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Cedar Hill Cemetery Run
Hartford, CT - 4 Miles

February 9, 2003

OVERALL WINNERS

Dave Vona, East Haven, CT - 23:06
Cheryl Simoni, Wethersfield, CT -  25:55

Timing & Results by:
Hartford Track Club


MAYOR GEORGE ATHANSON CEDAR HILL CEMETERY 4-MILER

Hartford, CT, February 9, 2003

This year, this informal race, part of the Hartford Track Club's

Winter Series, honored the memory of George Athanson,

who was mayor of Hartford from 1971 to 1981. The Hartford

Courant said that the length of time that George Athanson served

as mayor of Hartford was "the longest tenure since Thomas Seymour

left office in 1812." The race is entirely within historic Cedar Hill

Cemetery. George Athanson, along with J. P. Morgan, Samuel

Colt, and Wallace Stevens, is buried there.

This was the event's fourth year. Bill Katz, who lives nearby in

Hartford, created the race and keeps it going. This year, his team

of "assistant directors" included me (David Reik), Linda Weidemier,

Barrie Almond, and Peter Varone.

Our first woman, Cheryl Simoni, now lives in Wethersfield, the town

she grew up in, and teaches English at Wethersfield High School,

the school she graduated from. When in high school, she ran 2:25.7

for 800 meters, and 4:50.2 for 1500 meters. In 1984,she ran 18:32 at

state open 5-K championship in Willimantic, scoring for the Hartford

Track Club's open women's team. Recently, she's been concentrating

on the longer distances; she ran 1:28:01 at the 2002 Hartford Half

Marathon, and 1:22:43 at the New Haven 20-K.

1       Dave Vona        East Haven     M20        23:06
2       Todd Brown       Rocky Hill     M38        23:48
3       Charlie Szilagyi Wethersfield   M35        25:01
4       Michael Munroe   Newington      M43        25:19
5       Cheryl Simoni    Wethersfield   F36        25:55
6       Steve Morse      Broadbrook     M50        25:58
7       Paul Doyle       Wethersfield   M39        26:31
8       Chris Armen      Simsbury       M49        26:38
9       James Doyle      Hoboken NJ     M43        27:07
10      Sean Butler      Hartford       M40        28:07
11      Abigail Phelps   New Haven      F26        28:14
12      Caroline Kester  Farmington     F44        28:23
13      Jerry Augustine  Middletown     M57        28:31
14      Peter Briggeman  Manchester     M46        28:37
15      David McKinley   Hartford       M46        29:06
16      Ken Francis East Windsor        M37        29:16
17      Carrie Lombardo  Middletown     F32        29:21
18      Martin Aligata   West Hartford  M38        29:47
19      John DaSilva     Windsor        M53        30:21
20      Bob Tumiski      Walleyworld    M47        30:42
21      Bob Dacey        Vernon         M53        31:05
22      Bob Gemske       West Hartford  M48        31:35
23      Waldemar Drejer  Cromwell       M58        31:58
24      Mike Scricca     Wethersfield   M          32:14
25      Sal Mangiafico   Wethersfield   M52        32:15
26      Jason KaffenbergeCanton         M39        32:16
27      Joan Munroe      Newington      F48        32:26
28      Peter Doyle      Wethersfield   M47        32:51
29      Bill Gagnon      Old Saybrook   M66        34:00
30      Chester Lau      West Hartford  M45        35:15
31      Charles Merlis   West Hartford  M62        36:13
32      Judith Lohman    West Hartford  F54        37:34
33      Pam Stevenson    Canaan         F38        38:16

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