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This is TR's news archives for January 2009. Some of the hyperlinks are to other sites whose urls may have changed. Please let us know if a hyperlink in the archives is no longer working.

01.31.09: BARGIACHI CLOCKS 16:21 5000 AT UW INVITATIONAL: Memphis' Denise Bargiachi (right) clocked a very impressive 16:21.14 PR over 5000 meters at the University of Washington Invitational in Seattle,WA. That time shaved just over a second off her PR at the distance, set outdoors at last April's Mt SAC Relays, and was well under the NCAA Provsional qualifier mark of 16:45.00. The University of Arkansas senior placed 4th in a very competitive race won by Oregon's Lindsey Scherf in 15:55.67. Bargiachi ranks fourth nationally and second in the SEC. [results]

01.31.09: BUC NEWCOMER, DAHL, CLOCKS 4:43 AT NISWONGER INVITATIONAL: Johnson City's Heidi Dahl ran an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:43.85 in winning the women's Mile at the Niswonger Invitational in Johnson City. Dahl's run was all the more impressive given her lack of company; the former BYU runner, unchallenged from the gun, finished over 12 seconds clear of the field. Knoxville's Katie Flaute placed 3rd in the women's 3000m, clocking 10:05.97. [results]

01.31.09: WRIGHT DROPS DOWN AT PENN STATE: Clocking her third indoor PR in as many weeks, Chattanooga's Phoebe Wright clocked a 55.06 in winning her heat of the women's 400m at the Penn State National Invitational in State College,PA. [results]

01.24.09: WRIGHT CLOCKS PROVISIONAL QUALIFIER OVER 800 AT TEXAS A&M: Chattanooga's Phoebe Wright clocked a provisional qualifying mark for next month's NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station,TX. With a 2:05.71 clocking that was particularly impressive since her nearest rival was 10 second back at the finish line, Wright shaved 2 seconds off her indoor PR, and was well under the provisional qualifying mak of 2:07.00, but will have to chip anther 0.71 seconds off her time if she is to definitively stamp her ticket for Nationals, which will be held on the same track. [results]

01.24.09: MEMPHIS DUO CLOCK MILE PRs AT RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL: Two Memphis runners eclipsed their 1 mile PRs at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville,AR. Former Bolton High stand-out, Rob Sorrell, now a sophomore at Oklahoma clocked a time of 4:03.87, under the NCAA provisional qualifying mark, but still found himself 50 meters adrift as Oklahoma State superfrosh, German Fernandez, clocked an eye-popping 3:56.50. In the women's mile, Former St Benedict star, Denise Bargiachi shattered her PR and went sub-5 for the first time. The Arkansas senior clocked 4:52.99 to finish 7th in the women's invitational mile, a race won by Baylor's Erin Bedell in 4:46.05. [results]

01.24.09: PARKER-DIAL WINS MOUNTAIN MIST 50K: Franklin's Wendi Parker-Dial was the overall female winner at the pretigious Mountain Mist 50K trail race. 330 registered runners took the start line in Hunstville, AL to run a course under freezing temperatures. Only 258 would finish. The first male overall place was David Rindt, from Roswell, GA in a time of 4:07 followed by Jamie Dial from Franklin, only a couple of minutes behind. The women’s division, however, saw Wendi Parker-Dial from Franklin crossing first the finish line a whopping 23 minutes clear of the next woman, clocking 4:53. [results | video]

01.24.09: ELLINGTON WIN PREVENTS MORAN SWEEP AT CALHOUN'S 10-MILER: It took a gutsy run from Knoxville's Stewart Ellington (right) to prevent fleet-footed husband and wife team, Stuart and Amber Moran of Arden,NC from sweeping the overall honors at the Calhoun's 10-miler in Lenoir City. Ellington, 34, a former University of Tennessee stand-out, clocked 52:13 (a 5:14-per-mile clip) over the challenging course to beat Moran, an Englishman who was a stand-out for Berea College in the late 90s, by 20 seconds. Amber, a relative newcomer to the sport, having only been a competitive runner since 2003, clockied an impressive 1:00:53 to finish over three minutes clear of the nearest female rival, 43-year-old Kathy Wolski (1:04:04). Meanwhile, 45-year-old John Lawler clocked 59:18 to pace the male masters field. [results | photos]

01.28.09: FAM SIGNS WITH SAUCONY: Saucony, Inc., a leading global supplier of performance athletic footwear and apparel, today announced the signing of two-time U.S. Olympian Anthony Famiglietti to a multi-year endorsement contract. [more,]

01.17.09: DAHL, WRIGHT IMPRESSIVE OVER 1 MILE AT UK: Johnson City's Heidi Dahl and Chattanooga's Wright placeded 1st and 3rd in the women's 1 mile at the University of Kentucky Invitational in Lexington,KY. Dahl, a newcomer on the ETSU team, who was an all-American while at BYU a few years back, clocked a very impressive 4:47.39 to win and post an NCAA provisional qualifying mark, while Wright, a junior at UT, clocked 4:48.62. Memphis' Rita Jorgensen, running for Vanderbilt, placed 11th in the same race clocking 5:02.43.Three-time Olympian Hazel Clark dropped down in distance at this meet, while training partner Treniere Clement went up. Clark clocked 55.95 to win her heat of the 400m, while Clement placed 2nd in the 3000m clocking 9:31.65. [results]

01.10.09: COLE IMPRESSES AT CHICKASAW CHASE 10-MILER. Seventeen-year-old Mark Cole of McKenzie ran impressively to win the Chickasaw Chase 10-miler , held at Chickasaw State Park, near Henderson. The McKenzie High School cross-country stand-out, who was 2nd in the boys' A-AA race at the State cross-country championships in November, clocked 57:18 to finish more than two minute clear of Mark Brzuchalski, the next runner home. Nashville's Melissa Begin clocked 1:06:51 to finish first female. First male and female masters home were Millington's Clint Daniels and Clarksville's Julie Johnson, who ran 1:04:21 and 1:20:07 respectively. [results]

01.03.09: FINDLEY AT HILL AND DALE 8-MILER. Jackson's Jack Findley had little trouble winning the Hill and Dale 8-miler, held at Meeman Shelby State Park, near Millington. The Murray State senior clocked a relaxed 49:11 to finish exactly two minutes clear of Millington's Clint Daniels. Forty-four year old Roberta Myers of xxxxxx was the first female home, clocking 56:08. David Dia, 41, of Memphis was the first male master to finish, clocking 51:45. [results]

01.01.09: FAMIGLIETTI TORCHES FIELD AT NEW YEAR'S DAY 5K. Two-time Olympian, Anthony Famiglietti (right), cruised to a 14:38 clocking to lead a trio of ex-Vols and win Knoxville's New Year's Day 5K, finishing 150 meters ahead of Jeff Day at 15:04, with Stewart Ellington claiming third in 15:16. Nineteen-year-old Kelsey Armstrong of Talbott continued her fine recent form with a 17:57 win to finish 15 seconds clear of runner-up, Katie Flaute. First male and female masters home were 52-year-old Jeff Colfer and Kathy Wolski (3rd female overall) with times of 17:32 and 18:37 respectively. [results]

01.01.09: ADLER, BAUER CLAIM OVERALL TITLES AT RESOLUTION RUN. Warren Adler and KIm Bauer notched overall wins at the Resolution Run 5K held in downtown Nashville. Adler, 27, clocked 16:51 to comfortably run away from runner-up, Jacob Carrigan. Bauer, 29, had her hands full courtesy of Tullahoma High School stand-out, Claire Benjamin. Bauer clocked 20:17 to finish 6 seconds up on the youngster. The male master home was 47-year-old Eric Morrow of Murfreesboro, who clocked 18:22, while 56-year-old Victoria Crisp easily outpaced the other female masters, clocking an impressive 20:26, good for third female overall. [results]

01.01.09: RICKER AND SCALF SHOW ELDERS A CLEAN PAIR OF HEELS AT NEW YEAR'S WAKE UP 5K. Teenagers, Tyler Ricker and Allie Scalf, were the overall male and female victors at the Wake Up 5K in Surgoinsville. Nineteen year old Ricker, from Greeneville, edged Isaiah Worrem, 17, be a second to nab the male overall win. Johnson City's Allie Scalf, however, won in rather more convincing fashion, clocking 18:57 to win by 24 seconds and set a new course record. Johnson City also provided the male and female masters champs in Earl Brown, 52, and Karen Sieferth, 51. They clocked 19:34 and 20:50 respectively. [results]


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