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FLHS Cross Country Star, Councilwoman are 'Fastest' in Fair Lawn

Over 400 runners participated in Fair Lawn's 11th annual First Day 5K race on Jan. 1

A 2012 Fair Lawn High School graduate and a former mayor opened 2013 as the fastest man and woman in Fair Lawn.

Adam Ross, 18, finished first among Fair Lawn men, and Lisa Swain, 54, finished first among Fair Lawn women in the borough's 11th Annual First Day 5K race Tuesday. A record 405 runners participated in this year's race, which is sponsored annually by the Sunrise Rotary.

Ross, a Rowan University freshman who was one of the top long distance runners in Bergen County last year while starring on Fair Lawn High School's cross country team, finished sixth overall Tuesday with a time of 17 minutes and 15 seconds.

Swain, a Fair Lawn councilwoman and former mayor with hundreds of races under her belt as a member of the North Jersey Masters Track and Field Club, finished 43rd overall and third among women Tuesday with a time of 20 minutes and 42 seconds.

Cole Dailey, a 29-year-old from Rutherford, was the race's first overall finisher with a time of 16 minutes and 25 seconds. Ridgewood's Sarah Schillian, 28, was the fastest female runner -- and 23rd fastest overall -- clocking in at 19 minutes and 12 seconds.

Proceeds from the race are donated to a number of the Sunrise Rotary’s charitable causes, including Hurricane Sandy relief, support for soldiers overseas, the Gift of Life program and various local charities and non-profit organizations in and around Fair Lawn.

Below are a list of some of the First Day 5K's top performers:

Top 5 Male Finishers from Fair Lawn

Name Age Finish Time Pace (Avg. mile) Overall Place Adam Ross 18 17:15.4 5:33 6 Scott Avidon 40 17:52.0 5:45 10 Thomas Brown 34 18:06.3 5:50 13 Danny Paolazzi 16 18:39.5 6:00 16 Nickolas Joannidis 43 18:57.4 6:06 19

Top 5 Female Finishers from Fair Lawn

Name Age Finish Time Pace (Avg. mile) Overall Place (Women) Lisa Swain 54 20:42.4 6:40 3 Olga Oretsky 17 21:59.4 7:05 9 Gloria Huberman 55 23:24.2 7:32 17 Tami Berman 45 23:45.2 7:39 24 Esther Stuart 50 25:46.4 8:18 37

Top 10 Overall Finishers

Name Town Age Finish Time Pace (Avg. mile) Cole Dailey Rutherford 29 16:25.0 5:17 Alan Wells Orlando, FL 49 16:37.8 5:21 Brian McDonnell Oakland 27 17:03.3 5:30 Rudy Trivigno Wood Ridge 43 17:07.6 5:31 Steven Rosenbaum New York, NY 34 17:11.1 5:32 Adam Ross Fair Lawn 18 17:15.4 5:33 Joe Singleton Mahwah 27 17:21.8 5:35 Tom Moore Ringwood 17 17:41.1 5:42 Juan Gaspar Passaic 22 17:45.8 5:43 Scott Avidon Fair Lawn 40 17:52.0 5:45

Top 10 Overall Female Finishers

Name Town Age Finish Time Pace (Avg. mile) Sarah Schillian Ridgewood 28 19:12.9 6:11 Betsy Eickelerg Leonia 20 19:18.9 6:13 Lisa Swain Fair Lawn 54 20:42.4 6:40 Elizabeth Magato Midland Park 36 20:58.4 6:45 Barbara Willock Woodcliff Lake 49 21:29.9 6:55 Christy Dellapenta River Edge 35 21:39.6 6:59 Elizabeth Choi Midland Park 35 21:41.4 6:59 Eleni Torunidis Bloomfield 27 21:53.5 7:03 Olga Oretsky Fair Lawn 17 21:59.4 7:05 Erika Campbell Ridgewood 63 22:04.7 7:07

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