January 27, 2017
University Park, PA

Photos courtesy of John Balogh.

The second meet of the Indoor Mile Series was one of exciting finishes and personal bests. IIn the Ability Athletes 800 meter chair event, Michelle Wheelerr beat her goal of 2:30 by 2 seconds. She was paced by Ben Heitsch, who later ran a 4:46 mile in the fast heat.

The gals ruled in Heat #1!  Erica Pitcavage took the heat in 6:09.41 with Clare Gervino coming in second in  6:14.19. Megan Becker took 20 seconds off her time from Jan 14. It prbaby helped that Tanya Rissmiller was right behind her!

Heat 2 also had a lot of females in the top spots, with 3 female finishers in the top 5. Greg Green was the top finisher in 5:28 flat. Tari Elkin was the top woman in 5:37.37.

In Heat 3, Megan Marshall, the Indoor Mile Series women's record holder (4:57.63 in 2013) was on the comeback trail. She made her first stab at sub-5, finishing in 5:22.68. She'll have another shot next week, so watch the seconds peel off of that time.

The Fast Heat featured a great battle between Justin Wager and Andrew Sell. Wager woon in 0.9 seconds, finishing in 4:24.99 for the fastest mile of the year so far. Matthew Balogh was third in 4:34.40

Next week's meet is the last of this season. It will feature heats of the mile with a Predicted Time Contest, a running of the 3K, and awards for the top Series finishers. Come out for the meet!

Ability Athletes 800m chair.

Place     Name                         Time
—————     ————                         ————           
  1       Hietsch, Ben                2:28.35 (pacing)
  2       Wheeler, Michelle           2:29.65


Indoor Mile

Heat #1

Place     Name                         Time
—————     ————                         ————           
  1       Pitcavage, Erica            6:09.41
  2       Gervino, Clare              6:14.19
  3       Henderson, Keith            6:23.06
  4       Becker, Megan               6:23.26
  5       Rissmiller, Tanya           6:24.28
  6       Klanchar, Marty             6:30.59 (M)
  7       Holtzinger, Mike            6:44.94 (M)
  8       Lloyd, David                6:45.60 (M)
  9       Pillin, Phillip             6:54.44 (M)  
    
Heat #2

Place     Name                         Time
—————     ————                         ————           
  1       Green, Greg                 5:28.00  
  2       Elkin, Tari                 5:37.37  
  3       Hawkins, Mark               5:38.45 (M) 
  4       Wright, Jaimie              5:41.73  
  5       Concannon, Rita Ma          5:43.41  
  6       Michael, Judd               5:44.85 (M)
  7       Reid, Terry                 5:48.49 (M)
  8       Janik, Michael              5:49.85  
  9       Martin, Mike                5:50.44  
 10       Kennedy, Lincoln            5:57.09  
 11       Jackson, Peter              5:59.68  
 12       Shunk, Doug                 6:05.36  
 13       Effrig, Alan                6:08.28  

Heat #3

Place     Name                         Time
—————     ————                         ————           
  1       Marshall, Eric              5:02.68
  2       Colwell, Mark               5:08.29
  3       Camusi, Nicholas            5:16.78
  4       Maranas, Costas             5:18.83 (M)
  5       McGeehan, Jake              5:19.48
  6       Marshall, Megan             5:22.68


Place     Name                         Time
—————     ————                         ————           
  1       Wager, Justin               4:24.99
  2       Sell, Andrew                4:25.89
  3       Balogh, Matthew             4:34.40
  4       Puleo, Mark                 4:34.54
  5       Perdue, Tyler               4:40.12
  6       Velez, Joshua               4:42.85
  7       Friend, Raymond             4:44.94
  8       Hietsch, Ben                4:46.87
  9       Seip, Aaron                 4:47.92
 10       Adams, Ian                  4:48.79
 11       Hanna, Steve                4:53.42