Kutz, Monaghan claim Irvin 5K titlesA record 1,939 registered for the event with an unofficial 1,617 finishing the race. For complete results, visit GrandmasMarathon.com.
DULUTH — Grandma’s Marathon weekend kicked off Friday night with the William A. Irvin 5K — the first of numerous races scheduled for the 36th annual event.
Sean Kutz, 22, won the 3.1-mile race in a time of 15 minutes and 54 seconds. Kutz, of Grantsburg, held off 17-year-old Ryan Kromer by four seconds.
In the women’s division, Duluth’s Kathleen Monaghan, 44, took the title in 19:09. Amanda Bowman, 19, also of Duluth, placed second in 19:36.
A record 1,939 registered for the event with an unofficial 1,617 finishing the race. For complete results, visit GrandmasMarathon.com.
National titles will be decided Saturday morning with the running of the USA Half Marathon Championships. Some of the country’s top half marathoners are here seeking a share of the $82,000 prize purse — with $12,000 going to the top male and female. The men start at 6:15 a.m., and the women follow 10 minutes later.
Also, the 22nd annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and 36th annual Grandma’s Marathon are tomorrow at 6:45 a.m. and 7:45 a.m., respectively. A record field of 7,628 is registered for the half marathon, while 7,641 are signed up for the full marathon.
19th Annual William A. Irvin 5K
Friday, June 15, 2012
Top 10 Men
Sean Kutz 22 Grantsburg,WI 15:54
Ryan Kromer 17 Hudson, WI 15:58
Michael Peterka 26 Minneapolis, MN 16:11
Matthew Welch 17 Duluth, MN 16:14
Mark Maronese 33 Thunder Bay, ON 16:23
Brett Frondorf 18 Cincinnati, OH 16:24
Paul Kimpling 24 Duluth, MN 16:33
Connor Olson 15 Maple Grove, MN 16:34
Trevor Zimak 28 Thunder Bay, ON 16:40
Ted Heikkila 19 Duluth, MN 16:46
Top 10 Women
Kathleen Monaghan 44 Duluth, MN 19:08
Amanda Bowman 19 Duluth, MN 19:36
Molly Pennings 37 Culver, MN 20:02
Jenna Haack 26 Minneapolis, MN 20:07
Elizabeth Schlafke 14 Annandale, MN 20:13
Ellie Downs 28 Norwalk, CT 20:24
Karina Johnson 15 Eagan, MN 20:33
Amy Wicker 28 Duluth, MN 20:45
Laura Oliver 25 Minneapolis, MN 20:46
Connie Lutkevich 44 Duluth, MN 20:53