Harrisburg Senators 5K a Hit

By John Hargreaves

HARRISBURG, PA--The Harrisburg Senators, a minor league affiliate of the Montreal Expos, held its 3rd annual 5K on June 26 at Commerce Bank Park on City Island. Approximately 230 runners celebrated a warm summer day by racing a flat, fast course along the Susquehanna River. Due to heavy rains the day before the race, the finish was moved to outside the ballpark increasing the distance to 3.2 miles.

John Butler, a cross-country runner at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, hit the first mile in 4:48 and continued to run away from the field. The 22-year-old finished in 15:58, 57 seconds ahead of second place runner Ben Massam. Becky McClintock, who the previous week had finished second in the I.O. Silver 5K, led the women’s field with a 19:01. Kelly Dworak, wearing a Syracuse Chargers track suit, was second in 19:59, capturing the Masters title. Both winners will be allowed to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a future Senators game.

The Senators put on a quality event including a fun run that attracted 75 kids. All race entrants are given two tickets to a Senators’ game and a T-shirt. Age-group winners are given an additional four tickets to a game. A generous buffet of bagels and fruit was available after the race.

MALE

Overall

1. John Butler 15:58

14 and Under

1. Kevin Roseberry 22:31
2. Jimmy Keiser 28:31
3. Joshua Breigner 31:24

15-19

1. Ben Massam 16:55
2. Anthony Steigwald 18:29
3. Stephen Politzer-Ahles 18:32

20-24

1. Joshua Kiner 18:34
2. Tom Lin 18:35
3. Mark Bogdan 21:15

25-29

1. Jason Manbeck 17:39
2. JW Stohl 17:50
3. Jim Smiley 18:44

30-34

1. Terence Girberg 19:34
2. Andrew Priest 20:26
3. Judd Fodness 21:35

35-39

1. Travis Priest 19:13
2. Michael Burns 19:54
3. Joe Saultz 20:39

40-44

1. Marty Nagy 17:52
2. Paul Caulfield 19:37
3. Doug Barne 20:48

45-49

1. John Painter 20:24
2. Eric Stevens 20:53
3. William Allen 21:40

50-54

1. John Hargreaves 20:01
2. Randy Mladenoff 20:34
3. Butch Wabby 20:59

55-59

1. William Hoffman 19:49
2. Terry Monn 21:35
3. Wayne Vaughn 22:13

60-64

1. Jim Collins 22:23
2. Thomas Wacht 23:37
3. Gary Grubb 25:28

65 and Over

1. Jack Whitcomb 22:33
2. Gregory Kerek 26:18
3. Lee McMindes 26:27

FEMALE

Overall

1. Becki McClintock 19:01

14 and Under

1. Teresa Beshore 24:17
2. Hope Georgantis 26:44
3. Alicia Comer 27:18

15-19

1. Keri Smith 23:38
2. Mandy Hankins 25:11
3. Anne Shekletski 26:15

20-24

1. Sarah Robertson 21:27
2. Amanda Edelman 23:28
3. Heather McGinley 24:54

25-29

1. Nicole Cassel 24:26
2. Jaime Novinger 26:11
3. Sara Havas 27:12

30-34

1. Sherry Bross 26:21
2. Heidi Stupka 26:28
3. Deborah Zambom 26:30

35-39

1. Debbie Rudisill 20:40
2. Mari Lynne Dare 23:45
3. Teresa Catalano 26:19

40-44

1. Kelly Dworak 19:59
2. Sandra Peck 23:20
3. Lori Nowacyzk 24:15

45-49

1. Peggy Doerger 20:32
2. Yvonne Lodovici 23:59
3. Cheryl Copcutt 24:53

50-54

1. Marsha Kemper-Williams 32:08
2. Jill Bucks 32:11
3. Beatrice Kerwin 35:05

55-59

1. Dianne Fantaskey 24:53
2. Sandy Falenski 29:32
3. Jan Mateer 31:49

65 and Over

1. Kum Ye Tarapchak 31:26