Published by the DAILY RECORD of Morris County, New Jersey
On Sunday, April 14, 2013
Copyright, Madeline Bost, 2013
The Ryan Stiedl Memorial MK5K had a decidedly local flavor Saturday in Denville. Both winners of the race were from Denville and both still in their teens.
Maximino Meneses, 18, finished in 17:17 to win on the men’s side and Allyson Black, 17, was the women’s winner. Meneses took the lead from the start and never relinquished it to Ted Mussano, 31, of Wayne who finished in 17:27. The race was on for third and fourth with Norbey Gonzalez, 40, of Dover and Hugo Vadillo, 44, of Wood Ridge vying to be the top masters runner. At the finish it was Gonzalez by two seconds in 17:48 to Vadillo’s 17:50.
Black was running alone among the men to finish in 21:27. In second place and nearly a minute back was Lauren Marciano, 31, of Morristown in 22:15 with Heather Hornyak, 38, of Mountain Lakes in third in 22:41. The masters women’s title was claimed by Eva Fisher, 53, of Boonton whose time of 24:29 was also the highest women’s age grade at 71:09%. Roger Price, 64, of Randolph scored the highest masters men at 82.82% for his time of 20:04.
Most of the nearly 400 finishers had praise for the new course that was an out-and-back on Pocono Road to Old Boonton Road and back. There was only a little lamenting the previous course that had a net drop, making it a faster course. But there was compensation in being able to see the leaders returning and those trailing you. A fact that was cited by the mostly local area runners.
Not all were local though. Bill Welsh, 83, came from Staten Island to claim second place in his age division in 51:34. Arch Seamans, 80, of Rockaway took first in 40:41. Coming all the way from Hillburn, NY was Kathleen Davies who won the W65 division in 40:41.
CHESEREK WINS CHERRY BLOSSOM 10K
Most high school runners are busy in their own competitions, but at the Newark Cherry Blossom 10K last Sunday high school sensation Edward Cheserek of Newark ran alone to win in 30:44. The next finisher was nearly a full four minutes back.
BOSTON WEATHER WILL BE RUNNER FRIENDLY
Boston marathoners are being promised more runner friendly weather than what they faced in 2012. The weather forecast for Monday is a high only in the mid fifties - perfect for running 26.2 miles.
LOCAL RACES NEXT WEEK
Morris area runners looking for more local races will find the Momentum 5K and 10K in Mt. Olive next Saturday and the Miles for Matheny in Peapack on Sunday.
A calendar of USATF sanctioned events can be found at www.usatfnj.org. www.raceforum.com also has running and tri and biathlon events.
Contact Madeline Bost at email@example.com.