Sean Lewis wins second MIB run recently

Participants in the MIB Challenge make their way around the course on Saturday, Aug. 3. The event, sponsored by Huntington North High School’s Men In Black runners, was held at Huntington University’s cross country course. Photo by André B. Laird.

Sean Lewis, of Huntington, won his second Men in Black running event in the last few weeks as the former Huntington North runner captured the MIB Challenge 5K on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Huntington University cross country course.

Lewis, 20, edged his younger brother Cordell by eight seconds clocking in at 16:34.6 to the younger Lewis' time of 16:42.

Former HNHS girls' running star Lauren Davenport Johnson was the first woman to cross the finish line, placing seventh overall in 18:02.1, just edging out her husband, also a former HNHS star, Nick Johnson, who crossed in 18:02.3 for eighth place.

Charles Mettler, of Huntington, placed third in 17:07.4 and Matt Ditzler, also of Huntington, was fourth in 17:13.5. Austen Davenport, of Columbia City, was the first non-local to cross the finish line, doing so in 17:26.3.

Brad Prather, of Roanoke. held up his end for the over 30 crowd as the 42-year-old placed sixth in 18:00.4.

Luke Doughty, of Huntington, and Scott Windler, of Lafayette rounded out the top 10. Doughty was ninth in 18:22.2 and Windler was 10th in 18:26.5.