William Callahan of Whitesboro won the 10K at the eighth annual Patriot Run/Walk held at the Griffiss Business Park Saturday. Romans took eight of the top 20 spots. Charles Howe of Holland Patent won the 5K.
Callahan won the 10K with a time of 35 minutes and 31 seconds. David Putney of Newport was second. Romans Nicolas Ferretti and Nicholas Jeror were third and fourth, respectively. Austin Cady of New Hartford was fifth. Roman Christopher Hardin was sixth. Uticans Mike Winkler and Deane Damsky were seventh and eighth, respectively. Dan Capron of Newport was ninth and Matthew Wright of Little Falls was 10th. Kimberly Wrate of New Hartford was 11th, and was the first female runner to finish. Romans took spots 12-14: Matthew Zawisza, Bryce Slachciak and John Geesler. Virginia Yerman of Marcy was 15th. Lenny Davis of Newport was 16h. Jake Slachciak of Rome was 17th. New Hartford’s Sado Korman and Joseph Long were 18th and 19th, respectively. Rounding out the top 20 was William Baynes of Rome.
Howe’s winning time in the 5K was 19:18. Eric Kasper of Clark Mills was second and Joseph Davis of Richfield Springs was third. Romans Jasmine Miller and Andrew Juliano were fourth and fifth, respectively, with Miller the top female finisher. New Hartford’s Gary Burak was sixth, David Fayle of Lowville was seventh and Jennifer BAchelder of New Hartford was eighth. Ryan Williams of Ava was ninth, Chin-Tser Huang of Irmo was 10th and Michael Ballard of Holland Patent was 11th. Rome’s Tricia Loso was 12th. Uticans Patrick and Michael Scott were 13th and 14th, respectively. David Jeselson of Ava was 15th and Jett Lee of Boonville was 16th. Alexander Gifford of Morrisville was 18th. Romans Shannon Rounds and Dan Marraffa were 19th and 20th, respectively.
The event is organized by Vietnam Veterans of America Utica Chapter. This year’s event was in memory of Army Cpl. John P. Sigsbee of Waterville, who was killed in action in Iraq on Jan. 16, 2008 at age 21.