Rothrock State Forest
May 12, 2012


Timing by Nittany Valley Running Club

Pictures from race day courtesy of Christine Rice.

Cool temps and breezes prevailed as runners disembarked from two Fullington tour buses in the middle of the forest. Then the buses turned around and drove away. “I guess you’re committed now,” noted the race director, matter of factly.

Runners navigated the net 429 ft elevation loss route, pausing for water halfway, and the sun began to shine through as the race progressed. Brent Noerr held off competition from Terry Reid (15 seconds back) and three others who finished in the next 35 seconds. With WAVA adjusted times, Terry (a mere 20 years older than Brent) moved into first place. Scott Etter picked up two spots to take second, Jerry Harrington moved up three to take third, Robert Shaver slid up four to take fourth, and Brent held on at fifth place.

The women were led by Sarah Farrant. Those present can testify to Sarah as a contender for the NVRC’s fashionista (at least among the ladies). Bedecked in delicate pink top, double pleated grey skirt, tall pink socks with hearts facing the runners behind her, and even a “26.2” pin on her laces, she was clearly ready for this race long before the signal to run.

At 39, Sarah was just months shy of netting the additional masters windfall that WAVA doles out. Nevertheless she moved from 11th to eighth place overall. Regan Takac had the seniority to gain more, sliding from 25th to 14th. Stephanie Richard placed 17th overall, moving up from 19th.

Everyone deserved congratulations for finishing this challenging no-PR-unless-it’s-your-first 10K.

The team effort kudos went to Oblique Shock.

Thanks to Ruth Nissly, Stacey Scott of Girls on the Run of Happy Valley, and Sharon for registration help, to Ruth and Stacey for finish line photography, to Christine and Kellie Rice for water station support, to Bob Crowe for party sub duty and spirited finish line action. Special thanks to Dave Eggler for sliding over from another morning race to assist with the WAVA data crunching and posting of results.

Thanks to Subway for support of this run series, and to CaliKline for support dedicated to the Sidewinder.

The next Tussey Teaser is free, the June 3 Treaster Kettle Test-Your-Mettle 10.6 Miler, a challenging and scenic out-and-back on Leg 10 of the mOUnTaiNBACK course. For details on the remaining Teasers, visit http://www.tusseymountainback.com/tussey_teasers.html.


Adjusted  Actual
Finish    Finish  Raw    Adjusted
Order     Order   Time    Time     Age First Name Last Name   Sex   Team
--------  ------  -----  --------  --- ---------- ---------   ---   ----
   1        2     39:35    34:40   53  Terry      Reid         M   
   2        4     39:56    36:24   48  Scott      Etter        M   
   3        6     40:45    38:36   43  Jerry      Harrington   M   
   4        8     43:42    39:13   50  Robert     Shaver       M   
   5        1     39:20    39:20   33  Brent      Noerr        M   
   6        3     39:46    39:46   24  Jack       Quindlen     M    Oblique Shock
   7        5     40:21    40:21   20  Thomas     Stitt        M   
   8       11     46:53    40:52   39  Sarah      Farrant      F   
   9        7     41:29    41:29   27  Michael    Misselwitz   M   
  10       18     51:08    42:56   58  John       Johnson      M   
  11       17     50:49    44:09   54  David      DeGroote     M   
  12       13     48:36    44:18   48  Bill       Hessert      M   
  13       21     52:47    44:19   58  Marvin     Conklin      M   
  14       25     54:33    44:23   47  Regan      Takac        F   
  15        9     44:53    44:53   23  Nathan     Depenbusch   M    Oblique Shock
  16       10     45:17    45:17   33  Wade       Renninger    M   
  17       19     51:40    46:35   32  Stephanie  Richard      F   
  18       22     53:33    47:25   37  Sharon     Lupo         F   
  19       20     52:44    47:33   24  Claire     Maxey        F    Oblique Shock
  20       26     55:22    47:42   55  Stephen    Ast          M   
  21       12     48:11    48:11   24  John       Bird         M    Oblique Shock
  22       24     54:16    48:56   25  Christa    Kelleher     F   
  23       15     49:55    49:32   19  Abraham    Duplaa       M   
  24       14     49:44    49:44   27  Sean       Marlow       M    Oblique Shock
  25       16     50:09    50:09   26  Daniel     Novick       M   
  26       23     53:36    50:46   43  Brian      Grenoble     M   
  27       27     57:14    51:36   26  Michelle   Misselwitz   F   
  28       31   1:05:41    53:27   47  Patricia   Welsh        F   
  29       28     59:23    53:32   23  Caitlin    Quinn        F   
  30       29   1:03:17    57:03   23  Catylin    Edmundson    F   
  31       30   1:03:50    57:33   34  Jeannie    Peters       F   
  32       34   1:13:12  1:01:27   58  Robert     Rice         M   
  33       32   1:11:46  1:01:32   41  Laurie     Shirey       F   
  34       33   1:13:09  1:12:45   36  Nathan     Aileo        M   
 
               Team Name (Runners)                                  Top 5 Adjusted Times
              -------------------                                   --------------------
         1    Oblique Shock                                             3:49:41
              (Jack Quindlen, Nathan Depenbusch, Claire Maxey,
               John Bird, Sean Marlow)