| Welner & Ross Win Snowstorm 5K
Junior Tom Bousquet bolted to a sizable early lead
but Harrier Randy Welner steadily closed the gap, caught the fading teenager by midway of
the race, then built a comfortable lead to finish in 17:31 to Bousquets 17:46. Celio
Hernandez continued his come back from injuries with a solid third place finish in 18:02.
Harrier women again swept the first three spots as Kristine Ross (20:21) just edged
Heather Wenninger (20:22) followed by Kathy Colwell (20:49). Heathers time set a new
record for 15 year olds breaking the 21:01 standard set by GSHs Tessa Simmons over
ten years ago. CMSs Mary Ryczek ran 21:12 to break the record for 52 year old women
of 22:52 set by Sugarloafs Cindy Dalrymple in 1995. Not to be outdone, GSHs
own Doug Blanchard ran an impressive 23:16 to establish another standard, his eleventh
consecutive age record on the 5K course, covering ages 63 to 73 inclusive.