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Tussey Teaser #3: 18th Annual Beidleheimer Sidewinder 10K and 20K
May 1, 2021
Rothrock State Forest
by Mike Casper

It was sunny and barely forty degrees as runners began to gather at Whipple Dam State Park for the Sidewinder race, the third time featuring the out-and-back route for the 10K and 20K distance. The temperature climbed into the sixties as runners finished and cheered each other on, and several runners celebrated with a cooling dip in Whipple Lake. This race uses WMA age and gender adjusted results. (See below for details.)

Owen Wing outpaced the field in the 20K, with Matt Balogh and David Kennedy close behind. Baylee Robey won the women’s race, with Sherry Tirko second and Diane Swauger third.

In the 10K, Ryan Sullivan beat Cam Mallett by just 11 seconds, with Stephen Nalepa less than a minute back in third. All of the winning times set course records.

In WMA results, three masters runners (one female) scored in the top 10 in the 20K. For the 10K, five masters runners made the top 10. For an explanation of the WMA system, see below.

Special thanks to Zachariah Kilmer and Sidney Lemon for timing and photos. And extra kudos to Zach for changing the RD’s flat tire!

The World Masters Athletics (WMA) percentage is an age- and gender-graded scoring system based on data. The WMA percentage tells how your age- and gender-graded time compares to the gender world record for a given distance. If your WMA score is 100%, you would have run a gender world record time in your prime. If it's 50%, then the world record holder would have come in in half your time. By the way, 80% is considered National Class level. Today's top 5 age and gender graded finishers were all pretty close to that! See below for how the results of this race are calculated, and how you can use the system to score yourself for other events. Here’s an explanation of the formula:

WORLD MASTERS ATHLETICS (WMA) Percentage Calculation:
AGST = age-gender standard time
OGST = open-gender standard time
AGT = age-graded time
WMA factor = OGST / AGST
WMA factor * actual time = AGT
WMA% (age-performance %) = OGST / AGT (or = AGST / time)

Simplified, your World Masters Athletics percentage is the ratio of the approximate world-record time for your age and gender divided by your actual time.
 
Example for a 45-year old woman running a road 10 km in 40:00
AGST = 32:33 (AGST if she were a 45-year old male = 29:51)
OGST = 30:20 (OGST if she were a 45-year old male = 26:51)
WMA factor = 30:20 / 32:33 = 0.932
AGT = 0.932 * 40:00 = 37:17
WMA % = 30:20 / 37:17 (or = 32:33 / 40:00) = 81.4%

The next Tussey Teaser is June 6, the Treaster Kettle Test-Your-Mettle 10.6 Miler, with an earlier start, 8:00 a.m., with start and finish at Colyer Lake.

 

pix teaser3 21 10Kstart                                                             The starting group for the Sidewinder 10K is raring to go

pix teaser3 21 SherryTirko                                                                            Sherry Tirko finishes strong in the 20K

pix teaser3 21 TerryReid                                            Terry Reid was back in Tussey Teaser action today, with a smooth finish

pix teaser3 21 DavidLloyd                                                                      David Lloyd finishes the 10K with a smile

pix teaser3 21 AvaLeone and StephanieRhoads                                      Ava Leone and Stephanie Rhoads complete the 10K to cheers from fellow runners

pix teaser3 21 JimMaras                                                                            Jim Maras cruises home in the 10K

pix teaser3 21 JanetSwim
                                                                     Janet Swim declares victory at the 10K finish

pix teaser3 21 LukeLevis                                                                   Luke Levis is ecstatic to reach the finish line

pix teaser3 21 GraceTomlinson                                                                   Grace Tomlinson wraps up the 10K distance

pix teaser3 21 OwenWing 20K Winner                                                                               Owen Wing won the 20K men’s race

pix teaser3 21 BayleeRobey 20K Winner                                                                  Baylee Robey with the spoils of the 20K victory

pix teaser3 21 10K Winners ChloeConnor and RyanSullivan                        Chloe Connor and Ryan Sullivan won the 10K race; Chloe took a refreshing dip in Whipple Lake to cool down


Timing by the Nittany Valley Running Club

10K Results
                                     

                                                    WMA%       FINISH    
 PLACE         FINISHER                                         TIME
 -----         --------                             ----       ------
    1  Eric Sutherland, 56, State College, PA      73.77%       43:43  
    2  Ryan Sullivan, 20, State College, PA        72.15%       37:13  
    3  Cam Mallett, 23, State College, PA          71.79%       37:24  
    4  Bruce Hulse, 68, Spruce Creek, PA           71.02%       50:33  
    5  Stephen Nalepa, 20, University Park, PA     70.32%       38:11  
    6  Franklin Berkey, 48, Bellefonte, PA         69.92%       43:13  
    7  Jeremy Bell, 19, Lititz, PA                 68.64%       39:07  
    8  Terry Reid, 62, Bellefonte, PA              68.42%       49:40  
    9  Chloe Connor, 21*, State College, PA        65.66%       46:12  
   10  Keith Henderson, 56, State College, PA      64.05%       50:21  
   11  Jim Maras, 59, State College, PA            63.94%       51:46  
   12  Garrett Campbell, 20, Lansdale, PA          62.68%       42:50  
   13  Quincy Reese, 20*, University Park, PA      62.63%       48:26  
   14  Jodi Patterson, 19*, University Park, PA    62.63%       48:26  
   15  Dom Feola, 21, State College, PA            62.56%       42:55  
   16  Brad Scanlon, 20, State College, PA         62.08%       43:15  
   17  Elijah Kamermans, 35, State College, PA     61.81%       44:23  
   18  Jigas Gosalia, 26, State College, PA        61.21%       43:52  
   19  Raymond Amigo, 24, State College, PA        61.21%       43:52  
   20  Mike Casper, 62, State College, PA          61.18%       55:33  
   21  Jennifer Harris, 24*, State College, PA     60.71%       49:58  
   22  Eli Zakarian, 19, Danville, PA              60.40%       44:27  
   23  Alexander Nazarchuk, 24, State College, PA  58.86%       45:37  
   24  Travis Cohenour, 42, Orbisonia, PA          58.45%       49:20  
   25  Hayden Davidson, 20, State College, PA      56.87%       47:13  
   26  Gregory Luna, 55, Homestead, FL             56.62%       56:29  
   27  Frank Schoepfer, 20, State College, PA      53.42%       50:16  
   28  Meredith Bouvier, 33*, University Park, PA  52.94%       57:33  
   29  Natasha Tirko, 36*, State College, PA       52.78%       58:14  
   30  Victoria Maras, 22*, State College, PA      52.33%       57:58  
   31  Megan Ellery, 21*, State College, PA        51.93%       58:25  
   32  Jessica Robles, 22*, State College, PA      51.85%       58:30  
   33  Luke Levis, 45, Port Matilda, PA            50.27%       58:43  
* indicates females
24 finishers among Open Men
9 finishers among Open Women
24 male finishers
9 female finishers
33 total finishers
 
20K Race
                                                      WMA%     FINISH    
 PLACE         FINISHER                                         TIME
 -----         --------                               ----     ------
    1  Owen Wing, 22, State College, PA              77.14%   1:12:33  
    2  Matthew Balogh, 22, State College, PA         76.21%   1:13:26  
    3  David Kennedy, 21, State College, PA          75.92%   1:13:43  
    4  Jason Sammut, 24, State College, PA           71.74%   1:18:01  
    5  Patrick Singletary, 55, State College, PA     71.63%   1:32:21  
    6  Alex Gornick, 27, Bellefonte, PA              67.69%   1:22:41  
    7  Baylee Robey, 23*, State College, PA          67.39%   1:32:27  
    8  Carl Hill, 21, State College, PA              67.25%   1:23:13  
    9  Sherry Tirko, 47*, Warriors Mark, PA          66.10%   1:43:08  
   10  John Iceland, 50, Warriors Mark, PA           62.90%   1:40:41  
   11  John Girouard, 21, State College, PA          58.41%   1:35:49  
   12  Diane Swauger, 45*, Port Matilda, PA          52.80%   2:06:36  
   13  Jeffrey Oliver, 28, Baltimore,Md, Md          49.14%   1:53:53  
   14  Kendra Washburn, 32*, State College, PA       42.77%   2:26:01  
* indicates females
10 finishers among Open Men
4 finishers among Open Women
10 male finishers
4 female finishers
14 total finishers