Masters women’s 3K at Portland also should be hot, hot, hot

Watch out for Grace in 3K race.

Why should the guys have all the fun in Portland? Joanna Harper, organizer of the masters women’s 3K the same day, reminds me: “On June 9, the Portland track Festival turns five. In addition to some strong open races, there are two races for masters runners. … The women’s 3,000 race will feature Grace Padilla up front, an attempt at the W45-49 American record from Tania Fischer and many other excellent runners such as Mary Thane and Jenny Newton from the Mountain West Track club in Missoula. Former world duathlon champ Liz McCullough (formerly Liz Downing) and Jenny Teppo should duke it out for supremacy in the AARP eligible division (W50). However, the fastest female masters runner at the meet will probably be Kris Paaso. At this point, Kris is considering a run at the open 1500-meter race, where she might be able to earn a qualifying time for the upcoming Olympic trials. She also hasn’t ruled out entering the 3000, and racing Grace, Tania and the rest of the “mature’ women. Either way, there should be some fast times and good races out of these women in Stumptown.”

Meanwhile, Portland masters mile organizer Dave Clingan offers this incentive just for fun: “I’ve still got some T-shirts. Offer one to anyone who guesses the number of runners who will break 4:30 in this race!”

Here are men’s mile entries as of May 14.

Tony Young
Pete Magill
Mike Blackmore
David Cannon
Ray Knerr
Ron Kochanowicz
Nolan Shaheed
Ian Gillespie
Jonathan Swanson
Matt Thomas
Charlie Kern
Randy Wasinger
Thomas Kreuzpeintner
Rikki Hacker
Adam Collazo
Timothy Gore
David Weiler
John Boosinger

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May 21, 2012

3 Responses

  1. MN - May 21, 2012

    A hot 3K shaping up too! Best of success to all of you! Matt

  2. Byrke Beller - May 21, 2012

    There’s also a Masters 100 and Masters 200!

  3. Mike Blackmore - May 27, 2012

    Magill is apparently out, as he will take a shot at sub-15 on the roads in Aneheim that day.

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