Annual 5k hosted by Austintown Lions

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Neighbors | Submitted.The Kid's Run kicked off the Austintown Lions 5-K run this year. This year's Kid's Run winner was Alexis Johnson of Canfield (left). She is pictured with her father, Chris.


Neighbors | Submitted.The winners of the women's event at the 22nd annual Austintown Lions 5-K were, from left, Geniene Hankey (first, Youngstown), Josellen Hrusoksky (second, Austintown) and Susan Sarachene (third, Austintown). The event took place on May 13.


Neighbors | Submitted.The Men's Master's winners of the 22nd annual Austintown Lions 5-K on May 13 were, from left, Everett Briggs (first, Youngstown), Tim Hertel (second, Akron) and Heath Morgan (third, Alliance).


Neighbors | Submitted.The Austintown Lions 5-K run took place for the 22nd year on May 13. Pictured are the overall winners, from left, Jonathon Bolha (first, Austintown), Anthony Costa (second, Niles) and Tom Grantonic (third, Boardman).


Neighbors | Submitted.Several local women competed in the Women's Master's event at the Austintown Lions 22nd annual 5-K run on May 13. This year's winners of that event were, from left, Miriam Ortiz (frist, New Castle), Joann Olson (second, Boardman) and Tracye Hurtel (third, Akron).

The weather was great on May 13 at Austintown Township Park as the Austintown Lions Club hosted its 22nd annual 5K run, with Lion Larry Jensen serving as race chairman for all the 22 years.

It all started off with a Kid’s Run, with 9-year old Alexis Johnson of Canfield as the winner. The 5-K followed with some 51 runners.

The overall winner was Jonathon Bolha (Scooby Dooby) from Austintown with a time of 17:09. Anthony Costa of Niles finished in second place with a time of 17:27. Finishing third was Tom Grantonic of Boardman with a time of 18:24.

For the women, Geniene Hankey of Youngstown came in first with a time of 23:10. Josellen Hrusoksky from Austintown finished in second place with a time of 24:50. Susan Sarachene of Austintown finished in third place with a time of 26:34.

In the Masters category, age 40 and older, Everett Briggs from Youngstown came in first with a time of 19:08. Finishing second was Tim Hertel from Akron with a time of 20:39. Finishing third was Heath Morgan from Alliance with a time of 21:30.

For the Women’s Masters, Miriam Ortiz of New Castle came in first with a time of 29:09. In second place was Joann Olson from Boardman with a time of 30:14. Finishing third was Tracye Hurtel of Akron with a time of 35:05.

The oldest runner for the Masters was Tom Frederick, 82, of Austintown.

There were also many door prizes awarded. The finish line was provided by the Youngstown Road Runners Club.

The Austintown Lions thanks all who were sponsors and those who participated, making this a very successful run.

Anyone interested in becoming a Lion should contact Bob Whited at 330-792-7907.

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