Moshannon Valley Community Education Foundation/Alumni Association Race Results

Moshannon Valley Community Education Foundation Board of Directors From (L-R): Caryn Southern (MVCEF Secretary), Doris Souder (MVCEF Vice-President), Rod Kitko (MVCEF Board Member holding the MVHS Alumni wall design), Joe Cervenak (MVCEF Board Member), Laura Mihalko (MVCEF Board Member), Debra Kruise (MVCEF President) Missing from Photo: Elsie Harchak (MVCEF Treasurer). (Photo provided by Laura Mihalko)

On April 28, the Moshannon Valley Community Education Foundation/Alumni Association sponsored a 5k Walk/Run.  The event was held on the Houtzdale Line Rails to Trails behind Kruise Funeral Home in Ramey and proceeded for half the 5k distance towards Houtzdale and then a return to the starting point to finish.  48 walkers and 30 runners participated in the event.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Men Under 20: Jonathan Sponsler, Clearfield, 19:24 * Overall winner
Men 20-29: Brandon Owens, Woodland, 25:56
Men 30-39: Aric Sponsler, Clearfield, 22:30
Men 40-49: Larry Cusick, Houtzdale, 23:16
Men 50-59: Jim Hawkins, Glen Hope, 26:17
Men 60 & over: no participants

Women Under 20: Devan Sponsler, Clearfield,  28:19
Women 20-29: Sara Hansel, Houtzdale, 30:11
Women 30-39: Bethany Bannon, Bedford, 24:02 * Overall female winner
Women 40-49: Luann Mann, Philipsburg, 28:25
Women 50-59: no participants
Women 60 & over: Patricia Ropchock, Osceola Mills, 43:40

Full race results can be found at

Special Recognition:

Moshannon Valley Faculty/Staff 5k Walkers: Allison Smeal, Beth Wilson, Missy Krause, Sheilah Kawa, Karen Perry, Tom Perry,  Sharon Matyasovsky, Tonya Flango, Kathy Brown, Jamie Wagner, Theresa Dombrosky, Kristi Hamilton, Suzanna Coakley

Moshannon Valley Faculty/Staff 5k Runners: Laura Mihalko (MVCEF board member and 5k co-chair), Lynn Williams, Roxy Miller, Brandon Owens

MVSD Board Members: Rod Kitko (runner and 5k co-chair), Stacey Warrick-Williams (walker), Rob Reed (walker), Ruth Saupp (advertising)

MVCEF Board Members: Debbie Kruise (MVCEF President), Doris Souder (MVCEF Vice President), Caryn Southern (MVCEF Secretary),  Elsie Harchak (MVCEF Treasurer), Joe Cervenak (MVCEF board member)

Elementary Students participated: Kendra Smith ~ 5k walk, Hailey Domanick ~ 5k walk, Summer Adams ~ 5k walk, Jacey Williams ~ 5k walk, Jordan Flango ~ 5k walk, Caleb Woodring, ~ 5k run

High school Students participated: Chantel Flango ~ 5k walk, Brittany Flango ~ 5k walk, Morgan Reader ~ 5k walk, Zoe Stiles ~ 5k walk, Kelley McCully ~ 5k run.

Special Thanks: Alicia Cervenak, Kate Bacher, Shelly Tudor, Sasha Frailey, Ted Charney, Larry and Mary Cusick, Dennis Kasubick, Mackenzie Kitko, Carly Kitko, and Kelsey Kitko, Alice Brady, Beth Jasper, Jim Mihalko, Doug Mihalko, Roy Burton, Kruise Funeral Home, Inc., Houtzdale Line Rails to Trails, Sara Hansel, Jim Hawkins

Sponsors: Sez Sew Stitching, Inc., CNB Bank, Christoff Mitchell Petroleum, Houtzdale Line Rails to Trails, Fullington Bus Co., Houtzdale Shop N’ Save Express, Miller, Kistler, & Campbell, Houtzdale/Ramey EMS, Levine Engineering, LLC, Musket Café, Saupp’s Excavating, RS Computer Services, Lasser’s Shoe Fly, J.J. Powell, Inc.

Funds raised are allocated to the construction of the Moshannon Valley Jr./Sr. High School Alumni wall which will be built in the front of the high school building.  The design of the wall was created by landscape architect Andrea Walstrom-Crossett, MV Class of ’98.  Bricks can be purchased for living or deceased alumni of the Moshannon Valley School Jr./Sr. High School.  The cost is $50.00 per brick.  Up to three lines can be engraved on the bricks with a maximum character limit of 16 in each row. They can be purchased by contacting Caryn Southern, 378-8715.  The MVCEF/Alumni Association will also have a booth at Houtzdale Days, July 26-28.  To make donations to the MVCEF, visit

Congratulations to all participants and THANK YOU for bringing our school and community together in the common goal of the betterment of both!

Next event: Knights Victory Race ~ Sept. 29, 2012

Rod Kitko and Laura Mihalko
MVCEF/Alumni Association 5k Walk/Run Co-chairpersons





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