Shaffer, Appel lead Greater Pittston half marathon runners

Staff Reports
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Paul Shaffer, of West Pittston, and Lindsey Appel, of Pittston, each finished in the top 100 at the fifth annual Scranton Half Marathon April 8.

Shaffer and Appel were the top male and female finishers from the Greater Pittston area. Shaffer was 81st overall in 1:31:59.05 to finish eighth in the male 45-49-year-old division. Appel was second among female runners ages 30-34 and 85th overall in 1:32:37.03.

A total of 2,044 runners completed the race.

Jennifer Heck, of West Wyoming, and Aubrianna Marranca, of Exeter, each finished among the top three female finishers in their age groups.

Heck was second in the 45-49 division in 1:38:20.23. Marranca was third among 18-and-under runners with a time of 1:45:13.36.

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