2022 Titus van Rijn Hour Reports

The 2022 Titus van Rijn Hour featured 65 participants, ranging from 5 to 77 years young. Altogether, this group covered 537,699 meters (~334.2 miles) on tracks in 10 different states, plus international venues in Sweden and France. Congratulations to everyone who participated, and special thanks to those who organized group events and reported results.

Nathan Campeau ran 16,072m (~9.99 miles) to claim the 2022 men’s title, adding to his 2020 championship, with an effort that ranks 9th on the Men’s 40-49 list of performances.  Pam Smith led the women, covering 13,615m (~8.46 miles) to claim her 6th TVR title, clocking the 10th best mark on the Women’s 40-49 list in the process.

The 24th edition of TVR also sparkled due to a number of new Top 10 age-group performances, including those by the hotfooted crew from Boise, ID, while Dan Meireis (Salem, OR) continues to rewrite the M60-69 list:

  • Andrew Dodds 14,750m, #3 M U19
  • Luke Ammirati 14,700m, #4 M U19
  • Dan Meireis        13,750m, #4 M60-69
  • Quinten Carney  14,450m, #5 M U19
  • Noe Kemper       14,200m, #7 M U19
  • Randy Niemiec   15,042m, #8 M50-59
  • Daphne Kemper  10,600m, #10 F50-59

We also note with appreciation the return of the Northfield HS cross country programs, under the guidance of head coach Nichole Porath. Be sure to read her report, among the many field notes attached below.

Cumulatively, TVR participants have covered more than 15.35 million meters (~9,544 miles), and downed countless ounces of black cherry soda, since 1999.

Thanks for your patience as it took longer than normal to assemble this year’s results and reports.  TVR management can neither confirm nor deny that one of the meet directors (AR) was lounging on a tropical beach while competitors were heeding the call of the Oval.

As always, we raise a frosty glass of black cherry soda in salute to each of you. And we hope you’ll join us next year for the silver jubilee edition of the TVR Hour.

Andy Roth & Mike Persick, TVR Meet Directors

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From the Port Jefferson HS track in New York, Alan Kim reports: I began my last TVR trial under threatening skies; the rain began as soon as I completed my mile warm-up. One jogger continued his desultory workout for about 20 minutes; then I was alone with my sodden thoughts. A week later, I happened to be on a visit near Haverford with Viviane, my daughter, and she decided to have a go. So we walked and jogged for an hour on a track fresh to her, memorious to me. For old times’ sake, I panted a last quarter in 79 seconds. We then walked through the brilliant campus to Lancaster Ave. and the car.

From Sweden, James Umbanhowar reports: This year TVR was hosted by Lund Centrala Idrottsplaten making this my third country for participation.  The day, May 31, was perfect for the event, 13 degrees C with almost no wind and intermittent light rain. The track was empty when I started, but I was joined by various other people throughout the hour, including one man doing 400 repeats, a women doing sprint drills and a group of 12 teenagers playing a game that involved a frisbee, tennis ball and (American) football.  All this provided a distraction from the boredom and pain as I ran a badly paced 13750 meters (The first 6km were 4:28 average and the last 7km were 4:16 average).  I couldn’t find any black cherry soda, so I substituted a black currant kombucha, which was quite good actually.  See you all next year.

Nathan Campeau reports from the Washburn HS track, MN, by way of Denver: It was a gorgeous Minneapolis summer morning! Perfect day to make a run at 16,000, and I was excited to have a solid negative split. I ran with longtime TVR racer, Randy Niemiec, which made the race even better. Except…Randy forgot the black cherry soda. I hope that doesn’t invalidate my result 🙂

From the Haverford Township High School track, Havertown, PA, Andy Bove reports: Solo run at the local track on a warm summer’s eve. I tried to follow a high school baseball game being played at the field adjacent to the second turn, which was a little like flipping back to the game every couple minutes while watching a fairly repetitive show on TV. The 14k run was a final tune-up for a 42k (road not track) run in a couple weeks.

Christa Garvey (Eau Claire, WI) reports: The seven-year-old [Carson] was just in it for the cherry soda. Getting repeatedly lapped by his mom was a difficult pill to swallow, but nevertheless he prevailed to put in over 4 miles.

From Salem, OR, Dan Meireis writes: I’ve slowed down this year a lot because of injuries and oldness, so I was hesitant to do the TVR. But then I thought, what the heck? What else am I going to do on Monday morning? Might as well run around in ovals. Running royalty Pam Smith and TVR newbie James Dunning also ran.

From the Worcester State University track in MA, David Mitchell reports:  My first TVR! In honor of longtime TVR’er James Umbanhowar’s 50th, I ran my first TVR on the last day possible. My first time running on a track in probably 3 years, I spent a lot of the run trying to remember which lap I was on and the rest of the time dodging the kids playing soccer/wiffle ball/field hockey on the turf. Beautiful evening, but I failed to acquire a black cherry soda to get the true TVR experience.

From Boise, ID, Will Kemper reports: I’m typing this report on my phone while sitting in the old bleachers at the Boise High Track, unwilling to take the risk that I will fail to submit in time… like last year when my wife and daughter ran and received none of the Titus glory that we all have come to expect. It is a perfect Saturday morning for running: around 70 degrees, overcast, no wind. We agreed it felt humid (47% counts as humid here in Boise). My son Noe recruited 3 teammates to join our family for the running of the Titus (Perry who ran 12,915 last year as a 16 year old is recovering from an injury and couldn’t run). The boys started in a comfortable pack running 6:15 pace and Daphne and I settled into our own paces behind them. An hour later we were all still running (though most of us at slower paces than we started). Another Titus in the books!

From Northfield, MN, Nichole Porath, head coach of the Northfield HS cross country teams, reports: The boys and girls Cross Country programs enjoyed another Titus Van Rijn run as a part of their summer training program. 34 individuals, or perhaps 34.5 as I am currently 37 weeks pregnant, met at the track on June 14th, 2022.

June 14th happened to greet the team with the warmest temperatures and highest humidity of the year: 79 degrees and 71 degree dew point. As such, the team knew it was more about participation than trying to rewrite record books. Team captains brought a speaker for music as well as freezies bought the evening before. The former was a bigger hit than the latter; apparently when one puts a bunch of freezies in the freezer all together the night before, they don’t actually freeze. The team was not too dismayed at their bad luck. In future years the team may try to procure black cherry soda instead, although many have argued that chocolate milk would be a much more logical post-run drink. 

Of note were three middle school runners who made their laps look effortless. Nathan Broughton, just 12 years and 30 days old, and a rising 7th grader, blew many of his older teammates out of the water with his 7,900 meter finish. 13-year-olds Peyton Quaas and Claire Forbord ran their entire 8,000 meters with a smile on their face. 

Carter Schlomann, a rising senior, begrudgingly held back on his run as he is racing the Gary Bjorklund 1/2 marathon in just 4 days and knew better than to all-out-race his hour run, especially in the heat. He may come back to visit the team as an alum to give the TVR run and that 19 & under record book a good chase. 

My daughters, Greta and Anna, ran their first TVR run with the team. They were particularly enthusiastic about the run, perhaps because 1) they don’t know any better, 2) their mom (the coach) told them it was going to be a really fun morning, 3) because they look up to (literally and figuratively) the team and if the team is doing something, it must be a lot of fun, 4) they were promised freezies at the end. When they found out said freezies were not actually frozen, Greta scolded the 17-year-old male captain, Johann: “You mean you just brought juice?”

All in all, it was another successful TVR run. The team looks forward to next year when it most definitely will be cooler!

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2022 Titus van Rijn Hour Results

First Name Last Name Gender Age Meters Site
Nathan Campeau M 43 16,072 MN
Randy Niemiec M 51 15,042 MN
Andrew Dodds M 16 14,750 ID
Luke Ammirati M 19 14,700 ID
James Dunning M 40 14,600 OR
Quinten Carney M 18 14,550 ID
Sean Faulk M 49 14,414 MN
Andy Bove M 49 14,235 PA
Noe Kemper M 16 14,200 ID
Ed Muniak M 52 14,150 MN
Jason Farr M 44 13,808 VA
Dan Meireis M 64 13,750 OR
James Umbanhowar M 49 13,750 Sweden
Pam Smith F 47 13,615 OR
Alan Kim M 54 12,935 NY
Will Kemper M 52 12,830 ID
David Mitchell M 48 12,420 MA
Warren Winkleman M 61 12,200 France
Christa Garvey F 48 11,414 WI
Phil Sheridan M 47 11,200 MN
Brian Cloherty M 62 10,790 MN
Mike Farris M 66 10,740 MN
Daphne Kemper F 50 10,600 ID
Stan Hup M 67 10,460 MN
Dale Fredrickson M 64 10,230 MN
Joe Winegardner M 66 8,739 CO
Justin London M 63 8,690 MN
Mark Drapac M 60 8,690 MN
Dave Brown M 69 8,650 MN
Claire Forbord F 13 8,000 MN
Fletcher Aylin M 14 8,000 MN
Peyton Quaas F 13 8,000 MN
Nathan Broughton M 12 7,900 MN
Susan Mitchell F 52 7,821 WA
Viviane Kim F 16 7,719 PA
Carter Schlomann M 17 7,300 MN
Carson Ambroe M 7 6,800 WI
Anna Forbord F 15 6,437 MN
Carter Steenblock M 15 6,400 MN
Carter Steenblock M 15 6,400 MN
Nichole Porath F 38 5,600 MN
Abigail Pape F 13 5,600 MN
Pat Foley M 74 5,320 MN
Bob Aby M 77 4,840 MN
Dean Christensen M 71 4,840 MN
Eric Bergh M 70 4,840 MN
Hannah Pape F 15 4,800 MN
Alaia Douah F 13 4,800 MN
Gracyn Mosley F 13 4,800 MN
Johannes Schroeer M 17 4,800 MN
Willie Baragary M 14 4,800 MN
Asher Engle M 13 4,800 MN
Ben Jerdee M 11 4,800 MN
Greta Porath F 7 3,680 MN
Erica Klein F 16 3,200 MN
Anna Porath F 5 3,104 MN
Lucy Graham F 15 2,816 MN
Katerina Stoufis F 13 2,800 MN
Brea Borgerding F 12 2,414 MN
Scott Broughton M 42 2,400 MN
Caroline Brice F 15 2,011 MN
Corrie Demas F 15 2,011 MN
Mackenzie Perkins F 15 2,011 MN
Harper Miller F 15 2,011 MN
Claire Casson F 15 1,600 MN
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Women’s All-Time Top 10 Performances by Age, 2022

First Name Last Name Age Meters Year Site
Women 70+
Bobbi Pollock 73 7,020 2006 CA
Rama Wineman 71 5,200 2019 TN
Lyn Roth 71 4,800 2014 WA
Lyn Roth 70 4,800 2012 WA
Carol Filer 76 3,600 2010 WA
Carol Filer 75 3,600 2009 WA
Lyn Roth 71 3,600 2013 WA
Lyn Roth 75 3,440 2018 WA
Lyn Roth 79 3,383 2021 WA
Lyn Roth 76 3,263 2019 WA
Women 60-69
Anne Jeffery 62 10,718 2011 ID
Anne Jeffery 64 10,320 2013 ID
Francie Hill 63 10,000 2013 ID
Francie Hill 65 9,200 2014 ID
Elizabeth Boyd 62 8,780 2021 WA
Elizabeth Boyd 61 8,209 2020 WA
Peggy Hoekman 68 7,900 2011 WA
Terry Grill 60 7,881 2014 CA
Terry Grill 61 7,563 2016 CA
Tammy Gray 62 6,400 2017 TN
Women 50-59
EJ Harpham 54 12,030 2011 ID
EJ Harpham 53 12,030 2010 ID
Kathy Morrel 50 11,950 2011 ID
EJ Harpham 55 11,900 2012 ID
EJ Harpham 56 11,760 2013 ID
Laura Johnson 54 11,600 2012 ID
Kelly Fredgren 51 11,520 2017 VA
Laura Fiori 51 10,870 2015 VA
Michelle McLellan 50 10,400 2019 TN
Daphne Kemper 50 10,600 2022 ID
Women 40-49
Pam Smith 42 15,370 2017 OR
Tonya Sanders Lutz 43 15,030 2020 OR
Stephanie Snyder 41 14,895 2011 OR
Stephanie Snyder 40 14,415 2010 OR
Simone Sengers 44 14,200 2015 VA
Suzanne Halekas 41 14,080 2020 IA
Emma Chaput 40 14,080 2014 OR
Angie Smith 41 13,975 2014 OR
Stephanie Snyder 42 13,900 2012 OR
Pam Smith 47 13,615 2022 OR
Women 30-39
Pam Smith 39 15,279 2014 OR
Trisha Steidl 37 15,179 2014 WA
Pam Smith 37 15,090 2012 OR
Annie Stanley 39 14,580 2015 VA
Pam Smith 35 14,578 2010 OR
Trisha Steidl 37 14,558 2015 WA
Pam Smith 36 14,500 2011 OR
Alicia Longyear 37 14,413 2015 CA
Alicia Longyear 38 14,368 2016 CA
Laurie Brunner 34 14,220 2015 VA
Women 20-29
Kristin Heilmeier 27 15,000 2015 VA
Kari Putterman 26 13,918 2016 MN
Molly Schreiner 27 13,730 2012 OR
Meghan Hegarty 28 13,450 2012 NC
Kristin Heilmeier 26 13,400 2014 VA
Rita Beard 22 13,400 2012 NC
Meghan Hegarty 25 13,400 2010 NC
Meghan Hegarty 26 13,370 2009 NC
Meghan Hegarty 27 13,200 2011 NC
Alison Hanks 28 12,750 2009 WA
Women 19 & under
Hannah Oscarson 16 13,320 2015 MN
Perry Kemper 15 12,700 2020 ID
Nicole Theberath 17 12,600 2020 MN
Keeley Brooks 17 12,370 2020 WA
Ella Hall 14 12,000 2012 WA
Jessica Olson 16 12,000 2016 MN
Monique Theberath 18 12,000 2016 MN
Maddie Bauer 14 11,600 2016 MN
Chloe Garcia Grafing 13 11,500 2016 MN
Claire Bussmann 17 11,500 2020 MN
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Men’s All-Time Top 10 Performances by Age, 2022

First NameLast NameAgeMetersYearSite
Men 80+
JohnRoth805,2952021WA
Men 70-79
BobHoekman7011,4002011WA
BobAby7210,9002017MN
BobAby7110,8202016MN
BobAby7310,5152018MN
BobAby759,7852020MN
BobAby749,7002019MN
BobAby709,7002015MN
DickDaymont708,5102018MN
WesWineman727,2002019TN
JohnRoth746,1652015WA
Men 60-69
DanMeireis6215,0252020WA
DanMeireis6014,8142018OR
DanMeireis6114,5502019OR
DanMeireis6413,7502022OR
BobAby6812,8002013MN
StanHup6112,7002016MN
EricBergh6012,6702012MN
BobAby6712,4002012MN
DeanChristensen6312,3202014MN
BobAby6812,3002014MN
Men 50-59
DonGallogly5116,1902019OR
DanMeireis5615,4502014OR
DanMeireis5715,4002015OR
DanMeireis5815,3752016OR
DanMeireis5915,1902017OR
Randy Niemiec5015,1022021MN
DanMeireis5415,1002012OR
Randy Niemiec5115,0422022MN
EdMuniak5014,7002020MN
JayAnderson5014,6812006CA
Men 40-49
UliSteidl4317,8352015WA
GregCrowther4017,6152013WA
UliSteidl4117,6152013WA
DonGallogly4616,6752014OR
DonGallogly4516,6002013OR
BobJulian4016,4952008OR
DonGallogly4316,4402012OR
NathanCampeau4116,1302020MN
NathanCampeau4316,0722022MN
JoelWegener4616,0502020MN
Men 30-39
GregCrowther3318,1152006WA
GregCrowther3517,9202009WA
GregCrowther3517,4202008WA
JoelWegener3216,6502006MN
ErikBrooks3016,5472002MN
JoshZielinski3116,4812014OR
JoshZielinski3416,3352017OR
BrianMaher3316,2902013WA
MikeFox3816,2372017VA
ErikBrooks3116,2172003MN
Men 20-29
ChrisLundberg2317,6002006MN
GregCrowther2817,3612001WA
DanChurch2117,3602005MN
TrevorPalmer2417,3002008OR
ColinMcGrath2916,9602016PA
NickDiPirro2616,6722015VA
JJMoses2516,4962008OR
ColinMcGrath2216,3502009IL
ErikBrooks2815,8262000WA
NickDiPirro2515,5802014VA
Men 19 & under
JoeNeufeldt1615,5002016MN
DiegoLopez1915,1002014CA
AndrewDodds1614,7502022ID
LukeAmmirati1914,7002022ID
QuintenCarney1814,4502022ID
NoeKemper1414,4702020ID
NoeKemper1614,2002022ID
LiamDaily1613,8002012WA
AlexGonzalez1713,6802011ID
KenyonNystrom1613,6002016MN
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2022 TVR Invitation

You and yours are invited to participate in the 24th Annual

TITUS VAN RIJN INVITATIONAL ONE-HOUR DISTANCE CLASSIC

WHAT: A one-hour footrace

WHERE: Your local track

WHEN: Anytime between May Day (May 1) and Flag Day (June 14), 2022

GUIDELINES

* Your performance must take place on a standard 400-meter track. Include partial laps in your final total; estimate distances as accurately as possible within reason.

* You may run the event more than once if desired, but only submit your best mark.

* You are encouraged to invite others to participate in the event. 

* Send results to <andyleeroth@gmail.com> by midnight, June 14, 2022. In your results, please note name, total distance completed (in meters), gender, age, date, and location. We encourage you to include a brief report of your experience for the official race report.

TRADITION

Champions in football and baseball celebrate with champagne; the victor at the Indy 500 gets a bottle of milk. At TVR, the celebratory beverage of choice is black cherry soda. We encourage you to maintain the tradition.

ONE-HOUR TRACK RECORDS

World, women: 18,930 meters (~11.76 miles)

  Sifan Hassan (NED), Brussels, Belgium, 9/4/2020

World, men: 21,330m (~13.25 miles)

  Mo Farah (UK), Brussels, Belgium, 9/4/2020

USA, women: 17,930m (~11.14 miles)

  Molly Huddle, Boston, MA, 11/1/2020

USA, men: 20,547m (~12.8 miles)

  Bill Rodgers (GBTC), Boston, MA, 8/9/1977

TVR, women: 15,370m (~9.55 miles)  

  Pam Proffitt Smith (OR), Salem, OR, 6/8/2017

TVR, men: 18,115m (~11.25 miles)

  Greg Crowther (WA), Seattle, WA, 5/27/2006

Since 1999, TVR competitors have amassed more than 14.8 million meters of distance and countless gallons of black cherry soda. Join the fun!

Find TVR news and results at the official Titus Van Rijn blog: https://tvr1hour.wordpress.com and join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/340462322681978/

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? Please contact Andy Roth (andyleeroth@gmail.com) or Mike Persick (tvr1hour@gmail.com), TVR Meet Directors.

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2021 Titus van Rijn Hour Reports

The 2021 presentation of the Titus van Rijn Hour featured 30 participants from six states. Joel Wegener (MN), last year’s runner-up, finished first among Titus men with a mark of 15,350m (~9.54 miles). Elizabeth Boyd (WA) led the small (elite) women’s field with 8,780m (~5.45 miles), good for 5th on the all-time TVR list in the W60-69 category.

In his M50-59 debut, Randy Niemiec (MN) covered 15,102m (~9.39 miles) to establish himself at #6 all-time in that age group. John Roth (WA) took TVR into a new era as the event’s first 80+ competitor, establishing an initial event best of 5,295m (~3.29 miles) in that new age bracket. Lyn Roth (WA) covered 3,383m (~2.1 miles), #9 on the F70-79 all-time list.

Have we reached Peak Titus? This year’s turnout was the event’s smallest since 2007, prompting speculation about the causes of the drop in participation. Perhaps the novelty of TVR has diminished due to the development of so many other virtual races during the pandemic? Did new world records for the hour run by Sifan Hassan and Mo Farah curb past TVR entrants’ motivation? Is the cherry soda no longer as sweet as it once was? Only two women participated this year (thanks, Lyn and Elizabeth!) and this year’s youngest participant was 44. What can we do to encourage more women and young folks to participate? We welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

Collectively, this year’s TVR participants covered 312,959m (~194.5 miles). Cumulatively, TVR participants have strode over 14.87 million meters (9,244 miles) since 1999.

Congratulations to all who participated and a special thank you to everyone who helped organize Titus hours of your own.

Andy Roth & Mike Persick, TVR Meet Directors

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Randy Niemiec reports: We were all pretty excited to do TVR this year after a year off for most of us. We gathered at the Minnehaha Academy track in South Minneapolis on May 9 in near-perfect running weather. When we started at 8 a.m. it was a cool 43 degrees but sunny with a slight headwind on the homestretch. We all had above-average performances relative to our career histories at TVR, despite being on the other side of our peak running years.  

To be honest, our biggest concern was the black cherry soda situation. With the pandemic wreaking havoc on last year’s TVR racing schedule, we were worried pent-up demand for TVR would mess with the supply of black cherry soda in the metro area in May and June. It turns out the manufacturers and suppliers anticipated this surge in demand. As a result, we had more than enough of the celebratory beverage, in a couple different brands to boot.

Andy Bove reported from Havertown, PA:  I capped off Memorial Day with a solo assault on the 15k barrier at the Haverford public high school track, where I’d made an unsuccessful attempt a couple weeks earlier. Conditions were ideal—mid 60s and dry, light breeze, and no major distractions, unlike the previous time when some punk kids and their moms showed up and started riding bikes and motorized carts around the track. This time, there were some wholesome older kids in the infield throwing a football around and lighting off an occasional firework, and another group playing wiffleball. Also noteworthy was lacrosse girl. She was throwing a ball against the wall of the school building the whole time I was running, and when I left on my cooldown she was still at it. She deserves to make the team!

The run itself went well. After a while I settled into a steady 6:18-6:19 per 1600m, then found a little extra juice at the end to finish out lap #38. I hit 5k in 19:51, 10k 39:36, 15k 59:12. I didn’t have any Black Cherry on hand, but picked one up at Wawa the next day to have with my lunch, which helped with recovery, for sure.

Joel Wegener:  I did TVR yesterday at the South High School Track at 8:50 am…. I hoped it would feel “cool” in the middle of our heat wave. Minneapolis was 75 degrees at that point so running on a black track with a turf infield still felt very very toasty. I blame that on not reaching my perpetual goal of 16,000 meters, along with getting older and older of course! Nonetheless I had as much fun as one could for one person and enjoyed  some black cherry soda afterwards which I started thinking about after about two miles.

James Umbanhowar reports: Pat Morris and I ran TVR May 14th starting around 6at Durham Academy track. We couldn’t have asked for better weather for May in North Carolina, it was about 65 degrees and cloudy.

Pat ran with me for about 20 minutes before heading off on his own, eventually lapping me. The only other notable aspect of the run was that it was my first TVR entirely in lane one for 4 years. After the finishing bell rang, we celebrated with a can of Noble Village Tart Black Cherry cider. Adult soda?

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2021 Titus van Rijn Hour Results

First NameLast NameGenderAgeMetersSite
JoelWegenerM4715,350MN
AndyBoveM4815,230PA
Randy NiemiecM5015,102MN
SeanFaulkM4814,537MN
EdMuniakM5114,200MN
Randy PetersonM5513,700MN
PatMorrisM4413500NC
SeanFoleyM4913,174MN
JamesUmbanhowarM4812800NC
JohnSauerM5811,956OR
AndyRothM5311,955WA
TedGambleM5311,753MN
HankTetreaultM5611,735MN
WarrenWinkelmanM6011,000MN
MarkDrapacM5910,800MN
DaleFredricksonM6310,500MN
MarkKrugM6210,396MN
Justin LondonM6210,200MN
RobNuttM5310,195MN
DaveBrownM689,685MN
JoeWinegardnerM659,624CO
ElizabethBoydF628,780WA
JayAndersonM658450CA
DickDaymontM746,639MN
EricBerghM696,300MN
BobAbyM765,600MN
DeanChristensenM705,600MN
PatFoleyM735,520MN
JohnRothM805,295WA
LynRothF793,383WA
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Women’s All-Time Top 10 Performances by Age, 2021

First NameLast NameAgeMetersYearSite
Women 70+
BobbiPollock737,0202006CA
RamaWineman715,2002019TN
LynRoth714,8002014WA
LynRoth704,8002012WA
CarolFiler763,6002010WA
CarolFiler753,6002009WA
LynRoth713,6002013WA
LynRoth753,4402018WA
LynRoth793,3832021WA
LynRoth763,2632019WA
Women 60-69
AnneJeffery6210,7182011ID
AnneJeffery6410,3202013ID
FrancieHill6310,0002013ID
FrancieHill659,2002014ID
ElizabethBoyd628,7802021WA
ElizabethBoyd618,2092020WA
PeggyHoekman687,9002011WA
TerryGrill607,8812014CA
TerryGrill617,5632016CA
TammyGray626,4002017TN
Women 50-59
EJHarpham5412,0302011ID
EJHarpham5312,0302010ID
KathyMorrel5011,9502011ID
EJHarpham5511,9002012ID
EJHarpham5611,7602013ID
LauraJohnson5411,6002012ID
KellyFredgren5111,5202017VA
LauraFiori5110,8702015VA
MichelleMcLellan5010,4002019TN
ElizabethBoyd5010,2002010AZ
Women 40-49
PamSmith4215,3702017OR
TonyaSanders Lutz4315,0302020OR
StephanieSnyder4114,8952011OR
Stephanie Snyder4014,4152010OR
SimoneSengers4414,2002015VA
SuzanneHalekas4114,0802020IA
EmmaChaput4014,0802014OR
AngieSmith4113,9752014OR
StephanieSnyder4213,9002012OR
MarikoTokoyoda4213,5402019OR
Women 30-39
PamSmith3915,2792014OR
TrishaSteidl3715,1792014WA
PamSmith3715,0902012OR
AnnieStanley3914,5802015VA
PamSmith3514,5782010OR
TrishaSteidl3714,5582015WA
PamSmith3614,5002011OR
AliciaLongyear3714,4132015CA
AliciaLongyear3814,3682016CA
LaurieBrunner3414,2202015VA
Women 20-29
KristinHeilmeier2715,0002015VA
Kari Putterman2613,9182016MN
MollySchreiner2713,7302012OR
MeghanHegarty2813,4502012NC
KristinHeilmeier2613,4002014VA
RitaBeard2213,4002012NC
MeghanHegarty2513,4002010NC
MeghanHegarty2613,3702009NC
MeghanHegarty2713,2002011NC
AlisonHanks2812,7502009WA
Women 19 & under
HannahOscarson1613,3202015MN
PerryKemper1512,7002020ID
NicoleTheberath1712,6002020MN
KeeleyBrooks1712,3702020WA
EllaHall1412,0002012WA
JessicaOlson1612,0002016MN
MoniqueTheberath1812,0002016MN
MaddieBauer1411,6002016MN
Chloe Garcia Grafing1311,5002016MN
ClaireBussmann1711,5002020MN
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Men’s All-Time Top 10 Performances by Age, 2021

First NameLast NameAgeMetersYearSite
Men 80+
JohnRoth805,2952021WA
Men 70-79
BobHoekman7011,4002011WA
BobAby7210,9002017MN
BobAby7110,8202016MN
BobAby7310,5152018MN
BobAby759,7852020MN
BobAby749,7002019MN
BobAby709,7002015MN
DickDaymont708,5102018MN
WesWineman727,2002019TN
JohnRoth746,1652015WA
Men 60-69
DanMeireis6215,0252020WA
DanMeireis6014,8142018OR
DanMeireis6114,5502019OR
BobAby6812,8002013MN
StanHup6112,7002016MN
EricBergh6012,6702012MN
BobAby6712,4002012MN
DeanChristensen6312,3202014MN
BobAby6812,3002014MN
PatFoley6112,1502009MN
Men 50-59
DonGallogly5116,1902019OR
DanMeireis5615,4502014OR
DanMeireis5715,4002015OR
DanMeireis5815,3752016OR
DanMeireis5915,1902017OR
Randy Niemiec5015,1022021MN
DanMeireis5415,1002012OR
EdMuniak5014,7002020MN
JayAnderson5014,6812006CA
DanMeireis5314,6002011OR
Men 40-49
UliSteidl4317,8352015WA
GregCrowther4017,6152013WA
UliSteidl4117,6152013WA
DonGallogly4616,6752014OR
DonGallogly4516,6002013OR
BobJulian4016,4952008OR
DonGallogly4316,4402012OR
NathanCampeau4116,1302020MN
JoelWegener4616,0502020MN
MikeTyler4716,0002014OR
Men 30-39
GregCrowther3318,1152006WA
GregCrowther3517,9202009WA
GregCrowther3517,4202008WA
JoelWegener3216,6502006MN
ErikBrooks3016,5472002MN
JoshZielinski3116,4812014OR
JoshZielinski3416,3352017OR
BrianMaher3316,2902013WA
MikeFox3816,2372017VA
ErikBrooks3116,2172003MN
Men 20-29
ChrisLundberg2317,6002006MN
GregCrowther2817,3612001WA
DanChurch2117,3602005MN
TrevorPalmer2417,3002008OR
ColinMcGrath2916,9602016PA
NickDiPirro2616,6722015VA
JJMoses2516,4962008OR
ColinMcGrath2216,3502009IL
ErikBrooks2815,8262000WA
NickDiPirro2515,5802014VA
Men 19 & under
JoeNeufeldt1615,5002016MN
DiegoLopez1915,1002014CA
NoeKemper1414,4702020ID
LiamDaily1613,8002012WA
AlexGonzalez1713,6802011ID
KenyonNystrom1613,6002016MN
CaseySmith1913,6002011WA
NathanAmundson1513,4002020MN
EdisonFoster1713,4002016MN
LiamDaily1413,2002010WA
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2021 TVR Invitation

You and yours are invited to participate in the 23rd Annual

TITUS VAN RIJN INVITATIONAL ONE-HOUR DISTANCE CLASSIC

WHAT: A one-hour footrace

WHERE: Your local track

WHEN: Anytime between May Day (May 1) and Flag Day (June 14), 2021

GUIDELINES

* As with last year’s event, please adhere to your local pandemic distancing guidelines. For many, this will mean not gathering in large groups, which is a wonderful TVR tradition in normal years. Please respect this request for the sake of preventing the avoidable spread of the virus.

* Your performance must take place on a standard 400-meter track. Include partial laps in your final total; estimate distances as accurately as possible within reason.

* You may run the event more than once if desired, but only submit your best mark.

* You are encouraged to invite others to participate in the event.

* Send results to <andyleeroth@gmail.com> by midnight, June 14, 2021. In your results, please note name, total distance completed (in meters), gender, age, date, and location. We encourage you to include a brief report of your experience for the official race report.

TRADITION

Champions in football and baseball celebrate with champagne; the victor at the Indy 500 gets a bottle of milk. At TVR, the celebratory beverage of choice is black cherry soda. We encourage you to maintain the tradition.

ONE-HOUR TRACK RECORDS

World, women: 18,930 meters (~11.76 miles)

  Sifan Hassan (NED), Brussels, Belgium, 9/4/2020

World, men: 21,330m (~13.25 miles)

  Mo Farah (UK), Brussels, Belgium, 9/4/2020

USA, women: 17,273m (~10.7 miles)

  Nancy Conz, Amherst, MA, 6/25/1981

USA, men: 20,547m (~12.8 miles)

  Bill Rodgers (GBTC), Boston, MA, 8/9/1977

TVR, women: 15,370m (~9.55 miles)  

  Pam Proffitt Smith (OR), Salem, OR, 6/8/2017

TVR, men: 18,115m (~11.25 miles)

  Greg Crowther (WA), Seattle, WA, 5/27/2006

Since 1999, TVR competitors have amassed more than 14.5 million meters of distance and countless gallons of black cherry soda. Join the fun!

Find TVR news and results at the official Titus Van Rijn blog: https://tvr1hour.wordpress.com

and join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/340462322681978/

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?  Please contact Andy Roth (andyleeroth@gmail.com) or Mike Persick (tvr1hour@gmail.com), TVR Meet Directors.

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