| How Cold Was It?
It may not have been
the Shackleton expedition, but with the temperature hovering around zero degrees, made all
the more colder by a brisk, swirling wind, the snow and ice covered course looked more
like Antarctica then Forest Park. Only the real runners showed up for this edition of the
Real runner Jeff Totten not only survived the ordeal but clocked a respectable 38:04 to
capture his first Snowstorm Classic crown. The newly minted Harrier had placed third,
second, and third at the first three races this season and apparently skipped the past few
races for some super secret training. Steady Steve ONeil grabbed second place in
39:36, winning the masters division in the process.
Olympic trials marathon qualifier Lori Stich placed third overall in 42:35 to easily win
the womens race. The Stanwood, Michigan, resident was visiting Erin McCormack in
Boston and the two former Ripon College (Wisconsin) cross country teammates decided to
sample a Snowstorm Classic. Harriers Dawn Roberts (50:47) and Sharon Mikaelian (52:32)
took the frost bitten silver and bronze medals.