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Open and Masters athletes rewarded for participation


PITTSBURGH –The first weekend of November was a busy one for TRA open and masters athletes. On Saturday, several members participated in the Lois Stobbs Memorial Veterans 10k in Wheeling, WV. Now in its 6th year, the monies received from the race are donated to Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). The Association has used this competition for its 10K Championships since the races inception. The event also includes a walk with plaques awarded to overall men’s and women’s 1st -3rd place finishers and masters men’s and women’s 1st & 2nd place winners.

The TF/LDR committee also rewards open and masters athletes in this event and other races to encourage participation in these age groups. The 1st place Open or Masters athlete, for men and women, receives $100 and the 2nd place athlete receives $50.

The following TRA Open & Masters Athletes participated in the 2015 event. Complete race results can be found here.

Name Affiliation Place Division Prize
Stewart Jones Steel City Track Club 1st Open Men $100*
Mike Romzy Steel City Track Club 1st Masters Men $100
Bob Gracie Steel City Track Club 2nd Masters Men $50
Mariann Tullius Steel City Track Club 1st` Masters Women $100

* Overall men’s winner for 3rd consecutive year.

On Sunday, more athletes headed to Coopers Lake Campground for the TRA Cross County Association Championships. The race featured TRA Board Member athlete representatives Caleb Muller and Brian Brown. Each produced strong performance and took home the first place prizes their age divisions.

The reward breakdown for the TRA Championship is as follows:

Name Affiliation Place Division Prize
Caleb Muller Steel City Track Club 1st Open Men $50
Diana Newlin Steel City Track Club 1st Open Women $50
Brian Brown Greensburg YMCA 1st Masters Men $50
Jo Rupp Unattached 1st` Masters Women $50
Mark Hanish Unattached 2nd Masters Men $25

Complete Results for the 2015 TRA Cross Country Championships can be found here

Open and Masters race opportunities can be found here.