Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Byrdsong Race Against Hate a Winner
The annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate 5K and 10K in Evanston was another resounding success on June 20. The race, named for the former Northwestern basketball coach, promotes cultural harmony and understanding, both of which we need more of in this complicated world. In the 10K, Emisael Favela, 33, of Cicero, won in 33:17. Second went to Michel Jacques, 27, in 34:52, and third went to Elpido Vilchez, 39, of Chicago, in 35:49. April Likhite, 38, won the women's division in 38:24. Next was Olivia Aranda, 30, of Rockford, in 39:15, and third was taken by Colleen Baker, 19, of Evanston, in 40:31. The 5K was also fast with Jordan Horwitz, 24, of Evanston, taking honors with a 15:15. Christian Escareno, 21, of Mount Prospect, was second in 15:25, Matthew Marol, 19, of Evanston, was third in 15:26, and Ryan Giuliano, 25, of Schamburg, was fourth in 15:34. That's a tough top four. On the women's side, Columba Montes, 31, of Chicago, was first in 18:21. Second went to Jacqui Aubert, 24, of Crystal Lake, in 18:49, and third went to Erika Vazuez (that's how it's spelled in the results), 30, in 19:06. There were 676 finishers in the 10K and 1,294 in the 5K.