Running Hall of Fame
Year Inducted: 2007
5K ... 17:23
5 Mile ... 27:50
10K ... 36:00
Half-Marathon ... 1:19:00
Marathon ... 2:52
Favorite distance: varies with age
Favorite race: Satillo, Mexico Half-Marathon
Favorite runner: Grete Waitz
Favorite location to run: Indian Trails in Mescalero, New Mexico
Annette has been a mainstay in the Dayton-Springfield running community for over 20 years. She did not run on a high school or college team, but has been a strong competitor on the road racing circuit since she started racing both here in southwest Ohio and in Texas and New Mexico during her time living in that part of the country.
Annetteʼs running skills and energy to achieve goals parallel her accomplishments as a dynamic member of the community at large. After graduating first in her class in dental school at The Ohio State University, she went on to medical school at the University of Texas. All through dental and medical school she continued to run and race. Following completion of medical school she went to the Indian Health Service in Mescalero, New Mexico to provide dentistry for the Indian population. Running provided a common ground on which she could relate and give to her new community. In fact, the chief of the local tribe was so impressed with Annette as a person, and with her running skills, he granted her permission to run on some of the Indian land trails, which previously only Indian tribe members were allowed to run.
Over the years Annette has won more races than she can recall. Her wins have been at distances ranging from the 5K up to the 50k ultra. Locally, she has been a top competitor for years. Some of her highlights include ...
Multiple wins at many races including 5 wins at the Nobodyʼs Fool 5 mile race in the 1980ʼs.
Two time winner of the Dayton River Corridor Classic ½ Marathon
Two time winner of the Xenia ORRRC Marathon
Won the Athens (Ohio) Marathon
Won the Air Force Marathon in 1999
While in the southwest Annette made her presence known by winning the 50K Trail National Championship in Huntsville, Texas in 1995. She returned to Huntsville in ʻ96 and finished in 3rd place. She then turned her attention back to the marathon and 10K distance with great success. In 1998, Annette raced three marathons and recorded three victories as she won the New Mexico Marathon, the Duke City Marathon, and the Turtle Marathon in Roswell, NM where she was the overall winner! She also won the New Mexico 10K State Championship that same year. Plus, she won the Cloudcroft 10K in New Mexico setting a new womenʼs course record. This is the highest altitude certified 10K course in the USA.