RunIndiana.com 2014 Cross Country Preview --- HERE
---Festival of Faith 5K at Headwaters Park, Saturday, August 16...
Pufferbelly 5K results: OVERALL AGE DIVISIONS
FORT WAYNE - Brian Menzie,21, of Fort Wayne, won the fifth annual Pufferbelly 5K at Salomon Farm Park on the city's north side with a time of 16:52. Menzie outran Peter Ryan ,30, of Fort Wayne by 26 seconds.
Leo sophomore Lindsay Marriott was the overall female winner in 19:17 and crossed the finish line eight seconds ahead of former Carroll HS runner Samantha Simonson. Marriott placed 15th overall.
Over 600 runners and walkers participated in the event to raise funds to support expansion of the Pufferbelly Trail, a trail that will extend 80 miles for Pokagon State Park to Bluffton when complete.
Photos: Brian Menzie (male champion), Denise Conrad (3rd female overall), 10-year-old Eden Norris (1st <15 female).
Seton Miracle Miles 5K results --- HERE
New Haven 10K results --- HERE
Elementary One-Mile Cross Country Championships make upgrades...
COLUMBIA CITY - The 14th annual running of the popular Elementary One-Mile Cross Country Championships in September will feature several new changes, most significant of which is a change in location. This year's event will be held on a new course at Indian Springs Middle School on the south side of Columbia City.
According the JoAnn Bird, event director, the changes include an "awesome wooded trail down a huge hill" and will end on the ISMS track (see MAP).
The new location will allow for better bus parking and be more organized for parents and fans compared to the former site at Morsches Park.
Chip timing will also be introduced and allow for better tracking of results with a more efficient awards ceremony.
This year's event will also expand from the traditional 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade races, separate for boys and girls, to a combined race for 2nd-graders.
Talks are also underway to open a concession stand for parents and fans.
To register for the event and more information, check out this FLYER.
Gator Gallop Results --- HERE
Joan Gary honored with lifetime award...
JULY 20 - Elias Rojas, 27, of Syracuse out ran Dillon Hinen, 20, of West Lafayette by 8 seconds to capture his second consecutive win of the Parade 5000 at the Elkhart County Fair. Rojas posted a time of 15:28 on the flat course that ends on the fairgrounds race track.
Laura Gillette, 29, of Goshen was the top female finisher. Gillette placed 23rd overall out of nearly 500 participants with a time of 18:46. Kayla Casaletto, 17, of Goshen was second among the women in 19:18. She was 29th overall.
Joan Gary, 77, of Goshen earned the Dick Shank Lifetime Achievement award. Gary, a long-time runner in northeast Indiana, participated in the event numerous times and did so again this year upon special invitation by race director Rick Clark.
Gary was accompanied by friend Cindy Furkis and finished in 46:48 to a loud applause by hundreds of grandstand spectators. She was greeted to a warm hug from Clark at the finish line and congratulated at the award ceremony from Eileen Shank.
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Bluffton 4H 5K --- Overall Results
Matthew 25 --- Overall Results
Runway Mile --- Overall Results
Runners on Parade 5K --- Overall Results
Runners on Parade 5K --- Age Division Results