Record number turn out for YMCA / MCSP 5K Run/Walk

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

SPENCER -- The YMCA/Friends of McCormick's Creek 5K Run/Walk Saturday morning attracted 166 racers. The race began near the pool at McCormick's Creek State Park, traveled 3.1 miles on scenic park roads and ended back at the pool.

The race was a fundraising event for the Owen County Family YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and the Friends of McCormick's Creek, as well as part of the Magnificent 7 Race Series.

For 17-year-old Peter Wegener of Springville, the race was over in 17 minutes and 31 seconds. Wegener was the fastest runner on Saturday with a mile pace of 5:38, earning him his third first place overall win in a row at YMCA /MCSP races.

Runners participating in the YMCA/MCSP 5K Run/Walk were (front left) Andrea Eagleman, Karl Eagleman, Justin Graham, Lance Daugherty, Bretton Tyron and Joe Liechty.

Justin Graham of Cloverdale followed Wegener across the finish line with a time of 17:57. Joe Liechty of Greencastle also participated in the event.

Thirty-year-old Lindsay Bruick was the first female to cross the finish line with a time of 20:22. Mandy Knust was second among female runners with a time of 20:46. Coincidently, Bruick and Knust also placed first and second in the female run competition in the fall trail race.

Seasoned walker Charlie Waller of Louisville, placed first in the men's competitive walk with a time of 29:39, followed by local walker Steven Floyd with a time of 32:53. Vinnie Carpenter of Spencer earned first place for the women's competitive walk with a time of 36:47.