Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Jammin' at the Jim Gibbons 5K
It was the night of June 17, and in Chicago, Jeff Jonaitis, 29, of Tinley Park, continued his local spark, easily winning the Jim Gibbons Traffic Jam 5K, held in honor of former Channel 7 newsman Jim Gibbons. Jonaitis won in 15:39, easily beating runner-up Neal Klein, 20, who ran a 16:09, and third-place finisher Mike Hesslan, who ran a 16:52. Christina Overbeck, 24, of Chicago, well-known in local racing circles, was the women's winner in 18:07. Second woman was Elizabeth Bilitz, 24, in 19:52, and third went to Stephanie Wagner, 36, of Lombard, one of my Elmhurst Running Club teammates, in 20:00. A lot of familiar names are in the results, including Channel 7's John Garcia, who was third in his age group with a 19:52. Way to go, John!