Sunday, July 29, 2012

10K Is Big 10's Bigger Race Sunday

It really was a Big Four! The first four finishers in the Big Ten Network Big 10 10K on Sunday in Chicago ran terrific times as "Illinois" swept. Leading the way was Dan Kremske, 23, of Woodstock, in 31:55. Next was Michael Frigo, 22, of Elmhurst, in 32:25. Third was Brent Alexander, 31, of Chicago, in 32:26, and fourth was Ryan Giuliano, 27, of Schaumburg, in 32:51. At 5K, they were within five seconds of each other. Those are some of the "Big" names in Chicago-area running! On the women's side, Jacqui Aubert, 26, of Crystal Lake (ILLINOIS), won in 38:05. Second was Melissa Hardesty, 34, of Chicago (INDIANA), in 39:21, and third was Jill Czarnik, 24, of Chicago (ILLINOIS), in 39:34. A total of 2,636 runners representing Big 10 schools finished the race. In the 5K race, James Heroux, 20, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, (WISCONSIN), won in 16:19. The Door County native wson easily. Paul Anderson, 21, of Naperville (NO SCHOOL LISTED), took second in 17:23, and Sam Hoffman, 18, of Winfield (PURDUE), placed third in 17:43. The women's 5K was won by Kelli Palm, 30, of Chicago (INDIANA) in 19:48. She was followed by Laura Mount, 27, of Chicago (ILLINOIS), in 20:12, and Erica Agran, 40, of Chicago (INDIANA), in 21:19. There were 1,769 5K finishers.

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