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Wardian Wins ING Hartford – 2 Women Break Half Record






(* denotes “New England’s Finest participant)

 

Michael Wardian, 36, the peripatetic marathoner & ultra
marathoner from Arlington, VA, caught up to ING Hartford Marathon leader Pat
Tarpy* at 25 miles and knew he was going to win his 6th of 14 marathons run this
year.

 

“I saw him at the turnaround and he’s such a great runner,
he had about a minute 30, two minutes on me, but he didn’t look strong. Then
when I got to 24 someone yelled he was only 30 seconds ahead. When I caught him
at 25 he was going backwards. I’m really surprised that he was able to hold
onto second,” said Wardian, who arrived in town past midnight and slept on an air mattress in the study of Hartford staff member John Barressi’s home.

 

Wardian crossed the finish line in 2:24:38 with Tarpy, 28,
of Yarmouth, ME, second (& zonked) in 2:25:01 and Providence, RI’s Jeff Howley, 30, just
9-seconds behind Tarpy.

 

“Those guys were up in a pack. I lost them at 16 miles,”
said CT’s Brendan Callahan*, who suffered a leg cramp but placed 4th in
2:27:17. The Ocean State’s Keven O’Neil* was next and top Master in 2:32:19.

 

“I had a good day,” said O’Neil. “There was no time during
the marathon that I felt I was in trouble. If someone had been close I think I
could have run faster.”

 

Two-time defending champion Pat Moulton* was never in it,
running with the second pack through 5-miles before dropping out at six. “My
head just wasn’t there. My best friend’s getting married today and I’m in the
wedding so I’ve been distracted. I just felt tired. The early miles are
supposed to feel easy but I was already struggling.”

 

In the women’s race, last year’s champion, Jeannette Faber*
(nee Seckinger in 2009) ran five minutes faster to claim first in a PR  2:41:06. “I wanted to hit halfway in
1:20, a 6:06 pace, and I got there in 1:19:40,” said Seckinger. “I hooked up
with a group of guys from miles 3 to 15 and the pace was up and down, anywhere
from 6:05 to 5:50.”

 

Utah’s Michelle Lowrey, 33, was second in 2:47:09 with
Schenectady, NY’s Eileen Combs*, 32, third in 2:51:43. Top Master Mary-Lynn
Currier*, 46, of Canton, CT, arrived 4th in 2:51:43 with Bellingham, MA runner
Helen Dinan* rounding out the top five in a PR 2:56:00.

 

In the half marathon, last year’s runner-up (to Tarpy),
Derese Deniboba, was the winner in 1:05:24 over UConn law student Lucas Meyer*
in 1:06:59.

 

Two runners in the women’s field knocked off the previous
course record of 1:15:11 as New Zealand Olympian Kim Smith ran 1:11:32 and
Arlington, MA speedster Heather Cappello, 30, ran a PR 1:15:04 in just her
second half marathon.

 

“I wanted to go out at 5:50s but I was hitting 5:45s so I
was a little nervous but I felt good,” said Cappello. Providence, RI’s Katie
Twarog* was third in a PR 1:19:40 and that gives former Providence College
harriers a clean sweep.

 

Talented Maine Master Mary Pardi*, 40, was fourth overall in
1:23:19. – Bob Fitzgerald

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                    TOP TEN MEN OVERALL IN THE MARATHON
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Place Div Maratho Pace Name Age Sex Race# Nef Hometown
===== ===== ======= ===== ======================== === === ===== === ============================= ====
1 M3539 2:24:38* 5:31 Michael Wardian 36 M 18 Arlington VA
2 M2529 2:25:00 5:32 Pat Tarpy* 28 M 10 Providence RI
3 M3034 2:25:09 5:33 Jeff Howley 30 M 13 Providence RI
4 M2529 2:27:17 5:38 Brendan Callahan* 29 M 3 Middletown CT
5 M4044 2:32:19* 5:49 Keven O'Neil* 40 M 7 North Kingstown RI
6 M2529 2:32:44 5:50 Ryan Field* 26 M 4 New York NY
7 M4549 2:32:54* 5:50 Titus Mutinda 45 M 14 Lowell MA
8 M2024 2:35:38 5:57 Kevin Jillson* 23 M 6 East Sandwich MA
9 M3539 2:36:01 5:58 Marc Robaczynski* 36 M 9 New Hartford CT
10 M5054 2:39:14* 6:05 Glen Guillemette* 50 M 5 Narragansett RI
Record 2:16:33 by Moses Kemboi in 2005
* Under USATF Age-Group guideline

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TOP TEN WOMEN OVERALL IN THE MARATHON
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Place Div Maratho Pace Name Age Sex Race# Nef Hometown
===== ===== ======= ===== ======================== === === ===== === ============================= ====
1 F2529 2:41:06 6:09 Jeannette Faber* 28 F 2 Somerville MA
2 F3034 2:47:08 6:23 Michelle Lowry 33 F 28 Woodland Hills UT
3 F3034 2:51:43 6:33 Eileen Combs* 32 F 21 Schenectady NY
4 F4549 2:54:49* 6:41 Mary-Lynn Currier* 46 F 22 Canton CT
5 F3034 2:56:00 6:43 Helen Dinan* 30 F 23 Bellingham MA
6 F4044 2:57:58 6:48 Claire Gadrow* 41 F 24 South Kingstown RI
7 F3539 3:01:22 6:56 Karen Benway* 38 F 19 Warwick RI
8 F2529 3:02:00 6:57 Megan Peterson 27 F 1709 Fairfield CT
9 F4044 3:02:12 6:57 Maureen Terwilliger* 43 F 25 Guilford CT
10 F3034 3:04:51 7:04 Felice Kelly 30 F 94 New York NY
Record 2:33:23 by Ramilia Burangulova in 2003
* Under USATF Age-Group guideline

TOP TEN RESULTS IN THE HALF MARATHON
17th Annual ING HARTFORD HALF MARATHON
October 9, 2010 Half Marathon (USATF Certified #CT10022JHP) Hartford, CT
Timing By: Granite State Race Services Send corrections to: bt@gsrs.com
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TOP TEN MEN OVERALL IN THE HALF MARATHON
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Place Div Half Pace Name Age Sex Race# Nef Hometown
===== ===== ======= ===== ======================== === === ===== === =============================
1 M2529 1:05:24# 5:00 Derese Denibaba 28 M 3016 Bronx NY
2 M2529 1:06:59 5:07 Lucas Meyer* 27 M 3003 Ridgefield CT
3 M2529 1:07:48 5:11 Mathew Kiplagat 28 M 5115 Irvington NY
4 M2024 1:07:52 5:11 William Sanders* 23 M 3004 Wethersfield CT
5 M2024 1:09:05 5:17 Andrew McCann 22 M 3008 Fayetteville NY
6 M2529 1:10:24 5:23 Mark Olivier* 25 M 3009 Groton CT
7 M2024 1:11:10 5:26 Keith Forlenza 23 M 3040 Whitestone NY
8 M2529 1:12:29 5:32 Jon-Paul Mandelburg 25 M 3006 Quaker Hill CT
9 M2529 1:13:21 5:36 Evan Graves* 29 M 3002 Caribou ME
10 M3034 1:14:00 5:39 Brian Nelson 30 M 5864 Ellington CT
Record 1:03:36 by Benedict Akoi in 1999
# Under USATF OPEN guideline


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TOP TEN WOMEN OVERALL IN THE HALF MARATHON
************************************************************

Place Div Half Pace Name Age Sex Race# Nef Hometown
===== ===== ======= ===== ======================== === === ===== === =============================
1 F2529 1:11:32# 5:28 Kim Smith 28 F 3022 Providence RI
New record. Old record 1:15:11 by Jackline Totori in 2002
2 F3034 1:15:04# 5:44 Heather Cappello* 30 F 3012 Arlington MA
3 F2529 1:19:40 6:05 Katie Twarog* 27 F 3017 Providence RI
4 F4044 1:23:19* 6:22 Mary Pardi* 40 F 3015 Falmouth ME
5 F3034 1:23:50 6:24 Megan Duerring 34 F 3018 Easton PA
6 F2024 1:24:06 6:25 Stephanie Lenihan* 24 F 3019 Groton CT
7 F2024 1:25:57 6:34 Valerie Matena 24 F 3020 Greenwich CT
8 F2024 1:26:05 6:34 Lindsey Raymond 20 F 3021 New Haven CT
9 F2529 1:27:51 6:43 Laura Johnson* 28 F 3013 Boston MA
10 F2024 1:27:58 6:43 Carrie Corbett 23 F 3037 Manchester CT
# Under USATF OPEN guideline
* Under USATF Age-Group guideline


 

 

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