Saturday, October 16, 2004 -- Wheeling, WV
Auggie's 5K Run & Walk (iPO Event Id#: 6411)
Story and photos by Jason Black
Many familiar faces could be seen about the starting line. Among them was local runner, Ed Tullius of Moundsville, West Virginia. Ed has been listed in the top 5 finishers of many Wheeling 5K's over the years, and today was no different. Tullius took home first place honors with a time of 16:51. Dennis Delbert (17:41) of Ohio, and Paul Conaway (18:21) from Elizabeth, WV, rounded out the overall top spots.
Wheeling, WV's best known walker Terry Whitecotton was the first to cross the line in the 5K walk. Whitcotton's time was 32:24. The top female walker also from Wheeling, Carolyn Hancock, finished 10th overall.
At post-race time folks celebrated with conversation, pizza, and soft drinks. Many prizes were awarded in the gym and a great time was had by all. Once again the Auggie's crew put on a fabulous race. Come wind, rain, or snow, this is one race that's sure to be fun no matter what. We'll see you next year.