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Lawrence County 4-H 5K Run for Health a success

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Medal winners from the inaugural Lawrence County 4-H 5K Run for Health are pictured above. They are: Hannah Adams, Caleb Ayer, Olivia Ayer, Jackson Kleiboeker, Mikayla Peterson, Donell Kleiboeker, Dalton Paynter, Shawn Parnell, Kelsie Raucher, Jake Adams, Casey Andrews, Heather Ayer, Kenna Freiburger, Greg Peterson, Amy Reed, Candy Dake and Janet Adams.
Dalton Paynter, of Freistatt, and Mikayla Peterson, of Walnut Grove, were the top male and female runners in the inaugural Lawrence County 4-H 5K Run for Health, on Nov.17, in Aurora.

The 15-year-old Paynter, finished in 18:59 and the 11-year-old Peterson, completed the distance in 27:06. Both winners received medals, gift certificates from RoadID and a Missouri 4-H T-shirt.

The race featured over 40 participants that ranged from age 6 to 51.

"We had participation from seven of our eight 4-H clubs in Lawrence County," said Karla Deaver, 4-H youth development specialist. "The run was a success on several levels. We had non 4-H participation, and we had 4-H members and volunteers from other counties who joined us for the race. We raised money for the local 4-H program, and enjoyed a healthy and fun activity together."

Division winners were as follows.


* Hannah Adams, first, 35:30.

* Caleb Ayer, second, 40:06.

* Olivia Ayer, third, 43:03.

11 to 13 division

* Jackson Kleiboeker, first, 24:41.

* Peterson, second, 27:06.

* Donell Kleiboeker, third, 28:11.

14 to 19 division

* Paynter, first, 18:59.

* Shawn Parnell, second, 23:16.

* Kelsie Raucher, third, 28:34.

20 to 29 division

* Jake Adams, first, 21:17.

* Casey Andrews, second, 44:01.

30 to 39 division

* Heather Ayer, first, 43:37.

* Kenna Freiburger, second 44:05.

40-49 division

* Greg Peterson, first, 27:06.

* Amy Reed, second, 36:20.

* Candy Dake, third, 39:21.

50-and-over division

Janet Adams, first, 44:03.

The Lawrence County 4-H council appreciates the sponsors and supporters who helped make their first 5K run a success.

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