By Erin Pradia; pictures by Ardee Coolidge and Rebekah Moughon
Patrick Henry College
5k race participants gather in front of Founder's Hall
“The Alumni Association desires one day to become one of the biggest donors to PHC,” said PHC Alumna Sarah Pride, citing the vision of Association president Mike Hengemuhle. “This 5k and other efforts to raise money are one small step in that direction.”
Alumnus Tim Doozan and the youngest 5k participant -- his son, Aydan
John Vinci, Chair of the Technology Committee for the Alumni Association, said the 5k was a chance for current students to meet alumni. The alumni worked directly with current students in the planning and execution of this year’s 5k.
“[The event] would not have been the success it was without the vision and ground work of [senior] Jensen Near and [junior] Michelle Wright,” Vinci said.
Near and Wright encouraged students to participate in the even and connected them with faculty and staff donors, who contributed financially on their behalf.
First place 5k finisher, freshman Michael Brooks
“In the near future,” Vinci said, “we hope to assist the College by hosting events geared toward career training—how to interview for a job, write a resume, network, etc.”
Top finishing times:
#1 Michael Brooks – 18:35
#2 Joe Pisacreta – 19:15
#3 Martyn Evans – 19:59
#1 Tricia Rohde – 24:27
#2 Olivia Linde – 25:19
#3 Rachel Blum – 25:36
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