New Women's, Masters Course Records
Set at State College 5K Resolution Run

BY LAURIE CORBIN

STATE COLLEGE, PA--Every runner felt like a celebrity at the start of the State College 5K Resolution Run on New Year's Eve. The 6:30 p.m. start may have meant the sky was dark, but the streetlights of the downtown and the enthusiasm of the crowd lining the street, illuminated the night with excitement and anticipation.

Runners, some dressed in costumes, did striders up and down the main street, passing elaborate ice sculptures and First Night festivities as they prepared for the Third Annual 5K.

The course started with a lightning-fast blitz down College Avenue as crowds, a bit amazed at the speed and some of the costumes, cheered. One runner was Baby New Year and another dressed as a fairy with purple balloons tied all around her. A centipede was among the ranks, and the coup de gras was an Elizabethan couple who ended up winning the costume competition.

After the stint on Main Street, the runners made an abrupt right and were confronted with an early quarter-mile hill along Fraternity Row. After that, the course looped and wound down and around to finish with another straightaway down the main thoroughfare.

Larz Selmer-Larson, from Mill Hall, took the lead and won the 5K in 16:38. On the women's side, Laurie Corbin, of Boonton, New Jersey, who runs for Nike, won with a new women's course record of 17:45. Despite the fact that he was recovering from a severe case of bronchitis, her training partner, Guy Gordon, also a Nike runner from New Jersey, set a new Masters course record. State College native Sue Crowe won the female Masters title.

The race is the largest New Year's Eve 5K in the region, attracting runners from over six states.

MALE

Overall

1. Larz Selmer-Larsen 16:38
2. Jeff White 16:42
3. Douglas Hoover 16:42
4. Scott Falkner 16:54
5. Ben Goldberg 17:06
6. Guy Gordon 17:13
7. Jeff Paine 17:15
8. Denny Simonetti 17:20
9. Joel Schumacher 17:22
10. Mat Decker 17:28

Masters

1. Guy Gordon 17:13
2. Tom Cali 17:42

14 and Under

1. Ken Thomas 19:22
2. Jared Bender 21:30
3. Matt Beard 23:26

15-19

1. Ben Goldberg 17:06
2. Jeff Paine 17:15
3. Mat Decker 17:28

20-24

1. Juan Phillips 18:26
2. Jerry Kisatsky 21:38
3. Matt Rutherford 22:46

25-29

1. Douglas Hoover 16:42
2. Scott Falkner 16:54
3. Joel Schumacher 17:22

30-34

1. Mark Fedkin 18:50
2. Tom Kapinus 22:10
3. Forest Wenrick, Jr. 22:22

35-39

1. Denny Simonetti 17:20
2. Boyd Brumbaugh 18:19
3. Scott Roycroft 18:34

40-44

1. Robert Stammler 19:06
2. Marty Klanchar 19:29
3. Gary Heidler 19:43

45-49

1. Lester Loner 18:00
2. Marvin Hall 19:27
3. Paul Bolin 19:35

50-54

1. Dan Guss 19:17
2. William Smith 19:42
3. Joe Niebel 21:05

55-59

1. Joe Reynolds 19:40
2. Roger Ware 21:21
3. John Mitchell 22:11

60-69

1. Edward Jackson 24:08
2. Glenn Wright 24:09
3. Carl Miller 25:07

FEMALE

Overall

1. Laurie Corbin 17:45
2. Stacy Gaynor 18:56
3. Erin Carlson 19:07
4. Sonja Hinish 19:10
5. Sandy Gregorich 19:17
6. Susan Crowe 19:33
7. Christina Crowe 19:55
8. Kim Gasper 19:59
9. Carla Nelson 20:13
10. Morgan Wasikonis 20:16

Masters

1. Susan Crowe 19:29
2. Mary Petrak 22:56

15-19

1. Christina Crowe 19:55
2. Heidi Theresa 21:07
3. Sarah Kapinus 21:17

20-24

1. Erin Carlson 19:07
2. Leah Knepper 21:22
3. Carolyn Sauder 24:01

25-29

1. Stacey Falkner 21:29
2. Melissa Eisenhuth 25:10
3. Tiffany Brenner 27:59

30-34

1. Carla Nelson 20:13
2. Morgan Wasikonis 20:16
3. Michelle Schaaf 21:23

35-39

1. Sandy Gregorich 19:17
2. Kim Gasper 19:59
3. Carolyn Andersen 22:05

40-44

1: Judy DiLeo 23:29
2: Liz Kisenwether 23:41
3: Kate J. Mount 23:54

45-49

1. Maureen Gordon 24:34
2. Susan Croyle 25:54
3. Rhonda Jo Jacobs 26:25

50-54

1. Rosemary Demer 24:42
2. Susan Freeland 27:02
3. Judy Kuhns 27:03

55-59

1. Karin Constant 24:22
2. Jean Ware 26:55
3. Ann Shepherd 52:35

60-69

1. Jan Perison 32:39
2. Carol Warland 54:56

70 and Over

1. Doris Tobey 44:28