March 4, 2017
Rothrock State Forest

Recent mild temps were conspicuously absent as a cold snap and sunny skies greeted runners eager to angle at the switchbacks of Lauren Run Road. There was a dusting of snow on the route to make the run festive and the footing a little less precarious than usual.

Patrick Singletary glided to overall victory, with Meira Minard second overall and first woman. Dan Barker and Drew Funk were second and third men. Carole Dudukovich was not far behind Minard, and Tari Elkin was the third woman.

As has become a tradition, there were several “repeat” up-and-down participants. Dan Coughlin, Costas Maranas, Seth Senior, Bob Shafer, Brian Thiede and Mike Zimmerman did the route three times (twice before the official start) and Meira Minard and Carole Dudukovich did it twice.

Thanks to series sponsor Subway Restaurants for the party sub, which was handily consumed by participants under blue skies at the finish line.

Those who run Tussey Teasers #1 through #5 (February’s Teaser #0 was a bonus) will be eligible for a special prize drawing that will take place after Teaser #5, the Eager Seeger Half Marathon.

The next Tussey Teaser on April 9 is the Tussey-to-Whipple 11 Miler, run on Legs 1 through 3 of the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK course. To register and get details on the remaining Teasers, visit http://www.tusseymountainback.com/tussey_teasers.html.

Online registration is also open for central PA’s only race with age and gender graded results and awards, the Beidleheimer Sidewinder 10K on May 13, also featuring a team competition, tech shirts, a bus ride to the starting line, and a net-elevation-loss, run on Leg 4 of the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK course, but in reverse. Visit http://www.imathlete.com/events/sidewinder2017 to sign up!

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Runners at the start

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Meira Minard cruises to second place overall

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Dan Barker finishes third overall

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Nicole Nahmod is all smiles as she reaches the finish

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Samantha Weaver, hailing from Jersey Shore, arrives at the finish

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The indefatigable David Lloyd wraps up the run

Overall Order of Finish

Place  Name                 Age Sex Town                Time
—————  ————                 ——— ——— ————                ————
  1    Patrick Singletary   50   M  State College       40:20
  2    Meira Minard         43   F  State College       45:17
  3    Dan Barker           23   M  State College       45:35
  4    Drew Funk            31   M  State College       46:25
  5    Carole Dudukovich    50   F  Port Matilda        46:37
  6    Alan Effrig          38   M  State College       46:48
  7    Evan Bressler        33   M  State College       48:17
  8    Tari Elkin           28   F  State College       49:15
  9    Matt Shealer         37   M  Enola               49:15
 10    Philip Pryor         24   M  State College       49:59
 11    Aaron Straley        45   M  Port Matilda        51:40
 12    Keith Henderson      52   M  State College       53:24
 13    Kevin Ermol          45   M  Bellefonte          54:02
 14    Steve Baird          39   M  State College       54:16
 15    Seth Senior          30   M  State College       50:26
 16    Dan Coughlin         40   M  State College       50:26
 17    Mike Zimmerman       36   M  State College       50:26
 18    Brian Thiede         29   M  State College       50:26
 19    Bob Shafer           35   M  Bellefonte          50:26
 20    Jim Myers            61   M  Boalsburg           57:39
 21    Nicole Nahmod        23   F  State College       57:49
 22    Leslie McGovern      52   F  Pine Grove Mills    58:07
 23    Lorella Thomas       53   F  Boalsburg         1:02:09
 24    Vanda Mikone Hurnyi  39   F  Boalsburg         1:02:09
 25    Marcy Milhomme       40   F  State College     1:02:35
 26    Adam Ilgen           29   M  State College     1:03:33
 27    Samantha Weaver      44   F  Jersey Shore      1:05:30
 28    Carolyn Gardner      40   F  State College     1:06:40
 29    Daniel Bowers        32   M  State College     1:08:55
 30    David Lloyd          46   M  State College     1:09:55
 31    Erik Schmalz         27   M  State College     1:13:50