---Brevin and Friends run in North Manchester, Saturday, September 20...
---Eagles in Flight 5K at Indian Springs MS, Saturday, September 20...
---West Noble Open at WN Invitational, Saturday, September 20 in Ligonier...
RunIndiana.com 2014 Cross Country Preview --- HERE
MARION INVITATIONAL COVERAGE --- COMPLETE RESULTS
Marion Invitational girls small school division photos --- HERE
Marion Invitational boys small school division photos --- HERE
Marion Invitational girls large school division photos --- HERE
Marion Invitational boys large school division photos --- HERE
Marion Invitational Highlights...
SEPTEMBER 6 - Freshman Tyler Schwartz and senior Mark Beckmann, both from DeKalb, were the top finishing individuals this morning in the large school division at the Marion Invitational held on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan.
Schwartz held off Carroll's Madison Fruchey in the girls race to win in 18:38 and Beckmann outran Carroll's Cameron Clements in the boys race by two seconds in 15:17. Homestead's Brayden Law was third in 15:22.
Carroll girls placed first with 62 points, despite missing one of their usual frontrunners. Pendleton Heights was second with 86. Carroll boys (121) were third behind Brebeuf (106) and Westfield (120).
Wawasee senior Zach Cockrill outran Kip Curtis of Brebeuf to win the boys small school race in 16:28.9. Wawasee placed third in the division but was first among area teams that will feed into the New Haven Semistate.
Amairany Cruz of West Noble was the top area girl in the small school race. Cruz placed third in 19:25. Oak Hill won, Wawasee was fourth, and West Noble was fifth.
Morgan Uceny: Plymouth's star returns to win Blueberry 5K...
Photo by FriendofRunningwriter.
Paris and Gillette win 40th annual Parlor City Half-Marathon...
AGE DIVISION RESULTS
August 30 - Hunter Paris, 29, of Fort Wayne posted a 1:09:37 to win the 40th annual Parlor City Half-Marathon in Bluffton. Justin Kowalski of South Bend was second in 1:14:57 and Jeff Nidlinger of Fort Wayne was third in 1:15:58. Scott Colford, 43, from Logansport, was the top masters runner in 1:17:14 and was fourth overall.
Melissa Gillette, 31, of Goshen was the female champion in 1:29:07.Jenny Robinson from Fort Wayne was second in 1:29:29 and Laurissa Dalrymple of Minster, Ohio, was third in 1:31:14.
Josh Maple won the 10K in 36:27 and Amy Mowery was the female winner in 49:05.
Photos below: Hunter Paris and Melissa Gillette pose for winner photos with Judy Tillapaugh, 1986 Parlor City female champion.
VIDEO INTERVIEWS: Runners-of-the-Week --- Tyler Schwartz --- David Ehlers
Huntington Invitational Results...
Huntington Invitational girls varsity race photos --- HERE
Huntington Invitational boys varsity race photos --- HERE
Huntington Invitational reserve race photos --- HERE
Huntington Invitational Champions and Runners-of-the-Week...
---Madison Fruchey, Mark Beckmann, Tyler Schwartz, David Ehlers
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.
Montpelier, OH, Bean Days 5K --- Overall Results
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