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2014 Run/Walk In The Books

By Staff | Jul 30, 2014

In the photo, Butch and Betty Wilson of New Martinsville are two of the more than 200 participants in the 2014 edition of the Jim Quinet Memorial fundraiser.

The Jim Quinet 5-K Run/Walk Memorial Scholarship Race had 128 runners and 93 walkers who filled Main Street in New Martinsville July 26 on a perfect morning for a race.

Jordan Whitehead dethroned last year’s top runner, Aaron Estep, in a thrilling race that shattered the Jim Quinet 5K top time with a 16:10.49 finish. Whitehead claimed the male championship, while Ali Johnson was the first female to cross the finish line at a time of 20:34.86.

Dave Harshberger crossed the finish line first in the 50-59 year old division for the second straight year in the Memorial road race.

James Smith bested Larry Smith in the 60-69 year male runners, while Scarlett Syre crossed the finish line first in the 50-59 age female bracket. Sienna McKeever and Mason Nichols were the top runners in the 0-9 age female and male groups, respectively.

The top 5-K male and female walkers were Gary Bennett, 46, and Lois Ebeling, 61, respectively, while Hannah Raper, nine and Isaac Howell, also nine years old, were the youngest male and female walker to cross the finish line first.

Lee Fitzsimmons waves at the crowd.

Other top five run finishers in their respective age brackets were Hunter Deem, 16; Rachel Arbogast, 16; Sarah Shepherd, 29; Heather Ellis, 33; Phil Bowser, 35; Trisha Mensore, 44; Jennette Smith, 62; and Bill Hornbrook, 70.

Other walkers crossing first in their respective age groups were Silas McKeever, 11; Olivia Mensore, 13; Alysa Huggins, 28; Bret Brill, 20; Shauna Heil, 39; Jeremy Kinney, 31; John Salvati, 49; Elizabeth Melott, 47; Kathleen Ervine, 58; Ken Hawkins, 51; Terrence Zuber, 65; and Janet Webber. 69.

David Benson pours it on.