Monday, March 24, 2008

4th Browning Ross Bob Kupcha Race Features Deep Field

Browning Ross celebrates recent marriage to wife Rosemary (Sis) with a win

Dave Welsh (31) became the first repeat winner of the Browning Ross Bob Kupcha 5k run with a winning time of 16:53.
Patty Addis-Hudson of Clarksboro (21:49) edged out Erin McCarthy of Freehold (21:54) in the closest women's race finish yet. There were a record 170 particpants in the 5k run, kids fun run and 1 mile walk at Haddon Lake Park in Mt Ephraim, NJ-- the biggest turnout yet despite the cold weather and threat of snow (for the second year in a row). This years race fell on the earliest Easter Saturday (March 22) since 1913.
Last years overall womens winner Meghan McGowan of York Pa won the 19 and under category in a tight dual with All Tri-County Conference runner Taylor Mickle of Gloucester Catholic. David Siuta of LaSamie Wyoming won the male 19 and under category.
Ted Callinan, a former Gloucester Catholic runner for Browning Ross who finished 7th in the last years Broad Street Run in 49:41, captured the 30-39 age group.

Some other outstanding finishes included Norby Vondra (Pittsgrove) in the 50 and over category 19:46, Denise Vondra (Pittsgrove) 27:25 capturing first among the 50 and over women, and Tom Campo Sr.(Woodbury) winning the 60 and over category in 22:49.
The 5k course features 4 hills including a final finishing hill reminiscent of the uphill finish at the Marine Corps Marathon.Who said that last hill was tough?

This years Age group winners and overall results are available at the Gloucester Catholic Cross Country website:

Pictures of this years race will be posted on the blog this week.
Note: All kids received a trophy, shirt, "Easter seedling tree" and Chick Fil A meal certificate for free for competing.

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