The 12th-annual Ripon College/Ripon Community (RC2) Run/Walk took place last week Saturday in Ripon, with a race-record 236 participants completing either a 5k, 10k or half-marathon course.
The event, which was founded in 2005 by Ripon College professor Joe Hatcher, moved from the streets of Ripon to the Mascoutin Trail this year — enabling runners to avoid steep hills and car traffic. It also helped block the wind, which was strong during the race.
Ripon Medical Center once again served as the sponsor.
Top female finishers
5k: Emily Edinger of Ripon (first, 23 minutes, 57 seconds), Emily Krueger of Montello (second, 26:11), Vickie Raymond of Montello (third, 26:11), Kaitlyn Raymond of Montello (fourth, 26:12), Emily Salerno of Pulaski, Wis. (fifth, 28:29), Melissa Edinger of Ripon (sixth, 29:09), Meghan Wilkins of Fond du Lac (seventh, 30:01), Rhonda Narlock of Hancock, Wis. (eighth, 30:27), Janet Holba of Ripon (ninth, 30:52), Alexandra Snow of De Pere, Wis. (10th, 31:36); 10k: Paula Tompkins of Oshkosh (first, 42:54), Mary Bolich of Plymouth, Wis. (second, 43:12), Carrie Ivacko of Green Lake (third, 47:02), Kristi Ebbott of Oshkosh (fourth, 47:20), Robyn Voge of Horicon (fifth, 50:26); Angie Miller of Madison (sixth, 52:41); Tracy Slagter of Oshkosh (seventh, 53:48), Kelly Canning of Wheaton, Ill. (eighth, 54:38), Michelle Van Kirk of Fond du Lac (ninth, 55:05), Gloria Biffert of Ripon (10th, 56:38); half-marathon: Taryn Bosquez of Omro (first, 1:39:21), Londa Osborn of Fond du Lac (second, 1:48:25), Jennifer Bonlender of Eldorado (third, 1:52:32), Emma Jelinek of Appleton (fourth, 1:52:51), Sheryl Furlano of West Salem, Wis. (fifth, 1:53:51), Audra Hazelberg of Green Lake (sixth, 1:56:17), Pam Gray of La Crosse, Wis. (seventh, 1:58:39), Jennifer Hauschild of Waupun (eighth, 2:01:43), Katie Bohn of Waupun (ninth, 2:05:17) and Karen Mittelstadt of Madison (10th, 2:06:07).
Top male finishers
5k: Aaron Zimdars of Ripon (first, 19:04), Shawn Gens of Fond du Lac (second, 21:48), Grant Roper of Fox Lake, Wis. (third, 23:49), Joey Ott of Ripon (fourth, 23:58), Steve Nankervis of Pickett (fifth, 24:56), Terry Zimdars of Ripon (sixth, 25:23), Corey Schram of Ripon (seventh, 25:41), Ron York of Ripon (eighth, 26:42), Jules Messitte of Ripon (ninth, 27:32), Mark Edinger of Ripon (10th, 28:18); 10k: Rafael Salas of Ripon (first, 43:19), Troy Nachreiner of North Fond du Lac (second, 43:40), Ron Hayes of Oshkosh (third, 43:54), Nathan Siudak of Cedarburg, Wis. (fourth, 45:14), Nathaniel Osborne of Mequon, Wis. (fifth, 46:24), Jordan Pennings of Kimberly, Wis. (sixth, 46:24), Keith Firari of Fort Atkinson, Wis. (seventh, 47:40), Todd Slagter of Oshkosh (eighth, 48:00), Jorge Zamora of Ripon (ninth, 49:10), Bill Benson of Fond du Lac (10th, 50:39); half-marathon: Rob Waters of Lake Mills, Wis. (first, 1:27:32), Sam Prellwitz of Ripon (second. 1:28:15), Nate Zimdars of Ripon (third, 1:31:40), Ben Vorpahl of Portage, Wis. (fourth, 1:35:43), Craig Delisle of Shrewsbury, Mass. (fifth, 1:38:28), Sam Severson of Appleton (sixth, 1:43:03), Thomas Fitzmaurice of Oshkosh (seventh, 1:47:30), Dale Baumgartner of West Bend, Wis. (eighth, 1:49:12), Bill Kostopolus of Appleton (ninth, 1:51:38) and Eric Fels of Ripon (10th, 1:52:24).