The second PGXC 2021 race took place on a new course at Everest Park in Auburn under gloriously sunny skies. And talk about a race for the FLRC women, who took home two titles again!
The top three FLRC Open women—Jenny Berkowitz, Sarah Codd, and Kathleen Kanaley—finished just 4 seconds apart, with Sarah and Kathleen separated by just 0.1 seconds. They were fourth, fifth, and sixth overall in the race behind Cornell coach Isabella Dobson (running unattached, but we’re recruiting!) and two women from Buffalo’s Checkers squad (including ex-Ithacan Jenny Selig, just 3 seconds in front of Jenny Berkowitz). But Checkers wasn’t able to field a full five-woman team, so Dobson and the Checkers runners fell out of the team scoring, giving us 1-2-3. With Molly Doruska in 11th and Amanda Lockett in 15th, we ended up with a cumulative score of 32, which put us 2 points ahead of the Syracuse Track Club. Sarah Ridenour, Amalia Skilton, and Ashley Brown rounded out the team this week.
WO-FLRC-A Finish Position - 1 Team Score (places): 32 Overall Place Name Place Time 1 Jennifer Berkowitz 1 19:37.7 2 Sarah Codd 2 19:41.0 3 Kathleen Kanaley 3 19:41.1 4 Molly Doruska 11 23:41.9 5 Amanda Lockett 15 25:20.5 6 Sarah Ridenour 16 25:50.9 7 Amalia Skilton 21 27:39.5 8 Ashley Brown 23 29:34.2 WO-STC-A Finish Position - 2 Team Score (places): 34 Overall Place Name Place Time 1 Dara Megivern 4 20:06.4 2 Abbie Sullivan 5 20:19.9 3 Elizabeth Riccardi 6 20:42.5 4 Emma Lape 9 22:05.4 5 Kelli Carsten 10 23:22.3 6 Katelyn Lagatella 12 24:02.7 7 Siobhan Young 14 25:12.5 8 Michelle Stiles 18 26:04.0 9 Stacy Underwood 20 27:22.0
The FLRC Vets team also repeated their winning ways, with Caitlin Loehr taking second overall, Brenda Osovski taking third, and Sandy Gregorich in 6th. Their 11 points easily outpaced GVH’s 16-point total. Kim Jackson and Anne Shakespeare (running down from Super Vets) filled out the team.
WV-FLRC-A Finish Position - 1 Team Score (places): 11 Overall Place Name Place Time 1 Caitlin Loehr 2 22:44.0 2 Brenda Osovski 3 24:01.7 3 Sandra Gregorich 6 24:47.6 4 Kim Jackson 10 25:28.0 5 Anne Shakespeare 17 30:05.8 WV-GVH-A Finish Position - 2 Team Score (places): 16 Overall Place Name Place Time 1 Beth Anne Deciantis 4 24:09.0 2 Bonnie Lindblom 5 24:37.8 3 Carol Reif 7 24:49.2 4 Leann Finnigan 13 27:41.5
Although FLRC was able to field only those two winning teams this week, the High Noon men had a few decent finishes:
- High Noon Open men: 3rd (down from 2nd without our top two runners)
- High Noon Vets men: 2nd (up from 4th last week, with a 4-5-6 top three places)
- High Noon Super Vets men: 4th (up from 5th last week)
We didn’t take home quite as much chocolate as the first race, but we still put a few runners in the top three slots. Full individual results are available.
- Jenny Berkowitz: 3rd in Open women (after overall winner Isabella Dobson won wine)
- Caitlin Loehr: 3rd in Vets women (below left)
- Banyan Love: 2nd in U19
- Joel Leff: 1st in Ultra Vets men (below right)