Poultry Days 5k had big turnout


By Drew Terhall


VERSAILLES — It was a perfect morning for the Poultry Days 5k on June 10 at Versailles. More than 375 people participated in the 5k at the school. Runners from around the county and from around the country came to run at the event.

The 5k started at the east side of the school. From there, participants ran or walked around the school and went along Marker Rd. and back.

In the male division, Tony O’Connor from West Chester finished first overall with a time of 16:24.9. Brooks Blakeley from Versailles took second and Aaren Hemmelgarn from New Bremen took third.

In the female division, Gretchen Mills took first overall with a time of 20:11.7. Ellen Peters and Meredith Barga from Versailles took second and third.

The county was well represented in the different age groups. In the 11 to 14 boys division, Max McKibben finished first with Blake Pitsenbarger and Brady Rogers taking second and third. In the 15 to 19 boys division, John Young took first with Tony Moorman and Cameron Magoto taking second and third. In the male 40 to 44 division, Joe Raterman took first and Matthew Magoto took second. In the 65 to 69 male division, Mark Barton, Gary Moore and Greg Hiestand all from Greenville were the top three. Richard Barton from Greenville was first in the 70 and over.

In the girls 15 to 19, Barga took first with Chloe Steinbrunner and Katey Litten taking second and third. In the 60 to 64 female division, Shelly Haber took first with Claudia Hiestand and Deb Barga taking second and third. In the 65 to 69 female division, Connie Harshbarger took first with Kathy Barton finishing third. In the 70 and over division, Susan Fowble took first with Carol Williams finishing second.

Contact Daily Advocate sports editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]

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