JuneFest’s 5K winners announced

By Staff and Press Reports

The annual JuneFest 5k Run/Walk was held Saturday, June 9, with approximately 22 participants.

J.L McClure of Ackerman was the first to cross the finish line, followed by Timmy Farish in second place. Peyton Hunt of Ackerman was the first female to cross the finish line, coming in fourth place overall. Top winners were announced by age categories and given medallions.

For the teen division, Austin Blaine was the top male and Peyton Hunt the top female. Timmy Farish was the top male runner in the 20s division, with Julia Hassell the top female. J.L. McClure and Suzanne Crowley, both of Ackerman were the top runners in the 30s division. Tony Faulk of Eupora and Nita Foust of Ackerman were the top runners in the 40s division. In the 50s division, Willie Edmond represented the age division well, coming in third overall.

Traci Mongeon, MSU Extension 4-H agent and 5K organizer, is excited about the race. “It was great to see a variety of ages, and experience in the 5K. I am thrilled to have those that walk, and begin with this as their first 5K. Plus, it is great to meet new people, and have those from Ackerman who came back to do the 5K,” said Mongeon.

“A few little changes for next year will make the 5K our best yet!”

The JuneFest 5K Run/Walk proceeds go to 4-H and the Choctaw County Animal Shelter.