Twilight Series #3: Run with the Knights 5K, 2016

23 June 2016

Century High School
Sykesville, MD

Eastwood, Taylor earn 2nd wins

The third installment of the Twilight Series had the looming threat of thunderstorms, but only the hills loomed for the runners this year. The series leaders are taking shape, although much is left to be decided. While it takes participation, running or volunteering, in five of the six events to earns a series premium, the performance awards match up every runner overall and by age group. One's best five scores overall and by age group will determine the winners. Low scores win as one's place is one's score, with missed events counting as one more than last place. A minimum of four races run is required to be eligible for a performance award.

Natalie Eastwood earned her second win in a row, which solidifies her standing as the women's front runner. Although indicating the tough challenge posed by the return trip to Century High School, she cruised to a sub-20 and a sizable win. Kate Maerten ran well for second place, ahead of the always strong runners Tina McCubbin (first masters), Emma Kartalia (first 16-19) and Valerie White. First grandmaster Debbie Tiburzi volunteered and then ran in a second heat with other volunteers. Other age group winners were Nadya Firor (15 & under), Nancy Willis (60-69), Jeanette Novak (70-79) and Yvonne Aasen (80 & over).

The men's race had an unusual shifting in order during the second half, largely affected by the 3/4-mile long hill. Arthur Leathers had a clear lead coming down the hill from the turnaround. Will Greene was next, but just ahead of Ryan Taylor. Steve Kartalia (first grandmaster) was running alone in fourth. The hill put an end to Arthur's quest for the 16:35 course record, and Ryan surged to the lead. Steve made a big comeback, using his considerable experience and fitness to take a run at the leader. Ryan held him off for just a two second win in 17:20. Arthur hung on to third just in front of Will (1st 16-19). Brendan DuLaney was fifth, ahead of frequent race winner Karsten Brown (first 40-49). Other age group winners were Noah Griffin (15 & under), Malcolm Senior (60-69) and Jim Bullock (70-79).

On this evening, a kids run was set up and ready to go, but no kids were takers on this occasion. This was not due to laziness, but rather the contrary. A number of kids challenged themselves to the full 5K. The youngest girl was Maddy Gassman (age 9). The youngest boy was Dario Lavelle (age 6). They earned their popsicles the same as the rest of us!

Many volunteers enabled this successfully smooth event. Race director Robert Holt was aided by Heather Burker, Paige Burker, Simon Crisp, Pam Dercola, Patty Engel, Liuda Galinaitis, Tim Gosnell, Kate Ledbetter, Angie Linde, Stephen Linde, Joe Loveland, Kathy Miller, Bob Sommerville, Wendy Steele, Deb Tiburzi and Peter Thompson.


Overall Results
Place First Name Last Name Gender Age Time Comment
1 Ryan Taylor M 23 17:20 1st male 20-29
2 Steve Kartalia M 50 17:22 1st male 50-59
3 Arthur Leathers M 25 17:37
4 Will Greene M 17 17:38 1st male 16-19
5 Brendan DuLaney M 27 17:52
6 Karsten Brown M 42 18:07 1st male 40-49
7 Jason Counsman M 30 18:50 1st male 30-39
8 Justin Frock M 17 18:55
9 Tom Yinger M 46 19:25
10 Noah Griffin M 15 19:31 1st male 15 & under
11 Devon Caples M 17 19:41
12 Natalie Eastwood F 21 19:46 1st female 20-29
13 Brandon Arbaugh M 16 19:58
14 Jacob Watson M 15 19:59
15 Charlie Ferguson M 14 20:00
16 Evan Ruhl M 16 20:01
17 Cyrus Daroowalla M 18 20:27
18 Dave Cox M 43 20:55
19 Shane Wagner M 15 21:03
20 Steve Kerzel M 50 21:13
21 Spencer Hamblen M 39 21:24
22 Malcolm Senior M 65 21:52 1st male 60-69
23 Brandon Bitz M 15 21:55
24 Jeff Francis M 49 22:00
25 John Way M 51 22:11
26 Kate Maertan F 37 22:35 1st female 30-39
27 Bill Stahr M 55 22:44
28 Adam Leckron M 37 22:50
29 Tina McCubbin F 45 22:51 1st female 40-49
30 Robert Muhl M 53 22:52
31 Emma Kartalia F 16 22:56 1st female 16-19
32 Valerie White F 24 23:05
33 Alan Mulindwa M 43 23:19
34 Andrew Spangler M 20 23:20
35 Tonna Arbaugh F 47 23:21
36 Don O'Brien M 57 23:22
37 Ken Miller M 47 23:26
38 Ben Watson M 25 23:33
39 Nate Furr M 37 23:58
40 Doug Preston M 66 24:10
41 James Moreland M 63 24:19
42 Nick Galinaitis M 25 24:23
43 Isaac Fulkerson M 42 24:34
44 Ryan DuLaney M 34 24:35
45 Mike Haufler M 61 24:37
46 Debbie Tiburzi F 54 24:59 Heat 2; 1st female 50-59
47 Steven Linde M 23 25:12
48 April Hall-Hough F 36 25:13
49 Eric Burns M 46 25:14
50 Matthew Dodge M 20 25:28
51 John Herrmann M 30 25:29
52 Nadya Firor F 14 25:30 1st female 15 & under
53 Kristen O'Brien F 27 25:31
54 Andrew Clarkson M 42 25:39
55 Paula Smith F 49 25:46
56 Paul Kelly M 61 25:47
57 Peter Cincotta M 52 25:49
58 Nyssa Alberghini F 17 25:58
59 Clare Leodler F 13 26:04
60 Joe Loveland M 67 26:10
61 Jim Bullock M 73 26:20 1st male 70-79
62 Simon Crisp M 50 26:37 Heat 2
63 Francis Moats M 32 26:40
64 Gary Honeman M 61 26:50
65 Andy Dodge M 54 26:55
66 Maddie Arbaugh F 12 27:07
67 Michelle Walker F 47 27:40
68 Emma Greene F 19 27:47
69 Dave Armstrong M 52 27:50
70 Bobby Willis M 65 27:51
71 Alex Webster M 17 28:05
72 Anna Ferguson F 45 28:12
73 Patty Engler F 53 28:25 Heat 2
74 Salvatore Lavelle M 9 28:27
75 Annie Kartalija F 14 28:29
76 Casey Jillson F 13 28:30
77 Myron Spence M 50 28:38
78 Jeff Smith M 48 28:40
79 Sue Armstrong F 42 29:11
80 Emily Clarkson F 33 29:15
81 Emily Fulkerson F 37 29:25
82 Bob McCubbin M 56 29:28
83 Nancy Willis F 60 29:32 1st female 60-69
84 Robert Holt M 59 29:35 Heat 2
85 David Watson M 53 29:54
86 Mark Mann M 54 30:08
87 Karl Leodler M 49 30:34
88 Andrei Firor M 14 30:59
89 Frank Schaeffer M 64 31:27
90 Jillian Hawkins F 10 31:38
91 Maddy Gassman F 9 31:40
92 Janice Kurtenbach F 49 31:55
93 Jo Anne O'Brien F 54 31:59
94 Dario Lavelle M 6 32:05
95 Erin Lavelle F 37 32:07
96 Liuda Galinaitis F 58 32:57
97 Ed Haser M 64 33:08
98 Natalie Kartalia F 48 33:09
99 Sharon Larrimore F 58 33:24
100 Debbie Leathers F 53 33:32
101 Elizabeth Myers F 61 33:38
102 Dylan Smith M 19 34:10
103 Bethany Scherbarth F 32 34:18
104 Lynne Scherbarth F 56 34:19
105 Skip Fennell M 71 34:27
106 Glenn Smink M 66 35:55
107 Andrew Fan M 14 36:00
108 Cara Chamberlain F 24 38:26
109 Genice Rill F 42 38:27
110 Jacob Jillson M 8 40:51
111 Sarah Gassman F 10 40:52
112 Jeanette Novak F 72 42:33 1st female 70-79
113 Kim Hawkins F 40 44:16
114 Bethany Gassman F 41 44:21
115 Vida Callier F 57 54:00
116 Yvonne Aasen F 84 54:00 1st female 80 & over
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