BRADFORD – More than 100 people ran in or donated money to the Chad Nolan Memorial 5K on Saturday in Bradford, making it the largest in the event’s five-year history.
The Chad Nolan Memorial 5K raises scholarship funds for Bradford student-athletes while remembering Chad Nolan, who died on Sept. 16, 1985, following complications from an injury suffered during a football game.
“It continues to grow each year,” former Bradford football coach Curtis Enis said. “To be a part of it, I’m very blessed to be a part of it.”
While Enis is no longer the Railroaders’ coach, he said he wanted to continue to help support student-athletes in his community and remember the live of Nolan.
“It really, really shows the pride in our community,” Enis said, adding, “We always want to remember all our students.”
The race included 82 runners and walkers ranging from 6 years old to 74 years old.
Johnny Fike was the overall race winner with a time of 19:59.6, Tyler Gunter finished third, and Jarrad Crist finished third.
Megan Wood won the girls 10 and younger division with a time of 32:32.9, Caidy Daugherty finished second, and Cloe Miller finished third.
Karmen Knepp won the girls 11 to 14 division in a time of 24:31.7, and Sarah Hess finished second.
Kirsten Harmon won the girls 15 to 19 division with a time of 25:56.7, Kenzie Weldy finished second, and Gabby Fair finished third.
Katelyn Diehl won the women’s 20 to 29 division in 26:44.1, Madison Burchfield finished second, and Courtney Layman finished third.
Aleista Sanders won the women’s 30 to 39 division in a time of 28:38.2, Christina Wood finished second, and Kay Ann Wilson finished third.
Stacie Layman won the women’s 40 to 49 division with a time of 38:29.7, Kim Rindler finished second, and Jenny Moore finished third.
Tammi Abney won the women’s 50 to 59 division in a time of 45:35.9, Susie Ross finished second, and Nancy Wood finished third.
Janice Yohey won the women’s 60 to 69 division in 45:53.9, and Dottie Huggins finished second.
Joyce Nolan, Chad Nolan’s mother, won the women’s 70 and older division with a time of 59:27.1
Brayden Daugherty won the boys 10 and younger division in 32:33.4, and Beck Wilson finished second.
Colton Daugherty won the boys 11 to 14 division with a time of 24:14.8, Jackson Moore finished second, and Larkin Painter finished third.
Johnny Fike won the boys 15 to 19 division in a time of 19:59.6, Tyler Gunter finished second, and Jarrad Crist finished third.
Eric Aselage won the men’s 20 to 29 division in a time of 56:20.7, Brandon Aselage finished second, and Brady Reck finished third.
Dereck Skinner won the men’s 30 to 39 division with a time of 25:22.0, Chris Daugherty finished second, and Bob Daugherty finished third.
Tim Huggins won the men’s 40 to 49 division in a time of 23:08.4, Michael Moore finished second, and Kevin Rindler finished third.
Kyle Van Culin won the men’s 50 to 59 division in 57:51.1.
For complete results from the 5K, visit www.atomicracetimingonline.com.
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