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Wellsburg walk drew participants

July 16, 2011
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

WELLSBURG - The Wendy's 5K Run-Walk drew many participants, including many visitors from foreign countries.

Cecil Toner, the event's coordinator, said this year's event, held on July 4 as part of the city's weeklong celebration of Independence Day, drew 161 runners and walkers, the most in recent years.

He added there were many from foreign countries, including participants in Bethany College's Camp hailing from England, France, Jamaica, Hungary and other countries.

Toner said it's not unusual for the event to draw visitors. A couple from Seattle visiting family took park this year, while Scottish relatives of Bob Haas of Wellsburg have taken part in the past.

He announced winners of this year's event were:

Male runners

Overall winner: Matt Schiffbauer, with a time of 17 minutes, 57 seconds.

19 and under: Carter Smith, first; and Robert McCartney, second.

Ages 20-24: Culpepper Jones, first; and Matt Taylor, second.

Ages 25-29: Jesus Arroyo, first; and Carlos Ramos, second.

Ages 30-34: Ben Fusco, first; and Dave Schupbach, second.

Ages 35-39: Matt Fleishman, first; and Paul Bazzano, second.

Ages 40-44: Scott Adams, first; and Blake Headen, second.

Ages 45-49: Jeff Smith, first; and Kevin Yost, second.

Ages 50-59: Jeff Felton, first; and Greg Peddicord, second.

60 and older: Jim Dawson, first; and Jim Matysiak, second.

Female runners

Overall winner: Amanda Fleishman, with a time of 21 minutes, 4 seconds.

19 and under: Ella Jennings, first; and Jaine Lustig, second.

Ages 20-24: Paige Govey, first; and Beatriz, DeCastro, second.

Ages 25-29: Eniko Hilvszky.

Ages 30-34: Kim Fusco, first; and Patricia Everhart, second.

Ages 35-39: Angel Adams, first; and Amber Fillinger, second.

Ages 40-44: Krista Bottegal, first; and Millie Billiard, second.

Ages 45-49: Mindy Gill, first; and Stacey Strumeyer, second.

Ages 50-59: Suzanne Davidson, first; and Jane Stoner, second.

60 and older: Loretta Yingling.

Male walkers

Overall winner: Jeffrey Smith, with a time of 31 minutes and 22 seconds.

19 and under: Miles Oakner.

Ages 20-29: None.

Ages 30-39: Scott Isaacs.

Ages 40-49: Jay Paull.

Ages 50-59: Jim Matysiak.

60 and older: Drew Brown.

Female walkers

Overall winner: Angela Staffileno, with a time of 34 minutes and 29 seconds.

19 and under: Isabella Rosso.

Ages 20-29: Alexia McDonald.

Ages 30-39: Janet Isaacs.

Ages 40-49: Lori Cipoletti.

Ages 50-59: Robyn Snyder.

60 and older: Carol Grady.

3 on 3 tourney winners

Steve Marino, coordinator and sponsor of the Wellsburg 4th of July three-on-three basketball tournament, also has announced winners.

Winners in the following age divisions are: qge 16-19, Shawn Geary, Anthony Cato and Jeremy Hays; ages 13-15, Tyler Ewusiak, Josh Martin and Nick DeStefano; and ages 12 and under, Joe Ewusiak, Matt Petrosky and Chris Yachini.

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