Luff, Slava declare Independence in races

A sweltering Montrose was the place to be as the ‘Race for Independence’ drew runners from across the region for a 10K, 5K and fun runs.

A pair of brothers from Emmaus took the top two spots in the 10K run, followed by Elk Lake senior Tyler Williams.
Former Cornell standout Sam Luff, 23, finished in a time of 35:31. Thomas Luff, 19, was just a little over a minute behind at 36:42. Factoryville’s Vickie McGrew was the first female finisher, and 10th overall with a time of 41:59.
In the 5K, John Salva of Conklin took top honors with a time of 17:15. Elk Lake’s Sean Carney finished fourth with a time 17:49. Ellen Squire was the top female finisher and 20th overall with a time of 20:23.
Jacob Peck, 10, of Friendsville, took home the honors in the Fun Run which didn’t quite make its usual mile due to a technical glitch by race organizers.
Top 15 places:
10K: 1-Sam Luff, 23, 35:31; 2-Thomas Luff, 19, 36:42; 3-Tyler Williams, 18, 38:08; 4-Sam Williams, 15, 38:24; 5-Andy Crawford, 27, 28:24; 6-Ryne Carney, 19, 38:55; 7-Tom Ryan, 54, 39:03; 8-Jim Griffiths, 40, 40:50; 9-Michael Ross, 27, 41:49; 10-Vicki McGrew, 30, 41:59; 11-Tim Ronchi, 29, 42:35; 12-Ken Quigley, 39, 42:42; 13-Mike Robbs, 16, 42:50; 14-Mike Sapinski, 50, 43:33; 15-Dan O’Hara, 25, 44:14.
5K: 1-John Salva, 18, 17:15; 2-Kent Upham, 18, 17:24; 3-Sean Binke, 18, 17:37; 4-Sean carney, 17, 17:49; 5-Luke Jones, 15, 17:51; 6-Alexander Porter, 16, 17:58; 7-Stephen Hoskins, 17, 18:20; 8-Jake Hinkley, 16, 19:22; 9-Robert Davis, 45, 19:24; 10-John Murray, 32, 19:50; 11-Dillon Olten, 20, 19:54; 12-Eli Knapp, 32, 19:55; 13-Jared Jaskob, 30, 19:56; 14-Matt Voda, 40, 19:58; 15-Anthony DiSalva, 45, 20:01.