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Running Roundup: Shedden Wins Guthrie Gallop


Jake Shedden and John Johnson finished one-two in both the 10K and 5K runs during the Guthrie Gallop in Sayre on May 7.

Shedden completed the 10K in 34:47, while Johnson crossed the line in 36:30. Jack Cleland was third in 39:21.

Theresa Robinson topped the female field in the 10K, finishing 14th, overall, with a time of 46:19. Jennifer Bottone was second in 48:02, followed by Danielle Toscano in 48:13.

Also in the 10K field were Wyalusing’s John Voda (55:27); Towanda’s Martin Perez (42:37), Todd Sivers (49:36) and Amanda Robert (54:36) and Montrose’s Jacqueline Havrilak (1:08:16).

A total of 92 runners completed the 10K.

In the 5K, Shedden finished in 17:01, followed by Johnson (18:12) and Alex Walter (19:21).

Holly Wright was eighth, overall, with a time of 21:08 to pace the women’s field. Robinson was next in 23:09, followed by Elizabeth Gorman in 24:13.

Also in the 5K field, which had 97 runners complete the course, were Towanda’s James Trujillo (20:42) and Perez (21:11); Wyalusing’s Voda (27:55) and Stevensville’s Lisa Yoder (33:17).

Thirty-nine people completed the 5K walk, led by Dave Talcott in 25:00. Erin Taylor-Talcott was second, overall, and first among women in 26:43.

Other entries included Wyalusing’s Janet Aeppli (40:53) and Kathleen Ferguson (46:35), Towanda’s Melinda Coates (40:53); Monroeton’s Kerry Hitchcock (46:35) and Rome’s Pamela Vasey (55:44).

For complete results, visit www.runhigh.com.


Striders Spring Trail Run

At Kingston Twp., on May 8, a field of 40 runners completed the Wyoming Valley Striders Spring Trail Run.

Bennett Williams was the overall winner in 39:48, followed by Michael McAndrew (40:12) and Tony Korch (40:48).

Lesley Warren was the top female finisher with a time of  47:41, followed by Sandy Jesse (49:20) and Brittany Hatch (57:40).


Purcell Memorial 5K

Jason Kennedy led a field of 60 runners to the finish with a time of 17:10 at Scranton on May 7. Joseph Cardillo was second in 17:32, followed by Bob Yonick in 18:05).

Tiffany Levanthal topped the women’s field with a time of 18:42, followed by Cassandra Zegarski (18:49) and Natalie Gilboy (21:40).


XTerra Series

At Big Pocono State Park in Tannersville, on May 7, a field of 29 runners completed the first race of the Wendy’s XTerra series.

George Fair was the overall winner in 23:48, followed by Bornfase Omurwa (25:07) and Rich Burgunder (27:50). Tunkhannock’s Brian Thomas was sixth, overall, in 29:14.

Nadalie Solomon led the female contingent with a time of 31:29, followed by Jacklyn Knisely (32:27) and Janine Hockman (34:24).


Cinco de Mayo Prediction Run

The Electric City runners hosted a five-mile prediction run at Scranton, on May 4, in which competitors try to predict their time. The runner coming closest to his or her predicted time wins the event.

Stephanie Hatfield was the winner, missing her predicted time by five seconds. Phyllis Wells was second, missing her guess by nine seconds. Completing the top five were Matt Collins (12 seconds), Lindsay Miller (32 seconds) and Jimmy Griff (38 seconds).


Moonlight in May

At Scranton, on May 1, Nicholas Wadas won the 10K in a time of 38:29, followed by Steve Skierski (40:00) and Jeff Pellis (40:32).

Katie Schwartz topped the female half of the race with a time of 45:47, followed by Cindy Batzel (47:23) and Heather Caprari (48:09).

In the 5K, Jeremy Evans was the overall winner in 17:01. Jalil Bruton was second in 21:23, edging Eric Gowat by one second.

Maureen Suchecki led the female ranks with a time of 22:05, followed by Stephanie Hatfield (22:59) and Haley Mulherin (23:01).

A total of 71 runners competed in the 10K, while 135 finished the 5K.


Southern Tier AIDS 5K

On April 30, at Binghamton, Joey Randall led the 31-person field to the finish in a time of 20:04. Ryan Siciliano was second in 20:14, followed by Byran Naylor (22:21).

In the women’s race, Anna Vaudin was first in 24:33, followed by Abigail Hammond (26:11) and Amy Winter (26:39).


Upcoming Races

May 14: Waverly Waddle, Waverly, PA, 9 a.m.

May 15: Run for the Red Marathon, Tobyhanna to Stroudsburg, 8 a.m.

May 15: Greater Binghamton Half Marathon/5K, Binghamton, 7:30 a.m./9:30 a.m.

May 15: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Elmira, 9:30 a.m.

May 15: Theresa Borgia Memorial 5K, Scranton, 9:30 a.m.

May 15: River Street Three-Mile, Wilkes-Barre, 10:30 a.m.

May 21: Robert’s Run, Conklin, NY, 10 a.m.

May 21: Run Beyond Violence, Salem Twp., Luzerne County, 10 a.m.

May 22: Go the Extra Mile for Prader-Willi Syndrome, Owego, 10 a.m.

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