‘Spring Chickens’ Missing as Older Generation
Dominates at Winter’s End Run

BY TOM WALSKI

LEHMAN, PA--The Wyoming Valley Striders Winter’s End Run usually features weather resembling winter more than spring. This year’s 29th running of the 4.5-mile race was the exception as springtime weather greeted the runners at the Penn State-Lehman campus for the start of the race on March 22.

As usual in this race, older runners dominated with 46-year-old Paul Leonard cruising to a comfortable win over 36-year-old Steve Templin. On the women’s side, 36-year-old Ellen Buskovitz cruised to a 35-second win over 37-year-old Jennifer Heck.

Some of the best quality performances were achieved in the oldest age groups. Seventy-two-year-old Tony Cerminaro averaged right at seven-minute miles and 57-year-old Nancy Werthmuller averaged an impressive 7:18 per mile over the rolling course.

In the most hotly contested age group, 50-54, Mike Rawls eked out a four-second win over rival Greg Bassham.

1. Paul Leonard 25:44
2. Steve Templin 26:37
3. Nicholas Wadas 27:10
4. Sean Robbins 27:16
5. Chris Pszeniczny 27:40
6. Bill Urbanski 27:48
7. Chris Plominski 28:03
8. Brian Thomas 28:13
9. Tony Korch 28:20
10. Matthew Walsh 28:33
11. John Zawadski 28:46
12. Robert Gould 29:08
13. Mike Rawls 29:17
14. Greg Bassham 29:21
15. Jimmy Dean 29:22
16. Keith Austin 29:26
17. Tom Ducatte 29:51
18. Ellen Buskovitz 30:02
19. Dave Jiunta 30:14
20. Joe Walsh 30:30
21. Christopher Ehret 30:32
22. Paul Manley 30:34
23. Jennifer Heck 30:37
24. Shani Steward 30:40
25. Jay Albers 31:06
26. Emily Bilbow 31:09
27. Tim Clark 31:28
28. Tony Cerminaro 31:34
29. Ron Tribendis 31:37
30. Darian McGovern 31:39
31. Kerry Potter 31:50
32. Corey Ehret 32:04
33. Joe Kichilinsky 32:12
34. Katie Levandoski 32:15
35. Clem Gover 32:25