UW-OSHKOSH TITAN 5K
The 5th Annual Titan 5k on August 5, 2017, in Menominee Park in Oshkosh was a tremendous success. The event had over 100 registrants, 94 finishers, and over 150 people in attendance.
The event raised $1200 for 4SouthSudan, the charity we support this year, which works to provide health, safety and educational opportunities for people living in South Sudan, a new country as of 2011 that is still plagued by Civil War. Most participants went home with a tshirt, a door prize, and free giveaways.
The day also featured a KIDDY QUARTER, a FREE quarter mile Kid's Race for children 10 years of age and under--all participants won sunglasses, a sticker, a coupon to Swimtastic, and a popsicle. The Titan 5K race was won by former UW Oshkosh standout Sean Kutz, a three time NCAA All-American during his career as a Titan, in cross country, the Indoor 5000m, and the Outdoor 5000m. His time of 15:34 was good enough to win by 19 seconds. Local prep State Champion Wesley Schiek (Valley Christian School) took second in 15:53, and current Titan Joe Zack finished third overall. Current Titan Tyler Miletti and former Titans Mike Foust, Derek Johnsrud, Mike Wehrley, Geoff Gundlach, and Ryne Scopp all finished in the top ten overall.
The female champion was former UW Oshkosh star Erica Munyan, who won with a time of 18:53, easily outpacing her nearest competitor by almost two minutes. Munyan was a two time NCAA qualifier in cross country and a NCAA Qualifier in the Steeplechase. Former Titan Brenna Ellington finished second for women, while Madison Hughes finished third. Former Titans Sonny Jenkins, Isabella Tremonti, and Brit Haas all finished in the top ten, along with former Loyola University standout and USA 800m qualifier, Colleen Wehrly.
Please peruse our website to find full results and pictures from the race.
The UW Oshkosh Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams would like to thank the participants, the community, and the sponsors for helping to raise money and awareness for a great cause and for allowing us to serve our community in a positive way.
The 5th Annual Titan 5k will take place at Menomine Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, along the dazzling lakefront of Lake Winnebago, on Saturday, August 5th, 2017. This year's event will raise proceeds to support 4 South Sudan and the Lopez Lomog Foundation. These organizations work to provide water, health care, education, and other services to people living in a war torn country. This cause is near and dear to us at UW Oshkosh as one of our former athletes grew up in what is now South Sudan. In the past we have raised money and awareness to support victims of human trafficking and slavery as well as people who live with Down Syndrome. We continue to highlight those causes moving forward.
We hope you can join our UW Oshkosh Cross Country student athletes in supporting our cause during a morning of fun. We offer a 5k race, which you can register for here. We offer a Kiddy Quarter (400m race for children ages 10 and under) for free, and we have free door prizes and treats after the race. We hope to see you in August!