Northmont NJROTC holds 1st Anchors Aweigh 5K
and Obstacle Course
Northmont Senior High School’s Navy Junior ROTC unit held their first Anchors Aweigh 5K and Obstacle Course on Saturday, 4 October, at Englewood’s Centennial Park. Fifty runners participated. Slightly more than half of the participants also completed the obstacle course of 25 sit-ups, 10 push-ups and an inflatable Boot Camp Challenge that was stationed midway through the race.
Winners in the various categories are as follows: first place 5K overall (male) – Rich Morvatz; first place 5K overall (female) – Gabby Morvatz; first place 5K and obstacle course overall (male) – Michael Riley; first place 5K and obstacle course overall (female) – Taylor Manson.
In the age group categories, winners of the 5K are: 19 and under (male) – Nathan Francis; 30 – 39 (male) – Rich Morvatz; 40 – 49 (male) – Ryan Runyon; 50 – 59 (male) – Bruce Preiss; 19 and under (female) – Gabby Morvatz; 30 – 39 (female) – Michelle Morvatz; 40 – 49 (female) – Kim Whitesell; 50 – 59 (female) – Diane Manson.
Winners of the 5K and obstacle division are: 19 and under (male) – Dustin Kallmeyer; 20 – 29 (male) – Raymar Glover; 30 – 39 (male) – Michael Riley; 40 – 49 (male) – Charlie McCormick; 19 and under (female) – Taylor Manson; 30 – 39 (female) – Lisa McCormick.
The Naval Science 3 (NS3) Alpha team of cadets Kameron Brown, Dustin Kallmeyer, Anthony Riley and Alex Sharp completed the 5K and obstacles in the shortest length of time among the six Naval Science teams. They received a trophy and bragging rights until next year’s event.
The NJROTC unit and Boosters appreciate the support of the businesses that were sponsors of this first 5K and obstacle course for the unit: City of Englewood; Dr. Sanjeevan of North Dayton Family Dental; Drs. Susan and Terry Allemang of Tipp City; EZ Cleaners; Gallery Home Furnishings; Home Town Construction; Horenstein, Nicholson and Blumenthal, LPA; Kleptz YMCA; Republic EDM Services, Inc.; The Clayton Police Association; The Trailer Doctors; and VFW, Chapter 7741. Other businesses that donated services or supplies for the event were Krogers, Hamler Gingrich Insurance Agency in West Milton, D’Agostinos-the Disc Jockey Company, P&R Communications and United Dairy Farmers.
The second Anchors Aweigh 5K will take place in the fall of 2015.
The Ohio State University NROTC cadets mentor Northmont NJROTC cadets
Cadets from The Ohio State University Navy ROTC mentored twenty-two Northmont NJROTC cadets in cleaning Ohio Stadium on Sunday morning, September 7. Shown on the "O" in the middle of the football field are (standing from left) Abbey Parmenter, Josh McCormick, Melissa Adams and (seated from left) Taylor Manson, Autumn Vallie, John Garrison, Maddie McFadden, Joe Taylor, Kameron Brown, Denissa Sly, Chris Riesenberg, Noah Waters, Jacob Marshall, Taylor Evans, Mellissa Barrett, Emily Lambert, Desiree Wright, JT Stoiber, Mariah Baker, De'Shawn McClean and Gracie Fink. Also participating but not shown in the photo was Kiani Hayes.