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Thursday, May 17, 2001 -- Connellsville, PA
Anchor Glass / Rolling Rock 5K (iPO Event Id#: 3173)
Story by John Nesbitt with photos by John Nesbitt and Erin Devitt

[Details] [Coverage]
[Overall Results] [Results by Class]
Pictures: [Set 1] [Set 2] [Set 3] [Set 4] [Set 5]

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Taking to the streets of South Connellsville
[2000 Coverage]

The annual Anchor Glass Rolling Rock 5k run through South Connellsville featured a fairly flat course with a few pleasant hills along the way. This race featured over 125 runners and walkers on a great Thursday evening for a run.

In the men's division Larry Thompson from Washington, Pennsylvania captured first place with a time of 17:20. He finished close to 25 seconds ahead of second place hometown Connellsville resident Brad Herrington who finished in a time of 17:44. According to Thompson, the course was very nice and challenging and the competition was tough. Over the first mile and a half he battled it out with Herrington and then took off. Joseph Carei found the line to take third place honors at 17:58.

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Now that's a race face!
In the female division Tammy Shell repeated last year's performance by winning the race in a time of 21:31. Chasing her was Carolyn Quinn and Angie Garlowich who finished in 21:46.46 and 21:46.76 respectively, an extremely close battle for second and third place overall. Shell stated that it was very challenging for a 5k run with the several moderate hills. Once she was able to get the lead she just tried to maintain it until the end of the race.

The race proceeds are being given to the Wesley Health Center. a non-profit health care provider in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Mary Hood and Donna Rodeheaver said that the money would be used for better patient care. They also mentioned that they were very thankful to Anchor Glass and Rolling Rock for allowing them to be the recipient of the proceeds from the race.

Also a thank you goes out to SERJ Timing Services of Uniontown who were gracious in providing us with results from the race and "Let's Go Mountaineers!"