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Fourth of July run explodes with racers

Moser wins as runners pack inaugural historic mile event

Posted: July 6, 2014 - 12:03am
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Runners start the inaugural Glenn Frick Memorial Mile on Friday, kicking off the Fourth Of July festivities on Egan Drive and getting the thousands of cheering fans lining the streets ready for the parade floats and participants.  KLAS STOLPE | JUNEAU EMPIRE
KLAS STOLPE | JUNEAU EMPIRE
Runners start the inaugural Glenn Frick Memorial Mile on Friday, kicking off the Fourth Of July festivities on Egan Drive and getting the thousands of cheering fans lining the streets ready for the parade floats and participants.

A well packed field of runners brought back memories of the historic Juneau & Douglas Fourth of July runs as 108 athletes chose to entertain the parade crowds bright and early on Independence Day on Friday.

Renamed the Glenn Frick Memorial Mile, in honor of man who had initiated interest in the festive race through the years and who passed this March to cancer, the inaugural mile was cheered from start to finish along the route that parade entrants would travel and viewers had packed in anticipation for the days decorated floats and well-costumed revelers.

“It was great to be able to finally bring the mile before the Juneau parade and a great way to honor our good friend Glenn,” Race director and Juneau-Douglas High School co-coach Tristan Knutson-Lombardo said. “He gave so much to our team and the Juneau running community.”

The race raised nearly one thousand dollars for the JDHS cross-country running program.

High school runner Riley Moser, age 17, won the day with a four minute and 36 second effort, just edging mid-twenty year old’s Bryce Iverson, 27, and Quinten Hennekam, 24, with 4:46 and 4:50, respectively.

“It was a lot of fun,” Moser said. “A great way to start the fourth.”

Shannon Gress, 28, represented the women runners in a sixth place overall time of 5:18 and Nick Watts, 10, topped the 10-and-unders with an overall finish of 37th in 6:51. Colleen Jones, 51, took the red lantern with a 14:53 effort that featured the loudest cheers of the day.

“Certainly this was a lot of participants,” local runner Bob Marshall said. “I think in the past we have had some high turn outs as well, maybe even more in the old days.”

In the old days the downtown City-Mile race started at the City Cafe and the Armadillo, places where the tram now rests, and went to the bridge and the Douglas 2-Mile Fun Run was always an unsupported race that dodged parked cars and revelers traveling to and from the Douglas events. Of course the original Douglas race featured an abundance of miners and their families in the field. At one point the races matched the latest effort, even reaching a high of 200 athletes.

On Friday Moser’s run was tops in a strong field as 19 finishers placed under the six-minute mark and 42 were better than seven minutes. See race results at bottom of story.

“Riley and Shannon put up some wicked course times,” Knutson-Lombardo said. “The official course records have been set, but we’ll see if they stand next year.”

After the run and parade the activity moved across the bridge to Douglas for the field events and go-cart races. All participants in the field events received $1 with winners pocketing $5, second place getting $3 and third place $2.

4th of July Field Event Results:

2-3 years old 10-yard dash - Girls: 1. Kinley Johns, 2. Tiger Lily Wichser, 3. Miriam Satre. Boys: 1. Dyson Long, 2. Cadrey Papa and Gunnar Cisney, 3. John Croasmum III.

4-5 years old 20-yard dash - Girls: 1. Leah Anderson, 2. Taylor Carter, 3. Chloe Wakley. Boys: 1. Logan Fellman, 2. Calvin Riecker, 3. Aiden Lewis.

6-8 years old 30-yard dash - Girls: 1. Kiyara Miller, 2. Ellan Jordan, 3. Emma Fellman. Boys: 1. Isaiah Munoz, 2. Calvin Riecker, 3. Aiden Lewis.

9-10 years old 40 yard dash - Girls: 1. Riley Traxler, 2. Monica Martin, 3. Rayna Gehring. Boys: 1. Finn Kesey, 2. Cooper Wakley, 3. Kurtus Lee.

11-14 years old 60 yard dash - Girls: 1. Ashleigh Neal, 2. Gretchen Neal, 3. Iayanah Brewer. Boys: 1. Matthew Concepcion, 2. Cully Corrigan, 3. Caleb Traxler.

10-12 years old and younger 3 legged race - Girls: 1. Raina Gehring and Lacie Gehring, 2. Annika Schwartz and Paige Adams, 3. Celia Wheeler and Rebekah Grube. Boys: 1. Hannel Hinckle and Israel Yadao, 2. Matthew Hartsock and Kellen Vilandre, 3. James Deats and Jonathan Dundore.

12 years and up 3 legged race - Girls: 1. Emma Kaelke and Cora Gehring, 2. Gretchen Neal and Jojo Griggs, 3. Kymberlee Kelly and Kallen Hoover. Boys: 1. Jacob Olmstead and Henry Melville, 2. Al Valentine and Alex Valentine, 3. Kwan Bales and John Croasmun Jr.

5-7 years old 20 yard sack race for Girls and Boys - 1. Joshua Anderson, 2. Finley Rautiainen, 3. Violet Ricker.

8-10 years old sack race - 1. Blake Clark, 2. Rayna Gehring, 3. Matthew Hartsock.

11-14 years old 40 yard sack race - 1. Matthew Concepcion, 2. Hansel Hinckle, 3. Ashleigh Neal.

14 years old and older sack race - Girls: 1. Kaitlin Fagerstrom, 2. Kymberlee Kelly, 3. Elizabeth Stickel. Boys: 1. Owen Kelly, 2. Nick Rutecki, 3. John Croasman Jr.

Parent and child sack race – 1. Albert Perkins and Alex Valentine, 2. Queenie Calma and Erin Jacobson, 3. Gretchen Neal and Donovan Neal.

1st Annual Glenn Frick Memorial Mile Results -

(Place, Name, Time, Sex, Age):

1. Riley Moser, 4:36, M, 17

2. Bryce Iverson, 4:46, M, 27

3. QuintenHennekam4:50, M,24

4. Greg Albrecht, 5:10, M, 30

5. Alec Nevalainen, 5:17, M, 40

6. Shannon Gress, 5:18, F, 28

7. Kevin Sellers, 5:22, M, 43

8. Jesse Stringer, 5:31, M, 31

9. Jim Ustasiewski, 5:34, M, 50

10. Nick Bursell, 5:38, M, 19

11. Este Dawson, 5:38, F, 18

12. Tim McKenna, 5:40, M, 14

13. Kyle Hebert, 5:47, M, 47

14. Bryan Madsen, 5:48, M, 41

15. Dan Robinson, 5:49, M, 47

16. Katie Jones, 5:50, F, 19

17. Mike Kelly, 5:55, M, 59

18. John Nagel, 5:59, M, 53

19. Kevin Buscay, 5:59, M, 43

20. Ryan Kelly, 6:05, M, 19

21. Conner Norman, 6:12, M, 13

22. Lindsay Hallvik, 6:23, F, 27

23. PhebeRohrbacher, 6:25,F, 28

24. Greg Pilcher, 6:26, M, 34

25. Hillary Young, 6:27, F, 30

26. Brea Mearig, 6:34, F, 32

27. Elena Eberhardt, 6:38, F, 15

28. Doug Woodby, 6:40, M, 60

29. Reed Stoops, 6:41, M, 65

30. Graham MaKebba, 6:43,F, 15

31. Megan Costello, 6:44, F, 32

32. Ryan Harvey, 6:45, M, 20

33. Dave Ringle, 6:47, M, 52

34. Ethan Mackey, 6:49, M, 12

35. John Mackey, 6:50, M, 49

36. Luke Mackey, 6:51, M, 14

37. Nick Watts, 6:51, M, 10

38. Scott Watts, 6:52, M, 48

39. Ashley Maloney, 6:54, F, 33

40. Elias West, 6:56, M, 11

41. Brendan Maloney, 6:59, M, 32

42. Guy Crockroft, 7:00, M, 54

43. Jim Grammel, 7:00, M, 50

44. Nicole Mannix, 7:03, F, 13

45. Carney Matthias, 7:06, M, 10

46. Will Robinson, 7:10, M, 9

47. Shannon Cabrero, 7:11, F, 37

48. Joe Lohmeier, 7:11, M, 27

49. Wake Madsen, 7:14, M, 12

50. Sara Raster, 7:32, F, 50

51. Joshua Garrigues, 7:38, M, 9

52. Ella Sowell, 7:43, F, 9

53. Leslie Mueca, 7:44, F, 31

54. Luerecia Mervine, 7:47, F, 37

55. Laura Sholes, 7:50, F, 45

56. Lia Domke, 7:57, F, 21

57. Melissa Skan, 7:57, F, 20

58. William Cashman, 8:10, M, 8

59. Kim Rivera, 8:11, F, 54

60. April Rezendes, 8:12, F, 29

61. Kristin Cashman, 8:14, F, 41

62. Leslie Daugherty, 8:24, F, 61

63. Martin Holst, 8:27, M, 8

64. Rob Haight, 8:41, M, 46

65. Elizabeth Cashman, 8:41, F, 12

66. Joe Cashman, 8:43, M, 36

67. John Casham, 8:43, M, 39

68. Jenny Twito, 8:46, F, 41

69. Betsey Brenneman, 8:48, F, 65

70. Ryan Story, 8:48, F, 19

71. Karelyn Thibodeau, 8:49, F, 8

72. Jenna Thibodeau, 8:51, F, 12

73. Jessice Rice, 8:53, F, 9

74. Ani Rice, 8:54, F, 9

75. Samuel Holst, 8:54, M, 10

76. Joe Thibodeau, 8:55, M, 48

77. William Neyhart, 8:59, M, 10

78. Ali Schneider, 9:00, F, 32

79. Busby West, 9:09, M, 8

80. Andy West, 9:10, M, 45

81. Reid Mackey, 9:28, M, 9

82. Frankie Phillifant, 9:38, F, 55

83. Odin Brudie, 9:39, M, 56

84. Ellen Story, 9:54, F, 28

85. Bell Donovan, 9:55, M, 26

86. Bodhi Baty, 10:10, M, 2

87. Sara Baty, 10:10, F, 34

88. Macabee Brna, 10:16, M, 8

89. Ryan Rastad, 10:27, M, 7

90. Janelle Rastad, 10:28, F, 34

91. Joshua Beedle, 10:38, M, 4

92. Jonathan Garrigues, 10:42, M, 7

93. Chris Thomas, 10:49, M, 67

94. Stephanie Shipley, 10:57, F, 30

95. Joanna Spotts, 10:58, F, 37

96. Von Kaenettom, 11:08, M, 59

97. Symon Rastad, 11:16, M, 34

98. Bennett Kubish, 11:16, M, 7

99. James Kubish, 11:17, M, 10

100. Carolyn Kubish, 11:18, F, 36

101. Christine Mackey, 11:21, F, 42

102. Cynthia Johnson, 11:22, F, 53

103. Chevis Jahaja, 11:52, M, 9

104. Rowan Dunn, 13:05, M, 4

105. Jeannette Lacy Dunn, 14:40

F, 38

106. Cheryl Sams, 14:40, F, 58

107. Katie Guthrie, 14:41, F, 12

108. Colleen Jones, 14:53, F, 51

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