Sunday, December 27, 2015

Randolph's Groner wins the New Balance Grand Prix series

Published by the DAILY RECORD of Morris County, New Jersey
On Sunday, December 27, 2015


Roberta Groner, 37, of Randolph has won the New Balance long distance running grand prix only three points shy of a perfect score of 5,700.   Misa Tamura of Ridgewood placed second and Mary Christian of Flanders was third.

The surprise winner on the men’s side is Kyle Price of Milltown who pulled off a jump from 46th place on November 12 to first by placing 10th at the Ashenfelter 8K on Thanksgiving morning and winning the Red Cross 5K on the last possible day in December.   Those two races put him ahead of Atilla Sabahoglu of Somerset and Mathew Slocum of Montclair.

Plenty of Morris area runners did well in the age divisions in the grand prix including Gary Leaman of Hardwick who finished in fourth place overall and won the M55 division.  Gary Rosenberg of Morristown was only a dozen points behind Leaman and won the M45 division.

Mark Minervina of Stanhope placed second in the under 35 division and Michael Azarez of Parsippany took first in the M35 division.

Robert Skorupski of Rockaway won the M40 division, John Sabatino placed second in the M45 division after Rosenberg, and Scott Isgett of Rockaway was third.

David McLaughlin of Rockaway placed third in the M50 division and Beau Atwater took second in the M55 division after Leaman.  Charlie Slaughter of Parsippany won the M60 division with Peter Auteri of Pompton Lakes second and Reno Stirrat of Rockaway third.

In the M65 division Bill Bosmann of Rockaway took first and Carl Weaver of Morris Plains was third.  George Studzinski of Kinnelon placed second in the M80 division.

Karen Auteri of Hackettstown won the women under 35 division with Kate Polles of Morristown in second.  Iris Aceituno of Mine Hill was second in the W35 division as was Susan Kinsella of Millington in the W50 division. 

Nora Cary of Morristown who was featured here earlier this month won the W60 division.  Shirley Pettijohn of Chatham and Diane Stone also of Chatham went one – two in the W80 division.  Patricia Tummey of Randolph placed first in the W85 division.


Laura Delea of Sparta was the overall winner of the Mini One grand prix that features the shorter distances.  Youssef Rochdi of Rockaway was the male winner.

John Doyle of East Hanover was first in the M55 division of Mini One and Betty Langenkamp of Wharton won her W65 division.  Bill Trengove, also of Wharton was third in the M60 division, Arch Seamans of Rockaway was first in the M80 division and Paul Williams of Gillette was second in the M40 of Mini One.

Courtney Clark of Millington was second in both Mini One and Mini Two in the W40 division.  Gretchen Atwater of Bernardsville placed second in the W55 division and   Derek Shendell of Chatham placed second in the M40 division of Mini Two.  

Bruce Langenkamp of Wharton was first in the Mini Two and second in the cross country series in the M65 division.  Another multiple winner was Ed Neighbour of Sparta who placed second in Mini Two, first in Mini Three and second in the cross country series in the M50 division.

Roseann Svihra of Gillette was first in the Mini Three series in the W65 division, and Mark Washburne of Mendham was second in both Mini Two and Three in the M55 division.

Notable local performances were registered in the cross country grand prix led in by Robert Skorupski of Rockaway who won the series, followed by Reno Stirrat also of Rockaway in second place.

Brian Davenport of Lake Hopatcong placed first in the M50 division    Charlie Castiglioni of Lake Hopatcong took third in the M55 division and Charlie Slaughter of Parsippany was second.  Roger Price of Randolph won the M65 division Arch Seamans of Rockaway lead in the M80 division.


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