CAMP CASEY, South Korea — Second place a year ago, a championship this year?
That’s what 8th U.S. Army sports director Tom Higgins hopes Team Korea can do two months from now when it competes in the U.S. Army Ten-Miler Oct. 2 in Washington.
“Our team is outstanding,” Higgins said after Saturday’s 8th Army Ten-Miler race here, which featured five returning members of last year’s second-place men’s team and one from the runner-up women’s squad.
In addition to Paul Lancaster, Samuel Volkman, Clinton Mercer, Marty Munchow and Steve Anderson, Team Korea welcomes All-Army marathoner Keith Matiskella and Mike White of Fort Bragg, N.C., to the squad.
Women’s returnee Sylvia Bennett is joined by newcomer Elsa Bullard, who ran for the U.S. Army Europe team a year ago. Higgins said one women’s berth remained open and he would try to fill it Monday.
“We will be right in the hunt” for a shot at the team championship, Higgins said.
Saturday’s 8th Army Ten-Miler included a record field of 207 runners.
2005 8th U.S. Army Ten-MilerSaturday, July 30, at Carey Fitness Center, Camp Casey, South Korea
Women’s Open (29 and younger): 1, Elsa Bullard, Yongsan Garrison, 1 hour, 10 minutes, 40 seconds; 2, Jennifer Cannan, K-16 Air Base, 1:12:56; 3, Monica Narhi, Camp Humphreys, 1:14:34.
Women’s senior (30-39 years old): 1, Becky Patten, civilian, Yongsan Garrison, 1:10:06; 2, Sylvia Bennett, Camp Walker, 1:14:25; 3, Jamie Sullivan, civilian, Yongsan Garrison, 1:19:01.
Women’s master (40 and older): 1, Yong H. Schaller, Yongsan Garrison, 1:43:46; 2, Mary Murphy, civilian, Yongsan Garrison, 2:06:54.
Men’s open: 1, Clinton Mercer, Camp Humphreys, 58:48; 2, Christopher McGrath, Yongsan Garrison, 1:04:20; 3, Robert Topper, Yongsan Garrison, 1:05:07.
Men’s senior: 1, Keith Matiskella, Yongsan Garrison, 54:43; 2, Michael White, Camp Casey, 55:42; 3, Samuel Volkman, Kunsan Air Base, 56:27.
Men’s master: 1, Mark Sullivan, Yongsan Garrison, 1:03:32; 2, Patrick Noble, civilian, Camp Carroll, 1:06:12; 3, Brian Olling, civilian, Camp Red Cloud, 1:06:55.
8th U.S. Army Ten-Miler TeamMen: Keith Matiskella, Mark Sullivan, Steve Anderson, Yongsan Garrison; Paul Lancaster, Camp Carroll; Michael White, Camp Casey; Clinton Mercer, Camp Humphreys; Samuel Volkman, Kunsan Air Base; Marty Muchnow, Camp Walker.
Women: Elsa Bullard, Yongsan Garrison; Roxana Cheregi, Camp Red Cloud; Monica Narhi and Racquel Omberga, Camp Humphreys; Jennifer Cannan, K-16 Air Base; Amelia Carter, Camp Carroll; Sylvia Bennett, Camp Henry.
Coach: Patrick Noble, Camp Carroll.