2017 Rosaryville Veteran’s Day 50K Results

Saturday November 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Rosaryville State Park
7805 W Marlton Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 United States

The 2017 Rosaryville Veteran’s Day 50K Race Report

The character of this year’s Rosaryville Veteran’s Day 50K was shaped by the weather, which was in the 20’s for much of the race; the presence of two long-time exemplars of ultra running at its best, Tom Green and Zeke Zucker; and a dramatic finish.

To help protect ourselves against the cold, we wrapped the entire pavillion in heavy plastic and rented propane heaters. We also rented a 20’ x 20’ tent to house the registration team. This was by far the coldest Rosaryville race so far, but because there was very little wind or cloud cover–and because we had shelter–the cold was quite bearable.

The cold took its toll on the number of starters. Of the 150 runners who signed up, 111 showed up and 87 finished. CONGRATULATIONS to all runners! Particular kudos go out to the three runners who made one of the most dramatic finishes in the history of the race. Heather Newton, Gaurav Chhabra, and Imran Lodi all finished in the last 26 seconds of the race, just before the finish line closed down.

The overall champion, 19-year old Midn Michael Wegner, crossed the finish line in 3:48:28. The male masters winner was Aaron Ellison in 4:08:23, a superb masters time that placed him third overall. The female champion was Erin James, who finished with a strong 4:25:01 effort (third best female finisher all-time). The female masters champion was Elissa Schoening in 5:17:21.

Adding to the race this year were two ultra veterans, Tom Green and Zeke Zucker. Both have run most everything there is to run in the world of ultra running. Tom, who is better known in this area, had a small group around him after the race (including me—and I was supposed to be directing the race), just to chat about races. Zeke, who hails from tiny Jeffersonville Vermont, is still running well, finishing in 6:03:44, which put him in the top half of the field—at age 73!

It is worth noting that Zeke drove out to the park on Friday from his lodging in D.C., just to make sure that on race day he wouldn’t have any distracting anxiety about finding his way to the start, so that he could concentrate on his race. This degree of preparation for a low-key 50K from a man who has multiple finishes at Western States and the Vermont 100, I found inspiring. Having these examples of what is possible in the world of ultra running challenges the rest of us to achieve our own potential, whatever that might be.

The volunteers as always were terrific. Both aid stations provided an abundance of proactive support. The registration team was vigilant and efficient. The finish line and scoring crew personally welcomed every finisher. The medical team provided coverage throughout the day, and frequently had patients to work on. But the only volunteer I mentioned by name last year, is the only one that I will mention again this year: Bill Haskell, a Marine Corps veteran himself, and long-time friend of the race. He passed away on September 17 and is greatly missed.

 Tom DeKornfeld

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Results

Results

place first last gender age city state bib time
1 Michael Wegner M 21 Columbia MD 133 3:48:28
2 Stephen Chappell M 23 chalfont PA 27 4:03:23
3 Aaron Ellison M 41 Ellicott City MD 38 4:08:23
4 Ryan Cormier M 27 Baltimore MD 32 4:10:51
5 Charles Bowles M 35 Boyce VA 147 4:11:13
6 Lokesh Meena M 30 Rockville MD 86 4:13:39
7 Daniel Nephin M 50 Lancaster PA 91 4:15:21
8 Erin James F 25 Somerset NJ 61 4:25:01
9 James Brennan M 38 Fairfax VA 146 4:30:01
10 John Malloy M 24 Baltimore MD 79 4:31:27
11 Joel Wanger M 29 Crofton MD 128 4:38:33
12 Casey Rayburg M 37 Annapolis MD 102 4:40:16
13 Brian Brussel M 27 Washington DC 15 4:41:39
14 Anders Drewry M 40 Silver Spring MD 35 4:42:26
15 Josh Schnitzlein M 27 South Williamsport PA 113 4:45:31
16 Anna Porembka F 29 Washington DC 97 4:46:48
17 Cara Robinson F 24 Annapolis MD 107 4:49:47
18 Wayne Kline M 63 manassas VA 69 4:57:10
19 Daniel Juda M 32 Columbia MD 64 4:57:54
20 Michael Holbrook M 51 Catonsville MD 54 5:00:42
21 Brian Boyle M 31 Welcome MD 11 5:04:00
22 Caleb Marcinkovich M 42 Austin TX 82 5:04:34
23 Mike Vail M 46 Parkville MD 125 5:14:26
24 Elizabeth Nabors F 30 Severna Park MD 90 5:16:51
25 Elissa Schoening F 45 swiftwater PA 115 5:17:21
26 Andre Williamson M 49 Silver Spring MD 137 5:30:54
27 Tucker Bailey M 28 Annapolis MD 8 5:31:18
28 Joshua Harriman M 46 Annapolis MD 51 5:32:22
29 Robert Williams M 40 Frederick MD 136 5:34:43
30 Mike Wideman M 25 Washington DC 134 5:34:54
31 Michael Paydo M 46 Severna Park MD 94 5:38:55
32 Sean Schmidt M 47 Reisterstown MD 112 5:41:46
33 Jillian Bullard F 22 Frederick MD 16 5:43:02
34 Colene Kraemer F 38 Alexandria VA 71 5:45:47
35 Stephen Schillinberg M 25 Baltimore MD 111 5:49:23
36 Gary Stange M 31 Arlington VA 122 5:53:00
37 Keith Evans M 61 Brookeville MD 40 5:55:13
38 Andi Johnson F 42 Philadelphia PA 63 5:58:14
39 Mary Kate Murphy-Wojtasik F 28 Arlington VA 89 5:58:52
40 Perry Rapp M 52 Lexington Park MD 148 6:00:08
41 Karsten Brown M 43 Front Royal VA 2 6:00:43
42 Suzanne Horner F 45 Fairfax VA 57 6:03:07
43 Zeke Zucker M 73 Jeffersonville VT 143 6:03:44
44 Zoya Schaller F 41 Reston VA 110 6:04:00
45 Courtney Adams F 41 RESTON VA 149 6:04:01
46 Jessica Kralec F 42 Monkton MD 72 6:06:12
47 Rebecca Pressman F 22 Maple Glen PA 98 6:06:37
48 Nathan Bridges M 32 Alexandria VA 12 6:06:38
49 Brady Haycock F 37 Washington DC 52 6:09:50
50 Jill Hudson F 55 Seattle WA 58 6:10:48
51 Nicholas Wirz M 29 Leonardtown MD 139 6:10:48
52 Amanda Wirz F 30 Leonardtown MD 138 6:10:51
53 Eva Basehart F 50 Amherst NY 9 6:18:25
54 Sally Yan F 24 Sioux Falls SD 140 6:20:32
55 Michael Gildea M 53 Reston VA 43 6:22:26
56 Jeff Solar M 65 Silver Spring MD 120 6:29:05
57 Mary Lang F 63 Pasadena MD 76 6:29:26
58 Judith Weber F 58 Ellicott City MD 131 6:34:52
59 John Buzansky M 56 Jamison PA 22 6:35:31
60 Jenna Kugel F 19 Annapolis MD 74 6:36:17
61 Michelle Tran F 21 Annapolis MD 124 6:36:17
62 Jeff Landerkin M 45 Sparks MD 75 6:36:29
63 Mollie Carpenter F 25 Maple Glen PA 25 6:39:04
64 Lloyd Rawley M 56 Greenbelt MD 101 6:44:05
65 Karen Brown F 37 Pasadena MD 13 6:46:19
66 Robert Hall M 50 Front Royal VA 50 6:52:52
67 James Atkinson M 45 Falls Church VA 6 6:57:25
68 Dipak Bhattacharyya M 54 Fairfax VA 10 6:59:47
69 Liani Setyawan F 46 Bowie MD 116 7:02:48
70 Yuen Chun F 60 New York NY 29 7:05:43
71 Mary McCall F 58 Deale MD 85 7:05:52
72 Caroline Williams F 55 Arlington VA 135 7:12:30
73 Joel Forrester M 41 Richland WA 41 7:12:34
74 Smita Gokhale F 52 Rockville MD 46 7:14:40
75 Kara Reese F 38 Pasadena MD 104 7:17:40
76 Jorge Astorga M 36 Washington DC 5 7:21:27
77 Susan Glesne F 55 Mt Vernon WA 45 7:24:14
78 Timothy Weems M 52 Bristow VA 132 7:28:25
79 Jeffrey Klemm M 66 McLean VA 144 7:41:36
80 Elizabeth Pavlick F 37 Washington DC 93 7:42:44
81 Terri Scadron F 54 Silver Spring MD 109 7:42:48
82 Sarah Burrucker F 37 Galesville MD 20 7:50:52
83 Devon Struck F 42 Hyattsville MD 123 7:54:39
84 Monica McArthur F 39 Catonsville MD 84 7:57:47
85 Imran Lodi M 50 south riding VA 77 7:59:34
86 Gaurav Chhabra M 34 Annandale VA 28 7:59:41
87 Heather Newton F 47 Sewickley PA 92 7:59:45

Awards

Awards

Awards Rosaryville 2017 11/11/2017
Bib First Last Time Gender Age City State
Overall
Male 133 Michael Wegner 3:48:28 M 21 20-29 Columbia MD
Female 61 Erin James 4:25:01 F 25 20-29 Somerset NJ
Vet
Male 102 Casey Rayburg 4:40:16 M 37 30-39 Annapolis MD
Female 107 Cara Robinson 4:49:47 F 24 20-29 Annapolis MD
Masters
Male 38 Aaron Ellison 4:08:23 M 41 40-49 Ellicott City MD
Female 115 Elissa Schoening 5:17:21 F 45 40-49 swiftwater PA
19 and Under
Female 74 Jenna Kugel 6:36:17 F 19 19 Under Annapolis MD
20-29
Male 27 Stephen Chappell 4:03:23 M 23 20-29 Chalfont PA
Female 97 Anna Porembka 4:46:48 F 29 20-29 Washington DC
30-39
Male 86 Lokesh Meena 4:13:39 M 30 30-39 Rockville MD
Female 90 Elizabeth Nabors 5:16:51 F 30 30-39 Severna Park MD
40-49
Male 35 Anders Drewry 4:42:26 M 40 40-49 Silver Spring MD
Female 63 Andi Johnson 5:58:14 F 42 40-49 Philadelphia PA
50-59
Male 91 Daniel Nephin 4:15:21 M 50 50-59 Lancaster PA
Female 58 Jill Hudson 6:10:48 F 55 50-59 Seattle WA
60-69
Male 69 Wayne Kline 4:57:10 M 63 60-69 Manassas VA
Female 76 Mary Lang 6:29:26 F 63 60-69 Pasadena MD
70+
Male 143 Zeke Zucker 6:03:44 M 73 70+ Jeffersonville VT