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Wintry weather doesn’t stop Jingle Bell Joggers

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POLSON — The sun broke out for the Jingle Bell Jog on Jan. 8, but temperatures were in the single digits for runners and walkers on the 3.1-mile course.

Cold weather, wind and icy puddles didn’t stop the 80 participants who completed the race according to Polson Running Race director Tyana Smith. Racers came from Kalispell, Missoula, Pablo, Polson, Rollins and Ronan.

“Some of our participants donated more than the race fee, and we were able to raise $504 that will be donated to Mission Valley Aquatics,” Smith added.

First place finishers Jill Clark, 23.24, and Matt Seeley, 18.44, each received a $20 gift certificate from Jackie M’s Footwear.

Folks who missed the Jingle Bell Jog can plan for the 5K or 10K March Meltdown on March 13.

“We want to remind the community that these events are for everyone, no matter gender, shape, size, height or weight. We want to encourage you to get up and move to become healthier,” Smith explained.

Jingle Bell Jog results are:

1. 18:44, Matt Seeley
2. 20:50, Brande Mergenthaler
3. 21:46, Erick Stedje
4. 21:49, Chris McElwee
5. 22:38, Carlos Fernandez
6. 22:40, Shea Carlson
7. 22:46, Mitchell Young
8. 23:24, Jill Clark
9. 24:11, Bruce Genzel
10. 24:56, Joe Leafty
11. 25:15, Steve Paull
12. 25:36, Mark Nunlist
13. 25:38, Heather Mergenthaler
14. 27:22, Danell Thingelstad
15. 27:24, Wendy Thingelstad
16. 27:25, Rod Stedje
17. 27:43, Erin Heninger
18. 27:46, Alisha Jore
19. 28:08, Tessa Nunlist
20. 28:12, Rich Forbis
21. 28:20, Kristin Young
22. 28:33, Anna Marie Leafty
23. 28:48, Pat Bristol
24. 28:59, Thomas Leafty
25. 29:06, Shannon Nunlist
26. 29:15, Anna Young
27. 29:49, Eddy Fox
28. 30:05, Jaime Young
29. 30:22, Kristin Jore
30. 30:33, Malia Seeley
31. 31:01, Gwen Seeley
32. 31:09, Judy Sloan
33. 31:13, Haley Kendley
34. 31:17, Tana Seeley (pushing a stroller)
35. 31:25, Julie Young
36. 32:30, Kathy Smith
37. 32:54, Catherine Alexander
38. 33:07, Carla Isle
39. 33:30, Faith Bisson
40. 33:32, Deanna McElwee
41. 34:04, Michael Smith
42. 34:06, Adam Smith
43. 34:26, Elizabeth Jore
44. 35:27, Billie Wall
45. 36:46, Beth Ann Pedersen
46. 37:06, Sophie Mitchell
47. 38:28, Judy Bilile
48. 38:30, Savanna Pedersen
49. 38:31, James Pedersen
50. 39:23, Gary Teggeman
51. 39:51, Heidi Webber
52. 42:15, Hannah Hobbs
53. 42:17, Grace Hobbs
54. 42:18, Jennifer Hobbs
55. 42:20, Taylor Rost
56. 42:22, Kaelen Wall
57. 42:30, Dylan Quinn
58. 43:09, Bob Ricketts
59. 43:59, Jim Corbett
60. 44:06, Scott Stuart
61. 44:20, Melina Jore
62. 44:21, Skyla Krantz
63. 45:03, Kayla Whealon
64. 45:18, Katrina Sherlock
65. 45:26, Machaela Roberts
66. 45:28, Keliegh Borchers
67. 46:43, Elizabeth Sawyer
68. 47:17, Jenny Forbis
69. 48:31, David Roberts
70. 49:31, Abryonna Fisher
71. 49:58, Dylan Noyes
72. 50:15, Jennifer Alexander
73. 52:04, Sarah Allred
74. 52:06, Jess Gano
75. 52:28, Sharyn Hansen
76. 60:57 Sharon Fulton
77. 60:58, Nancy Teggeman
78. 60:59 Bob Fulton
79. 63:00 Kathy Scott
80. 63:02 Loretta Checkambers

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