2010 Penn Relays - Men's 10km Photo Story

Honestly, I didn't know what to expect from the 2010 Penn Relays race walks. I've been in charge of the race walks at the Penn Relays for almost 20 years. During that time, I've micro managed many aspects of the race and have always had a good bead on the competition. I was out of the country until just before the race and Mike Roth stepped up to help organize the athletes entries. It put me in an odd position of not really being in touch with my own event. I am glad to say everything went off great. The weather helped and many participants walked PRs, a race director's dream. :)

Tyler Sorensen took immediate control of the Men's race. Already qualified to compete in the World Cup in Mexico next month, Sorensen's goal was to break 44 and meet the qualifing time for the World Junior Track and Field Championships this summer. Dan Serianni was not about to concede victory, even though the two were technically in different events. They battled for a while, but Sorensen proved stronger pulling away to an easy victory.

While Tyler took home the watch, Serianni won the open division with Mannozzi and Kazmierczak battling it out for 2nd and third.
Alex Chavez, also competing at the World Cup, finished second in the junior division. 

Tyler Sorenson
Tyler Sorensen leading the field and he's only a junior
  Dan Serianni
Dan Serianni leading the Men's Open division


Mitchell Brickson
Mitchell Brickson battling with teammate John Randall
  Michael Kazmierczak
Michael Kazmierczak battling with
the "Italian Stallion" Mike Mannozzi


Alex Chavez
Alex Chavez in pursuit of Sorenson
  Sorenson with one lap to go
Sorensen with one lap to go


Sorenson checking out his time
Sorensen checking out his time
  Mannozzi finishing and celebrating
Mannozzi finishing and celebrating

Sorenson receiving the watch
Sorensen receiving the watch

Olympic Development Men's 10k Racewalk Event 169
PR New York AC 39:43.85 1999 Tim Seaman
FF New York AC 39:43.85 1999 Tim Seaman

PL ID Athlete School/Affiliation Mark
1 2 Dan Serianni World Class Racewalking 44:57.16
2 3 Michael Mannozzi Notre Dame College 46:41.64
3 4 Michael Kazmierczak WalkUSA 48:26.91
4 7 Kyle Hively unattached 49:11.11
5 5 Kris Shear Cornerstone University 51:11.66
6 6 David Lindemann Lindenwood University 58:54.82

Masters Men's 10k Racewalk Event 170
PL ID Athlete School/Affiliation Mark
22 Bill Vayo unattached DQ (56:44.42)

Junior Men's 10k Racewalk Event 171

PL ID Athlete School/Affiliation Mark
1 40 Tyler Sorensen unattached 43:58.06
2 41 Alex Chavez South Texas Walking Club 48:19.85
3 42 Mitchell Brickson Miami Valley Track Club 52:57.47
4 43 John Randall Miami Valley Track Club 53:08.93
5 44 Jonathan Hallman unattached 57:40.95

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