Northeast Times

It was a grand finish for winners of big run

Steve Con­nolly, 41, won the eighth an­nu­al North­east Philly 5-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk, which took place Oct. 16 at North­east Phil­adelphia Air­port.

Con­nolly crossed the fin­ish line in 31:08.6.

The top fe­male run­ner was Maria Collazo, 49, who ran the five-mile course in 37:47.7.

Par­ti­cipants battled a heavy wind. The largely flat course took run­ners and walk­ers on the pave­ment sur­round­ing the peri­met­er of the air­port. Cheer­lead­ers greeted them at the fin­ish line.

Pro­ceeds be­ne­fit the North­east Phil­adelphia Youth Al­li­ance, which con­sists of the Academy Sabres Sports As­so­ci­ation, Cal­vary Ath­let­ic As­so­ci­ation, Liberty Bell Youth Or­gan­iz­a­tion, Park­wood Youth Or­gan­iz­a­tion, Penn Academy Ath­let­ic As­so­ci­ation, Penn Crisp Inc., Phil­adelphia Soc­cer Club and Tor­res­dale Boys Club. 

State Rep. and City Coun­cil can­did­ate Den­nis O’Bri­en (R-169th dist.) or­gan­izes the race. The 58-year-old law­maker was timed in 49:47.8.

Here are the com­plete res­ults:

• Men’s over­all: 1. Steve Con­nolly, 31:08.6; 2. Bill Seeds, 34:16.0; 3. Mi­chael Raara, 34:49.6.

• Men’s Mas­ter: 1. Mateus Costa, 35:00.9.

• Men’s 14-and-un­der: 1. Dylan Dop­kin, 47:25.0.

• Men’s 20-29: 1. Leo Kennedy, 35:16.3; 2. Mike Car­m­man, 40:36.3; 3. Eric De­th­loff, 41:56.9.

• Men’s 30-39: 1. An­thony Mon­tur­ano, 38:34.3; 2. Mi­chael Mar­tin, 39:04.6; 3. Sean McMe­nam­in, 39:18.0.

Men’s 40-49: 1. Mike Piontko, 37:08.6; 2. Tony Le­onardo, 38:37.9; 3. Charles An­der­son, 39:23.3.

Men’s 50-59: 1. Andy Ross, 35:24.4; 2. Norm De­th­loff, 42:02.8; 3. Bob Wid­dop, 43:30.3.

• Men’s 60-69: 1. Art Bagle­man, 42:33.9; 2. Bill Grosso, 50:14.0.

• Men’s 70-and-over: 1. Louis Dan­zeis­en, 43:15.7.

• Wo­men’s over­all: 1. Maria Collazo, 37:47.7; 2. Cas­sandra King, 37:48.4; 3. Emily McKay, 39:02.4.

• Wo­men’s Mas­ter: 1. Pamela McBride, 40:48.9.

• Wo­men’s 20-29: 1. Christy Mer­lino, 46:35.8; 2. Tri­cia Wet­zel, 48:08.2; 3. Brett Furey, 48:32.1.

• Wo­men’s 30-39: 1. Meg O’Bri­en, 39:35.4; 2. Amy Abe­cunas, 40:58.7; 3. Bria McMe­nam­in, 42:36.9.

• Wo­men’s 40-49: 1. Anne Cos­tello, 41:18.8; 2. Mary Alice Mc­Clo­s­key, 41:52.8; 3. Jen­nie Paul, 44:26.8.

• Wo­men’s 50-59: 1. Den­ise Pody, 41:05.3; 2. Nora Kramer, 49:24.3; 3. Di­ane Ross, 52:22.6. ••

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