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9th Annual GMAA Green Mountain Island Marathon

August 18, 1979
South Hero, VT

Weather: overcast with a south wind
Race Directors: Leighton Walker and Ray Allen
Thanks to: South Hero and Grand Isle Rescue, Merchant's Bank, Chamber of Commerce, Roland Tremble, and to all volunteers and homeowners who continue to make this event a success.
Summary: Steve Hubbard of Princeton, NJ won his first marathon ever and set the course record in 2:29:45. John MacKay of Burlington finished 500 yards back in 2:31:15. Peter Garvilla of Pessare, NJ was third in 2:39:59. Steve pulled ahead at mile 8, with John reeling him in at mile 10. The two ran together until mile 15 when Steve pulled away for his final lead. Barbara Kelly of White River won the women's race in 3:07:05 and also set a course record. Kristie Dalbout of Endicott, NY was second in 3:16:53, while Marilyn Frison of Manchester Center placed third in 3:24:35. The team prize was won by host GMAA with a combined time of 11:15:49 (MacKay, Valentine, Kaynor, Williams). Second place went to the Mercer Bucks Running Club of Princeton, NJ (Hubbard, Perrine, Lauder, Machold). Dr. John Bland, 61, was the oldest finisher while Randy Ricard, 14, was the youngest finisher.

Many of the runners commented on the beauty of the course and the availability of aid along the route. Many were impressed by the organization and facilities available to both the runners and their families, and the convenience of the first aid station, food and drink, and showers, within 50 yards of the finish, which many claimed were unfamiliar, but welcome sights to most marathoners.

Absent from Saturday's marathon were some of the GMAA's premier runners. Kurt Lauenstein (2:24) and Peter Millard (2:26) will instead be running among 70 competitors in the World Cup Elite Marathon on 8/26 in Montreal. Both are looking to qualify for the US Olympic Marathon Trials. John Dimick (2:11) has already qualified for the Olympic Trials and is in training for that event.

Link to GMAA marathon history (first running in 1971)

TOP AGE GROUP FINISHERS:
MEN:
0-18  - Jeff Staub, Doug Brooks, Jeff Silcox
30-39 - Thomas Egan, Terry Aldrich, John Goldsmith
40-49 - Sam Chadnick, Joseph Halpen, Charles Jennings
50+   - Sherm Williams, Bob Seamans, Gerald Rowe
WOMEN:
0-29  - Barbara Kelly, Marilyn Frison, Shawn Rooney
30+   - Alexandra Boies, Sylvia Weiner, Jeannie Panner

GRAND ISLE COUNTY FINISHERS:
42.  Micahel Mastare       3:08:52
53.  Richard Heilman       3:11:57
57.  Ray Allen             3:13:20
87.  Robert Krebs          3:22:16
115. Jim Grant             3:30:01
126. Robert Kelley         3:36:02
156. Charles Mazza         3:47:34
162. Thomas Guay           3:49:38
174. Bruce Casagrande      3:54:08
178. Joseph Laferriere     3:55:32
194. Linda Watson          4:00:20
208. Marcel Guay           4:04:39
210. Don Tinney            4:05:25
220. David B. Hill         4:14:26
233. Gordon Watson         4:21:12
234. James Simonson        4:22:04
254. Bernie Noel           5:05:34







1.        Steve Hubbard                                                                        XX  2:29:45       
2.        John MacKay                                                                          XX  2:31:15       
3.        Pete Garvilla                                                                        XX  2:31:15       
4.        Bill Lauder                                                                          XX  2:45:07       
5.        Dennis Jett                                                                          XX  2:45:07       
6.        Arnold Repetto                                                                       XX  2:48:14       
7.        John Valentine                                                                       XX  2:48:14       
8.        John Ludeman                                                                         XX  2:49:26       
9.        John Bowen                                                                           XX  2:51:34       
10.       Dennis Moore                                                                         XX  2:52:30       
11.       Thomas Egan                                                                          XX  2:52:35       
12.       Alan Oman                                                                            XX  2:53:21       
13.       Terry Aldrich                                                                        XX  2:53:55       
14.       Chapin Kaynor                                                                        XX  2:55:17       
15.       Michael Reilly                                                                       XX  2:55:43       
16.       Christopher West                                                                     XX  2:56:03       
17.       John Goldsmith                                                                       XX  2:56:07       
18.       Frank Richie                                                                         XX  2:56:16       
19.       Pascal Cheng                                                                         XX  2:57:16       
20.       Frank Fuller                                                                         XX  2:58:44       
21.       Timothy Coady                                                                        XX  2:59:05       
22.       Robert Krebs                                                                         XX  2:59:10       
23.       Clarendon W. Griffith                                                                XX  2:59:20       
24.       Sam Chadnick                                                                         XX  2:59:23       
25.       B. Roder                                                                             XX  2:59:31       
26.       Doug Lavoie                                                                          XX  2:59:42       
27.       Sherm Williams                                                                       XX  3:00:35       
28.       Dick Mathews                                                                         XX  3:01:21       
29.       Jas. R. Halpen                                                                       XX  3:01:21       
30.       Peter Webster                                                                        XX  3:03:16       
31.       Bill Remy                                                                            XX  3:03:28       
32.       Thomas Bull                                                                          XX  3:03:30       
33.       Pat Hutton                                                                           XX  3:03:39       
34.       Bob Thomas                                                                           XX  3:04:26       
35.       Charles Jennings                                                                     XX  3:05:34       
36.       Maurice Hamel                                                                        XX  3:06:19       
37.       Bela Ratkovits                                                                       XX  3:06:23       
38.       Jack Tapp                                                                            XX  3:06:33       
39.       Barbara Kelly                                                                        XX  3:07:05       
40.       Dennis E. Sirois                                                                     XX  3:08:03       
41.       David Lavigne                                                                        XX  3:08:11       
42.       Micahel Mastare                                                                      XX  3:08:52       
43.       Doug Peden                                                                           XX  3:09:32       
44.       Christopher Schubert                                                                 XX  3:09:47       
45.       Frank Gabel                                                                          XX  3:10:01       
46.       Richard Scott                                                                        XX  3:10:07       
47.       Bill Peck                                                                            XX  3:10:29       
48.       Dean Bumstead                                                                        XX  3:10:34       
49.       John Tatro                                                                           XX  3:10:35       
50.       Robert Wilsey                                                                        XX  3:10:54       
51.       Thomas Longfello                                                                     XX  3:11:02       
52.       Gerald Barney                                                                        XX  3:11:44       
53.       Richard Heilman                                                                      XX  3:11:57       
54.       Andrew Umhac                                                                         XX  3:12:02       
55.       Robert Axtel                                                                         XX  3:12:43       
56.       Ray Allen                                                                            XX  3:13:20       
57.       Roy Goldsmith                                                                        XX  3:13:31       
58.       Jim Alderman                                                                         XX  3:14:05       
59.       Bob Seamans                                                                          XX  3:14:12       
60.       Oleg Ritter                                                                          XX  3:14:13       
61.       Wendell Carr                                                                         XX  3:14:25       
62.       Larry Boies                                                                          XX  3:14:27       
63.       Mark Elmore                                                                          XX  3:14:59       
64.       Jan Mitchell                                                                         XX  3:15:44       
65.       John Tatro                                                                           XX  3:15:50       
66.       Everett Mills                                                                        XX  3:15:52       
67.       Dan Kalinski                                                                         XX  3:16:14       
68.       Kristie Dalbout                                                                      XX  3:16:53       
69.       Bill Heise                                                                           XX  3:17:46       
70.       Peter Heimdahl                                                                       XX  3:18:18       
71.       John Kahane                                                                          XX  3:18:21       
72.       Francis Ryan                                                                         XX  3:18:52       
73.       Jim Churchill                                                                        XX  3:19:15       
74.       Pete Beauvois                                                                        XX  3:19:36       
75.       Jon Leinwohl                                                                         XX  3:20:12       
76.       Frank Connors                                                                        XX  3:20:41       
77.       Kevin Kearney                                                                        XX  3:20:41       
78.       Robert Elliot                                                                        XX  3:20:52       
79.       John Boyd                                                                            XX  3:21:01       
80.       John Grobel                                                                          XX  3:21:03       
81.       Sandy Pike                                                                           XX  3:21:20       
82.       Roy Nelson                                                                           XX  3:21:27       
83.       Byron Hill                                                                           XX  3:21:28       
84.       Alexandra Boies                                                                      XX  3:21:40       
85.       Dick Vincent                                                                         XX  3:21:41       
86.       Robert Krebs                                                                         XX  3:22:16       
87.       Sylvia Weiner                                                                        XX  3:22:25       
88.       David Champagne                                                                      XX  3:22:34       
89.       Joseph Perrine                                                                       XX  3:22:42       
90.       Tom Baum                                                                             XX  3:23:07       
91.       Jim Buskirk                                                                          XX  3:23:09       
92.       Roland Machold                                                                       XX  3:23:34       
93.       John Woher                                                                           XX  3:23:44       
94.       Zef Bludevich                                                                        XX  3:23:53       
95.       Jairus C. Gilbert                                                                    XX  3:24:03       
96.       Thomas P. Hubbs                                                                      XX  3:24:25       
97.       Marilyn Frison                                                                       XX  3:24:35       
98.       J. Sehlate                                                                           XX  3:25:04       
99.       Richard Letsinger                                                                    XX  3:25:28       
100.      Russell Warner                                                                       XX  3:25:28       
101.      Ian C. Shaw                                                                          XX  3:25:39       
102.      Thomas Obbagy                                                                        XX  3:26:45       
103.      Thomas Holland                                                                       XX  3:26:59       
104.      Terry Spur                                                                           XX  3:27:34       
105.      Shawn Rooney                                                                         XX  3:27:39       
106.      Lee Dennis                                                                           XX  3:27:51       
107.      Jasd Maxwell                                                                         XX  3:28:15       
108.      Robert T. Zulick                                                                     XX  3:28:18       
109.      Anthony Quinn                                                                        XX  3:28:37       
110.      Edward Pomeroy                                                                       XX  3:28:39       
111.      Gary Martin                                                                          XX  3:28:40       
112.      Sherm Hunt                                                                           XX  3:29:25       
113.      Stephen Harris                                                                       XX  3:29:31       
114.      Jim Grant                                                                            XX  3:30:01       
115.      Monica Joyce                                                                         XX  3:30:10       
116.      Guy Albee                                                                            XX  3:30:23       
117.      Michael Petrie                                                                       XX  3:30:33       
118.      Gerald Rowe                                                                          XX  3:30:59       
119.      Kimberly Stearns                                                                     XX  3:31:33       
120.      Paul Ritter                                                                          XX  3:31:36       
121.      Jeff Gross                                                                           XX  3:33:26       
122.      Jeff Pepperman                                                                       XX  3:34:16       
123.      Jeff Staubs                                                                          XX  3:35:38       
124.      David Canarie                                                                        XX  3:35:55       
125.      Robert Kelley                                                                        XX  3:36:02       
126.      Dennis Doran                                                                         XX  3:36:20       
127.      Matthew Claman                                                                       XX  3:36:33       
128.      Michael Elmore                                                                       XX  3:36:53       
129.      Thomas H. Reese                                                                      XX  3:37:13       
130.      Jas. Hand                                                                            XX  3:37:32       
131.      Robert Marden                                                                        XX  3:37:50       
132.      Dick Sabourin                                                                        XX  3:38:44       
133.      Bill Ford                                                                            XX  3:38:50       
134.      Eden Weiss                                                                           XX  3:38:55       
135.      Raymond Landry                                                                       XX  3:39:02       
136.      Edward Michaud                                                                       XX  3:39:13       
137.      Kevin Richards                                                                       XX  3:39:54       
138.      John Mosher                                                                          XX  3:40:05       
139.      Stanley Rosen                                                                        XX  3:40:10       
140.      William Eichorn                                                                      XX  3:41:27       
141.      Michael Shattuck                                                                     XX  3:42:05       
142.      Perry Yaeger                                                                         XX  3:42:22       
143.      Robert Fischer                                                                       XX  3:42:22       
144.      Tom Hammond                                                                          XX  3:42:41       
145.      Gerald Donah                                                                         XX  3:43:08       
146.      Ross M. Lanius                                                                       XX  3:43:08       
147.      George Voland                                                                        XX  3:43:51       
148.      Douglas Brooks                                                                       XX  3:44:20       
149.      John Desautels                                                                       XX  3:44:20       
150.      John Elstner                                                                         XX  3:45:58       
151.      Steve Sullivan                                                                       XX  3:46:07       
152.      Pete Kusek                                                                           XX  3:46:11       
153.      Bruce Cunningham                                                                     XX  3:47:04       
154.      Charles Mazza                                                                        XX  3:47:34       
155.      Neil Stout                                                                           XX  3:48:39       
156.      Thomas Cook                                                                          XX  3:48:53       
157.      Bill Hella                                                                           XX  3:49:06       
158.      C. Wilk                                                                              XX  3:49:22       
159.      Thomas Guay                                                                          XX  3:49:38       
160.      Alan Lanctot                                                                         XX  3:50:01       
161.      John Alavie                                                                          XX  3:50:07       
162.      Gardner Hopwood                                                                      XX  3:51:00       
163.      Roy Luas                                                                             XX  3:51:37       
164.      Jas. Mimnaugh                                                                        XX  3:52:35       
165.      Jeff Silcox                                                                          XX  3:52:57       
166.      David Brown                                                                          XX  3:53:10       
167.      Brian Ford                                                                           XX  3:53:21       
168.      James VanKeuren                                                                      XX  3:53:25       
169.      Chris Lovell                                                                         XX  3:53:40       
170.      Bruce Casagrande                                                                     XX  3:54:08       
171.      John Drake                                                                           XX  3:54:08       
172.      William Levy                                                                         XX  3:54:41       
173.      David Little                                                                         XX  3:54:51       
174.      Joseph Laferriere                                                                    XX  3:55:32       
175.      Andy MacDowall                                                                       XX  3:55:42       
176.      George Badett                                                                        XX  3:55:44       
177.      James Lenz                                                                           XX  3:56:10       
178.      Jeannie PAnner                                                                       XX  3:56:26       
179.      James Grimes                                                                         XX  3:56:30       
180.      Russell Kinaman                                                                      XX  3:56:30       
181.      Dana Cook                                                                            XX  3:57:21       
182.      Will Werntgen                                                                        XX  3:57:21       
183.      James B. Anderson                                                                    XX  3:58:07       
184.      Harold Stern                                                                         XX  3:59:07       
185.      Richard Murphy                                                                       XX  3:59:08       
186.      John Ferguson                                                                        XX  3:59:33       
187.      Robert Delean                                                                        XX  3:59:55       
188.      Rosalin McDonough                                                                    XX  3:59:58       
189.      Linda Watson                                                                         XX  4:00:20       
190.      Frank Kuder                                                                          XX  4:01:11       
191.      Robert Wright                                                                        XX  4:01:16       
192.      Lou Dougherty                                                                        XX  4:01:26       
193.      R.P. Hubett, Jr                                                                      XX  4:01:26       
194.      John Jamison                                                                         XX  4:01:29       
195.      Frederic Fagelman                                                                    XX  4:01:32       
196.      Hugh McNeil                                                                          XX  4:01:57       
197.      Judson Reese                                                                         XX  4:02:15       
198.      Marvin Dill                                                                          XX  4:02:39       
199.      Richard Wise                                                                         XX  4:02:39       
200.      Peter Rowe                                                                           XX  4:03:59       
201.      Paul Good                                                                            XX  4:04:04       
202.      Christopher Hanna                                                                    XX  4:04:09       
203.      Marcel Guay                                                                          XX  4:04:39       
204.      Don Tinney                                                                           XX  4:05:25       
205.      Danny O'Leary                                                                        XX  4:05:30       
206.      Brens O'Donnell                                                                      XX  4:07:43       
207.      John Bland                                                                           XX  4:08:07       
208.      Diane Todd                                                                           XX  4:10:01       
209.      Wendy Shepard                                                                        XX  4:11:16       
210.      Arthur Ross                                                                          XX  4:11:53       
211.      John B. File                                                                         XX  4:12:31       
212.      Randy Ricard                                                                         XX  4:14:07       
213.      Richard Donah                                                                        XX  4:14:07       
214.      David B. Hill                                                                        XX  4:14:26       
215.      Thomas Sherrer                                                                       XX  4:14:42       
216.      Tom Gennett                                                                          XX  4:14:42       
217.      Jack Gardner                                                                         XX  4:15:03       
218.      Diane McGee                                                                          XX  4:15:10       
219.      Tom Colby                                                                            XX  4:15:34       
220.      William Morseilles                                                                   XX  4:16:30       
221.      John Whalen                                                                          XX  4:17:21       
222.      Steve MacPeek                                                                        XX  4:17:50       
223.      Dave Richards                                                                        XX  4:18:07       
224.      Linwood Schucte                                                                      XX  4:20:28       
225.      Gordon Watson                                                                        XX  4:21:12       
226.      James Simonson                                                                       XX  4:22:04       
227.      Paul Grobman                                                                         XX  4:22:29       
228.      Joseph Kelly                                                                         XX  4:22:49       
229.      Stephanie Kelly                                                                      XX  4:22:50       
230.      Lucy Betts                                                                           XX  4:24:12       
231.      Richard McGrath                                                                      XX  4:24:14       
232.      Joel Ross                                                                            XX  4:25:10       
233.      Carol Crosman                                                                        XX  4:26:19       
234.      Mark Richard                                                                         XX  4:26:19       
235.      Bernard Shepard                                                                      XX  4:30:21       
236.      Joseph Fleming                                                                       XX  4:34:05       
237.      Sharon Alderman                                                                      XX  4:37:04       
238.      Bob Hedderman                                                                        XX  4:37:59       
239.      Richard Darling                                                                      XX  4:37:59       
240.      Charles Amyot                                                                        XX  4:43:06       
241.      Mason Peck                                                                           XX  4:43:41       
242.      Jennifer Breasted                                                                    XX  4:45:39