MICHAEL MANNOZZI, of Erskine Ave., Boardman, (at left) won the 5000 meter race/walk at the Upstate Holiday Classic XIV Indoor Track & Field Invitational held on a snowy Sat., Dec. 29 at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Gordon Field House in Rochester, NY. Mannozzi topped a field of a dozen competitors, posting a time of 22:31.31 to edge second place Dan Serianni by less than a second. “I was happy to win because this race was a good indicator of where my fitness is at this early into the indoor season. I have time to improve my fitness and get some more speed work in and be at the best I can in effort to qualify for the USA Indoor National Championships. There is a ceiling to how many high caliber athletes in each event can get in due to the standards. In my case, it is a time standard. USA Indoor Nationals will be held the first weekend of March in Albuquerque, New Mexico,” Mannozzi said.