Nittany Valley Running Club Indoor Mile #2
January 19, 2008
by Marty Mazur
second NVRC Indoor Mile of the season had some newcomers, as well as
returnees, most of whom improved over last week. In the first heat,
Nate Harkins ran away from the field in 4:35.26. Nate will have to run
harder next week if he is to beat Dave Moore, who watched from the
sidelines this week. Dave's time from last week is 4 seconds faster. If
they both run next week, it should be a great battle. Second place in
the heat went to Ben Hueyin 4:46.26 and third to Eric Tyo in 4:47.63, a
five second improvement. Greg Dillon continues to make a liar out of
himself. Dillon, top Masters runner last week, said he felt he had
nearly topped out with his 4:56 showing. This week he pared off 7
seconds to finish in 4:49.97. Andy Cunningham was a little slower than
last week, finishing 5th in 4:54.18. Matt Smith and Brian Russell both
shaved some time off their prior performances. Costas Maranas debuted
just behind Smith and Russell in 5:14. And Tim Yosco rounded the field
in his first race of the year in 5:25.
The second heat was led by Matt Manfred, who was second in the first
heat last week, but showed up a little late this week. Matt really
belonged in the first heat, and turned in the second best time of the
day in 4:41.23. Luke St. Clair ran a much smarter race this week than
last, when he rabbitted the field and then died. Luke's more even pace
helped him shave nearly half a minute from his previous time. He
finished second in 5:25 and will probably move to the fast heat next
time. Michael Goldfine and Marty Klanchar repeated their battle of last
week, but bumped it up several notches. Goldfine again outkicked
Klanchar, but both finished 10 seconds better than last week, and well
under 6 minutes.Dan Guss made his first return to the track since last
year and also went under 6 minutes. Earl Lake and John Wilcock made
their Indoor Mile debuts in fine fashion. Tara Murray and John LaCombe
each shook several seconds off their times of last week. And Jen St.
Clair also debuted this week.
(M) - Designates Masters (over 40) runners.
2. Luke St.
Goldfine 5:53.67 (M)
10. Jen St.
provided by Michael Goldfine
Nate Harkins is a blur as he leads the field in Heat 1.
Greg Dillon, center, fights to catch Andy Cunningham. Eric
Tyo, rear, eventually caught both
Matt Manfred was a similar blur leading Heat 2.
Time for a time check in Heat 2.
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