CHRIS WADAS PULLS
AWAY FROM TREVER REED FOR THE
Cold, Wind, Snow Greet
Winter's End Runners
By Tom Walski
LEHMAN, PA--By the end of the first quarter mile of the 38th
Annual Winter's End 4.5 Run held March 18, Chris Wadas and Trever
Reed had separated themselves from the pack and staged a two-man
battle for the win, with Wadas eventually pulling away from his
younger rival for a 16-second victory in 23:56. Womens
winner, Kelley Ciravalo, had an easier time in her race as she
had over a minute margin over Eryn Milius. Ciravalo finished
Both Wadas and Chiravalo are in their late 30s and are not
showing signs of slowing down. Ciravalo had won this race on
three earlier occasions, while Wadas only won it once, far back
in 2007. Last years runner-up, Mickey Moorhead, had to
settle for third place a minute and a half behind Reed.
The best age-group performance was turned in by 55-year-old
Paul Leonard who took fourth place overall with 27:44.
Blue skies greeted the runners but a cold wind and piles of
snow along the road reminded the runners that while winter was
ending, it wasnt over yet.
In the senior battle of the sexes among the older runners,
62-year-old Joyce Foster edged by 66-year-old Rick Hueholt for
a three second win.
This race was the first race in the history of the Wyoming
Valley Striders in which Vince Wojnar was not involved. The clubs
founding board member passed away in January. A moment of silence
was held at the start to commemorate Wojnar.