Submitted by Kent State Univer... on May 30, 2013 - 2:44pm
Nearly 100 racers participated in the first â€œRace into Finalsâ€ 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on May 5, 2013. The purpose of the race was to raise money for the College of Nursing student emergency fund, which assists nursing students during times of unexpected dire financial needs.
â€œWe have all of our expenses covered via sponsorship and will indeed contribute to the fund this year,â€ said Timothy Meyers, Race into Finals organizer. â€œIt feels great to be able to help students in their time of need.â€
â€œRace into Finalsâ€ was named to coincide with the weekend before final exams at the college. Seven local and national businesses sponsored the event, including Life Uniform and post-race sponsor Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar.
â€œOur goal is to double the number of racers next year and look forward to your continued support as the event grows,â€ said Meyers.
Winners of "Race into Finals" 2013
Samantha Warner, Female OVERALL Winner
Ashlee Schirripa â€“ Female Winner 19-Under
Erika Mann â€“ Female Winner 20-29
Rachelle Schneiter, Female Winner 30-39
Janice Swan, Female Winner 49-50
Sharon John, Female Winner 50-59
Nathan Rodriguez, Male OVERALL Winner
Alex Schirripa, Male 19-Under Winner
Devin John, Male 20-29 Winner
Paul Basel, Male 30-39 Winner
Todd Smith, Male 40-49 Winner.