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Monett Midway race attracts strong field of runners

Friday, September 14, 2012

A group representing Cox Monett Hospital's Journeys program participated in Saturday's Monett Midway Regional Race. In the front row, from left, are: Lisa Schlichtman, instructor Lauren Holland, Jan Jackson, Journeys director Nancy Ridgley, Katrina Bowling and Mark Coatney. Second row: instructor Brenda Davis, Chris O'Hara, Sheri Rhea, Liz Stevenson and Mike Schlichtman. Not pictured is Ella Harris. [Times Photo by Lisa Schlichtman]
A gorgeous fall morning greeted runners of all ages who gathered at the Monett Area YMCA for last Saturday's annual Monett Midway Regional Race.

The event, which features a one-mile fun run, a 5K and a 10K, attracted over 50 runners, which organizers said was more than last year.

The winner of the 10K race was Matt Wegenka, who completed the 6.1-mile course in a blistering 34.37. The overall female 10K winner was Maria Cano, who finished with a time of 46.29.

The Monett JROTC program was well represented at Saturday's Monett Midway Regional Race, hosted by the Monett Area YMCA. Two JROTC groups participated in the 5K run and made the event fun by chanting along the run route and taking turns carrying each other up hilly portions of the course. [Times Photos by Lisa Schlichtman]
The top male and female finishers in the 5K were Mark Mason in a time of 20.20 and Kisa Clark with a time of 22.51.

Masters winners were: Chris Vanwey, 5K male, 23.17; Melissa Beckwith, 5K female, 28.03; Ron Bouchard, 10K male, 42.53; and Melissa Shust, 10K female, 46.45.

The first, second and third place finishers in each age category received medals and are listed below.

The Monett JROTC program was well represented at Saturday's Monett Midway Regional Race, hosted by the Monett Area YMCA. Two JROTC groups. This is the second group. [Times Photos by Lisa Schlichtman]
5K winners

Male 10-19: Joshua Brown, first, 21.54; JROTC group one, including Joe Janes, Adam Shepard, Cory Hilton, Jonathan Keplinger, Larry Patterson, Anthony Benavidez and TJ Murray, second place, 29.14; and Hunter Bartelt, third, 35.59.

Female 10-19: Becca Haney, first, 27.17; Matti Stephenson, second, 29.06; and Allyson Cunningham, third, 38.33.

Springfield runner Matt Wegenka took top honors in the 10K run at the Monett Midway Regional Race on Saturday. He covered the 6.1 miles in an impressive 34.37 minutes. [Times Photo by Lisa Schlichtman]
Male 20-29: Jil Cordero, first, 23.09; Justin West, second, 25.41; and Josh Carter, third, 30.18.

Female 20-29: Rosanna Miller, first, 35.27; Katie Chadd, second, 35.30; and Layla Minton, third, 37.34.

Male 30-39: Richard Hart, first, 24.21; Jay Apostol, second, 29.33; and Eric Peterson, third, 48.01.

A pair of young runners completed the Monett Midway Regional Race 5K course on Saturday and wowed the crowd of onlookers who had gathered to watch the race. Pictured above, are: Layla Minton, Kash Adams and Maddix Adams. [Times Photo by Lisa Schlichtman]
Female 30-39: Sheena Parrigon, first, 29.45; Danita Regehr, second, 30.32; and Brandy Jameson, third, 31.39.

Male 40-49: Darren Collier, first, 25.38; and Jeffrey Fairchild, second, 27.52.

Female 40-49: Lisa Schlichtman, first, 28.57; Cindy Gunter, second, 30.38; and Angie Hunter, third, 38.22.

Male 50-59: Fernando Garcia, first, 23.31; Ronald Rafferty, second, 24.12; and Mark Coatney, third, 35.10.

Female 50-59: Belinda Hartranft, first, 28.24; Kitty Atkinson, second, 31.34; and Genny Maroc, third, 36.50.

Male 60-69: Randy Staponski, first, 31.08; and Bob Rich, second, 43.23.

Female 60-69: Amy Holland, first, 47.09.

Male 70 and over: Owen Sperry, first, 27.50; and Michael Yelton, second, 39.27.

10K winners

Male 20-29: Micah Miller, first, 37.28.

Female 20-29: Kimberly Schmitter, first, 1.17.32; and Megan Carry, second, 1.41.01.

Male 30-39: Scott Hicks, first, 39.44; Jason Hunt, second, 40.21; and Josh Doak, third, 45.30.

Female 30-39: Erin Hunt, first, 48.30; and Jayme Reuter, second, 59.41.

Male 40-49: Mike Schlichtman, 44.44; Jim Haston, second, 52.30; and Don Weber, third, 53.18.

Female 40-49: Jane Fairchild, first, 53.00; Niki Weber, second, 53.34; and Gwen Fillinger, third, 57.14.

Male 50-59: Raul Ceron, first, 47.39; Vic Williams, second, 56.30; and Todd Lekarczyk, third, 56.54.

Female 50-59: Sandy Keith, first, 1.06.50; and Shirly Spencer, second, 1.41.01.

Male 60-69: Larry Blades, first, 1.10.37.

Female 60-69: Kathleen Papas, first, 2.15.42.

Male 70 and over: Brock Watson, first, 1.15.25.

Female 70 and over: Martha Jones, first, 2.15.42.

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