Kearns Finishes Third In Parkway Classic 10 Miler

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.