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Mt.Ascutney Summit Run 07-15-2006

Low, Woods Winners at Ascutney

by Dave Dunham, race director <dave.dunham@comcast.net>

Mt.Ascutney, VT
The 2006 USATF-NE mountain running circuit wrapped up today at the summit of Ascutney in Windsor Vermont with Paul Low leading 55 runners from five states up the 3.8 mile grind. The course had an average grade of 11% with extended sections of 19%. The weather was typical for New England in July, as temperatures reached the low 80's and the humidity was over 90%.

2006 TEVA USA Mountain team member Low handily took the win by over five minutes, and then continued through the chute and completed the trail run to the true summit of Ascutney. Low's time of 29:39 ties Dave Dunham for the fifth fastest time on the mountain. Abby Woods was the women's champion in 41:37, taking the win by a little over a minute. Behind her, Dawn Heinrich and Donna Smyth had a close fight in the women's 40-49 age group taking second and third overall in 42:54 and 43:02 respectively. Their times rank ninth and tenth fastest all-time for masters women.

Dave Audet, who ran over 150 races last year, took top honors for the men in the 40-49 age group; he finished in fourth place overall with a time of 35:14. Bob Dion of Readsboro, VT was the top 50-59 finisher, 11th overall in 38:05. Dion led the charge of six 50-59 runners in the top 20, with the 50-59 men was the largest age group with 17 finishers. Dion's time was the fourth fastest ever run for a 50-59 man. Corrine Gaugler was the top 50-59 woman, taking 8th in 55:12. Marcia Masland was the top 60+ woman running a new course record of 53:03. The top 60-69 man was Peter Orni in 27th overall with a time of 45:35, the fourth fastest ever run in the age group. On the extreme ends of the age spectrum Richard Snyder (70) of Tewksbury MA was the top 70+ runner in 1:00:24, and Haley Heinrich (13) was tops under 19 with a 51:07 clocking.

Director Dave Dunham's run of 33:42 was the sixth fastest for the 40-49 age group, racing solo at 7:00 AM as race directing duties made it impossible to compete and do the timing/scoring. Much thanks to everyone who pitched in to help out with anything that needed doing. Special thanks to Cathy Dunham for helping this race happen, and to the Vermont State Parks department for allowing us to have the race (and assisting with setup and the waterstop).

Place Name               Time    City        State Team             Sx Age Category  Pts
 1   Abby  Woods        0:41:37  Northampton   MA  GSH               F 28  F20-39  100.00
 2   Dawn  Heinrich     0:42:54  Wolfeboro     NH  PR Moose          F 44  F40-49   97.01
 3   Donna Smyth        0:43:02  Vernon        VT  CSU               F 46  F40-49   96.71
 4   Raina White        0:45:02  Brownsville   VT                    F 27  F20-39   92.41
 5   Haley  Heinrich    0:51:07  Wolfeboro     NH  PR Moose          F 13   F<19    81.42
 6   Sharon Pescetta    0:52:06  Wilder        VT                    F 49  F40-49   79.88
 7   Marcia Masland     0:53:03  Lebanon       NH                    F 61   F60+    78.45
 8   Corinn Gaugler     0:55:12  White River J VT                    F 51  F50-59   75.39
 9   Emer   O'Donoghue  0:56:20  Lexington     MA  SRR               F 44  F40-49   73.88
10   Laurel Shortell    1:05:28  N Hampton     MA  WMAC              F 40  F40-49   63.57
  
Place Name               Time     City       State Team             Sx Age Category Pts
 1   Paul    Low        0:29:39  Belchertown   MA  CMS               M 33  M20-39  100.00
(7AM)Dave    Dunham     0:33:42  Bradford      MA  CMS               M 42  M40-49   87.98
 2   Tim     Mahoney    0:34:52  Westfield     MA  GSH               M 26  M20-39   85.04
 3   Todd    Callaghan  0:34:58  Somerville    MA  PR Moose          M 36  M20-39   84.80
 4   David   Audet      0:35:14  Concord       NH  NMC               M 41  M40-49   84.15
 5   Michael Fenzel     0:35:46  Lyme          NH                    M 30  M20-39   82.90
 6   Jeremy  Huckins    0:36:11  Loudon        NH  CMS               M 25  M20-39   81.94
 7   Rob     Smith      0:36:36  Charlestown   MA  CMS               M 39  M20-39   81.01
 8   Tim     Vile       0:37:09  Rutland       VT                    M 35  M20-39   79.81
 9   Todd    Brown      0:37:54  Rocky Hill    CT  NMC               M 42  M40-49   78.23
 10  Jim     Shimberg   0:38:04  Campton       NH                    M 48  M40-49   77.89
 11  Bob     Dion       0:38:05  Readsboro     VT  WMAC              M 50  M50-59   77.86
 12  Paul    Bazanchuk  0:39:42  Amherst       MA  GSH               M 51  M50-59   74.69
 13  Bob     Gillis     0:39:46  Gloucester    MA  Team Gloucester   M 51  M50-59   74.56
 14  Bob     Mulvaney   0:39:52  Auburn        NH  PR Moose          M 53  M50-59   74.37
 15  Walter  Fortier    0:40:06  Concord       NH                    M 56  M50-59   73.94
 16  Richard Miller     0:42:13  Barnstead     NH                    M 55  M50-59   70.23
 17  Dave    Geary      0:42:26  Gloucester    MA  Team Gloucester   M 40  M40-49   69.87
 18  Michael Wade       0:42:46  Nashua        NH  GCS               M 37  M20-39   69.33
 19  Len     Hall       0:42:51  Enfield       NH  PR Moose          M 53  M50-59   69.19
 20  Gary    Jewett     0:43:48  Beverly       MA                    M 40  M40-49   67.69
 21  Glenn   Fullerton  0:45:03  S Woodstock   VT                    M 53  M50-59   65.82
 22  Thomas  Parker     0:45:09  Nashua        NH                    M 39  M20-39   65.67
 23  Peter   Orni       0:45:35  Ashburnham    MA  CMS               M 63  M60-69   65.05
 24  Jan     Rancatti   0:45:52  Readsboro     VT  WMAC              M 45  M40-49   64.64
 25  John    Griesemer  0:46:46  Lyme          NH                    M 58  M50-59   63.40
 26  Richard Stockdale  0:47:09  Mason         NH  GCS               M 55  M50-59   62.88
 27  Eric    Smith      0:47:10  Woodstock     VT                    M 46  M40-49   62.86
 28  Karl    Furstenber 0:47:17  Lyme Ctr.     NH                    M 61  M60-69   62.71
 37  Walter  Kuklinski  0:47:28  Princeton     MA  WPI Footpounders  M 57  M50-59   62.46
 29  Ross    Stacer     0:47:43  Ashland       MA                    M 53  M50-59   62.14
 30  Paul    Fiondella  0:48:47  E Hampton     NY  WMAC              M 59  M50-59   60.78
 31  Ryan    Crawford   0:49:25  Sunapee       NH                    M 33  M20-39   60.00
 32  William Harned     0:49:30  Kensington    NH                    M 56  M50-59   59.90
 33  Peter   Vadala     0:50:12  Gloucester    MA  Team Gloucester   M 55  M50-59   59.06
 34  Daniel  Lavoie     0:50:47  N Oxford      MA  CMS               M 47  M40-49   58.39
 35  Vin     Rivard     0:51:11  Leominster    MA  NMC               M 60  M60-69   57.93
 36  Eldon   Burkinshaw 0:52:06  Londonderry   NH  GCS               M 67  M60-69   56.91
 38  Michael Gonnerman  0:53:00  Sudbury       MA  HeartbreakHillStr M 63  M60-69   55.94
 39  Peter   Watson     0:54:46  Rockport      MA  Team Gloucester   M 67  M60-69   54.14
 40  Mark    Droy       0:55:36  Amherst       MA                    M 50  M50-59   53.33
 41  Frank   Hurt       0:56:44  Gilford       NH  WMM               M 69  M60-69   52.26
 42  Fred    Ross III   0:57:42  Vernon        VT  CSU               M 60  M60-69   51.39
 43  David   Goldberg   1:00:05  W Lebanon     NH                    M 51  M50-59   49.35
 44  Richard Snyder     1:00:24  Tewksbury     MA  NE65+             M 70   M70+    49.09
 45  Raymond Boutotte   1:02:14  Pepperell     MA  NMC               M 60  M60-69   47.64

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