ONE-HUNDRED-SIXTY-SIX RUNNERS AND WALKERS
PARTICIPATED IN THE SECOND ANNUAL SUSQUEHANNA
WARRIOR TRAIL 5K DESPITE NASTY WINDS AND THREATENING
SKIES.

17-year-olds Take Top Honors
at Susquehanna Warrior Trail 5K

BY MAX FUREK

SHICKSHINNY, PA--Heavy overnight rains and the possibility of 40-50 mph wind gusts greeted participants of the second annual Susquehanna Warrior Trail 5K Race/Fun Walk held on Saturday, April 4, 2009.  Despite cool temperatures and an overcast sky an incredible 166 participants turned out to compete in this event on the new trail.  The male winner of the race was Logan Hatton, 17, Dushore, with a time of 18:06. Hatton stated that “It was a nice, flat course but a little bit chilly.” Hatton felt that the extreme weather conditions played a part in the results. “It played a pretty big role in it,” he said. “The wind was blowing in your face the whole way back. It slowed down my time a bit.” Hatton edged out his closest competition by eight seconds, as second place winner Nick Wadas had a time of 18:14.

For female winner Katie Sick, 17, Millville, it was a family affair.  Sick won the female 5K competition with a record time of 20:19, beating the previous time of Bloomsburg's Cynthia Adams.  Sick thought that the SWT 5K “was a nice and well-organized race, but a bit windy.” Although Sick attends the Millville High School, she runs independently and is coached by her father, Scott. Ironically the next female competitor was Katie's mother, Ann, who came in 16th place with a time of 21:13. “She can really run fast,” Katie remarked about her mother. All winners received specially-designed medals with the inscribed SWT logo.

 

MILLVILLE’S KATIE SICK, 17, WINS
WOMEN’S 5K EVENT AS SHE SHATTERS
THE OLD COURSE RECORD WITH A 20:19.
Formerly a railroad bed, this once forgotten piece of nature has been brought back to life. The Susquehanna Warrior Trail consists of 18.5-miles of the old Delaware, Lehigh, and Western Railroad. The trail passes through some of the most scenic portions of the Susquehanna River corridor near Shickshinny. By linking with two other local trails and 13 public parks, the SWT creates connections from one green space to another.

Special thanks to Event Sponsors including  American Water Company,  Bach Fitness Center, Berwick Area YMCA, Berwick  Marathon  Association, Brian Phillips, Campbell Printing, Corner Pocket Pizza,  Curry Donut, Harry's Store, Martinis Bar, Pikes Creek Construction,  and Shickshinny Fire Department.

MALE

1. Logan Hatton 18:06
2. Nicholas Wadas 18:14
3. John Johnson 18:29
4. Brian Thomas 18:57
5. Michael Lisnick Jr. 19:17
6. Tony Korch 19:35
7. Christopher Ehret 19:37
8. John Zawadski 19:55
9. Mike Reider 20:07
10. Mike Rawls 20:16

 

WINNER’S CIRCLE: KATIE SICK AND LOGAN HATTON
CELEBRATE THEIR VICTORIES AT THE SWT 5K.
FEMALE

1. Katie Sick 20:19
2. Ann Sick 21:13
3. Sarah Fetterman 21:25
4. Jen  Stec-Gagliardi 22:16
5..Lynn Dolan 22:37
6. Kerry Zawadski 23:12
7. Melissa Josuweit 23:17
8. Erica Pagotto 24:19
9. Kathy Keller 24:26
10. Angela Sprung 26:12