First Posted: 10/4/2009
The Second Annual Pump and Run Contest, coordinated by Dr. Thomas G. Winter of the Wilkes-Barre Physics Department, enticed many competitors, both locally and out-of-state.
Held in conjunction with the annual Arts at Hayfield, the event saw contestants bench-pressing their body weight, or a percentage thereof, according to the age category in which they competed. This was followed by a five-kilometer run held on a measured back-road course. The total results were then taken into account to determine the overall winners.
The overall top two male and top two female finishers in the combined pump and run contest received either cash awards or memberships to the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Athletics and Recreation Building.
Other leading contestants in the various age categories also received awards: 10 awards in 15-39 age group and five in each of the other age groups. The overall top male and female runners also received awards.
The first five male overall winners were: Brian Lisowski, 42, of Throop; Craig Rome, 43, of Dallas; Dennis Tanner, 52; Tom Ducatte, 56 and Arthur Jordan, 46.
The first five female overall winners were: Kelly Rupp, 48, of Nescopeck; Nancy Lee Harmon, 50, of Berwick; Kyla Hennigan, 16; Val Tanner, 50 and Michele Jordan, 45.