Al Garcia and Alma Ramos take Fun Run Series
Congratulations to Al Garcia (16:43) and Alma Ramos (20:11) who had he best race averages in the 25th Anniversary Fun Run Hall of Fame Series. Both won the first race in the series at the Fun Run Championships, and both took a slightly risky path by skipping the fourth race on 8/11/01. Since the average was based on the best four of five times, it put pressure on them to run a good last race with little room for error. While both did not win the series finale race on 8/25/01 their leads through the first four races provided plenty of cushion for the wins.
Anthony Pitarresi (17:06) took second for the men, despite being sick before the final race. He moved past Luis Oyola (17:19) in the last race of the series with a gutsy 17:01. A-Born Etchison (17:47) ran all of his four races between 17:46 and 17:49 for fourth place and Scott LaMorte (18:06) overcame a slow 18:47 in his last race to hold on to fifth. Dave Panza (18:19) was on the outside, looking in at the top five big trophies, but took home a medium trophy in sixth. Tim McCauley (18:31) used two strong races (16:47, 17:06) to move into seventh on the last race. Steve Lauria (18:36) ran four consistent races good for eighth place. Keith Gill (19:06) and Steve Woitkowski (19:24) rounded out the top ten.
Despite edging Alma Ramos in the last race, Gail Marino (20:27) finished second overall. Barbara North (21:30) was machine-like in running five races between 21:25 and 21:36 in third place. Sara Gardner (22:40) ran a person best 22:20 in race three in forth place and Fran Messina (23:22), who was one of the five women inducted into the Fun Run Hall of Fame, was fifth overall. Newcomer Lisa Fagnani (24:33) finished sixth. Kathleene Truscelli (25:03) moved past Gabriella Annetta (25:12) for seventh place with a strong 24:49 in the last race. Angela Conte (25:35) and Dorothy Vogt (25:36) completed the top ten women.
Thanks to everyone involved for a great series. We hope to do it again next year!
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