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Thursday, July 2, 1998 -- Wellsburg
Wendy's Wellsburg 5K Run/Walk

The racers hit the streets of Wellsburg
[Results] [More Pictures]

Talk about flat, the 5k course in Wellsburg, WV, was that and more. In addition to being certified, the 5k race course had, at maximum, a 10 foot change in elevation over the whole course which made for some speedy times (PR for the author). The weather for the race was fair for a Thursday evening in early July with temperatures hanging around 80 degrees and moderate humidity.

If you raced, you know you were a winner!
The course started one block from the town square and followed a pretty straightforward loop finishing right in front of the town square. The race started on-time with the walkers starting shortly after the runners. Youth prevailed in the battle for first in the running race as Ed Tullius (24) won with a time of 16:11. The second finisher was Richard Hall (55) in a nice time of 16:46, followed by Eric O'Brien (26) at 17:02, Marc Seamon (27) at 17:28, and Mitch Rodello (33) at 17:40. In addition the overall winners, trophies were handed out to the first two places in each age category for both male and female as well as a trophy for the first place Special Olympian. The first place walker was the Terry Whitecotton.

Participants were treated to music by the band Rising Fast and refreshments after the race. Proceeds of the race went to the Brooke High School Cross Country Team.

Ed Tullius looks ready for more after winning in Wellsburg
A special first place trophy for Ronnie Miller
Richard Hall sprints for a second place finish