finish-line director; Dave Pflaum, the computer wizard; Gary Golden, the results director; Joel Hornock, the refreshments coordinator; and Josh George, the application designer--all deserve utmost praise and congratulations for a flawless event. Special thanks to Robert Simpson and Robert Hollis from Crispus Attucks for their behind-the-scenes effort that made the race happen.

The 2006 White Rose Run will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2006. It will be the final event of a new and exciting six-race series. The 2006 York Area Running Series will include the Double Creek Half-Marathon & 5K (June 17), the East Berlin Summerfest 5K (July 15), the Bon-Ton 5-Miler (July 23), the Shelley Mialki Memorial 5K (Aug. 19), the York 10-Miler (Aug. 26), and the York White Rose Run (Nov. 11). Participation awards and liberal age-group awards can be earned for the series.

 

SAMIA AKBAR, WOMEN’S WINNER OF
THE WHITE ROSE RUN IN 27:33.
CLAY SHAW PHOTO
See you at the races in 2006!