RaleighRunDown

Friday, June 15, 2018 – Raleigh, NC – 7pm

Three times a Raleigh RunDown

Friday night, the Raleigh Rundown Downhill Mile made a triumphant return, this year without any eventful or worrisome weather. Clear skies and warm, but dry, weather set up some great conditions for the fastest mile race in North Carolina. The race was highlighted by Sarah Rapp’s continued dominance and a scorching performance from former Oklahoma State Cowboy – and now United States Army – runner Peter Koskey, as well as some absolutely absurd runs by some of the younger runners.

The atmosphere for the race was phenomenal with many spectators along the course. Highlighting the support of the runners was the Bandwith team at the halfway point. Blue and white balloons spelling out RUN and custom Bandwith cowbells help push competitors into the toughest quarter of the race and motivated them to not let up. The noise at the finish was equal to this where all finishers were greeted by showers of cheers and were able to ride a wave of support into strong finishes.

As for the results of the races. Don’t call it a comeback on the women’s side, Sarah Rapp’s been here three years in a row. She continued her reign in the women’s race with a 4:40.60 mile after firing out of the gate with a 62-second first quarter-mile. Coming in second in the women’s race and coming all the way from Boone, NC was Amanda LiPoccolo in 4:44.50. Paige Nemec rounded out the top three women by just dipping below the five-minute barrier in 4:58.10.

On the men’s side, Peter Koskey took home the win with a speedy 4:05.03, just missing the 4:05 barrier but an impressive time on a warm day nonetheless. Andris Goncarovs took second place with a 4:08.26, just edging out NC State student Matthew Staehle – who ran 4:08.77 – on his own turf. Worth noting on the Men’s side: a 14 and a 15-year-old both broke the 4:30 barrier – 15-year-old Ryan O’Hare finished the race in 4:28.70 and 14-year-old Zachary Clark ran 4:29.17.

The race set a new record for total runners this year with over 200 signed up to compete. Of those, just over 175 finished the race. Afterwards runners gathered at Trophy on Maywood for a night of celebration, relaxation and community after a long work week. Awards were given and stories were shared to cap off a great night of running and a successful night of racing.

Overall, the race was a great success. The age range of the runners spanned over 50 years with runners of all abilities. These kinds of events highlight how incredible and how tight the Raleigh running community is. Everyone is kind and encouraging and everyone is able to do what they do for the love of running. Big ups to Runologie for their support and providing race awards, also to Trophy for providing an awesome post-race atmosphere.

Up next for Sir Walter is the Session at the Speedway Tuesday night at the Wake County Speedway. Space is limited! Races start at 6:30 and the event is sponsored by Raleigh Denim, so be sure to come out decked out in denim. We hope to see everyone then and for the rest of the summer. Until then, and as always, stay nutty Milers.

Photos: On Facebook here (Courtesy of Jason Honeycut with J.Cuttography)

2018 Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile Official Results

Overall Women
1. Sarah Rapp 25 Raleigh, NC 4:40.60 3-Time Champion
2. Amanda LoPiccolo 35 Boone, NC 4:44.50
3. Paige Nemec 26 Raleigh, NC 4:58.10

Overall Men
1. Peter Koskey 27 Fayetteville, NC 4:05.03
2. Andris Goncarovs 26 Greensboro, NC 4:08.26
3. Matthew Staehle 19 Durham, NC 4:08.77

Women Age Group Results

Women 19 & Under
1 Wade, Zoe 14 Hillsborough, NC 5:56.00
2 Barry, Alice 16 Cary, NC 6:18.40
3 Lawrie, Hannah 10 Raleigh, NC 6:44.20
4 Trull, Leighton 9 Zebulon, NC 7:25.70
5 Short, Isabel 8 Cary, NC 7:41.60
6 Ruff, Savanaty 7 Chapel Hill, NC 8:32.60

Women 20-29
1 Duffy, Sarah 27 Charlotte, NC 5:08.30
2 Alabanza, Anginelle 25 Chapel Hill, NC 5:09.30
3 Dorry, Rita 28 Raleigh, NC 5:10.80
4 Stallkamp, Hannah 26 Durham, NC 5:15.50
5 Ayers, Nora 28 Durham, NC 5:18.60
6 Bernard, Adele 24 Durham, NC 5:24.10
7 Hirsch, Katie 25 Durham, NC 5:27.20
8 Roelofs, Erica 28 Raleigh, NC 5:33.90
9 Brugh, Christine 25 Raleigh, NC 5:39.80
10 Bevilacqua, Ariana 27 Durham, NC 5:41.90
11 O’Hara, Meghan 27 Raleigh, NC 5:42.30
12 Brinson, Mary 21 Raleigh, NC 5:45.10
13 Lahring, Rachel 26 Raleigh, NC 5:48.40
14 Riggs, Sara 29 Mebane, NC 6:18.10
15 Vreeland, Emily 27 Durham, NC 6:20.80
16 Allonardo, Jenna 29 Swedesboro, NJ 6:32.20
17 Woods, Charline 28 Morrisville, NC 6:36.20
18 Soplata, Avery 26 Raleigh, NC 6:46.70
19 Howard, Janna 28 Chapel Hill, NC 7:34.30
20 Matthews, Carla 24 Nashville, NC 7:47.10
21 Duffins, Ashley 28 Durham, NC 7:54.10

Women 30-39
1 Sandora, Brittany 34 Cary, NC 5:14.90
2 Schultz, Sara 30 Raleigh, NC 5:16.30
3 Bonneau, Kara 38 Cary, NC 5:20.50
4 Deroian, Rhea 31 Raleigh, NC 5:23.50
5 Brummer, Brianne 36 Cary, NC 5:29.40
6 Henry, Anna 30 Durham, NC 5:30.90
7 Chu, Jennifer 33 Chapel Hill, NC 5:36.70
8 Li, Siying 30 Durham, NC 5:59.10
9 Lane, Kelli 31 Wake Forest, NC 6:01.20
10 Ruff, Sarah 39 Chapel Hill, NC 6:01.90
11 Settlemires, Ivy 32 Chapel Hill, NC 6:03.00
12 Short, Andrea 39 Cary, NC 6:03.10
13 Spears, Tracy 34 Carrboro, NC 6:14.70
14 James, Gina 38 Apex, NC 6:31.10
15 Nickerson, Laura 37 Durham, NC 6:41.20
16 Anderson, Julie 33 Raleigh, NC 6:57.20
17 Faile, Rebecca 36 Nashville, NC 7:10.80
18 Spahr, Courtney 35 Cary, NC 7:46.90
19 Smith, Emily 30 Apex, NC 8:46.70
20 Scanlon, Erin 33 Clayton, NC 9:12.60
21 Lockemer, Hillary 38 Raleigh, NC 9:30.70

Women 40-49
1 Boylan, Cheryl 46 Cary, NC 5:44.50
2 Johnstone, Shannon 44 Cary, NC 5:47.10
3 White, Dawn 47 North Myrtle Beach, SC 6:27.20
4 Slingland, Susz 47 Boone, NC 6:55.60
5 Brink-Koutroumpis, Staci 47 Holly Springs, NC 7:31.60
6 Thomas, Jill 46 Durham, NC 8:04.00
7 Trull, Kara 43 Zebulon, NC 8:15.90
8 Sparks, Kimberly 44 Raleigh, NC 9:49.70

Women 50-59
1 Dutton, Connie 53 Raleigh, NC 7:34.50

Women 60-69
1 Li, Vivian 60 Durham, NC 7:12.20 SGM Record
2 Mello, Claudia 60 holly springs, NC 7:36.10
3 Post, Vicki 60 Fayetteville, NC 9:15.20

Women 70+
1 Gibson, Suzanne 72 Murphreesboro, NC 7:46.90 VGM Record
2 Guardino, Louise 77 Cary, NC 9:43.30

Mens Age Group Results

Men 19 & Under
1 Meyer, Quin 19 Durham, NC 4:09.94
2 O’Hare, Ryan 16 Holly Springs, NC 4:28.70
3 Clark, Zachary 15 Garner, NC 4:29.17
4 Van Tubbereit, Kyle 16 Hillsboro, NC 4:31.90
5 Horton, Joshua 19 Hickory, NC 4:36.81
6 Meyer, Truman 16 Durham, NC 4:45.05
7 White, Grant 17 Wake Forest, NC 4:45.95
8 Trull, Seth 13 Zebulon, NC 5:12.75
9 Terwilliger, Cam 11 Fuquay Varina, NC 6:13.10
10 Short, Henry 9 Cary, NC 6:33.29
11 Griffin, Bryant 14 Raleigh, NC 6:42.27

Men 20-29
1 Miller, Wade 27 Raleigh, NC 4:13.10
2 Husien, Spencer 20 Raleigh, NC 4:14.92
3 Reifman-Packett, Andrew 24 Raleigh, NC 4:20.22
4 Sodano, Daniel 21 Waxhaw, NC 4:23.95
5 Lloyd, Tyler 26 Apex, NC 4:35.78
6 Hamblin, James 25 Raleigh, NC 4:36.47
7 Quesenberry, Josh 20 Raleigh, NC 4:37.06
8 Westervelt, Patrick 25 Oak Ridge, NC 4:52.25
9 Nelson, Jacob 20 Raleigh, NC 4:52.33
10 Hewell, Eric 23 Cary, NC 4:53.44
11 Cox, Stafford 22 5:06.52
12 Gallagher, Colin 27 Raleigh, NC 5:16.45
13 Lovette, Bryant 27 Una 5:29.37
14 McCann, Kevin 26 Raleigh, NC 5:50.38
15 Rouse, Alexander 23 Raleigh, NC 5:50.93
16 Crompton, Christian 22 6:00.64
17 Wood, Matthew 27 Durham NC, NC 8:08.94

Men 30-39
1 Pfruender, Justin 37 Winston Salem, NC 4:12.36
2 Knight, Stephen 32 Wake Forest, NC 4:21.06
3 Parkins, Andrew 34 Salem, VA 4:26.62
4 Finlay, Gavin 38 Durham, NC 4:27.44
5 Tessena, Andy 34 Holly Springs, NC 4:31.42
6 Meeker, David 34 Raleigh, NC 4:33.35
7 Laytham, Ryan 36 Durham, NC 4:39.29
8 Skoog, Neil 30 Raleigh, NC 4:46.99
9 Klingensmith, Michael 38 Durham, NC 4:53.37
10 Lundy, Will 34 Raleigh, NC 4:55.05
11 Ziefle, Jon 35 Durham, NC 4:55.23
12 Lyons, Lucus 38 Carrboro, NC 4:56.35
13 Gore, Stephen 37 Clayton, NC 4:57.32
14 Manz, Mark 32 Durham, NC 4:57.91
15 Robinson, Matt 37 Raleigh, NC 5:00.85
16 Jones, James 31 Raleigh, NC 5:03.86
17 Viventi, Jonathan 36 Durham, NC 5:03.96
18 Shumaker, Justin 33 Winston-Salem, NC 5:04.15
19 Bush, Jeremy 37 Winston-Salem, NC 5:05.63
20 Sommer, Wesley 34 Raleigh, NC 5:16.74
21 Wherry, David 30 Raleigh, NC 5:16.87
22 Barela, Tony 34 Raleigh, NC 5:22.37
23 Elmore, Gary 38 Myrtle Beach, SC 5:23.59
24 Hassin, Bryan 39 Chapel Hill, NC 5:27.30
25 McCormick, Brandon 33 Hope Mills, NC 5:29.88
26 Seiden, Benjamin 32 Durham, NC 5:31.34
27 Foxworth, Jason 32 Conway, SC 5:34.87
28 Lotito, Michael 32 Clayton, NC 5:39.52
29 Buczek, Kevin 39 Raleigh, NC 5:40.15
30 Noonan, Shaun 35 Cary, NC 5:47.40
31 Smith, Kevin 34 Apex, NC 5:53.44
32 James, Les 39 Apex, NC 6:00.11
33 Kline, Aaron 30 Clayton, NC 6:17.00
34 Kearney, Justin 37 Raleigh, NC 6:24.14
35 Marks, Aaron 35 Raleigh, NC 6:29.75
36 Stimpson, Jesse 32 Fuquay Varina, NC 7:02.48
37 Vijayakumar, Vic 35 Raleigh, NC 7:04.77

Men 40-49
1 Barry, John 49 Cary, NC 4:20.25 M Record
2 LoPiccolo, Matt 42 Boone, NC 4:29.73
3 Franks, Gary 48 Raleigh, NC 4:54.83
4 Short, Adam 41 Cary, NC 4:55.60
5 Guo, Shan 45 Cary, NC 4:56.02
6 Beadle, Michael 45 Raleigh, NC 5:02.88
7 Wright, Matthew 40 Roanoke, VA 5:03.21
8 Lowry, Joshua 40 Morrisville, NC 5:03.60
9 Lewis, Geoff 40 Raleigh, NC 5:05.37
10 Tharp, Ted 42 Libertyville, IL 5:07.50
11 Lowden, Chris 49 Raleigh, NC 5:10.48
12 Carson, Brec 40 Raleigh, NC 5:11.22
13 Terwilliger, Brian 44 Fuquay Varina, NC 5:29.94
14 mcknight, john 45 Raleigh, NC 5:36.12
15 Day, Michael 45 Fuquay Varina, NC 5:37.84
16 Harris, William 42 Pittsboro, NC 5:43.42
17 Wileman, Martin 49 Hillsborough, NC 5:48.60
18 Sheppard, Arthur 40 Raleigh, NC 5:52.00
19 Pope, Anthony 46 Wendell, NC 6:46.68
20 Culler, Jeff 40 Clayton, NC 6:55.16
21 Hazelwood, Don 48 Raleigh, NC 8:14.64

Men 50-59
1 Bechard, Barton 53 Durham, NC 4:38.22 GM Record
2 Munsey, Colin 52 Pearisburg, VA 4:48.27
3 Dudra, Greg 53 Apex, NC 4:50.97
4 Phillips, Andrew 52 Raleigh, NC 4:54.64
5 Harper, John 51 Franklinton, NC 5:22.77
6 Davis, Thomas 50 Boone, NC 5:32.76
7 Middlesteadt, Wayne 55 Boone, NC 5:39.56
8 Costello, Bill 56 Durham, NC 5:53.94
9 Shelnutt, Gary 56 Durham, NC 6:03.93
10 Griffin, Todd 50 Raleigh, NC 6:08.17
11 Avery, Michael 57 Raleigh, NC 6:13.59
12 Armentrout, Gerald 58 Raleigh, NC 6:14.22
13 Harris, Art 51 Knightdale, NC 6:18.61
14 Hayman, Ken 55 Apex, NC 6:56.28
15 Wade, Michael 59 Hillsborough, NC 7:03.86
16 Jones, Jim 54 Raleigh, NC 7:20.88
17 Boyett, Kevin 50 Raleigh, NC 7:21.73
18 Ohare, Tom 54 Holly Springs, NC 7:45.21
19 Cole, Derrick 51 Wake Forest, NC 7:57.92

Men 60-69
1 Gibson, Pete 62 Murphreesboro, NC 5:06.36 SGM Record
2 Whiteman, Andy 62 Raleigh, NC 5:47.83
3 Wells, James 61 New Bern, NC 6:06.50
4 Cumming, Eric 61 Cary, NC 6:08.20
5 Sasser, Jonathan 62 Raleigh, NC 9:45.77

M = Masters (40-49)
GM = Grandmasters (50-59)
SGM = Senior Grand Masters (60-69)
VGM = Veteran Grand Masters (70+)

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