Ubriaco, O’Regan Win 43rd Red Rose Run

by Clay Shaw

LANCASTER, PA, JUNE 1, 2019—Otis Ubriaco of Lancaster ran a thoughtful well-planned strategic race.  Knowing his strengths and weaknesses on race day, Ubriaco figured he would need to distance himself from his competitors around the three-mile point.   Ubriaco did just that prior to the big uphill in Mile Four, and came home with the victory in 26:31.  Ubriaco told me that he did not want to chance a sprint on the final downhill blocks to the finish.  Isaac Bryan, who recently won the Race Against Racism/Lancaster 5K took second in 26:38.  Duncan Hopkins placed third in 26:53.  Evan Sandt, 49, of Conestoga was top Master in 30:19.

Katie O’Regan of Lititz had tried to win the Red Rose three prior years.  She was delighted to win the 2019 Red Rose, despite battling Achilles tendon issues in recent weeks.  O’Regan’s time of 30:30 placed her seven seconds ahead of Georgeanne Watson (30:37).  Bryanna Dissinger of Lebanon was third in 31:17.  The Masters winner, Brenda Hodge of York, was sixth overall in 32:13. 

Some strong times were set by some long-time road-race veterans.  Dave Anderson of Spry (York County) at 66, ran 34:59.  Mimi Newcomer of Lancaster at 61 ran 38:36.  Dave Howey of Etters, age 71, ran 37:27.  The remarkable Heidi Moebius of Lancaster at 80 ran 48:09.  Long-time Lancaster running icon Bill Smith had run all the Red Roses, and now is the official starter.

The 43rd Annual Red Rose Run is hosted by the City of Lancaster.  The event had a large increase in finishers with 1038 crossing the line in 2019, up from 865 in 2018.

Top 10 Women

  1. 30:30 Katie O’Regan
  2. 30:37 Georgeanne Watson
  3. 31:17 Bryanna Dissinger
  4. 31:22 Alyssa Kennedy
  5. 31:41 Elizabeth Doherty
  6. 32:13 Brenda Hodge (47)
  7. 32:19 Joslin Sellers
  8. 33:08 Emma Rissinger
  9. 34:12 Erin Panzorella
  10. 34:18 Isabella Fife

Top 10 Men

  1. 26:31 Otis Ubriaco
  2. 26:38 Isaac Bryan
  3. 26:53 Duncan Hopkins
  4. 27:05 Drew Nesbitt
  5. 27:06 Nathan Henderson
  6. 27:16 Brian Petraco
  7. 27:27 Stephen Schousen
  8. 27:34 Adam Harriger
  9. 27:41 Zach Simmons
  10. 27:48 Andrew Friesema

Katie O’Regan of Lititz is happy to finally win the Red Rose Run. O’Regan joins a select few winners of both the Red Rose and White Rose Runs.
Otis Ubriaco of Lancaster wins the 2019 Red Rose Run.
Georgeanne Watson finishes second among women, seven seconds in back of O’Regan.
Lead pack at Red Rose Run includes Duncan Hopkins #911, Isaac Bryan #273, Eric Reichart #3445, and Brian Petraco #1396.
Andrew MacNeill of Lititz placed 15th.
Isabel Bentz of the F & M Track Club placed second in 60-69 group. The race shirt is worn proudly by a foursome behind Isabel.
The 43rd Red Rose Run bucked the trends and had a marked increase of finishers to up over a thousand in 2019.
Bill Smith who had run all editions of the Red Rose Runs is now the official starter.
Segrey Kutyev finishes the Red Rose Run with a young friend.
Jeremy Dovin of Narvon, PA finished 21st overall in 29:37.
Cooper Linde of Lancaster, PA finished 20th in 29:26, pushing two kids in this stroller.
River Runners at the 43rd Lancaster Red Rose Run.
Steve Farrah #3434, Lancaster running legend.
F & M Runners show strength in numbers at the start of the 43rd Red Rose Run.

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