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Goldstein, Brassard pick up race crowns

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2003

A warm August sun greeted some 200 women running through Kenai with 70-degree temperatures. Although Saturday's heat may have been a little outside the norm, the women who ran or walked either the 5-kilometer or 10-kilometer races of the Women's Resource and Crisis Center Kenai Peninsula Run for Women were able to beat the heat.

The cause of supporting the center's efforts to aid domestic violence victims was not lost on participants, and the heat didn't go unnoticed to some, either.

"It was smoking hot," said Anchorage marathoner Noelle Brassard, who took first place in the 10-kilometer race with a time of 41 minutes, 31 seconds.

"I figured if I could donate a little money towards it, it's a great cause. It's something that needs to come to an end."

The event, in its 16th year, was organized to raise awareness, and funds, to support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, said Women's Resource and Crisis Center director Heather Arnett.

"Over the past year, 111 women and 91 children have stayed at the resource center," Arnett said. "They feel that all the runners and walkers have compassion for them."

She said some of the women who have been through the center also participated in the race, and organizers are considering allowing men to participate.

"Our registration forms asked about opening up a special section for men," Arnett said. "If a group of men express an interest in running, we're willing to have them take part."

Brassard was followed closely across the finish line in the 10-kilometer race by fellow Exceed Women's Running Group member Larrell Lockard, who crossed the finish line in 42:15.

Lockard stayed with Brassard up until the last mile of the 6.2-mile run, before giving out.

"I hit the wall at five miles," Lockard said.

Soldotna High athletes Ari Goldstein and Katie Franzmann finished one-two in the 5-kilometer race, with respective times of 19:22 and 19:55, as part of a 13-member contingency from the Stars' girls cross country team.

"Our whole team and the coach think this is important to support," Goldstein said, saying the team ran for some preseason practice.

"We kind of just took this as a workout day to get ready for the school season to start."

She said the heat didn't bother her, however.

"It was nice to run in the warm weather," Goldstein said. "It didn't take as much to warm up."

Franzmann said the 3.1-mile run through hot streets of Kenai wasn't to her liking.

"I like running hilly terrain and I like it when it's nice and shady," she said. "It was more difficult than running a school race because I was out there all by myself."

Third-place 5-kilometer finisher Angie Voight, a Kenai native who came in with a time of 19:56, said she's returned to the peninsula every year for the past seven years from Minneapolis to run.

"I love this race, and I think it's a good cause," she said.

The race welcomed women of all ages. Eleven-year-old Monica Hutchison finished the 5-kilometer race just ahead her sisters Tanica, 19, and Hanna, 8, following in the footsteps of 13-year-old Michaela Hutchison, who was running the 10-kilometer.

"My sister (Michaela) did it last year," Monica Hutchison said of her reason for joining in the activity.

Tanica Hutchison admitted that the 5-kilometer was just enough for her to run.

"Our family is into athletics ... cross country," she said. "Since I can't keep up with the others, I ran with the younger girls."

Arnett said domestic violence remains prevalent on the central Kenai Peninsula, and that is why the race continues each year. She said in the past two years there have been more than 350 arrests related to domestic violence, so people need to take notice.

"Statistics say domestic violence occurs in one in three households," Arnett said. "Domestic violence is very hurtful for every member of the family."

The resource center has counseling for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, among other services, and also offers help for those who believe they are batterers, Arnett said.

"If someone is in a situation, they can call the Women's Resource and Crisis Center crisis line at 283-7257," she said.

Clarion reporter Joseph Robertia contributed to this story.

2003 Run for Women

Saturday

10 kilometers

14 and under 1. Michaela Hutchison, 49 minutes, 57 seconds.

15 to 19 1. Paris King, 1:11:02.

20 to 29 1. Larrell Lockard, 42:15; 2. Kristi Knudsen, 43:36; 3. Carrie Setian, 44:29; 4. Emily Grossman, 47:55; 5. Jennifer Stewart, 50:40.

30 to 39 1. Noelle Brassard, 41:31; 2. Pam Carter, 48:34; 3. Kristy Despars, 52:52; 4. Lee Paterna, 54:20; 5. Renee Bear, 56:06; 6. Lane Leauchamp, 1:00:37; 7. Rachel Erickson, 1:04:19; 8. Amy Gobroski, 1:05:20; 9. Lisa Turner, 1:32:29.

40 to 49 1. Kenda Blanning, 46:12; 2. Debbie Boots, 48:18; 3. Kathy Dawson, 52:01; 4. Kristine Moerlein, 52:59; 5. Pamela Russell, 54:40; 6. Judy Fandrei, 55:10; 7. Lanie Hughes, 56:18; 8. Janet Arneson, 56:46; 9. Billie Jean Williams, 56:57; 10. Tammy Strausbaugh, 57:06; 11. Ruth Clare, 57:11; 12. Donna Lester, 58:27; 13. Carol Doser, 59:54; 14. Tammy Coy, 1:03:23; 15. Valerie McKenney, 1:18:30; 16. Beth Kellie, 1:18:40; 17. Mary Kennedy, 1:21:39.

50 to 59 1. Pamela McDermott, 54:54; 2. Claudia Furlong, 55:52; 3. Diane Little Eagle, 57:32; 4. Pat Weimer, 1:11:24; 5. Maria Sweppy, 1:13:04; 6. Forrest Nelson, 1:15:29; 7. Janice Tuter, 1:21:40; 8. Paula Standefer, 1:31:30; 9. Jane Marshall, 1:31:31; 10. Mary Starrs Armstrong, 1:32:28; 11. Joan Merrick, 1:44:02; 12. Donna Bartman, 1:44:03; 13. Colleen Carey, 1:44:55; 14. Carol Felts, 1:46:16; 15. Donna LeGerda, 1:47:35.

60 and over 1. Marlis Schmid, 1:22:29; 2. Sammy Crawford, 1:25:29; 3. Charlu Choate, 1:44:56; 4. Sheryn Larby, 1:46:17.

5 kilometers

14 and under 1. Madison Moe, 27:36; 2. Monica Hutchison, 29:05; 3. Hannah Hutchison, 29:16; 4. Emily Thornton, 30:23; 5. Krista Leman, 30:55; 6. Madeline Fox, 31:04; 7. Amy Hundertmark, 31:06; 8. Megan Udelhoven, 31:19; 9. Olivia Fair, 41:46; 10. Sarah Walton, 42:50; 11. Kinsey Martin, 43:04; 12. Savanna Griffel, 43:09; 13. Sami Glanz, 48:37; 14. Elizabeth Schoessler, 49:02; 15. Mackenzie Senn, 52:54; 16. Catherine Schoessler, 55:02; 17. Candice Quales, 55:50; 18. Jennifer Tyler, 1:07:01.

15 to 19 1. Ari Goldstein, 19:22; 2. Katie Franzmann, 19:53; 3. Jessica Weimer, 20:02; 4. Rachel Goldstein, 20:58; 5. Katy Pankoski, 22:15; 6. Sierra Williams, 22:25; 7. Rachel McCartan, 22:28; 8. Whitney Leman, 24:18; 9. Katie Moerlein, 24:20; 10. Kenda Moerlein, 24:33; 11. Brandi Denna, 24:37; 12. Karlyn Remsen, 25:39; 13. Heidi Keller, 25:41; 14. Tess Caswell, 25:42; 15. Liana Purugganan, 26:03; 16. Brittany Sabastian, 27:02; 17. Jaime Miller, 27:05; 18. Amanda Matson, 27:12; 19. Katie Thornton, 27:42; 20. Hilary Powell, 31:12; 21. Rachel Robertson, 32:45; 22. Caitlin Martin, 37:09; 23. Karli Knudsen, 42:08; 24. Robin Mida, 44:40; 25. Jennifer Jenkins, 44:41.

26. Sheila Oelrich, n/a.

20 to 29 1. Angie Voight, 19:56; 2. Melina Hutchison, 22:27; 3. Caitlin Robertson, 23:05; 4. Carissa Cote, 24:44; 5. Jennifer Ellis, 27:27; 6. Bobbie Souter, 27:43; 7. Angie Lockard, 28:59; 8. Jennifer Warren, 29:35; 9. Sarah Jakits, 29:36; 10. Darcy Swanson, 33:29; 11. Amanda Yankey, 34:58; 12. Kara Pike, 37:57; 13. Kristin Mitchell, 40:20; 14. Stephanie Snyder, 42:39; 15. JoDee Young, 43:46; 16. Jackie Tomrdle, 55:39; 17. Denise Mertz, 56:07; 18. Kristin Williams, 56:16; 19. Arika Jensen, 57:10; 20. Kaycie Schmelzenbach, n/a.

30 to 39 1. A'Anna Gibson, 25:34; 2. Susan Hanson, 27:10; 3. Johnelle Corr, 28:55; 4. Lori Wagoner, 31:50; 5. Shelli Furlong, 31:51; 6. Brenda Olrich, 32:27; 7. Beth Litzenberger, 32:36; 8. Tina Williamson, 32:37; 9. Wendy Bryden, 32:46; 10. Deanne Tanner, 35:18; 11. Amy White, 37:10; 12. Karen Fair, 41:49; 13. Kim Navarre, 43:07; 14. Lysa Diorec, 43:13; 15. Naneianna Misner, 45:06; 16. Jill Dufloth, 45:13; 17. Jen Tyler, 45:53; 18. Julie Marcinkowski, 46:41; 19. Jennifer Henderson, 50:48; 20. Michelle Parks, 55:05; 21. Amy Manuel, 56:43; 22. Andrean Payne, 58:16; 23. Nanci Crisp, n/a.

40 to 49 1. Alana Haider, 23:22; 2. Amy McVee, 25:03; 3. Anette Pankoski, 29:55; 4. Lisa Franzmann, 29:56; 5. Laura Pillifant, 31:05; 6. Colleen Sinnott, 31:13; 7. Mary Rhyner, 34:14; 8. Mary Hutchison, 35:00; 9. Karen Calderwood, 35:17; 10. Debbie Allen, 39:05; 11. Molly Bauder, 39:22; 12. Robin Forsi, 39:42; 13. Pat Walton, 42:51; 14. Barbara Atkinson, 44:26; 15. Terri Carter, 45:14; 16. Lee Murphy, 45:52; 17. Mim McKay, 52:36; 18. Sara Moore, 52:38; 19. Elizabeth Miller, 52:39; 20. LaDawn Druce, 52:40; 21. Terri Zopf-Schoessler, 55:06; 22. Lyn Marsh, 56:17; 23. Yolanda Nischan, 58:25; 24. Marcia Beauchamp, 1:11:01; 25. Jane Dullum, n/a.

50 to 59 1. Maria Cobb, 23:26; 2. Mindee Morning, 25:09; 3. Eileen Bryson, 26:12; 4. Terri Cowart, 27:07; 5. Sue Lockard, 29:50; 6. Jane Handy, 31:14; 7. Peggy McGarry, 31:49; 8. Susan Pike, 37:59; 9. Susan Smalley, 38:37; 10. MaryJane Hanley, 39:21; 11. Linda Swarner, 40:28; 12. Mary Kay Knudsen, 42:07; 13. Margaret Parsons-Williams, 43:47; 14. Charlotte Timison, 46:54; 15. Sherrie Henderson, 50:47; 16. Kelly Smith, 52:37; 17. Diana Forslund, 56:45; 18. Mayme Ohnemus, 56:58; 19. Janet Mitchell, 57:06; 20. Barbara Beeman, 57:51; 21. Marie English, 57:52; 22. Beverly Dove, 1:02:23; 23. Bonnie Golden, 1:03:22; 24. Carol Histand, n/a.

60 and over 1. Kathy Bush, 35:01; 2. Betty Dean, 44:30; 3. Debora Fullinck, 46:53; 4. Mary Jean Potter, 47:39; 5. Sandi Knutson, 50:42; 6. Kari Mohn, 52:26; 7. Janet Lomayesva, 55:47; 8. Darlene Tachick, 57:54; 9. Rita Kincade, 58:25; 10. Beatrice Doser, 1:04:41; 11. Sandra Flagg, n/a.



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