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Hometown residents win local race

Courtesy photo The Manistique Paper Chase run took place Saturday in Manistique. Pictured from left are the winners of Saturday’s races: Riley Hough of Hartland, Mich. (overall winner in 5K), Karen Nelson of Gwinn (women’s champ in 10K), and Mark Calhoun of Manistique (overall winner in 10K).

MANISTIQUE — Mark Calhoun and Allie Nagy had the pleasure of winning their hometown races in Saturday’s Manistique Paper Chase Run.

Calhoun topped the field in the 10-kilometer race, covering the 6.2-mile course in 38 minutes, 19.7 seconds. He was followed by Greg Ryan of Sherwood, Wis. (40:25.3) and Cory Case of Manistique (44:25.4).

“After looking at last year’s times, I knew what I had to do to be competitive,” said Calhoun. “I wanted to go out a little strong and I was able to get into a rhythm. It was a little hot out there, but a great race day.”

Nagy topped the women’s 5-K at 22:57.7, followed by Maya Carlson (23:15.9) and Meg Espinoza (23:54.9), both of Manistique.

Riley Hough of Fenton, Mich. was the overall 5-K winner in 17:08.2, followed by Seth Helman of Houghton (17:50.1) and Levi Robinson of Willard, Oh. (17:54).

“I didn’t really have a strategy,” said Hough, who’s entering his freshman year at Hartland High School. “I just go out and have fun. I got into a rhythm right away and everything felt right. For me, this is perfect weather. The breeze off the lake felt good, especially near the end of the race.”

Karen Nelson of Gwinn copped the women’s 10-K at 48:29.7. She was followed by Kris Gould of Denver (49:54.8) and Dana Pelkola of Gwinn (50:35.3).

“I wanted to get under 50, so I was pretty happy with my time,” said Nelson. “The temperature was a little warm, but the breeze off Lake Michigan really helped. I truly enjoyed the race. The people were very helpful and friendly. I’ll be back.”

More than 280 people participated in the races, which were held under sunny and breezy conditions with temperatures near 70.

5-K

Male

Overall winner — Riley Hough, Fenton, Mich., 17:08.2.

6 & under — Dylan Bjorne, Iron Mountain, 34:24.9; 7-9 — Owen Kusnier, Gulliver, 34:15.8; 10-12 — Austin Hinkson, Manistique, 21:07.7; 13-15 — Grant Mason, Gulliver, 21:51.1; 16-18 — Levi Robinson, Willard, Oh., 17:54; 19-22 — Seth Helman, Houghton, 17:50.1; 23-29 — Cody Kayser, Grand Rapids, Mich., 20:16.3; 30-34 — Joe Simon, Gould City, 20:59.3; 35-39 — Matt McNamara, McMillan, 18:44.5; 40-44 — Steve Pugh, Manistique, 26:48.5; 45-49 — Dan Brown, Las Vegas, Nev., 21:47.9; 50-54 — Steve Godlewski, Sheboygan, Wis., 23:32.8; 55-59 — Rich Aldrich, Manistique, 28:34;4; 60-64 — Matthew Evans, Southfield, Mich., 27:44.4; 65-69 — John Vrancic, Escanaba, 40:54; 70-74 — Tom Pugh, Manistique, 45:18.1; 75 & over — George Graeber, Mason, Mich., 35:56.4.

Female

Overall winner — Allie Nagy, Manistique, 22:57.7.

6 & under — Georgia Winkel, Manistique, 40:22.5; 7-9 — Natalie Bjorne, Iron Mountain, 27:46,2; 10-12 — Maya Carlson, Manistique, 23:15.9; 13-15 — Olivia Kingren, Manistique, 25:30.6; 16-18 — Meg Espinoza, Manistique, 23:54.1; 19-22 — Breanna Bosanic, Manistique, 25:34.1; 23-29 — Kailyn Ebli, Seattle, Wash., 26:50.8; 30-34 — Jaclyn Vail, Manistique, 29:23.3; 35-39 — Angie Bjorne, Iron Mountain, 26:10.3; 40-44 — Kathleen Burnett, Walled Lake, Mich., 25:48.1; 45-49 — Cindy McDaniel, Manistique, 26:37.7; 50-54 — Cindy Parker, Ovid, Mich., 38:18.3; 55-59 — Beth Aldrich, Manistique, 28:34.1; 60-64 — Paula Ebli, Kingsford, 28:53.9; 65-69 — Trish Forstner-Cayia, Manistique, 32:42; 70-74 — Colleen Skluzacek, 39:30.9; 75 & over — Harriet Farley, Manistique, 44:27.1.

10-K

Male

Top five — 1, Mark Calhoun, Manistique, 38:19.7; 2, Greg Ryan, Sherwood, Wis., 40:25.3; Cory Case, Manistique, 44:25.4; John Burnett, Walled Lake, Mich., 45:46.1; 5, David Kolch, Byron, Mich., 46:46.9.

19 & under — Logan Hagenson, Manistique, 55:47; 30-39 — Alexandro Rodrigues de Lima, Chicago, 56:24.8; 40-49 — Bob Burnham, Wetmore, 47:12.6; 60-69 — Bruce Collins, Gladstone, 56:56.2; 70 & over — Bill Sved, Marquette, 54:22.8.

Female

Top five — 1, Karen Nelson, Gwinn, 48:29.7; 2, Kris Gould, Denver, 49:54.8; 3, Dana Pelkola, Gwinn, 50:35.3; 4, Nancy Krusic, Manistique, 50:41.3; 5, Nora Cunningham, Manistique, 56:41.8.

19 & under — Abigail Burnham, Wetmore, 1:07:36.3; 30-39 — Jacquelyn Hoeve, Gulliver, 54:53; 40-49 — Jennifer Burnham, Wetmore, 1:01:21,4; 50-59 — Rachel Roohr, Coldwater, Mich., 1:05:50.4; 60-69 — Gail Jacobs, Manistique, 1:00:08.8.

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