Stockade-athon Elite Entries 41th
Annual- Nov 13th, 2016
Prepared by Vince Juliano & Karen Bertasso
(Scroll down for bios)
BIB 2- John Raneri AZ
BIB 3- Jake Sienko RI
BIB 4- Dan Lennon NY
BIB 5- Louis Serafini MA
BIB 6- Omar Boulama NY
BIB 7- Johnathan Aziz CO
BIB 8- Eric MacKnight NY
BIB 9- Thomas Young NJ Withdrew
BIB 10- Matt Brooker NY
BIB 11- Jacob Andrews NY
BIB 12- Conor Cashin MA
BIB 13 Scott Mindel MA
BIB 14 Alex Benway NY
BIB 15 Dylan Lowry NY
BIB 16 Aaron Lozier NY
BIB 17 Andrew Dionne NY
BIB 18 Greg Selke NY
BIB 19 Shaun Donegan NY
BIB 20 Nick Webster NY
BIB 1 Hannah Davidson NY
BIB 21 Karen Bertasso NY
BIB 22 Katie O'Regan PA
BIB 23 Erin Lopez NY Withdrew
BIB 24 Mollie Turner NY
BIB 25 Katie Messina MA
BIB 26 Hannah Brooker NY
BIB 27 Sasha Mindel MA
BIB 28 Sara Buckley CT
BIB 29 Mark Andrews 46
BIB 30 Kent Lemme 50 MA
BIB 31 Joseph Ekeom 46 NY
BIB 32 Tim Van Orden 48 MA
BIB 33 Emily Bryans 49 NY
BIB 34 Erin Corcoran
BIB 35 Renee Tolan 42 NY
Men 50+ AG
BIB 36- Derrick Staley
BIB 37 — John Stadtlander
BIB 38- John
Noonan 57 NY
BIB 39- Kevin Dollard
BIB 40- Tim Haley 67 NY
BIB 42- Roger Robinson
Women 50+ AG
BIB 43- Susan Hay 53 OR
BIB 44 Beth Stalker 56 NY
BIB 45 Stephanie Landy 56 NY
BIB 46 Lori Kingsley 50 PA
BIB 47 Martha Degrazia 65 NY
BIB 51 Karen Provencher 61 NY
Other Seeded BIBS
BIB 41 Mark Mindel NY
— Honorary BIB
BIB 48 Carlos Roa NY- Late
BIB 49 Cole Sanseverino MI Late Entry
BIB 50 John Busque CT Late
BIB 52 Tom Dalton 58 NY Late Entry
BIB 53 Hector Rivera
45 NJ Late
BIB 54 Jonas Hampton CT Late Entry
BIB 85 Ed Whitlock 85 ON,
BIB 1 Returning champion Hannah Davidson is a
national ranked runner who was only 10 seconds off the Stockade-athon event
record last year when she posted a 51:19.
Hannah recently posted a 33:35 10K at Tufts last month (7th
American). Named "NY Runner of the Year" by New England Runner Magazine in
2015. Attempting to win her 3rd Stockade-athon title in 4 years.
Open Men's Field Summary
BIB 2 - John
Raneri — 2009 Connecticut XC runner of the year. Qualified for Footlocker
Championship with a 4th place at the NE Regionals. At University of North Carolina Raneri
was a 2-time NCAA XC National Championship Qualifier. At UNC his outdoor track
bests were 5K 14:07 and 10K 29:48. In 2015 ran the Philly Half in 1:04:29 to
qualify for the Olympic Trials. Most recently posted a 1:01:11 at the New Haven
National 20K Championships. Training in Flagstaff Az.
BIB 3 - Jake
Sienko- Rhode Island Runner•went to Columbia U, and spent time in Portland OR
post college. Targeted Houston Half Marathon in 2015 and made the Olympic
Trials Q in first attempt•1:04:35. Followed that effort with another half
marathon in 1:04:25. Favorite Quote" You can't teach guts".
BIB 4- Dan Lennon- Peru NY native and 2011 Foot Locker
Finalist is a recent graduate of Syracuse U. (2016) where he posted collegiate
bests at Outdoor Track 5K 14:12 and 10K 28:46. At recent road 10K he ran 31:23 at the hilly Pit Run in
Oneonta. 15K Debut.
BIB 5 - Lou
Serafini — Niskayuna NY native...now lives in Boston. Was named 2015 MA Runner
of the year by NE Runner Magazine and also won the New England USATF Grand
Prix. A self-described "blue collar
runner" has 2016 personal bests at the Half Marathon 1:04:17 in April and most
recently at the MHR Marathon posted a PB 2:17:25. Serafini has also posted 15K
PB of 47:05 at the 2014 Stockade-athon where he placed 5th. Appears to have the home course
BIB 6- Omar Boulama , another Syracuse U graduate
(2015) has dominated western New Yorks competitive road racing circuit in 2016,
earning victories at Johnny's Running of the Green 5M (24:48), the Lilac
Festival 10K (30:55), & the Festival of Races 5K (14:40). He also placed 4th
at the Subaru Chase 4M in 19:12 as the first update New York finisher.
BIB 7- Johnathan Aziz — Guilderland NY
native•graduated from Syracuse U and is now a University of Colorado Grad
Student. Returned home last year to establish a new 5K record at the 4 decades
old Troy Turkey Trot.14:53. In
2015 he posted a 1:07:01 half marathon at Rock & Roll San Jose CA.
BIB 8 Eric MacKnight- local standout ran to a
personal best runner-up finish last year at the Stockade-athon (46:41) and
tuned up for this years race with an impressive victory at the Saratoga XC 5K
BIB 9 Blank
BIB 10- Matt
Brooker- PA native now local runner posted an impressive victory at the Albany
Workforce Challenge 3.5M (17:01) this spring. In early October finished 4th
at the MHR Marathon in a PB 2:26•in only his second marathon.
BIB 11 - Jacob
Andrews RPI standout made his half marathon debut at the Hannaford Half•and won
in 1:07:55. Stockade-athon will be his 15K debut.
BIB 12- Conor
Cashin ran to a 6th place finish in his Stockade-athon debut last
year in a fine 47:43. Cashin finished
3rd at the local Hannaford Half in 1:08:40.
BIB 13- Scott
Mindel ran 31:43 at the Butte to Butte 10K in July, and finished in the top 10
at the Stockade-athon last year. May better this rating.
BIB 14 -Alex
Benway local talent finished 3rd at the Arsenal City 5k in 15:30 and
posted a 25:36 at his hometown 5M race this spring. Ran a 48:18 at his Stockade-athon debut in 2014.
BIB 15- Dylan
Lowry ran a 1:12 half last year.
Posted a 15:35 at the 2016 OK 5K this past June.
BIB 16- Aaron
Lozier went sub 1:12 this year at the Hannaford Half and posted a 20:22 at the
ROG 4 Miler.
BIB 17- Andrew
Dionne — Syracuse runner made the podium at the 2016 Mountain Goat 10 miler .
Last year ran sub 2:30 at the MHR Marathon.
BIB 18- Greg
Selke ran to a sub 51minute 15K at the Boilermaker.
BIB 19- Shawn
Donegan posted a 20:53 at the
Firecraker 4M, and won the
Adirondack Half Marathon in 1:13:55.
BIB 20- Nick
Webster ran a 72 half and posted a 51:08 in 2014. Missed most of 2015 with
injury but is trending upward of late and is healthy.
Open Women's Field Summary
BIB 21 Karen Bertasso
placed 4th in the 2015 Stockade-athon (56:11). Earlier this year she
ran a 2:46 marathon at Houston, finished 2nd female at the
Firecracker 4 miler in Saratoga Springs. 5K 17:31 at Flat Fast 5K in Westfield
BIB 22 Katie O'Regan
is a Stockade-athon mainstay who routinely finishes on the podium (top 5). She
finished 5th last year and is a regular mountain goat. She placed 20th
at the USA Mountain Running Championships this year in NH.
BIB 23 Blank
BIB 24 Mollie
Turner — won the Arsenal 5K in a course record 17:20 in September and followed
with a victory at the Saratoga XC 5K this October in 17:47. This will be her
15K debut since returning to competitive running after taking parental leave
the past few years.
BIB 25 Katie
Messina — Boston runner posted a 36:29 at the James Joyce 10K and a 79 half
marathon earlier this spring. May better this rating.
BIB 26 Hannah
Brooker ran 2nd at the Troy Turkey Trot last November 36:55 and at this years
Malta 5K where she posted a 17:33.
BIB 27 Sasha Mindel
— braved the heat at the Olympic Marathon Trials this past February. She
returns to the Stockade-athon after a few years, and she has run well here in
BIB 28 Sara
Buckley — winner of the Hartford 5K last month and recently ran a 37:35 10K PB.
This will be her 15K debut.
Masters Men & Women
BIB 29 Mark
Andrews 46 — National Masters 10K Champion at James Joyce (32:45) and won his age-group at
National Masters 5K with a world class 15:39. In 2011 at age 41, Andrews
finished 3rd at the Stockade-athon in 48:41.
BIB 30 Kent Lemme
50- New England masters mainstay, won the Age-graded division at the 2014
Stockade-athon with a world class 51:02 at age 48.
BIB 31 Joseph
Ekuom 46- Kingston runner makes the trip to Schenectady nearly every
year•.posting a best 52:13 two years ago.
BIB 32 Tim
Van Olden 48- Masters Ace on roads and trails recently won the Age-graded
division of the Saratoga XC 5K (16:15)
AG 89.4%. At FOR National
Masters 5K on the road•he posted up in 15:58, 12th overall.
BIB 33 Emily
Bryans - 2-time former Stockade-athon champ, has 11 top 5 finishes at the
Stockade-athon and can still run sub 60 minutes for 15K. Recently she won the masters division
of the Hannaford Half in 1:25:10.
BIB 34 Erin
Corcoran - made the masters podium at FRW 5K when she placed 4th,
and also at the Boilermaker 15K where she placed 5th in 1:00:31.
Finished a close second in the Masters Division at Hannaford Half in 1:25:13.
BIB 35 Renee Tolan
- was the top female masters at the Stockade-athon the past 2 years•running a
career best 57:12 last year to place 6th overall. Earlier this
spring was second masters at FRW 5K in 17:44 and won the Albany Workforce
Challenge 3.5 mile race in 20:18.
BIB 36 Derrick
Staley — at the Stockade-athon
last year he won his age-group with a 55:00 posting. Staley has been this
regions top age-graded performer for the past decade eclipsing the 90% world
class standard many times.
BIB 37 John Stadtlander-
Ran a 22:01 at the FC 4M, the top age-graded performance for men. Posted a
16:36 at the OK 5K in June, and ran 55:30 at the Masterdon 15K.
BIB 38 John
Noonan- Stockade-athon mainstay has stellar performances each year including
57:59 (Age 56); 57:06 (Age55); 56:43 (Age 54); 56:13 (Age 53).
BIB 39 Kevin
Dollard- ran 59:49 15K at age 60 last year and has ran sub 3 hour marathons
several times in his late 50's.
BIB 40 Tim
Haley —Tivoli NY senior with impressive age-group performances each year,
including a PB 58:47 at age 63. Haley also ran 60 minutes at age 64 and 65.
BIB 41 Mark
Mindel-Honorary Entrant. First
Stockade-athon Race Director; won
this event 3 times in the 1970's. Only person to run and finish all 40 races!
BIB 42- Roger
Robinson ran at the world level for New Zealand and set masters marathon
records at Boston and New York with a best of 2:18 at age 41 at Vancouver. A
senior runner for Running Times and has been recognized with awards for
journalism. At age 76 three years after
knee replacement surgery, he made his Stockade-athon debut last year in 1:12:29•.7:45
per mile pace.
BIB 43 Susan
Hay won the 1979 Stockade-athon as a Niskayuna HS runner (56:40), and posted a
61:11 at age 51 when she returned to the Stockade-athon for the first time
since moving to Oregon.
BIB 44 Beth
Stalker- All around athlete who performs at the national level within her
age-group in running and Tri-athlon. Locally, has set the standard for female
age-graded performances the past 2 years•.exceeding 85% consistently. Holds the
all-time 50+ records at ROG 4, Delmar Dash, Bill Robinson 10K, OK 5K, and Troy
Turkey Trot 10k.
BIB 45 Stephanie
Landy- All around athlete, runner, tri-athlete and mountain runner, who
recently won her 5-year age division (55-59) at the world X Terra Games in
BIB 46 Lori
Kingsley, holds the Stockade-athon masters event record 56:10, and posted 4 sub
2:52 marathons as a master runner including a career best 2:46:45 at Boston at
age 44, where she placed 2nd masters.
BIB 47 Martha
Degrazia a local distance running pioneer, Degrazia has completed 75 marathons
since age 43, all competitive within her age-group. Degrazia focuses on
International marathons in recent years•and still runs sub 4 hours.
BIB 51 Karen Provnecher
holds the 55-59 all-time record at the Bridge of Flowers 10K race and 2nd
best all-time at the Adirondack Distance Classic in the same age-group..
National class AG runner•enters the Stockade-athon in a new age category
BIB 48 Carlos
Roa- NYC chef ran to a 9th place finish at Philly Rock and Roll Half
71.10. Roa is training for a Spain marathon in December.
BIB 49 Cole Sanseverino-
the boyfriend of course record holder Megan Hogan, has focused on the track
with sub 32 minute 10K results.
BIB 50 John Busque
made the podium at the FC4 Miler this year (19:55), and placed 5th
in the 2015 Stockade-athon with a personal best 47:34.
BIB 52 Tom
Dalton- 6 time men's open champion posted a 59:18 15K last year at age 57.
BIB 54 Jonus Hampton — New England Runner of the Year
in 2015., when he won his debut marathon at Hartford 2:15:57. Also ran a
1:03:57 at the USA Half Marathon Championships•and a 15K in 46:51.
BIB 85 ED
Whitlock fresh off a world record marathon performance in Toronto in October where
he posted a remarkable 3:56 marathon at age 85, one runs out of superlatives to
describe this legendary distance runner from Canada. He remains the only person
to ever run a sub 3-hour marathon after age 70, accomplishing this feat
multiple times from age 71 through 74 with a world record best of 2:54:58 at
age 73! He has run sub 60 minutes 3 times after age 70 at the Stockade-athon
with a best of 58:57 at age 73. Welcome back Ed!