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23rd Annual GSH Summer Sizzler Series - 5K XC

Springfield, MA, June 5, 2002

Results courtesy of the Greater Springfield Harriers

                          Lombardi Outduels Nelson
                 Julia Conway Breaks Old Age Record

           The Summer Sizzler season has begun to heat up along with the weather. Under muggy conditions Harrier Ron Lombardi bolted into the lead at the gun with Enfield’s Brian Nelson in hot pursuit. Nelson had recently cashed in at the Enfield 5K Road Race with a convincing sub 17 minute first place, and he dogged Lombardi up and down the Forest Park hills, looking to repeat. But Ron never let up, gradually extended his lead, and registered an impressive wire to wire 17:52 victory for his second Summer Sizzler crown of the season. Brian followed with a solid 18:18 split followed by newly minted Harrier Alan Bohdiewicz in 20:00. Long time SMACer Rich Clark took masters honors in 20:52 while GSHer Seth Roberts won the senior crown in a respectable 21:23. 
           West Springfield’s Julia Conway made her first tour of the Harrier cross country course a memorial one. The 14 year old Deerfield Academy student raced over the challenging Forest Park terrain in 21:25 to win her first Summer Sizzler title. In the process she established a new record for 14 year old girls, clipping 8 seconds off the old record set by Harrier Sue Counos way back in 1982, twenty years ago. Or over five years before Julia was born! Elizabeth Duquette chased Julia for 2nd in 22:47 while Summer Sizzler race director Sharon Mikaelian was 3rd in 25:05.

 1	  17:52   Ron Lombardi		38M	GSH	
 2	  18:18   Brian Nelson		22M	---	
 3	  20:00   Alan Bohdiewicz 		17M	GSH
 4	  20:44	 Paul Dreyer		17M	---
 5	  20:52   Rich Clark		48M	SMAC	
 6	  21:20   Keith Benoit  		19M	USA
 7	  21:23   Seth Roberts		50M	GSH	
 8	  21:25   Julia Conway		14F	---
 9 	  21:53   Stan Kolpa		50M	GSH	
10	  21:54   Mike Montemagni		48M	GSH	
11	  22:17   Michael Lee		30M	---	
12	  22:47   Elizabeth Duquette	47F  	GSH	
13	  23:10   Tavis Whalen		36M	---	
14	  23:34   Daryl Delisle		45M	---
15	  23:49   Doug Cummings		40M	---
16         24:09   Tom Dwyer		44M	GSH
17	  24:30   Ed Dwyer			36M	GSH
18	  24:41	 Christopher Park		30M	GSH
19	  25:00   Don Grant		60M	SMAC
20	  25:06   Sharon Mikaelian		36F	GSH
21	  26:31   Alan Cabot		47M	GSH
22	  26:36	 Laura Hurley		21F	---
23	  27:48   Katherine Nelson		20F     ---
24	  27:50   Don Grindle          	47M      GSH
25         28:40   Ray Wenninger		53M	SMAC
26         28:47   Sean Forsyth		33M	---
27         29:00   Jim Waltein		40M	---
28         34:14   Leanne Conway		 8F	---