Stockman runs to U.S. record at 10 km Masters Championships

4/30/2018
 
(30 - Apr) Anny Stockman, 85,  of Rensselaer, NY set a new U.S. masters 10 km record for the 85-89 age division at the 2018 USATF Masters 10 km Championships in Dedham, MA yesterday.  A total of five athletes from the Adirondack association participated in the championships.
 
Stockman finished in 1:24:50 to smash the existing record of 1:35:59 set by Mary Grosse in 2016 by over 11 minutes.  Running with 275 other master championship entrants (ages 40+) in ideal 54 degree weather Stockman left no doubt that she is the top 85-89 year old distance runner in the USA. The USATF Masters Championship race was hosted by the 35th annual James Joyce Ramble 10k race. 

Earning silver medals for their second place finishes were Beth Stalker, 58, of Burnt Hills, N.Y. and the Willow Street Athletic Club W50+ team.  Stalker finished second in the women's 55-59 division running 43:35. She only trailed Mary Swan (Jamesville, N.Y.) who ran 42:37.   Her time scored 86.89% on the age-graded performance tables; the tenth best woman's score on the day (out of 92 women). 

Stalker was joined by Emily Bryans, 50, of Delanson, N.Y. and Anne Benson, 53, of Clifton Park, N.Y. as the scoring members of the Willow Street Athletic Club's runner-up team finish in the W50+ division.  Bryans ran 42:12 to finish fifth in the 50-54 division with Benson finishing tenth running 43:23.  The team's total time was 2:09:10.  The always strong Athena TC (Mid-Atlantic) won with a total time of 2:05:54.  The Atlanta Track Club (Georgia) finished third with a cumulative time of 2:13:29.  A total of nine teams scored in the division.

All Adirondack finishers:

WOMEN

Place

Name

Age

Hometown 

Club

Time

Women 45-49

4

Sally Drake

45

Albany, NY

Willow Street AC

44:52

Women 50-54

5

Emily Bryans

50

Delanson, NY

Willow Street AC

42:12

10

Anne Benson

53

Clifton Park, NY

Willow Street AC

43:23

Women 55-59

2

Beth Stalker

58

Burnt Hills, NY

Willow Street AC

43:35

Women 85-89

1

Anny Stockman

85

Rensselaer, NY

 

1:24:58

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAMS 50+

2

WILLOW STREET AC  (Bryans, Benson, Stalker)

2:09:10