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Hejtmanek claims victory in annual Silt 5K run

Run/Walk For their lives 5K Results

Top 30 Individuals

1. Josh Hejtmanek, 18:20.09; 2. Zachariah Robinson, 20:14.38; 3. Bob Byram, 21:59.56; 4. Alex Tapia, 22:09.69; 5. Candelario DeLuera, 22:23.00; 6. Phil Samora, 24:08.03; 7. Daniel LeMoine, 25:54.25; *8. Eileen Wysocki, 26:04.53; *9. Jacklyn Collins, 26:49.06; 10. Joshua Gillum, 26:52.62.

11. Carrie Rousseau, 26:58.56; 12. Tyler Cronkite, 27:42.72; 13. Ian Robinson, 27:50.28; *14. Emily Bessette, 28:56.00; 15. Glen Hammond, 29:12.18; 16. Jonathan Gizat, 30:11.84; 17. Alex Vaughan, 31:09.50; 18. Boone Mortensen, 31:14.50; 19. Caleb Ziegler, 31:25.80; *20. Kori Kosht, 31:26.25.

*21. Kim Potter, 32:18.38; 22. Ross Westley, 32:27.12; *23. Analiese Robinson, 32:37.66; *24. Kathy Strong, 33:19.91; *25. Linda Bessette, 34:04.59; *26. Nancy Anderson, 35:13.22; *27. Sydney Schriozk, 35:34.22; *28. Christine Schriozk, 35:35.37; *29. Lisa Parmelee, 35:40.38; *30. Lisa Briscoe, 35:48.38.

* — Denotes female.

SILT — Josh Hejtmanek won the Run/Walk For Their Lives 5K on Saturday by a wide margin, putting even more distance between his nearest overall point-series competitors in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series.

Hejtmanek, of New Castle, won the race in 18 minutes, 20.09 seconds. With the victory, Hejtmanek boosted his point total to 60 of a possible 60 in running four of the six races in the series. Hejtmanek has finished each of the tour races with the best time in the men’s 30- to 39-year-old age group.

Zachariah Robinson managed a second-place finish in 20:14.38, with Bob Byram (21:59.69) finishing third.

Hejtmanek holds a slim lead over three runners: Jonathan Graf of the 15- to 19-year-old age group, Alex Tapia of Glenwood Springs at 20-29, and Bob Byram, who was running at 40-49.

On the women’s side, Eileen Wysocki of New Castle was the fastest female in the race, crossing the finish line in 26:04.53. Finishing right behind her was Jacklyn Collins (26:59.06) and Emily Bessette (28:56.00).

Wysocki had 46 points after the race. Following very close behind her is Kim Potter of Rifle and Viola Huber of Glenwood Springs, each of whom have 45 points heading into next month’s Hogback Hustle.

Winners earn points based on the finish in their age group. First-place finishers earn 15 points, with second place earning 12, third place earning 10, fourth place earning eight, and so forth.

All three men’s runners have 57 points heading into next month’s Hogback Hustle, the fifth installment in the six-part series, on July 12 in New Castle. Winners at the end of the series receive a gift certificate from Independence Run and Hike.

The Colorado River Charity Race Series features six races, where proceeds are donated to charitable organizations. Proceeds from the June 7 race benefited the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation.

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