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August 30, 2009: August Runner of the Month
August 25, 2009: Brimson Sisu Results
The Brimson Sisu was held last Saturday, August 22nd. About 250 people participated in the 27th annual race. The course included varied terrain and scenic overlooks of the Cloquet River.
Submitted by Kathleen Anderson
1st: Kathleen Monaghan Duluth, MN 25:49
2nd: Elaine Nelson Duluth, MN 26:50
3rd: Amanda Lepisto Duluth, MN 28:47
1st: Eric Hartmark Duluth, MN 22:23
2nd: Jarrow Wahman Duluth, MN 24:43
3rd: Darrin Johnson South Range, WI 24:45
Female Age Groups:
7 & under: Grace Abott Duluth, MN 73:16
8-10: Megan Zwak Duluth, MN 40:05
11-13: Adara Zwak Duluth, MN 42:45
14-16: Espree Essig Aurora , MN 33:50
17-19: Amy Johnson Salo, MN 34:18
20-29: Kate Zieman Mpls, MN 35:37
30-39: Carrie Heikkila Duluth, MN 31:54
40-49: Cheri Johnson Aurora, MN 32:54
50-59: Janet Gensler New River, AZ 32:31
60-69: Sara Cherne Duluth, MN 35:22
Male Age Groups:
7 & under: Noah Westman Brimson, MN 58:00
8-10: Paul Schraufnagel Duluth, MN 41;56
11-13: Sam Johnson Aurora, MN 30:51
14-16: Drew Johnson Aurora, MN 27:11
17-19: Jari Mackie Brule, WI 27:01
20-29: David Hypponen Duluth, MN 25:48
30-39: Grant Nelson Duluth, MN 25:46
40-49: Jim Reed Duluth, MN 25:01
50-59: Tom Peterson Knife River, MN 27:59
60-69: Mike Gunsolus Duluth, MN 37:17
70-79: Ed Mudek Duluth, MN 37:56
1st: Mila Landstrom Duluth, MN 46:28
2nd: Sue VanKekerix Two Harbors, MN 53:48
1st: Jeff Hallback Duluth, MN 45:11
2nd: Lowell Johnson Fort Ripley, MN 55:17
1st place Brimson woman: Katy O’Sullivan 46:29
1st place Brimson man: Ken Nelson 56:41
1st place Brimson kid: Kiviak Hight 49:08
August 12, 2009: Scenic Sinkhole Scramble Recap
Submitted by Mike Lorenzen
RESULTS OF 27TH SCENIC SINKHOLE SCRAMBLE 5K AND 2 MILE
On Saturday, August 8th, 2009, the 27th Annual Scenic Sinkhole Scramble was held in conjunction with the Koochiching County Fair. Prior to getting into the results, I need to acknowledge some organizations and individuals who sponsor the event and help organize and work at various jobs. Sponsors for the Scenic Sinkhole Scramble are the Koochiching County Fair, Deerwood Bank of Northome, the Northome VFW, the Northome American Legion, and Nei Bottling of Bemidji. Helping with various jobs at the races were Marion Swang, Karen Lorenzen, Sarah Waldo, Juleen Trisko-Schneider, John Lorenzen, Aaron Lorenzen, Preston Miller, Jessie Miller, and Jackson. Without their help and sponsorship, this event could not take place. A special thanks to all of them.
This year, we had 140 individuals register and 135 complete the races. That is a new participation record for this event. We will start with the results for the 2 mile race and the male division. 6 - 10 year old, 1st - Levi Lindner: 18:04, 2nd - Benji Jourdan: 18:25, 3rd - Peyton Johnson: 20:51. 11 - 14 year old, 1st - Christian Jourdan: 13:04, 2nd - Jake Wicklund: 15:44, 3rd - Matthew Jourdan: 15:45. 15 - 19 year old, 1st - Gave Wicklund: 14:01, 2nd - Dillon Grimm: 16:48, 3rd - Erik Shriner - 34:27. 20 - 24 year old, 1st - Brodie Baird: 34:24. 30 - 34 year old, !st - Brian Barden: 26:38. 35 - 39 year old, 1st - Jason Dinham: 19:36, 2nd - Wayne Johnson: 26:09, 3rd - Jamie Hooper: 26:50. 40 - 44 year old, 1st - Keith Lindner: 18:05, 2nd - Brad Burkhalter: 20:58, 3rd - Richard Ernst: 36:04. 50 - 54 year old, 1st - Dan Sherman: 32:55. 55 - 59 year old, 1st - Daniel Siats: 29:48. 70 years old & over, 1st - Robert Fox: 29:34, 2nd - Ron Lindner: 29:46, 3rd - Harold Snyder: 42:01. A little side note concerning Harold, he is 88 years old and the oldest participant that we have ever had in the 27 years that we have done this. We were all very impressed with his effort and family support.
Female division for the 2 mile race. 5 years old & under, 1st - Sage Lukenbill: 31:07, 2nd - Iris Rapp: 41:45. 6 - 10 year old, 1st - Rebekah Burkhalter: 19:13, 2nd - Isabel Lukenbill: 21:05, 3rd - Britny Beckman: 23:27. 11 - 14 year old, 1st - Valarie Burkhalter: 16:50, 2nd - Rachel Fahey: 19:29, 3rd - Lexi Stafne: 20:27. 15 - 19 year old, 1st - Kayla Estabrooks: 17:08, 2nd - Tonya Weidenborner: 17:27, 3rd - Trista Weidenborner: 23:23. 20 - 24 year old, 1st - Amanda Vernlund: 21:29, 2nd - Kara Hartel: 23:30, 3rd - Liz Siats: 25:22. 25 - 29 year old, 1st - Megan Gustafson: 26:06, 2nd - Marni Lukenbill: 29:28, 3rd - Marit Rapp: 41:45. 30 - 34 year old, 1st - Laura Fisher: 18:56, 2nd - Heather Stafne: 25:22, 3rd Aileen Bonete: 36:09. 35 - 39 year old, 1st - Julie Procopio: 18:48, 2nd - Melanie Dinham: 23:24, 3rd - Amy Trisko: 26:51. 40 - 44 year old, 1st - Dee Dee Reinarz: 28:38, 2nd - Mary Lindner: 40:09, 3rd - Tamara Ripplinger: 42:04. 45 - 49 year old, 1st - Leslie Barney: 24:40, 2nd - Renate Shriner: 31:08, 3rd - Kris Lindner: 32:06. 50 - 54 year old, 1st - Linda Ferdig: 34:32. 55 - 59 year old, 1st - Barb Moon: 18:34, 2nd - Kathy Lukenbill: 27:56. 60 - 64 year old, 1st - Nancy Coppa: 35:21. 70 years old & over, 1st - Tanna Lindner: 40:52.
Female division for the 5k race. Stroller Scramblers, 1st - Alexa Moberg: 59:36. For the Stroller Scramblers category the child is usually an infant under 5 years old and he/she must be pushed in a stroller the entire distance. If he/she would get out and walk or run, then they would fall into the 5 year old and under category. 5 year old & under, Alyssa Moberg: 59:35. 11 - 14 year old, 1st - Claire Bulat: 22:20, 2nd - Callie Barney: 31:00, 3rd - Ruth Burkhalter: 31:13. 15 - 19 year old, 1st - Kelsey Junget: 23:15, 2nd - Carissa Barney: 30:53, 3rd - Allyson Jones: 35:13. 20 - 24 year old, 1st - Leslie Engdahl: 24:37, 2nd Karen Rogers: 28:01. 25 - 29 year old, 1st - Dayna Fish: 22:39, 2nd - Rachel Moberg: 59:34. 35 - 39 year old, 1st - Andrea Nelson: 21:09, 2nd - Ann Patten: 21:09, 3rd - Sarah Fahey: 27:03. 40 - 44 year old, 1st - Karie Gieser: 36:06, 2nd - Kathy Jones: 36:18. 45 - 49 year old, 1st - Dena Schultz: 60:09. 50 - 54 year old, 1st - Donna Swalboski: 59:37, 2nd - Sue Giannonatte: 60:10.
Male division for the 5k race. 6 - 10 year old, 1st - Daniel Burkhalter: 26:13. 11 - 14 year old, 1st - Cody Rankin: 26:07. 15 - 19 year old, 1st - Nathan Burkhalter: 20:07. 20 - 24 year old, 1st - Matt Nistler: 18:33, 2nd - Ryan Gromnersh: 22:14. 25 - 29 year old, 1st - David Stoker: 20:40, 2nd - Travis White: 25:39, 3rd - T. J. Swalboski: 59:38. 30 - 34 year old, 1st - Kenny Miller: 16:38. 40 - 44 year old, 1st - Jim Schneider: 23:18, 2nd - Jim Reinarz: 25:16, 3rd - John Jones: 36:19. 60 - 64 year old, 1st - Mick Justin: 24:42.
The Overall Winners for the Women and Men's divisions for the 2 mile race were Valarie Burkhalter (16:50) and Christian Jourdan (13:04). The Overall Winners for the Women and Men's divisions of the 5k were Andrea Nelson (21:09) and Kenny Miller (16:38).
In 2010, the 28th running of the Scenic Sinkhole Scramble will be held August 14. It is never too early to begin getting prepared and if nothing else, getting out and enjoying our beautiful northern scenery and weather or just plain exercise. We will be having a 2 mile run and again the 5k run. More information will be issued at a later date.
Again, we would like to thank all of the participants, our sponsors, and workers. We hope to see you again at Koochiching County Fair for the 28th running of the Scenic Sinkhole Scramble.
August 12, 2009: Ma & Pa Kettle Pics
Pictures from the Ma & Pa Kettle races on Saturday in Kettle River.
Submitted by Rick Bothwell.