Snowstorm Classic #7 - 5K
January 14th, 2006

               Global Warming Strikes Snowstorm Classics

         Tom Bousquet and Maureen Burns Enjoy the Weather

            Global warming made an appearance in Forest Park today as temperatures, despite a little rain, reached an all time high (for January 14th) of 55 degrees.  This time Willie OíNeill wasnít the only one in shorts and a t-shirt.  Runners are always eager to take advantage of a summer day, especially in the middle of the winter, and none were more eager then Tom Bousquet and Maureen Burns.

            With no less then seven previous Snowstorm Classic winners in the 5K starting field and the roads clear, fast times were assured.  Once the Sacramento cowbell signaled the race was afoot,  the runners charged up the first hill.  By the Grandstand, where the usual collection of media had assembled to cover the race, Harrier Tom Bousquet had broken clear of the field.  The Chicopee teacher was soon delivering a running lesson as he steadily distanced himself from the others.  The class ended at 16:34 when Tom was awarded his 2nd lifetime Snowstorm Classic diploma. Peter Maksimow took 2nd in 17:12 for CMS while GSHer Paul Fratini earned master honors with a third place 17:29.  Peterís teammate Frank Rucki was the first senior in 18:57, narrowly missing his own record for 56 year old men.  EORCís Bob Massaro led the veterans (over 60) in 25:26 while Tim Dannay was first junior (under 20) in 19:23.

             Maureen Burns waited five years before registering her second Snowstorm Classic win.  The Hampden resident, competing for the Merrimac Valley Striders, made #2 a memorial one as her 20:43 clocking set a new record for 45 year old women, erasing the 21:00 standard held by  Harrier Betsy Duquette for those same five years.   Newly minted Harrier Sarah Kasabian-Larson just missed the win with a 20:55 finish followed by teammate Rogina Modestow in 21:32.  Betty Quinn won the senior title in 23:51 while 14 year old Angelina Cavallini was the first junior in 27:09.      

Results
1  	16:34	Tom Bousquet   		24M    	GSH 
2  	17:12	Peter Maksimow		27M	CMS	
3  	17:29	Paul Fratini		40M	GSH
4  	17:44	James Larson		25M	 -
5  	18:53	Tom Michaud 		24M	 -
6  	18:57	Frank Rucki		56M	CMS
7  	19:22	Brian Walsh		31M	GSH
8  	19:23	Tim Dannay		19M	 -
9  	19:24	Steve O'Neil		54M	GSH
10 	19:52	Bill Rowe		44M	GSH
11 	19:56	Ben Thompson		50M	 - 
12 	19:58	Jon Reidel		37M	 -	
13 	19:59	Seth Roberts		54M	GSH
14 	20:04	Sean Paterwic		15M	EROC
15 	20:16	Steve Forrest		42M	 - 
16 	20:32	Josh Rice		35M	 - 
17 	20:36	Richard Clark		51M	GSH
18 	20:43	Maureen Burns		45F	MVS
19 	20:44	Chris Conz		29M	 - 
20 	20:48	Michael Tassinari	37M	 - 
21 	20:55	Sarah Kasabian-Larson	23F	GSH
22 	21:18	John Dent		51M	EORC
23 	21:27	Justin Timmons		15M	GSH
24 	21:32	Rogina Modestow		44M	GSH
25 	21:41	Jim Sullivan		40M	GSH
26 	21:42	Mike Lynch		51M	 - 
27 	21:43	Brett Oppel		16M	 - 
28 	22:08	Jim Halton		58M	GSH
29 	22:09	Jon Harris		24M	 - 
30 	22:17 	Ray Charow		44M	 - 
31 	22:34 	Bill Thibault		48M	EORC
32 	22:35 	Tim Londo 		40M	GSH
33 	22:57 	Elaine Skawski		39F	 - 
34 	23:10 	Brian Goddu		56M	GSH
35 	23:17 	Joe LaValle		27M	 - 
36 	23:21 	Tom Ripke		41M	GSH
37 	23:24 	Thomas LaRock		35M	 - 
38 	23:28 	Willie O'Neill		47M	GSH
39 	23:31 	Mary Misiaszek		39F	GSH
40 	23:41 	Peter Campbell		42M	 - 
41 	23:44 	Neal Lamberton		57M	GSH
42 	23:51 	Betty Quinn		55F	 - 
43 	24:00 	Tom DeLuca		50M	GSH
44 	24:06 	Kathy Lynch		43F	GSH
45 	24:11 	Charlie Contant		52M	GSH
46 	24:37 	David Livingstone	53M	GSH
47 	24:59 	Karen LaForge		45F	GSH
48 	25:08 	Bryon Dailey		51M	GSH
49 	25:22 	Betty Toms Matthews	53F	GSH
50 	25:26 	Bob Massaro		62M	EORC
51 	26:03 	Will Whiting		29M	 - 
52 	26:17 	Ron McMahon		54M	 - 
53 	26:23 	Alexandra Schoolcraft	43F	GSH
54 	26:52 	Michael Rood		53M	 - 
55 	27:09 	Angelina Cavallini	14F	 - 
56 	27:20 	Steve Richardson	45M	EORC
57 	27:43 	Dave Monaco		39M	EORC
58 	27:49 	Mike Butler		33M	EORC
59 	27:57 	James Paterwic		18M	 - 
60 	28:10 	Kelly Sullivan		39F	GSH
61 	28:49 	Heather Lowe		33F	GSH
62 	29:13 	Peter Vangsness		54M	GSH
63 	29:23 	Tony Lucia		38M	EORC
64 	29:24 	Lisa Lachapelle		39F	 - 
65 	29:56 	Kris Valentini		35F	 - 
66 	34:02 	Becky Marker		16F	 - 
67 	34:02 	John Vaughan		18M	 - 
68 	36:43 	Gail Richardson		37F	EORC
69 	47:26 	Bruce Kurtz		69M	SMAC