Snowstorm Classic #12 - 5K
February 19, 2005

        
Peter Maksimow Tops Carlos Rivera

                Kelly Heroux Continues Her Winning Ways 
       

            For the fourth time this season Carlos Rivera was second.  And for the fourth time this season it was Peter Maksimow who beat him.  Meanwhile Kelly Heroux continued her stellar Snowstorm Classic season with her eighth win. 
            Under sunny skies but cold temperatures it was a fast crowd that toed the starting line   waiting for the sound of the Sacramento cowbell.  The college and high school speedsters were out in force but the Vegas oddsmakers were still focusing on Harrier Carlos Rivera, with five wins this season, and Central Mass Strider Peter Maksimow who had outrun Carlos three times previously in what turned out to be classic footraces.   As usual, the Vegas bookies were right on  target but not before Springfield College upstart Scott Barton had thrown a scare at the oddsmakers and the two rivals.   The race was in doubt into the final straightaway past the duck pounds when the 27 year old Mr. Maksimow again found another gear to outsprint his elder Mr. Rivera.  This time the margin was eleven seconds, 16:46 to 16:57.  Scott soon followed in 17:13 just ahead of SC teammates Chris Hamel (17:26) and Partrick Byrne (17:51).
            Joe Carroll garnered 6th in 18:05 thereby winning a competitive masterís division over GSHer Doug Guertin (19:04).  Super senior Vicente Rojas was 4 clicks in front of Doug to capture the senior title in 19:00 over CMS rival Frank Rucki (19:16) with Harrier Steve OíNeil not far behind in 19:31.  According to Harrier statistical guru Peter Vangness it was Steveís 100th career Snowstorm Classic 5K, a mark nearly unparalleled in the history of the Snowstorm Classics, in fact surpassed only by the statistical guru himself with 130 5K finishes.
             Art Roberts returned to the winnerís circle with a 20:33 veteran title while 17 year old Jim Fisk was the 1st junior in 18:34. 
           
Attention in the womenís race focused on Harrier teammates Kelly Heroux, with a five race winning streak on the line, and Mary Ferraro who was making her season debut.  Neither disappointed as the two frontrunners quickly opened a lead on the rest of the womenís field. Kellyís trademark jackrabbit start proved decisive as she held off Mary 19:57 to 20:25 to extend her winning streak to six.  She now has eight wins this season and ten career victories.
            Joan Monroe of the Hartford Track Club made her journey to Springfield a success by winning both the master and senior divisions in 24:45 while Sue Grant of the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic club gang ran 26:57 to add another veteran crown to her collection.  17 year old Sara Tislett was the 1st  junior in 27:19.
                       

Results
1	16:46	Peter Maksimow		27M	CMS			
2	16:57	Carlos Rivera		30M	GSH			
3	17:13	Scott Barton		20M	---			
4	17:26	Chris Hamel		21M	---			
5	17:51	Patrick Byrne		20M	---			
6	18:05	Joe Carroll		43M	---			
7	18:34	Jim Fisk		17M	---			
8	18:56	Mike Gauvin		30M	GSH			
9	19:00	Vincente Rojas		51M	GSH			
10	19:04	Doug Guertin		41M	GSH			
11	19:09	Jon Klein		27M	---			
12	19:16	Frank Rucki		55M	CMS
13	19:23	Brian Walsh		30M	GSH
14	19:26	Michael Monroe		45M	HTC
15	19:31	Steve O'Neil		53M	GSH
16	19:33	John Bigos		51M	GSH
17	19:41	Noiel Fontaine		40M	GSH
18	19:43	Bob Landry		36M	---
19	19:57	Kelly Heroux		37F	GSH
20	19:58	Bob Austin		49M	SMAC
21	20:16	Zack Matys		16M	---
22	20:23	George Maston		50M	---
23	20:25	Mary Ferraro		28F	GSH
24	20:28	Jim Sullivan		40M	GSH
25	20:32	Matt DuFresne		38M	GSH
26	20:33	Art Roberts		60M	GSH
27	20:34	Mike Andrews		16M	---
28	20:49	Mike Gay		40M	---
29	20:52	Seth Roberts		53M	GSH
30	21:02	John Vaughan		17M	---
31	21:07	Jim Forker		43M	EORC
32	21:08	Rob Albrecht		45M	---
33	21:13	Jim Lawless		41M	---
34	21:15	Al Cabot		49M	GSH
35	21:16	Tim Londo		39M	GSH
36	21:17	Mike Lynch		50M	---
37	21:22	Wayne Stocker		50M	GSH
38	21:23	Jim Halton		57M	GSH
39	21:34	Phil Bricker		51M	SMAC
40	21:50	Greg Birtwell		51M	---
41	21:56	Israel Schepps		46M	GSH
42	22:08	Dan Glick		40M	---
43	22:22	Mark Chatel		35M	EORC
44	23:01	Charles Vanasse		44M	---
45	23:11	TJ Martin		46M	---
46	23:26	Bill Thibault		47M	EORC
47	23:43	Jessica Defoe		22F	---
48	23:50	Willie O'Neill		47M	GSH
49	24:04	Gerry Kane		53M	---
50	24:13	Winston Nunes		56M	GSH
51	24:16	Michael Lough		47M	---
52	24:28	Irina Klein		28F	---
53	24:33	Ed Dwyer		39M	GSH
54	24:45	Joan Monroe		50F	HTC
55	24:53	Mike Glanville		34M	---
56	24:55	Mike Finn		34M	---
57	25:03	Stephen Richardson	44M	EORC
58	25:07	Vic Goulet		66M	---
59	25:09	Ron McMahon		53M	---
60	25:27	Hugh Moriarty		63M	GSH
61	25:36	Donald Smith		45M	---
62	25:42	Jeff Burgess		58M	GSH
63	25:53	Michelle Salva		33F	---
64	25:58	Stephen Penna		49M	EORC
65	25:59	Bill Boyle		48M	EORC
66	26:08	Amy Veres		28M	EORC
67	26:17	Richard Zbrozek		58M	HTC
68	26:18	Don Grant		62M	SMAC
69	26:40	Tony Lucia		67M	EORC
70	26:43	Dave Monaco		45M	HTC
71	26:46	Stephanie Avalos	24F	---
72	26:48	Frankie Rovelli		14M	---
73	26:50	Peter Vangsness		53M	GSH
74	26:57	Sue Grant		60F	SMAC
75	26:59	Michael Rood		52M	---
76	27:19	Sara Taslitt		17F	---
77	28:35	Caitlin O'Connor	18F	---
78	29:37	Mike Passmore		56M	GSH
79	29:40	Kris Valentini		34M	---
80	29:53	Erv Landry		65M	GSH
81	31:33	Anand Kanjolla		45M	---
82	32:24	Bobbi Smith		55F	GSH
83	32:36	Michelle Duncan		17F	---
84	32:37	Shanon Duncan		22F	---
85	34:30	Matthew Jarosz		14M	---
86	34:34	Sara Hall		24F	---
87	34:44	Lynn Congo		53F	---
88	35:04	Cherish Lalos		25F	---
89	42:03	Michael Moore		39M	---
90	42:44	Bruce Kurtz		68M	SMAC