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Participants in the LeeShore Center’s Kenai Peninsula Run for Women start the race on Saturday morning.

Women's Run draws a crowd

Posted: August 11, 2012 - 11:59am  |  Updated: August 13, 2012 - 3:39pm
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Carolyn Roush runs down N. Willow Street during the 5K portion of the Run for Women on Saturday.  Photo by Brian Smith
Photo by Brian Smith
Carolyn Roush runs down N. Willow Street during the 5K portion of the Run for Women on Saturday.

A beautiful blue sky greeted 150 runners on Saturday morning in downtown Kenai at the 25th Annual LeeShore Center Run for Women.

Angie Voight of St. Paul, Minn., took the 10-kilometer race, running a time of 38 minutes, 56 seconds, 3:06 ahead of runner-up Heather Gaines.

“I was hoping to run about that time,” Voight said. “I like the turnaround point, so you can see who’s behind you and who’s coming, but I was by myself mostly. It’s hard to pace when there’s no one to run with, but they were there so I kept going.”

Voight said with recent 90-degree temperatures in St. Paul, the weather did not play a factor at all in her race, and said she was able to get out to the lead early and keep a steady pace. Voight, who is up visiting family, also used this race in training for the Twin Cities Marathon in Minneapolis.

“I like to plan my trips around races, and I like doing this race,” Voight said. “It’s a beautiful day, a fast course, and the supporters are wonderful.”

Second-place finisher Gaines was met with a surprise just moments after she crossed the line, receiving flowers and a marriage proposal from Scott Moon. She said yes.

“He’s given me flowers every year since we’ve been dating at the end of the women’s run, and I saw the red and white ones and I thought, ‘Well that’s different,’” Gaines said. “And then I saw him get down on one knee and everyone started screaming and I knew what was coming.”

Prior to that moment, Gaines said the race was out of her reach early, knowing Voight was in the field.

“I couldn’t pace with her at all, she was gone from the start,” Gaines said. “She’s run before and I knew she was probably going to win again.”

A fast, flat course makes running a personal best easier, but the women’s 5K winner has had better times before.

Allie Ostrander, 15, led a family sweep of the podium in the shorter race, winning with a time of 18:14. Her older sister, Taylor, finished 2:54 behind in second, and their mother, Teri, finished third, another 46 seconds back.

“It was a really fast race, it’s an Ostrander sweep,” Allie said. “We do it every year as a family because it’s not as tense as other races, it doesn’t have that competitiveness about it. I think that’s why so many people do it.”

Taylor is set to attend Willamette University in Salem, Ore., in the fall, and will be running on the cross-country and track teams.

“I’ve been struggling with a problem with my IT (iliotibial) band, but I’ve been able to run through it,” she said. “I decided I was going to try to run between 6:50- and 7:05-minute miles and see how I was feeling. The whole race is on pavement, which is hard on your legs, but it turned out pretty good.”

In the boys 5K race, it was Kenai Central junior Nate Mole who crossed the line first, out of the three men who ran. Mole actually finished ahead of every runner in the field, with a time of 18:10. 

“I was just going to pace with (Allie) during it, and I didn’t want to make her go too fast though, so I was talking to her at one point,” Mole said. 

Mole said he was running the race in preparation for the high school cross-country season, and was pacing with Ostrander most of the race.

“I led most of the way but he outsprinted me,” Ostrander said. “I could tell it was him because it was a guy breathing.”

Since May 1977, The LeeShore Center has served as Kenai and the Central Peninsula’s 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault shelter — providing a safe place for women and children to go.

 

LeeShore Center’s Kenai
Peninsula Run for Women

Saturday

Women’s 5-kilometer race

1. Allie Ostrander, 18 minutes, 14 seconds; 2. Taylor Ostrander, 21:08; 3. Teri Ostrander, 21:54; 4. Sue Seggerman, 22:04; 5. Viorica Thompson, 23:25; 6. Liz Cristiano, 24:00; 7. Kimberly England, 24:26; 8. Alexandria Bergholtz, 24:55; 9. Jessie Ruffridge, 25:18; 10. Molly Hull, 25:20; 11. Mary Porter, 25:24; 12. Carolyn Roush, 25:38; 13. Stephanie Burns, 25:40; 14. Cameron Ramos, 25:44; 15. Inger Deede, 26:38; 16. Jennifer Jackson, 26:39; 17. Jane Fuerstenau, 27:02; 18. Jordan Schneider, 27:19; 19. Jacquelyn Kennedy, 27:32; 20. Shelly Peterson, 27:40; 21. Terri Cowart, 28:02; 22. Sherry Schneider, 29:26; 23. Marissa Painter, 29:36; 24. Maile Dexheimer, 29:39; 25. Christine Bergholtz, 30:07.

26. Emily Kornelis, 30:20; 27. Deirdre Cheek, 30:57; 28. Jennifer Warren, 31:05; 29. Eileen Bryson, 31:15; 30. Jennifer Tollackson, 31:35; 31. Lisa Turner, 31:49; 32. Michelle Higuchi, 32:59; 33. Melinda Miller, 33:19; 34. Roseli Drath, 33:33; 35. Pat Walton, 34:08; 36. Reean Pitts, 35:21; 37. Tracy Pitts, 35:21; 38. Mary Rhyner, 35:28; 39. Nanami Kubo, 36:04; 40. Amanda Peterson, 36:05; 41. Kim McMilin, 36:21; 42. Joy Dysert, 36:28; 43. Lauri Lingafelt, 36:28; 44. Sharon Tieaskie, 37:38; 45. Kelly Hicks, 37:40; 46. Michelle Graves, 37:44; 47. Annie Bobannie, 37:51; 48. Danielle Hills, 38:03; 49. Adara Warren, 38:04; 50. Nicole Murphy, 38:10.

51. Kelsi Staton, 38:11; 52. Patsy Marston, 38:29; 53. Pat Branson, 38:43; 54. Patricia Montgomery, 38:48; 55. Sabrina Hames, 39:19; 56. Alie Minium, 39:59; 57. Lani Lauver, 40:32; 58. Hydra Murray, 40:33; 59. Sara Moore, 40:54; 60. Linda Loranger, 40:56; 61. Desiree Hogan, 41:00; 62. Brenda Anderson, 41:45; 63. Brodie Kimmel, 41:50; 64. Peggy Beilfuss, 42:13; 65. Karen Davis, 42:17; 66. Kathleen Bush, 42:58; 67. Bonnie Garwood, 43:07; 68. Ashley Blatchford, 43:56; 69. Kimberlee Caldwell, 44:05; 70. Debbie Allen, 44:06; 71. JoyAnn Morgan, 44:58; 72. Yvonne Oren, 45:21; 73. Joan Merrick, 48:21; 74. Teresa Bartos, 49:18; 75. Jessica Bookey, 49:19.

76. Mary Green, 49:34; 77. Teri Birchfield, 49:35; 78. Linda Hollier, 49:43; 79. Susan Smalley, 50:00; 80. Shauna Thornton, 50:00; 81. Mary Starrs Armstrong, 50:53; 82. Patricia Reilly, 51:06; 83. Lora Anderson, 51:21; 84. Lori Peikert, 51:22; 85. Betty Dean, 51:26; 86. Elizabeth Rivenbark, 52:08; 87. Cynthia Rivenbark, 52:26; 88. Monique Spiers, 52:57; 89. Charlene Spiers, 52:58; 90. Alice Anderson, 52:59; 91. Emily Mayberry, 53:16; 92. Heidi Berg, 53:16; 93. Lisa Callahan, 53:17; 94. Rinna Carson, 53:32; 95. Michelle Miller, 54:04; 96. Barbara Beeman, 54:05; 97. Linda Tannehill, 54:07; 98. Tammi Linn, 54:28; 99. Donna Bartman, 55:11; 100. Shraddha Davis, 55:34. 

101. Yvette Barrows, 55:35; 102. Jean Dixson, 56:41; 103. Leora Olsen, 56:55; 104. Judith Shields, 56:59; 105. Juline Arestad, 57:18; 106. Stephanie Kobylarz, 57:57; 107. Karin Bryson, 57:59; 108. Tehya Naylor, 58:12; 109. Delaney Jensen, 58:13; 110. Susan Stone, 58:39; 111. Sarah Becker, 59:54; 112. Jessica Mahurin, 1:04:06; 113. Ashley Hollowell, 1:04:07; 114. Karen Pala, 1:04:20; 115. Katy Settlemyer, 1:04:22; 116. Linda White, 1:10:36; 117. Amanda Smith, 2:01:17.

Men’s 5-kilometer race

1. Nate Mole, 18:10; 2. Matthew Minium, 34:54; 3. Riley Graves, 35:41.

Women's 10-kilometer race

1. Angie Voight, 38:56; 2. Heather Gaines, 42:02; 3. Debbie Cropper, 42:32; 4. Sarah Walton, 46:20; 5. Satorene Jackson, 47:46; 6. Susan Craig, 48:02; 7. Lissa Cristiano, 48:07; 8. Ashley Anderson, 48:53; 9. Olivia Pfeifer, 49:36; 10. Kara Johnston, 54:02; 11. Hadassah Udelhoven, 55:04; 12. Karla Barkman, 55:45; 13. Tess Borce, 55:49; 14. Sara Klobucar, 59:06; 15. Margaret Sims, 1:00:11; 16. Shannon Bird, 1:01:05; 17. Sandra Pfaffe, 1:02:10; 18. Janelle Hames, 1:02:17; 19. Meg Mueller, 1:03:00; 20. Shaundra Robinson, 1:03:10; 21. Lisa Renken, 1:06:00; 22. Maria Sweppy, 1:06:39; 23. Peggy Leonard, 1:06:51; 24. China Stone, 1:12:58; 25. Rita Knorr, 1:14:33.

26. Johna Beech, 1:18:07; 27. Heather Nash, 1:19:20; 28. K. Matthea Boatright, 1:20:54; 29. A. Kirsten Boatright, 1:26:40; 30. Jennifer Watkins, 1:27:12.

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