Inaugural Pizza Dash is successful
The “Boggs Pizza and Grill Pizza Dash 5K” was held at the Tyler County Museum site on Dodd St. in Middlebourne on April 6 and had a great turnout with 77 registered runners and 58 walkers participating in the event. The events for the day began at 2 p.m. with kids races on the soccer field. The 5K run/walk started at approximately 3 p.m.
Several awards for different age groups were presented following the race including: the top overall male finisher in the run going to Hunter Deem; and the top female finisher, Kandace Glasscock. Randy Nutter took first place in the mens division of the walk with Amy Stansberry taking first for the women. Awards were also presented to the oldest and youngest participants at the race.
Sponsors of the event include: Boggs Pizza and Grill, Triad Hunter, Dean Rohrig, Witschey’s, Willow Land Surveying, T&K Enterprises, Creative Images, Bell Chevrolet, Gary Rymer, R. Thompson and Sons, N-side Out, David Harshberger, TEK Builders, Outlaw Graphics, Kings Corner, Wable Ford, Road ID, The Duggar and 99.5; Middlebourne EMS and VFD; Snyders, Wendling Food Svs., Brown Food svs., and Friends helping Friends.
Directors of the Pizza Dash 5K extend their appreciation to all the sponsors and every participant taking part in the race. Proceeds from this event will support the purchases of new timing equipment for the Tyler Consolidated High School/Middle School track and cross country teams.
Top three in age groups for the run are listed below:
Female – 17 and under: Amber Watson, Katie Cotrill, Marisa Gogan; 18-29: Lindsay Heinrich, Samantha Sturgeon, Amanda Dawson; 30-49: Kandace Glasscock, Sarah Moore, Melanie Wilson; 50 and up: Susan Mason, Celeste Benson, Lori Poling.
Male – 17 and under: Hunter Deem, Julian Work, Dylan Stansberry; 18-29: Ryan Dalrymple, Jesse Lenz, Jacob Myer; 30-49: Josh Weekley, Matt Jennings, David Benson; 50 and up: Mike Lenz, Bill Hornbrook, Mark Heintzman.