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Athletes participate in annual Mental Health Race

Thursday, August 9, 2012

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(From left) Megan Everhart, Emily Gill and Alex Stoffregen
On the coolest morning Putnam County has had in what seems like a few months, runners and walkers lined up for the Mental Health Race, held at the DePauw Nature Park July 28.

After the four miles of hills had been conquered and the dust settled, awards for first place went to the first three women: 19-year-old Megan Everhart 29:36, 18-year-old Emily Gill 30:41 and 16-year-old Alex Stoffregan 32:22.

The first three men were Noah Droddy, 21-years-old in 23:38, 21-year-old Stu Newgent in 24:10 and 15-year-old Taylor Secrest in 24:35.

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(From left) Karen Birt, Joanne Allee and Colleen Matthews.
Age group winners in men and women were 10-and-under were Ian Williamson (age 5) and Isabel Schaefer (age 7). In the teen divisions, Will Bond ran a 25:16 and Juliana Delano ran a 36:13.

Nick Brattain recorded a time of 27:26 and Mary Brauchea ran a time of 34:57 in the 20-year-old age division, while Michael Scott posted a time of 28:01 and Candis Hartman ran a 35:48 in the 30-year-old division. Topping the 40-year-old division was Drew Brattain with a time of 27:46, Nancy Thomas with a time of 36:05 and Jeff Sigworth running a time of 30:16 and Janice Van Vactor posted a time of 37-flat in the 50-year-old division.

Paul Truelove logged a time of 32:08 in the 60-year-old division.

Lance Daugherty, who ran a time of 32:17, held the distinction of being the oldest running at age 68.

The two-mile walk was blazed by 47-year-old Colleen Matthews in a time of 24:11 in the women's division and 36-year-old Ian Stewart with a time of 26:37 in the men's division. Second and third place in the women's division went to 62-year-old JoAnne Allee with her time of 26:16 and 50-year-old Karen Birt in a time of 26:45, respectively.

Sixty-year-old Harry Galich was second in the men's division with a time of 27:14 and 29-year-old David Brabham was third with a time of 30:55. It should be noted, Brabham's time was logged while pushing his two-year-old.

In the 10-and-under age group, Kurtis Broadstreet recorded a time of 32:42. In the teen group, Sarah Tincher posted a time of 29:55.

Millie Brabham recorded a time of 30:53 in the 20-year-old division. She achieved her time while carrying her newborn baby son.

In the 30-year-old division, Natalie Bridges walked a time of 29:40, while Sarah Freeman had a time of 26:58 in the 40-year-old division with Scott Stockton recording a time of 34:22.

In the 50-year-old group, Liliana Galich walked a time of 27:24, while Dan Benassi had a time of 33:35.

Rounding out the competitors were Cozette McColgin who walked a time of 28:48 in the 60-year-old division and Bill Wieland who posted a time of 33:47 in the 70-year-old division.

The Putnam County Mental Health 4-mile run and 2-mile walk, in partnership with the DePauw cross country team, will reconvene on the last Saturday of July in 2013, at 8 a.m. at the DePauw Nature Park.