Trail run­ners flock to Pfalz Point race

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - Eric Hough­tal­ing Run­ning

It’s billed as one of the most scenic runs in the area. It an­nu­ally at­tracts hun­dreds of run­ners to the trails on the Mo­honk Pre­serve.

And it’s one of the big­gest fundrais­ers for the pre­serve’s en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams, land pro­tec­tion and ste­ward­ship pro­grams.

A crowded field of 231 fin­ish­ers trav­eled those trails on the Shawan­gunk Ridge last Sun­day at the 10-mile chal­lenge known as the Pfalz Point Run.

As re­ward for their jaunt around the moun­tains, fin­ish­ers were treated to a chili lunch from Main Street Bistro.

James McCowan of Pough­keep­sie was the over­all winner, travers­ing the course in a time of one hour, five min­utes and 50 sec­onds.

David Sorensen gave chase and set­tled for sec­ond place in 1:06:13, while Ian Shul­tis was third in 1:07:38.

John Copeland ranged up for fourth place in 1:07:41, with Tim Kosteczko in fifth at 1:08:26.

Ben Sweet placed sixth in 1:08:53 and Matt Duball was sev­enth in 1:10:15. Laura Coogan of New York City won the women’s divi­sion for the sec­ond year in a row, plac­ing eighth over­all in 1:10:32.

Troy Squire (1:10:41) and Dou­glas Schiz (1:11:33) com­pleted the top 10. Cather­ine Herne was run­ner-up to Coogan in 1:15:00, while in third place for the ladies it was Kris­ten Gre­gory in 1:17:30.

Fourth place went to Gabriela Oliv­era in 1:21:26, fifth went to Katy May in 1:22:10 and in sixth, it was Carly Gil­let in 1:23:34.

Lo­cal reg­u­lars found among the fin­ish­ers in­cluded An­thony Fer­reri (1:12:34), Mike Si­udy (1:15:02), Luke Tay­lor (1:19:22), Bill Shashaty (1:22:00), Leo Burke (1:32:51), Lisa Ca­vanagh (1:34:21), Caro­line Chant (1:35:58), Kristina Kaisik (1:36:01), Sue Klein (1:39:38), Tim Gotts­tine (1:39:50), Pam Gotts­tine (1:42:03), Mar­gaux Seche (1:43:33), David Seche (1:43:37) and Lisa Jerkowski (1:45:12).


The an­nual Towpath Run 6k from Al­ligerville to Ac­cord was also held last Sun­day with a se­lect field tak­ing to the point-to-point course.

The Lit­tle Ones Learn­ing Cen­ter is the ben­e­fi­ciary of funds raised at the race.

Matthew Pa­ley was the over­all winner in 24:20 and Heather Haz­ard (fourth over­all) took the women’s race in 26:46.

David Wil­helm was sec­ond over­all in 24:25, fol­lowed by Zury Oates in third at 24:45.

Dean Quick fin­ished fifth in 27:32, with Eric Veruto in sixth at 28:23. Round­ing out the top 10 were Terry New­man (29:08) Stan Sag­ner (29:14), Jacque Schif­fer (29:21) and Aaron Rice (32:00).


It’s less than two weeks to this year’s Cahill Clas­sic 5k, set for Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. at Cahill Ele­men­tary School in Saugerties.

The an­nual race raises funds to ben­e­fit pro­grams at the ele­men­tary school lo­cated smack-dab in the mid­dle of the vil­lage.

This is a flat and fast course that trav­els out and back on Wash­ing­ton Ave. to and from the school.

Early en­try fee has ex­pired and it’ll cost $25 to race from now til race day. Fam­i­lies can reg­is­ter for $30.

Regis­tra­tion on race day be­gins at 8 a.m.

More de­tails are avail­able by con­tact­ing Jen­nifer Man­gione at (845) 2460675 or via email at jen­niferz­man­gione@ya­

Please send all race re­sults and in­for­ma­tion to 79 Hur­ley Ave., Kingston, N.Y., 12401; fax to (845) 331-3557; or email to runer­ Fol­low Eric Hough­tal­ing on Twit­ter at http://twit­­ichrun

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