October 24, 2014

Elyria
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Ridgeville’s Steve Benesh second at Lakewood Reindeer Run

North Ridgeville’s Steve Benesh has been either first or second at the Lakewood Reindeer Run 5K every year since 2004.

This time around, the 31-year old came in second behind Cleveland’s Fred Kieser, 40. Kieser, the defending champ and 2007 winner, turned in a 15:13.27. Benesh, a winner in 2005 and ’08-’09, clocked a 16:00.52.

A record 1,382 runners participated in the Dec. 3 event which started and finished at Lakewood Park.

Male

OVERALL: 1. Fred Kieser, 40 (Cleveland), 15:13.27; 2. Steve Benesh, 31 (North Ridgeville), 16:00.52; 3. Rob Porter, 41 (Akron), 16:18.51

Age group results (top 3 local finishers)

14 and younger: 2. Luke Landis (Elyria), 18:17.37; 4. Jacob Lutz (Amherst), 19:17.74; 22. Drew Bailey (Avon Lake), 28:23.37. 15-19: 1. Cameron Rusnak (Lorain), 16:52.54; 2. Gabe Cruz (Lorain), 17:30.30; 19. Peter Gilles (North Ridgeville), 21:39.31. 20-24: 1. Kirk Shellhouse (Wellington), 16:58.27; 6. Bryan Saladin (Amherst), 19:44.06; 18. Nathan David (Vermilion), 23:44.55. 25-29: 3. Ryan McCartney (Cleveland/Lorain native), 18:01.26; 10. Chris Shenberger (Avon Lake), 20:25.88; 24. Brian Panetta (Vermilion), 23:39.70. 30-34: 12. Tim Carrell (Elyria), 21:07.98; 17. Brian Limoco (North Ridgeville), 21:55.28; 19. Jared Eakins (Elyria), 22:50.35. 35-39: 16. Erik Harpsoe (Avon), 23:50.84; 22. Dennis Joherle (Avon), 24:29.87; 26. Mark Pultrone (Lorain), 25:15.38. 40-44: 13. Dave Dunstan (Avon Lake), 21:20.67; 20. Brian Haberman (Avon Lake), 23:58.70; 21. Paul Smith (Vermilion), 24:05.60. 45-49: 6. Dave Sfiligoj (Avon Lake), 20:29.69; 11. Mark Walker (Lorain), 23:37.42; 14. Joe Pfalzer (Elyria), 25:09.63. 50-54: 1. Scott Zubricky (North Ridgeville), 18:04.12; 7. Jim Patton (North Ridgeville), 19:52.91; 13. Dan Kovijanich (Avon Lake), 21:29.64. 55-59: 1. Scott Snyder (Amherst), 17:58.11; 14. Dave Lengyel (Wellington), 24:53.20; 20. Jeff Kling (Vermilion), 27:24.59. 60-64: 1. Tom Hayes (Avon) 21:13.98. 65-69: 3. Reed Hinman (Avon Lake), 23:47.46. 70-74: 4. Angel Rivera (Lorain), 26:12.55; 6. Luis Bonilla (Lorain), 28:53.57. 75-79: 2. Jim Mackert (Elyria), 29:28.81.

Female

OVERALL: 1. Julia Viel, 26 (Mentor), 18:11.92; 2. Christina Vanucci, 34 (Westlake), 18:46.75; 3. Katie Hulme, 26 (University Heights), 19:01.24

Age group results (top 3 local finishers)

14 and younger: 2. Katie Dunstan (Avon Lake), 21:36.80; 38. Mallory Vish (North Ridgeville), 43:14.89; 41. Savannah Green (Elyria), 44:55.03. 15-19: 24. Caitlyn Tipple (North Ridgeville), 26:45.77; 41. Stephanie Zellers (Amherst), 32:14.06; 42. Krystal Glaser (Grafton), 33:01.91. 20-24: 6. Lindsey Bisgrove (Amherst), 23:15.40; 17. Kristina Smith (Lorain), 26:47.75; 23. Jessica Striebling (North Ridgeville), 27:36.98. 25-29: 20. Jennifer Shenberger (Avon Lake), 25:40.17; 37. Megan Clark (Elyria), 26:58.09; 43. Fallon Radigan (North Ridgeville), 27:20.34. 30-34: 10. Amber Coyne (North Ridgeville), 23:36.83; 12. Jackie Nara (Avon), 23:53.89; 14. Alyssa Soloff (Avon Lake), 24:04.12. 35-39: 1. Kirsten Millet (Avon), 20:13.36; 12. Carolyn Douglas (Avon Lake), 25:47.81; 14. Kim Dobbins (Amherst), 25:56.08. 40-44: 1. Lisa Sidoti (Avon), 20:52.32; 4. Nancy Wells (Avon), 24:05.73; 6. Angela Minnillo (Avon), 25:05.37. 45-49: 10. Cindi Trubach (Lorain), 26:28.23; 14. Nancy Bernard (Avon), 27:28.41; 20. Rita Ross (Columbia Station), 28:30.80. 50-54: 3. Lisa Walters (Avon Lake), 23:30.96; 16. Sue Pete (Amherst), 27:49.04; 27. Peggy Bailey (Avon Lake), 30:11.35. 55-59: 5. Patricia Saladin (Amherst), 26:26.88; 8. Wendy Long (Elyria), 27:03.30; 15. Jo Ann Kroft-Neiman (Sheffield Lake), 30:56.06. 60-64: 1. Pati Habenicht (North Ridgeville), 24:43.05; 14. Linda McLean (Avon Lake), 49:54.49; 15. Claudia Konchar (Avon), 49:54.58. 65-69: 1. Jeanne Sikorski (North Ridgeville), 29:33.80. 70-74: 1. Sharon Koepf (Elyria), 34:41.88.