STVM Well Represented in the 17th Annual Akron Marathon

Sep 30, 2019

Over the weekend, the 17th Annual Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, and Team Relay welcomed over 10,000 runners to our city. In honor of one of Akron's largest annual events, we would like to recognize our staff, students and some notable alumni who played a role in this big day.

Faculty/Staff Runners
Eleven STVM staff members ran the Blue Line! Congratulations to them for the time and dedication in order to prepare for this race.

  • Colleen Bisesi (Relay)
  • Anthony Boarman (Half)
  • Emily Boarman (Relay)
  • Meghan Dannemiller (Half)
  • Christa Hovey (Relay)
  • Kathryn Milligan (Relay)
  • Pat O'Brien (Half - 10th place overall)
  • Nicole Paolucci (Relay)
  • Becky Petrilli (Half)
  • Joanna Price (Relay)
  • Marian Shoemaker (Full)

The STVM Band once again motivated runners at mile 12 of the course with their inspiring melodies. Thank you to Band Director Mr. Brian Campbell and the students who sacrificed their Saturday morning at the end of a busy Rivalry Week!

Notable Alumni Finishers
Congratulations to these STVM alums for their amazing results in the Akron Marathon!

  • Christie Sullivan VM03; Tiffany Sullivan Seeling VM02; and Kelly Langenbeck Valco VM01 (3/5 of Team SSSB) - 1st Overall, Women's Team Relay
  • Dylan Garritano VM11 - 3rd Overall, Men's Full Marathon
  • Pat O'Brien VM12 - 10th Overall, Men's Half Marathon

Super Fans & Akron Marathon Volunteers
Over 100,000 people came out to cheer on the Akron Marathon participants as well as aid them at various stations. Many of those people were our own students, staff and alumni. A special shoutout goes out to all of the people who gave each runner the extra motivation and assistance they needed to keep going!