24th Annual Elmwood Classic

24th Annual Elmwood Classic Results

Sunday, February 21, 2010
Elmwood Center, Harahan, LA
Race Director: Chuck George, New Orleans Track Club

The 24th Annual Elmwood Classic was run during very good weather conditions for the first time in several years and the winning times and field size showed the results of a good day indeed.

In the 10K overall winner Josphat Boit ran the third fastest winning time in race history with a 30:08. His time is only surpassed by course record holder Muriuki Ngatia's 29:42 in 1989 and Sean Wade's 30:03 in 1999. In the women's 10K Sarah Skotty ran a fast 38:18, which was the fastest winning time in ten years. The women's course record by Lisa Reed Presedo at 34:26 has remained safe and unchallenged for many years. Pat Gavin and James Cheruiyat followed Boit in the 10K with 32:45 and 33:00 clockings. Jennifer Radecker and May King took 2nd and 3rd in the fast women's field at 40:40 and 42:04. There is a $1000 course record bonus for men and women in the 10K.

In the 5K race 14 year old St. Paul's student Kraemer Jackson ran a 17:42 for the mens title while May King was on the podium twice on race day in capturing the 5K overall title at 19:24.

The Harahan Rotary Club hosted the race and also provided a fantastic post-race food spread that include fried fish, jambalaya, red beans and rice, soup, and fried jalapeno's. Other supporting refreshments sponsors included Lite Beer by Miller and Miller Genuine Draft 64 Light, Coca -Cola, and Kentwood Springs Water. A big hit was the live band which was "Happy Jack Frequency". For more info on the band, check out their website at www.happyjackfrequency.com. Race proceeds benefit the Rotary Club's scholarship fund that last year gave out over $10,000 in college grant scholarships to Jefferson Parish High School students.

Race Photos

The half-mile race starts. Anthony Pigford wins the half-mile race. Kraemer Jackson wins the 5K race. Paul Bodet, first masters 5K finisher. May King, first female 5K finisher. Happy Jack Frequency provided entertainment between and after the races. Pat Gavin and James Cheruyat battle on the 10K course. Participants on the 10K course. Participants on the 10K course. Participants on the 10K course. Josphat Boit wins the 10K race. Sarah Skotty, first female 10K finisher. Anthony Pigford, half-mile race winner. May King and Kraemer Jackson, 5K race winners. Lili Brown and Derrick Lee, first grandmasters in the 5K. Jamie Manders and Pat Clancy, Jr., first seniors in the 5K. Pat Driscoll and Steve Attaya, first racewalkers in the 5K. Josphat Boit and Sarah Skotty, 10K winners. Pat Gavin and Jennifer Radecker, second place 10K finishers. May King and James Cheruyat, third place 10K finishers. Laura Doty and James Miller, first masters 10K finishers. Fillis Friedman and Derrick Lee, first grandmasters 10K finishers. Yvonne Thomas, first female senior 10K finisher. Tina Childs and Pat Driscoll, 10K racewalkers. Male 10K racewalker award winners.

Photos by Ken Killian. Click on any photo for a larger image.

10K Award Winners

Place MaleAgeTime FemaleAgeTime
Overall Open
1 Josphat Boit2630:08 Sarah Skotty2638:18
2 Pat Gavin2632:45 Jennifer Radecker2540:40
3 James Cheruyat2733:00 May King2542:04
Overall Masters
1 James Miller4738:55 Laura Doty4849:59
Overall Grandmasters
1 Derrick Lee5542:04 Fillis Friedman5750:35
Overall Seniors
1 Ken Mire6143:33 Yvonne Thomas54:37
Overall Racewalkers
1 Gary Sells581:16:44 Pat Driscoll561:12:29
2 Isaac Knightshead541:17:41 Roxie Martinez421:16:49
3 Bill Elrod731:22:39 Tina Childs461:28:30
4 Reginald Harley541:25:53
5 Del Donner811:27:18
Age Group 14-Under
1 Carlos Zervigon1242:45
2 Neal Theroit1251:22
3 Corbin Brescher853:06
Age Group 15-19
1 Anthony Pigford1641:55 Brittany Dupre1658:17
2 Harrison Grieb1743:13
3 Sal Krouse1743:25
Age Group 20-24
1 Joshua Chauvin2441:56 Kelsey Burris2159:32
2 Jason Bruge2443:00 Devin Qualls24
3 Brandon Ferrari2146:24 Charlotte Boss211:10:01
Age Group 25-29
1 Ryan Gallagher2835:14 Tina Miletello29
2 Matthew Cutrer2540:31 Liz Brescher2853:07
3 Ryan Allen2743:15 Charmaine Preskitt2954:29
Age Group 30-34
1 Cory Bourg3037:50 Sophie Capmartin3142:40
2 Dustyn Grenon3342:01 Tina Harsanyi3350:22
3 Chris Singley3343:46 Cynthia Sackmann3257:54
Age Group 35-39
1 Todd Lang3737:17 Brenda Yawn3848:08
2 Alberto Hernandez3542:15 Monica Embers3650:57
3 Drake Bourgeios3842:20 Erin Christman3957:54
Age Group 40-44
1 Michael Iverson4339:45 Lisa Bienvery4152:22
2 Steve Striffer4241:19 Debbie Valin4253:46
3 Doug Holmes4243:20 Belinda Loo411:01:34
Age Group 45-49
1 Bryan Smith4739:02 Robin Pringle4551:25
2 Phillip Lawrence4846:16 Alice Montelaro4755:03
3 Darren Shaeffer4548:08 Eve Barrett4959:22
Age Group 50-54
1 Kirk Demara5448:17 Mary Lambert5053:09
2 Tim Wiemann5049:58 Billie Sloss5353:54
3 Will Hohenschultz5350:19 Cathy Wisemann5054:27
Age Group 55-59
1 Mike Dugger5542:19 Wanda Whitney5654:59
2 Daniel Wernz5746:20 Marcia Finkelstein591:09:26
3 Mike Risey5848:57 Annemarie Clancy551:13:59
Age Group 60-64
1 Pat Clancy, Jr.6246:27 Tillie Clark621:03:33
2 Bill Camus6147:31 Hally McCrea611:04:00
3 Dennis McCrea6151:26 Sherry Chalona631:10:05
Age Group 65-69
1 Juan Perez6544:35
2 Yau Hong Lui6658:06
3 Hans DeVries651:01:35
Age Group 70-74
1 Craig Sherman7156:14
2 Bill Jennings711:20:37
3 Frank Abene731:07:15
Age Group 75-79
Age Group 80-Over
1 Raymond Nosari781:29:10

5K Award Winners

Place MaleAgeTime FemaleAgeTime
Overall Open
1 Kraemer Jackson1417:42 May King2519:24
Overall Masters
1 Paul Bodet4118:11 Mary Ann Garvey4823:25
Overall Grandmasters
1 Derrick Lee5519:33 Lili Brown5025:05
Overall Seniors
1 Pat Clancy6221:06 Jamie Manders6430:18
Overall Racewalkers
1 Steve Attaya6134:57 Pat Driscoll5640:03
2 Billy Dupre5844:33
3 Bill Cohen78
Age Group 10-Under
1 Jude Burst919:45 Sadie Burst627:55
2 Jacob Torres925:43 Sarah Hassinger1048:23
Age Group 11-14
1 Chase Rushing1120:23 Sadie Hebert1224:00
2 Antonio Imborrone1123:24 Celine Rochon1135:12
Age Group 15-19
1 Davonte Truiff1620:00 Taylor Lacombe1955:30
2 Chase Lacombe1621:24
Age Group 20-24
1 Zack Miller2320:23 Mary Imwalle2420:36
2 Dustin Miller2121:43 Kate Cayne2225:12
Age Group 25-29
1 Anthony Rabito2519:33 Becky Kramer2824:27
2 Jake Rodrigue2723:42 Wendy Meyer2727:05
Age Group 30-34
1 Jason Gram3419:36 Alayne Pregeant3130:15
2 Daniel Simpson3419:41 Joellen Dresselles3330:50
Age Group 35-39
1 Richard Strasbourg3820:57 Monica Embers3623:12
2 Eddie Schott3621:10 Kirsten Early3824:00
Age Group 40-44
1 Harold Hilton4020:23 Debbie Valin4223:50
2 James Street4320:28 Sandy Johnson4427:06
Age Group 45-49
1 James Miller4718:13 Eve Barrett4926:32
2 Alexander Thomas4720:24 Laurel Hughes4730:29
Age Group 50-54
1 J.J. Waguespack5120:17 Mary Mang5426:57
2 Will Hohenschultz5320:42 Vickie Martinson5433:45
Age Group 55-59
1 David Allen5621:15 Wanda Whitney5625:12
2 Jeff Gohd5623:19 Margaret Craig5632:31
Age Group 60-64
1 Donnie Breland6324:28 Jackie Wolverton6233:57
2 Kerry Bunderick6025:53 Carolyn Fink6141:23
Age Group 65-69
1 Juan Perez6521:38 Jo Ballareo6550:00
2 Joe Kregal6521:39 Charlotte Dumosire6950:00
Age Group 70-74
1 Dave Dumestre7046:45
Age Group 75-79
1 Bob Sylvester7937:37
Age Group 80-Over
1 Arthur Gassen8541:35 Amelia Gassen8251:20
2 Joe Rumage8251:00

Half-Mile Award Winners

Place MaleAgeTime FemaleAgeTime
Overall Open
1 Anthony Pigford162:40 Alexandra Shiell113:52
Age Group 5-Under
1 Chloe Burst27:05
Age Group 6-8
1 Corbin Brescher83:41 Charley Chehardy83:54
2 Jacob Reeder83:56 Jessica Reed84:34
Age Group 9-10
1 William Reed103:35 Ashley Calamari94:59
Age Group 11-12
1 Michael Palmer, Jr.123:27
2 Henry Calamari113:45
Age Group 13-14