Rothrock State Forest
May 10, 2014

Timing by the Nittany Valley Running Club

WAVA Adjusted Order of Finish

The Beidleheimer Sidewinder 10K unfolded under mild conditions with light cloud cover that kept a lid on the temperature. For many, this would be their first Sidewinder.

Cheri Woll spoke to participants before the start about the work of Cancer Survivors’ Association, which is the 2014 beneficiary of the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK 50 Mile Relay and Ultramarathon.

Patrick Singletary took an early lead on this rolling romp and never looked back. Age and gender grading kept him in first place. The top five finishers by adjusted times received trophies. In today’s race, all five were men.

Meira Minard paced the women, with Barb Kelsey and Kimberly Funk following in second and third.

The spirited team competition pitted Bulbus Butt against Slapped Together. The latter scooted by the former to win by a slim margin.

Thanks to Cheri Woll for staffing the water station and to Cheri and Brian Amos for help with setup. Special thanks to Dave Eggler for timing, conversion and posting of the race results.

Kudos to Subway Restaurants for post-race party subs, and to Appalachian Outdoors and Doan’s Bones for excellent giveaway prizes.

Here’s how the results of this race are calculated, and how you can use the system to score yourself for other events.

WMA Finish Order (given below the order of finish results) is what counts for individual and team awards. The World Masters Athletics (WMA) percentageis an age and gender graded scoring system based on data. The WMA percentage tells how your age and gender graded time compares to the gender world record for a given distance. If your WMA score is 100%, you would have run a gender world record time in your prime. If it's 50%, then the world record holder would have come in in half your time. By the way, 80% is considered National Class level. Today's top 3 age and gender graded finishers were all pretty close to that!

An explanation of the formula:

WORLD MASTERS ATHLETICS (WMA) Percentage Calculation:
AGST = age-gender standard time
OGST = open-gender standard time
AGT = age-graded time
WMA factor = OGST / AGST
WMA factor * actual time = AGT
WMA% (age-performance %) = OGST / AGT (or = AGST / time)

Simplified, your WMA (World Masters Athletics) percentage is the ratio of the approximate world-record time for your age and gender divided by your actual time.
 
Example for a 45-year old woman running a road 10 km in 40:00
AGST = 32:33 (AGST if she were a 45-year old male = 29:51)
OGST = 30:20 (OGST if she were a 45-year old male = 26:51)
WMA factor = 30:20 / 32:33 = 0.932
AGT = 0.932 * 40:00 = 37:17
WMA % = 30:20 / 37:17 (or = 32:33 / 40:00) = 81.4%63 total finishers

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Cheri Woll addresses the runners on behalf of Cancer Survivors’ Association

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Josh Cone leaps across the line as the second to finish, barely a minute behind Patrick Singletary

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Meira Minard works it to the end as the first woman to finish

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Brent Noerr and Tim Spigelmyer relax by the lake

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Bonnie Smith gives her all to finish strong

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Elizabeth Pringle (here with proud dad, John Pringle) celebrated with a full dip in Whipple Lake

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Individual honors went to Judd Michael, Jeff Smucker, Dan Guss, Patrick Singletary, and (not shown) Tom Cali

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In the team competition, Team Slapped Together, Judd Michael, Brian Garthwaite, Brent Kelsey, Bonnie Smith, Barb Kelsey, Ian Grettenberger, and (not shown) Christy Grettenberger, took first

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Team Bulbus Butt (Josh Cone, Jen Springinatic, Tanya Rissmiller, Adrienne Krasowitz, Meira Minard, and Jonathan Thurley) proudly took second

                                                       WMA      CLOCK
 PLACE  FINISHER                                                TIME   TEAM
 —————  ————————                                       ———      —————  ————
    1   Patrick Singletary, 48, State College, PA     83.63%    36:08                       
    2   Tom Cali, 59, State College, PA               83.24%    39:46                       
    3   Jeff Smucker, 48, Woodward, PA                76.85%    39:19                       
    4   Judd Michael, 52, Lemont, PA                  76.85%    40:36  Slapped Together     
    5   Dan Guss, 66, State College, PA               75.10%    46:55                       
    6   George Lesieutre, 55, State College, PA       74.15%    43:08                       
    7   Josh Cone, 31, State College, PA              72.54%    37:12  Bulbus Butt          
    8   Ron Burket, 54, Philipsburg, PA               71.92%    44:06                       
    9   Meira Minard, 40*, State College, PA          71.39%    43:55  Bulbus Butt          
   10   Ian Grettenberger, 26, State College, PA      70.88%    37:53  Slapped Together     
   11   Brian Garthwaite, 34, Lewisburg, PA           69.72%    39:08  Slapped Together     
   12   Barb Kelsey, 46*, Huntingdon, PA              69.57%    47:13  Slapped Together     
   13   Alan Effrig, 35, State College, PA            66.16%    41:28                       
   14   Tim Spigelmyer, 49, McClure, PA               65.91%    46:12                       
   15   Bob Shafer, 33, Bellefonte, PA                65.78%    41:18                       
   16   Brent Noerr, 35, Lewistown, PA                65.16%    42:06                       
   17   Kimberly Funk, 55*, Mifflintown, PA           65.12%    56:14                       
   18   Eric Taber, 23, State College, PA             64.62%    41:33                       
   19   David DeGroote, 56, State College, PA         64.09%    50:19                       
   20   Tanya Rissmiller, 31*, State College, PA      63.64%    47:43  Bulbus Butt          
   21   Michael Zimmerman, 33, State College, PA      63.35%    42:53                       
   22   Jeffry Schiesler, 58, Port Matilda, PA        62.80%    52:14                       
   23   Bob Jacobs, 54, Port Matilda, PA              62.11%    51:04                       
   24   April Salinas, 27*, Mill Hall, PA             61.86%    49:02                       
   25   Christy Etters, 38*, State College, PA        61.47%    50:26                       
   26   Amy Sheeran, 27*, State College, PA           61.38%    49:25                       
   27   Julie Lambert, 29*, State College, PA         61.28%    49:30                       
   28   Rob Crowe, 66, Pa Furnace, PA                 59.89%    58:50                       
   29   Joe Bollinger, 48, Furnace, PA                59.70%    50:37                       
   30   Ed Loftus, 48, Lewisburg, PA                  59.62%    50:41                       
   31   Tim Connolly, 57, Lewisburg, PA               59.55%    54:38                       
   32   Jen Springinatic, 31*, Bellefonte, PA         59.41%    51:07  Bulbus Butt          
   33   Jonathan Thurley, 42, Bulbus Butt             59.37%    48:34  Bulbus Butt          
   34   Christy Grettenberger, 27*, State College, PA  
                                                      59.19%    51:15  Slapped Together     
   35   Brian Brown, 39, Lewisburg, PA                56.87%    49:35                       
   36   Adrienne Krasowitz, 45*, State College, PA    56.56%    57:33  Bulbus Butt          
   37   Allison Machnicki, 24*, State College, PA     56.31%    53:52                       
   38   John Pringle, 52, State College, PA           54.72%    57:01                       
   39   Brent Kelsey, 45, Huntingdon, PA              54.31%    54:21  Slapped Together     
   40   Matt Willis, 31, Mifflintown, PA              53.97%    50:00                       
   41   Luke Brandonisi, 55, New Freedom, PA          53.71%    59:33                       
   42   Elizabeth Pringle, 17*, State College, PA     52.77%    57:29                       
   43   Marjorie Costello, 50*, State College, PA     52.07%  1:06:00                       
   44   Bonnie Smith, 33*, Lewisburg, PA              51.73%    58:54  Slapped Together     
   45   Craig Harman, 34, Lewisburg, PA               51.09%    53:24                       
   46   Doug Pietrucha, 24, State College, PA         50.92%    52:44                       
   47   Faith Lucchesi DeBoef, 48*, Pa Furnace, PA    50.81%  1:06:02                       
   48   Tony DeBoef, 53, Pa Furnace, PA               50.55%  1:02:13                       
   49   David Lloyd, 43, State College, PA            49.99%    58:09                       
   50   Drex Treaster, 37, Burnham, PA                49.94%    55:38                       
   51   Deborah Shippee, 24*, State College, PA       49.65%  1:01:06                       
   52   Brian Amos, 29, Pleasant Gap, PA              49.45%    54:20                       
   53   Craig Funk, 45, Mifflintown, PA               47.77%  1:01:47                       
   54   Gar Hong, 35, State College, PA               47.12%    58:13                       
   55   Jennifer Wagner, 33*, State College, PA       45.53%  1:06:55                       
   56   Michael Haffley, 46, Lock Haven, PA           44.11%  1:07:24                       
   57   Tracy Clouthier, 26*, State College, PA       43.56%  1:09:38                       
   58   Blake Harper, 37, State College, PA           41.75%  1:06:33                       
   59   Anthony Elliott, 19, Lewistown, PA            40.06%  1:07:01                       
   60   Erin Welsh, 27*, Jersey Shore, PA             38.80%  1:18:11                       
   61   Amanda Alexander, 27*, Williamsport, PA       38.80%  1:18:11                       
   62   Michelle Rodeheaver, 34*, State College, PA
                                                      37.46%  1:21:30                       
   63   Amira Meddeb, 31*, State College, PA          37.26%  1:21:30                       
* indicates females
40 finishers among Open Men
23 finishers among Open Women
40 male finishers
23 female finishers

Teams

         CLASS  
 PLACE   PLACE                   FINISHER                  TIME
 —————   —————                   ————————                  ————

1. Slapped Together
    1    1 OpM  Judd Michael, 52, Lemont, PA               40:36  
    4    3 OpM  Ian Grettenberger, 26, State College, PA   37:53  
    5    4 OpM  Brian Garthwaite, 34, Lewisburg, PA        39:08  
    6    2 OpW  Barb Kelsey, 46*, Huntingdon, PA           47:13  
   10    5 OpW  Christy Grettenberger, 27*, State College, PA
                                                           51:15  
   12    6 OpM  Brent Kelsey, 45, Huntingdon, PA           54:21  
   13    7 OpW  Bonnie Smith, 33*, Lewisburg, PA           58:54  
Total Clock Time First Five = 3:36:05     Average WMA% First Five = 69.3

2. Bulbus Butt
    2    2 OpM  Josh Cone, 31, State College, PA           37:12  
    3    1 OpW  Meira Minard, 40*, State College, PA       43:55  
    7    3 OpW  Tanya Rissmiller, 31*, State College, PA   47:43  
    8    4 OpW  Jen Springinatic, 31*, Bellefonte, PA      51:07  
    9    5 OpM  Jonathan Thurley, 42, Bulbus Butt          48:34  
   11    6 OpW  Adrienne Krasowitz, 45*, State College, PA 57:33  
Total Clock Time First Five = 3:48:31     Average WMA% First Five = 65.3