Neal Singles Memorial 5K Run results 9.24

Written by David Green.

The number of runners increased in the third Neal Singles Memorial 5K running event and proceeds jumped by $500.

One hundred and twenty-two runners followed a course through Morenci Sunday morning and 123 walkers completed the one-mile fun walk.

The top female runner was Dominique Miller of Tecumseh, crossing the finish line at  20:57. The first male runner was Sam Skeels of Adrian who finished at 16:23.

Organizers expect a profit of about $4,000 will go into a scholarship fund administered by the Morenci Education Foundation.

“It was great to see the addition of many more Morenci people in the running event,” said Jackie Schaffner, who coordinates the fund-raiser along with Heather Walker and Drew Stella. “I’m impressed with the young talent we have in our community.”

Walker was also pleased with the 5K participation.

“We had several more participants in the 5K this year than last,” she said. “I think it’s great how the event seems to be encouraging local people to start running. Every year is seems our event has been the motivating force behind a new group of residents getting in shape.”

Schaffner and Walker were delighted with the help they received in planning and running the event.

“The planning went very smoothly this year,” Walker said. “We have a great group of core volunteers who know their jobs now and handle things seamlessly.”

One glitch in this year’s event was a shortage of T-shirts. Participants are encouraged to register early to guarantee a commemorative shirt. Organizers hope to do better next year to make sure an adequate supply is available, but note that it’s difficult to anticipate how many runners will show up on race day to register.

Female

11 and under: Madison Gleckler, 25:51; Brooke Baumgartner, 26:16; Bailee Dominique, 27:02.

12-14: Rachel Sodergren, 26:55; Taylor Baugh, 28:29; Korin Baumgartner, 30:50.

15-18: Kate Gallup, 25:56; Tara Ely, 26:44; Jade Pfund, 30:50.

19-24: Devon Barrett, 24:12; Brianna Sutherland, 28:48; Carmen Ely, 29:24.

25-29: Amanda Harsh, 34:36; Kristin Owens, 43:02; Molly McDowell, 49:29.

30-34: Kristie Jones, 22:06; Trina Romanowski, 22:27; Kassandra Dominique, 23:00.

35-39: Shanda Borck, 23:48; Denise Dashner, 25:12; Brenda Rupp, 26:42.

40-44: Karen Donahue, 22:29; Angie VanOstrand, 24:20; Jean Blankenship, 26:0.

45-49: Kym Ries, 29:28; Heidi Drake, 30:06; Lisa Acuna, 35:25.

50-54: Jo Essenmacher, 24:56; Cheryl Strumski, 28:40; Kathie Brock, 29:52.

55-59: Diana Box, 35:09; Linda Dusseau, 40:03; Jody Owens, 43:02.

60-69: Mary Steinhauser, 30:41; Theresa Marvin, 34:08; Diana Rupp, 41:13.

Male

11 and under: Cameron Fee, 25:40; Keegan Fee, 29:11; Zane Woerner, 30:28.

12-14: Anthony Frank, 25:03; KC Clegg, 26:30; Kris Iott, 27:12.

15-18: Zach Phillips, 17:39; Jeff Nofziger, 18:52; Micah Gillen, 19:07.

19-24: Michael Singles, 20:34; Stephen Singles, 21:17.

25-29: Jason Austgen, 20:44; Jason Whitcomb, 21:15; Jamie DeVoe, 22:30.

30-34: Matt Carpenter, 18:42; Brad Frank, 22:43; Corey Borck, 27:55.

35-39: Tom Romanowski, 16:36; Brad Brown, 21:03; John Rorick, 21:31.

40-44: John Dominique, 19:28; Bernie Marvin, 22:24; Tim Pinkelman, 25:41.

45-49: Domingo Valadez, 26:13; Tim Speed, 22:38.

50-54: Dave Barrett, 20:54; Dave Eichler, 21;10; Terry Kotalik, 21:46.

55-59: Ron Carpenter, 20:09; Tom MacNaughton, 20:58; Donald Basher, 21:29.

60-69: Cyril Steinhauser, 31:17; Doyce Rupp, 41:13.

70 and over: Bernie Marvin, 28:32; Everett Luoma, 31:41; Earl Woerner, 34:11.

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