17-year-olds Take Top Honors
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.
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.
1. Logan Hatton 18:06
1. Katie Sick 20:19