Legault wins road race

GLADSTONE — Jim Legault hadn’t done a road race in two years prior to Saturday.

The 59-year-old Gladstone resident made up for lost time on this partly sunny and humid day, winning the Scenic Shore five-kilometer run in 19 minutes, nine seconds.

“I just wanted to go out hard and see what I could do,” he said. “I looked back (late in the race) and didn’t see anybody behind me and just coasted in. The humidity was a little high, but the breeze cooled us off coming in.”

Legault was followed by fellow Gladstone runners Mike Loudin (20;49) and Rusty Aird (21:08).

Former Gladstone resident Mallory Nelsen was crowned women’s champion at 26:52, followed by Rapid River residents Madison Mishica (27:25) and Kathie Mishica (27:40).

“The run is for a good cause and I just wanted to enjoy it,” said Nelsen, who now lives in Atlanta, Mich. “This is a good way to support the senior citizens and the community. The weather turned out pretty nice and it was a nice run.”

Temperatures hovered in the mid 60s for the event, which drew 36 runners and walkers.

The summary:

Male

11 & under — Tanner Howes, Gladstone, 24:06; 12-14 — Avery Scully, Escanaba, 30:03; 15-19 — Cody Cayer, Perkins, 30:02; 20-29 — Mike Loudin, Gladstone, 20:49; 30-39 — Mike Lamburring, Los Angeles, 26:53; 40-49 — Rusty Aird, Gladstone, 21:08; 50-59 — Jim Legault, Gladstone, 19:09; 70 & over — Dave Hunter, Cedar River, 29:20.

Female

11 & under — Baylie LaVigne, Escanaba, 29:56; 12-14 — Autumn Scully, Escanaba, 38:08; 15-19 — Madison Mishica, Rapid River, 27:25; 30-39 — Mallory Nelsen, Atlanta, Mich., 26:52; 40-49 — Natalie Simmons, Escanaba, 38:05; 50-59 — Angie O’Dell, Rapid River, 31:13.

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