David Barachie, 26, of Nesquehoning and Lyndsey Gallagher, 15, of Northampton, were the top overall male and female winners in the eighth annual Zoostock Challenge 5k Run/Walk. The event took place on May 31.

This year, over 70 participants took on the 3.1-mile course, which stretched through the streets and roads of Lansford ending at The Sports Zoo and Halftime Bar Zoo Crew. The run/walk was followed by award presentations and a food fest inside. Cancer survivors were also honored during the event.

The event is held in conjunction with the Sports Zoo and Halftime Sport's Bars efforts to benefit the Carbon-Tamaqua unit of the American Cancer Society.

The results were as follows:


Dave Barachie was the overall male winner with a time of 18:58.

Lyndsey Gallagher was the overall female winner with a time of 20:02.

Behind them was:

Male: 2. Lenny Ogozalek 3. Robert Muscovitch 4. Jason Setlock 5. TJ Parambo

Female: 2. Delana Nalesnik 3. Lisa Georgis 4. Cathy DeGiosio 5. Sami Vavra

Cancer Survivor

1. Susie Bortnick 2. Delmar Phillips

14 and under

Female: 1. Tia Ketchledge

15 -20 age group

Male: 1. Hunter Davidyack

21-27 age group

Male: 1. Justin Christman 2. Craig Fyler

Female: 1. Courtney McCarroll, 2. Jamie Hartz

28-33 age group

Male: 1. Adam Ridgedell 2. Conrad Flynn

Female: 1. Katie Boccella

34-40 age group

Male: 1. Brent Reabold, 2. Brian Marhon, 3. Tom Vermillion

Female: 1. Jennifer Lobasso, 2. Andrea Parambo, 3. Christine LeClair

41-45 age group

Male: 1. Blase Marchetti, 2. Chris Kruslicky

Female: 1. Barbara Lawson, 2. Monique Hofford, 3. Monica Akins

46-50 age group

Male: 1. Stephen Boccella, 2. Del Phillips; Female 1. Dorrine Welsch 2. Larissa Vertz

62-69 age group

Male: 1. John Hartzog.

70+ age group

Male: 1. Wally Rosahoc.


Male: 1. Jeff Knutson 2. Arthur Williams 3. Jared Soto 4. Bobby Dobosh 5. Delmar Phillips

Female: 1. Devin Parambo, 2. Lisa Hiles, 3. Margie Parambo, 4. Judy Midas, 5. Mariann Garfield.