NEW HAVEN — Wahama High School alumnus Mason Hildreth was the winner of the Wahama Scholarship 5K Walk/Run for Education, held Saturday in the Town of New Haven.
The event, founded by Dr. Wes and Amanda Lieving, is held annually with proceeds used to provide scholarships for Wahama High School seniors. Around 160 registered for this year’s run.
Coming in second place overall, and the first senior student to cross the finish line, was Isaiah Pauley. As the first senior to finish, Pauley is guaranteed one of two scholarships given at the run.
The second scholarship goes to the senior who gathered the most sponsors for the event. That person will remain a secret until senior awards night in May.
Placing third overall in the race was Wahama junior Jacob Lloyd. Lloyd’s family was well represented in the winners’ circle, with Jacob’s brother Josiah placing first in his age group, and mother Heather finishing second in her age division.
Times listed for the top three were Hildreth, 20:12 minutes; Pauley, 20:31; and Lloyd, 20:45.
Age division winners included:
0-13 years: Josiah Lloyd, first; Kate Reynolds, second; William Johnson, third;
14-21 years: Mason Hildreth, first; Isaiah Pauley, second; Jacob Lloyd, third;
22-31 years: Tony Tulloh, first; Allie Reynolds, second; Brittni Kaylor, third;
32-41 years: Michael Brewer, first; Jessica Rickard, second; Shayla Blackshire, third;
42-51 years: Rodney Rickard, first; Heather Lloyd, second; Pam Fisher, third;
52-61 years: Guyla Walburn, first; Mark Groves and Lois Bosley, tie for second; Mike Egnor, third;
62 years and over: Linda Gilpin, first; John McKnight, second; and Danny Gillispie, third.
Prior to the run, Wahama students Mary Grace Roush and Destiny Sayre sang the “Star Spangled Banner,” while Isaiah Pauley prayed over the group before they began running or walking. A free pancake breakfast was held for participants and sponsors following the run in the New Haven Fire Station.
Sponsors included Mike and Holly Lieving, Angell Tax & Accounting, Dr. E.L. Trent, Anderson Funeral Home, James Alarm, Foglesong Funeral Home, American Legion Post 140, Town of New Haven, Farmers Bank, Ken Bass Insurance with John Greer as owner, Mitchell Harbrecht, Dr. Zach Bosley, Mark Groves, Dr. Jennifer Calafato,
Town of Mason, Custom Crafts by Trish & Vicki, Judge David and Harriett Nibert, Carson Farms, Delegate Scott Brewer, Fairview Bible Church, Sassafras Tire, Northbend Church, Tudor’s Biscuit World, AEP River Transportation, Bob’s Market and Greenhouses, Dr. Lois Bosley, Clark’s Jewelry, Pleasant Valley Hospital, and Dr. Wes and Amanda Lieving.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.