Written by Madeline Bost
Originally Published by the DAILY RECORD of Morris County, New Jersey
On Sunday, December 23, 2012
On Sunday, December 23, 2012
Copyright, Madeline Bost, 2012
New Jersey runners that have competed in the USATF New Balance Grand Prix series have been finding a letter of congratulations in the mail along with an invitation to attend the Awards Banquet on January 19th at the Pines Manor in Edison.
Paul DeNunzio of Ironia can be excused for being surprised at his first place finish in the 34 and under age division in the New Balance Grand Prix. This is but the second year that DeNunzio has competed in the series.
On the other side of the spectrum is Gary Rosenberg of Morristown who has been competing in the series since young adulthood. Now in the M40 division Rosenberg has placed first in that division. Scott Isgett of Rockaway placed third.
Antonio Massa of Budd Lake placed second in the M45 division with John Sabatino of Morris Plains taking third.
Beau Atwater of Bernardsville finished out of the money in the M50 division, losing third place by just three points. That’s a tough spot to be in, but he got a fine consolation prize – first in his division in the Mini One grand prix that features the short races like 5K’s and four milers. Better yet, Atwater was first overall in the cross country series.
Charlie Slaughter of Parsippany placed second in the M55 division with Will DeRoberts of Boonton getting third. Bill Bosmann of Rockaway took first in the M60 division and Roger Price of Randolph was third. Price also placed first in the cross country series in his division.
Connie Augustine of Mendham placed second in the W40 division, with Joanna Stevens of Basking Ridge in third. Just seven points back, in fourth place was Polly Harrison also of Basking Ridge.
Stacey Graham of Morris Plains placed third in the W45 division. Jane Parks of Morristown entered the W60 division this year and had no problem winning that division handily.
Shirley Pettijohn of Chatham placed second in the W75 division. Diane Stone of Bernardsville, Melva Murray of Bedminster, and Patricia Tummey of Randolph finished in that order in the W80 division.
Elena Rozhko of Morristown easily won the Mini One series, having perfect scores in eight of the required nine races. Other local women include; Karyn Layton of Rockaway, first in W40, Heather Lukeman, third in W45, Dede Paul, of Madison, first in W50, Cande Olsen of Chatham, second in W60 and Lorrie Brnic of Towaco, first in W70.
In the Mini Two series, Lorraine McPhillips of Basking Ridge placed third in the W55, and Betty Langenkamp of Wharton placed third in the W60 division.
Chuck Paul of Madison was first in the M55 division of the Mini One. Henry Pontious of Parsippany was second in M75 and Arch Seamans of Rockaway was second in M80. Youssef Rochdi of Parsippany was first in the 34 and under division.
Pete Tummey of Rockaway was third in the M45 division of the Mini Two, and Mark Washburne of Mendham, third in M55.
In the Cross Country series Charles Castiglioni of Lake Hopatcong was third in the M50 division, as was Lisa Davenport, also of Lake Hopatcong, in the W50 division. Mark Washburne was third in the M55 and Carl Weaver of Morris Plains was third in the M60. Betty Langenkamp was third in the W60 division.