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Kieffer runs down PCA 5K

Zack Kieffer of Princeton and Tricia Bogner of Henry were the top male and female finishers in the June 14 Princeton Christian Academy 5K.

Kieffer, 21, clocked a winning time of 18 minutes, 26.5 seconds. Bogner, 21, finished the course in 24:01.6, 13th overall.

The top finishers were 2. Darin Jones, 48, LaMoille, 18:42.2; 3. Cody Workman, 16, Princeton, 19:27.1; 4. Dennis Nink, 52, of Princeton, 20:00.4; and 5. Mauricio Jones, 16, LaMoille 20:24.2.

• Neponset Picnic Days 5K: Race winner of the Neponset Picnic Days 5K was Will Roth of Peoria with a time of 22:16. Ben Pickering (3rd overall, 24:51) and Patt Gerrond (8th, 32:32) were the first Neponset finishers.

Other top finishers were 2. Jacob Mesecher of Kewanee, 22:55; 4. Kristen Balfour of Annawan, 26:48; 5. Michelle Roth of Peoria, 29:56; 6. Autumn McGarvey of Kewanee, 31:40; 7. Brooke Majeske-Dooley of Galva, 32:15; 9. Jessie Gaught of Neponset, 36:51; 10. Carl Rohrig of Neponset, 38:25; and 11. Amanda Mesecher of Kewanee, 39:25

• The Walnut 5K Run/Walk for ALS Research (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) will be Saturday, July 5. The race/walk starts at 8 a.m. in front of Bureau Valley North Junior High.  Registration will begins at 7 a.m. at the tent located just south of the school.  Entry fee is $15 if received by June 28; $20 after that date and on race day.

T-shirts to all who register by June 28. Trophies awarded to the top three male and female finishers and medals to top three in each of the 15 age groups (male and female). Walnut water tower trophies will be given to the first Walnut male and first Walnut female to finish the race.

Results will be done by a road race scoring team this year. This event is a Rock River Road Runners Circuit event. Last year, 399 people crossed the finish line.

Contact Julie Von Holten to request an entry form at 815-379-2269 or send an e-mail to walnut5kals@gmail.com.  

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