2008 Penn Relays -Women's 5km Photo Story

Open Division

Place Athlete School/Affiliation Mark
1 Maria Michta CW Post 24:00.89
2 Lauren Forgues unattached 24:17.82
3 Solomiya Logan Southeastern PA 24:48.54
4 Susan Randall Miami Valley TC 25:38.16
5 Laura Feller Unattached 25:59.95
6 Anine Stanley NYC Ruff Kutz 26:09.88
7 Amanda Johnson Lindsey Wilson College 27:02.66
8 Sarah Groat Mansfield University 28:17.10
9 Erin Taylor South Texas Walking Club 28:26.08
The women's 5K race saw a packed field with many high level competitors. Maria Michta took the lead from a very crowded start line and never relinquished it. Lauren Forgues fought hard, but was unable to close the gap and took 2nd.

Maria Michta on her way to her
2nd Penn Relays' title in a row.
Lauren Forgues stayed close
but never closed the gap with Michta
Walking solidly in 3rd the whole way Solomiya Logan cruised just under 25 minutes.

Masters Division

Place Athlete School/Affiliation Mark
1 Maryann Daniel Conneticut Race Walkers 27:18.39
2 Panseluta Geer Shore AC 29:52.67
3 Sheri Stager Unattached 31:36.98
Due to a tough time standard, only three masters women's atheltes were allowed to compete. Maryann Daniel took control from the start, racing head to head with many athletes less than 1/2 her age.
Maryann Daniel.
Panseluta Geer
Sheri Stager


Junior Division

Place Athlete School/Affiliation Mark
1 Catherine Davis SEPAC 26:16.61
2 Jenna Monahan St. Joseph's College 26:37.11
3 Allison Chin Miami Valley TC 26:45.11
4 Olivia Lapham Unattached 26:58.41
5 Chelsea Conway Mansfield University 27:09.94
6 Molly Josephs Walk USA 27:21.28
7 Nicolette Sorensen Pleasanton Heat 27:25.71
8 Christie Bernier Maine Race Walkers 27:29.81
9 Nina Yang Unattached 28:27.31
10 Amy Cheung Walk USA 28:31.54
11 Yangchen Dolma Unattached 28:46.63
12 DanPing He Unattached 28:55.55
13 Arame Mdobj New Rochelle HS 29:37.61
14 Nina Pasquarelli Washingtonville HS 30:52.10
The junior women's women's 5K race may have been the deepest field ever. All the finishers completed the race under the time standard of 31:00. Indeed, we had to reject a few athletes that made the standard due to an overcrowded field. This means a faster standard next year and hope for our sport. Of course, we have to find a way for these athletes to continue walking once they leave high school.
Catherine Davis
Jenna Monahan
Allison Chin


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