Neal V. Singles Memorial 5K run results 9.26

Written by David Green.

More than 250 people participated in the second annual Neal V. Singles Memorial run and walk Sunday morning, bringing more than $3,500 to the Neal V. Singles Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Organizers would like to have seen even more participants in this year’s run, but they were impressed with the quality of those participating.

“Even though we didn’t have as large a crowd of runners, the ones who came were awesome competitors,” said Jackie Schaffner. “Some Morenci students who never competed in a running event before posted very impressive times.”

Heather Whitehouse, who coordinated the event with Schaffner and Drew Stella, was delighted with the volunteer help.

“The entire event ran smoothly with the help of literally dozens of volunteers,” she said. “It was easier this year, since so many of our workers also helped last year.”

It was the second year of beautiful running weather, also, she noted.

One thing that gives the event a unique characteristic is the breakfast served to participants.

“We can’t thank the Church of the Nazarene enough for again putting on the entire pancake breakfast,” Whitehouse said.

The breakfast is made possible in part through the donation of Darin Townsend of Bob Evans who donated the sausage.

A runner from Perrysburg, Ohio, told Schaffner that the shirt designed by Stella was one of the best he’s seen in the many runs in which he’s participated. Positive comments were also heard about the medals.

Runners ranged in age from eight to 76 and traveled from as far away as Grand Marais in the Upper Peninsula to Hurricane, W. Va.

The fastest overall times were recorded by Sally Skeels, 28, of Adrian (19:05; sixth overall) and Sam Skeels, 29, of Adrian (16:15).

11 and under: KC Clegg, 26:31.71.
12-14: John Michael Martinez, 24:37.38; Colin Smith, 26:32.12.
15-18: Billy Neri, 16:27.88; Zach Phillips, 17:37.22; Brett Merillat, 19:31.98.
19-24: Chris Holt, 20:22.56; Ruskin Tansel, 22:10.77; Jamie DeVoe, 22:27.05.
25-29: Scott Walter, 22:53.88.
30-34: Matt Carpenter, 18:25.66; Corey Borck, 29:15.12.
35-59: Tom Romanowski, 17:06.01; Matt Rupp, 22:06.06; John Rorick, 23:28.89.
40-44: John Dominique, 20:02.12; Keith Stowell, 22:24.59; Tim Pinkelman, 22:46.72.
45-49: Bob Bridges, 19:35.17; Tim Speed, 23:43.25; Douglas Curry, 29:57.73.
50-54: Dave Eichler, 21:21.67; Terry Kotalik, 21:24.48; Jim Singles, 30:14.92.
55-59: Ron Carpenter, 19:51.54; Tom MacNaughton, 20:08.10; Rich Wilkins, 22:28.97.
60-69: Jerome Tomc, 25:25.87; Jim Driskill, 34:16.44; Doyce Rupp, 46:11.67.
70 and over: Bernie Marvin, 25:15.12; Everett Luoma, 29:36.28; Ed Torrance, 44:22.35.

11 and under: Carly Truckor, 27:17.28; Madison Gleckler, 27:18.50; Darian Double, 29:35.62.
12-14: Brooke Bovee, 28:06.25; Rachel Sodergren, 28:07.79; Mercedez McCaskey, 28:12.04.
15-18: Dominique Miller, 19:53.56; Melanie Brock, 22:20.73; Haley Neri, 22:53.88.
19-24: Kayse Onweller, 24:57.20; Sarah Hoadley, 28:23.19; Ali Ries, 28:40.43.
25-29: Kristie Jones, 22:45.59; Cassey Fournier, 24:56.58; Carrie Radel, 25:21.05.
30-34: Kassandra Dominique, 22:42.13; Trina Romanowski, 24:45.17; Amy Malek, 25:27.38.
35-39: Jodi McCaskey, 23:28.89; Peggie Haywood, 26:30.08; Erin Anderson, 26:52.04.
40-44: Karen Donahue, 22:29.56; Karen Ely, 52:03.34.
45-49: Karla Bowen, 25:51.02; Kym Ries, 30:24.05; Heidi Drake, 31:07.81.
50-54: Jo Essenmacher, 24:43.70; Kathie Brock, 34:49.47.
55-59: Linda Dusseau, 49:41.97; Shirley Vandesande.
60-69: Shirley Torrance, 28:05.02; Veronica Ottinger, 38:47.50; Theresa Marvin, 39:36.65.
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