Great Day of Racing at the PNTF XC Championships

About 300 meters into the Master's Men's and Women's 6K race.

Masters Men's and Women's 6K

On Sunday, November 2, 2008 the PNTF XC Championships were held at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle. The day consisted of a 4K comunity run, a 6K men’s and women’s masters race, a 6K open women’s race and a 10K open men’s race. The Lower Woodland Park course is a challenging 2K loop. While there are no large hills in the course, it is made up of constant ups and downs as well as some slick spots and a couple tight turns. Because of the constantly changing terrain you are never really able to get into a good rhythm, which makes for a difficult race. That being said, it is still a fun course that has a great, traditional XC feel to it. Especially on this day when the weather was perfect for racing.

Open men's 10K

Open men's 10K

There was a pretty good turn out this year for the meet with 90 runners in the combined masters men’s and women’s race, 21runners in the open women’s race and 47 runners in the open men’s race. However, there were only three clubs that fielded full teams to compete in the club competition. Hopefully, in the future more and more clubs will get involved in XC competition. In the club comptetion Club Northwest was the dominant team. Below are the top 10 finishers in each of the open and master’s races. Click here for full results. And for more race photos please check out the Northwest Running and Racing flickr.com site.

Masters Men 6K
1    Michael Lynes                 Club Northwest               20:08.76
2    Tony Young                    Club Northwest               20:18.75     
3    Michael Smith                  Club Northwest               21:10.76       
4    Kevin McGinnis               Club Northwest               21:17.43       
5    Paul Abdalla                     Club Northwest               21:18.71     
6    Tony Hawkes                   Eastside Runners             21:18.71     
7    Joseph Sheeran                 Eastside Runners             21:20.96     
8    Keefer Whan                     Club Northwest               21:21.42       
9    Carl Winter                       Club Northwest               21:26.60       
10  Bob Brennand                   Club Northwest               21:30.21     
Masters Women 6K
1    Alysun Deckert                 Seattle Running Club         23:03.55      
2    Susan Empey                    Club Northwest               23:34.69       
3    Alyssa Tower                    Club Northwest               23:45.93     
4    Sally Bergsen                     Oiselle                            23:48.30       
5    Laurie Porter                     Club Northwest               23:55.65     
6    Susan Pappalardo              Eastside Runners             24:12.74      
7    Amber Cruzan                   Seattle Running Club        24:28.67      
8   Christina Ashby                  Club Northwest               24:32.75     
9   Regina Joyce                      Club Northwest               24:52.80      
10 Mary Hanna                       Seattle Running Club        24:54.44
 
Open Women 6K
1  Vanessa Hunter                    Club Northwest               21:52.30                 
2   Laure Mathews-Grossbard  Club Northwest               23:00.10                 
3   Kristi Houk                          Club Northwest               23:10.00                 
4   Lia Slemons                         Club Northwest              23:13.00                 
5   Marlene Farrell                    Seattle Running Club       23:18.00                  
6   Megan Johnson                    Club Northwest              23:37.00                 
7   Trish Steidl                           Seattle Running Club      23:40.00                  
8   Rose Wetzel                         Club Northwest             23:57.00                 
9   Susan Ashlock                      Eastside Runners           24:01.00                 
10 Sayaka Yoshinaga                Unattached                    25:18.00
 
Open Men 10K
1   Joseph Gray                          Club Northwest             31:50.00                 
2   Mark Mandi                          Club Northwest             31:56.00                 
3   Jon Murray                            Eastside Runners           32:06.00                 
4   Uli Steidl                               Seattle Running Club      32:55.00                 
5   Mike Sayenko                       Club Northwest             33:13.00                 
6   Angelo Baca                          Unattached                    33:26.00                  
7   Jeremy Park                          Club Northwest             33:41.00                 
8   Destry Johnson                      Seattle Running Club      33:42.00                 
9   Scott Halliday                        Club Northwest             33:43.00                 
10 Steve Dekoker                       Brooks ID                    33:54.00 
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