Top runners named in Donahue 5K in Lyons 7.27

Written by David Green.

Participation remained strong in the third annual Dennis Donahue Memorial “Trot for a Trot” run/walk Sunday in Lyons.

Total registrations came in at 520, said organizer Karen Donahue, and more than 400 people showed up to participate.

The top three male runners were Zach Phillips of Morenci (17:32), Curtis Farnsel (18:17) and Pete Betanzos (19:54).

The top female runners were Janell Toth (21:39), Sarah Mallow (22:00) and Heidi Keller (22:30).

Donahue was pleased that participation stayed on par with last year’s event. Registrations and donations put the profits for the event at about $18,000. Proceeds are used to pay for the Evergreen school running track that was dedicated a year ago.

Participants in the 5-K run ranged in age from the five-year-old Peyton twins to a 68-year-old female runner and a 73-year-old male runner. The oldest walker was 81 years old.

Following are the top three finishers in each age division.

Female

10 and under: Brooke Baumgartner, 30:24; Peyton Haywood, 33:36; Alexis McCormick, 45:06.

11-14: Sarah Mallow, 22:00; Rachel Audet, 22:49; Robin Foster, 27:01.

15-19: Melanie Brock, 23:46; Ashley Whitehead, 25:00; Cierra Taylor, 25:09.

20-24: Heidi Keller, 22:30; Brittany Nusbaum, 33:40; Michelle Raab, 35:22.

25-29: Trisha Langenderfer, 23:58; Cara O’Neill, 28:25; Stacy Lievens, 29:24.

30-34: Janell Toth, 21:39; Kasandra Dominique, 22:50; Heather Fee, 25:18.

35-39: Jennifer Lake, 27:59; Peggy Haywood, 29:10; Laurie Suntken, 31:41.

40-44: Karen Donahue, 22:37; Angie Vanostrand, 24:43; Ryndie Bzovi, 26:01.

45-49: Cindy Embry, 22:56; Beth Vollmar, 30:32; Laurie Liebich, 31:30.

50-54: Sharon Rodriguez, 29:25; Cheryl Stromski, 29:35; Kathy Brock, 31:11.

55-59: Diana Box, 41:49; Linda Dusseau, 46:33; Diane Patek, 47:54.

60-64: Mary Steinhauser, 31:39; Carol Willson, 52:10; Patricia Mitchey, 52:40.

65 and over: Theresa Marvin, 34:47; Karen Vollman, 52:15; Gloria Tejkl 54:00.

Male

10 and under: Trent Croci, 22:18; Phoenix Vanostrand, 26:40; Carter Bzovi, 28:34.

11-14: Riley Lane, 21:15; Matt Taylor, 21:33; Aaron Huffman, 22:33.

15-19: Zach Phillips, 17:32; Brian Embry, 20:07; Matt Fischer, 20:27.

20-24: Curtis Farnsel, 18:17; Pete Betanzos, 19:54; Matthew Fether, 21:18.

25-29: Jerry Drennan, 23:50; Justin Osburn, 26:00; Brandon Donahue, 27:20.

30-34: Josh Baumgartner, 32:04; Jason McVey, 51:06.

35-39: Ryan Peebles, 22:54; Shawn O’Neill, 23:25; Jason Taylor, 27:40.

40-44: John Dominique, 20:32; Chris Ritchy, 25:31; Tim Pinkelman, 25:40.

45-49: Ken Dymond, 24:24; Jim Zittel, 25:08; Kevin Neuenschwander, 26:56.

50-54: Dave Eicher, 21:43; Mike Williams, 21:44; Terry Rotalik, 21:59.

55-59: Tom Striggow, 21:55; Donald Brasher, 22:37; Randy Fielder, 24:31.

60-64: Gary Valentine, 20:52; David Koelsch, 22:57.

65 and over: Bernie Marvin, 29:28; Ronald Gill, 30:48; Cyril Steinhausen, 37:01.

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