GLADSTONE - Trevor Vetort of Cedar River became the first runner to cross the finish line Saturday in the inaugural Scenic Shore five-kilometer run, covering the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes, four seconds.
Vetort, who hadn't slept in more than 30 hours, was followed by Lee Kanitz of Hessel (17:39) and Hunter Dlugas of Bark River (20:14).
"I wasn't really trying for a good time," said Vetort, who works the third shift at the Waupaca Foundry in Marinette. "I started a new job and haven't slept since Thursday night. I actually felt good. I really like this course."
Brittany Richard of Garden topped the women (21:20), followed by Justina Liss of Bark River (23:09) and Jill Richard of Garden in a personal-best 23:20.
"My hamstring feels better than it did last week (in the Gladstone World Hunger Run)," said Brittany Richard, who also won that event. "I like the course. It's something different. It helps to have people on the course to cheer you on. It was definitely comfortable for running today."
The race, which drew a field of 35, was held under partly sunny and breezy condition with temperatures near 70.
11 & under - Cole Alworden, Gladstone, 23:26; 15-19 - Trevor Vetort, Cedar River, 17:04; 20-29 - Tom Bell, Escanaba, 23:13; 30-39 - Lee Kanitz, Hessel, 17:39; 40-49 - Russell Aird, Gladstone, 23:43; 50-59 - James LeGault, Gladstone, 21:09; 60-69 - John Vrancic, Escanaba, 32:50; 70 & over - Dick Jenkins, Escanaba, 33:46.
15-19 - Brittany Richard, Garden, 21:20; 30-39 - Stacie Nelson, Ontonagon, 33:27; 40-49 - Jill Richard, Garden, 23:20; 50-59 - Wendy Gerou, Vulcan, 33:09; 60-69 - Judy Balanda, Rapid River, 34:29.