Saturday, April 26, 2003 -- Jane Lew, WV
18th Annual General Lightburn 5K Run (CARS #2) (iPO Event Id#: 5530)
Story and photos by EJ Linger
The one mile run was up first with 22 people competing. The top three finishers set a fast pace. Burning up the road was Donald Navarini with a winning time of 5:04. Chasing Donald, in close second place, was Jason Legebere in a time of 5:09. Michael Petrella was not giving Jason any ease coming in third, just one second behind with a time of 5:10.
Some runners used the mile as a warm up for the 5K race. That is a tough double in one day.
After the mile came the main event, the General Lightburn 5k. Taking the lead and never looking back was Ron Weist with a winning time of 16:16. He won by nearly a minute over second place finisher Zac Newman who had a time of 17:14.
Coming in a close third was the local standout runner Murshid Latif with a time of 17:23. Watch out for Murshid this summer, he's just getting started after a long winter.
Special thanks go out to the Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Dept., the Jane Lew Police, the dozens of local volunteers, and race director Joe Turner. See you next year!