Snowstorm Classic #8 - 10K
January 24, 2004

     Ben Hildebrand Scorches at Steve Snover Memorial
 
                 Carolyn Webber Doubles Her Career Titles

        Ben Hildebrand was the only warm thing in sight as the 22 year Kingswood-Oxford physics teacher from West Hartford, Connecticut, simply scorched the 10K Snowstorm Classic course in 34:32. Although the time was well off the recent Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio) gradís PR of 32:10, the temperature wasnít in single digits back then nor was the track partially covered with ice and snow. It was the fastest time this season and with the win Ben joins the Snowstorm Classic Hall of Fame. 
        Only two other runners were able to crack the forty minute barrier in the North Pole like conditions which enveloped Forest Park. Peter Fratini chased the leader for 37 minutes and 45 seconds to capture second while John Kelley took third and the masterís title in a respectable 38:41 expedition. Frank Rucki (40:46) edged Steve OíNeil (41:05) among the seniors with Bruce Rockwell (49:38) the first veteran.  
        The womenís race was close throughout between previous winners Carolyn Webber and Kelly Heroux. Carolyn maintained her early lead over a persistent Kelly as the two Harriers finished in 43:38 and 44:09 respectively. With her 5th win of the season Carolyn doubles her career total and vaults towards the upper echelon of the Hall of Fame leaders. Kelly Anne McKeown ran 45:55 for third while Betty Toms Matthews took senior honors in 50:35. 
        The race honored Steve Snover, a former GSHer who recently succumbed to cancer. Steve still holds six Snowstorm Classic age records, including four on todayís 10K course, one of which is the age 22 record of 32:42. Thus it was only fitting a 22 year old of Benís caliber should win the race. All entry fees are being donated to the Ian Snover (Steveís son) scholarship fund.  

Results
 1	34:32	Ben Hildebrand		22M	---
 2	37:45	Peter Fratini		38M	GSH
 3	38:41	John Kelley		41M	---
 4	40:46	Frank Rucki		54M	CMS
 5	40:55	Steve Lombardo		35M	GSH
 6	41:05	Steve O'Neil		52M	GSH
 7	41:20	Paul Bazanchuk		49M	---
 8	41:54	Richard Clark		49M	SMAC
 9	42:17	John Bigos		50M	GSH
10	42:41	Tim Brown		51M	GSH
11	42:59	Matt Shea		17M	---
12	43:38	Carolyn Webber		43F	GSH
13	43:42	Art Roberts		59M	GSH
14	44:09	Kelly Heroux		36F	GSH
15	44:31	Ed Sandifer		52M	GSH
16	44:39	Gary Crowley		42M	GSH
17	44:41	Tom DeLuca		48M	GSH
18	44:56	Bill Terry		40M	---
19	45:05	John Dent		50M	EORC
20	45:09	Israel Schepps		45M	---
21	45:22	Brian Goddu		54M	GSH
22	45:55	Kelly Anne McKeown	28F	GSH
23	46:09	Matt DuFresne		38M	GSH
24	46:30	Dave Martula		58M	SMAC
25	46:31	Mary Misiaszek		37F	GSH
26	46:35	Brent Coon		38M	GSH
27	46:56	Matt Law		29M	---
28	47:15	Don Ryan		37M	---
29	47:19	Jonathan Tetherly	59M	GSH
30	47:32	John Goda		34M	---
31	47:33	Kristin Ashe		35F	---
32	47:43	Joe Norkunas		33M	---
33	48:23	Bill Thibault		46M	EORC
34	48:33	Steve McLaughlin	42M	SCS
35	48:57	Kathy Lynch		41F	GSH
36	49:22	Don Grindle		48M	GSH
37	49:36	Mike Butler		31M	---
38	49:38	Bruce Rockwell		60M	GSH
39	49:44	Mark Dean		51M	SMAC
40	50:02	David Green		32M	---
41	50:35	Betty Toms Matthews	51F	GSH
42	50:36	Steve Penna		48M	EORC
43	50:38	Laura Fontaine		37F	---
44	50:44	Angela Langevin		16F	---
45	50:58	Dan Jalbert		39M	---
46	51:18	Mark Nadolny		38M	---
47	51:25	Jim Plaza		51M	SMAC
48	51:43	Steve Suchecki		35M	---
49	52:05	Neal Lamberton		55M	GSH
50	52:10	David Belisle		51M	---
51	52:14	Ron Carbone		56M	---
52	52:27	Jim Liebel		55M	---
53	52:28	Patty Brunault		43F	---
54	52:40	Tom O'Connor		39M	---
55	53:00	Jim Roessling		32M	---
56	53:22	Andrea DuFresne		36F	GSH
57	53:24	Mike LaPlante		43M	---
58	53:45	Mike Moriarty		42M	---
59	54:01	Kevin Shea		37M	---
60	54:46	Peter Stasz		56M	GSH
61	54:53	Don Grant		61M	SMAC
62	55:30	Hugh Moriarty		62M	GSH
63	55:44	Steve Axiotis		32M	---
64	55:56	Sue Grant		59F	SMAC
65	56:15	Ellen Bellicchi		53F	GSH
66	58:38	Erv Landry		64M	GSH
67	59:19	Cindy Bolger		43F	GSH
68	59:32	Renee Blanchard		26F	---
69    1:03:59	Kristine Valentini	33F	---
70    1:04:00	Lisa Lachapelle		37F	---
71    1:10:31	Paul Middleton		36M	---
72    1:12:00	Michelle Smith		49F	---
73    1:12:01	Vinny Smith		48M	---
74    1:21:29	Bruce Kurtz		67M	SMAC
75    1:22:40	Jan Komaiszko		48M	GSH