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Runners leave the starting line of the Jeff Jam 10K race on Saturday morning in Jeffersonville. Many of them also ran in the Jeff Jam 5K race.

April Ackermann, Reed Scott Jr. win twice at the Jeff Jam

By Rob Potter
JEFFERSONVILLE — August 10, 2010 — Reed Scott Jr. and April Ackermann were first male and female runners, respectively, to cross the finish line in Saturday’s Jeff Jam 5K Run/Walk.
After crossing the finish line, Scott and Ackermann took about 30 minutes to rest and drink some water. Then they went out and ran in the Jeff Jam 10K.
And once again Scott was the top men’s finisher and Ackermann was the top women’s finisher.
Scott, who lives in Jeffersonville, posted a winning time of 19 minutes, 11 seconds in the 5K and a winning time of 40:23.1 in the 10K.
“This is the first time I have run two races like this back to back,” Scott, who is 15 and will be a sophomore at Sullivan West Central School this fall, said moments after winning the 10K. “I felt good, but I was little nervous the guy behind me would catch me. I thought he would have a big kick at the end and go past me. But I held on [to win].”
The guy closely following Scott was Kevin McAree, who finished second in 40:42.7
While he enjoyed competing in the races, Scott said he was “a little disappointed that my coach didn’t run today.” Scott was referring to SW cross country and track and field Coach George Shakelton.
Ackermann’s winning times were 43:00.7 in the 10K and 19:54.8 in the 5K.
“I didn’t want the lady behind me to beat me,” Ackermann said after being the first woman to cross the finish line in the 5K.
The lady running behind Ackermann was Suzanne LaBurt, who placed second in 20:24.
Ackermann, a 22-year-old Cochecton resident, was looking forward to competing in the 10K.
“It’s good training to run when you’re tired,” Ackermann said.
The 5K course started near the intersection of Main Street and Swiss Hill North Road in Jeffersonville. After turning onto Briscoe Road, the competitors went down Swiss Hill Road back to Swiss Hill North Road. The finish line was at the intersection of Swiss Hill North and Eggler Road.
For the 10K, the athletes simply ran the 5K course twice.
In addition to coaching at SW, Shakelton has served as the Jeff Jam Race Director several times in the past. He decided to step down this year, but still helped out with the race.
“Mark Hughes took over as the race director this year,” Shakelton said. “I am happy that he did. He did a great job.”
Shakelton noted that this was the first year the event included both a 5K and a 10k race and that both races will be included in next year’s Jeff Jam.
Shakelton said he plans to return as race director next year.
“It was a beautiful day and a great event,” Hughes said. “I think all of the runners and walkers enjoyed themselves.”
The results of the two races were as follows:
5K Run
1. Reed Scott Jr., Jeffersonville, 19:11.5; 2. Peter DeVoe, 19:50.2; 3. April Ackermann, Cochecton, 19:54.8; 4. Suzanne LaBurt, Greenwood Lake, 20:24; 5. Austin Erlwein, Jeffersonville, 20:59.2; 6. Sawyer Erlwein, Jeffersonville, 21:38.3; 7. Rianne Erlwein, Jeffersonville, 21:40.3; 8. Katy Schlichtman, Wurtsboro, 21:44.8; 9. Jacob Schwartz, 22:13.1; 10. Kevbi Schwartz, 22:31.5; 11. Scott Mason, Cape Vincent, 22:35.2; 12. George Ackermann, Kenoza Lake, 22:39.4; 13. Danielle Myers, Jeffersonville, 22:45.3; 14. Andrew Kalter, South Fallsburg, 22:59.5; 15. Bill Gaa, Matamoras, Pa., 23:27.3; 16. Gary St. Onge, Pleasant Valley, 23:28.8; 17. Barry Grossarth, Monroe, 23:39.2; 18. Ken Lohmeyer, 23:56; 19. Doug Woods, Callicoon Center, 24:15.4; 20. Dominick Russo, Middletown, 24:29.7; 21. Christopher Russo, Middletown, 24:30.4; 22. Christine Westerman, Rock Hill, 24:48.5; 23. Nicole Jones, White Lake, 24:52.3; 24. Kelly Irving, Woodbourne, 24:52.6; 25. Rachel Deppa, 25:00.7; 26. Donna Ackermann, Cochecton, 25:37.8; 27. John Ihlo, Barryville, 27:52.5; 28. Beth White, Roscoe, 28:00.4; 29. Travis Fisher, Beacon, 28:47.7; 30. Stephen Dreher, Roscoe, 28:57.9; 31. Julie Dreher, Roscoe, 29:00.1; 32. Kelsey Dutton, 30:36; 33. Danny Ronson, Port Jervis, 32:25.3; 34. Jessica Palmer, 32:32.3; 35. S. Buzzy, 32:41.7; 36. Cindy Ellmauer, Youngsville, 32:42; 37. Kristen Spooner, Hartsdale, 33:11; 38. Barbara Fisher, Beacon, 34:43.4; 39. Benjamin Spooner, Hartsdale, 34:44.7; 40. Dennis Finley, 35:00.5; 41. Craig Irving, Otisville, 35:03.4; 42. Stacey Millman, Cochecton, 35:10.6; 43. Rose Volaski, Goshen, 37:30.8; 44. Heather Mustavs, Roscoe, 37:33.3; 45. Alex Brandenburg, 38:32.5
5K Walk
1. Linda DiPaola, Kauneonga Lake, 41:10:00; 2. Peter Kowalczyk, Ferndale, 41:43; 3. Syd Rogers, South Fallsburg, 48:04
10K Run
1. Reed Scott Jr., Jeffersonville, 40:23.1; 2. Kevin McAree, Fort Lee, N.J., 40:42.7; 3. Marty Doherty, West Milford, 42:42.2; 4. April Ackermann, Cochecton, 43:00.7; 5. Suzanne LaBurt, Greenwood Lake, 45:46.5; 6. Katy Schlichtman, Wurtsboro, 48:09.9; 7. Scott Goodman, Cochecton, 48:12.1; 8. Debbo Spannagel, New Hampton, 49:20; 9. Andrew Kalter, South Fallsburg, 50:55.1; 10. George Ackermann, Kenoza Lake, 51:09.7; 11. Oliver Sippl, Brooklyn, 52:20.7; 12. Rianne Erlwein, Jeffersonville, 52:57.3; 13. Doug Woods, Callicoon Center, 55:36.4; 14. Danielle Myers, Jeffersonville, 55:46.4; 15. Rebekah Spannagel, New Hampton, 55:56.3; 16. Jim Spannagel, New Hampton, 56:31.4; 17. Christine Westerman, Rock Hill, 1:01:01.2; 18. Gary Cochrane, 1:17:20.1.

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