The 18th annual Run To Educate 5K Race, sponsored by the Logan County Education Foundation, took place Friday night at Bellefontaine High School.
Josh McClyment (pictured left), 35, of Plain City, finished first out of 163 entrants with a time of just over 17 minutes. Terry Stolly finished second. Earl Zilles placed third.
Sara Ellis (pictured right), 28, a Bellefontaine High School grad living in Newark, Delaware, was the top female finisher with a time of 18:59 seconds.
Eric Tom, executive director of the LCEF, explained that the money raised by the race benefits teacher grant programs and the foundation itself.
For the second year, the Logan County Braves participated in the race. Rose Canter, recreational director, feels this is a great opportunity for team members to exercise and interact with other race entrants.
Tom indicated that the race would not be possible without the support of its main corporate sponsor, Logan County Electric Cooperative.
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Watch the start of the Run to Educate
Eric Tom talks about Run to Educate
Top overall finisher male-Joshua McClyment 17:03
Top overall finisher female-Sara Ellis 19:00
13 and under
First-Ryan Dunn, Second-Gabe Van Dyke, Third-Landon Wenger
First-Blake Olsen, Second-Storm Harman, Third-Brad McIntire
First-Cody Rees, Second-Cutter Robert Vermillion, Third-Brandon Huffman
First-Garrett Comstock, Second-Justin Metzger, Third-Ryan Nolan
First-John Bodin, Second-Troy Shively, Third-Chris Schaub
First-Joshua McClyment, Second-Steve Wieringa, Third-Josh Streit
First-Terry Stolly, Second-Joe Oldiges, Third-Keith Carroll
First-Mike Dickerson, Second-Mark Osbourne, Third-Doug Miller
First-Earl Zilles, Second-Bob Core, Third-Andy Canter
First-Tim O’Rielley, Second-Junior Baker
60 and over
First-Mike Kennedy, Second-Keith Matthews, Third-Pat Ellis
13 and under
First-Katie Harman, Second-Abby Godwin, Third-Aubrey Stolly
First-Katie Ray, Second-Ashley Albright, Third-Leslie Reichert
First-Courtney Forsythe, Second-Sarah Bell, Third-Jill Wildermuth
First-Sara Ellis, Second-Caitlin Brooks, Third-Renee Metzger
First-Lindsey Maus, Second-Christy Garver, Third-Maribeth Peters
First-Alexis Scheiderer, Second-Colleen Bodin, Third-Emily Wieringa
First-Becky Brose, Second-Janeen Plogger, Third-Sally Stolly
First-Cheryl Harman, Second-Lori Jenkins
First-Mary Jenkins, Second-Susan O’Rielley, Third-Nancy Forsythe
First-Deb Ellis, Second-Peggy Mabrey, Third-Ann Wildermuth
60 and over
First-Ritsuko Jenkins, Second-Jody Tom, Third-Cheri Comstock