Matherne and Gerstenbacher repeat as champions

By Clay Shaw

York, PA, September 24, 2022, 45th White Rose Run—Zoë Matherne of Philadelphia enjoys running the York White Rose Run, and definitely enjoys winning it.  She won this 5-mile city race in 29:27. Matherne joins Caroll Myers and Julie Bowers as four-time White Rose Run champions.  She had been tied with Misti Demko with three victories. 

Samuel Gerstenbacher of Lancaster became the first repeat men’s champion since 1987 when John Doub won four straight from 1984 to 1987.  Gerstenbacher, who runs for the colorful F & M Track Club, won in 24:33. 

2020 champion Christopher Myers of Lancaster, was second in 25:21.  Ty Stump of Camp Hill was third in 26:20, Ciaran Fisher of Marion Heights, PA was fourth in 26:25.  Nate Romberger of Lewisberry was fifth in 26:32.  Eric Ferree of Seven Valleys was top master in 30:23.  Evan Sandt of Conestoga was second in 30:49.

Bryanna Urban of Lititz, who ran with Matherne for most of the race, was second in 29:43.  Alyssa Dever of Reading was third in 30:01.  Rachel Rowe of Hummelstown was fourth in 30:45. Teal Liu of Hershey was fifth in 30:45.

Sarah Wenger of Dallastown was the top master in 33:56. Tanya Navarro of Seven Valleys was second in 35:39.

The F & M team won the team trophy in 2022.  Fleet Feet-Mechanicsburg won it in 2021.  The River Runners were the largest team in the 2022 York White Rose Run.  Ryan California State Farm Insurance was not only a sponsor, but featured a large team.

Christopher Martin of York won the stroller division in 30:39 as did Samantha Stover of York, in 44:55.

280 runners completed the 2022 York White Rose Run. 

Top Women

  1. 29:27 Zoe Matherne, 26, Philadelphia
  2. 29:43 Bryanna Urban, 26, Lititz
  3. 30:01 Alyssa Dever, 29, Reading
  4. 30:45 Rachel Rowe, 28, Hummelstown
  5. 30:45 Teal Liu, 36, Hershey
  6. 30:59 Becca Johnson, 28, Lancaster
  7. 31:12 Bria Edwards, 29, Lancaster
  8. 31:40 Sarah Delia, 36, Lancaster
  9. 32:05 Katie Fuller, 30, Mechanicsburg
  10. 32:16 Carolyn Hennessey, 29, York
  11. 32:17 Leah Navarro, 13, Seven Valleys
  12. 33:30 Becky Doner, 33, Mount Wolf
  13. 33:39 Kelly Rose, 34, Dover
  14. 33:56 Sarah Wenger, 41, Dallastown
  15. 34:04 Tiffany Shoff, 36, York

Top Men

  1. 24:33 Samuel Gerstenbacher, 24, Lancaster
  2. 25:21 Christopher Myers, 24, Lancaster
  3. 26:20 Ty Stump, 31, Camp Hill
  4. 26:25 Ciaran Fisher, 26, Marion Heights
  5. 26:32 Nate Romberger, 23, Lewisberry
  6. 26:36 Brian Petraco, 34 Lititz
  7. 26:44 Alex Pearson, 37, Hummelstown
  8. 26:52 Matthew Royer, 24, Wellsville
  9. 27:11 Kirk Mummert, 26, Mechanicsburg
  10. 27:19 Andrew Yoder, 29, Lancaster
  11. 27:30 Tyler Lundquist, 31, Palmyra
  12. 27:59 Cole Harris, 21, York
  13. 28:06 Benjamin Farbman, 13, York
  14. 28:29 John Matthews, 27, Lancaster
  15. 28:36 Jake Menchey, 24, York
Pre-Race team photo for River Runners, who had the largest team in the 2022 York White Rose Run. Several River Runners are not pictured.
The F & M Track Club won their first York White Rose Run team trophy in 2022.
2022 York White Rose Run start, the 45th running.
Luis Miranda #3 of Lebanon runs in front of the lead group of women early in the race. Alyssa Kennedy #24 of Reading, Zoë Matherne #21 of Philadelphia and Bryanna Urban #22 of Lititz head up W Market Street.
Seamus and Joshua George of York make the turn from Newberry to Market.
Samuel Gerstenbacher of Lancaster is well on his way to his second straight York White Rose win as he crosses George St, with Flagger Force staffing this busy thoroughfare.
Benjamin Farbman of York, age 13, runs 28:06 to place 13th overall in the York White Rose Run!!
Zoë Matherne #21 of Philadelphia and Bryanna Urban #22 of Lititz charge through York in the lead, nearing mile three.
Sarah Delia of Lancaster of the F & M club runs down Hamilton, with Luis Miranda #3 of Lebanon. Delia finished eighth.
Samuel Gerstenbacher of Lancaster became the first repeat men’s champion since 1987 (24:33).
Zoë Matherne of Philadelphia, four-time winner!!
Megan Dodson of the Flying Feet team has a big smile during the York White Rose Run. She was fourth master.
Ciaran Fisher of Marion Heights, PA earns fourth overall as he finishes on the slight uphill in 26:25.
Patrick Lister of Middletown with a triple-boys stroller.
Penny Hornock of York, former co-director of the York White Rose Run.
Orrstown Bank race volunteers. Kudos to all our volunteers.
Joe Church of Dover, a legendary long-distance runner, recently ran marathons in Jordan and Mongolia.
Alison Lingel of York, heading toward the finish with stroller.
Race Volunteers on the Beaver Street Bridge.
Norm Drasher, 80, of Aspers, PA ran 56:08.
Water Station volunteers at York Academy on Hamilton. Yes, Go Sixers!!
Race directors Karen Lam-Duckett and Erin Dubs enjoy a laugh with York Mayor Michael Helfrich.
Wild and crazy guys, Les Bell #75 and Armand Meyer #74 still racing at their ages and corresponding bib numbers.
Boston-Bound Becky Doner nearing the finish.
Amanda Cario near the finish, sporting a Drayer Physical Therapy Institute shirt. Thank you, Drayer, for generous sponsorship.

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