$14,000 Raised to Help Fight
'65 Roses'


THREE ROSEBUD RUNNERS FROM LEFT:
KATIE RICE, LAURA STOKES, OLIVIA CURCILLO.
LAURA HAS CYSTIC FIBROSIS.
BY JOHN HARGREAVES

HERSHEY, PA--Capitalizing on its success at the 1998 Run for 65 Roses, the second annual version of this 5K, held October 16, attracted over 300 participants in both the 5K, the one mile walk, and the kids 1/4 mile Run for the Rosebuds. It was a lovely Autumn day for a race.

The course has been redesigned to live up to the descriptions of "flat and fast." It is run almost exclusively on Hershey Entertainment property and finishes on the track at Hershey Stadium. Due to the removal of the hills, the 1999 version saw considerably quicker times. Dave McMillan returned to defend his title and posted a 15:25, almost a minute quicker than 1998. Kevin Geesaman of Waynesboro led McMillan by several strides until the last 600 yards and was only bested by three seconds.

The women's race was not quite as tight as Wendy Nelson Barrett shot to the lead at the start and pulled away steadily throughout the run. Barrett, the winner of the $100 bill at the Pumpkin 5K on October 30, was 42 seconds ahead of 31-year-old Laurie Corbin of Boonton, NJ. These two fast women were the only ones to go under 20 minutes. Misti Demko, 1998 victor, showing the signs of her pregnancy, came as a spectator.

The awards ceremony featured lots of door prizes, various fruits, drinks, subs, and cookies. Everyone was well fed. Age-division winners were given large Hershey bars inscribed with the race name. A few years ago, a preschooler with Cystic Fibrosis had occasion to overhear his mother making frequent phone calls with reference to his disease. One day he said triumphantly, "I know what you're always talking about, it's my sixty-five roses." Over $14000 was raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by race director Lisa Stokes and a legion of volunteers who saw to it that all participants left well satisfied.


LAURIE CORBIN, SECOND FEMALE IN 18:08.
MALE

Overall

1. David McMillan 15:25

15 and Under

1. Brian Jones 21:44
2. Brent Clauser 22:03
3. Anthony Dill 22:06
4. Dan Benner 24:20
5. Brian Jones 26:30
6. Vincent Zeplin 31:07

16-19

1. Mark Bixler 18:13
2. Ben Slaubaugh 18:31
3. Mike Yanchuk 18:56
4. Tim Boycan 19:05
5. Mark Brinser 19:13

20-24

1. Kevin Geesaman 15:28
2. Michael Conley 18:55
3. Kevin Huddy 19:51
4. Matthew Silvis 20:06
5. Bill Etter 25:06

25-29

1. Tom Gillon 20:43
2. Christian White 21:49
3. Jeff Schmidt 23:20
4. John DiMeo, Jr. 24:27
5. Harvey Ogun 25:48

30-34

1. Jeff Miller 16:27
2. Mike Demko 16:31
3. Tim Woolford 18:22
4. Bradley Hoose 20:00
5. Patrick MacAdam 23:49

35-39

1. Randy Mallowry 20:12
2. Jason Nobler 21:29
3. Steven Kunisky 21:47
4. Scott Christ 22:05
5. Jeff Lunsford 22:29

40-44

1. Rich Suminski 18:16
2. Jeff Stouch 18:48
3. John Mull 18:53
4. George Kriesher 19:53
5. Bruce Brandler 20:16

45-49

1. John Hargreaves 18:35
2. Jeffery Katz 18:46
3. Sil Simpson 20:21
4. Randy Mladenoff 20:37
5. Bob Gibson 21:34

50-54

1. Bill Cavanaugh 19:06
2. Bob Duffy 20:49
3. Jerry Rasmus 21:21
4. Joe Francis 21:36
5. Bob Bortel 22:13

55-59

1. Lewis Bowman 22:28
2. Stanley Huddy 23:23
3. Bruce Irvin, Sr. 24:07
4. Dan Schmedlen 24:47
5. Regis J. Egan 26:01

60 and Over

1. Bernard Webber 21:59
2. Glenn Ney 22:31
3. Bob Packard 22:44
4. John J. Traini 24:31
5. William Nelson 25:10
6. Ray Gavlick 29:30

FEMALE

Overall

1. Wendy Nelson Barrett 17:36

15 and Under

1. Hanna Gabler 28:03
2. Kathleen Kelliher 28:05

16-19

1. Shana Gabler 28:03
2. Emily Harding 28:04.3
3. Meghan Bolden 28:04.8
4. Sara Bechtold 28:05
5. Terrasa Merchant 30:34

20-24

1. Katie Geesaman 24:36
2. Erin Mancuso 25:46
3. Amy East 27:44
4. Barbara Gish 28:54
5. Heather Mladenoff 37:50

25-29

1. Sonya Weber-Peters 21:30
2. Rosanna Piccirilli 24:28
3. Kim Bixel 25:07
4. Kelly Clark 25:54
5. Lisa Schwartz 27:31

30-34

1. Laurie Corbin 18:08
2. Susan Kramer 20:33
3. Jennifer Buchanon 24:41
4. Colette Saufley 26:22
5. Susan Jamieson 26:57
6. Christy Ward 27:33

35-39

1. Licia White 21:27
2. Kristin Zimmerman 21:43
3. Shelley Heasley 21:58
4. Darlene Maloney 22:39
5. Beth Garrison 26:34

40-44

1. Jody Roberts 21:31
2. Rose Mercer 22:32
3. Susan Oscilowski 23:33
4. Sue Ruhl 24:43
5. Alison Coppock 25:57

45-49

1. Sally Wentling 31:03

50-54

1. Sharon Nawrocki 40:02

55-59

1. Evelyn Schwartz 40:36

60 and Over

1. Heide Moebius 23:44
2. Ruth Holp 27:52
3. Jane Nelson 33:02