Back Mountain residents Pryadun, Adamshick, Ciravolo lead way at Steamtown Marathon


Staff reports



Ruslan Pryadun and Kelly Ciravolo led Back Mountain finishers in the 21st annual Steamtown Marathon.

Pryadun was the first Back Mountain man to finish the 26.2-mile road race from Forest City to downtown Scranton Oct. 9 while Ciravolo was the first woman.

Mike Adamshick joined Pryadun and Ciravolo in the top 100 out of 1,728 finishers.

Pryadun, a 36-year-old from Sweet Valley, finished 46th overall in 2:57:53.40. He was eighth out of 133 in the Male 35-39 Division.

Adamshick, 38, from Harveys Lake, was 10th in the Male 35-39 Division and 57th overall in 2:59:46.17.

Cirvavolo, 37, from Shavertown, was fifth out of all women in the field and 60th overall in 3:00:29.67.

Suleman Abrar Shifa, 23, from New York City, won in 2:17:30.04, beating four-time champion and three-time defending champion C. Fred Joslyn from Mount Holly Springs by more than nine minutes.

Caitlin Phillips from New York won the women’s title in 2:41:37.35.

Several Back Mountain runners finished high in their age groups.

Marjorie Adams was second of 36 in the Female 55-59 Division. The 57-year-old from Dallas was 621st overall in 3:49:25.97.

Joyce Foster was second of eight in the Female 60-64 Division. The 61-year-old from Dallas was 990th overall in 4:13.39.40.

Katherine Levandoski was fourth of 110 in the Female 25-29 Division. The 26-year-old from Dallas was 168th overall in 3:14:58.80.

Shari Philmeck from Tunkhannock was fourth of five in the Female 65-69 Division and 1624th overall in 5:28:49.20.

Myron Sidloski from Dallas was sixth of 20 in the Male 65-69 Division and 787th overall in 3:57:40.58.

Amanda Thompson from Dallas was ninth of 66 in the Female 24-Under Division and 441st overall in 3:37:53.90.

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Staff reports

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