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More than 100 run 'For Pete's Sake'

Jessie Huseboe, back to camera, starts the third-annual "For Pete's Sake" race honoring her late father, Pete Huseboe, on Saturday morning. Jessie was wed to Chad Narva later in the day. Submitted photo

Pete Huseboe would have been pleased.

More than 100 runners participated Saturday morning in the third-annual five-kilometer race held in his honor.

And his oldest daughter, Jessie, was there to start the race before getting married to Chad Narva later in day.

Huseboe, an active volunteer with the Hudson Hockey Association, died Feb. 4, 2007, from complications of having a tumor removed from his brain. He was 49 and left behind his wife, Diane, and their five children.

"Pete was a good friend to many in town, including myself, and was an avid runner and outdoorsman," said Curt Weese, one of the organizers of the "For Pete's Sake" run. "We do this race to honor his spirit and zest for life."

Forty-six-year-old Jim Ramacier of White Bear Lake, Minn., was the overall winner of the race with a time of 17 minutes, 33 seconds.

Although Ramacier is old enough (over 40) to have won the men's masters competition, too, that trophy was awarded to Bob Gazzola, 48, of Woodbury. Gazzola place fourth overall with a time of 18:56.

Nicole Porath, 26, of Eagan, Minn., was the fastest woman in the race with a time of 17:48. She finished second overall.

Susan Malecha, 47, of Hudson won the women's masters competition with a time of 22:07.

Weese reports that the race was run under perfect conditions: 56 degrees and sunshine. The flat race course started and ended at the Hudson Sports & Civic Center, where the Huseboe family spends much time because of its involvement with the Hudson Hockey Association.

Randy Hanson

Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.

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