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2011 Runner's Choice 10k
Overall Finish List
January 15, 2011
Columbia Track Club
On a clear and beautiful winter morning, 41 runners, one more than last year and probably a new record, met to run the first CTC race of 2011. At 8:00 the temperature was 27°, almost no wind, and some ice and snow on the road.

Marc Keys took second place in 2007, 2008, and 2009 in the men's 10 km race. But with Matt Dreier (first place in 2007 and 2008) in New Mexico and Pat Hanson (first in 2009) and Bill Stolz (first in 2010) volunteering, Marc was full of doubts: who will be second, who will be third? Or maybe he didn't care, as he took a commanding lead, winning decisively the men's 10 km race by more than a minute, running faster than his three previous appearances at this race. Peggy Horner won the women's 10K after placing third in 2009.

At 7:00, Andy Starostka was the first runner to register for the race. He was probably eager to start, for he won the men's 20 km race running almost 4 minutes faster than last year, when he finished in 5th place. His 10 km split was fast enough to be among the leaders of the 10 km race. Haley Schwarz took the first place in the women's 20 km race, followed a second later by Jordan DeRose, who probably was not aware that she was that close to taking home the coveted can of Danish cookies.

As always, the volunteers should take the credit for another successful race. Many thanks to Joe Duncan, who valiantly endured the elements at the 5K turn around; Pat Hanson, who set up the clock and provided invaluable advice; Bill Stolz, who carried stuff around, timed runners, and is an all around great guy; Michael McGaha, from Sedalia, who took photographs; and Alejandro Chávez, who manned the registration table, entered times, and carried heavy stuff around. Thanks also to Hugh Emerson for bringing coffee.

--Oscar Chávez, race director

1Marc KeysColumbia MO10 km48M0:37:41
2Tony RigdonColumbia MO10 km37M0:38:50
3Dan EdidinColumbia MO10 km42M0:39:33
4Greg BlomquistColumbia MO10 km32M0:39:58
5Tim SwinfardJefferson City MO10 km43M0:45:29
6Bob MartinColumbia MO10 km44M0:49:36
7Bren BremerColumbia MO10 km14M0:50:44
8Joe LopezColumbia MO10 km58M0:52:15
9Jeff WellsColumbia MO10 km52M0:55:27
10Peggy HornerColumbia MO10 km53F0:56:46
11Lindsay MorrisAshland MO10 km31F1:01:25
12Sharon NewmanColumbia MO10 km38F1:06:36
13Rachel BlomquistColumbia MO10 km32F1:06:15
14Amber SniderColumbia MO10 km37F1:07:29
15Rod StevensColumbia MO10 km44M1:07:45
16Amanda DunwiddieBlue Springs MO10 km13F1:37:19