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Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Fun Run

By Staff | Sep 3, 2014

The runners participating paid little attention to the precipitation at the Paden City Labor Day Fun Run on Monday morning. The heaviest of downpours held off until almost the very end of the race, which was a runner’s delight.

The Annual Paden City Labor Day “Fun Run” was held in the city on Sept. 1 with more than 70 participating. The falling rain drops failed to dampen the spirits of the organizers and the participants who found running in the coolness of the rain a plus.

Josh Weekley was the overall male winner at the race finishing in 18:07 with Kayla Hizer taking the women’s first place trophy in 22:34.

Awards were presented in the following divisions:

Oldest Male: Ernie Doll; Oldest Female: Janet Webber

Female divisions: 10 and under 1st place: Katie Cottrill (24:28) 2nd Place: Kadie Hood (29:52); 11-19: 1st place: Tori Anderson (24:58) 2nd Place: Sydney Yoho (26:23); 20-29: 1st place: Tabitha Swartz (27:35) 2nd place: Jacky Marcus (32:40); 30-39: 1st place Amy Yeater (42:21); 40-49: 1st place Angi McDonald (27:41) and 2nd place Debra Price (31:30); 50-59: 1st Place Lisa Daquilante (31:04) and 2nd place Jeanne Davis (34:07); 60-69: 1st place: Debbie Spencer (31:07) and 2nd place Janet Webber 41:15).

Josh Weekley

Male divisions: 10 and under: 1st place Harley Yeater (42:21) and 2nd place Justin Barker (45:48); 11-19: 1st place James Haught (18:55) and 2nd place Dean Frye (19:28); 20-29: 1st place Ryan Summers (32:41); 30-39: 1st place Johnny Haught (22:07) and 2nd place David Schupbach (22:22); 40-49: 1st place David Benson (20:59) and 2nd place Rodney McWilliams (24:15); 50-59: 1st place Richard Summers (28:09) and 2nd place Scott Mapes (29:07); 60-69: 1st place Jack Lane (26:38) and 2nd place Tommy Nichols (34:36); 70 and over: 1st place Bill Hornbrook (24:51) and 2nd Place Ernie Doll (37:23).

The organizers of this event, which benefits Paden City High School track teams, offer their appreciation to all who participated and helped to sponsor and support the Fun Run.

Jack Lane

Katie Cottrill

Kayla Hizer