Women’s 5K Race Walk Results — 2019 National Senior Games

Clark, Tonsits, and Herman kick into high gear in the women’s 5K race walk at the 2019 National Senior Games. Photo by Bonnie Parrish-Kell.

On Monday, June 17, 56 women competed for top honors and personal glory at the 2019 National Senior Games. The race took place at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico under cloud-streaked blue skies and warm temperatures.

Shown in the above photo, Marilyn Clark (W65), Amy Tonsits (W60), and Leslie Herman (W70) pushed themselves and each other in the race’s final meters. Clark finished 11th in a field of 17 with a time of 37:50.8. Tonsits secured a 6th place ribbon with a time of 37:32.9 in a field of 10. Herman took 4th place out of 7 with a time of 37:51.7.

The following results are shown by age group, last name then first name, state, and time:

Women 50-54

1OWENS, MandyNM33:39.5
2CAFFREY, MannaKS40:16.7
3BUFE, GinaMO47:50.1

Women 55-59

1DRAELOS, LauraNM30:27.3
2DUPLICHAIN, BarbaraMS32:09.4
4JEKOT, ElizabethTX33:54.1
5HALEY, SharonFL34:51.7
6HOWARD, TeresaNC34:56.1
7SMITH, BrendaFL35:02.7
8McCARTER, MarthaKS35:49.2
9ANDERSON, RobertaMI41:54.5
10ROGERS, GeraldineNY46:11.5
11VANCE, SandraTN55:59.0

Women 60-64

1DARIAN, SheaAZ30:59.7
2SEGELL, KerriNM33:15.2
3HEGSTROM, AnnIA35:22.2
4BRYANT, RebeccaMS36:34.0
5CASON, BarbaraFL37:20.0
6TONSITS, AmyGA37:32.9
7DOYLE, RuthNM37:33.3
8GOOD, KatherineVA38:46.8
9RUSSELL, MarlouCA39:10.6
10McPHEE, AnnNM40:00.9

Women 65-69

1SWISHER, KarenKS32:30.4
2FIGONE, JoanneCA33:01.5
3FREUND, JoannePA33:36.2
4HARSH, M. AnnFL34:00.8
5CLARK, WendyCA34:41.7
6MACIAS-HOWARD, AnitaMN35:14.2
7PROHASKA, JoyceOH35:15.0
8PIECHOTA, SueNY35:36.4
9HARTMANN, SandraFL36:36.7
10CHAVEZ MYERS, VirginiaNM36:37.4
11CLARK, MarilynIL37:50.8
12UNIS, CathyOR38:00.5
13SAFAVI, PatriciaWI38:58.5
14MULLIS-DUBOW, TreniceGA39:11.7
15McCOY, MaggieKS40:06.2
16FLORES, SilviaNM43:40.8
17MAY, BunnyVA46:31.8

Women 70-74

1EICHEL, YokoCA34:37.2
2McLEOD, CathyOH37:22.2
3THURMAN, DianaWA37:36.0
4HERMAN, LeslieNM37:51.7
5BURGESS, ElizabethNM42:46.2
6GRIFFIS, CarolynCO44:25.2
7MAYNARD, JudithFL44:33.1

Women 75-79

1DYAR, CarolCA38:48.2
2BISHOP, MarionWY40:39.2
3JACKOBS, MiriamOH41:47.0
4GONZALES, DonnaMS42:07.2
5KESSLER, MerrilynnPA42:23.8
6HULTS, SandraFL47:02.7

Women 80-84

1HODGE, PeggyNC49:14.4

Women 85-89

1WAHBA, GraceWI1:01:01.09

For results of the men’s 5K race walk and other sports, visit

About Bonnie Parrish-Kell

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