The Winners of the National Foundation for Transplants Lights for Life Neon 5K

April 8, 2017

By Cindy Wolff, Social Media Volunteer

Carson Manseau won the National Foundation for Transplants Lights for Life Neon 5K. His friends, Cy Leffingwell (left) and Brett Raley (right) finished second and third, respectively. 

Carson Manseau, an 18-year-old senior at Collierville High School, was the winner of the National Foundation for Transplants Lights for Life Neon 5K. He finished the race in 20:48. Two of his best friends followed; Cy Leffingwell, who finished second with a time of 21:26 and Brett Raley, who finished third with a time of 21:59.

The three share more than the love of running; they share the heartbreak of losing one of their best friends, Grant Roberson, who died in a car accident on Oct. 17, 2015.

What brought the trio and more than 50 other people to race as a team, was that Roberson was an organ donor. It was the first thing he looked for when he got his driver's license, said his mother, Anna Lopez.

The team stood out in the stretch of nearly 250 runners, each wearing a gray T-shirts with a "G" inside a Superman diamond-shaped logo. On the back of the shirt were the letters #HT4G that stands for "Hot Toddy for Grant." Lopez said. "He loved Ole Miss." 

For a complete list of race results, visit http://racesonline.com/events/nft-lights-for-life-neon-5k/results/2017/dashboard