(Neb.)-Colter Run Has Record Number Of Entries (Updated at 7:55PM)
Despite high temperatures and humidity, this year’s Colter Run on Saturday during Fur Trade Days in Chadron attracted a record number of entries.
A total of 167 runners entered the 5 kilometer race and 27 ran the 10 kilometer event for a total of 194. The previous record was 183 in 2010, when Chadron was celebrating its 125th anniversary.
The men’s 10-kilometer race was won by Cody Franklin, who will be a senior at Bridgeport High School this fall. His time was 43 minutes, 11 seconds. Second place went to Ron Green, a 27-year-old from Gordon whose time was 43.46. Third place went to Randy Jarzynka of Cairo, Neb., who won the 50 and over age group and won the race five times between 1985 and 1997.
The first woman to cross the finish line in the 10K race was Jayme Nunes of Alliance, a sophomore at Chadron State College. Her time was 45:42. She won the 5K portion of the Colter Run in both 2009 and 2010.
This year’s second place finisher among the women was Brianna Westervelt of Kansas City.
The winner of the men’s 5K race was Clint Reading, a former Chadron State distance runner who now lives in Cheyenne. His time was 17:25. He had previously won the 5K race four times dating back to his high school days in Blackfoot, Idaho, and also won the 10K race four times between 2003 and 2007 while he was attending CSC.
Second among the men was former Chadron High School and Hastings College athlete Olen King in 19:06. Third place went to Dillon Dodson, a Sidney native who will be a sophomore at the University of Wyoming this fall.
Marcella Jurotich, a 12-year-old from Wayne, won the women’s 5k race in 21:37 while setting a record for the 14 and under age group. It was the only record set this year.
Second among the women was Jessica Johnson, a former Chadron High athlete, in 21:41 and third place went to Briley Hannaford, who will be a senior this year at Chadron High, in 21:53.
Hannaford’s mother, Dee, was an age-group winner. new message.
(Courtesy Con Marshall)
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