COMING...Resurrection Run 5K, Saturday in Fort Wayne...
4-Ever Friends results --- HERE
Mastodon Stomp 5K...
Swiss Village 5K results --- HERE
Nutri-Run overall results --- HERE
Nutri-Run age division results --- HERE
Huntington Baptist Photo Gallery --- HERE
Boston-bound Brad Prather wins Baptist 5K...
MARCH 15 - Brad Prather, 42, of Roanoke (far left) won the annual Huntington Baptist 5K today in 16:51, outpacing 176 other runners and walkers in the event. Prather, along with Dan Meyer, 54, of Huntington (near left) will run this year's Boston Marathon next month.
Meyer placed first in the 50-54 age division.
Joannna Strebing was the female champion and placed first in the 25-29 age division.
Aaron Riggars and Tina Patrick were the top two finishers among walkers and Braden Patrick was the overall mile fun-run winner.
The 5-Kilt--- RESULTS ON FWTC PAGE
Alex Cushman wins 5-Kilt...
MARCH 15 - Alex Cushman (left), 21 of Ossian, and Elias Rojas, 27 of Syracuse, went through the two-mile mark together in 9:58 at the 5-Kilt in Fort Wayne before Cushman, a University of Indianapolis junior, pulled away to win in 14:34. Rojas finished in 14:58 on what most runners thought was a slightly short 5K distance.
Kirstin Hegelein, 23 of Ligonier, was the top female finisher in 18:22, while Mark Furkis of Ligonier (17:24) and Petrana Petkova of Kentucky (18:46) were the masters champions.
Despite the cold and icy conditions, 841 runners and walkers participated in the event as part of Fort Wayne's St. Patrick's Day celebration.
Think Spring youngsters at the start of the half-mile race...
Photo slideshow --- HERE
FEBRUARY 16 - Spring may have been on the minds of runners at the annual Think Spring 5K in Ligonier but snow was still on the ground and in the air.
Despite the wintry conditions, Elias Rojas posted a winning time of 15:48, nearly two minutes ahead of second place finsher Ty Alles. Both are former West Noble HS distance runners. Ligonier Primary principal and race director Brian Shepherd was third in 17:49. Shepherd was also the masters winner (40+) and Jed Pearson was the grandmasters winner (50+).
Kirsten Hegelein, fourth overall in 19:45, was first among the women runners. Jamie Zeigler was second in 23:57 and Casey Wallen was third in 24:36. Connie Gordon and Betty nelson were masters and grandmasters champions.
Jazmyn Smith was the top finisher in the 1-mile race (7:29) and Isaiah Lowe was the top boy (7:46). Dozens of kindergarten and first-graders competed in a half-mile run.
Aaron Waggoner of Encompass Nutrients in Shipshewana, a main sponsor of the event, was on hand for the awards ceremony. Toenges Shoes was also a major sponsor.