DALLAS TWP. — The Dallas Cross Country team named Jason Culp as this year’s recipient of the Corey Ehret Award for Most Courageous Runner.
The award is given in honor of Corey Ehret, a former member of the cross country team who lost his three-year battle with cancer in July 2012, one month after his graduation. Ehret was the first recipient of the award in 2010 when he came back from 46 weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments to compete with his team in his junior year.
This past cross country season, Dallas junior Culp helped lead his team to an undefeated regular season record when he was diagnosed with an ostoid osteoma in his shin. With the most important meets coming up, the benign tumor gave Culp discomfort but he was able to complete the season and lead his team to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AA Team State Championship in November. He has since had the tumor removed and is recovering well and resuming training.
Information provided by Amy Rome.