Club News, March 20, 2002

Casey Smith Wins St. Patty’s 10K; Baird, Galaty, Buckheit Grand Prix Winners; Club Volunteers at St. Pattys; Inaugural DC Marathon Slated for This Weekend

Race Results

St. Patrick’s Day 10K, Sunday, March 17th Washington, DC

Casey Smith made her spring debut in fine style, posting a 35:54 to win the St. Patrick’s Day 10K downtown. Casey finished just 2 seconds ahead of Kristin Barry of Arlington, and 36 seconds ahead of Patty Fulton. Henry Grossmann & Ron McGraw were the first among WRC guys

  • Casey Smith 35:54
  • Patty Fulton 36:30
  • Maria Kozloski 40:36
  • Sarah Buckheit 42:28
  • Adina Wadsworth 45:38
  • Lisa Mueller 54:14


  • Henry Grossmann 35:47
  • Ron McGraw 36:44
  • Lance Crist 40:47
  • James Scarborough 46:41
  • Steve Baker 49:47

Citizens Bank Caesar Rodney Half-Marathon-2002, Sunday, March 17th Wilmington, DE
Mike McGrath, in preparation for the Boston Marathon, clocked a good half marathon in Delaware on St. Patrick’s as well, running a 1:23:30

25K Championship Race, Sunday, March 4th Alexandria, VA

  • Roberto Rodriguez 1:50:27
  • Paul Durbin 1:55:25
  • Bob Platt 2:03:56
  • James Scarborough 2:13:30
  • Robert Trost 1:55:36

News of the Club

Grand Prix Winners
We are proud to announced that three of our runners were 2001 RacePacket Grand Prix winners. The Grand Prix recognizes runners who compete well in a series of local races throughout the year.

Kirk Baird placed fifth among male overall, while Chris Galaty was first among males under age 30. Sarah Buckheit was first among women 40-49. Our warmest congrats to all three of these runners.

Patty’s Day Volunteer Corps
Prez Jim Wadsworth reports that the WRC raised over $400 in its volunteering efforts for packet pickup at the St. Patty’s 10K on March 16th and 17th.


  • John O’Donnell
  • Sarah Buckheit
  • James Scarborough
  • Ron McGraw
  • Rob Hansgen (2 shifts)
  • Stephen Baker
  • Jim Wadsworth (2 shifts)
  • Adina Wadsworth (2 shifts)
  • Patrick Dudley
  • Casey Smith


  • Jim Wadsworth
  • Adina Wadsworth
  • Ron McGraw
  • Alexandra Todd
  • Lisa Mueller
  • Chris Galaty
  • Henry Grossman

Many thanks to all who devoted part of their weekend to doing this. Special recognition to Jim & Adina Wadsworth, Rob Hansgen and Ron McGraw who worked multiple shifts. This is above and beyond the call of duty. If you were unable to work this past weekend, WRC will also be working the Lawyers Have Heart 10K in June.

Reconfiguration of Cherry Blossom Teams
We have reconfigured the composition of our Cherry Blossom 10 Miler teams. Why? We realized last week that there was no co-ed open team category. OOPS!

Anyway we created a Women’s Open team captained by Kate Hudson, and three Men’s Open teams, captained by Todd Martin, Kyle Yost & James Scarborough respectively. Prez Wadsworth will be sending out an email detailing the new teams. The new teams are on the website under proprietary club documents.

Looking for race captains
If you are interested in being a race captain in an upcoming race, please contact Jim Wadsworth. Being captain involves soliciting club runners, and submitting the paper work to the race. The club usually defrays part of the entry fees on such races.

Stork brings Special Delivery
We are happy to report that Donna Eliot gave birth on March 20th to Jessica Elizabeth, 8lbs 6 oz and 20 1/2 inches. We understand that the mother & daughter are doing well. We hope to see Donna on the trails again soon.

Inaugural DC Marathon on Tap for this Weekend
Best of luck to all our runners running the inaugural DC Marathon. Steve Ward, Patrick Dudly, Bill Dunn, Alexandra Todd, and others are entered. Seven o’clock is admittedly an early start time, but this is to accommodate Palm Sunday, and traffic attendant to that holiday. It looks to be a great course, with a promise of fine weather on Sunday. Be valiant & speed well!

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