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Lub Dub attracts record 513 runners

April 27, 2013

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Rain and the chilly temperatures didn’t dampen the spirits of the several hundred people who turned out for Lub Dub on Saturday morning. This year’s sixth annual event set a record with 513 registered walkers and runners, including 65 people who registered during this morning’s downpour.

The Lub Dub, named after the sound of a healthy heartbeat, is a 5K/10K run and walk hosted by the Bothwell Foundation. The event benefits the Camye Callis Gaspard Memorial Heart Fund, which helps finance improvements in cardiovascular treatment at Bothwell Regional Health Center. The fund was established by the Callis-Gaspard families following Camye’s death from undiagnosed heart disease at age 41.

“It is fantastic to witness the commitment people have to this event, said Race Director Rick Schlesselman. “You have to admit, this isn’t the kind of day that people would normally choose for outdoor activity, but the rain didn’t seem to keep them away. They’re here and having a good time.”

One of those was 70-year-old Giles Wilborn from Michigan, who happened to be driving along I-70 when he heard a radio spot for Lub Dub and decided to check it out. He finished first in his age division in the 10K run.

Race organizers attributed the increased participation to greater awareness, the longevity and organization of the race, as well as Healthy U’s recently concluded Couch to 5K program. Couch to 5K had nearly 350 participants in the 8-week program that provided a step-by-step training program.

“The Sedalia Runners Club operates our finish line, and we have a lot of volunteer groups who help with details like parking, traffic, aid stations and more,” Schlesselman said.

Volunteer groups included the 509th Security Forces Squadron from Whiteman Air Force Base, nursing students from State Fair Community College, National Honor Society students from Smith-Cotton and Sacred Heart High Schools, Lincoln High School FBLA, Salvation Army and the Sedalia Police Department.

Corporate Challenge awards were presented to Callis Integrated Marketing for having the highest percent of employee participation, and Third National Bank for making the largest monetary contribution.

Kenny Miller was the top male finisher in the 10K Run, and Aubrey Appleman was the lead female finisher for the second year in a row. Kyle Eichler was the top male finisher in the 5K Run, and Kimberlie Windle was the top female finisher. Overall first place finishes in the 5K Walk went to Aiden Knoernschild and Jessie Kenny.

The top three finishers by age in the various categories were:

10K Run, ages 20-29 male: Brian Burd, Joel Pallon, Daniel Hamilton

10K Run, ages 20-29 female: Elissa Beebe, Lauren Goalder, Meghan McLaughlin

10K Run, ages 30-34 male: Robert Merritt, James Davis, John Bono

10K Run, ages 30-34 female: Aubrey Appleman, Kelly McCollester, Kaley Hobbs

10K Run, ages 35-39 male: Kenny Miller, Spencer Eisenmenger, Eric Dillon

10K Run, ages 35-39 female: Joslyn Lewis, Miya Barr

10K Run, ages 40-44 male: Greg Luebbering

10K Run, ages 40-44 female: Sandra Dulaban, Susan Summers

10K Run, ages 45-49 male: Kevin Funk, Lloyd Hesseltine

10K Run, ages 45-49 female: Tami Hesseltine, Stacey Eggers, Tammy Eichler

10K Run, ages 50-54 male: Brad Akin, Joseph Grandfield, James Smith

10K Run, ages 50-54 female: Pam Holdeman

10K Run, ages 55-59 male: Charles Rodewald, Gary Moser, Bob Fredrickson

10K Run, ages 55-59 female: Suzy Henry

10K Run, 60-69 male: John Ball, Rick Thompson

10K Run, 70+ male: Giles Wilborn

5KRun

5K Run, Under 19 male: Blake Pomajzl, Mason Gaspard, Nolan Walker

5K Run, Under 19 female: Sadie Rollings, Emma Rollings, Alexus Diekmann

5K Run, ages 20-29 male: Kyle Eichler, Elbert Mason, Matthew Shell.

5K Run, ages 20-29 female: Elizabeth McKinney, Sarah Tyler, Alexis Borowick

5K Run, ages 30-34 male: Travis Pilant, Ryan Windle, Joe Laxson.

5K Run, ages 30-34 female: Kimberlie Windle, Kim Ream, Nikki Freeman

5K Run, ages 35-39 male: Michael Hammers, Anthony Monsees, Joshua Valtos

5K Run, ages 35-39 female: Sarah Eisenmenger, Elizabeth Monsees, Charlyn Callis

5K Run, ages 40-44 male: Rob Rollings, Charlie McFail, William Malloy

5K Run, ages 40-44 female: Cara Harris, Angie Gentry, Lisa Adams

5K Run, ages 45-49 male: Brian Scott, Thomas Bush, Randy Crawshaw

5K Run, ages 45-49 female: Julie Bush, Kristie Schear, Cindy Harris

5K Run, ages 50-54 male: Rich Schumacher, Wayne Smither, James Schoen

5K Run, ages 50-54 female: Mimi Prenger, Vickie Homan, Pat Seifert

5K Run, ages 55-59 male: Cliff Callis, Maurice Whitson, Bill Beck

5K Run, ages 55-59 female: Ruth Oswald, Sharon Meyers, Charlotte Herrick

5K Run, 60-69 male: Steve Foster, Dan Page

5K Run, 60-69 female: Cindy Cramer, Karen Shackles

5K Run, 70+ male: Harold Finke

5K Walk

5K Walk, Under 19 male: Aiden Knoernschild, Yeager Coen, Sean Balke

5K Walk, Under 19 female: Ali Burkholder, Kaylan Black, Jessica Stewart

5K Walk, ages 20-29 male: Justin Furnell, Trevor Bell, Jack Haynes

5K Walk, ages 20-29 female: Natalie Ficken, Tabitha Townsend, Mitzi Furnell

5K Walk, ages 30-34 male: Devin Gaspard, Tim Wheeler, Ben Wilson

5K Walk, ages 30-34 female: Jessica Kenney, Maleah Perkins, Meg Young

5K Walk, ages 35-39 male: Micah Rowden, Jerry Young, Craig Coen

5K Walk, ages 35-39 female: DeeDee Gilmore, Kelly Weathers, Amy Ritzo

5K Walk, ages 40-44 male: Mark Walker, Larry Edwards, Keenan Patterson

5K Walk, ages 40-44 female: Linda Harris, Wendy Fairfax, Judy Gerke

5K Walk, ages 45-49 male: Bart Kuhns, Roy LaRue

5K Walk, ages 45-49 female: Margaret Schaffer, Nicci Funk, Sandra McMullin

5K Walk, ages 50-54 male: Rick Langdon, David Yeater, Tom Fairfax

5K Walk, ages 50-54 female: Pam Thompson, Kelly Burkholder, Bonni Lane

5K Walk, ages 55-59 male: Bill Beck, Robert Parker, Dean Sallee

5K Walk, ages 55-59 female: Kathy Hansen, Vicki Hardy, Mary Kellog

5K Walk, 60-69 male: Tony Monsees, Abraham Azan, Mike Howard

5K Walk, 60-69 female: Cathy Wilson, Norma Thomas, Pam Burlingame. (Results courtesy Bothwell Regional Health Center) Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.


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