Stewart and Hix Win SWOSU 5K Run and Walk


SWOSU Tough Enough 5K Run/Walk

Lucas Stewart and Sarah Hix, both of Weatherford, were the top male and female runners at the 3rd annual "Tough Enough Class 5K Run/Walk" hosted recently 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 raised $5,277.

The event attracted 186 runners/walkers. Stewart won the men's side of the race for the second straight year with a time of 19:03. Hix was the top female finisher with a time of 22:49.

Other top finishers in the men's race were Bradley Jennings with a time of 19:58; Seth Scoville at 20:44; Craig Mahl at 20:54; and Nick West with a time of 21:49. Other top finishers in the women's race were Jennifer Osborn, 23:18; Kara Shrader, 23:26; Paige Craighead, 25:34; and Zandra Allen, 25:49.

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 provided by the City of Weatherford's Hotel/Motel Tax Committee.

Winners by age group and gender are as follows:

            Age 15 and under: Jeb Jeter and Gwen Burgess

            Ages 16-19: Lucas Stewart and Sarah Hix

            Ages 20-24: Bradley Jennings and Jennifer Osborn

            Ages 25-29: John Leon and Tangi Lierle

            Ages 30-34: Jeff Peters and Kuma Turner

            Ages 35-39: Michael Ryburn and Kim Schwartz

            Ages 40-44: Grey Jeter and Delaina Jeter

            Ages 45-49: James Ratcliffe and Senea Young

            Ages 50-54: Buddy Vogt and Paige Craighead

            Ages 55-59: Craig Mahl and Vicki Tosh      

            Ages 60-64: Doug Haught and Janet Gosnell

            Ages 65-98: Gerald Green