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Annual Freedom 5K Walk/Run Draws 108 Participants

It Takes More Than a Little Pandemic to Stop a Dedicated Runner

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HARRISON – The 10th Annual Freedom 5K Run/Walk in Memory of Spc. Robert Friese was a combined event this year, with virtual participants registering their times April 17-24 and in-person runners racing April 24 from the Veterans Freedom Park starting gate. Some 108 participants took part in the hybrid event, with proceeds going to help fund the park’s operations.

This year’s top placers listed by category, name and time, include:

Top Overall

Top Male Finisher-Overall: Luke Vanica 20:00.3

Top Female Finisher – Overall: Adriana Fowler 22:13.5

Masters

Top Male Finisher – Master: Ron Callen 21:44.8

Top Female Finisher – Master: Deana Horchner 28:33.7

Males by Age Group

Male 12 and Under – A. Jansen 31:55.3; G. Jansen 39:51.8; B. Andera 40:25.3

Male 13 to 15 – Talon Schantz 49:10.8

Male 20 to 24 – David Lockwood 23:23.1

Male 25 to 29 – Adam Snider 24:0.0; Benjamin Jurkovich 30:05.2; Andrew Hangartner 30:18.6

Male 30 to 34 – Jim Lockwood 21:09.5; Mick Haley 21:12.3; Daniel Tuma 24:01.3

Male 35 to 39 – Justin Wirtz 22:18.0; Aaron Bartal 27:20.7; Joshua Jansen 27:25.5

Male 40 to 44 – Daniel Seefeld 35:45.9; Gerald Thomas 37:01.4; Scott Codere 55:34.1

Male 45 to 49 – Stephen Taylor 30:14.4

Male 50 to 54 – Timothy Spencer 29:21.8; Jeffery Golnick 29:32.2; Rich Hickey 38:43.6

Male 55 to 59 – Steve Cathcart 24:33.0; Lawrence Crowder 29:49.1; Karl Hauser 30:19.9

Male 65 to 69 – Richard Miller 25:47.8; Richard Wroblewski 39:46.9

Male 70 and Over – Terry Gawel 37:51.5; Mike Georgia 44:32.6

Females by Age Group

Female 16 to 19 – Haley Cooper 23:43.0; Sophie Cleland 39:46.9

Female 25 to 29 – Taylor Potts 27:54.2; Brittany Crowder 29:49.1; Savannah Cavanaugh 32:55.9

Female 30 to 34 – Brittany Minterfering 25:38.4; Stephanie Oster 26:51.4; Lauren Crabb 27:30.4

Female 35 to 39 – Mandee Schantz 49:09.5; Traci Akins 57:32.2; Lisa Kulpa 1:01:56.5

Female 40 to 44 – Nikki Horchner 29:37.5; Sarah Taylor 30:15.7; Mary Cooper 30:16.8

Female 45 to 49 – Misti Haring 22:57.5; Jessica Jeffer 28:44.8; Lisa Sundermeier 32:04.9

Female 50 to 54 – Deanna Spencer 29:21.7; Raye Lynn Walraven 29:41.7; Mandi Bergman 29:54.6

Female 55 to 59 – Dawn Williamson 38:01.9; Mara Turner 43:51.2; Susan Freeman 54:47.4

Female 60 to 64 – Terri Koehler 55:17.8

Female 65 to 69 – Rhonda Workman 37:57.7

Female 70 and Over – Sherry Nichols 40:09.8; Gail Smith 53:58.6; Anonymous Participant 1:03:58.3

Congratulations go out to all the participants, whether running on their own or as part of the April 24 event.

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