Elaina Tabb wins 41st Annual Freihofer's Run

June 01, 2019 03:17 PM

ALBANY - Within 16 minutes and 3 seconds, Elaina Tabb from Watertown, Massachusetts got a taste of victory as she crossed the finish line. 

It was a warm Saturday morning as nearly 3,500 women hydrated themselves and prepared for the women-only 5K race. 


27-year-old Tabb earned a $10,000 prize in her first time competing. 

"It was awesome", she said. "I had such a great weekend. Just seeing the city come out for this race was really fun, exciting and brought a lot of good energy."

Tabb finished three seconds ahead of Diane Nukuri, a three-time Olympian who placed third in 2018. Maddie Van Beek, a 27-year-old from Fargo, North Dakota was third in 16:09. 

Results: 41st Annual Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K



1              Elaina Tabb (Watertown, Mass.) 16:03 ($10,000)

2              Diane Nukuri (Flagstaff, Ariz.) 16:06 ($5,000)

3              Maddie Van Beek (Fargo, N.D.) 16:09 ($3,000)

4              Katie Newton (Belmont, Mass.) 16:24 ($2,000)

5              Kelsey Chmiel (Greenfield Center, N.Y.) 16:33 (high school)

6              Kaylee Flanagan (Louisville, Colo.) 16:34 ($1,000)

7              Hannah Reinhardt (Clarence, N.Y.) 16:39 (college)

8              Meghan Peyton (Saint Paul, Minn.) 16:34 ($750)

9              Lindsey Scherf (High Falls, N.Y.) 17:05 ($500)

10           Ella Kurto (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) 17:15 (high school)

11           Jennifer Rhines (San Deigo, Calif.) 17:22 ($300)

12           McKinley Wheeler (Greenfield Center, N.Y.) 17:59 (high school)

13           Melody Fairchild (Lyons, Colo.) 18:00 ($250)

14           Karen Bertasso (Albany, N.Y.) 18:06 ($200)

15           Dana Bush (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) 18:16

16           Cassandra Henkiel (Austin, Texas) 18:30

17           Marisa Sutera Strange (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) 18:30

18           Christy Peterson (North Wales, Pa.) 18:33

19           Catherine Mongan (Gansevoort, N.Y.) 18:44

20           Erin Lopez (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) 18:48


Masters (Over 40)

1              Jen Rhines (San Diego, Calif.) 17:12 ($750)

2              Melody Fairchild (Lyons, Colo.) 18:00 ($500)

3              Cassandra Henkiel (Austin, Texas) 18:30 ($350)

4              Marisa Sutera Strange (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) 18:30 ($200)

5              Christy Peterson (North Wales, Pa.) 18:33 ($100)


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