SWOSU 5K Run and Walk Attracts 263
Lana Lacey of Norman and Clay Mayes of Weatherford were the top female and male runners at the 5th annual "Gold Tough Enough to Wear Pink 5K Run/Walk" hosted March 26 by Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
The run/walk was hosted by SWOSU students with proceeds going to the upcoming American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Cindy Dougherty, dean of students at SWOSU, said the students will raise around $5,000 from the event that attracted a record 263 runners/walkers.
Mayes won the men’s side of the race with a time of 16:30. Lacey was the top female finisher with a time of 19:09.
Other top finishers in the men's race were David Riden of Oklahoma City with a time of 17:23; Braden Davis, Elk City, 19:30; Nickolas Thomas, Harrah, 19:54; and Bradley Jennings, Weatherford, 19:57. Other top finishers in the women's race were Heather Schiete, Edmond, 20:29; Jennifer Osborn, Weatherford, 21:56; Deanna Jordan, Elk City, 22:12; and Mary Akin, Weatherford, 22:15.
Prizes were "Weatherford Chamber Bucks" in the amount of $250 for first place, $200 for second and $150 for third place. Also, the male and female winner in each age group won $50 in Chamber Bucks, all made possible by the City of Weatherford's Hotel/Motel Tax Committee.
Winners by age group and gender are as follows:
Age 10 and under: Jeb Jeter of Woodward and Emilee Spencer of Edmond
Age 11-15: Nickolas Thomas of Harrah and Emily Burgess of Weatherford
Ages 16-19: Joshua Brock of Weatherford and Paige Doherty of Weatherford
Ages 20-24: Clay Mayes of Weatherford and Lana Lacey of Norman
Ages 25-29: John Leon of Hinton and Lindsey Hedrick of Binger
Ages 30-34: Michael Moss of Sterling and Deanna Jordan of Elk City
Ages 35-39: David Riden of Oklahoma City and Jennifer Read of Dalhart TX
Ages 40-44: Grey Jeter of Woodward and Audrey Elledge of Tulsa
Ages 45-49: James Ratcliffe of Weatherford and Kim Cook of Weatherford
Ages 50-54: Buddy Vogt of Weatherford and Lynda Wood of Weatherford
Ages 55-59: Stan Sweeney of Hydro and Kathy Brooks of Sayre
Ages 60-64: Craig Mahl of Canute and Vicki Harbison of Weatherford
Ages 65-69: Russell Camp of Weatherford
Ages 70-74: Gerald Green of Clinton