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SEPTEMBER, 2014

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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. Mauro’s 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 women’s 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.

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