Brown, Landis earn titles in Pretzel Twist 5-Miler

By on September 25, 2013



Photo by Preston Whitcraftâ?©Darryl Brown crosses the finish line in first place in 25:31 at last Saturdayâ??s Lititz Pretzel Twist.

Darryl Brown jumped out to a big lead and never looked back in the Lititz Pretzel Twist 5-Mile Run last Saturday, cruising to a first-place finish in 25:31.

Running a sizzling average mile pace of 5:06, the 31-year-old Brown won by just over a minute over runner-up Dominick Rizzon, 29, who crossed the line in 26:32. Rounding out the top three was 27-year-old Daryl Basarab (28:41).

Abigail Landis, 25, clinched top honors among the women while finishing 16th overall in a time of 33:21. That was easily in front of second-place Julia Bateman, 31, who finished in 34:59. Priscilla Caliz, 26, was close behind in third place in 35:28.

Brian Koehler, 32, won the 5K-Walk in 34:19, beating out 42 others to the finish line.

Overall, there were 196 total finishers in the event, including 143 in the 5-Mile Run.

This race is held in memory of Phares "Red" Wilson, who started the Pretzel Twist 36 years ago. All proceeds from the race benefit the Lititz recCenter.

A complete list of finishers is as follows:

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