Sunday’s SACTOWN Run was the host for the 2022 USATF Masters 10 Mile championships (the first Masters road championships in the PA since 2007) and PA Masters runners took advantage of the opportunity by turning out in numbers, running very fast times, and bringing home lots of bling.
The PA stars who shone the brightest were Jenny Hitchings and Jacob Nur both representing Sacramento’s SRA Elite.
Hitchings took down her existing 10 Mile F55-59 AR (1:01:15) with a smoking 1:00:38 (chip time) for an age grade of 100.88%, the highest female age grade in the history of the PA Road GP!
Nur, who has been on fire the last six months, went under the PA’s Brian Pilcher’s ratified 10 Mile M65-69 AR of 59:42 and his own pending M65-69 AR of 59:11 (NorCal 10) with an amazing 58:34 (chip) for an age grade of 97.25%. The highest male age grade ever in a PA Road GP event!
Hitchings and Nur weren’t the only PA Masters to shine Sunday. HOKA Aggies’ Sergio Reyes was 2nd overall with a 50:36 and West Valley TC’s Peter Gilmore took 4th place overall in 52:47
In team scoring, West Valley Track Club won two golds and SRA Elite and Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders each won one.
Below is a complete list of PA runners and teams who won medals and/or money.
Jenny Hitchings 1st Female Age Grade Gold ($500)
Jacob Nur 1st Male Age Grade Gold ($500)
Stella Gibbs 2nd Female Age Grade Silver ($300)
Midori Sperandeo 4th Female Age Grade ($150)
JoAnn Hall 5th Female Age Grade ($100)
Sergio Reyes 2nd Male Overall ($150)
Age Group Gold
Chris Lundy 1st F50-54 (100)
Jaime Heilpern 1st M50-54 (100)
Jenny Hitchings 1st F55-59 (100)
Stella Gibbs 1st F60-64 (100)
Jacob Nur 1st M65-69 (100)
Shirley Shean 1st F75-79 (100)
JoAnn Hall 1st F80-84 (100)
Age Group Silver
Sergio Reyes 2nd M40-44
Elizabeth Goya 2nd F45-49
Mark Callon 2nd M50-54
Midori Sperandeo 2nd F55-59
Thomas Tayeri 2nd M55-59
Iain Mickle 2nd M60-64
Honor Featherston 2nd F65-69
Terry Baucom 2nd M65-69
Kate Stewart 2nd F70-74
Barbara Rinker 2nd F75-79
Age Group Bronze
Dena Evans 3rd F45-49
Ivan Lieben 3rd M50-54
Anthony McGrath 3rd M55-59
Lanore Bergenske 3rd F60-64
Iain Mickle 3rd M60-64
Doug Steedman 3rd M65-69
John Hirschberger 3rd M70-74
Len Goldman 3rd M75-79
Team Awards Gold
West Valley Track Club M40+
West Valley Track Club M40+
SRA Elite M60+
Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders F60+
Team Awards Silver
SRA Elite F40+
Impala Racing Team F50+
SRA Elite 50+ M50+
Impala Racing Team F60+
Tamalpa Runners M70+
Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders F70+
Team Awards Bronze
SRA Elite M40+
Impala Racing Team F40+
Impala Racing Team F70+
Buffalo Chips Running Club F50+
The full results of the 2022 USATF Masters 10 Mile Championships have been uploaded to the PA website.
The age group results are here.
The age grade results are here.