Tussey Mountain
March 7, 2015

Thirty-two runners took to the mountain switchbacks of Laurel Run Road for the 3.1-mile climb on this snow and ice covered route and its mirror image back down under sunny skies and mild temps. Beyond the first 50 meters of dry road lay a quarter mile of icy surface, but after the turn onto Laurel Run, a crunchier surface of frozen snow made footing a little better.

Jo Ohm, of State College, led the women and placed 11th overall. Josh Litofsky was the first man across. Special thanks to Barb Kelsey for starting the runners, timing the finish, and even snapping a few photos. Grateful thanks to our series sponsor, Subway, for a tasty party sub that was quickly devoured.

“The best part by far was the sandwich at the end,” said Marc Serra, a Penn State graduate student from Barcelona, who is much more used to running on sand than on ice.

Milder weather and clear roads can be expected for the next Teaser, the Tussey to Whipple 11 Miler, on April 12. See you there!     

If you have accumulated a stash of safety pins at home from past races, we will gladly collect them at future Teasers to reuse them.

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Runners get ready to take on the ice on Laurel Run Rd.

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Josh Litofsky beat the field by nearly 2 minutes.

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Johanna Ohm was the first woman back to Tussey Ski Area

 

Place  Name                         Age  Sex Town                        Time
-----  ----                         ---  --- ----                        ----
1      Josh Litofsky                23    M  State College               42:57  
2      Andrew Maguire               44    M  State College               44:38  
3      Ryan Paul                    40    M  Mechanicsburg               45:44  
4      Brian Garthwaite             35    M  Lewisburg                   45:57  
5      Michael Zimmerman            34    M  State College               46:12  
6      Bob Shafer                   34    M  Bellefonte                  46:36  
7      Colin Nitroy                 21    M  State College               47:23  
8      Mohannad Abdulrahman         49    M  State College               48:07  
9      Mike Renz                    38    M  Port Matilda                48:30  
10     Marc Serra                   25    M  State College               53:04  
11     Johanna Ohm                  22    F  State College               53:34  
12     John Fegyveresi              38    M  State College               53:47  
13     Lincoln Kennedy              22    M  State College               55:31  
14     Craig Harman                 35    M  Lewisburg                   56:20  
15     Jeff Schiesler               59    M  Port Matilda                58:01  
16     Mikey Jiang                  24    M  Boalsburg                   58:02  
17     Jeff Gugino                  21    M  State College               58:30  
18     Mark Bergstrom               54    M  State College               59:11  
19     Thad Will                    41    M  Port Matilda                59:31  
20     Adam Ilgen                   27    M  State College             1:02:10
21     Brent Kelsey                 46    M  Huntingdon                1:03:14
22     Mike Casper                  56    M  State College             1:04:02
23     Allison Eisenhower           32    F  State College             1:05:50
24     Ryan Eisenhower              32    M  Petersburg                1:05:55
25     Rob Shirk                    53    M  Altoona                   1:10:20
26     Beth Gugino                  39    F  State College             1:10:53
27     Katelyn Allers               37    F  Lewisburg                 1:11:11
28     David Lloyd                  44    M  State College             1:15:31
29     Paul Ruby                    58    M  State College             1:18:15
30     Erik Schmalz                 25    M  State College             1:18:39
31     Mary Conner-Righter          56    F  State College             1:18:50
32     Jeannie Peters               37    F  State College             1:19:05