Snowstorm Classic #5 - 10K
January 1, 2005

 Paul Fratini and Natalie Shea Celebrate New Year

                 Charlie Towse Adds To His Collection

            A sizeable crowd began 2005 on the right foot, with a New Years Day jaunt around Forest Park.   Unseasonably mild temperatures, sunny skies and dry roads greeted the revelers.
            Paul Fratini didnít waste any time establishing a comfortable lead as he soloed over the 10K course in a fast 35:15 for his eighth Snowstorm Classic title.  Twin brother Peter outran the rest of the field for 2nd in 37:22.  The two Harriers, soon to be masters, are looking forward to competing in the new age division in March and certainly will boost the GSH masterís team.
            Brian Nelson stayed close to Peter throughout the race to gain 3rd in 38:06.  The next four runners were all seniors, demonstrating the depth of the Harrier over 50 team.  The elusive Celio Hernandez led the contingent in 39:20 to capture both the master and senior awards.  Following in quick succession were Steve OíNeil (40:06), Rich Clark (40:10), Tim Brown (40:36), and just for good measure, fellow senior Harrier Seth Roberts (40:52).  Art Roberts (45:03) again won the veteranís (over 60) title edging Harrier teammate Charlie Towse (45:27).  Charlieís time was more then sufficient to topple the age record for 67 year old men, the 46:03 standard set by Doug Blanchard twelve years ago. 
            Speaking of elusive, it has been a couple of years since Natalie Shea has visited the Snowstorm Classics but she made the most of her rare guest appearance with a solid 42:30 clocking for her first Snowstorm Classic win, adding her name to the Hall of Fame.  Harrier teammate Rogina Modesto took master honors with a 2nd place 43:48 while Laura Chipkin toured the course in 46:37 for 3rd.  Meghan Lynch was the first junior girl in 47:04 while Marjorie Kos of the New York Flyers was the first senior women in 52:38, edging Ellen Bellicchi (52:55).
            Meanwhile that venerable SMACer, Mr. Bruce Kurtz, steadily traversed the full ten thousand meters in 1:23:43 to register his 96th consecutive Snowstorm Classic finish, drawing another race closer to the century mark. 

            Happy New Year 2005 to one and all.         

Results
1	35:15	Paul Fratini		39M	GSH
2	37:22	Peter Fratini		39M	GSH
3	38:06	Brian Nelson		24M	---
4	39:20	Celio Hernandez		51M	GSH
5	40:06	Steve O'Neil		53M	GSH
6	40:36	Tim Brown		53M	GSH
8	40:46	Bill Rowe		43M	GSH
9	40:52	Seth Roberts		53M	GSH
10	41:12	Eric Brown		25M	GSH
11	41:48	Doug Guertin		41M	GSH
12	41:59	Steve Forrest		40M	---
13	42:14	Eric Smith		45M	---
14	42:30	Natalie Shea		39F	GSH
15	43:30	Bill Martin		50M	GSH
16	43:35	Wayne Stocker		50M	GSH
17	43:40	George Maston		49M	---
18	43:48	Rogina Modestow		43F	GSH
19	44:01	Bruce Leshine		44M	---
20	44:35	Jim Snyder		52M	---
21	44:55	Noiel Fontaine		40M	---
22	44:58	Jim Halton		57M	GSH
23	45:03	Art Roberts		60M	GSH
24	45:17	Joe DeLuca		17M	GSH
25	45:27	Charlie Towse		67M	GSH
26	45:29	Mike Lynch		50M	---
27	45:42	Derek Shea		38M	---
28	46:19	John Vaughan		17M	---
29	46:37	Laura Chipkin		24F	WRC
30	46:53	John Dent		50M	EORC
31	47:01	Tom DeLuca		49M	GSH
32	47:04	Meghan Lynch		18F	GSH
33	47:09	Matt Dufresne		38M	GSH
34	47:12	Charlie Contant		51M	GSH
35	47:44	Mark Chatel		35M	EORC
36	47:57	Sara Pragluski		25F	GSH
37	48:55	Jay Kolodzinsky		25M	EORC
38	48:55	Tim Londo		39M	GSH
39	49:09	Colleen Cummings	38F	GSH
40	49:37	Elaine Skawski		38F	---
41	49:45	Tom Conlin		64M	---
42	49:53	Barbara Bosworth	42F	---
43	49:53	Mike Butler		32M	EORC
44	49:54	Ed Dwyer		38M	GSH
45	50:07	Melany Westwell		35F	HTC
46	50:09	Mary Misiaszek		38F	GSH
47	50:24	Sharon Mikaelian	39F	GSH
48	50:35	Mike Murphy		48M	GSH
49	50:43	Gerry Kane		52M	---
50	50:51	Todd Hayden		41M	---
51	51:06	Kathy Lynch		42F	GSH
52	51:20	Bruce Rockwell		61M	GSH
53	51:21	Andrea Dufresne		35F	GSH
54	51:21	Mark Manganaro		41M	GSH
55	51:25	Tim Metoxen		58M	---
56	51:29	James Wolohan		30M	---
57	51:56	Don Grindle		49M	GSH
58	52:12	Lewis White		53M	---
59	52:16	Maura Devlin		39F	---
60	52:16	Mark Devlin		41M	---
61	52:38	Marjorie Kos		59F	NYF
62	52:40	David Livingstone	52	GSH
63	52:41	Ron McMahon		53M	---
64	52:44	David Greene		33M	---
65	52:55	Ellen Bellicchi		54F	GSH
66	53:06	Nan Hayden		39F	---
67	53:13	Courtney Langieri	30F	---
68	53:16	Rachel Chmura		36F	---
69	53:27	Jeff Burgess		58M	GSH
70	53:41	Harrison Grubbs III	32M	---
71	53:41	Ron Hess		48M	---
72	54:06	Richard Bellicchi	57M	---
73	54:13	Donald Smith		45M	---
74	54:25	David Kos		61M	NYF
75	54:52	Larry Santos		41M	---
76	54:54	Steve Richardson	44M	EORC
77	55:39	Mary Lou White		49F	SCS
78	56:31	Ray Wenninger		56M	EORC
79	56:36	Brian Gibbons		35M	GSH
80	57:19	Meredith Laughlin	33F	---
81	57:19	Kate Butler		34F	---
82	57:39	Patrick Kennedy		64M	GSH
83	57:58	Bill Boyle		48M	EORC
84	58:11	John Johnson		46M	---
85	59:07	Uemit Eroglu		31F	---
86	59:55	Tony Lucia		67M	EORC
87	1:00:43	Ed Carroll		39M	GSH
88	1:02:23	Kris Kozuch		47F	EORC
89	1:03:08	Allison Burwin		32F	---
90	1:10:52	Lisa Lachapelle		38F	---
91	1:10:52	Kris Valentini		34F	---
92	1:23:49	Bruce Kurtz		68M	SMAC