Snowstorm Classic #7 - 10K
January 18, 2003

                   How Cold Was It? Rich Clark Won!

         Rich Clark claims he saw penguins waddling across Porter Lake during the race, and no one is going to refute him as the long time Sugarloaf Mountain Running Club member captured his first ever Snowstorm Classic victory in a frozen-in-time 41:27. Bone chilling single digit temperatures caused beards and mustaches to become icicle laden, while the slippery road conditions caused several strained muscles and DNFs. 
         But at the finish line, without apology or excuse, it was "Polar Bear" Clark with a commanding lead. Harrier John Bigos coldly claimed second in 43:01 while Chris Conz took third in a frigid 43:49. 
        Among the women, master Harrier Cheryl Place earned her second win of the season with an ice solid 45:23 clocking, good for eighth place overall, followed by Colleen Cummings in a shivering 48:45 and Kim Freedman in frosty 51:35. 
        A pair of fifteen year olds led the juniors: Jesse Regnier of Fast Feet Track Club fame in a chilly 46:18, and Mary Wilson, who ice-skated her way over the ten thousand meters in 54:03. 
        Was generational toughness on display? Of the 56 official starters, only two were between the ages of 19 and 34. It was veteran runners in their 40s, 50s and 60s, joined by a handful of brave, young high school students, who challenged the Arctic conditions at Forest Park today and inscribed their names in the Harrier record books on what was a memorial Snowstorm Classic race.  

Results
1	41:27	Rich Clark			48M	SMAC
2	43:01	John Bigos			49M	GSH
3	43:49	Chris Conz			26M     ---
4	44:20	Nehemiah Maxwell		39M     ---
5	44:34	Ramon Alicea			51M	GSH
6	44:43	Israel Schepps			44M     ---
7	45:10	Tom Whelan			44M	GSH
8	45:23	Cheryl Place			45F	GSH
9	45:42	Brian Goddu			53M	GSH
10	46:09	Tom DeLuca	    		47M	GSH
11	46:16	Jesse Regnier			15M	FFTC
12	46:18	Neal Lamberton			54M	GSH
13	46:58	Charlie Towse			65M	GSH
14	48:19	William O'Neill			45M	GSH
15	48:19	Tim Londo			37M	GSH
16	48:28	Chuck Adams			46M	GSH
17	48:33	Jim Snyder			50M     ---
18	48:45	Colleen Cummings		36F     ---
19	48:48	Bruce Rockwell			59M	GSH
20	49:30	Bill Thibault			45M	EORC
21	49:38	Tom Regnier			42M	GSH
22	49:59	Dave Aronson			47M	SMAC
23	50:20	Mark Dean			50M	SMAC
24	50:37	Dave Martula			57M	SMAC
25	51:06	Pat O'Brien			16M     ---
26	51:18	Steve Sheffield			52M	GSH
27	51:22	Don Grindle			47M	GSH
28	51:35	Kim Freedman			42F	GSH
29	51:46	Don Grant			60M	SMAC
30	52:43	John Pashko			51M	GSH
31	53:22	Bryon Dailey			48M	GSH
32	53:33	Tom Zukowski			36M	GSH
33	53:49	Jim Liebel			54M     ---
34	53:51	Dave Mengel			39M     ---
35	54:03	Mary Wilson			15F     ---
36	54:06	David Benoit			44M     ---
37	55:06	Betty Matthews			50F	GSH
38	55:13	Brian Callaghan			35M     ---
39	55:27	Ellen Bellicchi			52F	GSH
40	55:38	Patrick Kennedy			62M	GSH
41	55:46	Steve Richardson		42M     ---
42	56:15	Doug Bielefeld			43M	GSH
43	57:50	Mike Connor			52M     ---
44	58:27	Amy Bottke			34F     ---
45	58:28	Dick Green			68M	GSH
46	59:48	Cathy Coutu			47F	GSH
47    1:00:30	Dave Proulx			18M     ---
48    1:00:44	Katy Reynolds			49F     ---
49    1:01:13	Tony Lucia			65M	EORC
50    1:02:38	Fred Hall			40M     ---
51    1:22:35	Jan Komaiszko			47M	GSH
52    1:22:37	Bruce Kurtz			66M	SMAC