Local runners race in Lindstrom

A good turnout for the annual Loppet run

A sultry morning didn’t deter 444 runners and walkers from crossing the finish line at Fairview Lakes Medical Center’s 26th annual Lindstrom Loppet 5K Saturday, July 12, in Lindstrom.

More than 30 local businesses helped sponsor the annual event. Proceeds of the Loppet went to Virginia Elizabeth Ferguson Nursing Scholarship fund, bike helmets for kids and health programs in local schools.

John Leaf, 27, Center City, edged Michael Peterka, 28, of Minneapolis, to win the race in 15:58, just eight seconds off his 2013 winning pace and a mere five seconds ahead of Peterka. Placing third among males overall was Luke McKenzie, 20, of Taylors Falls in 16:37.

The first woman to cross the finish line again this year was Tammy Braund, 35, Cushing, Wisconsin, with a time of 19:27. Tying for second among women overall were Danielle Vitali, 22, Chisago City, and Rachel Baar, 36, Columbus, who with a time of 20:10.

Following are the first-, second- and third-place medal winners in each age category:

Males

Ages 10 and under

Benjamin Paulsen, 8, Chisago City, 23:48

Simon Strand, 8, Chsiago City, 24:17

Connor Overgaard, 8, Lino Lakes, 24:51

11-13

Trevor Lamirande, 12, Dresser, Wis., 20:13

Chase Mittelsteadt, 12, Lindstrom, 23:39

Logan Bjorkman, 13, Lindstrom, 23:40

14-16

Nic Bartz, 16, Chisago City, 18:38

Spencer Kotys, 14, North Branch, 18:50

Charlie Babcock, 14, Forest Lake, 19:57

 

17-19

Tommy Babcock, 17, Forest Lake, 17:35

Carl Osterberg, 18, Center City, 17:45

Simon Eddy, 18, Lindstrom, 17:57

20-29

John Leaf, 27, Center City, 15:58

Michael Peterka, 28, Minneapolis, 16:03

Luke McKenzie, 20, Taylors Falls, 16;37

30-39

Ryan Orwoll, 32, Robbinsdale, 19:06

Jonathan Schoen, 30, Lindstrom, 20;33

Matt Deimel, 32, Blaine, 21:23

40-49

Edward Hudella, 48, North Branch, 17:21

Marty Colburn, 45, Chisago City, 19:51

Jon Lauritzen, 42, Chisago City, 20;12

50-59

Chang Cho, 54, Lake Elmo, 22:30

Joseph Arnold, 57, Lindstrom, 22:48

Tim Erickson, 56, Toma, Wis., 23:18

60-69

Tom Krueger, 63, Chisago City, 23:56

Steve Hattenberger, 60, Lindstrom, 25:17

Robert Soule, 62, Princeton, 25:59

70-79

Harvey Johnson, 72, North Branch 27:07

80 and up

Rollie Westman, 82, Center City, 46:56

 

Females

Ages 10 and under

Ellie Hanowski, 9, Forest Lake, 25:00

Sierra Braund, 10, Cushing, Wis., 26:47

Lauryn Friedner, 10, Lindstrom, 30:14

 

 

11-13

Jordan Braund, 12, Cushing, Wis., 26:33

Samantha Paulsen, 11, Chisago City, 26;53

Amber Zins, 13, Center City, 27:15

14-16

Elise Longley, 15, Bloomington, 20:28

Jessica Bartz, 14, Chisago City, 25:47

Juliette Martin, 14, Chisago City, 25:50

17-19

Emily Delaney, 19, Golden Valley, 22:01

Ellie Sjordal, 17, Golden Valley, 24:14

Allison Ives, 19, Chisago City, 27:55

20-29

Danielle Vitali, 22, Chisago City, 20:10

Katie Leaf, 29, Minneapolis, 22:28

Kristen Hawkins, 25, St. Paul, 23:35

30-39

Tammi Braund, 35, Cushing, Wis., 19:27

Rachel Baar, 36, Columbus, 20:10

Laura Greene, 32, Center City, 21:02

40-49

Robin Anderson, 49, Wyoming, 23:37

Betsy Longley, 48, Bloomington, 24:13

Christa Hoiland, 44, Lindstrom, 24:17

50-59

Anne Thomsen, 50, Chisago City, 24:45

Alison Lindeman, 52, Lindstrom, 26:28

Angie Koch, 50, Lindstrom, 28:13

60-69

Gail Wilson, 62, Chisago City, 28:52

Nancy Johnsonn, 62, St. Croix Falls, Wis., 29:46

Kathy Lindstrom, 60, St. Paul, 31:56

70-79

Margo Froelich, 71, Stacy, 39:07

Lois Degonda, 79, Chisago City, 44:25

 

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