33rd Annual Larry Fuselier State Championship Race Results

Sunday, December 14, 2008, 8:00 AM
Jefferson Playground, Jefferson, LA
Benefiting: Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana
Race Director: Chuck George, New Orleans Track Club
RRCA Louisiana State Representative: Betsy Boudreaux
Results by FAST Athletic Scoring and Timing, Inc.

RRCA Championship Race Epilepsy Foundation

Nick Accardo and Mark Mendrek-Laske gave top local runner Brendan Minihan, Jr. a good run through the half-way point with Mark leading the way followed by Nick just off his shoulder and Brendan lagging 100 yards behind. Brendan was coming off a fast 53 minute plus 10 mile race the day before in Baton Rouge. After the turn Brendan took the lead and put the hammer down to finish first and claim the 25K RRCA Louisiana State Championship for the 7th year in a row and the 8th time out of 9 years. Brendan's time was 1:31:34. Caroline Smith led the women's 25K throughout to take the RRCA State Championship crown with a 1:50:43. Proceeds benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana.

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25K Award Winners

Place MaleAgeTime FemaleAgeTime
Overall Open Winners
1 Brendan Minihan, Jr.331:31:34 Caroline Smith371:50:43
2 Nick Accardo261:34:42 Carolyn Mikulencak331:58:44
3 Mark Mendrek-Laske191:36:00 Leigh Drye382:03:08
Overall Masters Winners
1 Janusz Malski471:39:28. Fillis Friedman562:08:27
Overall Grandmasters Winners
1 JJ Waguespack501:53:56 Susan Opelka532:30:33
Overall Seniors Winners
1 Carleton Smith631:57:20 Tillie Clark612:58:06
Racewalkers Overall Winners
1 Steve Attaya603:08:44 Tina Childs453:57:17

10K Award Winners

Place MaleAgeTime FemaleAgeTime
Overall Open Winners
1 Tyler Krutzfeldt1739:33 Leanna Dolson2144:11
Overall Masters Winners
1 Michael Watson4242:47 Mary Grace Rome4248:04
Overall Grandmasters Winners
1 Ken Mire5941:55 Wanda Whitney5556:36
Overall Seniors Winners
1 Joe Maselli6151:58
Racewalkers Overall Winners
1 Duke Wolverton621:12:47 Jane Phelps621:22:36

2 Mile Award Winners

Place MaleAgeTime FemaleAgeTime
Overall Open Winners
1 Jean-Luc Desselle1711:48 Dana Robichaux4119:38
2 Anthony Pigford1513:02 Paula Culpepper4228:59
3 Avery Provenzano1313:41 Sarah Gibson2033:35

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Photos by George Waguespack. Mardi Gras Marathon Race Director Mike Cambre introduces Mr. Larry Fuselier. RRCA State Repr. Betsy Boudreaux presents 25K State Championship awards to the top three female open division finishers: (l-r) Leigh Ayn Drye, Carolyn Mikulencak, and Caroline Smith. RRCA State Repr. Betsy Boudreaux presents 25K State Championship awards to the Senior and Grand Masters division winners: (l-r) Carleton Smith, Betsy, and J. J. Waguespack. Runners in 25K, 10K and 2 miler at the start line. Taylor Aultman stops by during bike ride on levee pathway to greet Larry Fuselier. Taylor was a 5 time (5 in a row) winner of the Jackson Day Race. Along with Larry, two of the top runners in New Orleans road running history. Brendan Minihan, Jr. wins his 8th (7 in a row) Louisiana RRCA 25K State Championship. Epilepsy Foundation staff members.
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Photos by George Waguespack.