River Run 10K titles go to valley runners

Written on Jul 4th, 2016 by , Category Events, News, Steve Maher's Blog

 

Shortly after the start, several eventual winners had already positioned themselves in front. From left, 5K women's winner Brooke Kingma (purple shorts, gray top); 5K men's winner Isaac Leavitt (bib No. 143, black shorts, white top); and 10K men's winner Jacob Smith (bib No. 285, black shorts, yellow top).

 

By Steve Maher
RunWenatchee.com

WENATCHEE — A couple of Wenatchee Valley residents captured River Run on the Fourth 10K titles Monday along the Wenatchee waterfront, while Selah and Mill Creek runners took home the 5K crowns.

In cooler-than-normal summer temperatures, Jacob Smith, a 22-year-old former Wenatchee High runner, won the men’s River Run 10K race in 38 minutes, 0.7 seconds, to beat East Wenatchee’s Phil Hochwalt, 34, who had a time of 38:30.8, and Wenatchee’s Chad McBride, 46, clocked in 38:33.0. Claton Belmont of Wenatchee, who won last year’s River Run 10K, was fourth in 41:01.9, even though he ran 54 seconds faster during this year’s race.

Cashmere’s Kelly Weatherman, 42, finished first in the women’s 10K in 48:25.9 to edge Winthrop’s 15-year-old Icel Sukovaty (48:28.6) by less then three

Isaac Leavitt of Selah nears the finish line as he wins Monday's River Run 5K men's title at Pybus Public Market. Following behind him is Mill Creek's Brooke Kingma, who was the women's 5K winner.

seconds. Seattle’s Heather MacMillan, 48, was third in 49:20.5.

In the men’s 5K event, teen runners claimed the top three spots. Selah’s Isaac Leavitt, 18, won the race in 18:47.3. Moses Lake’s Zachery Owens, 16, was runner-up in 19:35.3 and East Wenatchee’s Connor Weldy, 15, was third in 20:23.4.

Mill Creek’s Brooke Kingma defended her title in the women’s 5K, winning in 19:07.4. Kingma, 19, who runs for Lipscomb University in Nashville, also was the second fastest overall 5K runner on the day. Last year, she won the 5K in 18:40. Cashmere’s Kealani Paton, 21, who runs for Lewis-Clark State College, took second in 20:55.5 and Leavenworth’s Jodi Brautaset, 40, was third in 22:21.9.

It wouldn't be Fourth of July if there wasn't red, white and blue.

The 5K and 10K courses were on the Apple Capital Loop Trail adjacent to the Columbia River, with the start and finish outside Pybus Public Market. A total of 360 people registered for the RunWenatchee-produced event, which kicked off the Wenatchee Valley’s “Let’s Have a Blast” Fourth of July celebration.

For complete race results: http://www.runwenatchee.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RiverRun2016OfficialResults.pdf

River Run attracted dozens of kids, including these two "sprinters."

River Run on the Fourth
July 4, 2016
Wenatchee
10K results
Men
1. Jacob Smith, 22, Wenatchee, 38:00.7
2. Phillip Hochwalt, 34, East Wenatchee, 38:30.8
3. Chad McBride, 46, Wenatchee, 38:33.0
4. Claton Belmont, 61, Wenatchee, 41:01.9
5. Cory Feil, 35, East Wenatchee, 43:52.5
6. Matt Bomar, 33, Seattle, 44:07.4
7. Patrick Morgan, 47, Seattle, 44:10.0
8. Chris Goehner, 31, Wenatchee, 44:15.0
9. Derrek Long, 28, Wenatchee, 46:21.7
10. Seth Jorgensen, 13, Wenatchee, 47:14.5

10K results
Women
1. Kelly Weatherman, 42, Cashmere, 48:25.9
2. Icel Sukovaty, 15, Winthrop, 48:28.6
3. Heather MacMillan, 48, Seattle, 49:20.5
4. Marci Lyon, 44, East Wenatchee, 50:32.7
5. Becky Gallaher, 45, Wenatchee, 51:29.2
6. Lisa Stone, 43, Wenatchee, 54:06.2
7. Kristen Heneghen, 29, Wenatchee, 54:08.8
8. Melinda Anantatmula, 36, East Wenatchee, 54:24.8
9. Kati Anderson, 35, East Wenatchee, 54:33.6
10. Katie Covey, 23, East Wenatchee, 54:54.3

5K results
Men
1. Isaac Leavitt, 18, Selah, 18:47.3
2. Zachery Owens, 16, Moses Lake, 19:35.3
3. Connor Weldy, 15, East Wenatchee, 20:23.4
4. Devon Tayman, 17, Pittsford, N.Y., 20:48.1
5. Eric Hale, 20, Colorado Springs, Colo., 21:40.4
6. Thomas Weldy, 18, East Wenatchee, 22:04.8
7. Jacob James, 14, Wenatchee, 22:20.9
8. Allex Smith, 35, Wenatchee, 22:25.7
9. Liam Newman, 12, Wenatchee, 22:32.2
10. Greg Ringering, 23, Wenatchee, 22:33.7

5K results
Women
1. Brooke Kingma, 19, Mill Creek, 19:07.4
2. Kealani Paton, 21, Cashmere, 20:55.5
3. Jodi Brautaset, 40, Leavenworth, 22:21.9
4. Sydnie Heberling, 35, Seattle, 22:27.0
5. Shelan Stritzke, 34, Vancouver, 2252.9
6. Karen Weber, 50, Wenatchee, 23:36.5
7. Eleanor Nelson, 14, Cashmere, 23:57.9
8. Ashley Olson, 32, East Wenatchee, 24:14.0
9. Adria Torrence, 13, Cashmere, 24:28.2
10. Lauren Pierce, 17, Deer Park, 24:48.5

Melissa Lyons of Wenatchee (bib No. 152) and Eli Lyons (No. 151) run through Riverfront Park nearing the finish line.

 

Henry Nelson, a 12-year-old from Cashmere, sprints toward the 5K finish on Monday. Nelson finished 21st overall in the 5K. Behind him is Charles Anderson (No. 8) of Folsom, Calif.

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