Duncan, Connerton-Nevin win Fish Hatchery 5K
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Fish Hatchery 5K top finishers
Top Twenty Overall, *Female: 1. Jeremy Duncan, 19 minutes, 7 seconds; 2. Josh Hejtmanek, 19:54; 3. Tyler Parker, 22:29; 4. Enrique Palomeres, 22:38; 5. Russell Bollig, 24:20; 6. Mark Feinsinger, 24:26; 7. Forrest Gump, 24:40; 8. Sophia Connerton-Nevin*, 24:54; 9. Brad Palmer, 25:04; 10. Johnny Utah, 25:13; 11. Robert Baker, 25:20; 12. Alexa Helms*, 26:35; 13. Scott Blackard, 26:51; 14. Judy Jetson*, 27:01; 15. Brad Shultz, 27:08; 16. Charlie Marley, 27:54; 17. Brandi Smythe*, 28:04; 18. Jennifer Schaiberger*, 28:27; 19. Jane Fonda*, 28:52; 20. Carla Pederson*, 29:15.
A record field of 76 runners and walkers took part in the 11th annual Fish Hatchery 5K on Saturday morning in West Glenwood.
Jeremy Duncan of Carbondale, and Sophia Connerton-Nevin, an eighth-grader at the Glenwood Middle School, took top honors on the hilly 3.1 mile course.
Duncan recorded a winning time of 19 minutes, 7 seconds, to outdistance second place finisher Josh Hejtmanek of Glenwood, who finished in 19:54. Tyler Parker, an eighth-grader at the Riverside Middle School in New Castle, was third overall at 22:29.
Youth was served in the ladies portion of the race with Connerton-Nevin’s winning time of 24:54 besting second place Alexa Helms, who finished in 26:35. Helms is 14 years old.
Third in the women’s category was Glenwood’s Judy Jetson at 27:01.
Several participants at the festive event showed up in Halloween attire, as the gloomy weather cleared just prior to the start of the race.
Proceeds from the Fish Hatchery 5K were distributed to Colorado Animal Rescue, Rifle Animal Shelter, Valley Dog Rescue, Lucky Day Animal Rescue and the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation.