CANNOLI WINNERS MARINA
ORRSON AND CHRIS WADAS.
Wadas, Orrson Take Top Honors in
11th Annual Run for the Cannoli 5K
BY DINO OBERTO
HAZLETON, PA--The 11th Annual Run for the Cannoli 5K was held
Sunday, August 17 in conjunction with the St. Mauros Italian
Festival at Queen of Heaven Parish. With another great turnout
of participants, 180 total, none could match the speedy effort
of Chris Wadas who, for the second straight year, was the overall
winner of the popular mid-summer classic 3.1-mile foot race.
On the womens side, Marina Orrson was the first female
to cross the finish line in a record setting time of 17:41.
Wadas, 32 from Courtdale, broke the tape at 16:14 which was 13
seconds slower than his record run of last year, but still solid
enough to claim the overall title.
I went out easier in my first mile at 4:49 compared
to last year which was a bit quicker. The second mile was still
good but once I made the right onto James Street that little
hill there made my legs feel like cement. At that point I looked
back and saw that I had a decent lead so I did what I had to
do to maintain it, said Wadas, who is the head Cross Country/Track
and Field Coach at Misericordia University.