By Jim Misunas
LARNED — Champions were crowned during the 5K race and mile run during the 5th annual Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Benefit Fun Run-Walk.
The Super Hero Fun Run/Walk benefits the Fort Larned USD 495 student athletes through the high school weight program. Entrants were invited to wear their favorite super hero costume as they navigated the one mile and 5K course.
“Almost every student athlete uses the weight program at the high school”, shared Athletic Director Dustin Wilson. “The importance of this program is starting to be realized by our student athletes in high school competition. We also have the highest number of student athletes progressing on to college teams then we have ever seen in the past.”
Prizes were awarded in the 5K to the top adult male and female and youth age divisions. Prizes will also be awarded for the most creative costumes.
In 2014, the PVCH Color Fun Run/Walk successfully raised $3,979 which helped fund additional free weights and dumb bells for the weight room which is something that all students atheletes use throughout the year.
In 2013, the PVCH Fun Run/Walk raised $3,656 which helped fund a weight and conditioning record board for the LHS weight room, which designates top lifters by grade, gender and event, plus new training dumb bells.
Daniel Kiewel — Top Male, 21:12
Lindsey Finnegan — Top Female, 22:20
Cierra Nord — Top Youth, 13-18 years, 26:21
Dylan Weiszbrod — Top Youth, 12 and under, 24:53
Caleb Nord — Top Miler, 6:33
12 and under — Lydia and Rachel McReynolds
Male — Daniel Kiewel
Females — Sherri Marker, Charity Muth