Viking fest Road Race brings 736 runners

POULSBO — Bainbridge Island’s Jimmy Savage ran the fastest five-mile in recent memory May 19 as the 29th annual Viking Fest Road Race marked its best turnout ever. Savage finished with a time of 26:16 — about one mile every 5 minutes and 23 seconds. “That’s the best time someone’s ever had since I’ve been keeping records,” said Poulsbo Parks and Recreation programmer Joe Schiel, who’s been doing so since 2001.

POULSBO — Bainbridge Island’s Jimmy Savage ran the fastest five-mile in recent memory May 19 as the 29th annual Viking Fest Road Race marked its best turnout ever.

Savage finished with a time of 26:16 — about one mile every 5 minutes and 23 seconds.

“That’s the best time someone’s ever had since I’ve been keeping records,” said Poulsbo Parks and Recreation programmer Joe Schiel, who’s been doing so since 2001.

“We had 381 people run the five-mile race and 355 people run the one-mile race,” Schiel said. “This year, we had about 100 more runners in each race than we did last year. It’s by far the most runners we have ever had at the road race.”

Athletes placing in top five overall in the men’s five-mile run division included Lee Hodin (second), Will Cameron (third), Todd Petrovich (fourth) and Jansen Falen (fifth).

In the women’s five-mile run division, Ann Armstrong took first first place with a time of 32:19 followed by Jennifer Ford (second), Amanda Rodgers (third), Hilary Leonard (fourth) and Karla Laubach (fifth).

Brenden Schruhl turned in the best overall time of 4:47 in the men’s one-mile run, capturing first place. Jonathan Burkman nabbed second place and Handon Newman captured third place.

In the women’s one-mile run division, Michelle Volz and Stephanie Smith tied for first place with a time of 6:23. Jocelyn Pease nabbed third with a time of 6:24.

The following are the final age group results.

Five-mile race results (men’s):

9U Taylor Berry-Maraist (first), Karsten Hala (second), Nicolas Kobeski (third)

10-12 Nathan Foster (first), Noah Harrel (second), Joel Houpt (third)

13-15 Andrew Thorsen (first), Michael Thorsen (second), Nick Schippers (third)

16-18 Ray Reedy (first), Ben Stamper (second), Lars Blazina (third)

19-29 Henry Hearly (first), Justin Jabinowski (second), Jesse Norton (third)

30-39 Jeff Hambleton (first), Chris Johnson (second), Carter Maurer (third)

40-49 Doug Babbit (first), Ken Peper (second), Ray Siegrist (third)

50-59 Miles Schulze (first) Jay Gainer (second), Tim Scott (third)

60-69 Paul Benton (first), Bill Powers (second), Randall Shelley (third)

70+ Wallace Jones (first), Jerry Dietrich (second), Raleigh Ballau (third)

Five-mile race results (women’s):

10-12 Kristine Veach (first), Megan Uffens (second), Reilly Brennan (third)

13-15 Annelise Weinmann (first) Maggie Crow (second), Carli Rouse (third)

16-18 Kelly Cates (first), Shanna Williams (second), Brittany Siegrist (third)

19-29 Madeleine Hernandez (first), Erin Jensen (second), Andrea Gerstenberger (third)

30-39 Sonia Hambleton (first), Lynly Hewett (second), Monica Overby (third)

40-49 Melissa Dunning (first), Deborah Kerns (second), Michelle Denully (third)

50-59 Trish Olson (first), Patricia Coogan (second), Kim Smith (third)

60-69 Ilse-Marie Reichert (first), Gretchen Ramsdell (second), Annalise Taylor (third)

One-mile race results (women’s)

9U Noelle Houpt (first), Cammy Rouser (second), Kat Stamper (third)

10-12 Rose Christen (first), Tatiana Sils (second), Kelly Nash (third)

13-15 Becca Cates (first), April McCabe (second), Jessie Williams (third)

16-18 Brianna Wells (first), Kerri Donahue (second), Deanne Hudler (third)

19-29 Alicia Cretaro (first), Mindy Blansky (second), Becky Enright (third)

30-39 Marcy Crebs (first), Jennifer Moretty (second), Brooke Hammett (third)

40-49 Michelle Gordon (first), Sarah Christian(second), Cindy Nausid (third)

50-59 Teresa Barron (first), Lory Lee (second), Eileen Schock (third)

60-69 Linda Martin (first), Carol Donaldson (second), Lorna Woodward (third)

One-mile race results (men’s):

9U Cole Rabedeaux (first), Garrett Rouser (second), Liam Sherry (third)

10-12 Jonathan O’ Neill (first), Johathan Swartzwelter (second), Beau Robedeaux (third)

13-15 Tyler Spear (first), Tyler Whitford (second), Zach Fohn (third)

16-18 Alex Bean (first), Tristan Sewell (second), Thomas O’ Brian (third)

19-29 Thomas McPherson (first), Brandon Warren (second), Matthew Lind (third)

30-39 Jay Volz (first), Chris Hammett (second), Greg Platz (third)

40-49 Barney Bernhard (first), Eric Roley (second), Lee Martin (third)

50-59 Eugene Sedy (first), David Franzen (second)

60-69 Lowell Ostheller (first), Gaylor Jackson (second), Wally Farbo (third)

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