8th Annual Treaster Kettle Test-Your-Mettle 10.6 Mile Run
- Last Updated: 04 January 2013 04 January 2013
June 3, 2012
mettle – vigor and strength of spirit or temperament; staying quality
Sixteen runners had the moxie to take on the Treaster Kettle’s scenic out-and-back course on this fine Sunday morning.
Constantin Schreiber finished with a handy lead of 6-plus minutes over the rest of the pack, shaving more than a minute off his 2011 time and well within 2 minutes of the course mark. Scott Etter held off John Fegyveresi by ten seconds to claim second.
In the women’s race, Sarah Farrant eclipsed the field by nearly nine minutes, and sliced 2 ½ minutes off her 2011 time to take first. Diane Swauger and Jean Brownstead finished second and third within two seconds of each other.
The final Tussey Teaser of the season, the Bear Meadows Made-in-the-Shade 7.0 or 10.6 miler, will take place June 24. On this course you can choose as late as mile 4.5, based on what your system or your mind says (which to heed?), to “go long” or “head for home.”
Two runners have run Teasers 1 through 4 and will be eligible for the grand prize if they complete Teaser #5: Michael Misselwitz and Jeannie Peters. In fact, though it wasn’t a requirement, both Michael and Jeannie also completed Teaser #0, the frosty February unofficial kickoff of the Tussey Teasers series.
Many thanks to Jen Hinkle, Leslei McGonigal, Michelle Salanik and Angie Wallace, of Girls On The Run of Happy Valley, for invaluable assistance, and special thanks to Bob Crowe for managing the entire event. Thanks, too, to Subway, for tasty party subs that were quickly devoured.
Place Name Age Sex Town Time
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1 Constantin Schreiber 28 M State College 1:10:34
2 Scott Etter 48 M State College 1:16:53
3 John Fegyveresi 35 M State College 1:17:05
4 Tom Nichols 20 M State College 1:18:26
5 Mike Misselwitz 27 M Bellefonte 1:18:42
6 Leard Huggins 33 M State College 1:21:03
7 Matt Smith 48 M State College 1:22:13
8 Wade Renninger 33 M Bellefonte 1:31:55
9 Sarah Farrant 39 F Boalsburg 1:35:11
10 Diane Swauger 36 F Port Matilda 1:44:05
11 Van Swauger 43 M Port Matilda 1:44:06
12 Jean Brownstead 38 F Port Matilda 1:44:07
13 Diane Mayberry 49 F State College 1:47:22
14 Jeannie Peters 34 F Warriors Mark 1:57:08