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Area Runners Compete in Johnson City, NY, Race


Josh Schultheis of Binghamton won the St. James 5K in Johnson City, NY, on Oct. 23 in a time of 16:32.

Stephen Marcin and Damien Archie were second and third, respectively. Marcin ran a 16:38, while Archie finished in 17:03.

In the women’s race, Little Meadows’ Lydia Werner was the winner in 19:53. Kirsten Anderson was second in 21:39, followed by Jamie Farrell in 22:12.

Wyalusing’s Mike Murphy was fourth, overall, in 17:05, followed by LeRaysville’s Levi Upham in 17:31.

Other area runners and times included Little Meadows’ Jon Murray (19:40), and Ariana Rife (23:40). Rife was the women’s winner of the Camptown Races. Rome’s Taylor Arnold (25:24), Shelby Park (27:00) and Taylor Barrett (28:34) also competed.


Ben August Memorial

At Wilkes-Barre, on Oct. 23, Chris Wadas won the race in a time of 15:02.

Frankie Redmond was second in 15:15, followed by Robert Moulton in 15:18.

Jen Stec-Gagliardi won the women’s portion of the race in a time of 20:06. Jill Lada was second in 20:22, followed by Marianne Jurista in 21:20.


Up the Eynon 5K

At Eynon, on Oct. 22, Tyler Williams won the race in 19:38.

Eric Pochas was second in 20:51, followed by Jonathon Kovatch in 21:28.

In the women’s race, Cathy Dragwa was the winner in 21:32, followed by Michele Covington in 22:25 and Andra Kopa in 23:31.


King’s 5K

At Wilkes-Barre, on Oct. 22, Tom Powers was the overall winner in 19:26. George Watson was second in 20:27, followed by Bob Santopietro in 20:49.

Jill Lada won the women’s race in 21:24, followed by Erin Moreck in 21:31 and Emily Demko in 23:55.


Run for the Cause

At Berwick, on Oct. 15, Tony Lawson won the 4.5-mile run in 25:32, followed by Wade Joline in 28:41 and Bob Yonick in 29:40.

Melissa Welgosh was the women’s winner in 33:23. Shani Steward was second in 35:38, followed by Samantha Dyer in 36:02.


Upcoming Races

Oct. 29: Monster Dash, Endwell, NY, 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 30: Wyoming Valley Striders Fall Trail Run, Kingston Twp., Luzerne County, 1 p.m.

Nov. 2:  Run for Judge, Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m.

Nov. 2: Run for Falling Water, Scranton, 6 p.m.

Nov. 12: Recovery Run, Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m.

Nov. 19: TCMC Turkey Trot, Scranton, 9 a.m.

Nov. 19: Geisinger Turkey Trot, Wilkes-Barre, 9 a.m.

Nov. 19: Heller Memorial Market Street Races, Berwick, 9:10 a.m.

Nov.  24:  Pete Keyes Turkey Trot 8K, Binghamton, 9:30 a.m.

Nov.  24: Sayre Turkey Trot, Sayre, 10 a.m.

Nov. 24:  Run for the Diamonds, Berwick, 10:30 a.m.

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