MATT BYRNE TAKES TOP
HONORS AT THE WYOMING VALLEY
STRIDERS' FALL TRAIL RUN.
Byrne Cruises to Victory
at WVS Fall Trail Run
BY TOM WALSKI
WYOMING, PA--Rain was in the forecast for the rough trail
race, Wyoming Valley Striders' Fall Trail Run, held October 29
at Frances Slocum State Park. But little would have stopped Matt
Byrne from cruising to victory in this 30th annual running. Scrantons
Byrne finished a minute and a half before Aaron Stredny to grab
the convincing win.
Perennial trail run winner and defending champion Tony Korch
had to settle for third place a half-minute behind Stredny.
The first female across the line in the gender- and age-handicap
start was Heather Dewees from Dallas, PA in 9th place.
The handicap system made for some close races between runners
from different age groups as Melissa Defino (48) beat Daniel
Rosa (47) by two seconds, Toshiko Nagase (53) topped Tom Shaver
(39) by three seconds, and Jamie Anzalone (36) held off Ron Lozowski
(48) by a single second.