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Derick Wins Skunk Cabbage Half Marathon

Jim Derick won the Skunk Cabbage Half Marathon on April 10 in Ithaca, NY. The Big Flats, NY, resident led the 488-runner field to the line in 1:13:41. Michael DeCoste was second in 1:14:48, followed by John Schnitter in 1:16:58. Elle Alexander of Ithaca was the top female finisher, crossing the line 20th, overall, with a time of 1:27:26. Yvette DeBoer and Andrea Navarre completed the top three for women in 1:28:44 and 1:32:37, respectively. Also in the field were Athens’ Greg Crane (1:52:28) and Mark Thurston (1:55:21); Sayre’s Bob Hawthorne (1:54:05) and Jennifer Wakely (1:57:06) and Wyalusing’s David Keeler (2:18:44). In the 10K race, Ithaca’s Garrett Wagner led the 409-runner field to the finish with a time of 33:27. James O’Dea in 34:34 and David Cook in 34:50 completed the top three. Karen Simonds-Brady of Ithaca was the top female, finishing in 36:54. April Ackerman (43:11) and Nora McIver-Sherida (43:55) completed the top three. Montrose’s Leslie Foster (52:18), Athens’ Traci Crane (1:09:09) and Brackney’s Tom Hamlin (1:38:07) also completed the race. Ian Pope Memorial 5K At Wilkes-Barre, on April 10, Frazee Sutphen won the race in a record time of 18:32. John Zawadski was second in the 172-competitor field with a time of 19:41, followed by Matt Hall in 19:49. Deedra Porfirio also won the women’s race in record time of 20:00. Catherine Lombardo was second in the women’s race with a time of 20:31, followed by Marissa Durako in 22:16. John McKenna 5K On April 9 at Binghamton, Scott Glenson won the race in 16:41, followed by Jordan Varano (17:06) and Matthew Gawers (17:10). Kimberly Law topped the women’s race in 19:02, followed by Paulina Nunez (19:35) and Katie Raiti (21:37). Others in the 458-runner field included Little Meadows’ Jon Murray (19:47); Factoryville’s William Oliver (23:29); Great Bend’s Paul Oliver (23:39); Brackney’s Ron DiPaola (24:17), Diana Bean (26:35), Tucker Reed (30:28) and Tom Hamlin (43:27); Dimock’s Walt Kostyk (26:16); Montrose’s Tim LaRue (29:19) and Monroeton’s Danielle Lamphere (53:45). Colonels Run for Kids 5K At Wilkes-Barre, on April 9, Sutphen was the overall race winner in 17:25. Mike O’Neill was second in 17:37, followed by Erik Sprenkle in 18:09. Nadalie Solomon topped the women’s race with a time of 20:35. Jen Stec-Gagliardi was second in 21:11, followed by Jen Moore in 21:33. Chase Away Hunger 5K On April 9 at Owego, NY, Ryan Hollenbeck led a field of 108 runners to the tape with a time of 20:14. Ryan Siciliano was second in 20:20, followed by Jeremiah Shaw in 21:42. Kendra Henry led the women to the line with a time of 25:15, followed by Margo Martin in 24:19 and Amy Dembrosky in 26:50. Prediction 7K Run At Scranton, on April 6, Joe Krisanda won a unique race held by the Electric City Runners. Twenty-one runners competed in the event in which the winner was determined by how close the runner came to predicting his or her time in the 7K run. Krisanda, who finished the event in 33:24, was the male winner, missing his predicted time by only nine seconds. Leslie Moran was second, finishing in 29:45, 15 seconds off her predicted time. Rebecca Stiltenpole was third with a time of 42:17, 17 seconds off her prediction. Jim Griffiths finished fourth with the day’s fastest time of 27:32. He was 32 seconds off his prediction. Upcoming Races April 16: Glenn Summit Water Run, Harveys Lake, 8 a.m. April 16: Holy Rosary School 5K, Duryea, 9 a.m. April 16: Fred Ciotti Memorial 5K, Carbondale, 9:30 a.m. April 16: Running of the Royals, Scranton, 10 a.m. April 16: King’s 5K, Wilkes-Barre, 10 a.m. April 23: Pennsylvania Summer Biathlon, Black Creek Twp., Luzerne County, 10:30 a.m. April 27: Do It for the Kids 5K, Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m. April 30: Artsfest 5K, Athens, 9 a.m. April 30: Southern Tier 5K Run/Walk for Wishes, Binghamton, 9 a.m. April 30: Breast and Prostate Cancer Awareness 5K, Nanticoke, 10 a.m.

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