2013 Results

Former WHM race director, Melania Saraniero, running in the 2013 event.
Former WHM race director, Melania Saraniero, running in the 2013 event.

21st Annual
VHTRC Women’s Half Marathon Trail Run
Fountainhead Regional Park, Virginia
Saturday, September 14, 2013

More than 200 women and nearly 70 volunteers came out for the 21st annual VHTRC Women’s Half Marathon, enjoying perfect early fall weather. After the VHTRC men’s glee club serenaded the field at the start line, the runners were off and running on the trails.

On the mostly dry course, dozens of runners picked up funny costumes and stuffed animals at the aid stations and valiantly wore/carried them back to the finish line for a prize. Purple hair and fairy wings never looked so good.

New this year, runners passed through Juanita’s Cantina at the Wolf Run Shoals aid station, and we hear that we all let a little loose with our hydration on that end of the course…

Back at the finish line, club volunteers were making smoothies as smooth as you wanted them, and after a year's delay, our post-run pizza was finally delivered.

Though many women ran for fun and not necessarily speed (true trail runners, we say), there were a handful of fierce competitors on the course. Overall winner and VHTRC club member Martha Nelson held a commanding lead all morning and set a new course record of 1:33:33, besting her old record by more than four minutes. Second-place overall Sonja Hinish also won the tight mother-daughter team competition with her mom, Trudy Hinish.

Congratulations to all the finishers, and we hope to see you next year!

Results

Overall | Age Group | Mother-Daughter

2013 Women’s Half Marathon Results: Overall
Place Name Age Home Time VHTRC
1Martha Nelson32Washington , DC1:33:33VHTRC
2Sonja Hinish27Arlington, VA1:43:26
3Robin Watkins30Washington, DC1:44:28VHTRC
4Heather Schaffer42Potomac Falls, VA1:46:22VHTRC
5Jillian Atherton-Mellish33Front Royal, VA1:49:00
6Sydney Sumner18Blacksburg, VA1:49:46
7Alexandra Petersen33Herndon, VA1:50:04
8Sheri Fiolek35Harpers Ferry, WV1:51:28VHTRC
9Kristen Keller34Centreville, VA1:51:57
10Caroline Bauer30Columbia, MD1:52:50
11Amy Platt39Herndon, VA1:54:21
12Jennifer Ragone42Ashburn, VA1:54:39VHTRC
13Sierra Schenk36Lusby, MD1:55:24
14Stephanie Dupal-Demartin37Woodbridge, VA1:56:13VHTRC
15Lori Nelson27North Garden, VA1:56:57
16Betsy Kain29Arlington, VA1:57:55
17Ivy Roe27Woodbridge, VA1:57:59
18Gabrielle Oberti24Fairfax, VA1:58:09VHTRC
19Aspen Streetman30Vienna, VA1:58:36
20Elizabeth Wilbur36Burke, VA1:58:56
21Barbara Wigle46Centreville , VA1:59:28
22Laura Timms35Rockville, MD1:59:43
23Jane Wikman50Germantown, MD2:01:12
24Katherine Mariska28Washington, DC2:02:34
25Alyson Madsen41Chantilly, VA2:03:23
26Jen Page41Arlington, VA2:03:25VHTRC
27Alisa Springman38Front Royal, VA2:04:04VHTRC
28Julia Snyder29Washington, DC2:04:10
29Martha Huizenga46Washington, DC2:05:43
30Amy Mortimor47Arlington, VA2:06:31
31Jaime Olsen36Vienna, VA2:08:16
32Trista Johnson29Aldie, VA2:08:26
33Kim O'Brien41Potomac Falls, VA2:10:39VHTRC
34Katie Keier43Alexandria, VA2:10:50VHTRC
35Christine Briscoe44Burke, VA2:11:51
36Tiffiney Carney33Washington, DC2:12:12
37Anna Vaudin26Burtonsville, MD2:12:22
38Caitlin Francis23Ashburn, VA2:12:22
39Katharine Ferguson30Washington, DC2:12:50
40Louise Bowling28Norfolk, VA2:12:57
41Darcy Gruttadaro52Arlington, VA2:13:11
42Sonya Bingham32Springfield, VA2:13:12
43Monika Bachmann48Upper Marlboro, MD2:14:36
44Cherry Grassi41Sterling, VA2:14:57VHTRC
45Sara Davidson30Washington, DC2:16:01VHTRC
46Dawn Ginsburg36Crozet, VA2:16:09
47Joy Turkal30Durham, NC2:16:49
48Lonna Mayer37Fredericksburg , VA2:16:50
49Jen Sholtis39Locust Grove, VA2:16:51
50Kirstin Corris42Washington, DC2:17:17VHTRC
51Lisette Mestre46Arlington, VA2:17:24
52Kathryn Laughon48Charlottesville, VA2:17:33
53Marie Anne Suajico-Santiago39Burke, VA2:17:34
54Kristen Mam34Harrisburg, PA2:17:35
55Rebecca Cassilly41Mechanicsville, VA2:17:40
56Stephanie Danahy56Fairfax Station, VA2:17:47VHTRC
57Christina Stigliani31Arlington, VA2:17:55
58Ellen Reynolds21Alexandria, VA2:18:00
59Joanna Graham32Arlington, VA2:18:06
60Katie Kerr-Hobert34Berryville, VA2:18:29
61Jessica Friedman42Annandale, VA2:18:34
62Meaghan Karanasios26Alexandria, VA2:18:36
63Mackenzie Dickson25Manassas, VA2:19:01
64Elayne Chow42Washington, DC2:19:18
65Alicia Salmeron23Washington, DC2:19:33
66Anne Weaver54Hummelstown, PA2:19:34
67Rae Kartchner45Vienna, VA2:19:58
68Katie White37Bel Air, MD2:20:17
69Kendra Cox28Fairfax, VA2:20:30
70Donna Boucher48Bristow, VA2:21:01
71Hope Wilkes23Arlington, VA2:21:12
72Jennifer Colman49Vienna, VA2:21:33
73Melania Saraniero39Arlington, VA2:21:43
74Natalie Lucas-Teter38Bel Air, MD2:22:01
75Deborah Sneath43Gainesville, VA2:22:17
76Meg Wiegand28Washington, DC2:23:04VHTRC
77Megan DeJesus32Charlottesville, VA2:23:14
78Mary Kluck23Washington, DC2:23:18
79Esperanza Espinosa32Alexandria, VA2:23:43
80Neisa Condemaita39Washington, DC2:24:13VHTRC
81Jen Jacobs36Washington, DC2:24:20VHTRC
82Denise Coll52Alexandria, VA2:24:43VHTRC
83Peggy Fulton44Fort Washington, MD2:24:46
84Kit Ballenger37Arlington, VA2:24:56
85Joan Kelsch50Arlington, VA2:25:07
86Katharine Stillman33Springfield, VA2:25:11
87Veronica Kerr48Derwood, MD2:25:11
88Catherine Poole36Rockville , MD2:25:30VHTRC
89Stephanie Newcomer47York, PA2:26:11
90Robbie Fendley23Washington, DC2:26:14
91Wendy Rosensweig39Yorba Linda , CA2:26:31
92Monique Younger56Alexandria, VA2:26:39
93Bridget Bentz39Baltimore, MD2:26:59
94Joyce Fendley47Arlington, VA2:27:12VHTRC
95Michelle Olaya36Alexandria, VA2:27:17
96Gillian Zinngrebe47Rockville, MD2:27:40
97Susan Sumner52Blacksburg, VA2:28:09
98Leah Coughlin49Reston, VA2:28:59
99Kathleen Zielenski40Abingdon, MD2:29:07
100Judith Weber53Ellicott City, MD2:29:20VHTRC
101Maureen Rohrs57Severna Park, MD2:29:40
102Veronica Valdez31Washington, DC2:29:43
103Jennifer Spencer43Fairfax, VA2:29:49
104Stephanie Cuellar31Chantilly, VA2:29:53
105Julie Reynolds36Fairfax, VA2:30:07
106Michelle Andersen38Crozet, VA2:30:08VHTRC
107Lisa Kilday38Alexandria, VA2:30:11
108Amy Sullivan24Alexandria, VA2:30:46
109Ann Mabry53Arlington, VA2:30:55
110Caroline Williams51Arlington, VA2:31:14
111Megan McCluer50Arlington, VA2:31:16
112Allison Abbe38Leesburg, VA2:31:23VHTRC
113Mary Mack49Centreville, VA2:32:01
114Laurie Timberlake38Washington , DC2:32:04
115Sarah Curtis32Sterling, VA2:32:13VHTRC
116Karen Kazmerzak37Washington, DC2:32:35
117Jenny Charkoudian47Gaithersburg, MD2:32:42
118Kasey-Dee Gardner31Silver Spring, MD2:33:17
119Trudy Hinish52Williamsburg, PA2:33:33
120Jenny Schwab37Washington, DC2:33:46
121Marjorie Russell26Herndon, VA2:33:56
122Helen Russell52Herndon, VA2:33:57
123Loretta Cataldi45Mechanicsville, VA2:34:09VHTRC
124Jackie Ebert48Chevy Chase, MD2:34:31
125Erin Linton42Potomac, MD2:34:33
126Michele McLeod55Olney, MD2:34:40VHTRC
127Christiana Fogg35Kensington, MD2:35:25
128Jennifer Raymond31Woodbridge, VA2:35:25
129Barbara Werner53Hamburg, PA2:35:30
130Maria Bertacchi49Falls Church, VA2:35:33VHTRC
131Nancy Oswald46Silver Spring, MD2:35:47
132Julie Sohl45Sterling, VA2:35:59
133Michele Reed31Richmond , VA2:36:20
134Christina Lane32Cheyney, PA2:36:23
135Jeana Connaughton34Alexandria, VA2:36:26
136Michelle Price46Bethesda, MD2:36:34VHTRC
137Mical Honigfort36Gaithersburg, MD2:36:35
138Danielle Newman36Alexandria, VA2:36:45VHTRC
139Sonia Jarboe35Alexandria, VA2:36:45
140Kimberly Smith46Vienna, MI2:36:57
141Beverly Li34Alexandria, VA2:37:25
142Carrie Drummond39Alexandria, VA2:37:33
143Kara Valikai31Washington, DC2:37:45
144Iwona Stepniak25Rockville, MD2:38:09
145Colleen Kubont44Lansdowne, VA2:38:37
146Kim Evans38Bel Air, MD2:38:40
147Jennifer Burger38Kingsville , MD2:38:57
148Theresa Simmons39Odenton, MD2:38:58
149Melissa Aune32Annandale, VA2:38:59
150Eliza Selander30Fairfax, VA2:39:12
151Joy Grace Bernardo40Alexandria, VA2:39:13
152Elizabeth Kenigsberg24Washington, DC2:39:15
153Alice Burns34Alexandria, VA2:39:59
154Susan Blair46Richmond, VA2:40:02
155Carolyn Silva50Gaithersburg, MD2:40:14
156Donna McComber46Herndon, VA2:41:12
157Daphne Magnuson53Fairfax Station, VA2:41:41
158Rupa Dainer37Bethesda , MD2:41:57
159Lexa Laing41Woodbridge, VA2:42:08
160Debbie Daughtry55Clifton, VA2:42:09VHTRC
161Carole Williamson52Eldersburg, MD2:43:00VHTRC
162Carla Cherry51Charlottesville, VA2:43:06VHTRC
163Lourdes Martin35Waldorf, MD2:43:08
164Ashley Canchola29Falls Church, VA2:44:09
165Kwinam Hunley51Manassas, VA2:44:30
166Rachel Barth36Alexandria, VA2:44:44
167Kathy Sherrill54Bristow, VA2:44:47
168Willa Obel30Arlington, VA2:45:10
169Tina Starkey33Abingdon, MD2:46:04
170Sarah Thompson37Bel Air, MD2:46:06
171Eileen Boyle52Trinity, FL2:47:05
172Regina Evans48Manassas, VA2:47:19
173Robin Shepherd40Silver Spring, MD2:47:47
174Francesca Smith24Scaggsville, MD2:48:00
175Marianne Wood27Washington, DC2:48:01
176Kari Cillo26Fredericksburg, VA2:48:13VHTRC
177Lauren Roots27Waldorf, MD2:48:22
178Erin Hostetler31Reston, VA2:48:34
179Tara Rohland42Reston, VA2:48:34
180Erin Valliere37Manassas, VA2:48:58
181Briana Mulder27Arlington, VA2:51:08
182Melissa Garcia43Silver Spring, MD2:51:10
183Teresa Ambrosius39Falls Church, VA2:51:10
184Jennifer Trayes29Centreville, VA2:51:23
185Lauren Mayrides30Fairfax, VA2:51:23
186Dana Bender47Washington, DC2:52:22
187Megan Sorrell34Manassas, VA2:53:19
188Catherine Lewis34Merrifield, VA2:54:05
189Bridget McCusker59Baltimore, MD2:54:46
190Caitlin Gould29Washington, DC2:55:09
191Kris Swanson42Reston, VA2:55:18VHTRC
192Kristen Burke42Oak Hill, VA2:56:25
193Pamela Gowen61Keymar, MD2:58:03VHTRC
194Laura Mattis39Falls Church, VA2:58:13
195Beni Hawkins30Reston, VA2:58:40
196Delia Edelmann61Edgewater, MD3:00:07
197Emily Weiss23Washington, DC3:00:25
198Jean Fogarty55Arlington, VA3:00:29
199Lynn Morgan55Dunrobin ON, Canada3:00:45
200Lucia Davidson67Arlington, VA3:00:55VHTRC
201Karen Lemley35Barboursville, VA3:01:56
202Heather Hilko53Alexandria, VA3:02:15
203Gwynne Roth31Washington, DC3:04:37
204Kathleen McMackin59Millersville, MD3:05:58
205Melanie Sutherland36Fredericksburg, VA3:10:40
206Gaynor Bourgeois45Washington, DC3:11:03VHTRC
207Karen Bybee56Vienna, VA3:12:04
208Desiree Williams34Reston, VA3:12:18
209Carole O'Gara50Falls Church, VA3:16:17
210Nancy Ball57Fredericksburg, VA3:16:32
211Melanie Whitlow35Harrisonburg, VA3:18:20
212Gina Stracuzzi56Vienna, VA3:27:33
213Stephanie Motal-Nguyen32Fairfax, VA3:27:34
214Melissa Preston33Alexandria, VA3:27:35
215Jen Lebendig42Ruckersville, VA3:35:13VHTRC
216Lexie Greer40Alexandria, VA3:35:33
217Priya Naik29Chevy Chase, MD3:57:39VHTRC
218Carol Handwerker62West Lafayette, IN3:57:55
2013 Women’s Half Marathon Results: Age Group Awards
Group Place Overall Place Name Age Time
15—19
16Sydney Sumner181:49:46
20—24
118Gabrielle Oberti241:58:09
238Caitlin Francis232:12:22
358Ellen Reynolds212:18:00
465Alicia Salmeron232:19:33
571Hope Wilkes232:21:12
678Mary Kluck232:23:18
790Robbie Fendley232:26:14
8108Amy Sullivan242:30:46
9152Elizabeth Kenigsberg242:39:15
10174Francesca Smith242:48:00
11197Emily Weiss233:00:25
25—29
12Sonja Hinish271:43:26
215Lori Nelson271:56:57
316Betsy Kain291:57:55
417Ivy Roe271:57:59
524Katherine Mariska282:02:34
628Julia Snyder292:04:10
732Trista Johnson292:08:26
837Anna Vaudin262:12:22
940Louise Bowling282:12:57
1062Meaghan Karanasios262:18:36
1163Mackenzie Dickson252:19:01
1269Kendra Cox282:20:30
1376Meg Wiegand282:23:04
14121Marjorie Russell262:33:56
15144Iwona Stepniak252:38:09
16164Ashley Canchola292:44:09
17175Marianne Wood272:48:01
18176Kari Cillo262:48:13
19177Lauren Roots272:48:22
20181Briana Mulder272:51:08
21184Jennifer Trayes292:51:23
22190Caitlin Gould292:55:09
23217Priya Naik293:57:39
30—34
11Martha Nelson321:33:33
23Robin Watkins301:44:28
35Jillian Atherton-Mellish331:49:00
47Alexandra Petersen331:50:04
59Kristen Keller341:51:57
610Caroline Bauer301:52:50
719Aspen Streetman301:58:36
836Tiffiney Carney332:12:12
939Katharine Ferguson302:12:50
1042Sonya Bingham322:13:12
1145Sara Davidson302:16:01
1247Joy Turkal302:16:49
1354Kristen Mam342:17:35
1457Christina Stigliani312:17:55
1559Joanna Graham322:18:06
1660Katie Kerr-Hobert342:18:29
1777Megan DeJesus322:23:14
1879Esperanza Espinosa322:23:43
1986Katharine Stillman332:25:11
20102Veronica Valdez312:29:43
21104Stephanie Cuellar312:29:53
22115Sarah Curtis322:32:13
23118Kasey-Dee Gardner312:33:17
24128Jennifer Raymond312:35:25
25133Michele Reed312:36:20
26134Christina Lane322:36:23
27135Jeana Connaughton342:36:26
28141Beverly Li342:37:25
29143Kara Valikai312:37:45
30149Melissa Aune322:38:59
31150Eliza Selander302:39:12
32153Alice Burns342:39:59
33168Willa Obel302:45:10
34169Tina Starkey332:46:04
35178Erin Hostetler312:48:34
36185Lauren Mayrides302:51:23
37187Megan Sorrell342:53:19
38188Catherine Lewis342:54:05
39195Beni Hawkins302:58:40
40203Gwynne Roth313:04:37
41208Desiree Williams343:12:18
42213Stephanie Motal-Nguyen323:27:34
43214Melissa Preston333:27:35
35—39
18Sheri Fiolek351:51:28
211Amy Platt391:54:21
313Sierra Schenk361:55:24
414Stephanie Dupal-Demartin371:56:13
520Elizabeth Wilbur361:58:56
622Laura Timms351:59:43
727Alisa Springman382:04:04
831Jaime Olsen362:08:16
946Dawn Ginsburg362:16:09
1048Lonna Mayer372:16:50
1149Jen Sholtis392:16:51
1253Marie Anne Suajico-Santiago392:17:34
1368Katie White372:20:17
1473Melania Saraniero392:21:43
1574Natalie Lucas-Teter382:22:01
1680Neisa Condemaita392:24:13
1781Jen Jacobs362:24:20
1884Kit Ballenger372:24:56
1988Catherine Poole362:25:30
2091Wendy Rosensweig392:26:31
2193Bridget Bentz392:26:59
2295Michelle Olaya362:27:17
23105Julie Reynolds362:30:07
24106Michelle Andersen382:30:08
25107Lisa Kilday382:30:11
26112Allison Abbe382:31:23
27114Laurie Timberlake382:32:04
28116Karen Kazmerzak372:32:35
29120Jenny Schwab372:33:46
30127Christiana Fogg352:35:25
31137Mical Honigfort362:36:35
32138Danielle Newman362:36:45
33139Sonia Jarboe352:36:45
34142Carrie Drummond392:37:33
35146Kim Evans382:38:40
36147Jennifer Burger382:38:57
37148Theresa Simmons392:38:58
38158Rupa Dainer372:41:57
39163Lourdes Martin352:43:08
40166Rachel Barth362:44:44
41170Sarah Thompson372:46:06
42180Erin Valliere372:48:58
43183Teresa Ambrosius392:51:10
44194Laura Mattis392:58:13
45201Karen Lemley353:01:56
46205Melanie Sutherland363:10:40
47211Melanie Whitlow353:18:20
40—44
14Heather Schaffer421:46:22
212Jennifer Ragone421:54:39
325Alyson Madsen412:03:23
426Jen Page412:03:25
533Kim O'Brien412:10:39
634Katie Keier432:10:50
735Christine Briscoe442:11:51
844Cherry Grassi412:14:57
950Kirstin Corris422:17:17
1055Rebecca Cassilly412:17:40
1161Jessica Friedman422:18:34
1264Elayne Chow422:19:18
1375Deborah Sneath432:22:17
1483Peggy Fulton442:24:46
1599Kathleen Zielenski402:29:07
16103Jennifer Spencer432:29:49
17125Erin Linton422:34:33
18145Colleen Kubont442:38:37
19151Joy Grace Bernardo402:39:13
20159Lexa Laing412:42:08
21173Robin Shepherd402:47:47
22179Tara Rohland422:48:34
23182Melissa Garcia432:51:10
24191Kris Swanson422:55:18
25192Kristen Burke422:56:25
26215Jen Lebendig423:35:13
27216Lexie Greer403:35:33
45—49
121Barbara Wigle461:59:28
229Martha Huizenga462:05:43
330Amy Mortimor472:06:31
443Monika Bachmann482:14:36
551Lisette Mestre462:17:24
652Kathryn Laughon482:17:33
767Rae Kartchner452:19:58
870Donna Boucher482:21:01
972Jennifer Colman492:21:33
1087Veronica Kerr482:25:11
1189Stephanie Newcomer472:26:11
1294Joyce Fendley472:27:12
1396Gillian Zinngrebe472:27:40
1498Leah Coughlin492:28:59
15113Mary Mack492:32:01
16117Jenny Charkoudian472:32:42
17123Loretta Cataldi452:34:09
18124Jackie Ebert482:34:31
19130Maria Bertacchi492:35:33
20131Nancy Oswald462:35:47
21132Julie Sohl452:35:59
22136Michelle Price462:36:34
23140Kimberly Smith462:36:57
24154Susan Blair462:40:02
25156Donna McComber462:41:12
26172Regina Evans482:47:19
27186Dana Bender472:52:22
28206Gaynor Bourgeois453:11:03
50—54
123Jane Wikman502:01:12
241Darcy Gruttadaro522:13:11
366Anne Weaver542:19:34
482Denise Coll522:24:43
585Joan Kelsch502:25:07
697Susan Sumner522:28:09
7100Judith Weber532:29:20
8109Ann Mabry532:30:55
9110Caroline Williams512:31:14
10111Megan McCluer502:31:16
11119Trudy Hinish522:33:33
12122Helen Russell522:33:57
13129Barbara Werner532:35:30
14155Carolyn Silva502:40:14
15157Daphne Magnuson532:41:41
16161Carole Williamson522:43:00
17162Carla Cherry512:43:06
18165Kwinam Hunley512:44:30
19167Kathy Sherrill542:44:47
20171Eileen Boyle522:47:05
21202Heather Hilko533:02:15
22209Carole O'Gara503:16:17
55—59
156Stephanie Danahy562:17:47
292Monique Younger562:26:39
3101Maureen Rohrs572:29:40
4126Michele McLeod552:34:40
5160Debbie Daughtry552:42:09
6189Bridget McCusker592:54:46
7198Jean Fogarty553:00:29
8199Lynn Morgan553:00:45
9204Kathleen McMackin593:05:58
10207Karen Bybee563:12:04
11210Nancy Ball573:16:32
12212Gina Stracuzzi563:27:33
60—64
1193Pamela Gowen612:58:03
2196Delia Edelmann613:00:07
3200Lucia Davidson673:00:55
4218Carol Handwerker623:57:55
2013 Women’s Half Marathon Results: Mother-Daughter Team Competition
Team Place Team Name Combined Time Mother Daughter
1Hinsh4:16:59Trudy Hinish2:33:33Sonja Hinish1:43:26
2Sumner4:17:55Susan Sumner2:28:09Sydney Sumner1:49:46
3Fendley4:53:26Joyce Fendley2:27:12Robbie Fendley2:26:14
4Russell5:07:53Helen Russell2:33:57Marjorie Russell2:33:56
5Handwerker-Watkins5:42:23Carol Handwerker3:57:55Robin Watkins1:44:28

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