CMRA Forty Furlongs Results

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Lee Bengston, the Forty Furlongs race director, gives out awards.


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Forty Furlongs

Conditions were near ideal, the weather crisp and sunny, and the Platte River Trail mostly dry. Sixty-four runners and walkers competed, a respectable turnout for a winter morning. There were several heated contests in the age groups.

The open group under age 35 was pretty well dominated by these youngsters who love to run our races. The male winner, Hector Martinez, age 20, with a 27:42 time was also the overall male winner. Genevieve Rubio, age 18, did the same for the ladies with a time of 38:58.

It should be noted, however that two other, considerably more mature women broke 40 minutes: Deb Acree, 39:42, and Nancy Denniston, 39:57. Other notable achievements among the women were Vici De Haan, 51:16, and Kim Massey, 42:11. Congratulations! All the women earned those valentine roses we handed out.

Among the men all the age groups except one were well represented and contested. Frank Hathorn, his first year in the 70 plus group, won with a great time of 49:35. In the 65-69 group Rich Romeo, apparently fully recovered from his injury, smoked a 36:14 time. Pat Drayton won the 55-59 age group with a 37:24 time. Bruce Kirschner ran an outstanding race and won the 50-54 age group with a 33:31 clocking. Seven people in that group beat 40 minutes. Jim Perry did his usual best, winning the 40-44 group with a time of 32 minutes flat. Interestingly only one person in the 60-64 age group showed up, Jim Romero. Whatís going on here; is he really now in a class by himself? Jimís time was 37:53.

And we had three walkers, I mean real race walkers. Rosalia Murch, the perpetual motion machine, did the course in 62 minutes and was only a shout behind her male counterparts, Neil Horton and Ray Adams at 59:29 and 59:31 respectively.

Some trivia; Scott McFarlane, our fearless Web master has fixated recently on the obscure English measure called the rod. My only recollection of its use goes back to my early days in Minnesota canoeing in the boundary water wilderness. All the portages were measured and marked on the maps in rods. I think that was because you really didnít want to know how long the portages were in regular measurements when carrying a canoe and two 40-pound packs. Anyway thanks to Scott we now can tell you that there are 40 rods in a furlong, so the race was 1600 rods long. Quick, exercise your brains and convert a rod to feet.

Thanks to our volunteers: Connie Ahrnsbrak, Joe Sanchez, Jerry Murch, Rob Fisher, Joe Baird, Chris Vanoni, Deb Acree, Dennis Valenchenko, and Carol Bengston. Runners Roost came through with gift certificates and Great Harvest donated a pile of bread and rolls. Thanks also to Scott Chamberlin who brought enough bagels for everyone.


February 14, 2004 Race Results

FORTY FURLONGS
February 14, 2004 Race Results
Place Name Age Time
1. Hector Martinez 20 27:22
2. Isaiah Rubio 16 28:22
3. Jason DeHerrera 18 30:06
4. Miguel Cazares 17 30:27
5. Omar Torres 16 30:30
6. Mauro Martinez 14 30:45
7. Jesus Martinez 18 30:47
8. Louis Martinez 17 31:18
9. Mike Bennett 47 31:20
10. Jeff Young 47 31:49
11. Gary Black 17 31:59
12. Jim Perry 42 32:00
13. Scott Chamberlin 48 32:31
14. Bruce Kirschner 50 33:31
15. David Kelble 46 33:58
16. Ray Blum 47 34:28
17. William Eckley 54 34:54
18. Jesse Tijerina 52 35:18
19. Ken Skelly 50 35:46
20. Rich Romero 67 36:14
21. Jay Trujillo 45 36:31
22. Kevin McNamara 44 36:51
23. Jim Bosik 53 36:55
24. Mark Ramsey 41 37:17
25. Pat Drayton 55 37:24
26. Ken Lotze 53 37:28
27. Jim Romero 63 37:53
28. Ken Randall 65 38:00
29. Scott McFarlane 52 38:01
30. Genevieve Rubio 18 38:58
31. Jack Barry 65 39:07
32. Jeff Rasor 27 39:08
33. Deb Acree 52 39:42
34. Steve Walker 44 39:43
35. Nancy Denniston 53 39:57
36. Bruce Rasor 55 42:08
37. Kim Massey 45 42:11
38. Mitch Chesbro 45 42:22
39. Jim Peterson 65 43:04
40. Ray Grundmeyer 66 44:58
41. Bob Volzer 56 45:28
42. Michelle Slingsby 34 45:48
43. Janet Ralston 42 46:05
44. Carol Johnson 45 46:45
45. Mike Vanoni 55 47:33
46. Rick Voorhees 51 48:52
47. Terry Lauhon 57 49:28
48. Frank Hathorn 70 49:35
49. Ken Green 75 49:37
50, Earl Beam 53 49:38
51. Vici DeHaan 68 51:16
52. Carl Schiele 66 52:04
53. Dave Black 52 52:26
54. Tom Alison 66 52:56
55. Fern Oliner 62 53:04
56. Ken Nakauchi 67 64:55
57. Dave Banko 52 56:32
58. Dennis Valenchenko 57 58:10
59. Neil Horton (racewalker) 62 59:29
60. Ray Adams (racewalker) 67 59:31
61. Kim Shenfeld 45 60:50
62. Rosalia Murch (racewalker) 63 62:00
63. Howard Palmer 75 63:15
64. Leslie Woods 57 72:40

AGE GROUP AWARDS
Overall Men Overall Women
Hector Martinez 27:22 Genevieve Rubio 38:58
70 and Over
1. Frank Hathorn 49:35    
2. Ken Green 49:37    
3. Howard Palmer 63:15    
65 - 69
1. Rich Romero 36:14 Vici DeHaan 51:16
2. Ken Randall 38:00    
3. Jack Barry 39:07    
4. Jim Peterson 43:04    
5. Ray Grundmeyer 44:58    
6. Carl Schiele 52:04    
7. Tom Alison 52:56    
8. Ken Nakauchi 64:55    
60 - 64
1. Jim Romero 37:53 Fern Oliner 53:04
55 - 59
1. Pat Drayton 37:24 Leslie Woods 72:40
2. Bruce Rasor 42:08    
3. Bob Volzer 45:28    
4. Mike Vanoni 47:33    
5. Terry Lauhon 49:28    
6. Dennis Valenchenko 58:10    
50 - 54
1. Bruce Kirschner 33:31 Deb Acree 39:42
2. William Eckley 34:54 Nancy Denniston 39:57
3. Jesse Tijerina 35:18    
4. Ken Skelly 35:46    
5. Jim Bosik 36:55    
6. Ken Lotze 37:28    
7. Scott McFarlane 38:01    
8. Rick Voorhees 48:52    
9. Earl Beam 49:38    
10. Dave Black 52:26    
11. Dave Banko 56:32    
45 - 49
1. Mike Bennett 31:20 Kim Massey 42:11
2. Jeff Young 31:49 Carol Johnson 46:45
3. Scott Chamberlin 32:31 Kim Shenfeld 60:50
4. David Kelble 33:58    
5. Ray Blum 34:28    
6. Jay Trujillo 36:31    
7. Mitch Chesbro 42:22    
40 - 44
1. Jim Perry 32:00 Janet Ralston 46:05
2. Kevin McNamara 36:51    
3. Mark Ramsey 37:17    
4. Steve Walker 39:43    
35 - 39
34 and Under
1. Hector Martinez 27:22 Genevieve Rubio 38:58
2. Isaiah Rubio 28:22 Michelle Slingsby 45:48
3. Jason DeHerrera 30:06    
4. Miguel Cazares 30:27    
5. Omar Torres 30:30    
6. Mauro Martinez 30:45    
7. Jesus Martinez 30:47    
8. Louis Martinez 31:18    
9. Gary Black 31:20    
10. Jeff Rasor 39:08    
Racewalkers
1. Neil Horton 59:29 Rosalia Murch 62:00
2. Ray Adams 59:31