Price Chopperthon 30K

Albany NY/USA

Race Winners (27 runnings, 13 as a 30K)

24 Apr 1994

1:12:16

Lance Denning (NY/USA)

1:18:45

Lori Hewig

25 Apr 1993

1:16:28

Rick Bennett (NY/USA)

1:21:49

Amy Herold-2

29 Mar 1992

1:09:07

Dale Keenan (NY/USA)

1:22:56

Amy Herold (NY/USA)

07 Apr 1991

1:09:15

Gordon Neysmith-2

1:24:24

Nancy Egerton (NY/USA)

01 Apr 1990

1:06:55

Gordon Neysmith (CAN)

1:24:37

Anne Kuklinski-2

02 Apr 1989

1:08:25

Daniel Paxon (NY/USA)

1:18:24

Lisa Vaill (NY/USA)

10 Apr 1988

1:11:52

Pace Kessenich (NY/USA)

1:25:43

Anne Kuklinski (NY/USA)

05 Apr 1987

1:06:58

Steve Kogo (NY/KEN)

1:20:12

Nancy Dragoo Mieszczak-2

22 Mar 1986

1:37:16

Bill Reifsnyder (PA/USA)

1:54:45

Jane Buch (OH/USA)

24 Mar 1985

1:33:07

Ray Treacy (IRL) (nc)

1:43:27

Lisa Larsen Weidenbach Rainsberger (MI/USA)

18 Mar 1984

1:32:10

Don Norman (PA/USA) (nc)

1:45:15

Anne Hird (RI/USA)

20 Mar 1983

1:32:22

Barry Brown-2 (nc)

1:50:59

Jane Welzel-3

21 Mar 1982

1:36:24

Philip Coppess (CO/USA) (nc)

1:52:38

Jane Welzel-2

22 Mar 1981

1:31:56

Pete Pfitzinger (NY/USA) (nc)

1:50:07

Jane Welzel (MA/USA)

23 Mar 1980

1:32:17

John Ziegler (PA/USA) (nc)

1:52:27

Nancy Conz (MA/USA)

18 Mar 1979

1:31:28

Barry Brown (FL/USA) (nc)

1:52:29

Patti Lyons Catalano (MA/USA)

19 Mar 1978

1:33:21

John Vitale-2 (nc)

1:58:24

Nancy Dragoo Mieszczak (NY/USA)

20 Mar 1977

1:34:10

Tom Fleming (NY/USA) (nc)

2:04:22

Carolyn Bravakis (CT/USA)

28 Mar 1976

1:29:04

Bill Rodgers (MA/USA) (nc)

2:01:45

Cathy Shrader-3

23 Mar 1975

1:31:50

John Vitale (CT/USA) (nc)

2:10:39

Cathy Shrader-2

03 Mar 1974

1:18:26

Joe Rukanshagiza (UGA)

1:53:19

Cathy Shrader (NY/USA)

1960-1973

---

not held

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not held

20 Sep 1959

1:18:18

John J Kelley (CT/USA) (nc)

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none

1938-1958

---

not held

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not held

05 Jul 1937

1:51:48

Mel Porter (NJ/USA) (nc)

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none

20 Jul 1936

1:10:53

Jean Bertholot (FRA) (nc)

---

none

1935

---

not held

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not held

23 Jun 1934

1:08:47

Paul Mundy (PA/USA) (nc)

---

none

20 May 1933

1:30:50

David Komonen (CAN) (nc)

---

none

09 Apr 1932

1:24:07

William Steiner (NY/USA)

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none
Notes: 1932 was the inaugural year. This event was known as the Governor's Cup for 1932-37, the Bank-athon for 1974-79, the Hudson-Mohawk for 1988-89 and 1992-94, and the Community Health Plan for 1990-91. The event is best known as the Price Chopperthon. The 1985-86 course was certified as point-to-point with a net drop of 7 m/km (excessive). All courses were point-to-point and may be assumed to have a substantial drop except for the 1959 race that was run from Albany to Schenectady (up hill).

Course lengths:
1987-94 => half marathon
1934,1936 => 20 km
1933,1959,1974 => 25km
1932 => 15 miles


(nc) => national championship

1985.. Dan Predmore was the national champion (1:33:42, 2nd)
1936.. Lou Gregory was the national champion (1:11:13, 2nd)
1933.. Paul Mundy (PA) was the national champion (1:32:32, 2nd)


Most Wins (1932-1994)

Men

2

John Vitale (CT/USA) 1975,1978
  Barry Brown (FL/USA) 1979,1983
  Gordon Neysmith (USA) 1990-91

Women

3

Cathy Shrader (NY/USA) 1974-76
  Jane Welzel (MA/USA) 1981-83


Race Time Bias (sec/km)

Year      Men   Women
1985     -5.6     n/c
1984     -6.4    -7.0
....
1979     -8.8     n/c
....-
1976     -9.5     n/c
Avgs     -7.6    -7.0

Quality Performances (30 km)

Men
<1:30       1
<1:31       2
<1:32       7
<1:33      14
<1:34      22
<1:35      30
<1:36      38
Women
<1:44       1
<1:46       2
<1:48       2
<1:50       6
<1:52      12

Finishers

Year    #Fin
1994     200
1993     210
1992     366
1991     365
1990     499
1989     518
1988     478
1987     743
1986     663
1985     804
1984     827
1983     958
1982     797
1981   1,018
1980     837
1979     980
1978     700
1977     510
1976     425
1975     275
1974     207
....
1959      30
....
1937      18
1936      32
....
1934      28
1933      20
1932      11
Sum   12,519

Notes:

Hudson Mohawk Half Mara
24 Apr 1994 
Men
  1  1:12:16    Lance Denning (NY/USA) 
  2  1:13:47    Dale Keenan (NY/USA)
  3  1:15:26    Joe Straub 
Women
  1  1:18:45    Lori Hewig (NY/USA)
  2  1:22:21    Amy Herold (NY/USA)                      
  3  1:30:07    Laura Lawrence

 
Hudson Mohawk Half Mara
25 Apr 1993 
Men
  1  1:16:28    Rick Bennett (NY/USA)
  2  1:16:47    Joseph Powers (NY/USA)
  3  1:17:04    Craig Daniels
Women
  1  1:21:49    Amy Herold (NY/USA)                      
  2  1:25:25    Nancy Egerton (NY/USA)
  3  1:31:59    Patricia Nagy (NY/USA) 
 
 

Hudson Mohawk Half Mara
26 Apr 1992 
Men
  1  1:09:07    Dale Keenan (NY/USA)
  2  1:10:29    Vince O'Brien (NY/USA)
  3  1:10:58    Bill Colvin
Women
  1  1:22:56    Amy Herold (NY/USA)                      
  2  1:23:57    Carolyn Eich (NY/USA)
  3  1:27:00    Sandra Phibbs-Stockman (NY/USA)

  
Hudson Mohawk Half Mara
07 Apr 1991 
Men
  1  1:09:15    Gordon Neysmith (Canada)
  2  1:12:54    Koichi Araki (NY/Japan)
  3  1:13:23    Dan Predmore (NY/USA)
Women
  1  1:24:24    Nancy Egerton (NY/USA)    
  2  1:32:20    Karen Pratt (NY/USA)
  3  1:34:19    Melinda Hayes (NY/USA)

  
 Hudson Mohawk Half Mara
01 Apr 1990 
Men

  1  1:06:55    Gordon Neysmith (Canada)
  2  1:10:46    Dale Keenan (NY/USA)
  3  1:12:10    Bob Fancher (NY/USA)
Women
  1  1:24:37    Ann Kuklinski (NY/USA) 
  2  1:26:48    Nancy Egerton (NY/USA)
  3  1:27:38    Patricia Remmers (NY/USA) 
  
 
Hudson Mohawk Half Mara
02 Apr 1989 
Men
  1  1:08:24    Dan Paxson (NY/USA)
  2  1:09:15    Dale Keenan (NY/USA)
  3  1:09:51    Christopher Buckley (NY/USA)
Women
  1  1:18:24    Lisa Vaill (NY/USA)              20 Nov 1962 
  2  1:24:42    Lori Hewig (NY/USA)
  3  1:24:49    Ann Kuklinski (NY/USA)

Hudson Mohawk Half Mara
10 Apr 1988 
Men
  1  1:11:51    Pace Kennenich (NY/USA)
  2  1:12:27    Peter Gerardi (NY/USA)
  3  1:13:17    Bob K. Picotte

Women
  1  1:25:42    Ann Kuklinski (NY/USA) 
  2  1:29:25    Inge Aiken (NY/USA)
  3  1:29:59    Karen Buskey (NY/USA)
   
 
Price Chopperthon Half Mara
05 Apr 1987 
Men
  1  1:06:58    Steve Kogo (NY/KEN) 
  2  1:10:09    Robert Fancher (NY/USA)
  3  1:10:43    Dale Keenan (NY/USA)
  6  1:12:03    Pat Glover (40)
  7  1:12:21    Bill Robinson (40)  
Women
  1  1:20:12    Nancy Dragoo-Mieszczak (NY/USA)  01 Feb 1949
  2  1:21:54    Denise Herman (NY/USA)
  3  1:23:32    Mary Leivers (40) 
  
  
Price Chopperthon 30 km
23 Mar 1986
Men
  1  1:37:16    Bill Reifsnyder (NM/USA)         13 Apr 1962     $1,000
  2  1:38:31    Malcolm East (PA/ENG)            07 Mar 1956        500
  3  1:40:41    Mark Reilly (NY/USA)                                250
  4  1:40:42    Kevin Williams (NY/USA)                             150
  5  1:40:55    Dale Keenan (NY/USA)                                100
  6  1:41:43    David Coyne (NY/USA)                                
  7  1:42:27    Mark Skinkle (RI/USA)
 27  1:50:39    Lee Sargent, 43 (MA/USA)                            250
 32  1:52:23    John Dugdale, 51 (CT/USA)
 42  1:54:34    Howard Rubin, 57 (NY/USA)
Women

  1  1:54:42    Jane Buch (OH/USA)               24 Jul 1948     $1,000
  2  1:59:16    Nancy Dragoo Mieszczak (NY/USA)  01 Feb 1949        500
  3  2:00:38    Ford Madeira (41)(MA/USA)        10 Dec 1944        500
See 1980 for course description  


Price Chopperthon 30 km
24 Mar 1985
Men
  1  1:33:07    Ray Treacy (RI/IRL)              18 May 1957
  2  1:33:42    Dan Predmore (NY/USA)            10 Sep 1958
  3  1:33:54    Ringo Adamson (NJ/USA)           24 Mar 1958
  4  1:34:10    Don Paul (CA/USA)                14 Jul 1950
  5  1:34:17    Timothy Wunsch (NY/USA)          05 Jul 1960
  6  1:35:27    Scott Bagley (MA/USA)            10 Aug 1964
  7  1:35:56    Steve Oliver (MA/USA)                   1959
  8  1:36:27    Kevin Ryan (OR/USA)              01 Feb 1957
  9  1:38:00    Mark Skinkle (RI/USA)            15 Jun 1954
 10  1:38:05    Daniel Rechner (RI/USA)          01 Mar 1964 
Women
  1  1:43:27    Lisa Rainsberger* (KS/USA)       13 Dec 1961
  2  1:50:58    Ellen Weglarz (NY/USA)           18 Dec 1957
  3  1:51:58    Marian Teitsch (CO/USA)          08 Nov 1962
  4  1:53:04    Nancy Dragoo Mieszczak (NY/USA)  01 Feb 1949 
* American Record at that time. Winner of the 1985 Boston Marathon. Ran as 
Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach in 1985.
See 1980 for course description 

 
Price Chopperthon 30 km
18 Mar 1984
Men
  1  1:32:10    Don Norman (PA/USA)              21 Oct 1958
  2  1:32:30    Phil Coppess (IA/USA)            02 Sep 1954
  3  1:32:37    Andy Palmer (ME/USA)             26 Nov 1953
  4  1:34:42    Douglas Sweazey (MA/USA)         11 May 1957
  5  1:35:07    Daniel Rechner (NY/USA)          01 Mar 1964
  6  1:35:30    Dennis Northrup (NY/USA)         22 Jul 1958
  8  1:36:24    Sal Vega (NJ/USA)                04 Sep 1957
 10  1:38:02    Charles Hewes (VT/USA)           15 Nov 1955
 11  1:39:26    Barry Brown (NY/USA)             26 Jul 1944
 12  1:39:41    Dale Keenan (NY/USA)             16 Jun 1950
 15  1:42:22    Charles Parmalee (40)            
 56  1:50:45    Don Wilken (45)
 85  1:54:04    Theodore Becker (51) 
Women
  1  1:45:15    Anne Hird* (RI/USA)               18 Apr 1959
  2  1:48:43    Isabelle Carmichael (NY/USA)     10 Feb 1950
  3  1:49:35    Ford Madeira (MA/USA)            10 Dec 1944
  4  1:49:38    Ellen Weglarz (NY/USA)           18 Dec 1957
  5  1:49:49    Jane Buch (OH/USA)               24 Jul 1948
  6  1:50:24    Nancy Dragoo Mieszczak (NY/USA)  01 Feb 1949
  7  1:52:00    Jane Welzel (CO/USA)             24 Apr 1955
130  1:57:49    Elaine Kirchen (41)
140  1:58:32    Susan Voci   
* American Record at that time
See 1980 for course description 
 
 

Price Chopperthon 30 km
20 Mar 1983
Men
  1  1:32:22**  Barry Brown (NY/USA)             26 Jul 1944
  2  1:35:35    Bill Stewart (MI/USA)            06 Jan 1943
  3  1:36:13    James D Miller (VT/USA)          06 Sep 1958
  4  1:36:36    Charles Hewes (VT/USA)           15 Nov 1955
  5  1:37:03    Dennis Northrup (NY/USA)         22 Jul 1958
  6  1:37:30    Don Paul (CA/USA)                14 Jul 1950 
 20  1:42:53    Jerry Smith (40)
 49  1:47:40    Jerry Rirodan (49)
119  1:55:24    Rudy Becker (50)
364  2:10:25    Sam Gratch (58)
631  2:25:34    Robert Lopez (60)
Women
  1  1:50:59    Jane Welzel (CO/USA)             24 Apr 1955
  2  1:51:19    Kitty Consolo (OH/USA)           16 Apr 1957
  3  1:55:16*   Susan C. Hay (RI/USA)            22 Jul 1963 
  4  1:55:40    Karen Johnson (RI/USA)                  1963 
  5  1:57:41**  Cindy Dalrymple (VA/USA) (41)    05 Mar 1942
468  2:15:42**  Anny Stockman (NY/USA) (50)  
 * American Junior National Record
** American 5-year Age Group Record at that time!    
 See 1980 for course description
 
 
Price Chopperthon 30 km
21 Mar 1982
Men
  1  1:36:24    Phil Coppess (IA/USA)            02 Sep 1954
  2  1:36:32    Barry Brown (NY/USA)             26 Jul 1944
  3  1:40:40    Dennis Northrup (NY/USA)         22 Jul 1958
  4  1:41:25    Jay Smith (USA) 
  5  1:42:43    John O'Leary
  6  1:43:15    Ralph Zimmerman
  7  1:43:16    Larry Frederick
  8  1:43:46    Dale Keenan
  9  1:43:48    David Altieri
 10  1:43:59    Jeff Milliman
Women
  1  1:52:41    Jane Welzel (CO/USA)             24 Apr 1955
  2  1:57:30    Kitty Consolo (OH/USA)           16 Apr 1957
  3  1:58:42    Marian Teitsch (CO/USA)          08 Nov 1962
  4  2:01:36    Ellen Weglarz (NY/USA)           18 Dec 1957 
  5  2:01:39    Elizabeth Mastin
  6  2:07:18    Sue Hay
  7  2:08:22    Joan Zirkelbach
  8  2:10:18    Mary Leivers
  9  2:11:09    Jane Arnold
 10  2:12:24    Sandra Touri
 See 1980 for course description
 
 
Price Chopperthon 30 km
22 Mar 1981
Men

  1  1:31:56    Peter Pfitzinger (MA/USA)        29 Aug 1957 
  2  1:32:58    Barry Brown              
  3  1:33:04    Ed Sheehan
  4  1:34:49    John Vitale
  5  1:34:58    J. Kessinger
  6  1:35:34    H. Pfeifer
Women
  1  1:50:07    Jane Welzel (CO/USA)             24 Apr 1955
  2  1:52:59    K. Consolo
  3  1:53:48    K. Bowdy
  4  1:56:21    V. Vajdes
  5  1:58:19    C. Bravakis
  6  2:00:57    Ellen Weglarz
See 1980 for course description


Choppathon 30 km
23 Mar 1980
Men
  1  1:32:17    John Ziegler (PA/USA)
  2  1:32:27    Craig Holm
  3  1:33:05    Kevin Foley
  4  1:33:09    Bruce Robinson
  5  1:33:29    Ed Sheehan
  6  1:33:56    R. Sayre
  7  1:34:05    D. Clark
  8  1:34:35    John Vitale
  9  1:35:18    P. Oparowski
 10  1:35:34    W. Abers
 11  1:36:22    Barry Brown
 14  1:37:21    Tom Flemming
 20  1:38:45    Tom Clarke
 21  1:38:49    Amby Burfoot 
 23  1:39:33    Bill Rogers
 32  1:40:57    F. Muller, 40+
 47  1:43:23    Pat Glover
 53  1:44:05    Bill Robinson
 55  1:44:24    Mike Geiss    
 59  1:44:59    Ed Stabler, 50+
 72  1:47:11    Lee Wilcox, 40+
 77  1:47:27    Paul Murray
 79  1:47:32    Don Wilken, 40+
 
Women  
  1  1:52:27    Nancy Conz (MA/USA)       
  2  1:53:26    L. Jorgensen
  3  1:57:52    M. Rybinski
  4  1:58:08    K. Consolo
  5  2:03:48    K. Horton
  6  2:04:45    Sue Hay (NY/USA)
837 finishers, 247 finishers under 2:00

Start at 11am at the Schenectady Arcade, run east on State 
street and Central Ave, into Niskayuna and Colonie, south on Rt 155; east
on Washington Ave Ext south on Fuller Road east into the SUNY/Albany Campus,
proceed east and then north through the SUNY campus and exit onto Washington
Ave, proceed east on Washington Ave to Eagle St. South on Eagle to State, north
on State, enter the Empire State Plaza heading south to the finish line on the 
concourse level of the Empire State Plaza.   
 
 
Bankathon 30 km
18 Mar 1979
Men
  1  1:31:28    Barry Brown (NY/USA)             26 Jul 1944
  2  1:31:35    Tom Fleming (NJ/USA)             23 Jul 1951
  3  1:32:36    Bob Varsha (GA/USA)              21 Apr 1951
  4  1:34:15    Carlo Cherubino (USA)                   1953
  5  1:34:16    Bruce Robinson (DC/USA)          25 Sep 1950
  6  1:35:10    Henry Phelan (NH/USA)
  7  1:35:39    Scott Eden (GA/USA)              20 Aug 1953
  8  1:35:44    Benji Durden (CO/USA)            28 Aug 1951 
  9             Martin Sonnenfeldt
 10             Peter Nye
 21  1:39:54    Fritz Muller (NY/USA) 40+        
     1:43:56    Ed Stabler (NY/USA) 45+ 

Women
  1  1:52:29    Patti Catalano (VT/USA)          06 Apr 1953
  2  1:55:09    Carolyn Bravakis (CT/USA)
  3  2:02:20    Lori Jorgensen (NY/USA)          20 Feb 1959
  4  2:02:41    Nina Kuscsik (NY/USA)
  5  2:02:51    Celia Peterson (IN/USA)          18 Feb 1960 
  6             Toshika d'Elia
     2:08:06    Daniele Cherniak (NY/USA)
	 
Start, Shenectady Office, the Bank, 436 State Street: run east on State 
street and Central Ave, into Niskayuna and Colonie, south on Rt 155; east
on Washington Ave Ext and Washington Ave, Albany; south on Eagle St; east
on Howard Street; south on South Pearl St, east on Beaver St; north on 
Broadway, and west on State St to Bank Hdqts at 60 State St.  
 
 
Bankathon 30 km
19 Mar 1978
Men
  1  1:33:21    John Vitale (CT/USA)             15 Jul 1948
  2  1:35:03    Barry Brown (NY/USA)             26 Jul 1944 
  3             Tom Derderian
  4             Kevin Foley
  5             Carlo Cherubino
  6             Laurence Olsen
  7             Rick Sayre
  8             Bruce Robinson
  9             Tom Fleming
 10             Chuck Burrows 
Women
  1  1:58:24    Nancy Dragoo Mieszczak (NY/USA)  01 Feb 1949 
  2             I. Carmichael
  3             Carolyn Bravakis
  4             Kathy Loper
  5             Kathryn Tanchak
  6             Theresa Tiso
  7             Marcia Baker
  8             Valeria Nye
  9             Laurie McConnell
 10             Katherine Reynolds
 Start, Shenectady Office, the Bank, 436 State Street: run east on State 
street and Central Ave, into Niskayuna and Colonie, south on Rt 155; east
on Washington Ave Ext and Washington Ave, Albany; south on Eagle St; east
on Howard Street; south on South Pearl St, east on Beaver St; north on 
Broadway, and west on State St to Bank Hdqts at 60 State St.
 
 
Bankathon 30 km
20 Mar 1977 
Men
  1  1:34:10    Tom Fleming (NJ/USA)             23 Jul 1951 
  2             John Vitale
  3             Dan Rincon
  4             Philip Stewart
  5             Peter Squires
  6             Carlo Cherubino
  7             Steve Mahieu
  8             Cletus Griffin
  9             Laurence Olsen
 10             John Dawson
Women

  1  2:04:22    Carolyn Bravakis
  2             Lauri Pudrinan
  3             Nina Kuscsik
  4             Sara Mae Berman
  5             Nancy Dragoo
  6             Doriane Lambelet
  7             Laurie McConnell
  8             Theresa Tiso
  9             Juliana Dehnart
 10             Barbara Reid
Start, Shenectady Office, the Bank, 436 State Street: run east on State 
street and Central Ave, into Niskayuna and Colonie, south on Rt 155; east
on Washington Ave Ext and Washington Ave, Albany; south on Eagle St; east
on Howard Street; south on South Pearl St, east on Beaver St; north on 
Broadway, and west on State St to Bank Hdqts at 60 State St.
 
 
Bankathon 30 km
28 Mar 1976 
Men
  1  1:29:04+   Bill Rodgers* (MA/USA)           23 Dec 1947
  2  1:30:59    Tom Fleming (NJ/USA)             23 Jul 1951
  3  1:31:46    John Dimick (VT/USA)             20 Sep 1949
  4  1:33:26    Amby Burfoot** (CT/USA)          19 Aug 1946
  5  1:33:28    John Vitale (CT/USA)             15 Jul 1948
  6  1:33:58    Scott Graham (TX/USA)            31 Dec 1951
  7  1:34:03    Robert Hodge (MA/USA)            03 Aug 1955
  8  1:34:09    Vincent Fleming (MA/USA)         10 Apr 1954
  9             Bruce Robinson        
 10             Carlo Cherubino (NY/USA)
 15  1:38:53++  Mike Cotton (CT/USA)             29 Dec 1958 
Women
  1  2:01:45    Cathy Shrader (NY/USA)
  2             Jennifer Tuthill
  3             Pat Hurd
  4             Janet Greaney
  5             Ellen Turkel
  6             Nina Kuscsik
  7             Mary Lynch
  8             Diane Myers
  9             Kathryn Tanchak
 10             Lois Buckout
+  Fastest 30k ever run in America 
++ American Junior Road Record - National High School Record
*  Winner of the 1975, 1978, 1979 & 1980 Boston Marathon
** Winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon
Start, Shenectady Office, the Bank, 436 State Street: run east on State 
street and Central Ave, into Niskayuna and Colonie, south on Rt 155; east
on Washington Ave Ext and Washington Ave, Albany; south on Eagle St; east
on Howard Street; south on South Pearl St, east on Beaver St; north on 
Broadway, and west on State Street to Bank Hdqts at 60 State St. Bill Rodgers
wearing wool socks on his hands, on this 30 degree day, led 425 starters
up State Street Hill followed closely by Tom Flemming. Rodgers did not break
away form a pack of Flemming, Vitale, Burfoot and Dimick until the turn on Rt. 155. 
Rodgers stated "I knew if I set a good pace I'd win. I like this course and I 
knew it would be fast, I used the wind to give me a lift"
 
Bankathon 30 km
23 Mar 1975 
Men
  1  1:31:50    John Vitale (CT/USA)             15 Jul 1948
  2  1:32:03    Bill Rodgers* (MA/USA)           23 Dec 1947
  3  1:32:56    Tom Fleming (NJ/USA)             23 Jul 1951
  4  1:33:55    John Dimick (VT/USA)             20 Sep 1949 
  5             Bernard Allen
  6             Steve Mahieu
  7             Philip Stewart
  8             Laurence Olsen
  9             Justin Gubbins
 33  1:44:26    Tom Clarke (23) (NY/USA)                

Women
  1  2:10:39    Cathy Shrader (NY/USA)
  2             Pat Hurd
  3             Aldine Farrier
  4             Lois Buckout
  5             Cynthia Murphy
  6             Laurel Fierro
  7             Debbie Watson
  8             Marbury Pulver
*  Winner of the 1975, 1978, 1979 & 1980 Boston Marathon
Start, Shenectady Office, the Bank, 436 State Street: run east on State 
street and Central Ave, into Niskayuna and Colonie, south on Rt 155; east
on Washington Ave Ext and Washington Ave, Albany; south on Eagle St; east
on Howard Street; south on South Pearl St, east on Beave St; north on 
Broadway, and west on State St to Bank Hdqts at 60 State St.
  
  
Bankathon 25 km
31 Mar 1974 
Men
  1  1:18:26    Joe Rukanshagiza                 Siena Track Club 
  2  1:18:55    Carlo Cherubino                  Albany Track Club
  3  1:20:25    James Shrader                    Albany Track Club
  4  1:22:14    Tom Derderian                    Sugarloaf Mt. T.C.
  5  1:22:16    Larry Fredericks                 New York A.C.
 13  1:27:20    Vincent Fandetti (40)            Hartford Track Club
 37  1:33:44    John Jurczynski                  High School (Unattached)
140  1:53:19    Cathy Shrader                    High School   
The Schenectady to Albany series was revived when Bill Shrader, Burke Adams,
Don Wilken and Ed Thomas approached the National Commercial Bank and talked them into 
sponsoring the event which was last held in 1959.
The Race started at noon in front of the Nat Comm Bank at 436 State St., Schenectady
proceeded east on Central Ave into Albany, took a left on Northern Blvd and a
right on Sheridan Ave, proceed east on Sheridan Ave into Columbia Street to
Broadway, took a right on Broadway heading south to State Street, took a right
on State Street and the finish was on State Street in front of the National
Commercial Bank 60 State Street.       


Nationl AAU 25 km Championship
20 Sep 1959 
Men

  1  1:18:18    John J. Kelley*                  Boston A.C.(Groton CT)
  2  1:24:00    Rudy Mendez                      New York Pioneer A.C.
  3             Bill Smith                       Hamilton Ontario
  4             Captain David Pestenma           North Medford MA
  5             Anthony Sapienza                 Boston A.C.
  6             Gonzales Scotto                  Boston A.C.
  7             Dick Packard                     Boston A.C.
  8             Myron Bigelow                    Boston A.C.
  9             Ed Duncan                        Bridgeport CT
 10             Sidney Smith                     Hamilton Ontario 
....
DNF.............John DeGloria (49)               Schenectady NY
*  Winner of the 1957 Boston Marathon
John J. Kelley, "the younger," veteran Boston A.A. Marathoner, who teaches 
school in Groton, Conn., won the National AAU 25 kilometer (15.5 miles) run from
Albany to Schenectady Sunday. His time was 1 hour six minutes 1 second, a
full six minutes ahead of second place finisher Rudy Mendez of the New
York Pioneer A.C.
Kelley, 5-6, 125 pound National AAU Marathon title winner the past four years
bested a field of 33 runners, of which 30 finished. The nationally know distance
runner grabbed the lead at the start, at the Capitol in Albany, and held his 
advantage throughout the race. Veteran Albany favorite Johnny DeGloria started the
race but did not finish.     The race was the sports feature of the Hudson-
Champlain and Schenectady County sesquicentennial celebration 
Mayor Corning of Albany stated the race. Bill Leonard of Schenectady, former 
national AAU vice president, directed the run. Carl Hardy of Albany, Adirondack AAU
president, handled arrangements.
The Boston squad won the team championship with 19 points. The Pioneer club was second
with 36.

20 km A.A.U. Championship
25 Jun 1938 Between Schenectady and Amsterdam along the Mohawk
Men
  1  1:10:21    Lou Gregory                      Millrose A.A. (Manlius NY)
  2  1:13:15    Mel Porter                       Millrose A.A. (Newark NJ)
  3  1:14:27    Jean Berthelot (21)              Millrose A.A. (NYC)
  4  1:15:10    Walter Hornby                    Hamilton (Ont) Olympic Club 
  5  1:15:18    Wilmer Sheridan                  Hamilton (Ont) Olympic Club
  6  1:17:53    Robert Long                      Syracuse
  7  1:18:40    George Lieberman                 Passon A.A. (Philadelphia PA)
  8  1:21:13    Nick Ruggieri                    Endicott NY
  9  1:22:33    Vernon Taylor                    Buffalo Marathon Club
 10  1:23:20    David Strong                     Hamilton (Ont) Olympic Club      
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. June 25--Louis Gregory, Manlius (N.Y.) school teacher wearing the colors of the
Millrose A.A. of New York today won the twenty-kilometer National A.A.U. championship run to lead 
an international field of twenty-six. Nineteen of the field survived the gruelling test, which was run during
sweltering heat over the Mohawk Valley's "water level" course. Berthelot, one of the favorites of the
event and winner of the 1936 championship, led the runners during the first two miles. 

Governor's Cup Marathon 30 km A.A.U. Championship
05 Jul 1937 9:00am start
Men
  1  1:51:48    Mel Porter                       Millrose A.A.
  2  1:55:04    Leslie Pawson*                   Kaiwanis Club of Pawtucket R.I.
  3  1:58:00    Jean Berthelot (20)              Millrose A.A.
  4  2:02:50    Hugo Kauppenien                  Brooklyn
  5  2:06:40    John DeGloria (27)               Mercury Club--Albany
  7  2:14:26    Lou Gregory                      Millrose A.A.
 12  2:45:36    Carroll Mansfield                Mercury Club--Albany 
18 runners started in Schenectady's Central Park and ended at Lincoln Park Pool in Albany.
The race attracted several top distance runners from New York City, but the field was only
half the size of the previous year. For Mel Porter, who narrowly lost the Governor's Cup in 1932
and finished sixth in the 1034, the third time proved to be the charm. He took the lead after
two miles and soon built a commanding advantage. His winning time was three minutes faster than
Leslie Pawson and six minutes better than Jean Berthelot. Johnny DeGloria was the first local
runner, placing fifth out of 15 finishers, nearly 15 minutes behind Porter.

* Winner of the 1933 (2:31:01), 1938 and 1941 Boston Marathons
  
  
Governor's Cup Marathon 20 km A.A.U. Championship
20 Jul 1936 
Men
  1  1:10:53    Jean Berthelot (19)              Millrose A.A.
  2  1:11:13    Lou Gregory                      Millrose A.A.
  3  1:12:17    James McPade                     Millrose A.A.
  4  1:13:17    Joe Kleinenmian                  German-American A.C.
  5  1:14:31    Harry Sherman                    Cumberland Hillsy
.....
 16             Carroll Mansfield                Albany Mercury Club
.....
 24             John DeGloria (26)               Albany Mercury Club
 
On July 20th thirty-two runners started from Charles Street in Schenectady and 
ran straight down Albany-Schenectady Highway till they reached Clinton Avenue 
where they detoured to finish with four laps on the new Bleeker Stadium track.
The race was part of Albany's 250th Birthday Party.  It required a petit
foreign born Frenchman, running less than three years, to demonstrate to a crack
list of 32 veterans how a gruelling 20-kilometer grind from Schenectady to Albany
should be staged. 
Led by this "dark horse," Jean Berthelot, who still speaks with a decided French
accent, the Millrose A.A. of NYC, swept the frist three place in the annual 20 km jog,
to outscore the other represented clubs and to triumph as a unit in the feature event 
of the Dongan Charter Day celebration track and field meet held at Bleeker Stadium.
The Mercury club, which was nosed out for second place team honors in the distance run
by the Norfolk Young Men's club, sent across the tape its first representative in 16th place
in the person of Carroll Mansfield, who wound up ninth in the 1935 Schenectady-Amsterdam 
marathon. John DeGloria, Albany's big hope was sorely outclassed as he finished in 24th
position, badly defeated.

No Schenectady to Albany Race in 1935! On July 14th Ellison
"Tarzan" Brown of Westerly, R.I., ran to an easy victory in an international field in a 
full-length marathon race from Amsterdam to a point near the Schenectady city limits. Brown
was content to keep in the middle of the pack for the first half of the race. Then he overtook
the pacemakers and finished twenty-five minutes ahead in 2:55:56. The York AC with four men 
among the leaders, won the team trophy.
  1  2:55:56    Ellison "Tarzan" Brown           Westerly RI
  2  3:22:00    Alfred Roberts                   York A.C. Mount Denis Ontario
  3             Frank Lalla                      East Port Chester CT
  4             Dick Wilding                     York A.C.				       	  


Governor's Cup Marathon 20 km A.A.U. Championship
23 June 1934 
Men
  1  1:08:47    Paul S. Mundy                    Philadelphia - Millrose A.C.
  2  1:10:43    Leslie Pawlson*                  Pawtucket RI - Fairlawn A.C.
  3  1:10:46    John DeGloria** (23)             Albany NY - Albany Mercury Club
  4  1:12:16    William Steiner                  NYC - German American A.C.
  5  1:12:28    James McDade                     Brooklyn - Millrose A.C.
  6  1:13:18    Mel Porter                       NYC - German-American A.C.
  7  1:13:18    Albert (Whitey) Michaelson       NYC - Millrose A.A.
  8  1:14:26    William McMahon                  Pawtucket RI - Fairlawn A.C.
  9  1:14:59    Honore St. Jean                  Manchester MA - USMAA
 10  1:15:11    Jean Barthleot                   NYC - Millrose A.C.
 11  1:15:23    Cecil Hill                       Beverly MA - USMAA

Started in Schenectady at the Shuster Farm on the Albany-Schenectady Highway. They 
followed the Schenectday-Guilderland road to Western Avenue which they took to South
Lake Avenue and then to New Scotland Avenue where they in front of the Ft. Orange Post
of the American Legion. Paul Mundy, representing the Millrose Club pulled ahead after
the frist two miles and was never challenged as he won handily in a time of 1:08.47. The 
real race was the battle for second place. Albany's DeGloria had learned from his mistakes
of the previous years and started at a more moderate pace. He ran nearly all of the 20 
kilometers in 2nd place. He toured the streets of Albany side by side with Leslie Pawson of 
Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The two men were no strangers, having shared the lead of the 1933 
Boston Marathon for several miles. Just as he had prevailed in Boston, Pawson sprinted for the 
finish to edge DeGloria by a scant three seconds.
*  Winner of the 1933, 1938 and 1941 Boston Marathons
** 9th place at Boston in 1933, 2 seconds behind Clarence DeMar
  
  
Governor's Cup Marathon 25 km A.A.U. Championship
20 May 1933 2:00pm
Men
  1  1:30:50    Dave Komonen*                    Toronto Canada
  2  1:32:32    Paul S. Mundy                    Philadelphia PA
  3  1:33:54    Albert Michelson                 New York NY
  4  1:34:20    Paul de Bruyn**                  New York NY
  5  1:34:50    Fred Ward                        New York NY
  6  1:37:23    James Hennigan***                Medford MA
  7  1:38:17    John de Gloria (22)              Albany NY
  8  1:38:55    John A. Kelley*+                 Medford MA
  9  1:39:58    Charles Welch                    Medford MA
 10  1:40:44    Willie Ruckel                    New York NY
 11  1:41:05    Bill Malloy                      Medford MA
 12  1:41:14    Michael Flomp                    Albany NY
 13  1:41:44    Wilf McCluskey                   Toronto Canada
 14  1:42:00    Jim Bartlett                     Toronto Canada
 15  1:42:02    Johnny "Jock" Semple             Bartlett, NH
 16  1:44:15    Thomas Smith                     Medford MA
 17  1:44:55    A. Zamperella                    Medord MA
 18  1:45:02    Bob Thompson                     Toronto Canada
 19  1:48:53    Louis Young                      Brookline, MA
 20  1:53:24    Joe E. Wood                      Amsterdam, NY
A field of 38 runners assembled in Schenectady to race for the national champion-
ship. Johnny DeGloria quickly took the lead. At one point he was more than 200 yds
ahead of the second place runner, Dave Komonen of Toronto, who was content to let
DeGloria set the early pace. It was an unusually hot day with the temperature in the
90's. At fire stations along the route, volunteers sprayed the runners from hoses and
offered orange slices. At the half way point DeGloria still held the lead, but his 
advantage had bee reduced to 120 yards. When the runners passed the Albany city limits, 
Komonen had taken over first place. As they turned off Central Avenue on to North Allen,
DeGloria clung to second place but was beginning to feel the effects of the head and his
early pace. Komonen steadily increased his lead and was the easy winner in the relatively
slow time of 1:30:06. He had concluded his victory lap on the Albany Academy track before
the second place runner, Paul Mundy of Philadelphia, came into sight. DeGloria finished
in seventh place, more than eight minutes behind Komonen, but one place ahead of Johnny
Kelley. 
Event was sponsored by the Albany Junior Chamber of Commerce.
*   Winner of the 1934 Boston Marathon
**  Winner of the 1932 Boston Marathon
*** Winner of the 1931 Boston Marathon
*+  Winner of the 1935 & 1945 Boston Marathons


Governor's Race (15 Miles)
09 Apr 1932  2:43pm Start
Men
  1  1:24:07    William Steiner                  NYC NY
  2  1:24:07.2  Charles Porter                   Brooklyn NY
  3  1:28:20    John DeGloria                    Albany NY
  4  1:31:00    Fayette VanZile                  Union College Schenectady NY
  5  1:34:15    Joe Wood                         Amsterdam NY
  6  1:37:40    Mike Flomp                       Johnstown NY
  7  1:38:33.4  John Minnoch                     Utica NY
  8  1:45:40    Harold Haynes                    Amsterdam NY
  9  2:00:50    Joe Pietrocolla                  Catholic Acadmy A.A.
 10  2:09:15    Harold Mansfield                 10th Inf
 11  2:10:20    Joe Daly                         Catholic Acadmy A.A.
 12  DNF        Norman Axenson                   Schenectady A.A.
 13  DNF        Gilbert Schiller                 Schenectady A.A.
William Steiner of New York City finished first in the initial running of the
Governor's Marathon from Schenectady to Albany. Steiner ran the fifteen miles in
1 hour 24 minutes and 7 seconds to defeat Charles Porter of Brooklyn by about a 
yard. Steiner's time was less than a minute off the world's record for the distance.
Johnny DeGloria of Albany came home in third place, and Fayette VanZile of Union 
College was fourth. Eleven of the thirteen runners who started the race finished.
The run, staged as a pre-Olympic trial by the Adirondack Association of the A.A.U.,
was run in a light rain over road that were wet and sloggy. The first five runners
qualified for the Olympic Marathon tryout at Boston April 19.
The grind was started at Western Gateway Bridge in Schenectady by Mayor J. Ward White.
The finish was at the Capitol. Mayor John B. Thacher of Albany presented prizes. 
Steiner received a cup, Porter a gold medal and DeGloria a silver medal. The other 
eight finishers received bronze medals.
The race was originally scheduled for the fall of 1931 but an early snowstorm forced 
it's postponement until the spring of 1932.


  

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