Democrat Photo by Rob Potter
WINNERS: The top three finishers in each
age group at Saturdays Jeff Jam 5K race
received medals for their efforts. Several of
those outstanding runners and or walkers are
pictured here. Front row, left to right: Justin
Armstrong, Jennifer Shakelton, Kylee Jordan,
Jennifer Gutman, Mercedes Manzolillo, Kyle
Layton, Meg Armstrong and Diane Staves. Back row,
same order: Brian Lynn, George Shakelton,
Elizabeth Alexander, Steven Creek, Craig Gorton,
Wayne Zanetti, Tom Kallam and Judy Pilny. Missing
from photo are age group winners Colleen Hujus
and Erick Sellstrom.
All in Jeff Jam 5K
By Rob Potter
JEFFERSONVILLE August 8, 2000 Tom Manza ran
his first Jeff Jam 5K on Saturday morning.
And the runner from Rock Hill made it a memorable
experience, competing the course in 17:35 for a
Experience bested youth as Manza, 44, beat 15-year-old
Matt Manzi of Liberty by 12 seconds for the win.
Hes a great runner, Manza said of
Manzi. Hes the future.
Manzi ran a 17:47, improving his 1999 Jeff Jam 5K time by
over a minute. When asked why he had improved that much,
Manzi smiled and simply said it was due to
As you get older, you go faster, he said.
Manzi noted that he raced against Manza before, but has
yet to beat him.
I was trying to pace myself today, Manzi
said. He started out faster than I did.
Manza said he was glad that fellow racer Andy McKean
invited him to run in the race. (Manza and McKean helped
the Jeff Bank team, which also included Craig Schmacher,
George Shakelton and Wayne Zanetti, take first place in
the team competition.)
This is a lovely course, he commented.
It goes downhill near the end, which is a nice way
Jean Velasquez of Wurtsboroclaimed first place in the
womens division with a time of 19:13. She felt that
she ran alright and that the course was
a little tough.
Last year it didnt seem as hilly,
Velasquez said. I think I ran around 18:40 last
Despite taking a bit more time to complete the race,
Velasquez still likes to particpate in the Jeff Jam 5K,
now in its fifth year.
The course is gorgeous and it is a hometown race,
which is nice, she said.
Organizers also enjoyed the event. A total of 91 runners
and walkers completed the course. Race director Cindy
Herbert noted that about 100 people participate in the 5K
Everything went very well this year, Herbert
said of the race, which is sponsored by the
Jeffersonville Chamber of Commerce. The weather
cooperated and it was a great day.
Several area residents and businesses sponsored the race.
They were: Bodenstein Chiropractic, Emma & Emerson
Bossley, Conroys Bar & Restaurant, Country
Stores, Dicks Auto Sales, Inc., Dukes Farm
Market, Eddies Famous Foods, Family Business, LLC,
First National Bank of Jeffersonville, Flex Appeal, Paul
& Susan Hemmer, Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid
Corps, Inc., Michelangelos Italian Restaurant,
Cindy Monahan Graphic Design Studio, Mountain View Day
Spa, Mullallys Pub & Restaurant, Nails by
Janayna at Shear Pleasure, Pecks Markets,
Sophistications Hair Design, Secret Garden Gift Shop,
Sullivan County Democrat, Sunrise House Bed &
Breakfast, Tegeler & Pfanstiel Real Estate and
1. Tom Manza, Rock Hill, 17:35; 2. Matt Manzi,
Parksville, 17:47; 3. Otto Hoering, New York City, 17:54;
4. George Shakelton, Hancock, 18:11; 5. Steven Creek,
Grahamsville, 18:38; 6. Jeff Gross, Wurtsboro, 18:44; 7.
Erick Sellstrom, Liberty, 18:47; 8. Adam Bassney,
Cochecton, 19:07; 9. Jean Velasquez, Wurtsboro, 19:13;
10. Kevin McCarthy, Cochecton 19:14; 11. Andy McKean,
Jeffersonville, 19:30; 12. Tom Kallam, Reading, 19:53;
13. Ed Homenick, Wurtsboro, 19:57; 14. Rickey Layton,
Equinunk, Pa., 20:07; 15. Donald Fassberger, Roscoe,
20:14; 16. Wayne Zanetti, Grahamsville, 20:42; 17. Kyle
Layton, Equinunk, 20:51; 17. Genie Adolph, Livingston
Manor, 20:51; 19. Greg Jordan, White Sulphur Springs,
21:16; 20. Jerry Murray, Callicoon, 21:20, 21. Peter
Caneloso, Morganville, 21:49; 22. Doug Kay, Monticello,
21:53; 23. Craig Schumacher, Callicoon, 21:56, 24.
Virginia Layton, Equinunk, Pa., 21:59; 25. Eddie Rich,
Middletown, 22:11; 26. Tracy Gates, Hortonville, 22:55;
27. Jennifer Shakelton, Hancock, 23:09; 28. Chris
Ballard, Ellenville, 23:14; 28. Craig Fine, Lake
Huntington, 23:14; 30. Kevin Gleason, Middletown, 23:33;
31. Alex Smith, Middletown, 23:44; 32. Joseph Pilny,
Jeffersonville, 23:46; 33. Curt Browne, White Lake,
23:57; 34. Gabriel Primavera, Livingston Manor, 23:57;
35. Colleen Hujus, Bloomingburg, 24:06; 36. Elizabeth
Alexander, Harrison, 24:28; 37. John Lennon,
Jeffersonville, 24:28; 38. Kylee Jordan, White Sulphur
Springs, 25:00, 39. John Masten, Jeffersonville, 25:02;
40. John Pilny, Jeffersonville, 25:02; 41. Anna Meyer,
Barryville, 25:04; 41. Justin Armstrong, Livingston
Manor, 25:04; 43. Ross Bernhardt, Youngsville, 25:09; 44.
Kenneth Rapp, Middletown, 25:18; 45. Timothy Jenner,
Roscoe, 25:26; 46. Jesse Jay Ierardi, New York City,
25:30; 47. Brian Lynn, Wurtsboro, 26:12; 48. Manny
Rosenkrantz, Commack, 26:22; 49. Neil Snedeker,
Jeffersonville, 26:30; 50. Jennifer Gutman, Eldred,
26:33; 51. Paul Martin, Jeffersonville, 27:23; 51.
Richard Manzi, Liberty, 27:23; 53. Patricia Ellmauer,
Youngsville, 27:36; 54. Dennis Finley, Callicoon Center,
27:38; 55. Sironis Khahaifa, Cochecton, 27:42; 56. Gary
Cochrane, Cochecton, 27:51; 57. Erin Bernhardt,
Youngsville, 27:53; 58. Ron Bernhardt, Youngsville,
27:54; 59. Judy Pilny, Jeffersonville, 28:15; 60. Jon
Baldwin, Branch Port, 28:26; 61. Bob Hunter, Woodbourne,
28:27; 62. Rosemary Fanning, Youngsville, 28:34; 63. Phil
Fanning, Youngsville, 28:35; 64. Howard Wasserman,
Harris, 28:56; 65. Dominic Peters, Clifton Park, 29:09;
66. Doris Motl, Harris, 29:32; 67. Ryan Gain, Kenoza
Lake, 31:15; 68. Jessica Armstrong, Livingston Manor,
31:33; 69. Betsy McKean, Callicoon, 31:40; 70. Brendan
Briggs, South Fallsburg, 31:44; 71. Mercedes Manzolillo,
Jeffersonville, 33:25; 71. Craig Gorton, Jeffersonville,
33:25; 73. Connor Briggs, South Fallsburg, 34:55; 73.
Peter Briggs, South Fallsburg, 34:55; 75. Peggy Michaud,
Livingston Manor, 35:23; 76. Eileen Weigand, Youngsville,
35:28; 77. AnnMarie OConnor, Jeffersonville, 38:29;
78. Meg Armstrong, Livingston Manor, 38:55; 78. Diane
Staves, Jeffersonville, 38:55; 80. Mary Heinle, White
Sulphur Springs, 39:35; 81. Stefan Levinson, Lake
Huntington, 39:36; 82. Jackie Fine, Lake Huntington,
39:40; 83. Eileen Hogencamp, 43:44; 84. Elaine Primavera,
Livingston Manor, 43:45; 85. Victoria Taggart, Livingston
Manor, 49:04; 85. Sandy Taggart, Livingston Manor, 49:04;
87. Lois Gibson, Livingston Manor, 49:10; 88. Nancy
McKean, Jeffersonville, 49:13; 88. Sue Gute, Penn Yan,