8th Annual Catoctin Pregnancy Center Run for Life in Memory of Father Darin Didier
On Saturday September 17, a total of 129 individual participated in the 8th Annual Catoctin Pregnancy Center Run for Life in Memory of Father Darin Didier. The event which featured a 5k run and a 1 mile run/walk is held each year in honor of Mount graduate Father Darin Didier (S’ 05), an avid runner who passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on September 6, 2005, just three months after his ordination to the priesthood. All of the funds raised from the event will be donated to the local Catoctin Pregnancy Center in Emmitsburg, including the more than $1,000 that seminary rector Monsignor Steven P. Rohlfs graciously donated on behalf of the participating seminarians. There was a total of 91 runners in the 5k race and 38 runners and walkers in the 1 mile race. First year seminarian David Semivule (S’ 16, Peoria) placed first in the 5k with a time of 18:27. Eleven of the top thirteen finishers in the 5k were seminarians with Mark Ruhl (S’ 14, Lincoln) and Lee Brokaw (S’ 17, Peoria) finishing second and third respectively. In the one mile race, new seminarian, Jay Horning (S’ 18, Fort Wayne-South Bend) finished first with the impressive sub-six minute time of 5:43.