13th Annual United Way Mississippi River Bridge Run/Walk Results

Saturday, April 4, 2009, 8:30 AM
Destrehan/Luling, LA
Weather: Mild, 60-65°, perfect!
Race Director: Chuck George, New Orleans Track Club

A large field of near 1800 runners and walkers hit the pavement or bridge that is at the 13th Annual United Way of St. Charles Mississippi River Bridge 5K Race. Presenting sponsors were Motiva Enterprises and Valero. With a record prize money purse of over $5000 on the line, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne fired the starters gun and off they went. In the mens division, Neil McDonough from Pensacola took the lead and never looked back in winning with a 15:09 time. The women's field was close for the first few miles then Sarah Skotty from New Orleans pulled away to take that title in 18:29. Rounding out the top three male finishers were Joseph Simuchumba at 15:49 and Matt Manning at 15:54. The womens field had Megan Broussard 2nd at 18:57 followed by Eva Lustigova at 19:29.

Race Directors note: The 1 mile cone and timer was placed accidentally at 150 feet past the actual mile mark.

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Photos by Pompo Multimedia. For more images from the race see nolaPIC.com.

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5K Award Winners

Place MaleAgeTimePrize FemaleAgeTimePrize
Overall Open
1 Neil McDonough2715:09$1,000 Sarah Skotty2518:24$1,000
2 Joseph Simuchumba2515:49$500 Megan Broussard2318:57$500
3 Matthew Manning2915:54$350 Eva Lustigova2819:29$350
Overall Masters
1 Janusz Malski4717:56$300 Kathleen Welch5221:55$300
Overall Grandmasters
1 Dave Dessauer5219:35$150 Pamela Wauters5022:32$150
Overall Seniors
1 Ken Mire6019:54$100 Cynthia Martin6026:57$100
Age Group 10-Under
1 Corbin Brescher726:58 Molly Forsythe1027:45
2 Warren Massimin1027:27 Molly Mullen1037:12
Age Group 11-14
1 Derek Cantrelle1420:50 Sarah Larners1127:09
2 Jason Cavalier1421:00 Taylor Hagan1330:05
Age Group 15-19
1 Neal Fischer1917:44 Brittany Dupre1524:42
2 Ben Bergeron1718:27 Danielle Hatamar1927:00
Age Group 20-24
1 Robert Stevens2318:40 Charlotte Everhardt2319:33
2 Preston Bourlet2320:31 Sarah Discharry2122:37
Age Group 25-29
1 Don Quintana2517:17 Christina Walker2723:50
2 Bryan Oubre2919:34 Linda Armitage2524:10
Age Group 30-34
1 Brendan Minihan, Jr.3316:05 Anne McConville3120:54
2 Randy Hanning3019:34 Brandi Leblanc3022:57
Age Group 35-39
1 Russ Bourgeois3919:11 Britt Tonneson3623:17
2 Richard Strasbourg3721:07 Olivia Girouard3624:10
Age Group 40-44
1 Keith Balza4018:35 Lauren Clark4222:58
2 Ronnie Palazzotto4118:43 Terrey Perrault4423:40
Age Group 45-49
1 Ross Shales4518:43 Tracie Lack4623:42
2 Wayne Chenet4518:57 Laura Doty4723:55
Age Group 50-54
1 Kenneth Massett5220:26 Lisa Sirgo5129:00
2 Barry Creppel5320:27 Cindy Davis5129:30
Age Group 55-59
1 Larry Price5821:16 Fillis Friedman5623:20
2 Jeff Gohd5523:38 Lynn Hebert5726:04
Age Group 60-64
1 J. Roger Brown6120:15 Helene Price6326:58
2 Pat Clancy, Jr.6120:22 Hally McCrea6032:00
Age Group 65-69
1 Lee Rhodes6724:25 Janet Robicheaux6742:37
2 Al Seichsnyder6628:19
Age Group 70-74
1 Glen Casanova7129:15 Betty Waguespack7448:19
2 Bill Jennings7029:51 Margaret Sedita7250:36
Age Group 75-79
1 Bob Sylvester7837:12 Lucy Troxler781:00:30
2 Bobby Robichaux7540:20
Age Group 80-Over
1 Bill Cox8033:41 Amelia Gassen8150:20
2 Arthur Gassen8435:54
Overall Racewalkers
1 Jose Villalta5131:28$100 Shannon Curro3335:57$100
2 Duke Wolverton6234:34 Anne Marie St. Clair4837:14
3 Steve Attaya6035:21 Jane Phelps6238:48
4 Bill Elrod7239:03 Marie Merrick6744:02
5 Reginald Harley5343:02
6 Del Donner8044:02

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Photos by George Waguespack. 1st overall finisher Neil McDonough. Don Quintana. 1st overall female Sarah Skotty. Ken Mire, 1st seniors (he did the Ironman the next day!) Kathleen Welch, 1st masters. Pam Wauters, 1st grandmasters. A happy Terrey Perrault finishes the 5K. Nick Congemi and Carl Beavers. Duke Wolverton in the racewalkers division. Runners head to the finish line. Happy finishers. Namon Huddleston, Kids Run official starter. Kid's half-mile run. Kid's half-mile run. Top 3 overall female 5K finishers. Top 3 overall male finishers. Seniors division winners (l-r): Glen Casanova, Bill Jennings, Lee Rhodes, Al Seichsnayder. Some of the finishers pose in front of the Hale Boggs Mississippi River Bridge. Bridge Run women's division finisher. Sue Rice finishes the 5K. Pam Congemi.
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Photos by George Waguespack.