Variety spice for YMCA Run/Walk winners
MARQUETTE – Overall winners in the four competitive races at the 13th annual YMCA Run/Walk showed the diversity of people who entered – a man in his 40s, woman in her 20s, a teen-age boy and pre-teen boy.
All proceeds generated by the event go to the YMCA of Marquette County’s Community Benefit Program that allows all residents to join the YMCA regardless of ability to pay.
The course ran along Lake Superior in Marquette, starting and finishing at the Y building on Fair Avenue, and was sponsored by Marquette Ear, Nose, Throat Audiology and Allergy; Randy Folker, M.D.; and Autumn Tredeau, NP-C.
Drum Scott, 42, clocked 1 hour, 6 minutes and 1.05 seconds to take the 10-mile run title by more than nine minutes over runner-up Travis Lang. Dana Sherry was third and women’s winner Karen Prusi was fourth as 37 runners completed the course.
Lindsey Dehlin, 28, grabbed the overall 10-kilometer run championship by nearly two minutes after clocking 41:00.95. She beat out runner-up Jeff Juntti, third-place Justin Pope and fourth-place Eric Hautamaki as 56 runners came across the finish line.
In the 5K run, Evan Fezatt, 17, clocked 20:02.85 to finish more than a minute and a half ahead of runner-up Andrew Grosvenor. Connor Landick was third and women’s winner Cheryne Clements was fourth as 164 participants made it through the course.
And in the one-mile 12-years-and-under youth run, Lincoln Sager, 10, won in 7:29.60, less than 17 seconds ahead of Lucas Guertin. Colin Vanderschaaf was third and Chas Kumpula fourth as 28 youngsters finished.