February 6, 2021
Rothrock State Forest, PA
by Mike Casper

Stiff breezes, ice on the lake, and mostly clear roads under foot greeted runners for the Colyer ‘Sno Big Deal 10K, the kickoff run of the 2021 Tussey Teasers Series. The unmaintained part of Bear Gap Road had narrow wheel tracks, which made for tricky footing in the calf-deep snow.

Mark Puleo finished 19 seconds ahead of Jason Sammut, and both slid under the standing course record set by Eric Marshall in 2016. David Kennedy was just 20 seconds back in third. Chloe Conner was the first woman finisher. Mikala Shremshock took second and Flor Parra was third.

A few runners completed their first-ever 10K today, including Staci Black.

The next run of the six-event Tussey Teasers series is the Laurel Run Switchbacker 10K, set for March 6, with start and finish at Tussey Mountain. For the series schedule and a link to the waiver, visit All six runs of the series are free and include timing and some random prizes.

Your donations of gently used running shoes will be accepted at each run for a program that supports entrepreneurs in communities and countries around the world.

Tussey Teasers Series Note: All runners who complete Teaser #1 through Teaser #5 will be eligible for a grand prize to be awarded at the end of Teaser #5, the Eager Seeger Half Marathon, on June 27. Those who also completed this run, Teaser #0, will earn a special bonus.

All series participants and spectators must wear masks and social distance.

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At the start: Runners line up for the start at the Lake Road parking lot of Colyer Lake.

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Fun on the lake: Runners ventured easily onto the frozen lake. Several people were ice fishing today. 

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Winners: Chloe Connor and Mark Puleo with booty from today’s win.


Place  First Name    Last Name        City            State  Sex  Age     Time
-----  ----------    ---------        ----            -----  ---  ---     ----
 1     Mark          Puleo            State College     PA    M   24      37:12
 2     Jason         Sammut           State College     PA    M   24      37:31
 3     David         Kennedy          State College     PA    M   21      37:51
 4     Ryan          Sullivan         State College     PA    M   20      40:40
 5     Nick          Bastian          State College     PA    M   24      41:03
 6     Jacob         Bayus            State College     PA    M   29      45:34
 7     Robbie        Tubbs            Clearfield        PA    M   28      47:08
 8     Chloe         Connor           State College     PA    F   21      47:49
 9     Mikala        Shremshock       Charles Town      WV    F   38      50:22
10     Dom           Feola            State College     PA    M   21      55:20
11     Stephen       Day              State College     PA    M   27      55:20
12     Flor          Parra            State College     PA    F   21      55:22
13     Sherri        Tirko            State College     PA    F   47      55:52
14     Keith         Henderson        State College     PA    M   56      56:13
15     Jim           Sellmer          Port Matilda      PA    M   59      56:21
16     Diane         Swauger          Port Matilda      PA    F   44      57:36
17     Marcus        Mcguire          PA Furnace        PA    M   30      58:36
18     Crystal       McNeal           Huntingdon        PA    F   38      58:49
19     Brent         McNeal           Huntingdon        PA    M   40      58:50
20     Joe           Lundberg         Centre Hall       PA    M   59      58:52
21     Natasha       Tirko            State College     PA    F   36    1:02:34
22     Ava           Leone            State College     PA    F   20    1:03:06
23     Joshua        Forrest          State College     PA    M   22    1:03:06
24     Devin         Adams            State College     PA    M   20    1:03:06
25     Raymond       Friend           State College     PA    M   23    1:03:06
26     Marvin        Hall             State College     PA    M   66    1:11:57
27 Jeanie Kim State College PA F 52 1:13:14
28 Tom Lechleitner State College PA M 54 1:13:16
29     Carolyn       Triozzi          State College     PA    F   44    1:13:18
30     Staci         Black            Alexandria        PA    F   46    1:18:20
31     Brian         Brown            Lewisburg         PA    M   46    1:18:58