Fiedler and Dawn Roberts
Have a Very
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.
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.
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
Once again Art Roberts won the veterans (over 60) crown with
a 21:58 effort.
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
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.
the first Santa impersonator?
None other then Tom Conlin in 25:41.
Merry Christmas to all, and now on to 2005!