Pretty Good Race

2014 Preliminary Results are posted below.

The 34th annual running of the SCS Coach Tomayko Pretty Good Race took place on
Friday, September 5, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. under the Panther Hollow Bridge.

See Coach Awards for information about the Coach Award that honors the memory of Coach Tomayko.

2014 Race Entry Form (.pdf)
2014 Race Entry Form (.doc)


Our version of the Pittsburgh Great Race, the "Pretty Good Race," is held every September in Schenley Park. Bets between students and their advisors are traditional. Phil Miller wrote an article about the History of the Pretty Good Race for the CMU CS 25th anniversary.


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5K Run Winners

YEARFIRST MALEFIRST FEMALE
2014Jeff Bigham (17:52)Lisa Yu (26:26)
2013Jeff Bigham (17:49)Jamie Morgenstern (19:40)**
2012Rob Hall (18:50)Jamie Morgenstern (20:43)
2011Stephen Rose (18:52)Jamie Morgenstern (21:22)
2010Phil Gibbons (19:00)Jamie Morgenstern (22:06)
2009Karl Naden (19:12)Claudia Mueller-Birn (27:22)
2008Breck Fresen (15:17)**Gorana Smailagic (24:08)
2007Phil Gibbons (18:23)Mary McGlohon (25:08)
2006Jake Krohn (18:19)Jacqueline MacDonald (21:40)
2005Phil Gibbons (18:19)Mary Koes (23:30)
2004Rob Reeder (18:21)Tara Matthews (20:32)
2003Rob Reeder (17:16)Yifat Faran (19:58)
2002Phil Gibbons (18:14)Boriska Toth (20:31)
2001Steven MacGregor (16:55)Boriska Toth (21:41)
2000Edward Hogan (16:53)Vandana Verma (23:09)
1999Edward Hogan (16:00)Vandana Verma (23:49)
1998Peter Stone (19:09)Vandana Verma (21:43)
1997Peter Stone (18:33)Dana Stewart (25:03)
1996Yuri Smirnov (17:58)Anne Humphreys (24:49)
1995Yuri Smirnov (17:49)Elizabeth Stuck (25:22)
1994Yuri Smirnov (16:38)Phoebe Sengers (24:10)
1993Yuri Smirnov (16:03)Susan Hinrichs (24:37)
1992Yuri Smirnov (19:00)Susan Hinrichs (23:42)
1991Michael Leary (18:29)Susan Hinrichs (24:05)
1990John Pane (17:51)Kim Faught (22:45)
1989John Pane (17:46)Theresa Pane (22:50)
1988John Pane (17:09)Jenny Robertson (23:56)
1987John Pane (18:06)Nahid Capell (21:48)
1986Bob Guzikowski (17:00)Nahid Capell (21:15)
1985John Pane (17:36)Kim Faught (22:22)
1984John Pane (17:23)Irene Skupniewicz (21:44)
1983John Pane (17:12)Lori Zuti (23:03)
1982Peter Highnam (16:48)Elaine Kant
1981Rich KorfElaine Kant

5K Race Walk Winners

YEARFIRST MALEFIRST FEMALE
2014Joseph Giampapa (39:28)Anna Belova (37:40)**
2013Joseph Giampapa (35:07)Silvia Giampapa (49:57)
2012Philip Lehman (43:42)(none)
2011(none) (none)
2010W. Ben Towne (32:24)**Jane Miller (39:32)
2009Joseph Giampapa (39:17)
2008Rikuo Kittaka (45:31)Masami Kittaka (45:31)
2007Joseph Giampapa (38:37)Queenie Kravitz (48:10)
2006Laurence Kramer (41:30)Samantha Schearer (42:44)
2005Laurence Kramer (42:18)
2004Richard Stern (36:56)Supriya Kapila (42:22)
2003Philip Lehman (43:41)Lynn Reder (44:02)
2002Richard Stern (39:03)

** = New record

Also see the summary stats.

For the Race Director

Race Timing Sheet
Race Numbers


Previous maintainers: Marco Zagha, Rujith de Silva and Duane Williams.
Send corrections and suggestions to: Dirk Kalp
Last updated: 17 September 2014