Perfect weather greets Gopher Badger Run finishers
The annual Gopher Badger Run held Saturday brought nearly 1,000 participants to Hudson's Lakefront Park. The 5K run drew 221 participants, 21 from Hudson.
Hudson runners placing within the top 10 of their age categories in the 5K included Monica Morgan, 15, who took fourth in the female 1-19 age group with a time of 22:16.
In the male age group 20-29, Tommy Datwyler, 21, took first place with a time of 17:07 and Tim Wagner, 27, took eighth place with a time of 27:03.
In the female age group 20-29, Marie Duke, 27, came in 10th with a time of 28:05.
In the male age group 30-39, Will Grindell, 30, took second place with a time of 22:01 and Tom Lemsky, 36, came in fifth with a time of 24:13.
In the female 30-39 age group, Kimberly Roebbeke, 33, finished seventh with a time of 28:03.
In the male age group 40-47, Curt Weese, 47, finished in first place with a time of 18:49. Weese finished fifth overall.
In the female age group 40-47, Ann Neidermire, 48, finished fourth with a time of 25:47 and Judith St. Ores, 45, finished eighth with a time of 28:05.
In the male age group 50-59, Bill Rubin, 52, finished third with a time of 21:35.
The Gopher to Badger half marathon started with 761 racers; of those, 685 finished and 39 were from Hudson. Those finishing in the top 10 for their age categories follow.
In the male age group 20-29, Brian Dahl, 21, placed fifth with a time of 1:27:55. In the female age group 30 to 39, Karen Peterson, 35, placed second with a time of 1:32:04; Lisa Witt, 37, placed seventh with a time of 1:40:45, and Taren Weyer, 31, finished 10th with a time of 1:43:05.
In the female age group 40-49, Susan Malecha, 46, finished second with a time of 1:44:33.
To see complete results, visit www.finalstretch.com.