BAR WHAT BAR

I know I had it around here, where the heck did it go?

I remember setting it up high, just always assumed it would remain on its lofty prop.

I took a look around yesterday and its gone.  Fortunately I’ve got a good group of mates that are giving me a hand finding it and putting it back in its Proper Place.

Tale of two lists.  Mine and not mine.

Mine:

# of Nebraskan males that have met the 2:15:00 “A” standard or 2:18:00 or 1:05:00 half “B” standard for the Olympic Trials Marathon- 0

# of Nebraskan females that have met the 2:37:00 “A” standard or 2:43:00 or 1:15:00 half “B” standard for the Oly Trials Marathon- 0

Now please go ahead and take a moment to enjoy the list of sub 3 hour marathon performances by Nebraskans for 2014, courtesy of Chuck Smith’s diligence (posted on ndorfnz.com):

“posted: 10-20-14 4:27pm
As we wrap up fall racing, most of the year’s marathons are in the books. This fall (Aug, Sep, Oct) there were 20 sub3 marathons, 5 more than last year. For the year, there have been 55 sub3 marathons, compared to 52 last year.

To close the loop on the last post regarding a faster masters marathon than James McGown’s 2:43:44, Mike Vance ran a 2:41:23 in winning Omaha in 2009.

Perhaps somebody has information on the last Nebraska marathoner to run faster than Luka Thor’s 2:22:28. I’m slowly filling in prior years’ marathons into my database, but don’t have one yet.   Editor’s note:  *** –Thanks to Gary Dougherty for reminding his readers***>James McGown Twin Cities Marathon 10/1/06 2:22:00***

One other intersting note. Last year 7 different woman broke 3 hours. This year there have been only 3 (Kaci Lickteig, Megan Thomas and Shannon Suing).  ***Editor’s note: NRGE alone will double this number in 2015!***

Name Sex Age City State Time Race Date
1 Luka Thor M 27 Gretna NE 2:22:28 Des Moines Marathon 10/19/2014
2 Cameron Cummings M 32 Omaha NE 2:31:01 Boston Marathon 4/21/2014
3 Jason Zakaras M 31 Omaha NE 2:34:13 Grandma’s Marathon 6/21/2014
4 Cameron Cummings M 32 Omaha NE 2:34:48 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
5 Justin Mollak M 29 Omaha NE 2:35:02 Boston Marathon 4/21/2014
6 Chad Sellers M 35 Lincoln NE 2:35:31 Grandma’s Marathon 6/21/2014
7 Chad Sellers M 35 Lincoln NE 2:38:13 Des Moines Marathon 10/19/2014
8 Neil Wolford M 26 Lincoln NE 2:38:39 Grandma’s Marathon 6/21/2014
9 Chad Sellers M 35 Lincoln NE 2:40:19 Omaha Marathon 9/21/2014
10 Nathan Stack M 29 Lincoln NE 2:40:22 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
11 York Thomas M 25 Omaha NE 2:40:36 Little Rock Marathon 3/2/2014
12 Ryan Regnier M 38 Lincoln NE 2:41:44 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
13 Cory Logsdon M 26 Omaha NE 2:42:45 Boston Marathon 4/21/2014
14 York Thomas M 26 Omaha NE 2:42:54 Twin Cities Marathon 10/8/2014
15 Chad Sellers M 35 Lincoln NE 2:43:03 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
16 James McGown M 40 Sidney NE 2:43:44 State Fair Marathon 8/23/2014
17 Scott Haug M 35 Elkhorn NE 2:43:47 Des Moines Marathon 10/19/2014
18 Timothy Leuschen M 32 Omaha NE 2:44:50 Grandma’s Marathon 6/21/2014
19 David Bolhken M 28 Gretna NE 2:45:20 Des Moines Marathon 10/19/2014
20 Jared Carlson M 34 Eagle NE 2:45:38 Boston Marathon 4/21/2014
21 Jerrod Anzalone M 26 Omaha NE 2:45:44 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
22 Walter Key M 32 Bellevue NE 2:46:55 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
23 Timothy Larsen M 45 Gretna NE 2:47:45 Grandma’s Marathon 6/21/2014
24 Kyle Clouston M 29 Lincoln NE 2:49:34 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
25 Thompson Herman M 33 Lincoln NE 2:50:01 Sioux Falls Marathon 9/7/2014
26 Kyle Custer M 27 Alliance NE 2:50:45 Boston Marathon 4/21/2014
27 Kaci Lickteig F 28 Omaha NE 2:50:49 State Fair Marathon 8/23/2014
28 Kaci Lickteig F 27 Omaha NE 2:50:58 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
29 Kaci Lickteig F 28 Omaha NE 2:51:15 Omaha Marathon 9/21/2014
30 Brian Wandzilak M 33 Lincoln NE 2:51:57 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
31 Nathan Jarosik M 37 Edgar NE 2:51:57 State Fair Marathon 8/23/2014
32 Pete Kostelnick M 26 Lincoln NE 2:53:22 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
33 Matt Heesch M 26 Gretna NE 2:53:48 Des Moines Marathon 10/19/2014
34 Eric Crawford M 32 Omaha NE 2:53:50 Chicago Marathon 10/12/2014
35 Matt Dorsey M 32 Grand Island NE 2:54:00 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
36 Ross Polking M 37 Omaha NE 2:54:10 Boston Marathon 4/21/2014
37 Scott Haug M 35 Elkhorn NE 2:54:49 Grandma’s Marathon 6/21/2014
38 Michael Morrison M 39 Papillion NE 2:54:54 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
39 Mark Wittland M 44 Bennington NE 2:54:59 Sioux Falls Marathon 9/7/2014
40 Megan Thomas F 27 Omaha NE 2:55:12 Little Rock Marathon 3/2/2014
41 Shannon Suing F 36 Lincoln NE 2:55:29 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
42 Trevor Scoville M 31 David City NE 2:55:43 Des Moines Marathon 10/19/2014
43 Steve Packwood M 42 Omaha NE 2:55:47 Kansas City Marathon 10/18/2014
44 Ivan Marsh M 40 Ashland NE 2:56:00 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
45 Charles Smith M 39 Omaha NE 2:56:17 Boston Marathon 4/21/2014
46 Eddie C Walters M 21 Omaha NE 2:56:23 Boston Marathon 4/21/2014
47 Todd Leutzinger M 19 Omaha NE 2:57:41 Omaha Marathon 9/21/2014
48 Nicholas Milewski M 31 Omaha NE 2:58:14 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014
49 Miguel Ordorica M 42 Omaha NE 2:58:51 Omaha Marathon 9/21/2014
50 Shawn Palandri M 37 Omaha NE 2:59:01 Boston Marathon 4/21/2014
51 Eddie Walters M 21 Omaha NE 2:59:13 Chicago Marathon 10/12/2014
52 Bryce Callison M 35 Grand Island NE 2:59:28 Austin Marathon 2/24/2014
53 Matt Dorsey M 33 Grand Island NE 2:59:37 State Fair Marathon 8/23/2014
54 Tim McGargill M 32 Omaha NE 2:59:43 Little Rock Marathon 3/2/2014
55 Tim McGargill M 32 Omaha NE 2:59:51 Lincoln Marathon 5/4/2014″

Go ahead and recognize and celebrate the mediocrity.  I’ll give a nod to the 3 ladies that have broken 3 hours, at least that standard is not laughable for women.  And to Luka, his 2:22 the only respectable time of the year for a Nebraska male.  The rest of the list is so much locally talented stroking.

Now where’s that damned bar of mine?!?