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2013 Masters Long Distance Runners of the Year

It is Marian’s and my pleasure to present the 2013 Masters Rankings.  We do these rankings as volunteers for your reading pleasure.  We review many thousands of races annually, with results being produced in varying formats and frequently, incomplete data.  We generally only select those performances that exceed 85% age grade.  Periodically, during the year we consolidate all results, producing a year to date status for each runner.  At this point we compare runners’ performances and do the rankings.  These rankings are the product of the final consolidation of all our 2013 results.
We have ranked the top 3 in each age group and have listed a number of Honorable Mentions in alphabetical order.  The number of Honorable Mentions continues to be strong, indicating a large quantity of quality performances.
We continue to use criteria similar to that which we have historically used.  Primary, of course, is Age Grading, which is the basis for most Masters awards and prize money, because it allows a level playing field between members of our constituency, whether 40 or 60 or 80.  The ideal circumstance would be for each competitor to compete on a head-to-head basis with their rivals.  Since that is quite rare, we use other criteria, such as, willingness to seek out better competitions to be found at National Championships and prestigious national and regional events.  We also consider number of races, as well as the diversity of distances.
Although we have been doing this for a number of years and continue to try to improve, the system is far from perfect, so we welcome feedback.  To ensure your performances are considered please send them or have them sent to either/both, or .
1.   Kevin Castille (41, LA)
         10km Crescent City Classic                     29.39
2.   Uli Steidl (41, WA)
         HM Melbourne &Beaches Music Half     1:07:07
3.   Ian Forsyth (41, MI)
         10km Meteor 10km                                30:50
Honorable Mention:  Malcolm Campbell, Kevin Collins, Odilon Cuahutle, Joseph Ekuom, Bryan Glass, Art Gunther, John Henwood, Keith Mulhollon, Chad Newton, Phillippe Rolly, Jason Ryf, Viacheslav Shabunin, Lee Troop, Scott Weeks
1.     Mbarak Hussein (48, NM)
         MAR Twin Cities Marathon                 2:20:21
2.     Tracy Lokken (48, MI)
         MAR Boston Marathon                        2:22:27
3.     Eric Ashton (45, SC)
         10km Cooper River Bridge Run               31:24
Honorable Mention: Rob Arsenault, Kristian Blaich, Brian Crowley, Mark Hixson, Kent Lemme, Christian Cushing-Murray, Titus Mutinda, Gregory Picklesimer, Greg Watson, Bob Weiner, Alan Wells, Eric Williams
1.     Matt Ebiner (52, CA)
         MAR Boston MARATHON                 2:32:53
2.     Kevin Miller (51, KS)
         5km Syracuse Festival of Races                15:51
3.     Kevin Broady (51, CA)
         HM Surf City Marathon                       1:13:06
Honorable Mention: Pete Bottomley, Chris Chisholm, Robert Cipriano, Ken Ernst, Jerry Husz, Jonathan Kline, Iain Mickle, Mark Reeder, Alan Wells
1.     Brian Pilcher (57, CA)
         5km Magic Shoe                                   16:07
2.     Norm Larson (57, VT)
         HM Melbourne & Beaches Music Half    1:16:51
3.     Ken Youngers (57, GA)
         5km Labor Day5k                                  16:19
Honorable Mention:  John Barbour, Rick Becker, Matthew Curran, Brian Davis, Don Leck, John Loftus, Tom McCormack, Maurice Pointer, Doug Steedman, Reno Stirrat, Dave Walters
1.     Tim Freeman (64, WA)
        MAR California International Marathon    2:44:48
2.     Tom McCormack (60, TN)
         12km .US National Road Championship   43:04
3.     Peter Mullin (63, TX)
         10km TXU Houston Turkey Trot             36.24
Honorable Mention:  Michael Coyne, Ronville Gravesande, Doug Kurtis, Richard Larsen, Kirk Larson, Gordon MacFarland, Terry McCluskey, Alan Pemberton, Gary Romesser,
1.     William Dixon (66, VT)
         5km Syracuse Festival of Races                18:24
2.     Ron Legg (68, OH)
         HM Nationwide Children’s Half            1:27:02
3.     Gordon MacFarland (65, MA)
        5km Hollis 5k                                        18:00
Honorable Mention:  Paul Carlin, Jan Frisby, Lloyd Hansen, Terry McCluskey, Brian Richards, JL Seymour, Ron Wells, Al Wieringa
1.     Doug Goodhue (71, MI)
         5km Syracuse Festival of Races                19:35
2.     Hans Schmid (73, CA)
         5km Zippy 5k                                       20:18
3.     Richard Stotlar (72, VA)
         5km Louie Fields 5k                              20:29
Honorable Mention: Jorge Argudo, Bill Borla, Lawson Noyes, John Ouweleen
1.     Bill Riley (77, MA)
         5km Father’s Day                                  21:35
2.     Ino Cantu (79, TX)
         5km Bellaire Trolley Run                       22:49
3.     Bill Iffrig (79, WA)
         5km Railroad Days                                22:49
Honorable Mention: Witold Bialokur, Harry Carter, Anthony Cerminaro, Bill Dodson, Alfred Finger, George Hirsch
1.     Lloyd Slocum (80, NC)
         5km Team Kyle 5k                                22:46
2.     Charles Rose (80, NC)
         5km Yiasou Greek Festival                      23:44
3.     Allen Warren (80, CA)
         5km Carlsbad 5000                                25:48
Honorable Mention: Dennis Branham, John Corbet, Don Pratt, Gehrett Smith, George Yannakakis
1.     Hugh Campbell (88, DE)
         5km Adreneline 5k                                 26:37
2.     Lou Lodovico (89, PA
         5km Holy Redeemer 5k                          33:22
3.     Jerry Johncock (85, MI)
         10mi Striders Saturday Classic              1:45:28
Honorable Mention: Charlie Canter, Bert Jablon, Zach Norris, Lou Peters, Edward Powers, Billy Sedam
1.     Bill Tribou (92, CT)
         5km Shamrock                                      41:29
2.     Roy Englert (91, VA)
         12km .US National Road Championship 1:34:40
3.     Mike Freemont (91, OH
         HM Knoxville Half                              3:03:56
Honorable Mention: Bill Benson, Paul Gionfriddo, Don Osborne, George Whitney
1.     Deena Kastor (40, CA)
         10km Beach to Beacon                           32:39
2.     Sheri Piers (42, ME)
         MAR Twin Cities Marathon                 2:28:35
3.     Dorota Gruca (42, POLAND)
         10km Crescent City Classic                     34:34
Honorable Mention: Lyubov Desinova, Sonja Friend-Uhl, Kara Haas, Jennifer Malavolta, Lucie Mays Sulewski, Nuta, Olaru, Mary Pardi, Elena Rozhko, Molly Watcke, Peggy Yetman, Joanna Zieger
1.     Colleen De Reuck (49, CO)
         MAR Indianapolis Monumental             2:39:23
2.     Lori Kingsley (47, PA)
         5km Syracuse Festival of Races                17:47
3.     Emily Bryans (45, NY)
         5km Syracuse Festival of Races                17:52
Honorable Mention: Fiona Bayly, Mimi Fallon, Cheryl Collins-Gatons, Lisbet Sunshine, Lisa Veneziano,
1.     Nina Caron (53, MA)
         MAR Bay State Marathon                    2:56:00
2.     Doreen McCoubrie (51, PA)
         5km Haddonfield Adrenaline 5k                18:07
3.     Carmen Ayala Troncoso (54, TX)
         5km Carlsbad                                        18:41
Honorable Mention: Gordon Bakoulis, Suzi Harvey, Lorraine Jasper, Yumi Ogita, Jeanne Pare, Laurel Park, Maria Servin, Elena Shemyakina, Firaya Sultanova-Zhadanova, Deborah Tornedon
1.      Christine Kennedy (58, CA)
         MAR Boston                                     2:55:01
2.     Joan Samuelson (56, ME)
         MAR New York Marathon                    2:57:13
3.     Sharon Vos (58, CT)
         MAR NewYork Marathon                     3:09:40
Honorable Mention: Marge Bellisle, Nancy Briskie, Lesley Chaplin, Dian Ford, Janice Kesterson, Karen Miles, Susan Rollins, Nancy Stewart, Elizabeth Waywell, Andriete Wickstrom
1.     Kathryn Martin (62, NY)
         5km Syracuse Festival of Races                19:06
2.     Sabra Harvey (64, TX)
         Mile Liberty Mile Championships              5:48
3.     Edie Stevenson (64, CO)
         5km Syracuse Festival of Races                21:09
Honorable Mention: Erika Campbell, Victoria Crisp, Karen Durante, Linda Jennings, Alyn Park, Nancy Rollins, Coreen Steinbach, Catherine Wides
1.     Jan Holmquist (69, MA)
         5mi Patriots Day                                   35:29
2.     Nancy Rollins (66, IL)
         MAR Chicago Marathon                      3:31:02
3.     Donna Presley (67, GA)
         5km Chris Gaunt                                   22:32
Honorable Mention: Judy Fisher, Joy Hampton, Gloria Jansen, Sylvie Kimchee, Jeannie Rice
1.     Rae Baymiller (70, NY)
         10mi Bronx 10 miler                           1:16:11
2.     Barbara Miller (73, CA)
         5km Women’s Fitness                           24:23
3.     Melody Ann Schultz (71, CA)
         10mi Sactown 10miler                         1:20:16
Honorable Mention: Judy Fisher, Sandra Folzer, Joann Hall, Carrie Parsi, MargieStoll, Norma Thomas
1.     Libby James (77, CO)
         5km Colorado Run                                23:59
2.     Anne Garrett (79, CA)
         5km Carlsbad                                        26:59
3.     Ginette Bedard (79, NY)
         5mi Portugal Day                                  48:06
Honorable Mention: Imme Dyson, Tami Graf, Polly Kenniston
1.     Lois Gilmore (82, WI)
         5km Lombardi Run                                30:19
2.     Ginette Bedard (80, NY)
         5mi Poland Spring 5mile                        48:24
3.     Anny Stockman (81, NY)
         10km Winter Series #3                        1:10:10
Honorable Mention: Marjorie Kagan, Ruth Ketron, Harriette Locke, Margretta Lutz, Bertha McGruder
1.     Bertha McGruder (85, NY)
         4mi Autism Speaks                                52:38
2.     Dottie Gray (88, KS)
         10km Beach to Beacon                         1:39:15
3.     Betty Lindberg (88, GA)
         4mi Decatur-Dekalb YMCA                  1:04:35
Honorable Mention:  Judith Baizan, Evelyn Creager, Betty Holroyd, Isabelle Parke, Florence Rawn
1.     Harriette Thompson (90, NC)
         4mi July 4 Spectacular                            55:12

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