HO, HUM. ONE RUNNER MAY BE A LITTLE TOO RELAXED AT
THE START OF THE VICTORY RUN.
Jordan and Wolyniec Win 2nd Annual
Harvey's Lake 8.1-Mile Victory Run

BY VINCE WOJNAR, CO-RACE DIRECTOR

HARVEY'S LAKE, PA--Travis Jordan and Michelle Wolyniec were the top runners in the second annual Victory Run (8.1 miles) around Harvey's Lake, in northeastern Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 24. Jordan, 30, of Trucksville, finished in 43:40 and Wolyniec, 21, of Plains, crossed the line in 50:12. A total of 494 runners completed the course, up from 480 last year.

"I felt hot," said Jordan. "I went ahead at two miles and didn't look back. I had to keep up the pace and be aware of the heat." Jordan's nearest competition was runner-up Paul Leonard, 38, a monsignor in the Scranton Diocese, in 45:12, and Tim Thomas, 28, of Plains, in 45:41. Dickson City's Kevin Borrelli, 18, was fourth in 46:27, and Danville's Dan Kirk, 33, was fifth in 46:34.

 

WINNER TRAVIS JORDAN (43:40) IS GREETED BY
STARTER/FINISHER DINNY NOONAN.
Wolyniec, 21st overall, said she didn't feel too good at the start. At six miles she caught up with runner-up Heidi Wolfsberger, 20, of Moosic, and put on a surge. "I ran those last two miles as fast as I could!" exclaimed Wolyniec. Wolfsberger finished second in 50:42. Third female was Tina Bartholomew, 27, of Danville, in 51:39. Fourth went to Thornhurst's Tracey McGurk, 29, in 53:53, and fifth was Theresa Dennis, 19, of Wilkes-Barre, in 54:14.

The records set last year, which were not broken this year, are: men--41:21, Coulby Dunn, Greentown, PA, and women--49:13, Kristy Johnson, Shepherdstown, WV.

Major sponsors of the race were the Sandy Beach Inn/Tiki Bar and Joe's Grotto Pizza.

 

FEMALE WINNER MICHELLE WOLYNIEC (50:12).

 

A GROUP OF DETERMINED KIDS START THE HALF-MILE FUN RUN.

 

THIRD FEMALE, IN 51:39, TINA BARTHOLOMEW.