Lawn Party Run Changed to Honor Irwin F. Zablocky

BY FREDERICK GLENWRIGHT

MUNCY, PA--During the all-too-brief time with us, Irwin F. Zablocky ("Z" to those who knew him), as a husband, father, teacher, coach, and mentor, shaped the lives of literally thousands of people. On a muggy Saturday, June 16, 2000, 176 runners and walkers embarked on the first Irwin F. Zablocky Memorial Run to Benefit the Muncy Valley Hospital to honor his life, to acknowledge his impact, and to celebrate his memory

Formerly known as the Lawn Party Run, the 3½-mile race was renamed to honor Irv Zablocky, who died while running on April 16 of this year. A long-time runner, teacher, cross-country and track-and-field coach, and the founder of the Oregon East Running Club, Z had worked for several years to organize and conduct the Lawn Party Run, part of an annual fund-raising gala for the Muncy Valley Hospital. To honor his memory, the race committee voted to change the name of the event. Participants traveled from as far away as Florida, the Carolinas, and Wisconsin to take part in the event. In total, at least six states were represented. Numerous relatives of Z completed the course, including his mother, brother, two sisters, wife Carol, and three daughters: Beth, Carrie, and Laurie. Carol was the official starter for the race. The Irwin F. Zablocky race will be held on the same weekend, next year.

The first male and female winners of the Zablocky Run were Kip Hoffman of Watsontown, PA, who ran a time of 18:57, and Ann Sick of Millville, who finished in 22:38. Dave Michael and Lynn Laver of Williamsport were the overall walkers with times of 37:08 and 40:01, respectively. Charles Duchman, Sr. of Montgomery won the award for raising the most dollars in pledges.

Contributions to the Irwin F. Zablocky Scholarship fund may be sent to Frederick M. Glenwright, 9 Quarry Road, Muncy, PA 17756-1713.

MALE

Overall

1. Kip Hoffman 18:57

14 and Under

1. Steve Rockwell 24:29
2. Colton Schools 32:11
3. Thaddeus Martin 33:48

15-19

1. Matt Cornwell 19:23
2. Brian Klinefelter 19:28
3. Dan Ambrosius 21:18

20-24

1. K. C. Shaner 20:33
2. Royce Eyer 21:17
3. Kermit Reese 21:46

25-29

1. Brian Webster 24:34
2. Rodney Eason 24:39
3. Matt Bittenbender 28:17

30-34

1. Dan Kirk 19:13
2. Dan Noss 19:24
3. Kevin Kilgus 21:35

35-39

1. Keith Balliet 21:38
2. Tim Ghalib 21:47
3. Bruce Weaver 22:47

40-44

1. Michael Hudyncia 20:08
2. Nigel Diemms 23:42
3. John Putman 23:49

45-49

1. Lester Loner 20:29
2. John Geninger 20:40
3. Bill Bull 20:54

50-59

1. Roland Gensel 22:23
2. Terry Larson 22:32
3. Brian Migliarini 22:57

60 and Over

1. Jim Friery 23:56
2. Don Waltman 24:33
3. Bob Dennison 24:46

Walk

20 and Under

1. Kevin Harris 47:06

21-39

1. Lane Ikeler 37:40

40 and Over

1. Dave Michael 37:08

Most Monies Raised by Sponsorships

1. Charles Duchman Sr.

FEMALE

Overall

1. Ann Sick 22:38

14 and Under

1. Kassandra Spitler 25:31
2. Sammy Colven 27:36
3. Michele Flick 29:24

15-19

1. Stephanie McCauley 26:05
2. Becky Snyder 28:10
3. Casey Simpson 30:15

20-29

1. Stacey Warburton 25:10
2. Laurie Marchioni 27:36
3. Kim Siran 27:54

30-34

1. Eileen Gallagher 25:52
2. Bonnie Dodge 27:11
3. Jill Warg 30:40

35-39

1. Susan Shoemaker 24:19
2. Christy Bower 29:26
3. Dede Harner 31:22

40-49

1. Ramona Klinefelter 24:00
2. Nancy Simcox 25:47
3. Rebecca Renner 28:06

50 and Over

1. Caroline Noble 34:32
2. Cheryl Migliarini 36:41
3. Nancy Sheehan-Becker 40:46

Walk

20 and Under

1. Courtney Harris 51:52

21-39

1. Diane Weaver 44:52

40 and Over

1. Lynn Laver 40:01