Highway to Hell-O run proves successful

Relay runners leave the starting line at St. Edward.
With the wind at their backs most of the way in the Highway to Hell-O Half Marathon last Sunday, runners made good time in the 13.1 mile run from St. Edward to Albion.
The 11 half marathon runners started at 7:30 a.m. and most had finished by 11 a.m.
Well in the lead was first place runner Brian Labenz of Clarkson, who posted a time of one hour and 23 minutes. He used this run as a tune-up for the upcoming Lincoln Half Marathon.
Finishing second and third, respectively, were Craig Bygland and Josh Pedro, both coming in around the one hour and 40 minute mark. No official times were kept.
There were 16 four-member teams in the relay portion of the run, starting at 8:30 a.m. Top relay finisher, with a time of 1:24.33, was the team of Tyler Iverson, Albion, and Darrin Liss, Don Seilor and Matt Seilor of Columbus.
The run was a benefit for Ashley Pedro of Albion, who is undergoing cancer treatment. It was planned and organized by Amanda Redler and Marcus Donner.
Amanda Redler, left, and Ashley Pedro.