Runners shine in Lindstrom Loppet

Overall Loppet winner John Leaf receives his top finisher medals from the Karl Oskar Days queens. Photos supplied

Overall Loppet winner John Leaf receives his top finisher medals from the Karl Oskar Days queens. Photos supplied

An early morning rain shower didn’t dampen the spirits of the 488 runners and walkers who crossed the finish line at Fairview Lakes Medical Center’s 25th annual Lindstrom Loppet Karl Oskar Day 5K on Saturday, July 13. Raindrops stopped falling before the start of the race at 8 a.m. in Lindstrom.

John Leaf, 26, of Minneapolis, outpaced the field to win the race with a time of 15:50. Second and third place finishers were Andy Magnuson, 17, of Lindstrom, at 16:54, and Ed Hudella, 47, of North Branch, at 17:48.

Top overall female finisher Tammy Braund of Cushing, Wis., accepts her gold medal.

Top overall female finisher Tammy Braund of Cushing, Wis., accepts her gold medal.

The first woman to cross the finish line was Tammy Braund, 34, of Cushing, Wis., with a time of 19:09. Her husband and four of their six children also competed.

Complete race results are available at pickleevents.com (look for Lindstrom Loppet). Following are the first, second and third place medal winners in each age category:

MALES

Age 10 and under

Tanner Redner, 10, St. Paul, 25:02

Noah Erickson, 10, Wyoming, 26:19

Jonathan Olinger, 10, Lindstrom, 26:52

11-13

Spencer Kotys, 13, North Branch, 20:41

Nick Lindsey, 13, Lindstrom, 21:17

Trevor Lamirande, 11, Dress, Wis., 21:35

14-16

Tommy Babcock, 16, Forest Lake, 17:53

Nicholas Bartz, 15, Chisago City, 18:37

Matthew Lamirande, 14, Dresser, Wis., 19:08

17-19

Andy Magnuson, 17, Lindstrom, 16:54

Zac West, 17, Chisago City, 17:51

Joe Jackson, 19, Forest Lake, 19:00

John Leaf, 26, Minneapolis, was the first runner to cross the finish line at 15:50.

John Leaf, 26, Minneapolis, was the first runner to cross the finish line at 15:50.

20-29

John Leaf, 26, Minneapolis, 15:50

Greg Pokorski, 27, Minneapolis, 19:13

Jonathan Schoen, 29, Princeton, 20:06

30-39

Ryan Orwoll, 31, Robbinsdale, 18:46

Matt Deimel, 31, Blaine, 21:01

Russ Lyons, 34, Chisago City, 21:29

40-49

Edward Hudella, 47, North Branch, 17:48

Scott Racine, 43, Lindstrom, 20:8

Jon Lauritzen, 41, Chisago City, 20:10

50-59

Greg Richert, 52, Forest Lake, 21:10

Joe Arnold, 56, Lindstrom, 22:50

Chang Cho 53, Lake Elmo, 23:14

60-69

Chuck Howe, 60, Forest Lake, 22:45

Terry Pohlkamp, 61, Scandia, 22:55

Tom Krueger, 62, Chisago City, 25:13

70-79

Harvey Johnson, 71, North Branch, 27:04

Valdis Vavere, 70, Ham Lake, 41:45

80 and up

John Henningsgaard, 80, Center City, 29:28

Ted Fresvik, 91, Duluth, 30:56

Rollie Westman, 81, Center City, 44:50

FEMALES

Age 10 and under

Samantha Paulsen, 10, Chisago City, 26:48

Madelyn Gamble, 10, Chisago City, 29:26

Samantha Olson, 10, Chisago City, 29:32

11-13

Jessica Bartz, 13, Chisago City, 25:22

Elsa Leopaold, 11, Center City, 26:03

Amber Zins, 12, Center City, 27:11

14-16

Sarah Craig, 14, Shafer, 25:29

Madi Anderson, 14, Wyoming, 25:48

Greta Nundahl, 15, New Brighton, 29:15

17-19

Laura Wetzel, 19, Stevens Point, Wis., 21:21

Lindsey Olson, 17, Lindstrom, 28:14

Brooke Evensen, 18, Golden Valley, 30:08

20-29

Danielle Vitari, 21, Chisago City, 21:08

Katie Leaf, 28, Minneapolis, 22:44

Andrea Brelje, 24, Wyoming, 24:17

Tammy Braund, top female finisher, with her husband and six children, four of whom also ran in the event.

Tammy Braund, top female finisher, with her husband and six children, four of whom also ran in the event.

30-39

Tammy Braund, 34, Cushing, Wis., 19:09

Rachel Boar, 35, White Bear Lake, 19:49

Laura Greene, 31, Center City, 20:55

40-49

Robin Anderson, 48, Wyoming, 23:59

Christa Hoiland, 43, Lindstrom, 24:21

Cris La Valley, 47, Scandia, 24:22

50-59

Anne Thomsen, 50, Chisago City, 25:15

Sue Brelje, 50, Wyoming, 26:04

Alison Lindeman, 51, Lindstrom, 26:12

60-69

Sue Leaf, 60, Center City, 25:53

Donna Clem, 61, Pine City, 27:43

Sharon Hattenberger, 60, Lindstrom, 30:17

70-79

Carol Dahlquist, 77, Roseville, 36:32

Margo Froelich, 70, Stacy, 36:41

Carole Ostlie, 70, Chisago City, 39:43

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