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Runners warm up winter with March Meltdown

POLSON — Winter thawed a little when local runners heated up Polson with the second annual March Meltdown.

Competitors ran or walked the course which started along 7th Avenue and looped around Polson High School. The 10 kilometer racers ran the five kilometer loop twice. 

The cloudy weather didn’t hinder the 107 anxious athletes on the cold weekend morning. There were 22 runners who ran the 10 kilometer race, including the oldest runner, Bob Hayes, who is 83.

Six-year-old Taleah Hernandez was the youngest runner to compete in five kilometer the race.

The organizer of the race, Tyana Smith is part of the non-profit organization, Polson Running. 

“Our goal is fitness and fun,” Smith said. “(We are) giving people an opportunity to get out there and exercise.”

Polson Running organizes three races per year and donates the money raised in the races to worthy causes. 

The proceeds of Saturday’s race will benefit Polson schools’ donation to the Haiti Relief Effort.

 

Results

Five kilometer race
Aja Starkey; 18:54
Bill Starkey; 21:08
Patrick Lake; 21:48
Mesa Starkey; 21:52
Rob Alfiero; 21:53
Mitch Young; 22:06
Vince River; 22:55
Tel Motichka; 23:25
Trevor Motichka; 23:39
Ashley Duty; 24:28
Carla Farnstrom; 24:32
Cody Katzer; 25:35
Bruce Genzel; 25:39
Emilio Hernandez; 27:11
Rod Stedje; 27:11
Paul Grinog; 27:12
Whitney Zimmerman; 28:13
Jessamy Lake; 29:20
Mathew Hobbs; 29:25
MaKenzie Wegner; 29:32
Marcie Motichka; 29:41
Bonnie Klein; 29:41
Quaid Harlan; 29:57
Ceara Snyder; 30:21
Sutton Kanta; 30:23
Deanna McElwee; 30:24
Jason Ries; 30:27
Quinn Motichka; 30:47
Josey Motichka; 30:48
Kathy Smith; 30:50
Deborah Ries; 30:53
Ben River; 31:38
Breyland McCall; 31:41
Emily River; 31:45
David Fong; 32:56
Jody Perez; 33:23
Jessie Cook; 33:52
Cole Bick; 34:32
Angie Knutson; 34:50
Heidi Webber; 36:10
Rich Forbis; 36:11
Pat Santos; 36:25
Carlos Larios; 36:27
Tara Snyder; 36:42
Regina Sievert; 36:51
Dunner Parazoo; 37:03
Samantha McNair; 38:03
Lydia Dupuis; 38:04
Elisabeth Fong; 38:11
Lydia Bowman; 39:18
Laurel Torgerson; 40:26
Sheila Lake; 40:27
Jess Watrous; 40:32
Deb Klein; 40:40
Grace Hobbs; 41:40
Jennifer Hobbs; 41:42
Kristi Kanta; 41:55
Hunter Tamcke: 42:40
Grace Sievert; 42:41
Liana Zimmerman; 42:56
Rachael Hagen; 42:57
Karisa DeLay; 43:17
Julie Hauge; 43:22
Scott Stuart; 44:32
Sarah Allred; 44:33
Leslee Dickson; 46:13
Marie Fong; 46:42
Mary Davis; 47:30
Millie Nesladek; 47:31
Colleen Oden; 47:35
Adele Vincent; 47:36
Eda Taylor; 47:37
Allyn Cass; 49:51
Nita Haugan; 49:52
Auroura Lilly; 49:58
Kim; 49:59
Terry Calahan; 50:00
Jeanne Doepke; 50:02
Lou Anne Krantz; 50:03
Kathy VanBemmel; 50:40
Laura VanDekop; 50:41
Deborah Barrett; 50:42
Gabe Watrous; 61:33
Matt Watrous; 61:33
Taleah Hernandez; 69:03

10 kilometer race
Alexis Nunez; 30:22
Matt Shryock: 32:56
Linsey Corbin; 37:16
Tea Burnham; 38:06
Jeff Cincoski; 39:19
Hunter Nunez; 41:16
Bruce Turlington; 43:18
Katie Graff; 47:38
Brittany Katzer; 47:44
Brennin Grainey; 50:35
Robert Turner; 50:35
John Anselmo; 51:40
Mona Bick; 51:43
Tana Seeley; 52:50
Teresa Sohr; 55:10
Kallie Moore; 56:00
Leigh Huffine; 56:03
Alysa Pearston; 56:12
Erin Heninger; 59:33
Brent Bowman; 63:36
Tara Bowman; 63:47
Bob Hayes; 64:07 

 

Partly Cloudy

63°
Lo 42°
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