F & M Track Club Dominates as Myers and Watson Win

By Clay Shaw

June 4, 2022, Lancaster, PA, Red Rose 5 Miler—Christopher Myers of Lancaster and Georganne Watson of Lititz, each join a select group of runners that had won both the Red Rose and the York White Rose 5 Milers, both of which began in 1977.  Jeff Bradley was the first to accomplish this feat in the first year.   Myers, who won the Race Against Racism 5K in April, won Red Rose in 25:33.  Watson, who ran a 2:46 marathon in Sacramento, CA at the California International Marathon in December, won in 30:11.

742 participants finished the 2022 Red Rose, in its first “live” running since 2019.

Ian Miller of Lancaster was second in 25:59.  Drew Nesbitt of Lancaster was third in 26:22.  Peter Weida of Lancaster was fourth in 27:03. Nathaniel Alter of Lancaster was fifth in 27:07. 

Bryanna Urban of Lititz was second in 32:03.  Leah Maher of New Providence was third in 32:36. Stephanie Pryor of Lancaster was fourth in 32:48.  Meg Griffith of Manheim was fifth in 32:51.

(Editor’s note, times rounded up to full second, gun times used)

Top Women

  1. 30:11 Georganne Watson, 37, Lititz
  2. 32:03 Bryanna Urban, 26, Lititz
  3. 32:36 Leah Mayer, 30, New Providence
  4. 32:48 Stephanie Pryor, 30, Lancaster
  5. 32:51 Meg Griffith, 35, Manheim
  6. 33:46 Becca Johnson, 27, Lancaster
  7. 35:01 Brenda Hodge, 50, Lancaster
  8. 35:02 Courtney Gelb, 24, Schnecksville
  9. 35:11 Kaidyn Heinaman, 16, Denver
  10. 35:11 Katelyn Mellinger, 31, Paradise

Top Men

  1. 25:33 Christopher Myers, 24, Lancaster
  2. 25:59 Ian Miller, 21, Lancaster
  3. 26:22 Drew Nesbitt, 37, Lancaster
  4. 27:03 Peter Weida, 29, Lancaster
  5. 27:07 Nathaniel Alter, 30, Lancaster
  6. 27:07 Ty Stump, 31, Camp Hill
  7. 27:24 Ciaran Fisher, 26, Mt Carmel
  8. 27:36 Alex Pearson, 37, Hummelstown
  9. 27:42 Scott Roth, 38, Lancaster
  10. 27:55 John Matthews, 27, Lancaster
Podium finishers at the 2022 Red Rose Run
From left: Christopher Myers, Ian Miller, Drew Nesbitt, Georganne Watson, and Leah Mayer. (Photo by Sarah Delia)
The F & M Track Club was in full force at the Lancaster Red Rose 5 Mile Run, with 37 FMTC runners. (Photo by Sarah Delia)
The F & M Track Club rocked the Lancaster Red Rose with overall wins, masters wins, and 37 members in the big field. (Photo by Sarah Delia).


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