5K raises over $17,000 for Shenango campus student scholarship fund

A group of men and women on the street dressed in running clothes

Jammie Clark, director of Student Affairs at Penn State Shenango, gathers runners and walkers of the Dr. Jane Williams 5K at the start line on Shenango Avenue in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania.

Credit: Greg Singer

The seventh annual Dr. Jane Williams 5K run and 1.5 mile walk had a total of 20 runners and 32 walkers cross the finish line on a warm, humid October morning. The first overall finishers in the 5K run were Chase Waldscmidt from New Castle, Pennsylvania, and Linda Enterline from Jamestown, Pennsylvania. The first overall finishers of the 1.5 mile walk were a mother and son team, Rachel and Vincent Singer from New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. A full list of the results can be found at http://www.smileymiles.com/2018/RES18%20JANE%20WILLIAMS%20MEMORIAL%205K%20AND%201.5%20MILE%20OA.htm.

The annual race, which sports a Penn State vs Ohio State theme to it, also gave special prizes to the "most spirited" participants. The 2018 winners were Carl Sizer of Sharon, Pennsylvania, for Penn State and Ray Watkins from Hubbard, Ohio, for Ohio State.

The campus appreciated all those who sponsored the event, including the following Premier Sponsors:

David and Donna Sandy
Donald “Fats” Williams
Mageros Candies
P.I. & I. Motor Express, Inc.
Hubbard Gridiron Club
O’Connor and Muldoon Families
Patty Lydic, Sandy MacDonald, and Barb MacDonald (all of whom are sisters)
Barbara Rosile
Michael J. Parish, DDS

This year’s event raised over $17,000 from sponsorships and participants. All proceeds will go to the Dr. Jane A. Williams Memorial Trustee Scholarship fund, which is awarded to students who attend Penn State Shenango.

For more information, contact the Student Affairs office at 724-983-2836.