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AREC Race Results Index

In 1998, when I moved to Long Beach, I began tracking race results of AREC members. At that time, I developed the AREC Grand Prix. The scoring of points is explained on the top of each result page, but here is a history of how the points have changed over the years:

  • 1998. It was possible to get 0 points, but finishing a marathon would guarantee 1 point.
  • 2001. 2 bonus points for completing marathon-plus distance race. Guarantee of 1 point for completing a race (if no other points awarded).
  • 2002. 2 bonus points for each 25 mile segment of racing (in other words, a marathoner got 2 bonus points, a 50-miler got 4 bonus points).
  • 2006. Top 3 AREC males and Top 3 AREC females receive finisher's points. Also, any race under 2 miles is worth 1 point, regardless of place or Personal Best.

AREC Grand Prix Results

AREC Awards

Also beginning in 1998, AREC gave out various awards at the end of the Grand Prix year (which now corresponds with the Long Beach Marathon pasta party in October). These awards included the Top Ten Grand Prix finishers (which you can see in each Result Listing), Most Improved, and Runner of the Year.

In 1999, we added Best Age Group Finisher.

Also in 1999, we added Most Prolific Runner (for most races run).

In 2000, we added Most Inspirational Runner.

In 2000, we added the Century Club (for runners who complete 100 miles in racing for the year.

In 2000, we split the Runner of the Year into separate Male and Female Categories.

In 2002, we added Rookie of the Year.

In 2006, we obtained perpetual plaques for the Runners of the Year and Most Inspirational Runner, and renamed the Most Inspirational Runner award after Heather Stevens, who died in 2006, at age 38, after a 3-1/2 year battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

Year Award Recipient
1998 Runner of the Year Laura Chaides
2002 Prolific Runner Emmett Rahl
Rookie Elizabeth Campagna
Age Group Chuck Sohaskey
Improved Dennis Murphy
Inspirational Heather Stevens
Male Runner of the Year Emmett Rahl
Female Runner of the Year Heather Stevens
2003 Prolific Runner Emmett Rahl
Age Group Chuck Sohaskey
Improved Dennis Murphy
Inspirational Heather Stevens
Rookie Elizabeth Campagna
Runner of the Year - Male Emmett Rahl
Runner of the Year - Female Heather Stevens
2004 Rookie Stacy Shourt
Prolific Emmett Rahl
Age Group Chuck Sohaskey
Improved Emmett Rahl
Inspirational Margaret Everitt
Male Runner of the Year Todd Byers
Female Runner of the Year Stacy Shourt
2005 Prolific Emmett Rahl
Rookie Win Freeman
Improved Brian McKeever
Inspirational Heather Stevens, Tam Premsrirath, Sterling Kwong
Male Runner of the Year Todd Rose
Female Runner of the Year Heather Stevens
2006 Rookie Dona McBride
Inspirational Connor Stevens
Improved Connor Stevens (tie)
Improved Kate Rupley(tie)
Prolific Emmett Rahl
Male Runner of the Year Brian Conboy
Female Runner of the Year Tam Premsrirath
2007 Rookie Jose Raffucci
Inspirational Mark Fell
Improved Kristin Deatherage
Prolific Emmett Rahl
Male Runner of the Year Win Freeman
Female Runner of the Year Liz Burger
2008 Rookie - Male Kevin Murphy
Rookie - Female Mistii Comeau
Inspirational Bernard Dean Mills
Improved Tammy Strong
Prolific Edward Villalobos
Male Runner of the Year Dave Kuntz
Female Runner of the Year Kristin Deatherage
2009 Rookie - Male Christopher Rosario
Rookie - Female Kathy Massanet
Inspirational Nadine Echeverry
Improved Kate Rupley
Prolific Todd Byers
Male Runner of the Year Lars Hertzog
Female Runner of the Year Nadine Echeverry

*This will be updated fully soon.

Times in the Grand Prix Top Ten

Name Number Best Ranking Years in Top Ten
Emmett Rahl 15 1st 1998 - 1999 thru 2012 - 2013
Laura (Chaides) Sohaskey 11 2nd 1998 - 1999 thru 2001 - 2002; 2005 - 2006 thru 2006 - 2007, 2008 - 2009, 2010 - 2011 thru 2012 - 2013
Todd Byers 10 1st 1999 - 2000 thru 2004 - 2005, 2006 - 2007, 2008 - 2009 thru 2010 - 2011
Edward Villalobos 10 3rd 1999 - 2000 thru 2004 - 2005, 2006 - 2007 thru 2011 - 2012
Tim Hickok 9 1st 1998 - 1999 thru 2005 - 2006; 2007 - 2008
Dona McBride 8 1st 2005 - 2006 thru 2012 - 2013
Kate Rupley 6 2nd 2007 - 2008 thru 2012 - 2013
Todd Rose 5 3rd 1998 - 1999 thru 2000 - 2001; 2005 - 2006 thru 2006 - 2007
Brian Conboy 4 2nd 2005 - 2006 thru 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2011
Chuck Sohaskey 4 5th 2000 - 2001 thru 2003 - 2004
Steve Singer 4 6th 1998 - 1999; 2000 - 2001; 2001 - 2002; 2004 - 2005
Christopher Rosario 4 1st 2008 - 2009 thru 2011 - 2012
Kathy Massanet 4 6th 2008 - 2009 thru 2009 - 2010, 2011 - 2012 thru 2012 - 2013
Jack Novak 3 2nd 2010 - 2011 thru 2012 - 2013
Dulce Barton 3 3rd 2010 - 2011 thru 2012 - 2013
Dennis Murphy 3 7th 2001 - 2002 thru 2003 - 2004
Victor Hernandez 2 1st 2000 - 2001 thru 2001 - 2002
Stacy Shourt 2 3rd 2003 - 2004 thru 2004 - 2005
Tam Premsrirath 2 5th 2004 - 2005 thru 2005 - 2006
Nadine Echeverry 2 5th 2007 - 2008 thru 2008 - 2009
Dave Kuntz 2 9th 2002 - 2003, 2008 - 2009
Margaret Everitt 2 9th 2001 - 2002; 2003 - 2004
Kristin Deatherage 2 1st 2006 - 2007 thru 2007 - 2008
Gisele Schaaf 2 6th 2010 - 2011, 2012 - 2013
Alison Kirkpatrick 1 2nd 2009 - 2010
Alexander Chin 1 3rd 2007 - 2008
Diane Belanger 1 4th 1998 - 1999
Barbara Hager 1 5th 1998 - 1999
Elizabeth Campagna 1 5th 2001 - 2002
Liz Burger 1 5th 2006 - 2007
Liz Fagan 1 6th 1998 - 1999
Marlaigne Hudnall 1 6th 1999 - 2000
Stacy Embretson 1 6th 2006 - 2007
Karine Brooks 1 7th 1999 - 2000
John Holloway 1 7th 2009 - 2010
Darcie Olk 1 7th 2000 - 2001
Loren Waldo 1 7th 2004 - 2005
Zack Menke 1 7th 2005 - 2006
Tiffany Forster 1 7th 2011 - 2012
Mong Noiboonsook 1 7th 2012 - 2013
Tracey Johanson 1 8th 2000 - 2001
Colleen Shea 1 8th 2003 - 2004
Mark Vishnevsky 1 8th 2011 - 2012
Greg Nelson 1 8th 2004 - 2005
Tammy Roether 1 8th 2008 - 2009
Carmelita Pascua 1 9th 1998 - 1999
Noele Guthrie 1 9th 1999 - 2000
Scott Ayres 1 9th 1999 - 2000
Neva Higgins 1 9th 2000 - 2001
Win Freeman 1 9th 2005 - 2006
Suzanne Kairy 1 10th 1998 - 1999
Jasper Mueller 1 10th 2003 - 2004
Inger Nelson 1 10th 2005 - 2006
Sue Zihlmann 1 10th 2009 - 2010
For more information, contact Todd Rose or Dave Kuntz.
This page created on November 29, 2006 and edited on August 31, 2013 by ED Rahl.