The HMRRC Grand Prix Series

The Grand Prix series was the brainchild of John Aronson. He started it in 1982 with no age categories. It was simply a test of who was best overall. In the second year he added a master's category. In 1986 Jack Berkery took over the Grand Prix Series from John Aronson. In 1987 Jack added 10 year age groups. At first he considered 5 year age groups but after analyzing the data determined that the competition would not be keen enough to warrant same. He did not have 60+ age group for men or 50+ age groups for women for the same reason, not enough competition. In 1988 Jack added the 50+ age group for women realizing the competition had increased in that 10 year age group. The same reasoning added the 60+ men's division in 1990. In 1991 Jack Berkery stepped down, for health reasons, and Jim Burnes took over. Jim took care of the Grand Prix solo until 1994 when Joan Celentano joined Jim, handling the written commentary for the Grand Prix Update section of the Pacesetter. In January 1997 Jim Brunes stepped down and Jim Bowles took over the Grand Prix. Jim Bowles did not last long, resigning in November of 1997. Steve Dickerson rescued the Grand Prix and finished off 1997 for Jim Bowles. In 1999 Steve stepped down and Jim Moore took over the Grand Prix. In the year 2000 the aging population of the Hudson Mohawk necessitated adding the 70+ age group for men and the 60+ age group for women. In 2002 when 14 time Grand Prix winner Anny Stockman turned 70, we added a women's 70+ category. In 2004 Kimberly Miseno started her She of the Prix article in the Pacesetter adding some quality commentary to Jim Moore's data. Jim Moore retired at the end of 2014 and Brian Northan took over the Grand Prix Duties, starting in January 2015.

The HMRRC Grand Prix has always used only HMRRC events in its Grand Prix Series. The Grand Prix has also always had a diversity of events and distances from the mile to the marathon.

Women 1982 - Present

# events Year Female Open 30-39 Female Master Female 50-59 Female 60-69 Female 70+
12 2014 Lisa D'Aniello Diana Tobin-Knobloch Chris Varley Colleen Brackett Martha DeGrazia Anny Stockman
12 2013 Meghan Mortensen Kristina Gracey Emily Bryans Nancy Taormina Martha DeGrazia Anny Stockman
12 2012 Kristina Gracey Gretchen Oliver Emily Bryans Susan Burns Judy Phelps Anny Stockman
12 2011 Kristina Gracey Shelly Binsfield Anne Benson Debra-Jane Batcher Judy Phelps Anny Stockman
12 2010 Karen Bertasso Gretchen Oliver Emily Bryans Nancy Briskie Susan Wong Anny Stockman
12 2009 Diana Rodriguez Tobon Lori Weaver Anne Benson -- Kari Gathen Judy Phelps Susan Wong Anny Stockman
12 2008 Christine Ardito Dana Peterson Emily Bryans Martha DeGrazia Susan Wong Anny Stockman
12 2007 Christina Ardito Emily Bryans Nancy Taormina Martha DeGrazia Ginny Mosher Anny Stockman
12 2006 Meghan Davey Kimberly Miseno-Bowles Anne Benson Judy Phelps Betty Langevin Anny Stockman
12 2005 Emily Gravelle Kimberly Miseno & Dana Peterson Nancy Taormina Judy Phelps Betty Langevin Anny Stockman
12 2004 Aimee Nicotera Emily Bryans Nancy Taormina Joan Celentano & Martha DeGrazia Betty Langevin Anny Stockman
12 2003 Caitlin McTague/Brina Sequine/Tara Sheedy Kimberly Miseno Nancy Taormina Martha DeGrazia Betty Langevin Anny Stockman
12 2002 Tina Wilson Emily Bryans Nancy Taormina Martha DeGrazia Anny Stockman Anny Stockman
12 2001 Tara Sheedy Emily Bryans Nancy Taormina Martha DeGrazia Anny Stockman  
14 2000 Mary Peck Emily Bryans Martha DeGrazia Lichu Sloan Anny Stockman  
13 1999 Tara Sheedy Amy Herold Martha DeGrazia Candi Schermerhorn    
14 1998 Megan Haley Amy Herold Cynthia Novak Anny Stockman    
12 1997 Megan Haley Amy Herold Jo-Ann Spinelli Susan Caccuitto    
12 1996 Sobranie Frank Amy Herold-Russom Jo-Ann Spinelli Anny Stockman    
13 1995 Marilyn Buck Mary Beth Steffen Martha DeGrazia Susan Caccuitto    
12 1994 Monica Ford Amy Herold-Russom Martha DeGrazia Anny Stockman    
12 1993 Sandra Phibbs Amy Herold-Russom Martha DeGrazia Anny Stockman    
13 1992 Sandra Stockman Amy Herold-Russom Julie Wilcox Anny Stockman    
13 1991 Karen Pratt Amy Herold-Russom Judy Swasey Judy Maguire    
13 1990 Amy Herold-Russom Mary Beth Steffen Chris McKnight Nancy Gerstenberger    
12 1989 Sandra Phibbs Anne Kuklinksi Marilyn Heller Nancy Gerstenberger    
12 1988 Anne Kuklinski Denise Herman Sherry Dixon Anny Stockman    
13 1987 Anne Kuklinski Denise Herman Anny Stockman      
14 1986 Denise Herman   Anny Stockman      
13 1985 Denise Herman   Marge Rajczewski      
11 1984 Denise Herman   Marge Rajczewski      
13 1983 Donna Anderson   Anny Stockman      
10 1982 Ellen Weglarz-Mindel          

Men 1982 - Present

# races Year Male Open 30-39 Male Master 50+ 60+ 70+
12 2014 Thomas O'Grady Chuck Terry John Stadtlander Mark Stephenson Richard Clark Wade Stockman
12 2013 Jonathon Lazzara Chuck Terry John Stadtlander Rick Munson Lee Pollock Ed Bown
12 2012 Richard Messineo Mike Rhoda Jon Rocco Ken Evans Paul Forbes Ed Bown
12 2011 Tom O'Grady Justin Bishop Ahmed Elasser Derrick Staley Paul Forbes Jim Moore
12 2010 Chuck Terry Eamon Dempsey Ahmed Elasser Rick Munson Ernie Paquin Wade Stockman
12 2009 Justin Bishop Aaron Knobloch Ahmed Elasser Jim Maney Ernie Paquin Bob Husted
12 2008 Chuck Terry Aaron Knobloch Tim Hoff Jim Maney Pat Glover Wade Stockman
12 2007 Chuck Terry Bob Irwin Jim Maney Dale Keenan Pat Glover Wade Stockman
12 2006 Chuck Terry Bob Irwin Derrick Staley Dale Keenan Tom Adams Richard Homenick
12 2005 Chuck Terry Bob Irwin Derrick Staley Dale Keenan Tom Adams Wade Stockman
12 2004 Josh Merlis Bob Irwin Derrick Staley Dale Keenan Bob Flick Ray Bremm
12 2003 Josh Merlis Ben Greenberg Derrick Staley Dale Keenan Ed Bown Ray Bremm
12 2002 Jamie Rodriguez Ben Greenberg Derrick Staley Dale Keenan Husted/Stockman Ed Doucette
12 2001 Bob Irwin Ben Greenberg Carl Urrey Dale Keenan Bob Husted Ed Doucette
14 2000 Tyson Evensen Greenberg/Urrey Carl Urrey Dale Keenan Jim Moore Ed Doucette
13 1999 Tyson Evensen Carl Urrey Rob Colborn Patrick Glover Ray Bremm  
14 1998 Tyson Evensen Carl Urrey Dale Keenan Ron Bagnoli Jim Tierney  
12 1997 Steve Cammisa Vincent O'Brien Dale Keenan Patrick Glover Jim Tierney  
12 1996 Zach Yannone William Sell Dale Keenan John Bradley Wade Stockman  
13 1995 Zach Yannone Dan Cantwell Pat Glover Ed Bown Gerald Barney  
12 1994 Mark Smith Tim McNamara Dale Keenan John Pelton Bob Gauvreau  
12 1993 Vince O'Brien Rick Bennett Vinny Reda John Pelton Bob Gauvreau  
13 1992 Steve Berg Rick Bennett Dale Keenan John Pelton Bob Gauvreau  
13 1991 Rick Bennett Vinny Reda Dale Keenan John Pelton Bob Gauvreau  
13 1990 Rick Bennett Koichi Araki Rick Stark John Pelton Bob Gauvreau  
12 1989 Chris Buckley Dale Keenan Pat Glover Don Wilken    
12 1988 Bill Wells Dale Keenan Pat Glover Don Wilken    
13 1987 Brian O'Neil Dale Keenan Pat Glover Lowell Montgomery    
14 1986 Dale Keenan   Paul Murray      
13 1985 Dale Keenan   Lee Wilcox      
11 1984 Dale Keenan   Lee Wilcox      
13 1983 Dale Keenan   Don Wilken      
10 1982 Dale Keenan/Pat Glover          

Notes:
1982 only two divisions male & female
1983 added a master category both male & female
1987 added sub-master category both male & female as well as a male 50+ division
1988 added a female 50+ division
1990 added a male 60+ division
2000 added a female 60+ division as well as a male 70+ division
2002 added a female 70+ division


Last Updated on 02/08/2015
By Ed Neiles -- eneiles@gmail.com