A Plethora of Accurate Predictioneering at the 2013 Massacre

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lunapic_136124876248457_3Release provided by: Rosco Betunada.

Though the field was relatively small, eight runners ran within 10 seconds of their pre-run predictions in the 3-mile race, and — FIVE were within TWO SECONDS. Though slightly different results were announced at the conclusion of the event, a review of times yielded some minor changes, including one runner, MARSHALL STEEL, who ran exactly his pre-run prediction. And, his partner in the “Team Category,” Suzie Steel, was one second off her prediction — giving them the TEAM TITLE with a combined prediction ‘miss’ of ONE SECOND. This is the “Massacre’s” all-time team prediction record. The previous record, a net 4-second difference, was set by Larry Ingram and Jenny Devenny in 1988!

Other “close calls” were recorded by the fastest runner in the race, Lennie Staats, whose 17:47 was TWO seconds off; runner-up in the “fast” category, Jay Valentine, was ONE second off, and Dave Younger was also ONE second from his pre-run predilection. Other accurate prognosticators were: Esmeralda Martinez (7 seconds), Angela Johnson (9 seconds), and Rick Warren (6 seconds).

This race, which has been occurring on or about Valentine’s since 1981, has some pretty formidable age-group records. Never-the-less, two were set this year: LIZ NORRIS lowered the women’s 55-59 mark (now 25:00, breaking her own mark of 26:44). ESMERALDA MARTINEZ set a new standard for women 25-29 with a 19:23. The previous record (19:48, Sue Ceglowski) was set in 1994! Sheryl Douglas narrowly missed (9 sec) her age-group record from last year.

Feb. 16 (2013) the annual

Mesa-Monument Strider’s
VALENTINE’S MASSACRE Beverage-Prediction 3-mile Run:
 

Name   Actual Time   Predicted Time   Difference in times:

1 Lennie Staats 17:47 17:45 2

2 Jay Valentine 18:23   18:22   1
3 Paul Hughes 18:44   19:50   1:06
4 Esmeralda Martinez 19:23   19:30   7
5 Jerry Fay 20:01   20:50   49
6 Dave Younger 20:10   20:11   1
7 Suzie Steel 20:29   20:30   1
8 John Turner 21:09   21:25   16
9 Sused Cabrera 21:49   22:00   11
10 Andy Winnefeld 22:55   22:30   25
11 Marshall Steel 23:23   23:23   0
12 Liz Norris 25:00   24:45   15
13 Angela Johnson 25:39   25:30   9
14 Rick Warren 26:06   26:00   6
15 Ampara Ramos 28:45   30:00   1:15
16 Taylor Valentine 29:16   29:42   26
17 Yvette Valentine 29:30   27:59   1:29
18 Warren Bystedt 30:59   30:00   59
19 Vicki Jones 31:22   33:00   1:38
20 Sheryl Douglas 32:27   32:50   23
21 Cliff Moore 34:08   33:10   58
22 Conrad Cole 34:52   33:15   1:37
23 Samantha Carstens 47:37   49:30   1:53
24 Kyle Carstens 47:37   49:30   1:53
25 Kim Cole 47:48   49:30   1:42
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