Winners of Fayette 5K listed 8.6

Written by David Green.

The Fayette Athletic Boosters raised some cash for athletic facilities Saturday in their first 5K 4 the Fields.

Neil Klinger of West Unity was the winning male runner with a time of 17:26. Erica Goeltzenleuchter was the winning female at 21:56.

In addition to the 5K runners, there were 22 people who walked the course and another 12 who ran the one-mile fun run.

The Boosters had assistance from the fire department, village workers and Boy Scouts in making the first year of the event go smoothly. Race sponsors also helped give the fund raiser a financial boost.

Running awards went to the following:

Female, under 15: Darah Kovar, 26:46 (20th overall);

Male, under 15: Skylar Sommers, 25:01 (14th) and Ian Schrock, 26:33 (19th);

Female, 15-19: Danni Wyse, 23:39 (10th), Hannah Schrock, 24:41 (12th), Amber Brackman, 25:52 (16th);

Male, 15-19: Zach Phillips, 17:44 (2nd), Darrell Randall, 18:10 (3rd), Hunter Colegrove, 19:58 (4th);

Female, 20-29: Shannon Keiser, 25:57 (17th), Carmen Ely, 29:46 (24th);

Female, 30-39: Carrie Radel, 26:02 (18th), Penny Chittenden, 27:20 (21st);

Male, 30-39: Mark French, 21:04 (6th), Kraig Keiser, 27:54 (22nd);

Male 40-49: Kent Buehrer, 21:10 (7th);

Male 50 and over: Richard Nyce, 23:44 (11th), Doyle Salsberry, 25:47 (15th), Curtis Fether, 29:52 (25th).

5K walkers were Kaela Seiler, Brian Fruchey, Lesley Fruchey, Julia Ruger, Chris Seiler, Norma Hershberger, Ann Mooney, Vicky Griggs, Russell Griggs, Mary Bird, Sue Armstrong, Lisa Stambaugh, Tara Conklin, Jackie McAdams, Marlene Graf, Sheila Killam, Rylee Ruger, Pam Seiler, Irene Fether, Dale Pfund, Rhys Ruger and Tricia Pfund.

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