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Record Number of Participants at 2007 Gatorade 8 Tuff Miles

 

The top five finishers in the men’s divison of 8 Tuff Miles addressed the crowd at the awards ceremony, including overall winner Jeremy Zuber, second from left.

More than 710 people — the largest group ever — registered to run in this year’s 8 Tuff Miles race on Saturday morning, February 24.

Thirty-five U.S. states, Canada, France, the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were represented in the 11th annual race.

Twenty-six-year-old St. John resident Jeremy Zuber won the race for the fourth year in a row with a time of 50:14, averaging six minutes per mile.

This was the slowest time for Zuber, who ran the race in 49:20 in 2006, 50:02 in 2005 and 49:32 in 2004. Second place finisher 29-year-old Court Lilly of Hebron, Kentucky, was hot on Zuber’s heels, finishing with a time of 51:15.

At the Saturday afternoon, February 24, 8 Tuff Miles awards ceremony, Lilly vowed to return for next year’s race.

Participants of All Ages
“I’ve got a dragon to slay,” he said as he glanced at Zuber.

Twenty-seven-year-old Sally Roberts of Watertown, Massachusetts, won the female division with a time of 1:04:12.

Roberts, who is training for the Boston marathon, beat out second place womens finisher 43-year-old Karen Ringheiser of Carlisle, Massachusetts by just 30 seconds.

People of all ages braved the steep terrain of the course, which begins by the National Park Visitors Center in Cruz Bay and finishes at the Coral Bay ball field, via Centerline Road.

Runners from age six to 78 participated in the race.

In the mens division, 42-year-old Nelson Dupere of Watertown, Massachusetts, took third place with a time of 56:25; 32-year-old Travis Warren of Woodstock, Maryland, took fourth place with a time of 56:54; and 30-year-old St. John resident Kevin Chipman of V.I. Pale Ale took fifth place with a time of 57:46.

Race Delay
In the womens division, 24-year-old St. John resident Chelsea Obrien took third place with a time of 1:06:23; 39-year-old Kim Russell of St. John took fourth place with a time of 1:10:15; and 28-year-old Bonnie Kingsbury of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts took fifth.

This year’s 8 Tuff Miles was delayed nearly an hour due to problems with the transportation of approximately 50 participants from St. Thomas, causing runners to experience a hotter race than usual.

One runner reportedly fell to heat exhaustion, and another runner stopped the race to assist the runner with heat exhaustion. A third runner reportedly did not finish the race due to a fall that required 14 stitches.

St. John residents took first place in the womens under 12 age group, 13 to 16, 17 to 19, 20 to 24, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 60 to 64, 65 to 69 and 70 and over; and in the mens 13 to 16 age group, 17 to 19 and 20 to 24.

For complete race result of the 2007 Gaterade 8 Tuff Miles road race, visit www.8tuffmiles.com.

Top Ten Winners by Age

Overall Womens Winner
Sally Roberts, age 27, Watertown, MA, 1:04:12

Women 12 and Under
Julia Hogroian, age 12, St. John, V.I., 1:38:28
Lisa Witkowski, age 12, New York, NY, 1:43:27
Kayla Kellog, age 11, St. John, V.I., 1:51:42
Hailey Baumann, age 11, New City, N Y, 1:52:31
Nicolle Wiebracht, age 10, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:52:46
Maddie Russell, age 12, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:52:47
Alison Furneaux, age 12, Concord, MA, 1:54:25
Lili Clendinen, age 8, St. John, V.I., 2:11:53
Gabriella Driscoll, age 10, St. Thomas, V.I., 2:17:05
Chloe Jarvis, age 11, St. John, V.I., 2:17:19
   
Women 13 to 16
Emily Egelhoff-Whalen, age 15, St. John, V.I., 1:21:33
Nanette Gamon, age 16, Chatham, NJ, 1:22:22
Christie Gamon, age 15, Chatham, NJ, 1:28:28
Nikki Barnes, age 13, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:37:42
Alexandra Scully, age 16, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:39:21
Michelle Wiebracht, age 15, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:41:00
Cherie Brown, age 15, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:53:46
Sage Buchalter, age 15, St. John, V.I., 1:54:43
MacKenzie Harrington, age 14, Southampton, N Y, 1:55:26
Nicole Andrzejewska, age 16, St. Thomas, V.I., 2:04:55

Women 17 to 19
Ilona Nemeth, age 19, St. John, V.I., 1:25:33
Carly Kauffman, age 17, St. John, V.I., 1:43:24
Kassidy Taylor, age 17, Bow, NH, 1:53:50
Molly Emmett, age 18, Williamsburg, VA, 2:28:07

Women 20 to 24
Chelsea Obrien, age 24, St. John, V.I., 1:06:23
Erin Kennedy, age 24, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:16:33
Lynn Freehill, age 23, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:16:58
Jaimis Huff, age 23, St. John, V.I., 1:21:15
Kristi Johnson, age 21, St. John, V.I., 1:24:26
Kate Hanna, age 22, St. John, V.I., 1:27:27
Michelle Olson, age 24, St. John, V.I., 1:29:22
Mary Laurel Burt, age 23, St. John, V.I., 1:32:00
Jamie Zanelotti, age 22, St. John, V.I., 1:32:17
Elizabeth Rogers, age 23, St. John, V.I., 1:33:44
   
Women 25 to 29
Bonnie Kingsbury, age 28, Vineyard Haven, MA, 1:10:31
Geri Droessler, age 29, St. John, V.I., 1:10:49
Katie Alexander, age 25, St. John, V.I., 1:15:18
Juli Falkenstein, age 29, St. John, V.I., 1:17:44
Amy Holcombe, age 27, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:19:05
Abigail Converse, age 26, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:20:02
Jessica Mayerjak, age 28, St. John, V.I., 1:22:17
Hathaway Ingraham, age 27, St. John, V.I., 1:23:01
Tera Tidwell, age 29, St. John, V.I., 1:24:56
Heather Beckman, age 29, St. John, V.I., 1:25:53

Women 30 to 34
Leialoha Kasprzyk, age 30, St. John, V.I., 1:17:43
Ridge Benedum, age 31, Madison, WI , 1:18:06
Elizabeth Crow, age 31, St. Thomas ,V.I., 1:22:30
Melissa King, age 34, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:23:09
Lisa Parfitt, age 31, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:28:30
Jacqueline Day, age 33, Calgary, Alberta, 1:29:20
Mandy Taylor, age 33, St. John, V.I., 1:32:39
Lisa McVay, age 30 St. Thomas, V.I., 1:33:18
Alicia Bean, age 33, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:33:34
Amy Galassi, age 33, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:39:32
   
Women 35 to 39
Kim Russell, age 39, St. John, V.I., 1:10:15
Bean Stanley, age 36, St. John, V.I., 1:11:21
Amy Witzigreuter, age 38, Lakewood, OH, 1:13:07
Lisa Wisehart, age 37, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:18:30
Jennifer Keuten, age 35, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1:23:52
Karen Stiles, age 38, Duluth, MN, 1:26:58
Jamea Campbell, age 36, Newtown Square, P A, 1:27:094/M
Diane Jongue Lewis, age 39, St. John, V.I., 1:27:12
Kristin Tuoby, age 38, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:30:41
Kimberly Sheaf, age 36, St. John, V.I., 1:33:22

Women 40 to 44
Karen Ringheiser, age 43, Carlisle, MA, 1:04:42
Maria Van Heurck, age 41, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:23:18
Victoria Hunter, age 43, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:25:08
Amy Werbel, age 42, St. John, V.I., 1:28:03
Valerie Donaghue, age 44, St. John, V.I., 1:28:25
Heidi Coyle, age 42, St. John, V.I., 1:30:44
Surfina Adams, age 43, Brooklyn, NY, 1:34:00
Margit Gamon, age 42, Chatham, NJ, 1:34:51
Dalia Perez, age 41, St. John, V.I., 1:36:31
Jennifer Alvarez, age 40, St. Thomas,V.I., 1:42:03

Women 45 to 49
Jodie Tanino, age 47, St. John, V.I., 1:14:22
Martha Hollander, age 47, St. John, V.I., 1:19:39
Christine Meyer, age 48, St. John, V.I., 1:20:21
Laura O’Connor, age 46, Fairfield, CT, 1:20:57
Sonia Boatwright, age 47, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:26:30
Colette Convoy Monroe, age 49, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:26:36
Patsy Bowyer, age 47, Sammamish, WA, 1:29:48
Carol Lenahan, age 47, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:32:35
Maureen Cawley, age 47, Manchester, NH, 1:34:19
Christine Jordan, age 49, St. John, V.I., 1:35:02
   
Women 50 to 54
Jude Woodcock, age 50, St. John, V.I., 1:24:39
Therese Hodge, age 51, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:28:07
Geri Kotas, age 50, St. John, V.I., 1:30:10
Terry Reilly, age 53, Lansdale, PA, 1:32:54
Linda Comeau, age 54, Jackson, NH, 1:33:20
Elizabeth Wenderoth, age 52, Ocean City, MD, 1:34:15
Deborah Prosser, age 53, Fredericton, NB, 1:34:54
Lisa Etre, age 52, St. John, V.I., 1:38:24
Marie Rose Gourdon, age 50, Les Clayes BOIS, 1:39:59
Jane Wherren, age 54, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:45:12
   
Women 55 to 59
Laurie Harris, age 56,  New York, NY, 1:33:46
Judy Reilly, age 58, Brownfield, ME, 1:34:433
Catherine Fahy, age 57, St. John, V.I., 1:53:19
Susan Stair, age 59, St. John, V.I., 1:56:42
Christie O’Neil, age 57, St. John, V.I., 1:57:35
Helen Simon, age 58, St. John, V.I., 1:59:31
Pauline Emmett, age 55, Williamsburg, VA, 2:02:31
Sandi Stein, age 59, St. John, V.I., 2:11:25
Mary Dufur, age 58, St. John, V.I., 2:11:55
Pat Brighton, age 59, St. Petersburg, FL, 2:12:42

Women 60 to 64
Patricia Mahoney, age 62, St. John, V.I., 1:27:08
Dianne Williams, age 61, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:49:50
Pat Torchia, age 62, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:56:43
Sharon Orndorff, age 60, Stanwood, WA, 1:56:56
Mary Lee Phelps, age 64, Accokeek, MD, 2:01:42
Ann Barnard, age 62, St. Thomas, V.I., 2:23:07
Janet Foote, age 60, St. John, V.I., 2:25:08
Pauline Findlay, age 61, St. John, V.I., 2:28:46
Barbara Selstad, age 60, Stevenson, WA, 2:29:30
Rae Ellen Lee, age 62, St. John, V.I., 2:40:09
   
Women 65 to 69

Jean Doherty, age 67, St. John, V.I., 1:46:58
Ann Glenn, age 67, St. John, V.I., 2:06:44
   
Women 70 and Over
Velma Pullen, age 78, St. John, V.I., 2:18:26

Overall Mens Winner
Jeremy Zuber, age 26, St. John, V.I., 50:14

Men 12 and Under
Christopher Cilliers, age 12, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:22:29
Sam Russell, age 9, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:29:50
Kai Merten-Farwell, age 9, St. John, V.I., 1:39:22
Luca del Olmo, age 9, St. John, V.I., 1:39:24
Brendan Bieder, age 10, Norwalk, CT, 1:39:42
Evan Suazo, age 10, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:40:22
Ian Coyle, age 12, St. John, V.I., 1:41:47
Alec Taylor, age 11, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:44:10
Aspen Moore, age 12, St. John, V.I., 1:46:20
Daniel Smith, age 9, St. John, V.I., 1:49:23

Men 13 to 16
Lincoln Liburd, age 15, St. John, V.I., 1:06:07
Cody Scott, age 14, Ithaca, NY, 1:09:42
Brian Oldfield, age 15, St. John, V.I., 1:13:19
Shaiman Lalich, age 14,  St. John, V.I., 1:13:55
J’Moi Powell, age 14, St. John, V.I., 1:17:20
Makenzie Shaw, age 15, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:19:00
Alexander Coyle, age 13, St. John, V.I., 1:22:14
Johnny Lenahan, age 15, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:22:38
Anthony Pippen, age 14,  St. Thomas, V.I., 1:25:25
Jonté Samuel, age 14, St. John, V.I., 1:25:44

Men 17 to 19
Richard Baranowski, age 18, St. John, V.I., 1:11:36
Marcus Houlmiere, age 19, St. John, V.I., 1:15:48
Zachary Trahan, age 17, St. John, V.I., 1:16:12
Sean Beauvais, age 17, Manchester, NH, 1:26:31
   
Men 20 to 24
Randy Hazelton, age 22, St. John, V.I., 1:06:48
William B. Flanner II, age 23, St. John, V.I., 1:09:05
Benjamin Hartell, age 21, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:09:40
Colin Mohler, age 23, Toledo, OH, 1:10:58
Kurt Drengler, age 24, St. John, V.I., 1:12:31
Naheem Mason, age 24,  St. Thomas, V.I., 1:13:51
Casey Emmett, age 22, Hamilton, NY, 1:18:53
James Watts, age 23, St. John, V.I., 1:19:22
Jonathan Bergner, age 22, St. John, V.I., 1:22:03
Matt Hefferman, age 24, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:26:35
   
Men 25 to 29
Court Lilly, age 29, Hebron, KY, 51:15
Luke Hendricks, age 27, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:03:58
Erik Armstrong, age 26, St. John, V.I., 1:10:50
Ryan Richards, age 26, Edmonds, WA, 1:12:43
John Shovlain, age 28, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:13:17
Jared Shomo, age 27, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:13:34
Justin Holcombe, age 27, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:15:26
Agustin Resano, age 26, St. John, V.I., 1:15:46
Justin Boynton, age 26, Bowling Green, VA, 1:18:21
Joshua Slayton, age 26, St. John, V.I., 1:22:15

Men 30 to 34
Travis Warren, age 32, Woodstock, MD, 56:54
Kevin Chipman, age 30, St. John, V.I., 57:46
Garth Hudson, age 33, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:03:49
Brad Dunlevy, age 33, Cold Springs, KY, 1:04:08
Hank Zimmerman, age 31, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:05:25
Mark Smith, age 32, Rice Lake, WI, 1:09:24
Daniel Keenan, age 32, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:09:45
Lanny Roberts, age 32, St. John, V.I., 1:10:29
Brad Kappel, age 33, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:10:34
Patrick Alle, age 32, St. John, V.I., 1:15:47

Men 35 to 39

Jim Pullen, age 39, Cary, NC, 1:00:14
Stacin Martin, age 37, Portsmouth, VA, 1:04:28
Glen Millar, age 39, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:05:28
Gabriel Jimenez, age 35, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:05:41
John Folmsbee, age 38, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:06:58
Bruce Sewer, age 36, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:08:06
Andy Coe, age 35, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:10:01
Erik Heikkila, age 38, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:11:59
Dave Furneaux, age 36, Concord, MA, 1:13:00
Kent Hardenbrook, age 36, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:13:14
   
Men 40 to 44
Nelson Dupere, age 42, Watertown, MA, 56:25
Adam Thill, age 41, St. John, V.I., 1:02:35
Charles Joseph, age 40, St. John, V.I., 1:03:00
Mike Klein, age 42, St. Croix, V.I., 1:04:11
Ted Patton, age 43, Duluth, MN, 1:05:11
Robert Bowen, age 42, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:09:50
Luis Martinez, age 42, St. John, V.I., 1:10:45
Fred Lane, age 44, Burlington, VT, 1:14:56
Spencer Dickey, age 41, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:15:23
James Wilson, age 43, Taumansburg, NY, 1:16:24
   
Men 45 to 49
Richard Hubbard, age 48, Dover, NJ, 1:02:40
Edson Eldredge, age 45, Chatham, MA, 1:08:13
Kelsey Taylor, age 48, Bow, NH, 1:08:41
Daniel Blood, age 45, Greenwich, CT, 1:09:02
Eric Deetz, age 46, Chicago, IL, 1:13:13
Andrew John Kinney, age 47, Apex, NC, 1:15:24
Sean O’Connor, age 47, Fairfield, CT, 1:20:58
Dave Roberts, age 48, Richmond, VA, 1:20:59
Thomas Schirling, age 47, Glendale, NY, 1:22:18
Dave Rosa, age 46, St. John, V.I., 1:25:46

Men 50 to 54
Calvin Dallas, age 54, St. Thomas, V.I., 57:49
Kevin Callahan, age 50, Portsmouth, RI, 1:01:45
Hank Storage, age 53, St. John, V.I., 1:16:20
Randy Shaw, age 50, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:17:14
Kevin Harrington, age 51, Southampton, NY, 1:20:56
Steve Conley, age 51, St. John, V.I., 1:22:33
Luigi Costello, age 50, St. John, V.I., 1:23:02
James Dodson, age 51, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:23:28
George Cleffi, age 54, Succasunna, NJ, 1:23:48
Steve Hogroian, age 51, St. John, V.I., 1:30:12

Men 55 to 59
Bob Benedum, age 55, Amery, WI, 1:00:46
Bill Reilly, age 59, Brownfield, ME, 1:05:20
Maurice Chabuz, age 57, St. John, V.I., 1:10:25
Mark Pippen, age 55, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:10:48
Wayne Brandt, age 55, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:12:38
Miles Stair, age 57, St. John, V.I., 1:19:40
Allan Buckingham, age 55, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:23:39
Daryl Frederick, age 59, Horton, MI, 1:24:55
Elwyn Simmons, age 57, St. John, V.I., 1:25:02
Albert Wittmeyer, age 59, Rochester, NY, 1:26:50

Men 60 to 64
Bill Tylutki, age 60, Remsen, NY, 1:13:26
Allan Aldrich, age 60, Jackson, NH, 1:21:07
Brian Kelly, age 63, Brynmawr, PA, 1:25:37
Niles Pearsall, age 64, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:28:44
Tom Austin, age 61, Williamsburg, VA, 1:29:49
Jeff McCrave, age 60, St. John, V.I., 1:31:05
William Coolidge, age 63, Floyd, VA, 1:39:50
Jim Wilcox, age 62, St. John, V.I., 1:42:36
Arthur Joyce, age 64, St. John, V.I., 1:44:01
William Small, age 61, St. John, V.I., 1:45:26

Men 65 to 69
Mike Stapenhurst, age 65, Fredericton, NB, 1:13:56
Joseph Crawford, age 65, St. Thomas, V.I., 1:21:24
Tim Wenger, age 65, Stanwood, WA, 1:24:42
Marvin Glenn, age 69, St. John, V.I., 1:25:16
Charles (Mike) Simeck, age 69, Davenport, FL, 1:28:24
Harold Phelps, age 65, Accokeek, MD, 1:37:58
Stu Brown, age 65, St. John, V.I., 1:49:45
Kent Savel, age 69, St. John, V.I., 1:54:30
Iain Hendeson, age 68, St. Thomas, V.I., 2:25:25
James Gleason, age 66, New Meadows, ID, 2:40:10

Men 70 and Over
Monte Coffman, age 70, Scottsdale, AZ, 1:51:39
William Morris, age 75, St. John, V.I., 2:21:00