The Versailles Republican Sports

June 30, 2011

2011 RCCC 5K Run/Walk results are posted

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

The 18th annual Ripley County Chamber of Commerce 5K Run/Walk event participants found Saturday, June 25, as near ideal weather conditions as they could possibly hope for.
Eighty-seven had signed up to compete with only two not attending. A breakdown by sex among event entrants found 60 entering the run and 27 the walk. Of the runners, males out numbered the female entries 35-25, while female walkers outnumbered male walkers 21-6. The entrants' ages ranged from seven to 68.
Top Runners
Ron Perry, behind bib number 36, was the overall first place finisher with his time posted at 18:42. South Ripley Lady Raider freshman runner, Isabella Gramaglia, (#64) captured first place female runner honors with her 5K race finishing time of 22:08.
Top Walkers
Owen Menchhofer, behind bib number 55, walked his way to first place finisher, among the 27 walkers, with his 5K walk time posted at 41:15. Finishing only steps behind Menchhofer as the first female walker with her time of 41:21 was 13 & under walker Alyssa Young of Manchester. Young's mother, Lynette, crossed the line as the second female walker with a time of 41:23.
Congratulations to all who competed and finished their race!
See page six in The Versailles Republican for photos of run and walk medal winners in the different age groups.
Results for every finishing participant are listed below!

Included in the final wave enroute from the start of the 2011 Ripley County Chamber of Commerce hosted 5K Run/Walk on the Versailles Square is Merle Hines, pictured at center in black. Hines is a 24 year+ cross country and track & field coach for the Oldenburg Academy Twisters, and takes pride in having ran 5K's in all 50 states of the USA.