Snowstorm Classic #4 - 5K
December 25, 2004

    Eric Fiedler and Dawn Roberts 
          Have a Very Merry Christmas
         

            Both Dawn Roberts and Eric Fiedler got a Snowstorm Classic Christmas present today as the 2004 portion of our 25th season concluded on Christmas Day.  For Eric it was his first Snowstorm Classic victory as he joins the growing list of Hall of Famers.  For Dawn it was her 31st lifetime Snowstorm Classic title and she is now the all time leader among women with the most wins.
            It wasnít easy for Eric as he was pressed throughout by Harrier teammate and Ludlow  sensation Jesse Regnier.   After dropping fellow GSHer Carlos Rivera early, it was the upstart 17 year old high schooler who forced the pace, leading for a majority of the race.  But as they raced towards the finish line it was the older University of New Hampshire runner who prevailed, 16:20 to 16:28.  Carlos held on for 3rd in 17:11 with the rest of the field farther back.               For the third week in a row a member of the Harrier senior team, all back from the National Cross Country Championships in Portland, Oregon, won both the master and senior titles.  This week it was Steve OíNeilís turn as he clocked a solid 19:32 to outrun Harrier master Doug Guertin who also ran in Portland, Oregon.   Once again Art Roberts won the veterans (over 60) crown with a 21:58 effort.                     Dawnís 31st win came quite a bit easier as Artís speedy daughter raced over the five thousand meters in 20:03.  Previously tied with Mary Ryczek at 30 wins apiece, Dawn is now perched atop the leader board all by herself.  Mary Misiaszek garnered 2nd in 21:22 as she and Dawn put their experience as members of the Harrier womenís team at the Portland Cross Country Championships to good use.    Sarah Bernstein place 3rd in 22:47.  Trish Walker (24:44) edged Lauren Stocker (24:54) to win the junior (under 20) division while Alexandra Schoolcraft was the 1st master in 25:36.  
            And the first Santa impersonator?  None other then Tom Conlin in 25:41.

A Merry Christmas to all, and now on to 2005!       

Results
 1	16:20	Erich Fiedler		M21	GSH
 2	16:28	Jesse Regnier		M17	GSH
 3	17:11	Carlos Rivera		M30	GSH
 4	19:02	Ivan Cordero		M18	---
 5	19:08	Dave Estabrook		M18	GSH
 6	19:25	Mike Butler		M32	EORC
 7	19:32	Steve O'Neil		M53	GSH
 8	19:52	Doug Guertin		M41	GSH
 9	20:03	Dawn Roberts		F32	GSH
10	20:16	Eric Brown		M25	GSH
11	20:47	Eric Smith		M44	---
12	21:01	John Dent		M50	EORC
13	21:02	John Vaughan		M17	---
14	21:14	Peter Madura		M19	---
15	21:21	Wayne Stocker		M50	GSH
16	21:22	Mary Misiaszek		F38	GSH
17	21:36	Brian Goddu		M55	GSH
18	21:58	Art Roberts		M60	GSH
19	22:00	John Slachetka		M20	---	
20	22:11	John Marshall		M46	---
21	22:15	Charlie Contant		M51	GSH
22	22:47	Sarah Bernstein		F20	---
23	22:52	Willie O'Neill		M46	GSH
24	22:58	Michael O'Connor	M42	---
25	22:58	Melany Westwell		F35	HTC	
26	23:02	Will Whiting		M28	---
27	23:18	Charles Vanasse		M43	---
28	23:19	Colleen Cummings	F38	GSH	
29	23:22	Bill Murphy		M45	GSH
30	23:25	Neal Lamberton		M56	GSH
31	23:38	Tom Regnier		M44	GSH
32	23:48	Rachel Chmura		F36	---
33	24:44	Trish Walker		F19	---
34	24:44	Jay Kolodzinski		M25	EORC
35	24:54	Lauren Stocker		F15	GSH
36	25:11	Steve Richardson	M44	EORC
37	25:11	Bob Massaro		M61	EORC
38	25:21	Stephanie Madura	F16	---
39	25:28	Ramona Donahue		F35	---
40	25:33	Nicole Boucher		F23	---
41	25:33	Joel Boucher		M50	EORC
42	25:36	Alexandra Schoolcraft	F42	---
43	25:48	Tom Conlin		M64	---
44	25:49	Vic Goulet		M66	---
45	26:09	Don Grant		M62	SMAC
46	26:25	Beth Rice		F43	GSH
47	26:46	Laura Vangsness		F26	---
48	26:46	Peter Vangsness		M53	GSH
49	27:22	Stephen Penna		M49	EORC
50	27:33	Stephen Fiedler		M49	GSH
51	28:38	Tony Lucia		M66	EORC
52	29:18	Brian Gibbons		M35	GSH
53	29:43	Kim Gibbons		F33	EORC
54	31:36	Bill Milkiewicz		M49	EORC
55	34:35	Cheryl Longo		F40	EORC
56	41:10	Bruce Kurtz		M68	SMAC