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MARINA ORRSON

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TIM NOWAKOWSKI

Shavertown native Marina Orrson made history twice: once the dust settled after the 27th annual 5K Wisnoski Jewelers Gem Run, held at the Fairgrounds in Meshoppen to help kick off the Wyoming County Community Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Not only was Orrson the first female winner in Wyoming County Fair race history, she also set the new course record for women runners with her time of 18:32.

The previous record was held by Tunkhannock grad Maggie Toczko, who finished in 19:22 in 2015.

Orrson also now holds the best finish in the 19-29 age group, which beat out Tina Bartholomew’s time of 19:38 set in 1997.

Coming in second was Tim Nowakowski, who finished in 19:20, followed by Mario Zarate in third in 19:35.

Peter Sayre and Leighf Brown, both juniors on the Tunkhannock Area cross country team, rounded out the top five with times of 20:08 and 20:18, respectively.

Tunkhannock sophomore Madelyn Franko, also on this year’s cross country team, was second female finisher in 23:43, followed by Tunkhannock freshman and tennis player Jillian Landon in 24:23.

Results:

1-Marina Orrson, 26, 18:32; 2-Tim Nowakowski, 31, 19:20; 3-Mario Zarate, 31, 19:35; 4-Peter Sayre, 17, 20:08; 5-Leighf Brown, 17, 20:08; 6-Adam Edwards, 43, 22:04; 7-Ed Lipski, 63, 22:16; 8-Kenny Young, 31, 22:22; 9-Robert More, 54, 22:29; 10-Patrick Murray, 57, 22:43.

11-Jason Kobbe, 41, 22:50; 12-Alex Bushre, 17, 23:22; 13-Randy White, 50, 23:39; 14-Madelyn Franko, 15, 23:43; 15-Ryan Van Ness, 13, 24:01; 16-Scott Harding, 39, 24:16; 17-Jillian Landon, 14, 24:23; 18-Michele Brown, 47, 24:27; 19-Alison Edwards, 14, 25:05; 20-Brian Potter, 54, 25:31.

21-Kurt Stang, 47, 25:55; 22-Shawn Zalewski, 17, 26:37; 23-Jon Buxton, 54, 26:41; 24-John Kwiatkowski, 47, 26:43; 25-Amanda Rubert, 51, 26:46; 26-Richard Novack, 64, 26:52; 27-Emily Grow, 16, 27:05; 28-Kevin Rubert, 58, 27:19; 29-Trejon Turner, 15, 28:05; 30-Anna Brown, 14, 28:10.

31-Sharief Hassan, 36, 28:24; 32-Cole Stauffer, 12, 28:42; 33-Camryn Rogers, 15, 29:27; 34-Emma Holdredge, 12, 29:47; 35-Evan Tolcott, 12, 29:56; 36-Kaden Gaudet, 12, 29:58; 37-Megan Kobbe, 41, 30:18; 38-Ivis Gaudet, 41, 31:00; 39-Rodger Sayre, 60, 31:19; 40-David Hines, 45, 31:34.

41-Grayson Kukuchka, 12, 32:50; 42-Denise Moore, 54, 33:41; 43-Josh Gaudet, 10, 33:44; 44-Barbara Buxton, 56, 33:46; 45-Kathleen Maier, 51, 33:55; 46-Malinda Gleason, 41, 34:13; 47-Todd Gleason, 45, 34:20; 48-Ashlee Butkiewicz, 31, 34:23.