Kearns Finishes Third In Parkway Classic 10 Miler

Arlington’s Ethan Kearns finished third in the George Washington Parkway Classic 10 Mile race, which was held April 27. The 26-year-old Kearns finished in 56:21, almost eight minutes behind top-overall finisher Worku Beyi and less than four minutes behind second-place Steven Crane.

Arlington’s Steven Anderson, 51, finished 10th overall despite being seven years older than any of the other top comptetiors. He finished in 1:00:59, good enough for an All-American qualifying time. Kevin Coleman, 42, finished 19th place, with a 1:03:29 time.

Megan Sowa, 24, was the top-Arlington based female finisher, placing 51st overall. She ran a 1:06:58 and was the third among females Marissa Maier, 23, finished 78th in 1:08:43. Other notable runners include 41-year-old Amy Seldin (1:13:34), 46-year-old Teresa Lent (1:10:34), 62-year-old Lynne Hays (1:26:43), and 66-year-old Rosemary Schwartzba (1:34:30) — all of who won their age categories.

Of the top-100 overall finishers, 18 were Arlington-based residents. That trailed only Alexandria, which had 28 runners in the top-100.

Beginning at the Mount Vernon Estate and finishing in Old Town, Alexandria, the Parkway Classic is in the only race with permission to shut down the south-bound George Washington Parkway. The race began in 1984.