Sunday, June 19, 2011
Good Times at Race Against Hate
Saturday's Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate in Evanston brought out a great cross-section of runneers from throughout the Chicago area. Diversity in running, and in life, is much of what this event is all about.In the 5K, Emma Keenan, 23, was the female winner in 17:18. Next came Columbua Montes, 32, of Chicago, in 17:34; and third was taken by Briana Boehmer, 32, of Waukegan, in 18:09. The men's 5K was taken by Matthew Marol, 20, of Evanston, in 15:36. Ryan Karnes, 19, of Glencoe, was second in 16:36. He was followed by Michael Boehmer, 31, of Waukegan, in 17:02. The 10K female champion was April Likhite, 39, in 37:39. Runner-up was Natalie Fenn, 21, in 39:25; and third was taken by Elise Tropiano, 24, of Evanston, in 40:17. In the male 10K, Daniel Kittaka, 23, of Chicago, was overall winner in 34:30. Christopher Schmidt, 36, of Evanston garnered runner-up honors in 34:42; and Nathan Kennedy, 26, of Bolingbrook, took third in 35:17. There were 1,472 finishers in the 5K and 709 in the 10K. Nice job by everyone!