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Fall Festival Thresher 5K results announced

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College announces overall and age division results for the Thresher 5K Run, Jog or Walk that took place Saturday, Oct. 4, on the Bethel College campus.

Todd Lehman of Hesston had the fastest time, finishing in 18:33. He was followed by Steve Rogers, Newton, at 20:26 and Abraham Stucky, Moon Township, Pa., at 21:06.

Pam Rizza, Wichita, was the first-place female finisher with a time of 23:24, followed by Donna Spoonemore, Hillsboro, at 23:32 and Megan Fowler, La Junta, Colo., 25:00.

Age and gender division results are as follows:

Male, 12 and under: Gage Mayo, La Junta, Colo., 23:52; Riley Kingsley, North Newton, 24:21; Anthony Santiago, Burrton, 24:31. Female, 12 and under: Kate Sebes, North Newton, 41:46; Anna Wiens, Goessel, 45:41; Katherine Lamp, Halstead, 51:21.

Male, 13-18: Abraham Stucky, Moon Township, Pa., 21:06; Mauro Brancaccio, La Junta, Colo., 22:46; Jenson Kingsley, North Newton, 24:18.

Male, 19-24: Andre Santiago, Emporia, 24:07; Abe Regier, Newton, 24:52; Alex Unruh, Valley Center, 28:12. Female, 19-24: Pam Rizza, Wichita, 23:24; Megan Fowler, La Junta, Colo., 25:00; Jennifer Regier, Newton, 25:43.

Male, 25-29: Kris White, Newton, 24:30; Lowell Wyse, Newton, 25:55; Jacob Gunden, Hesston, 26:34.

Male, 30-34: Todd Lehman, Hesston, 18:33. Female, 30-34: Erin Scheller, Longmont, Colo., 26:13; Ruth Harder, North Newton, 29:01; Melissa Tieszen, Round Rock, Texas, 36:51.

Male, 35-39: Steve Rogers, Newton, 20:26; David LeVan, Newton, 24:28; Brad Guhr, Newton, 26:56. Female, 35-39: Christy Schunn, North Newton, 27:26; Tanya Santiago, Burrton, 27:28; Raquel Langley, Newton, 28:34.

Male, 40-44: Mark Miller, Hesston, 25:16; Don Kingsley, North Newton, 27:57; Paul Schrag, Newton, 29:38; Female, 40-44: Amy Tongish, Newton, 28:07; RaeLene Meinen, McPherson, 30:21; Cindy Wiens, Goessel, 38:19.

Male, 45-49: David Wiens, Longmont, Colo., 21:08; Todd Esau, Hutchinson, 22:46; David Kreider, North Newton, 22:58. Female, 45-49: Donna Spoonemore, Hillsboro, 23:32; Heidi Regier Kreider, North Newton, 25:59; Ami Regier, North Newton, 26:41.

Male, 50-54: Randall Goering, Newton, 23:17; Lowell Tieszen, Durham, N.C., 36:26. Female, 50-54: Melinda Latimore, Halstead, 32:06; Ann Anderson, McPherson, 35:26; Jan Neufeld, North Newton, 37:15.

Male, 55-59: Francis Toews, North Newton, 24:43; Clarence Rempel, Newton, 27:23; Garold Minns, Wichita, 28:10. Female, 55-59: Sharon Lehman, Newton, 25:17; Judy Kliewer, North Newton, 25:53; Jill Bremyer, McPherson, 27:56.

Male, 60-64: Gregg Peterson, Newton, 25:53; Don Linscheid, Fresno, Calif., 44:12.

Male, 65 and over: DuMont Schmidt, Whitewater, 24:38; Don Kehrberg, Newton, 31:07. Female, 65 and over: LaVera Schrag, North Newton, 48:25.

Other participants in the 2008 Thresher 5K Run, Jog or Walk were: 12 and under, Henry Friesen-Guhr (26:56); Ben Wiens, Goessel (29:06); Zach Wiens, Goessel (32:00); Elizabeth Lamp, Halstead (57:51). 13-18, Ben Kreider, North Newton (24:36). 19-24, Jodi Runge, Newton (26:00), Amber Goossen, Beatrice, Neb. (26:51); Julie-Ann Minns, Bel Aire (27:11); Sarah Buller, Lenexa (30:19); Paul Regier, Newton (31:08); Jennifer Santiago, Emporia (56:32). 30-34, Lori Ellison, Newton (41:43); Brandy Whitney, North Newton (56:32). 35-39, Chris Wiebe, Whitewater (27:33); Jill Lachenmayr, Newton (35:18); Kevin Sebes, North Newton (41:40). 40-44, Rob Schunn, Whitewater (31:09); Chris Zuercher, Newton (41:43). 45-49, Gary Histand, North Newton (23:11); Ronnie Schrag, Moundridge (23:52); Lynette Guhr, Newton (26:59); Lynda Stucky, Moon Township, Pa. (27:26); Connie Kaufman, Moundridge (27:53); Peg Graber, McPherson (30:33); Chuck Regier, Newton (31:07); Shirley Rodenberg, Halstead (32:48); Gwen Mattice, Fayetteville, Ark. (51:21); Annette Lamp, Halstead (57:51). 50-54, Maracee Suderman, Newton (43:37); Sharyn Tieszen, Durham, N.C. (52:28). 55-59, Robert Fowler, La Junta, Colo. (29:58); Richard Archer, McPherson (30:39); Carolyn Timken, North Newton (43:37); Kathleen Thimm, Beatrice, Neb. (44:11); Nancy Tieszen, Wellington (52:28).

The youngest participant was Elizabeth Lamp, Halstead, 5. The oldest participant was 73.

Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and was the only Kansas private college to be ranked in Forbes.com’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at www.bethelks.edu.

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