Rashee Davis, Hannah Hochrein headline 10K field
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Oct. 20, 2012 — Rashee Davis was the best at making the best of a bad situation.
Davis, 18, of Temple Hills, Md., led all finishers in the inaugural Silent No More 10K (6.2-mile) run along the Caperton Trail in Morgantown to the finish line. Davis and many others, however, missed the turnaround point at the 3.1-mile mark of the out-and-back course due to multiple reasons. Some went as many as seven miles. A few logged even more miles before finally crossing the finish line.
Regardless of the distance, the effort to support Samantha’s Sanctuary, a new West Virginia nonprofit aimed at empowering women and children — with a goal of eradicating domestic violence and child sexual abuse — went off almost with a hitch.
Davis, a freshman on the Garrett (Md.) College cross country team, used his squad’s weekend before regional competition to post a time of 49 minutes and 52.5 seconds on a roughly 7-mile course. Just behind him was female winner Hannah Hochrein, 24, of Morgantown, Hochrein crossed the line in 50:07.7.
Women ruled both the 10K and 2-mile events. Four of the top five 10K finishers were women — Hochrein, followed by: Angie Sincell, 30, of Oakland, in 51:42.4; Jennifer Ford, 32, of Shelton, Wash., in 52:02.8, and Tammy Turner, 39, of Morgantown, in 56:00.6.
Ray Hunt, 50, of LaVale, Md., captured the men’s masters title in 56:01.9 while Gosia Jaczynska, 42, of Morgantown, earned the women’s masters crown in 59:54.1.
In the 2-mile walk, Laura Fiscus, 58, of Grafton, placed first overall in 31:58.1 while Jon Radabaugh, 49, of Masontown, W.Va., was third overall and top male (33:17.9).
Paula Carasquillo, 40, of Gaithersburg, Md., took home the women’s masters title in 39:59.6.
Overall and division winners were awarded copies of Sisters of Silence, a personal memoir written by Morgantown author Daleen Berry. Berry heads Samantha Sanctuary, which will use proceeds from the race to help purchase Kindle e-readers that will be preloaded with books designed to fulfill the nonprofit’s mission to educate and empower abused women who will receive the Kindles.
Special thanks to volunteers Chase and Kim (from Advantage Health & Wellness), Butch, Henry and Jennifer for manning aid stations and assisting with finish line duties. Your efforts are much appreciated!