Burke, Ahrens grab July 4 honors

Runners take off from the starting line at the Race for Independence in front of the Susquehanna County Courthouse in Montrose on Wednesday morning. STAFF PHOTO/ROBERT BAKER

BY ROBERT L. BAKER

Abington Heights cross country coach Rob Ahrens took top honors in the 5K Race for Independence in Montrose, and his star runner from this past year, Sean Burke, grabbed the 10K honors Wednesday.

Burke and Tunkhannock runner Thomas Daniels, 23, each crossed the finish line at 36:56, but Daniels, eased up at the last moment to let Burke, 18, of Clarks Summit, claim the win in a 10K that attracted 131 runners.

Daniels, a 2011GettysburgCollegegrad, won the event in 2011. Burke will be going to Lehigh University in the fall.

ROB AHRENS

Coming in third in the 10K Wednesday was Elk Lake grad and current Bucknell University trackster Ryne Carney at 37:55.

Top female finisher in the 10K was Abington Heights’ senior Taylor Ross, 17, who had a time of 48:13, good enough for 30th overall on a picture perfect day.

Ahrens’ best time of the day in a 5K that attracted 319 runners was16:39, almost a minute and a half ahead of second place finisher Shaun Horan, 30, ofNorwich,N.Y.Alex Nole, 17, a rising senior at Tunkhannock Area High School, finished third.

TRISH HORAN

Top female finisher in the 5K was Trish Horan, 26, ofNorwich,N.Y., at20:30, good enough for twelfth overall.

Liam Mead, 11, of Montrose, took home the honors in the Fun Run which got runners going at7:45 a.m.

The day’s races were sponsored bySusquehannaCountyservice organizations: Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary.

10-K results:

1-Sean Burke, 18, 36:56; 2-Thomas Daniels, 23, 36:56; 3-Ryne Carney,

Thomas Daniels, left, and Austin Burke, each crossed the 10K finish line at 36:56. STAFF PHOTOS/ROBERT BAKER

21, 37:55; 4-Ken Quigley, 41, 39:46; 5-Mike Robbs, 18, 39:59; 6-Daniel Young, 21, 40:06; 7-Richard Buchanan, 15, 40:08; 8- Matthew Nebzydoski, 37, 40:19; 9-Jacob Ross, 15,  41:58; 10-Justin Farnsworth, 24, 42:35.

11-Mark Ross, 44, 42:58; 12-Russell Seidel, 21, 44:06; 13-Randy White, 45, 44:10; 14-Steven Stahl, 23, 44:44; 15-Tim Nowakowski, 26, 44:45; 16-Jacob Merrill, 30, 44:46; 17-Matt Walsh, 30, 44:54; 18-Kelly McGraw, 24, 45:02; 19-Benjamin Ely, 15, 45:03; 20-John Kwiatkowski, 42, 45:20.

21-Dennis Bergevin, 22, 45:43; 22-Mike Sopinski, 52, 45:50; 23-Art Doolittle Jr., 45, 46:36; 24-Philip Maynard, 28, 46:52; 25-Mark Dorish, 32, 47:14; 26-Matthew Schneider, 33, 47:25; 27-Len Sowinski, 67, 47:47; 28-Jesse Bennice, 31, 47:57; 29-Chris Stein, 19,  47:58; 30-Taylor Ross, 17,  48:13.

31-Nate Seymour, 37, 48:29; 32-Robert Kuchera, 51, 48:31; 33-Lou Martin, 52, 48:37; 34-Daniel Wells, 51, 48:43; 35-Carl Speicher, 44, 48:50; 36-Heather Walters, 33, 49:06; 37-Jane Simpson, 22, 49:37; 38-Cristin Bernhardt, 42,  49:47; 39-Dennis Butler, 40, 49:53; 40-Gary Fergusen, 57, 49:59.

TAYLOR ROSS

41-Jamie Hoyt, 35, 50:01; 42-Kori Wood, 40, 50:01; 43-Jon Lehtonen, 47, 50:17; 44-David Bernhardt, 41, 50:34; 45-Shannon Perry, 47, 50:58; 46-Kelly Ford, 38, 51:14; 47-Rich Owens, 56, 51:19; 48-Michele Brown, 41, 51:38; 49-David Simpson, 60, 51:39; 50-Allison Hall, 19, 51:55.

51. Brian Donahue, 43, 51:57; 52. Kelly Purdy, 18, 52:08; 53. Michael Wood, 42, 52:12; 54. John Kopalek, 61, 52:20; 55. Tom Meagher, 56, 52:20; 56. Bob Kilcullen, 66, 53:31; 57. D J Spellman, 48, 53:51; 58. Gail Markstein, 50, 53:57; 59. Jill Overly, 43, 54:01; 60. Robert Damiano, 34, 54:06.

61. Scott Summers, 26, 54:10; 62. Ralph Rosa, 49, 54:13; 63. Matt Voda, 42, 54:17; 64. Kristin Olson, 42, 54:32; 65. Ned Clark, 55, 54:34; 66. William Cook, 58, 54:56; 67. Rick Keogh, 55, 54:59; 68. Dawn Devita, 48, 55:04; 69.DouglasOverfield, 55, 55:15; 70. Tari Trowbridge, 41, 55:31.

71. Stacie Thornton, 36, 55:44; 72. Benjamin Hasley, 10, 55:57; 73. Denise Yaeger, 43, 56:01; 74. SalMartinez, 41, 56:21; 75. Jen Fancher,

LIAM MEAD

32, 56:59; 76. John Voda, 44, 57:12; 77. Michael Thornton, 43, 57:21; 78. Michael Welch, 5, 57:34; 79. Marsden Urmanec, 69, 57:35; 80. Bob Crounse, 47, 57:40.

81. Ed Desantis, 47, 57:44; 82. Mitch Saula, 45, 57:49; 83. Joel Peters, 52, 57:51; 84. Greg Reichlen, 35, 57:56; 85. Bill Strang, 54, 58:02; 86. Alec Scott, 23, 58:02; 87. Kevin McHale, 38, 58:05; 88. Gary Smith, 22, 58:06; 89. Bill Waring, 27, 58:06; 90. Rachel Stahl, 30, 58:11.

91. Phyllis Wells, 52, 58:37; 92. Michael Hornak, 67, 58:53; 93. Angela Nebzydoski, 37, 1:00:20; 94. Jason Barfuss, 33,1:00:26; 95. Annie Rose Taylor, 24, 1:00:52; 96. Mary Ann Hendrickson, 56, 1:01:12; 97. Jennifer Weller, 33, 1:01:39; 98. Andrew Weller, 38, 1:01:40;  99. Tom Kilcullen, 63, 1:02:37; 100. Heidi Trecoske, 32, 1:03:19.

101. Jessica Hayes, 30, 1:03:38; 102. Karen Gardoski, 53, 1:03:44; 103. Beth O Malley, 55, 1:04:06; 104. Tammy Bonnice, 46, 1:05:05; 105. Carolyn Hall, 50, 1:05:46; 106. Kim Rosnak, 42, 1:05:50; 107. Megan Henry, 20, 1:05:51; 108. Susan Ciaravino, 41, 1:05:55; 109. Steven Mendoza, 45, 1:06:01; 110. Kathy Purtell, 44, 1:06:26.

111. Martin Farnelli, 56, 1:06:29; 112. Sandra Welch, 45, 1:06:39; 113.VictoriaSummers, 25,1:06:45; 114. Roy Cordova, 53, 1:06:49; 115. Gerard Damico, 33, 1:06:49; 116. Julie Griggs, 24,1:07:04; 117. Michelle Butler, 47, 1:07:18; 118. Alex Gundling, 27, 1:07:32; 119. Margaret Stackhouse, 54, 1:07:43; 120. Matt Rose, 58, 1:07:48.

121. Michael Dickinson, 35, 1:07:51; 122. Ray Smith, 55, 1:07:54; 123. Daniel Cook, 57, 1:07:56; 124. Patrick Ruehlman, 58, 1:09:30; 125. James Clapper, 51, 1:09:57; 126. Carol Sopinski, 51, 1:10:36; 127. Jack Neary, 60, 1:11:06; 128. Debbie Smith, 52, 1:12:17; 129. Douglas Russell, 44, 1:12:17; 130. Keithandra Vogel, 30, 1:13:13.

131. Jim Cook, 62, 1:22:56.

5-K results:

1-Rob Ahrens, 24, 16:39; 2-Shaun Horan, 30, 18:08; 3-Alex Nole, 17, 18:17; 4-Roger Davis, 54, 19:19; 5-Dalton Sherman, 15, 19:23;  6-Tommy Sorber, 17, 19:47; 7-Adam Walden, 15 M   19:53; 8-Chris Arnold, 16, 19:55;       9-Paul Konosky, 28.20:10; 10-Nicholas Hollister, 19,20:25.

11-Matt Brasher, 24, 20:26; 12-Trish Horan, 26, 20:30; 13-Dominik Maida, 19, 20:32; 14-Craig Basel, 16, 20:38; 15-Owen Brewer, 13, 20:39; 16-Caleb Owens, 15, 20:39; 17-Katie Markstein, 16, 20:39; 18-Brandon Roman, 16, 20:43; 19-Robert Kadlecik, 41, 20:49; 20-Ellen Squier, 21, 21:08.

21-Joe Walsh, 57, 21:09; 22-Seth Owens, 13, 21:12; 23-Dean Brewer, 44, 21:15; 24-Daniel Bell, 13, 21:16; 25-Duncan Paddick, 27, 21:18; 26-Rudolph Pekarek, 60, 21:19; 27-Jaclyn Shokey, 34, 21:19; 28-Max Brewer, 11, 21:24; 29-Stephen Fahringer, 17, 21:36; 30-Christopher Preston, 19, 21:47.

31-Thomas Lewis, 18, 21:52;   32-Zachary Knott, 22, 21:54; 33-Dakota Oswald, 12, 21:54; 34-John Basel, 48, 22:00; 35-Kenzie Jones, 15, 22:07; 36-Noah Donahue, 13, 22:09; 37-Nichols Staats, 24, 22:11; 38-Jake Bloom, 16, 22:11; 39-Nathan Webster, 39, 22:11; 40-Corinne Ross, 32, 22:14.

41-Ethan Ross, 13, 22:28; 42-Eran Crockett, 22, 22:28; 43-Chad Lasher, 23, 22:33; 44-Michael Singer, 27, 22:34; 45-Allison Lewis, 16, 22:36; 46-Christopher Giardina, 51, 22:39; 47-Tim Ord, 14, 22:39; 48-Erica Reicke, 28, 22:45; 49-Monica Salva, 18, 22:48; 50-Mimi Dewing, 26, 22:48.

51. Jason Linden, 15, 22:57; 52. Hannah Owens, 20, 23:03; 53. Tim Johnson, 56, 23:06; 54. Lindsay Nulton, 29, 23:24; 55. Joseph Buczynski 14, 23:26; 56. Rachel Owens, 22, 23:31; 57. Megan Kleiner, 21, 23:32; 58. Lisa Saula, 45, 23:35; 59. Cathy Kerns, 24,23:37; 60. Robert Granish, 26,23:38.

61. William Fitzgerald, 47, 23:43; 62. Alexa Prebola, 15, 23:43; 63. Katie Bennett, 14, 23:44; 64. Jospeh Kuchera, 14, 23:46; 65. Kirsten Anderson, 17, 23:49; 66. Allyson Granish, 23, 23:52; 67. A J Lunger, 22,23:52; 68. Joe Taylor, 22, 23:53; 69. Vince Kelley, 56, 23:53; 70. Collin Lunger, 27,23:54.

71. Maria Kilcullen, 15, 24:13; 72. Jeff Hall, 54, 24:13; 73. Kodie Tanner, 27, 24:16; 74. Eddie Rowe, 25, 24:21; 75. Aileen Kerr, 41, 24:21; 76. Hassan Khalil, 45, 24:23; 77. Kevin Basel, 14, 24:23; 78. Russ Sears, 45, 24:24; 79. Corey Ross-Robertson, 16, 24:36; 80. Keri Jones, 14, 24:40.

81. Harold Miller, 13, 24:44; 82. Gabrielle Rockwell, 16, 24:46; 83. Deegan Ross, 7, 24:50; 84. Brett Carney, 12, 24:56; 85. Cody Bennett, 21, 24:58; 86. Nikolas Hendrickson, 12, 25:01; 87. Trent Mohney, 29, 25:13; 88. Dylan Corsford, 12, 25:15; 89. Andrew Whitehead, 49, 25:17; 90. Paige Dolaway, 13, 25:18.

91. Korena Kraynak, 12, 25:19; 92. Julie Perlick, 50, 25:20; 93. Tim Hayner, 43, 25:27; 94. Ashley Johnson, 26, 25:33; 95. Frank Fruehan, 16, 25:37; 96. Crystal Granish, 30, 25:48; 97. Jeff Miller, 50, 25:50; 98. Steve Wilson, 55, 25:53; 99. Kathy Anderson, 51, 25:54; 100. Laurren Whitney, 15, 25:56.

101. Patrick Goetzke, 16, 25:57; 102. Jennifer Johns, 13, 25:57; 103. Matthew Hayner, 15, 26:00; 104. Melissa Flynn, 36, 26:05; 105. Ryan Kipar, 31, 26:06; 106. Connor Brady, 14, 26:07; 107. Scott Heckman, 61, 26:08; 108. Bill Weirman, 58, 26:18; 109. Kelly McGladrie, 33, 26:22; 110. Tom Doyle, 48, 26:23.

111. Lyndsey Kerr, 13, 26:24; 112. Isaiah Perry, 11, 26:24; 113. Jacqueline Fluegel, 20, 26:28; 114. Fred Chester, 31, 26:32; 115. Steven Ferronte, 45, 26:35; 116. Penelope Larsen, 42, 26:36; 117. Allen Van Tassel, 56, 26:38; 118. Jessica Heigh, 21, 26:39; 119. Dale Horton, 55, 26:42; 120. Timothy Lomil, 54, 26:43.

121. Allison Samsel, 17, 26:43; 122. Mason Lewis, 13, 26:44; 123. Tom Ord, 14, 26:52; 124. Taylor Warner, 14, 27:07; 125. Julianne Nielsen, 20, 27:08; 126. Walt Kostyk, 51, 27:11; 127. Christopher Samsel, 15, 27:12; 128. Timothy Fazio, 54, 27:13; 129. William Blaisure, 30, 27:18; 130. Lindsey Rupakus, 14, 27:19.

131. Heather Bacon, 30, 27:21; 132. Megan Walls, 32, 27:21; 133. Sarah Stang, 24, 27:22; 134. Lisa Chiarella, 24, 27:25; 135. Nancy Doyle, 37, 27:27; 136. Keesha Lunger, 23, 27:29; 137. Kenneth Carey, 48, 27:32; 138. Lori Kiehl, 41, 27:32; 139. Tim Walls, 36, 27:37; 140. Anna Loomis, 27:39.

141. Kimberly Osborne, 44, 27:43; 142. Larissa Hall, 28, 27:51; 143. Robin Rosin, 31, 27:52; 144. Alayna Doolittle, 16, 27:53; 145. Kevin Lef, 42, 27:54; 146. Jerry Russell, 50, 27:55; 147. Lila Kashou, 21, 28:00; 148. Genevieve Vose, 34, 28:03; 149. Brian Sipe, 38, 28:08; 150. Brian Normile, 43, 28:11.

151. Hannah Cronk, 21, 28:19; 152. Cory Wood, 16, 28:25; 153. Steve Deriancho, 50, 28:25; 154. Kris Lunger, 46, 28:27; 155. Ray Conklin, 55, 28:29; 156. Anthony Gosford, 10, 28:35; 157. Amy Kunz, 45, 28:36; 158. Javier Fernandez, 16, 28:39; 159. Lars Updale, 67, 28:44; 160. Dean Horton, 55, 28:44.

161. Debi Saunders, 52, 28:45; 162. Matthew Fischer, 53, 28:45; 163. Marguerite Nealon, 48, 28:49; 164. Emily Day, 17, 28:49; 165. Gary Buse, 57, 28:50; 166. Alison Brady, 22, 28:56; 167. Sam Ide, 15, 29:00; 168. Chrisann Rowe, 55, 29:06; 169. Diane Hawley-Wurth, 47, 29:10; 170. Sawyer Lewis, 11, 29:12.

171. David Kessler, 56, 29:14; 172. Eli Perry, 12, 29:15; 173. Dennis Stang, 55, 29:16; 174. Kate Tremblay, 38, 29:25; 175. Betsy Walls, 35, 29:27; 176. Noah Hawley, 13, 29:33; 177. Sherwood Walls, 69, 29:34; 178. Casey Youmans, 17, 29:38; 179. John Hart, 73, 29:38; 180. Jim Riecke, 54, 29:43.

181. Ronald Gof, 53, 29:46; 182. Mariel Bentley, 34, 29:47; 183. Scott Sorber, 49, 29:50; 184. Bridgette Stone, 25, 29:52; 185. Anne Reichert, 50, 29:55; 186. Megan Kilcullen, 17, 29:56; 187. Tom Hasley, 39, 29:57; 188. Nick Amorino, 13, 29:59; 189. Francis Fruehan, 51, 30:10; 190. Eliza Comly, 43, 30:10.

191. Peter Comly, 45, 30:11; 192. Joe Geronimo, 41, 30:16; 193. Leanne Hennie, 25, 30:24; 194. Rachel Cooper, 14, 30:25; 195. Sara McGraw, 24, 30:31; 196. Jennifer Frantz, 35, 30:32; 197. Chris Normile, 43, 30:34; 198. Shyanne Bennett, 11, 30:34; 199. Cherie Tator, 29, 30:42; 200. Tom Donlin, 61, 30:43.

201. Russell Lynch, 43, 30:44; 202. Andrew Gosford, 41, 30:44; 203. Stephanie Horton, 55, 30:45; 204. Brandy Stone, 32, 30:49; 205. Rachel Sipe, 35, 30:56; 206. Erin Goetzke, 12, 31:05; 207. Mary Linden, 51, 31:09; 208. Alfred Wilkes, 43, 31:10; 209. Dee Huber, 38, 31:12; 210. Carley Bennett, 17, 31:13.

211. Austin Dolaway, 13, 31:14; 212. Margaret Smith, 47, 31:17; 213. Kathy Taylor, 57, 31:20; 214. Ben Saula, 13, 31:21; 215. Kylie Vanetten, 21, 31:28; 216. Jenny Vanetten, 15, 31:29; 217. Julie Vanetten, 13, 31:29; 218. Kati Vanetten, 17, 31:29; 219. Amy Scully, 43, 31:36; 220. Michael Young, 19, 31:43.

221. Andrew English, 12, 31:46; 222. Sam Thomas, 38, 31:46; 223. Bill Casey, 43, 31:58; 224. Makenzie Schrader, 18, 32:01; 225. William Ferrante, 18, 32:02; 226. Alex Monterth, 17, 32:02; 227. Frank Belveg, 61, 32:04; 228. Naomi Perry, 14, 32:07; 229. James Baker, 44, 32:11; 230. Tim Wymbs, 71, 32:38.

231. Thomas Ostrowski, 54, 32:44; 232. Trevor Mohney, 25, 32:45; 233. Dave Byerly, 48, 32:47; 234. Randy Decker, 43, 32:48; 235. Jeff Smith, 44, 32:48; 236. Ryan Leehtonen, 15, 32:49; 237. Haley Butler, 38, 32:51; 238. Jim Fluck, 54, 32:52; 239. Zachary Egan, 14, 32:53; 240. Candy Cathy, 53, 32:59.

241. Douglas Burdick, 58, 33:00; 242. Erika Megivern, 36, 33:01; 243. Pam Paugh, 30, 33:10; 244.  Kara Davis, 28, 33:17; 245. Clark Davis, 29, 33:19; 246. Joe Naughton, 69, 33:32; 247. Kelly Hoyt, 35, 33:37; 248. Jenny Boyer, 34, 33:38; 249. Erin McElkay, 33, 33:38; 250. Mark English, 41, 33:39.

251. Jill Brady, 35, 33:39; 252. Julie Basel, 44, 33:41; 253. Seneca Lewis, 16, 33:47; 254. Chen Henejia, 27, 33:53; 255. Kenneth Foster, 45, 33:54; 256. Julie Diaz, 34, 33:56; 257. Robyn Walter, 34, 33:57; 258. Peggy Maynard, 57, 33:59; 259. Melissa Smith, 32, 34:00; 260. Matt Perlick, 13, 34:04.

261. Bob Saunders, 68, 34:05; 262. Kim Bode, 61, 34:06; 263. Carrie Allen, 28, 34:07; 264. Janet Donovan, 41, 34:15; 265. Tyrell Cheeseboro, 13, 34:18; 266. Shannon Stewart, 10, 34:19; 267. Gabrielle Davis, 10, 34:19; 268. Sadie Saula, 8, 34:31; 269. Catie Perlick, 14, 34:31; 270.BlaineFinnegan, 17, 34:31.

271. Cindy Stang, 54, 34:36; 272. Kelly Mohney, 53, 34:43; 273. Roger Stewart, 44, 34:46; 274. Abby Warner, 23, 34:54; 275. Eileen Craige, 49, 35:02; 276. Amy Mulkerin, 38, 35:05; 277. Carrie Smith, 23, 35:10; 278. Jane Taylor, 58, 35:14; 279. Alex Russell, 13, 35:19; 280. Ginny Smith, 41, 35:33.

281. Margaret Thoras, 9, 35:34; 282. Nicole Chaszar, 33, 35:35; 283. Hannah Perkins, 9, 35:37; 284. Matt Perleck, 37, 35:39; 285. Emily Perkins, 37, 35:39; 286. Johanna Suttenfield, 14, 36:06; 287. Tricia Malcott, 36:16; 288. Sara English, 43, 36:32; 289. Maria Wilson, 50, 36:34; 290. Patsy Gesford, 53, 36:46.

291. Jim Gehris, 73, 36:49; 292. Barbara Palmer, 50, 37:07; 293. Allyson Wells, 22, 37:22; 294. Betsy Groover, 46, 37:26; 295. Eileen Barfuss, 31, 37:53; 296. Diedre Tunilo, 37, 37:57; 297. Sara Merrill, 29, 38:00; 298. Emily Merrill, 23, 38:01; 299. Erin Hopkins, 29, 38:20; 300. Sunday Fauci, 37, 38:21.

301. Michelle Seymour, 32, 38:24; 302. Tina Karabin, 49, 38:39; 303. Eileen Agredo, 49, 38:39; 304. Kristen Burkhart, 32, 38:39; 305. Ben Walden, 12, 39:08; 306. Brendan Goetzke, 9, 39:08; 307. Anthony Lotempio, 70, 39:43; 308. Julie O’Donnell, 67, 39:54; 309. Christine Ursich-Hed, 45, 41:02; 310. Terri Gates ,46, 41:06.

311. Heidi Coleman, 49, 41:14; 312. Mark Butler, 47, 42:28; 313. Jessica Palmer, 23, 43:14; 314. Donica McGee, 39, 43:16; 315. Brian Doyle, 10, 43:32; 316. Ben Foster, 14, 44:26; 317. Caleb Foster,12, 45:08; 318. Joann McCann,72, 46:46; 319. Leigh Goetzke, 46, 46:47.