| Crowley and Haryasz are Y2K
Gary Crowley and Sue Haryasz proved to be Y2K compliant as they won the first Snowstorm
Classic race of the year 2000, thereby etching their names in a unique place in the
Crowley, who is second in the all time Snowstorm Classic win column, paced through the
first mile with Harrier teammate Celio Hernandez, CMSs Frank Rucki and sixteen year
old junior ace Erich Fiedler. When Celio upped the ante at the turn around the tree, Gary
covered the quickening pace and never looked back to garner a 17:29 victory. Mr.
Rucki fought for every second through the finish line and was rewarded with a 17:50
clocking, lowering his own course record for 50 year old men by another six seconds after
matching the 17:56 standard two weeks ago. Joe Fois (18:24) outkicked a weary Celio
(18:26) for third, while the youngster Mr. Fiedler faded to fifth in 18:32.
Sue Haryasz, who is co-owner of the all time course record on the 5K course, ran to a
convincing 19:39 victory in the womens race, and continues to make steady progress
from a nagging injury. Mary Ryczek took second in 21:16, dropping her own course record
for 53 year old women by seventeen seconds, while Kathy Colwell was third in 21:43.
And although he wasnt dressed up like New Year 2000, Kevin Rogers easily could have
as he became the youngest runner to ever finish a Snowstorm Classic race. The five year
old youngster covered the five thousand meters in an official 42:41.