September 4, 2021
Boalsburg, PA
by Marty Mazur

The Nittany Valley Running Club and the Penn State Cross-Country Club teamed up to put on 5K and 5 Mile races in Boalsburg for Labor Day weekend. Both Clubs have been hit financially by the pandemic due to the cancelation or curtailment of many of their fundraising activities for the last two years. And the dearth of races on the local calendar in that same time has left runners ready to get out and run a live race.

The summer heat and humidity broke with the passing of hurricane Ida earlier in the week. So it was a beautiful day for a race. Blue skies, mild temperatures, and low humidity greeted about 100 runners as they lined up at the Pennsylvania Military Museum grounds. Race director Hayden Davidson laid out two challenging courses in the residential neighborhood behind the museum. The 5K and 5 Mile runners started together and ran the same course for most of the 5K race. Then the 5 Milers broke off to run their added two miles with one more tough hill in the mix.

There was no chance of runners getting lost amid the twists and turns through the neighborhoods. Hayden had recruited a lot of help from the XC Club to man the corners with course marshals. And those XC Clubers who weren’t helping out with the race ran it, turning in some of the top times among finishers. The NVRC was also well-represented at the race, with Marty Klanchar and Marty Mazur helping with race day set-up and timing, and a good showing from NVRC membership on the course as well.

Anthony Petrillo (15:32), John Mihalek (15:47), and Stephen Nalep (16:30) were the top male finishers in the 5K. Jodi Paterson (19:12), Sara Gotwalt (19:35), and Chloe Connor (19:38) were the top three females. In the 5 Miler, Jigar Gosalia covered the course in 24:38. Next came Jason Sammut in 25:52, and then Georg Nix in 26:40. The top 3 females were Tara Grove in 35:16, Sara Pritschet in 37:31, and Callie Krispin in 39:14.

The NVRC looks forward to the possibility of working again with the PSU XC Club. Both Clubs would like to thank the race sponsors: The Pennsylvania Military Museum, Rapid Transit Sports, Tom Cali of Cali, Wagner, Millward Re/Max Centre Realty, Balfurd's Cleaners, East Coast Health and Fitness, Appalachian Outdoors, and Jersey Mikes.

 

                                        A nice, mild day greeted races as they registered for the Labor Day Weekend races.

PSU XC-Club runners warm up before the race.

Tom Cali came in all the way from Cleveland to run the race!

NVRC women turned in top times in the races, including Jaimie Wright (4th 5K), Cheryl Capone (6th 5K), and Tara Grove (1st 5 Mile)

Race Director Hayden Davidson deals with pre-race chaos.

Top 3 male finishers in the 5K: Stephen Nalepa (3rd), Anthony Petrillo (1st), John Mihalek (2nd)

PSU XC-Clubbers have a kumbaya moment after the race.

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Overall Order of Finish - 5K


Place  First     Last               Gender   Age          City          State     Time
-----  -----     ----               ------   ---          ----          -----     ----
  1    Anthony       Petrillo        Male    17      East Setauket       NY     15:32.9
  2    John          Mihalek         Male    26      State College       PA     15:47.1
  3    Stephen       Nalepa          Male    20     University Park      PA     16:30.3
  4    Brendan       Morgan          Male    21      State College       PA     17:21.5
  5    Gabriel       Renninger       Male    19      West Deptford       NJ     17:27.5
  6    Matthew       Visomirski      Male    18       Jenkintown         PA     17:30.4
  7    Michael       Fisher          Male    18     University Park      PA     17:37.3
  8    Andrew        Moore           Male    18        Hopkinton         MA     18:41.4
  9    Joseph        Chavez          Male    20       Pittsburgh         PA     18:57.9
 10    Jodi          Patterson      Female   19     University Park      PA     19:12.9
 11    Ryan          Smizaski        Male    20        Bethlehem         PA     19:16.5
 12    Sara          Gotwalt        Female   19       Alpharetta         GA     19:35.6
 13    Chloe         Connor         Female   21         Yardley          PA     19:38.4
 14    Jaimie        Wright         Female   42      State College       PA     19:47.0
 15    Ella          Snyder         Female   18   Cranberry Township     PA     20:07.4
 16    Jimmy         Davies          Male    20       Sandy Hook         CT     20:29.1
 17    Cheryl        Capone         Female   50      State College       PA     20:37.7
 18    Ryan          Firestone       Male    21     University Park      PA     20:39.8
 19    Kevin         Clair           Male    38      State College       PA     20:51.3
 20    Dom           Feola           Male    21      State College       PA     20:54.2
 21    Frank         Schoepfer       Male    21      State College       PA     20:55.2
 22    Quincey       Reese          Female   21      State College       PA     21:01.0
 23    John          Dooris          Male    39         Vienna           VA     21:20.8
 24    Sydney        McWilliams     Female   19      State College       PA     21:22.0
 25    Anna          Janaszek       Female   18       Pittsburgh         PA     21:22.6
 26    Scott         Anthony         Male    42      State College       PA     21:31.7
 27    Patrick       Sentner         Male    53      State College       PA     21:38.9
 28    Rocco         Menna           Male    26       Huntingdon         PA     21:52.1
 29    Nicolas       Mangine         Male    21       Downington         PA     22:33.4
 30    Benjamin      Alexander       Male    13      State College       PA     22:51.8
 31    Rich          Harter          Male    65      Pleasant Gap        PA     22:52.3
 32    Taylor        Rigatti        Female   27       Huntingdon         PA     22:53.0
 33    Jeffrey       Stouch          Male    62        Mount Joy         PA     23:12.3
 34    Andy          Gilbert         Male    37         Austin           TX     23:15.6
 35    James         Manzick         Male    70       Pottsville         PA     23:18.7
 36    Tess          Wright         Female   22          Baden           PA     23:44.2
 37    Julia         Cusatis        Female   20      Spring Mills        PA     24:06.0
 38    Keith         Henderson       Male    57      State College       PA     24:07.2
 39    Blair         Strobel        Female   22     University Park      PA     24:13.4
 40    Sarah         Clements       Female   35      State College       PA     24:16.1
 41    Lexi          Gumble         Female   21     University Park      PA     24:37.5
 42    Priscilla     Lorenzo        Female   19      State College       PA     24:41.2
 43    Taylor        Blose           Male    31      State College       PA     24:44.7
 44    Grace         Tomlinson      Female   21        Wynnewood         PA     25:28.3
 45    Amber         Blose          Female   30      State College       PA     25:31.0
 46    Grace         Hassing        Female   19      State College       PA     25:43.1
 47    Jess          Robles         Female   22       Pittsburgh         PA     25:44.7
 48    Ava           Leone          Female   21      State College       PA     26:18.5
 49    Pamela        VanHaitsma     Female   42      State College       PA     26:49.5
 50    Bob           Ferguson        Male    60      State College       PA     27:03.9
 51    Boris         Sbarufatti      Male    44      State College       PA     27:10.9
 52    Cynthia       Alexander      Female   47      State College       PA     28:09.4
 53    Sierra        Yost           Female   23      State College       PA     28:35.1
 54    Amanda        Lipski         Female   16      Port Matilda        PA     28:50.5
 55    Wendy         Davidson       Female   55      State College       PA     28:56.6
 56    Diane         Lipski         Female   45      Port Matilda        PA     30:19.1
 57    Daniel        Shevock         Male    46      State College       PA     30:33.3
 58    Victoria      Herman         Female   31         Sunbury          PA     30:36.0
 59    David         Lloyd           Male    51      State College       PA     30:36.8
 60    Megan         Hartmann       Female   20      State College       PA     31:04.3
 61    Robert        Hysert          Male    74      State College       PA     32:44.7
 62    David         Nelson          Male    73        Boalsburg         PA     34:28.4
 63    Jen           Scala          Female   33      State College       PA     38:18.2
 64    Debra         Vanek          Female   64        Mount Joy         PA     40:52.3
 
 
Overall Order of Finish - 5 Mile
 
 
Place  First     Last               Gender   Age          City          State     Time
-----  -----     ----               ------   ---          ----          -----     ----
   1   Jigar     Gosalia             Male    26      State College       PA     24:38.2
   2   Jason     Sammut              Male    25      State College       PA     25:52.3
   3   George    Nix                 Male    19         Gibsonia         PA     26:40.4
   4   Hugo      Garro               Male    18          Acton           MA     27:28.5
   5   Cam       Mallett             Male    24      State College       PA     28:44.3
   6   Bob       Shafer              Male    40        Bellefonte        PA     29:44.3
   7   Brad      Scanlon             Male    20        Wyomissing        PA     30:15.5
   8   Michael   Renz                Male    45      State College       PA     30:46.6
   9   Juraj     Maski               Male    39      State College       PA     31:41.3
  10   Jacob     Clements            Male    41      State College       PA     32:52.1
  11   Brian     Thiede              Male    34        Boalsburg         PA     32:56.5
  12   Ken       Knappenberger       Male    45      State College       PA     32:57.6
  13   Tom       Cali                Male    66         Pasadena         CA     33:01.7
  14   William   Jeffries            Male    28      State College       PA     33:47.7
  15   Alan      Effrig              Male    42      State College       PA     33:52.0
  16   Matthew   Nelson              Male    43        Green Lane        PA     34:10.9
  17   Tara      Grove              Female   45       Spring Mills       PA     35:16.1
  18   John      Iceland             Male    50      State College       PA     35:16.9
  19   Stanley   Allison             Male    20          Olanta          PA     36:06.9
  20   Sara      Pritschet          Female   33      State College       PA     37:31.4
  21   Dean      Capone              Male    57      State College       PA     37:39.7
  22   Sandeep   Krishakumar         Male    26      State College       PA     37:58.2
  23   Callie    Krispin            Female   29   Pennsylvania Furnace   PA     39:14.7
  24   Elizabeth Thiede             Female   34        Boalsburg         PA     40:50.8
  25   Sharon    Lupo               Female   46   Pennsylvania Furnace   PA     41:00.6
  26   Richard   Ciervo              Male    73      State College       PA     41:17.6
  27   Robert    Crowe               Male    73   Pennsylvania Furnace   PA     42:41.2
  28   Luke      Levis               Male    46       Port Matilda       PA     42:56.6
  29   Demi      Wright              Male    77        Milwaukee         WI   1:02:05.0