Snowstorm Classic #10
Douglas Blanchard Memorial 10K
February 7, 2004

                        Dawn Roberts Reaches Top
                     While Tom Bousquet Joins Hall of Fame

        Warmer temperatures turned the frozen tundra of Forest Park into a slippery mix of slush, melting ice and snow, with a couple of water jumps thrown in for good measure. Despite the resultant slow times the race was no less competitive. Harriers Paul Fratini, Carlos Rivera and Tom Bousquet staged a classic 10K duel, taking turns slipsliding into the lead before Tom, a special ed teacher in Chicopee, splashed into the lead for good. The young upstart slid across the finish line in 37:15 to notch his first ever Snowstorm Classic title, becoming the fifth runner this season to join the growing list of Hall of Famers. Carlos regained form just in time to slip past Paul at the finish, 37:45 to 37:50. 
        John Kelley repeated as 1st master with a credible 39:54 performance, one tick of the clock ahead of senior winner Steve OíNeil. Steve, who has a knack of racing well on ice and snow, turned the tables on senior nemesis Frank Rucki who ran 41:28. Tom Conlin (53:23) claimed veteran honors over a cautious Charlie Towse (54:28) and Don Grant (55:36). 
        Itís been over a year since Dawn Roberts has won a Snowstorm Classic, but it only took her one try to rectify that situation. Art and Joanís speedy daughter romped through the puddles and ice skated across the finish line in 45:34 to claim her 30th career Snowstorm Classic title, thus tying Mary Ryczek for the #1 position in the Hall of Fame. GSH teammate Mary Misiaszek took another silver medal with a 49:19 effort while Betty Toms Matthews won both master and senior titles with a 3rd place 51:34 performance.
        The race was held in memory of Doug Blanchard, a long time member of the Greater Springfield Harriers, who died this past year.  Doug continues to hold 23 Snowstorm Classic age records including 11 on the 10K course.

Results
1	37:15	Tom Bousquet			22M	GSH
2	37:45	Carlos Rivera			29M	GSH
3	37:50	Paul Fratini			38M	GSH
4	39:08	Tom Michaud			22M     ---
5	39:54	John Kelley			41M     ---
6	39:55	Steve O'Neil			52M	GSH
7	40:33	Andrew Lutz			20M     ---
8	40:56	Brian Walsh			29M	GSH
9	41:28	Frank Rucki			54M	CMS
10	45:00	Art Roberts			59M	GSH
11	45:34	Dawn Roberts			32F	GSH
12	46:11	Jesse Regnier			16M	GSH
13	46:25	Bruce Leshine			43M     ---
14	46:28	Doug Guertin			40M	GSH
15	46:34	Brian Goddu			54M	GSH
16	46:41	Israel Schepps			45M	GSH
17	47:09	John Dent			50M	EORC
18	47:49	Tom DeLuca			48M	GSH
19	48:02	Tim Londo			38M	GSH
20	48:09	T. J. Martin			45M     ---
21	48:21	Willie O'Neill			46M	GSH
22	49:15	Dave Martula			58M	SMAC
23	49:19	Mary Misiaszek			37F	GSH
24	49:26	Bill Thibault			46M	EORC
25	49:32	Matt Law			30M     ---
26	49:39	John Pashko			52M	GSH
27	49:59	Ray Charow			42M     ---
28	50:10	Dan Glick			39M     ---
29	50:13	Kevin Shea			37M     ---
30	50:46	Tom Sebastyn			38M     ---
31	51:05	Mike Lynch			49M     ---
32	51:34	Betty Toms Matthews		52F	GSH
33	51:42	Laura Fontaine			38F     ---
34	52:05	Don Grindle			48M	GSH
35	53:23	Tom Conlin			63M     ---
36	54:16	Mike Butler			31M     ---
37	54:28	Charlie Towse			66M	GSH
38	54:41	Leigh Youngblood		39F     ---
39	55:36	Don Grant			61M	SMAC
40	56:23	Dave Mengel			40M     ---
41	56:50	Peter Stasz			56M	GSH
42	57:40	Ed Dwyer			38M	GSH
43    1:00:53	Sue Grant			59F	SMAC
44    1:01:15	Eric Tracy			30M     ---
45    1:06:11	Kris Valentini			33F     ---
46    1:30:04	Bruce Kurtz			67M	SMAC