Monday, November 15, 2010

Hufstetler, Pace victorious at Veteran's Day Classic 10K

Pauncho Hufstetler ran 37:09 for a big win at the 2010 YMCA Veteran's Day Classic 10K in Bainbridge, Georgia on Saturday, November 13. Bainbridge's Hufstetler finished nearly half a kilometer ahead of Sean Hudson of Tallahassee, the runner-up. Hudson was the fastest master runner in the race. The women's title went to Tallahassee's Brook Pace, who placed 18th overall in 46:44. Ashley Daily (19th, 47:46) was the women's runner up. Bainbridge's Julie Harris outkicked Tallahassee's Janice Hochstein 51:48 to 51:49 for the top woman master spot.


Hufstetler had run 39:06 in January at the Bainbridge Kiwanis 10K, and 38:31 in April at Thomasville's Rose City 10K. His 37:09 win on Saturday continues a trend of successively faster 10K times. Pace's win was her second on the roads in the month of November, only nine days earlier she had run to victory at the 2010 FSECC 5K in Tallahassee.


The Classic starts and finishes at Bainbridge College, east of town. The course is USATF certified (GA98012WC) and loops through the Lake Douglas area of Bainbridge. The slopes are gentle, the turns are few, and the weather is almost always excellent, leaving runners with few excuses for running a slow time.


Top Ten Men
  1. Pauncho Hufstetler, 37:09
  2. Sean Hudson, 39:05
  3. Greg Waddell, 39:48
  4. Cole Tessier, 40:23
  5. Cole Farrington, 40:25
  6. Ridge Harper, 40:39
  7. Al Goudzwaard, 40:41
  8. Cory Gerbrandt, 41:08
  9. Bing Xu, 41:18
  10. Michael Kennett, 43:24

Top Ten Women
  1. Brook Pace, 46:44
  2. Ashley Daily, 47:46
  3. Amanda Hudson, 48:16
  4. Shana Martin, 50:59
  5. Julie Harris, 51:48
  6. Janice Hochstein, 51:49
  7. Emily Joan Dowd, 52:18
  8. Crystal Tetu, 52:43
  9. Melissa Chester, 52:44
  10. Ashley Gammon, 52:49

Recent Winners of the Bainbridge YMCA Veteran's Day Classic 10K, 1998 - 2010
DateMenWomen
14 NOV 1998
Tim Simpkins, 34:17
Sarah Docter-Williams, 37:20
13 NOV 1999
Tim Simpkins, 34:31
Sarah Docter-Williams,36:44
11 NOV 2000
Michael Strickland, 33:29
Sarah Docter-Williams,37:07
10 NOV 2001
Rick Melendez, 37:50
Piper Stockman, 45:58
9 NOV 2002
Tim Unger, 36:05
Lisa Whitworth, 44:25
8 NOV 2003


13 NOV 2004
Gary Droze, 33:42
Seeley Lovett, 42:39
12 NOV 2005


11 NOV 2006
Michael Martinez, 35:19
Stephanie Liles, 38:06
10 NOV 2007
Vince Molosky, 35:58
Shana Martin, 47:27
8 NOV 2008
Myles Gibson, 36:59
Shana Martin, 45:07
14 NOV 2009
Vince Molosky, 35:42
Paula O'Neill, 49:03
13 NOV 2010
Pauncho Hufstetler, 37:09Brook Pace, 46:44


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