The results are in for the tenth annual MxCC $cholarship Road Race, held on Saturday, October 26 at Middlesex Community College. Douglas Roth of Manchester (39:50) and Laura Nelson of Vernon Rockville (47:10) won the men’s and women’s championships respectively for the 10K and Jeffrey McDermott (18:06) of Avon and Emily Sienna of Moodus (21:38) won the men’s and women’s championships respectively for the 5K.

Runners and walkers, spectators and supporters gathered on campus for the 10K race, 5K race, and a family-friendly 4K walk, and visited the “tent city” of exhibit booths by sponsors.  Over 200 people ran and walked in the race. The event, which benefits student scholarships and programs at MxCC, raised more than $14,000 in total support this year. A portion of this total will be donated toward program enhancements of the radiologic technologist program at MxCC in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“It was an absolutely perfect fall day weather-wise, and once again our sponsors came through in grand fashion,” said George Eames IV, chairman of the MxCC Foundation.  “In fact, our sponsorships were up over 10% compared to last year.  I am tremendously grateful to them as well as all the participants for making this year’s event the most successful in the 10 year history of the scholarship road races.”

Winners from the MxCC faculty and staff were Matt Weber, professor of Fine Arts, of Unionville, Conn., and Michelle Tipton, assistant professor of biotechnology, of Burlington, Conn.  Awards were also given to the top winners in the following categories:


10K Top Three Overall Finishers:

Men                             Douglas Roth, Manchester (39:50)

Tom Liedke, Bristol (42:45)

Pete Schulten, Middlefield (43:55)


Women                        Laura Nelson, Vernon Rockville (47:10)

Kiana Eaton, Springfield, Mass. (49:07)

Marykay Godikson, Essex (52:30)


5K Division Winners:

14 & under – boys       Trevor Scott, Durham (21:31)

Will Barton, Meriden (22:50)

Owen Gonzales, Durham (24:43)

14 & under – girls        Hannah Huddleston, Middlefield (22:26)

Megan Lower, Middlefield (25:34)

Chelsea Lagacy Belanger, Springield, Mass. (25:35)

15-19 – men                 Javian Dawson, New Britain (25:37)


15-19 – women           Lindsay Grote, Deep River (29:31)


20-29 – men                 John Gauthier, Middletown (25:32)

Dave Thompson, North Haven (25:43)

William Hall, Durham (26:14)

20-29 – women           Erin Fleming, Brooklyn, N.Y. (24:13)

Jenny Perkins, Middletown (28:39)

Kelly Ann Oleksiw, Middletown (29:03)

30-39 – men                 Jon Gusiavson, Cobalt (21:22)

Paul Baldyga, Middletown (24:50)

James Hammond, Middletown (25:32)


30-39 – women           Erin Wright, Durham (25:32)

Sarah Adametz, Rockfall (26:39)

Michelle Tipton, Burlington (29:59)


40-49 – men                 Miguel Castro, Meriden (22:09)

David Isabella, Manchester (22:16)

Jeff Lower, Middlefield (24:05)


40-49 – women           Robin Roth, Manchester (25:30)

Paula Perras, Haddam (25:54)

April Ouellette, Meriden (26:45)


50-59 – men                 Steven Youmatz, Middletown (21:11)

Timothy Beach, Prospect (21:24)

Joseph Kuczenski, Guilford (24:00)


50-59 – women           Patricia Montgomery, Wolcott (27:07)

Janice Sina, East Haddam (28:57)

Linda Fleming, Higganum (29:52)

60-69 – men                 Jon Nelson, Niantic (22:40)

Dave Jacobs, Niantic (23:31)

Brian Walker, Monroe (25:47)

60-69 – women           Barrie Robbins Pianka, Middletown (27:22)

Cynthia Wallace, Berlin (34:08)

Adrienne Maslin, (36:54

70 and older – men      Ted Phillips, Niantic  (37:51)


Sponsors and donors include: Peach Pit Foundation, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, People’s United Bank, Teamsters Local 1150, ConnectiCare, Web Solutions, Webster Bank, Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center, Liberty Bank, American Eagle Federal Credit Union, Middle Oak, Seasons Credit Union, 55 West Main St. Associates, Arborview Dental Care LLC, Lee Manufacturing, Inc, Middlesex Hospital, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, PC, Technical Education Solutions, LLC, The Lee Company, Tower Laboratories LTD, Capewell Components, T.D. Bank/Middletown, Donation in memory of Col. Trenton Wright, USAR, Peter & Carolyn Caprioglio, World Instructor Training School, AFSCME Council 4, Global Payments, A & R Employees Union Local 4200,  Orthodontic Specialists of Central CT,  Centerbrook Architects & Planners, Congress of CT Community Colleges, Norm Zabel, Robert Fernandez, Orthopedic Associates of Middletown, PC, Judy Wallace, Avon Products, CT State Employee Union, Robert Mirto, Steve Krevisky, Lyman Orchards, Durham Fair Association, Brew Bakers, Durham Fitness, Olympia Sports, AAA, Coca Cola, and Guida’s Dairy.

Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College ( is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.