The inaugural Steph‚??s 5K, a run and walk organized to raise money for a scholarship for a Wyoming Area athlete and cancer research was wildly successful.
‚??We exceeded our goal,‚?Ě said Stephen Godri the brother of Stephanie Godri-Johnston, for whom the race was named. Stephanie died on colon cancer at age 32 last year. She was a Wyoming Area track and cross country athlete. ‚??We are happy to announce that the scholarship will be $3,000 instead of the original plan of $2,000.
The overall female winner was Renee Valenti a Pittsburgh resident and a West Wyoming native and Wyoming Area alumnus. Her time was 22:48.
Brenden Ehret of Dallas was the male overall winner in 17:50.