16th Annual Laurel Run Switchbacker 10K
- Written by Martin Mazur Martin Mazur
March 2, 2019
Rothrock State Forest
by Mike Casper
Snow flurries, a gentle breeze and snow covered roads greeted runners taking on the switchbacks of Lauren Run Road. The recent snow and icy conditions made for scenic venues but careful footing.
Jake Bayus glided to overall victory, with Steve Templin not far behind and Mark Lozinski in third. Perri Silverhart and Erica Pitcavage shared the victory in the women’s race, adding a kick on the rare patch of clear pavement at the finish. Diane Swauger took third.
Special kudos to Diane Swauger, who logged 12 miles before and another mile after this run, and to David Lloyd, who rode his bike here from Lemont for the race.
Our thanks to series sponsor Subway Restaurants for the party sub, which was handily consumed by participants at the finish line. Many thanks to Doug Schunk for picking up the sub and assisting with timing.
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 on June 16 after Teaser #5, the Eager Seeger Half Marathon.
The next Tussey Teaser on April 7 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.
Runners were eager to assail the Laurel Run Road climb
Jake Bayus was the first runner down the mountain
Steve Templin reprised his last year’s second place finish
David Lloyd was pleased with his double victory over the elements
This was Garrett Day’s first-ever Tussey Teaser run
Jaeson Koszarsky motored through the finish
Perri Silverhart and Erica Pitcavage held a strong pace to the finish
Erica approved of the fresh post-race Subway grub
Overall Order of Finish
Place First Last City Sex Age Time
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1 Jake Bayus State College M 27 46:11
2 Steve Templin Muncy M 46 46:33
3 Mark Lozinski Port Matilda M 47 53:39
4 Keith Henderson State College M 54 58:58
5 Erica Pitcavage State College F 29 1:00:12
6 Perri Silverhart State College F 24 1:00:12
7 Alan Effrig State College M 39 1:01:35
8 Diane Swauger Port Matilda F 43 1:02:00
9 Cedric Devoy Port Matilda M 37 1:02:53
10 Garrett Day Boalsburg M 29 1:09:15
11 Regina Lozinski Port Matilda F 39 1:10:45
12 Jaeson Koszarsky Boalsburg M 47 1:12:21
13 Jacob Gordon Huntingdon M 30 1:16:34
14 David Lloyd State College M 48 1:23:30
15 Kathryn Williams Centre Hall F 44 1:25:22
16 Eliza Gabel State College F 27 1:26:27
17 Liz Moriarta Bellefonte F 44 1:26:50
18 Jaeson Crew M 1:28:29