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23rd Annual GSH Summer Sizzler Series - 5K XC

Springfield, MA, August 14, 2002


Results courtesy of the Greater Springfield Harriers.

On a day when health officials were issuing exercise advisories/warnings and the local news media (East Longmeadow Reminder) thought the race unusual enough to send a photographer, the Harriers matter-of-factly proceeded with the Summer Sizzler 5K. After all, we donít call then Sizzlers for nothing!

Harrier Charlie Towse, taking his cue from the record setting heat (the official high temperature for the day at Bradley Field was 99 degrees, and at Westover Field 97 degrees, all time records for August 14th.) matter-of-factly proceeded to break the record for 64 year old men. Charlie sweated over the Forest Park 5K cross country course for 23 minutes and 39 seconds, over a minute faster then the 24 minutes and 44 second record set by Harrier Bud Aronson fourteen years ago.

Brian Nelson and Scott Sutter paced the hot field in 18:37, with Brian getting the nod when Scott eased at the wire. Sixteen year old GSHer David Eastabrook took third in 20:12 while CMSer Steve OíNeil took both master and senior honors in 21:07.

Twelve year old Jordan Roby of the New Britain Dog Pound (Connecticut) club captured the womenís title in 23:57 for her first ever Summer Sizzler win. Vickie Cavanaugh took second in 26:05 while Katherine Nelson was third in 27:24.

Only two races remain in this yearís series; next week will be the final 8K road race, while the following Wednesday the 5K cross country race concludes the 2002 Summer Sizzler season.

  1  18:37  Brian        Nelson        22M  ---
 2  18:37  Scott        Sutter        24M  ---
 3  20:12  David        Estabrook     16M  GSH
 4  20:30  Joe          Fois          27M  GSH
 5  21:07  Steve        O'Neil        51M  CMS
 6  21:21  Edian        Melendez      39M  ---
 7  21:35  Roy          Mitchell      12M  NBDP
 8  21:58  Seth         Roberts       50M  GSH
 9  22:03  Martin       Lachapelle    39M  ---
10  22:48  Tim          Londo         36M  GSH
11  22:56  Dan          Stevenson     18M  ---
12  23:34  Kevin        Magee         23M  ---
13  23:39  Charlie      Towse         64M  GSH
14  23:51  Daniel       Dupre         34M  ---
15  23:57  Jordan       Roby          12F  NBDP
16  24:43  Mike         Gula          17M  GSH
17  25:07  Brian        Goddu         52M  GSH
18  25:17  Christopher  Park          30M  ---
19  25:47  Don          Grindle       47M  GSH
20  26:01  Don          Grant         60M  SMAC
21  26:05  Vickie       Cavanaugh     17F  ---
22  26:05  Bill         Collins       49M  ---
23  26:13  Kevin        Young         50M  GSH
24  26:18  Al           Cabot         49M  GSH
25  26:41  Jim          Waltein       41M  ---
26  26:52  Ed           Dwyer         36M  GSH
27  27:24  Katherine    Nelson        20F  ---
28  27:33  Michael      Kalmbach      41M  ---
29  27:41  Dan          Hayden        18M  ---
30  28:16  John         Rauseo        27M  ---
31  28:18  Ed           Crimmins      41M  ---
32  28:51  Sam          Crimmins      15M  ---
33  29:21  John         Derosia       27M  ---
34  29:24  Peggy        Conley        44F  PVWRC
35  30:54  Chris        Reavey        51M  ---
36  32:28  Lindsay      Coughlin      14F  ---
37  32:28  Taylor       Carr          14F  ---
38  33:06  Sue          Illingsworth  47F  ---

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