Pikes Peak Road Runners

Colorado Springs, Colorado


August 2009 Nielson 2 Mile Challenge

Computing the Nielson Handicap

                        2009 August Nielson 2 Mile Challenge  
                        
Note: Our apologies, but we accidentally dropped a spike of pulltags.  We
did our best to get them back in the proper order, but there are probably
some mistakes.  For those who finished between 13:41 and 15:33, if the actual
time listed for you is not correct, please send an e-mail to Dave Sorenson at
DavidSorenson@msn.com and we'll get it corrected.  We believe that the following
runners may be affected by this: Brian Smithey, Michael Dombrowski, Megan Sherrill,
Kristian Carroll, Betty Varland, Katie Smisson, Sam Purvis, Brittany Droogsma,
Laura Spindler, Chandler Ryd, Michael K. Olson, Sara Von Thun, Eric Pilarczyk,
Alex Haberkorn, Elisabeth Smisson, Claire LaValley, William Curran, Adam Warren,
Andrew Abdella, Joel Smithey, Curtis Hamstra, Charles Greenbaum, Kathryn Pennington,
Nick Kozlarek, Sharon Greenbaum, Don Stauder, Rick Isaac, Joelle Garcia, Anthony Abdella,
Lily Donelson, Luis Redondo, David Smithey, Robert Spell, Tim Ross, Hannah St. Louis,
Mike Greenbaum.
Update (Saturday night, August 1st): We received feedback from about half of the
runners listed above.  The results have been adjusted to account for this feedback.
However, the times for the following runners may still be incorrect.  Please notify
Dave Sorenson at DavidSorenson@msn.com with any corrections.
Possible Incorrect Times: Kristian Carroll, Betty Varland, Sam Purvis, Katie Smisson,
Laura Spindler, Chandler Ryd, Michael K. Olson, Sarah Von Thun, Eric Pilarczyk,
Kathryn Pennington, Alex Haberkorn, Doyle Baker, William Curran, Curtis Hamstra,
Joelle Garcia, Luis Redondo, Hannah St. Louis
Update (Sunday night, August 2nd): We heard from a few more and determined times for
Sarah Von Thun, Berry Varland, Chandler Ryd and Kathryn Pennington, and made
those corrections.  So now the list of runners with uncertain times are:
Kristian Carroll, Sam Purvis, Katie Smisson, Laura Spindler, Michael K. Olson, Eric Pilarczyk,
Alex Haberkorn, Doyle Baker, William Curran, Curtis Hamstra, Joelle Garcia, Luis Redondo, Hannah St. Louis.
Please notify Dave Sorenson at DavidSorenson@msn.com with any corrections.  Thank you for your
patience.                      
                        2009 August Nielson 2 Mile Challenge    

Name                        Finisher Handicap    Actual Time   Difference
Elisabeth Smisson               33   0:17:23.9   0:13:58.799   -03:25.101
Joelle Garcia                   32   0:15:54.2   0:13:56.618   -01:57.582
Chris Knapp                    121   0:21:40.9   0:20:18.71    -01:22.19 
Scott Von Thun                  23   0:14:46.9   0:13:24.721   -01:22.179
Ellie Triplett                 111   0:20:02.1   0:18:42.197   -01:19.903
Randy Garcia                    16   0:14:07.9   0:12:56.814   -01:11.086
Adam Avischious                 11   0:13:20.1   0:12:14.851   -01:05.249
Charles Snygg                  155   0:28:56.2   0:27:53.397   -01:02.803
Jonathan Isaac                   4   0:12:12.7   0:11:21.57    -00:51.13 
Rick Isaac                      64   0:16:04.1   0:15:13.734   -00:50.366
Lily Donelson                   45   0:15:14.3   0:14:29.344   -00:44.956
Brian Smithey                   44   0:15:13.9   0:14:28.982   -00:44.918
Andrew Botcherby                29   0:14:21.1   0:13:39.192   -00:41.908
Pete Solie                       8   0:12:38.8   0:11:58.16    -00:40.64 
Eric Pilarczyk                  48   0:15:09.7   0:14:32.453   -00:37.247
Luke Purswell                   76   0:16:39.2   0:16:03.265   -00:35.935
John Metzger                     2   0:11:37.8   0:11:03.914   -00:33.886
Will Kulka                      96   0:17:48.7   0:17:16.791   -00:31.909
Adam Warren                     30   0:14:09.1   0:13:41.975   -00:27.125
Don Stauder                     57   0:15:25.5   0:14:59.204   -00:26.296
Craig Miller                    13   0:13:04.6   0:12:39.598   -00:25.002
Keith Griggs                    28   0:14:03.5   0:13:38.572   -00:24.928
Bailey Florek                  102   0:18:00.1   0:17:37.823   -00:22.277
Trace Lind                      12   0:12:37.8   0:12:16.637   -00:21.163
Andrew Skinner                   6   0:12:10.1   0:11:49.575   -00:20.525
Kaitlin Hanenburg                5   0:11:42.1   0:11:24.506   -00:17.594
Kathy Hoops                    131   0:21:32.4   0:21:15.392   -00:17.008
Susan Ruby                     147   0:25:59.8   0:25:45.676   -00:14.124
Megan Sherrill                  58   0:15:13.5   0:15:01.309   -00:12.191
Amy Brennaman                  122   0:20:41.6   0:20:30.121   -00:11.479
Michael K. Olson                61   0:15:20.0   0:15:08.663   -00:11.337
Marne Collins                  123   0:20:50.9   0:20:43.039   -00:07.861
Mark VanderMeer                  1   0:10:50.5   0:10:43.234   -00:07.266
Robby Giese                     19   0:13:18.3   0:13:11.127   -00:07.173
Trevor Griggs                   26   0:13:40.8   0:13:35.205   -00:05.595
Jim Beckenhaupt                 73   0:15:53.7   0:15:49.478   -00:04.222
Shannon Triplett               116   0:19:23.2   0:19:22.881   -00:00.319
John Cassidy                    75   0:15:58.9   0:15:59.957   +00:01.057
Sharon Greenbaum                43   0:14:24.5   0:14:26.621   +00:02.121
Melanie Brim                    79   0:16:13.7   0:16:17.017   +00:03.317
Alex Brim                       78   0:16:12.9   0:16:16.224   +00:03.324
Debbie Von Thun                110   0:18:18.6   0:18:22.332   +00:03.732
Culley Hamstra                 152   0:27:04.6   0:27:08.788   +00:04.188
Luke Barfield                   25   0:13:24.9   0:13:31.892   +00:06.992
Matt Von Thun                   24   0:13:18.3   0:13:25.316   +00:07.016
Charles Greenbaum               34   0:13:52.3   0:13:59.419   +00:07.119
Tom Pluister                    84   0:16:28.3   0:16:37.351   +00:09.051
Brittany Droogsma               50   0:14:24.6   0:14:36.945   +00:12.345
Ronda Holton                   106   0:17:58.7   0:18:12.895   +00:14.195
Mahalia Hilts                  100   0:17:16.3   0:17:30.752   +00:14.452
Chris Florek                    69   0:15:18.0   0:15:33.626   +00:15.626
Jim Coker                       22   0:13:06.0   0:13:22.117   +00:16.117
Sarah Minzer                    83   0:16:08.6   0:16:31.219   +00:22.619
Nina Florek                    136   0:21:28.2   0:21:51.028   +00:22.828
Joel Smithey                    35   0:13:40.4   0:14:04.569   +00:24.169
Les Bell                       101   0:17:03.5   0:17:36.207   +00:32.707
Michael Dombrowski              49   0:14:03.1   0:14:35.941   +00:32.841
Peter Hilts                     94   0:16:41.0   0:17:14.85    +00:33.85 
Carin Staudte                   86   0:16:20.9   0:16:55.615   +00:34.715
Lisa Kulka                     133   0:20:50.1   0:21:26.046   +00:35.946
David Smithey                   51   0:14:13.7   0:14:49.718   +00:36.018
Sarah Von Thun                  62   0:14:31.2   0:15:09.57    +00:38.37 
Tim Couger                      85   0:16:09.8   0:16:49.565   +00:39.765
Vicki McCann                   103   0:17:19.3   0:17:59.313   +00:40.013
Doyle Baker                     56   0:14:17.6   0:14:58.379   +00:40.779
Eric Nordberg                   87   0:16:17.0   0:16:58.953   +00:41.953
Elizabeth St. Louis             82   0:15:46.3   0:16:28.901   +00:42.601
Rachel Combs                    95   0:16:30.7   0:17:16.156   +00:45.456
Laura Spindler                  53   0:14:05.9   0:14:51.792   +00:45.892
Stephen Bahr                   107   0:17:29.2   0:18:16.014   +00:46.814
Rob Warren                      97   0:16:33.1   0:17:21.195   +00:48.095
Mike Greenbaum                  47   0:13:42.7   0:14:31.522   +00:48.822
Anthony Abdella                 67   0:14:35.4   0:15:25.428   +00:50.028
Bren Triplett                  115   0:17:58.4   0:18:52.697   +00:54.297
Mary T. Smithey                126   0:19:56.5   0:20:52.756   +00:56.256
Tom Holton                      88   0:16:01.7   0:17:00.699   +00:58.999
Rollie Russell                 114   0:17:46.4   0:18:47.147   +01:00.747
Alex Haberkorn                  55   0:13:54.6   0:14:57.862   +01:03.262
Melissa Schott                 130   0:20:09.4   0:21:12.98    +01:03.58 
Steven Bragado                 117   0:18:19.7   0:19:23.392   +01:03.692
Steve Rex                       70   0:14:24.9   0:15:34.396   +01:09.496
Jackie Smith-Hill              120   0:19:03.4   0:20:18.363   +01:14.963
Hannah St. Louis                63   0:13:50.3   0:15:11.716   +01:21.416
Tracy Perfors                   71   0:14:12.0   0:15:35.45    +01:23.45 
Carsyn Hamstra                 146   0:22:50.3   0:24:15.427   +01:25.127
Anne Smithey                   118   0:18:02.0   0:19:27.147   +01:25.147
Curtis Hamstra                  60   0:13:36.1   0:15:06.513   +01:30.413
Marc Lieberman                 119   0:17:49.6   0:19:36.573   +01:46.973
Judith Russell                 139   0:20:47.2   0:22:46.389   +01:59.189
Calvin Nordberg                 77   0:13:59.0   0:16:11.733   +02:12.733
Simeon Sturm                   127   0:18:25.6   0:20:54.108   +02:28.508
Shawn Sturm                    128   0:18:26.4   0:20:55.082   +02:28.682
Kathy Landis                   140   0:20:41.3   0:23:25.223   +02:43.923
Debra Williams                 154   0:24:45.9   0:27:51.791   +03:05.891
Andrew Abdella                  66   0:10:59.4   0:15:24.886   +04:25.486
Ty Hare                        143   0:18:51.3   0:23:37.322   +04:46.022
Darrah Young                   159   0:26:12.2   0:31:27.676   +05:15.476
Brian Landis                   145   0:18:40.0   0:24:11.682   +05:31.682
Terry Hoops                    132   0:15:23.9   0:21:17.081   +05:53.181
Paul N. Arens                  162   0:27:15.1   0:39:55       +12:39.9  

New Runners                   Place  Time
Josh Simkins                     7   0:11:52.008   
Rachel Weber                    98   0:17:28.167   
Nick Kozlarek                   42   0:14:22.11    
Tim Ross                        52   0:14:50.191   
Sarah Weber                     99   0:17:29.188   
Kat Kiser                       68   0:15:31.429   
Heather Sherrill                81   0:16:27.752   
Kevin Percy                     92   0:17:09.917   
Jordan Bost                     72   0:15:36.569   
Jeremy Graf                     18   0:13:10.226   
William Curran                  59   0:15:05.889   
Ian Weber                      112   0:18:43.266   
Keith Ross                      74   0:15:56.459   
Matt Ross                      108   0:18:16.551   
Kathryn Pennington              38   0:14:15.943   
Sarah St. Louis                 90   0:17:03.503   
Megan Percy                     91   0:17:09.368   
Claire LaValley                 65   0:15:21.418   
Bob Wilmot                      93   0:17:11.829   
Kobi Rex                        14   0:12:40.212   
Emily LaValley                  15   0:12:42.493   
Jeremy George                    3   0:11:10.98    
Elaina Turley                   17   0:13:02.903   
Rachel Purswell                124   0:20:49.021   
Amanda Rineck                  125   0:20:50.516   
Kyle Ross                       20   0:13:12.94    
Bobby Turner                    21   0:13:13.245   
Renee Renn                      89   0:17:02.997   
Jake Purvis                     10   0:12:14.181   
Brianne Hoglin                 104   0:18:06.649   
Bruce Pennington               105   0:18:09.601   
Catie Bittner                   80   0:16:26.164   
Robert Spell                    54   0:14:53.451   
Jennifer Henderson             134   0:21:30.913   
Marc Henderson                 135   0:21:31.437   
Kristian Carroll                31   0:13:52.644   
Gini Gigliotti                 137   0:22:01.927   
Joseph Fassler                 138   0:22:18.759   
Torry St. Cervis               113   0:18:44.382   
Sam Purvis                      36   0:14:06.84    
Joshua George                    9   0:12:02.44    
Lorrie Myers                   142   0:23:36.312   
Chandler Ryd                    37   0:14:10.919   
Nancy Kellick                  144   0:24:01.006   
Betty Varland                   39   0:14:17.289   
Katie Smisson                   40   0:14:19.35    
Luis Redondo                    41   0:14:19.693   
Jaden Rodriguez                148   0:26:25.683   
Suzan Gebow                    149   0:26:26.134   
Gene Gebow                     150   0:26:27.413   
Jerry Purswell                 151   0:27:04.764   
David Donelson                  46   0:14:30.358   
Kimberlee Haberkorn            153   0:27:37.877   
Debbie St. Louis               141   0:23:28.385   
Al Weber                       129   0:21:09.739   
Julie Versey                   156   0:28:44.762   
Trinity Versey                 157   0:28:45.174   
Jasmin Dal                     158   0:31:27.085   
Meredith Sloan                  27   0:13:37.809   
Morgan Kempf                   160   0:34:33.765   
Val Purswell                   161   0:34:34.526   
Jubilee St. Louis              109   0:18:17.074   
Daniel Cisneros                163   0:39:56       
What a big turnout.  We had 163 runners, which is a
new high for the Nielson Challenge.  August is typically
our largest month, as some of the high school cross
country teams use the August Nielson as a time trial
before cross country season starts.
This month's winner was Elisabeth Smisson, who was 3:25
under her handicap.  It's quite an accomplishment to come
out on top with such a large field.  Congratulations, Elisabeth!

We'll be doing this all again on the Saturday of Labor Day
Weekend.  See you then.

Volunteers
Al Grimme
Phil Foster
Julie Foster
Pat Lockhart
Bill Gallegos
Scheri Nagaraj
Heather Evans
Cathy Avischious
Theresa Dolezal
Bob Royse
EON Studios (shirt donation)