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Nikiski holds walk/run

Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2007

As part of Family Fun in the Midnight Sun, a walk/run was held on Saturday in Nikiski. There was a three-mile event and a five-mile event. The winner of the women’s three-mile event was Heidi Chay at 28 minutes, 17 seconds, with Nicole Johnson in second at 28:33 and Katelyn Rullman in third at 34:27. The winner of the men’s three-mile event was Peter Ribbens at 24:23, with Daniel Ribbens in second at 26:51 and Tanner Payment in third at 27:05.

Molly Watkins won the women’s five-mile event with a time of 35:01, followed by Satorene Jackson’s 38:34 and Pam Burns’ 41:04. Todd Boonstra, a former Olympic skier, won the men’s race in a blistering 28:41, while Kent Peterson was second at 33:17 and Robert Burns was third at 35:58.

3-mile walk/run

Women

18 and under — 1. Katelyn Rullman, 34 minutes, 27 seconds; 2. Alexis Osborn, 50:49; 3. McKenna Leighton, 51:14.

19 to 39 — 1. Nicole Johnson, 28:33; 2. Michelle Christensen, 41:22; 3. Katie Bowers, 45:42.

40 to 59 — 1. Heidi Chay, 28:17; 2. Debbie Palin, 34:29; 3. Tracie Payment, 37:14.

Men

18 and under — 1. Daniel Ribbens, 26:51; 2. Tanner Payment, 27:05; 3. Trey Zimmerman, 36:19.

40 to 59 — 1. Peter Ribbens, 24:23; 2. Troy Zimmerman, 36:20; 3. Wally Hufford, 60:50.

60 and over — 1. Erik Barnes, 34:28.

5-mile walk/run

Women

18 and under — 1. Molly Watkins, 35:01.

19 to 39 — 1. Pam Burns, 41:04; 2. Deb Russ, 41:17; 3. Laura Rooper, 44:16.

40 to 59 — 1. Satorene Jackson, 36:34; 2. Barbara Bellluomini, 51:26; 3. Maria Sweppi, 53:39.

Men

18 and under — 1. Robert Burns, 35:56; 2. Joel Ribbens, 38:55; 3. Christopher Richter, 42:27.

19 to 39 — 1. Kent Peterson, 33:17; 2. Eric Braun, 35:20; 3. Mike Stangel, 38:20.

40 to 59 — 1. Todd Boonstra, 28:41; 2. Dan Chay, 42:41; 3. Will Schwenke, 59:33.



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