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SIX-TIME CHAMP

Matt Lipsey wins sixth straight Sproul 10K

PHOTOS PROVIDED Matt Lipsey of Kersey, PA, front center in the white shirt, defended his title, winning his sixth straight Sproul 10K trail challenge Saturday.

Matt Lipsey of Kersey, Pa., front center in the white shirt (in first picture), defended his title, winning his sixth straight Sproul 10K trail challenge Saturday. Lipsey finished the 6.7-mile race in Sproul State Forest in just 46 minutes, 44 seconds, shaving nearly two minutes off his 2017 time. This year was his fastest time of the past six years. Standing to his right is second place finisher Ben Robinson of Lehman, PA. More than 300 people competed in the race, which started and ended at the Western Clinton County Sportsman’s Association club house in Hyner. The race is one of the many area challenges organized by the PA Trail Dogs. A number of local participants were among the top finishers in a field of more than 300 people competing in this year’s Sproul 10K. Front left (in second picture) is Riley Green, age 20 (number 802) and next to him, Dan Lorah, 22, (number 499), both of Lock Haven at the start of the race. Lorah finished fourth with a time of 51 minutes and 46 seconds, while Green was 17th with a time of 59:37. Participants came from Pennsylvania and five other states and ranges from a very young seven-year-old to a 78-year-old!

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