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Open & Masters athletes take home cash prizes for several fall races


PITTSBURGH — The Three Rivers Association has awarded open & masters athletes prize money for participation in several events throughout the fall.

The first event was the 10K LDR Championships which was held in conjunction with the Lois Stobbs Memorial Veterans 10k in Wheeling, West Virginia on November 5th.  The 1st place/$100 prize winner for the open division was Stewart Jones. He was the overall 1st place winner and has achieved this feat for the last 3 years. Jones shares his passion for running by speaking on behalf of the Pittsburgh Marathon in urban schools. Topics include running and wellness.

Remaining 10K LDR Championships prize winners:

Division Name Club Place Prize Money
Masters Men Mike Romzy Steel City TC 1st  $100.00
Masters Men Bob Gracie Steel City TC 2nd  $50.00
Masters Women Mariann Tullius* Steel City TC 1st  $100.00

*Placed 2nd overall amongst woman

Complete Veterans 10K Race Results

A day later, on November 6th, several of the TRA open runners participated in the USATF TRA 10 Mile LDR Championships which was held in conjunction with the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. The following athletes received prize money:

Division Name Club Place Prize Money
Open Women Clara Santucci Saucony 1st  $100.00
Open Women Kate Hails Unattached 2nd  $50.00
Open Men Caleb Muller* Steel City TC 1st  $100.00
Open Men Colt Mack Unattached 2nd $50.00

*Also wone Pittsburgh Great Race 5k and Carnegie Mellon University XC Invitational. Serves as TRA Athlete Rep Board Member

Complete race results can be accessed here.

The 2016 TRA Open & Masters Cross Country Championships was contested on November 13th. Dominic Wyzomirski , of  Steel City TC, won $50 as the 1st place Master Men finisher. 2nd place was awarded to Larry Vandyke for $25. Latonya Salley-Sharif won the $50/1st place prize for master women.

Complete TRA Open & Masters Cross Country Results can be found here.

Our open and masters athletes rounded out November racing with the PNC YMCA Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. This event served as the TRA 5K LDR Championships. Melissa Migliaro of Steel City TC earned a 1st place/$100 award. Some familiar faces earned prize money in the men’s competition divisions.

Division Name Place Prize Money
Open Men Dominic Wyzomirski 1st  $100.00
Masters Men Larry VanDyke 1st $100.00
Masters Men Mike Romzy 2nd $50.00

Turkey Trot 5 mile results can be found here and 5K results can be found here.

Congratulations to all the open & masters men and women who have earned prize money. TRA wishes you continued success.