Dock to Lock Races Draw 100 Runners, Walkers

Morgantown Dominion Post
19 June 2012
Submitted to The Dominion Post

RICES LANDING, Pa. - One hundred runners and walkers turned out for the annual Dock to Lock 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run, held in May, along the Greene River Trail.

The race began at 9 a.m. at the trail starting point, at the Greene Cove Yacht Club in Jefferson Township. An awards ceremony at the Rices Landing Fire Hall followed the race. Prizes were given for the top three male and female runners and walkers overall, as well as the top three male and female runners and walkers in various age categories.

The top three overall winners in the 5K run: Male — 1, Rich Sandala, 50, of Venetia, 20:21.8; 2, Shane Gottschalk, 26, of Washington, 20:54.1; 3, Mark Naymick, 55, of Uniontown, 21:12.5. Female — 1, Brittnie Lockhart, 22, of Carnegie, 24:01.8; 2, Madison Clayton, 12, of Waynesburg, 24:28.7; 3, Lori Kubincanek, 46, of Fredericktown, 25:01.4.

The top three overall winners in the 5K walk: Male — 1, Joe Julian, 65, of Greensboro, 39:17.9; 2, Bill Descutner, 67, of Greensboro, 40:32.4; 3, Michael Journic, 56, of Carmichaels, 40:36.9. Female — 1, Julia McCracken, 24, of Waynesburg, 36:14.1; 2, Kelly Scholtisek, 34, of Clarksville, 37:28.3; 3, Linda Keller, 59, of Waynesburg, 39:54.5.

The top overall winners in the 10K run: Male — 1, Brian Kurpiel, 43, of Connellsville, 45:03.3; 2, Evan Williams, 46, of Carmichaels, 47:27.9; 3, Austin Saletrik, 14, of Smithfield, 47:45.7. Female — 1, Leanne Kurpiel, 43, of Connellsville, 51:40.6; 2, Darlene Hudak, 55, of Plum, 57:52.4.

Proceeds benefit Greene County (Pa.) Department of Recreation programs, such as the summer Day Camp program, which offers free activities for county children ages 5-15. This year, Day Camp will be held Monday through July 27 across the county.

The next race scheduled for the Greene River Trail is the Heroes Run/Walk, on Sept. 15.

The race will feature a 5K run and walk and a 15K run. It benefits memorial funds established in honor of U.S. Army Spc. Gregory Cox and Marine Lance Cpl. Steven Phillips, both of whom were killed in Iraq.