Meadows, Lipps, Slocum and Richardson earn Campus Classic titles

April 22, 2012


Rain holds off — mostly — for inaugural 4K and 1K run/walk

Complete results and awards … Online photo gallery

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ROMNEY, W.Va., April 22, 2012 — Mike Meadows cruised to the overall 4-kilometer win and Hannah Lipps held off a hard-charging competitor down the stretch to win the female title in the inaugural Campus (1870) Classic 4K and 1K run/walk at West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in Romney.

Meadows, 54, of Martinsburg, crossed the finish line on the campus track in 16 minutes and 3.1 seconds, outdistancing runner-up Eli Lipps, 17, of Romney. Lipps was second in 16:56.8 while Travis Delaplain, 30, of Romney, placed third overall in 17:30.2.

Hannah Lipps, a Romney resident all of 11 years old, won a sprint to the finish to earn the women’s title in 17:51.4. Older sister Rachel Lipps, 15, took second in 19:11.2. Donna Brown, 53, of Romney, earned the women’s masters title in 27:26.7.

Special awards were presented to Joshua Liller, 33, of Romney, who placed fifth overall in 17:52 and was the first deaf finisher in the longer distance, which equated to approximately 2.5 miles; and Daniel Cannon, 19, of Romney, who placed 11th overall in 21:53.7 and was the first blind finisher to cross the 4K finish line.

In the 1K race — a little more than half a mile — 9-year-old Maggie Slocum, of Augusta, beat not only the field to the finish line but the timer, too. Parker Richardson, 8, placed second overall.

For complete results and race-day photos, visit A special thanks to Bob H., Kathy K., Dan O., Kathy S., Lindsay B. and Deanna W., for serving as race-day volunteers. Also, a huge “thank you” for Hampshire Review Sports Editor Jim King for covering the event. See the April 25 edition of the Hampshire Review for full coverage.



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