Mccabe, Matherne Win Competitive EBACC Summerfest 5K

by Clay Shaw

EAST BERLIN, PA, JULY 18, 2020—Central Pennsylvania runners have been waiting for months for some competition.  A long-time well-directed event, the EBACC SummerFest 5K offers cash awards to the top three.  The event also has a reasonable course that runs through most sections of East Berlin, PA, a nice small town in eastern Adams County, right next to the York County line.

Chris McCabe of Mechanicsburg won in 15:15.  Joshua Sadlock of Harrisburg had an early lead and took second in 15:22. C Fred Joslyn of Mt Holly Springs was third in 15:55.  All three men represent the Fleet Feet-Mechanicsburg store.  Reid Weber, 17, of Dillsburg PA was fourth in 16:16.  Luke Watson of Lititz was fifth in 16:30.  Luis Miranda of Lebanon was sixth in 16:40.  The top six men broke away from the rest of the field early.  Ryan Myers of York was the top Master in 18:47.  Myers was co-director of the York White Rose Run 2009-2016. 

Zoe Matherne of Camp Hill won in 17:46 in a very competitive race with Georganne Watson of Lititz who finished in 17:51.  Matherne won the 2018 White Rose Run, and the 2019 Run for the Diamonds in Berwick on Thanksgiving.  Watson won the 2019 White Rose Run.  Nine-year-old Lyla Eltz of Hanover continues to run well, finishing third in 20:20, after a second female overall at the 2020 Shoe House 5 Miler.

Lindsay Pridgen of Mechanicsburg was fourth in 20:39.  Michelle Diffendarfer of Lancaster was fifth in 21:27.  Masters runner Megan Dodson of York was sixth overall in 21:34.

Sara Moyer and her team of volunteers staged a great event despite the COVID precautions.  Runners wore masks to pick up packets, there was no race day registration, no T-shirts, no kids run, no post-race food.  There was bottled water after the finish.  The runners, 136 of which finished, were just overwhelmingly appreciative to have a good race to run.  This was the 24th Running of the SummerFest 5K.

Top Women

  1. 17:46 Zoe Matherne
  2. 17:51 Georganne Watson
  3. 20:20 Lyla Eltz (9)
  4. 20:39 Lindsay Pridgen
  5. 21:27 Michelle Diffendarfer
  6. 21:34 Megan Dodson (43)
  7. 21:58 Nicki Jordan
  8. 22:14 Julia O’Brien
  9. 22:15 Sarah Wenger
  10. 22:17 Kelly McKinley (42)

Top Men

  1. 15:15 Chris McCabe
  2. 15:22 Joshua Sadlock
  3. 15:55 C Fred Joslyn
  4. 16:16 Reid Weber
  5. 16:30 Luke Watson
  6. 16:40 Luis Miranda
  7. 17:43 Mason Meads
  8. 17:56 Thomas Urrunaga
  9. 18:22 Anthony Roselli
  10. 18:32 Joseph Rizzuto
Real racing is back! C Fred Joslyn #365, Luke Watson, Luis Miranda #386, and Reid Weber #444 run in the lead pack, chasing the two leaders.
Zoe Matherne of Camp Hill and Georganne Watson #443 of Lititz run together in a very competitive women’s race.
Lindsay Pridgen of Mechanicsburg toured East Berlin in 20:39 to place 4th overall among women in 20:39.
Lauren Rooney of York carries her own water in the EBACC 5K. Lauren placed 14th in 23:25.
Chris McCabe of Mechanicsburg winning the EBACC 5K in 15:15, with Joshua Sadlock of Harrisburg taking second in 15:22.
Zoe Matherne of Camp Hill takes a look at her watch as she charges toward the finish in 17:46. Georganne Watson of Lititz was second in 17:51. Both women were recent White Rose Run champs, Zoe 2018, and Georganne in 2019.
Luis Miranda of Lebanon PA placed sixth in 16:40.
Ryan Myers of York was the top master in 18:47, placing 13th overall.
Lyla Eltz, 9, of Hanover runs 20:20 to finish third overall among women.
Kelli Kauffman of York pushing double children in 29:29. David Harmon of Gettysburg had two doggies in his stroller.
Ali Firoozmand of Harrisburg finishes the EBACC 5K in 31:27.
Joe Church of Dover PA runs 29:46 on a rare “short” day. Joe recently did a 62 miler on the York Rail Trail.
Stevie Brown of New Oxford completes the EBACC 5K in 33:58 with her husky.
Greetings for Daddy! Bryan Stough gets ready for a hug, as he and daughter Julia Stough both of Dover PA clock in at 44:41.


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