7th Zoostock Challenge has over 75 participants
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lisa Hiles, left, and Wayne Fritzinger display medals after participating in seventh annual Zoostock Challenge 5k Run/Walk.
Michael Blacketter, age 14, of Lehighton and Jennifer Shober, age 25, of Andreas, were the top overall male and female winners in the 7th Annual Zoostock Challenge 5k Run/Walk, recently.
This year, over 75 participants took on the 3.1-mile course that stretched through the streets 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. Post-race entertainment was provided by Cody Sassaman of Tamaqua.
The event is 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:
Overall - Male, Michael Blacketter (19:17); Female, Jennifer Shober (23:36).
Overall - Male, 2. Anthony Powell, 3. Lenny Ogozalek 4. Michael Horan 5. Robert Muscovitch; Female, 2. Lisa Georgis, 3. Lacey Gonzalez-Horan, 4. Alyssa Vavra, 5. Ashley Benz
Cancer Survivor - 1. Susie Bortnick
14 and under - Male: 1. Derian Stianche; Female: 1. Tia Ketchledge.
15 -20 - Male: 1. Dustin Marblestone.
21-27 - Male 1. Justin Christman 2. Justin Sliker; Female: 1. Tricia McElmoyle, 2. Suzanne Lynn.
28-33 - Male: 1. Doug Nothstein 2. Wayne Fritzinger; Female: 1. Katie Boccella, 2. Marianne Livingston.
34-40 - Male: 1. Pete McElmoyle, 2. Patrick Crampsie, 3. Chris Kruslicky; Female: 1. Fran Collevechio, 2. Stephanie Guyursick, 3.Monique Hofford .
41-45 - Male: 1. Guy Potts, 2. Marty Penebaker, 3. Shawn Ketchledge; Female: 1. Dorrine Welsch, 2. Debbie Wall.
46-50 - Male: 1. Frank Allesch.
51-56 - Male: 1. Faro Hager.
57-61 - Male: 1. Walter Boyle.
62-69 - Male: 1. John Hartzog.
70+ - Male: 1. Wally Rosahoc.
Walkers - Male: 1. Bob Dobosh, 2. Davy Hiles, 3. Bob Crampsie, 4. Ryan Lusch, 5. John Oransky; Female: 1. Linda Marchalk, 2. Lisa Hiles, 3. Melissa Phillips, 4. Mylene Hofford, 5. Terri Williams.