By Rob Potter
CALLICOON More than 150 runners and walkers participated in the 11th annual Delaware Youth Center 5K River Race on Sunday morning in Callicoon.
“We had 157 people registered for the race and only one person didn’t show up,” Race Director Ann Santoro said. “That number of 156 runners and walkers breaks our previous record of 144 people. It’s wonderful. This is a perfect day for a race.”
Under bright, sunny skies, the participants began the race near the Callicoon Post Office. They ran or walked down River Road to a turnaround spot and then made their way back to the finish line to complete the 3.1-mile event.
The first competitor to cross the finish line was Jay Koloseus of Guilford, Conn. His winning time was 15 minutes, 24 seconds.
The second male finisher was Raymond Ravell of Wurtsboro. He and the first woman finisher, Maegan Krifchin, both crossed the line in a time of 17:15.
April Ackermann of Cochecton was the second woman to finish. She completed the race in a time of 18:45.
The third place male and female finishers were William Berger of Staten Island and Stephanie Pere of Staten Island. Berger’s time was 17:51, while Pere’s time was 20:14.
In addition to being the male and female winners in Sunday’s race, Koloseus and Krifchin are boyfriend and girlfriend. They are also both student-athletes at Syracuse University. The 21-year-old Koloseus, who will be entering his fourth year at Syracuse this fall, is a member of the university’s men’s cross country and track and field teams. The 21-year-old Krifchin, who will be a senior this fall at Syracuse, is a member of the university’s women’s cross country and track and field teams.
Krifchin hails from Bellmore, Long Island, but spends the summer with her family in Woodbourne. Sunday marked her fifth victory in the 5K River Race. She was also the top female finisher in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008.
“I love it,” Krifchin said of the River Race course. “It’s a fun and exciting course.
“I really enjoy this race, so I thought I would drag Jay out here for it this morning,” she added.
Koloseus was happy that Krifchin invited him to join her in running the race.
“I like the course, it’s very scenic running by the river,” he said. “I like that the course is flat. Honestly, I thought it would be a little flatter. But it’s a great course.”
Santoro said that the race raised more than $1,900 for the Delaware Youth Center.
“Our pool required significant maintenance this year, so the profits will be utilized to offset some of these costs as well as some of the costs of our six-week summer program,” she said.
“The race would not be possible without the hard work of our directors and volunteers, the generosity of our sponsors and the dedication of our racers,” Santoro added. “A special thanks goes out to our sponsors.”
Those sponsors included: Callicoon Theater; Paul D. Salzberg, MD; Jeff Bank; Barriger & Barriger, Inc.; Catskill Hudson Bank; The 1906 Restaurant; Kenneth C. Klein, Esq.; Mike Preis Insurance; Monahan Graphic Design; Cochecton Oil, Inc.; Yoga Barn; Delaware Valley Farm and Garden; Schmidt’s Wholesale, Inc.; Callicoon Co-operative Insurance Company; Matthew J. Freda Real Estate; R&H Gorr, Inc.; Just-In-Time Contracting; Fosterdale Equipment Corp.; Lee H. Mall Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; Family Business, LLC; Rosehaven Alpacas; Liberty Trading Post; Taylor Home Improvements; Beachwoods Barns, Ltd.; Callicoon Supply, Inc.; The Fishers: Eliza, Henry, Ellen; DJS Plumbing & Heating; Creekside Computer Service; Type-O Graphics; Roche’s Garage, Inc.; Matthew’s On Main; Klimchok Real Estate, LLC; Delaware River Labradors; La Shed Du Fred; Cohen’s Bakery; and Callicoon Wine Merchant.
Compete race results can be found online at fastfinishes.net.
The overall and age group winners were as follows:
1. Maegan Krifchin, Woodbourne, 17:15; 2. April Ackermann, Cochecton, 18:45; 3. Stephanie Pere, Staten Island, 20:14
1. Jay Koloseus, Guilford, Conn., 15:24; 2. Raymond Revell, Wurtsboro, 17:15; 3. William Berger, Staten Island, 17:51
1. Bob Harjes, Walden, 30:43; 2. Bob Barrett, Smallwood, 36:56; 3. Orshii Boldiis, Hankins, 37:57
12 and Under Female
1. Heaven Porter, Cochecton, 28:17; 2. Emma Hess, Callicoon, 32:32; 3. Isabel Nearing, Cochecton, 37:53
1. Anna-Sophie Harling, Jeffersonville, 23:01; 2. Rachel Deppa, Jeffersonville, 23:50; 3. Taylor Pilny, Jeffersonville, 27:37
1. Kendra Barker, Jeffersonville, 26;54; 2. Katey Dnistrian, Hortonville, 31:37
1. Donna Sardone, Barryville, 30:29; 2. Jessica Mall, Jeffersonville, 50:14; 3. Howara Markas, Callicoon, 52:28
1. Beret Nearing, Cochecton, 26:03; 2. Kristin Tufo, Farmingdale, 26:47; 3. Jaclyn Adamson, New Rochelle, 26:56
1. Jacque Schiffer, Olive Bridge, 21:40; 2. Lisa Layman, Jeffersonville, 23:40; 3. Donna Ackermann, Cochecton, 23:46
1. Eileen Wohltjen, Hurleyville, 28:20; 2. Susan Brown Otto, Jeffersonville, 29:10; 3. Karen Curran, White Hall, 29:36
60 and Over Female
1. Judy Pilny, Jeffersonville, 33:58; 2. Mary Heinle, White Sulphur Springs, 35:19; 3. Victoria Greffrath, Damascus, Pa., 35:57
12 and Under Male
1. Joseph Boroda, Massapequa, 25:37; 2. Jackson Haberli, Hankins, 27:39; 3. Andrew Stabbert, Callicoon, 30:26
1. Nicholas Boroda, Massapequa, 19:45; 2. Reed Sostt, Jeffersonville, 19:55; 3. Eric Haberli, Hankins, 22:05
1. Matt Layman, Jeffersonville, 18:55; 2. Brian Fenton, Allendale, 22:16; 3. John Lyttle, Damascus, Pa., 23:32
1. Zach Weinman, Jeffersonville, 18:59; 2. Christopher Perez, Monroe, 19:40; 3. Brad Haberli, Jeffersonville, 20:45
1. Eric Sellstrom, Liberty, 18:48; 2. Brad Myers, Damascus, Pa., 19:28; 3. John DeVoe, Glen Spey, 20:54
1. Barry Huppert, New York City, 21:53; 2. Rob Goodnow, Gillette, 22:43; 3. Boris Boroda, Massapequa, 23:07
1. Tom Manza, Monticello, 19:11; 2. Bill Schneider, Barryville, 20:35; 3. Peter Weinman, Jeffersonville, 20:59
60 and Over Male
1. Phil Peelor, Middletown, 23:52; 2. Kenneth Hagelmann, Newburgh, 26:32; 3. Roger Desy, Long Eddy, 26:40.