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Clarkson runners cruise past Spring Sprint field

May 4, 2012
By the News staff (sports@adirondackdailyenterprise.com) , Lake Placid News

SARANAC LAKE - Neal Campbell and Alex Benway crossed the finish line together to win the 8-kilometer race of the Spring Sprint running race on a cold morning Saturday, April 28 at North Country Community College.

Campbell and Benway, both students at Clarkson University, recorded a time of 28 minutes, 25 seconds to top the field of 18 runners in the 8k. Joni Gerken, a 29-year-old student at North Country, was the women's 8k winner in 38:19. Gerken recently completed the Boston Marathon in 3:48:21.

Micah Long, a NCCC student and cross-country runner from Tully, won the 5k race in 21:32. Judy Rush, a 46-year-old from Saranac Lake, was second overall and the top women's finisher in the 5k with a time of 23:13.

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Photo by Phil Ryan
Joni Lundin Gerken of Lake Placid closes in on the finish line to win the 8-kilometer women’s race of the NCCC Spring Sprint on Saturday, April 28 in Saranac Lake.

It was the second running of the Spring Sprint, which is a fundraiser for the NCCC cross country program. The course traveled through the village of Saranac Lake, starting and finishing on the college campus.

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NCCC Spring Sprint

Results

8K

NAMEAGETIME
Neal Campbell2228:25
Alex Benway2128:25
Josh Cook1929:42
Joe Merrihew2531:03
Alex Kelcher2033:17
Pat Carroll2033:22
Eric Kawalik2133:22
Josh Buchanan1934:11
Matt Cook3434:42
Peter Jones50+35:10
Joni Gerken2938:19
Morgan Ryan3738:41
Jim Ohlston4841:35
Kaylan Short1946:50
Addie Desmarais2347:07
Scott Spillane5347:46
Andrea Gerstenberger3249:26
Rachel Gnann2655:11
5K
Micah Long2021:32
Judy Rush4623:13
David Staszak6526:25
Mark Carter4530:02
Lidia Kriwox6033:36
Sarah Shoemaker2933:40

 
 

 

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