Drake Relays 800 titles go to Lance Elliott, Chris Gentile

Lance at 2013 race.

With Nick Berra elsewhere, Lance Elliott had the Drake Relays to himself this year, winning the masters 800 Friday for the second time in three years. He clocked 2:03.50 at age 43. On the women’s side, 44-year-old Chris Gentile notched a 12-second victory Saturday over another Chris — Christine Price — 2:24.95 to 2:37.20. Lance has overcome injuries this year, taking the 3K title at indoor nationals. A nice profile reports: “Lance Elliott’s handle on Twitter is LanceRunsALot. He may have to change that to a more inclusive description of his lifestyle, LanceDoesALot. Last weekend he won the USA Masters Championship in the M40 3K in Boston, then finished second in the M40 mile and fifth in the M40 800. That was despite the fact that a leg injury limited his training leading up to the race. In fact, this year Elliott has found that less is more in terms of running training as it seems he’s spent more time in the swimming pool and other cross training activities than on the track. All of this and his past history paints a picture of a guy with a Ferrari engine stuck in a Volkswagen body.” At Penn on Saturday, local fave William Bittner, 78, won the 75-and-over 100 in a nice 14.79. (The listed M75 WR is Bob Lida’s 13.49.) All masters results at Franklin Field are listed here. Congrats to all.

Team calling itself the Flying Bettys won W50 4×1 at Penn: Cheryl Bellaire (left) with Sandy Triolo, Wanda Robinson and Terri Rath.

Here’s a shot of the men at Drake, graciously shared by Ron Kochanowicz, heading into final homestretch.


Results from Des Moines, Iowa.

Event 200 Men 800 Meter Run Masters
Stadium: S 1:45.31 2008 Jacob Hernandez, Texas
Relays: D 1:53.89 4/27/2007 Kip Janvrin, Warrensburg, M
Name Year School Finals
1 Lance Elliott Edina MN 2:03.50
2 Gary Roseman Denver CO 2:04.11
3 David Nash Sioux City IA 2:04.21
4 Ron Kochanowicz Smithville MO 2:04.98
5 Marc Peterson Ames IA 2:05.60
6 Jeff Burris Cedar Falls IA 2:07.31
7 Eric Goers Iowa City IA 2:09.18
8 Vic Morales Johnston IA 2:09.89
9 Louis DeWild Des Moines IA 2:11.24
10 John Armon Cedar Rapids IA 2:11.72
11 Troy Wolf Ft Collins CO 2:13.19
12 Dan Bonthius Iowa City IA 2:13.55
13 Brandon Kipp Burlington IA 2:14.62
14 Wayne Douet Ames IA 2:14.79
15 Roger Cassil Fairfax IA 2:15.51
16 Guy Greigg Sioux City IA 2:15.62
17 John Holcomb Winterset IA 2:18.16
18 Jason Hahn Des Moines IA 2:19.21
19 Mike Furrow Clive IA 2:19.30
20 David Bakker Dodgeville Wisc 2:19.91
21 Steven Staebler Guttenberg IA 2:22.97
22 Kelly Sloan Harker Heights TX 2:28.12
23 Chris Lampe Bellevue IA 2:28.79
24 Joe Keitges Ames IA 2:32.33
25 Tom Loch Cedar Rapids IA 2:39.92
— Jorge Marquez Cedar Falls IA DNS
— Nick Berra Enola PA DNS
— Jeff Joiner Orange City IA DNS
— Brad Joens Kersey CO DNS

Event 207 Women 800 Meter Run Masters
Name Year School Finals
1 Chris Gentile Janes Elite Racing 2:24.95
2 Christine Price Runablaze Iowa 2:37.20
3 Jennifer Hegarty New Balance Boston 2:38.24
4 Donna Mills Orange City IA 2:39.18
5 Jill Vollweller So Cal TC 2:45.65
— Christine Reaser So Cal TC DNS
— Gaby Grebski Athena TC DNS

Results from Philly:

Penn Relays Masters Men’s 100m dash 75 and older
Wind: “+0.1

1 1 William Bittner (78) Philadelphia Masters 14.79
2 2 Richard Ocker (76) Philadelphia Masters 15.37
3 8 Larry Colbert (77) Glenarden Masters 15.50
4 7 Burr Daly (75) Philadelphia Masters 17.02
5 6 Rev. Dick Camp (78) Unattached 18.06
6 9 Bill Brown (77) Philadelphia Masters 18.35
7 10 Bruce Gilbert (79) Philadelphia Masters 19.11

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April 26, 2014

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  1. Peter Taylor - April 27, 2014

    The four women in the photo are in the following order (from the left): Cheryl Bellaire, Terri Rath, Sandy Triolo, and Wanda Robinson. They can all “bring it” — pretty impressive.

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