DINO OBERTO GIVES LAST-MINUTE
INSTRUCTIONS TO THE RUNNERS.
Mains Sets New Course Record at 12th Annual
Run for the Cannoli; Cameron is Tops Among Females
BY DINO OBERTO
HAZLETON, PA--Although Sunday, August 16 was said to be one
of the hottest days of the summer with temperatures above 90
degrees, that didnt stop the over 140 runners who toed
the line at the 12th Annual Run for the Cannoli 5K.
And, while the weather was indeed hot so too was overall race
winner Zach Mains, a 23-year-old from Coatesville, who sizzled
around the 3.1-mile course at a record-setting time of 15:44.
The previous mark was held by Chris Wadas at 16:01 set in 2013.
On the womens side it was Kelsey Cameron of Pringle
who took top honors with her clocking of 19:25.
Mains, who ran for both Millersville and Lock Haven Universities,
was on the starting line for the popular mid-summer classic foot
race for the first time and made it pay off as he was awarded
with the first place prize money of $150 plus an additional $50
for setting a new course record for the men.
I really like the heat. I particularly run better when
its like this. There were plenty of water stations along
the route too, said Mains.
The course was very nice. It gives you a little bit
of everything and the organizers did a great job with it all.
I definitely look forward to coming back and trying for another
win as soon as next year.