FROM LEFT: MATT FARRAND, FREDDI CARLIP,
AND GOLD MEDAL CAMP DIRECTOR JOHN
HARWICK ENJOY THE POSTRACE ATMOSPHERE.
Heart Run Continues to Grow

BY BILL BURD

WILLIAMSPORT, PA--The 4th Annual Run for Your Heart 5K was held at 9 a.m. on Monday morning, September 5 (Labor Day). There were a total of 119 participants: 90 runners and 29 walkers. This was the largest crowd to date for the race, growing steadily from 36 runners in attendance for the inaugural race of 2002.

The temperature was perfect for running, as it hovered around 60 degrees at the start of the race. The 18:10 course record was broken by the first three runners to finish, led by 34-year-old Jason Fink of Williamsport at 17:57. In fact, only 37 seconds separated the first seven runners across the line.

The first female to finish was Melian Boyle of Montoursville in a time of 21:04. The winner of the male walking division was perennial champion Jim Hopper of Bloomsburg at 31:30. The women’s champ was Stacey Willits of Jersey Shore at 34:52. There was even a familiar name topping the ladies 60-and-over division. Do you know her?

MALE

Overall

1. Jason Fink 17:57

19 and Under

1. Chad Hunsserger 19:39
2. Josh Cillo 21:08

20-29

1. Mat Trager 20:09
2. Alan Benson 32:29

30-39

1. Ken Bear 18:03
2. Steve Templin 18:07
3. Sean Clouser 20:41

 

RACE WINNER JASON FINK
(17:57) IS CONGRATULATED BY HIS
BIGGEST (LITTLE) FANS­HIS KIDS!
MATT FARRAND PHOTO
40-49

1. Jack Martin 18:11
2. Mark Dillard 18:25
3. Pedro Romero 19:25

50-59

1. Randy Stroble 18:28
2. John Greninger 18:34
3. Rick Douglas 19:50

60 and Over

1. Doug Campbell 21:51
2. George Knieser 28:50

Walk

1. Jim Hopper 31:30
2. Dave Michael 32:12
3. Jake Pysher 37:54
4. Dan Maneval 41:16

FEMALE

Overall

1. Melian Boyle 21:04

19 and Under

1. Nicole Fenstamacher 23:38
2. Claire Smith 27:33

 

MELIAN BOYLE, WOMEN’S RUN FOR YOUR
HEART 5K WINNER IN A TIME OF 21:04.
MATT FARRAND PHOTO
20-29

1. Robyn Ireland 21:06
2. Heather Ireland 23:35
3. Sylvia Dewire 24:33

30-39

1. Margaret Kelly 21:39
2. Melissa Smith 23:20
3. Lisa Lytle 23:29

40-49

1. Barbara Martin 23:02
2. Justine Landis 24:23
3. Paula Schall 31:10

50-59

1. Joanie VanAllen 32:25

60 and Over

1. Freddi Carlip 31:51

Walk

1. Stacey Willits 34:52
2. Ann Marie Furdock 35:53
3. Lynn Larer 36:55
4. Kay Dietrick 37:38