All for a great cause

Finishing in a virtual tie for first place in the female division were, from left, siblings and West Branch High School graduates Emily Bailey and Becca Clark. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
Honoring the memory of his grandson was 85-year-old Paul Ray Smith. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
Taking a stroll were family members Lisa Sheets, Keith Callahan, 11-year-old Olivia Callahan and, riding along in a stroller, 17-month-old Tyler Callahan of Homeworth. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
Runners and walkers of all ages participated. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
Willy and Lisa Graham of Beloit took little Easton along for a ride in a stroller. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
Lindsey Rice of Homeworth was one of the top finishing females. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
Shown are some of the many competitors. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
Smiles aplenty from those helping to honor the memory of Ryan Johnson and raise scholarship money in his name. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)

Competitors take off during the Ryan N. Johnson Memorial 5K Run/Walk held Saturday at West Branch High School. The annual event attracted a field of nearly 100 competitors of all ages. Honored is the memory of the West Branch student-athlete who passed away in April, 2008. Money raised goes toward a scholarship. Complete results are at www.secondsoleohio.com. Awards were presented for first-through-third male and female age group winners. Among those participating were, from left, Joey Sprague (2987), Ethan Overly (2975), Kyle Hoopes (2443), all West Branch students; first-place overall finisher with a time of 19:00 Giovanni Citriglia (2439), a Heartland Christian High School student; second-place overall Andre Harrison (2441) from Ashland; and, placing third overall Bob Floor (2032) from Minerva. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)


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