Positive Addiction Run brings out hundreds


Run culminates Positive Addiction Week

By Sam Shriver - sshriver@limanews.com



Runners get set for the Positive Addiction Run/Walk on Friday.

Runners get set for the Positive Addiction Run/Walk on Friday.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Runners are cheered on at the Positive Addiction Run/Walk on Friday.

Runners are cheered on at the Positive Addiction Run/Walk on Friday.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Bob Seggerson delivers his keynote address on Positive Addiction Friday in the in the St. Charles Gym.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

LIMA — Positive Addiction Week culminated in a 5K race which included more than 700 runners.

“This week we’ve had 16 workshops where they learn the things they need to make the right choices. We did golf. We did tennis. We did jiu-jitsu. We had CrossFit. We had Zumba. We had dance,” said Patricia Willoughby, physical education teacher at St. Charles Catholic School.

Prior to the race, students in Lima’s Catholic elementary schools heard from Bob Seggerson, the former long-time coach of LCC’s basketball team.

Seggerson had three points to his speech.

“Number one, take the time to thank people who have touched your lives. Take the time to think about a positive influence in your life and don’t wait, tell them.

Secondly, take the time to work on the gift of resiliency. If you had a tough break, if you’ve been beaten down, if you’ve had a failure in your life, get up. Start all over again. Be made stronger by the blow that cuts you down by getting back up.

Lastly, be yourself. Don’t be somebody else. Keep looking for yourself. You’ll find yourself but don’t copy somebody else. Be an authentic version of who you are,” said Seggerson.

Also prior to the race, Debby and Barry Muskus, the mother and father of Jeff Muskus from the class of 1993, recounted how their son looked forward to running in the event every year.

“The Positive Addiction Race was one of Jeff’s favorite days of the year. Anyone who knew Jeff knew that he had a way to get involved wherever the action and excitement was. He always said ‘Running is easy. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other’,” said Barry Muskus.

“It was when Jeff was in high school, that he developed a blood disorder which made him very weak. It was a difficult time for him,” Muskus said. He died one month prior to the next race.

A few years back the Class of 1993 planted a tree, but it died recently. The members of the class raised enough money for two trees to be planted in his honor and also donated $300 to Lima Central Catholic High School.

Muskus’ parents were also given an honorary diploma that their son would have earned.

Three students were given Jeff Muskus Awards. They included Conner Lucas from St. Gerard School, Emma Frueh from St. Rose, and Kelly Koenig from St. Charles.

Here is the rundown of the top finishers with their times.

From St. Gerard:

6th Grade Boys:

1. Billy Bourk (22.46)

2. Alex Arellano (27.14)

3. Riley Sypherd (27.40)

6th Grade Girls:

1. Anna Shultz (36.13)

2. Dulce Arellano (39.oo)

3. Ve’Shey Spears (44.53)

7th Grade Boys:

1. Gabe Cira (27.20)

2. Corbyn Jones (29.30)

3. Matt Cira (32.20)

7th Grade Girls:

1. Raniya Simpson (40.53)

2. Amelia Carter (55.00)

3. Mady Chambers (56.30)

8th Grade Boys:

1. Conner Lucas (21.04)

2. Brayden Truex (28.00)

3. Drew Hubbard (51.04)

8th Grade Girls:

1. Karlee Helming (51.53)

2. Kaseyana Glenn (52.20)

From St. Rose:

6th Grade Boys:

1. DeMarr Foster (25.26)

2. Patrick Burg (35.09)

3. Devon Perry (35.23)

6th Grade Girls:

1. Mary Ann Blakeman (45.35)

2. Vanessa Mena (46.20)

3. Jacelynn Little (51.50)

7th Grade Boys:

1. Isaiah Judkins (26.30)

2. Deontrey Poland (28.59)

3. Alex Bennett (32.45)

7th Grade Girls:

1. Aleah Vorise (35.36)

2. Mallory Osenbaugh (38.49)

3. Kylee Mangini-Miller (41.00)

8th Grade Boys:

1. Bryan Hines (22.22)

2. Noah Sites (26.10)

3. Jamarion Robinson (32.05)

8th Grade Girls:

1. Emma Frueh (30.09)

2. Kristina Zupan (32.35)

3. Darla’jia Wilson (36.30)

From St. Charles: (no times submitted due to timing error)

6th Grade Boys:

1. Matt Shulaw

2. Parker Judy

3. Jake Nieman

6th Grade Girls:

1. Emily Morrisey

2. Carsyn Dafler

3. Marina Fuduric

7th Grade Boys:

1. Sal Guagenti

2. Payne Cutlip

3. Alex Honigford

7th Grade Girls:

1. Kaylynn Strause

2. Katie Cox

3. Olivia Stolly

8th Grade Boys:

1. Grant Honigford

2. Quintel Peoples

3. Brayden Tarr

8th Grade Girls:

1. Carrie Heider

2. Annika Wilker

3. Allison Young

Runners get set for the Positive Addiction Run/Walk on Friday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/05/web1_Positive-Addiction-RP-010.jpgRunners get set for the Positive Addiction Run/Walk on Friday. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Runners are cheered on at the Positive Addiction Run/Walk on Friday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/05/web1_Positive-Addiction-RP-020.jpgRunners are cheered on at the Positive Addiction Run/Walk on Friday. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Bob Seggerson delivers his keynote address on Positive Addiction Friday in the in the St. Charles Gym.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/05/web1_Positive-Addiction-RP-001.jpgBob Seggerson delivers his keynote address on Positive Addiction Friday in the in the St. Charles Gym. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Run culminates Positive Addiction Week

By Sam Shriver

sshriver@limanews.com

Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.

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