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Franta sets Irvin 5k course record, Tollefson claims women’s title​

DULUTH —  Grandma’s Marathon weekend kicked off Friday night with the William A. Irvin 5K ― the first of three races scheduled for the 41st annual Grandma’s Marathon Weekend.

This is the second year raced on the scenic William A. Irvin 5K course.

Dustin Franta of Portland, Ore., won the 3.1-mile race with a time of 15:34, setting a new course record previously held by Blake Anderson (16:09).

Second place went to Declan Dahlberg of North Oaks, Minn., with a time of 16:19. Dahlberg took second place in 2016 with a time of 16:36.

In the women’s division, Carrie Tollefson of St. Paul took the title with a time of 17:55. Tollefson came in third place in 2016.

Superior’s Troy Lambert and Sarah Anderson were the fastest local male and female runners. Lambert had a time of 19:35 and Sarah Anderson covered the course in 23:16.

A record number 2,334 registered for the annual event with 1,849 finishing the race, 710 men and 1,139 women. For complete results, visit www.mtecresults.com.

The 27th annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and 41st annual Grandma’s Marathon are at 6:15 and 7:45 a.m. Saturday, respectively.

A field of 8,893 is registered for the half marathon, while 8,727 are signed up for the full marathon. In all, nearly 19,000 are signed up to participate in the three-race weekend.

24th Annual William A. Irvin 5K – Results

Friday, June 17

Top Five Men

Name    Age        City, State     Time  

Dustin Franta     M            28           Portland, OR      15:34

Declan Dahlberg               M            17           North Oaks, MN               16:19

David Bea            M            38           Cincinnati, OH    16:37

John Davis           M            39           Viera, IL                16:45

Colden Longley M            15           Bloomington, MN            17:09

Top Five Women

Carrie Tollefson                F              40           St. Paul 17:55

Ellen Schaef        F              26           Carterton, New Zealand               18:03

Angie Voight      F              40           St. Paul 19:00

Ericka Mason     F              26           Fort Worth, TX  19:06

Hannah Lewis    F              21           St. Michael, MN                19:43

Local Finishers

                Bib          Name    Sex         City        Time                     

Troy Lambert     M            36           Superior               19:35

Jonathon Delf    M            40           Rice Lake             19:51

William Regner  M            21           Superior               20:33

Alex Kasparek   M            20           Superior               20:42

Dan Conway       M            78           Superior               22:43

Sarah Anderson                F              40           Superior               23:16

Andrew Norkol M            11           Superior               24:18

Melissa Gwidt   F              31           Mason  24:49

Brian Reger         M            38           Superior               24:50

Dawson Kriske  M            13           South Range      24:50

Jeffery Frick       M            48           South Range      24:51

Derek Norkol     M            45           Superior               25:46

Sasha Peterson F              12           South Range      25:50

Kylie Peterson   F              11           South Range      25:58

Peter Banks        M            69           Solon Springs     26:00

Claire Piggott     F              25           Hudson                27:34

Noelle Frick        F              14           South Range      27:46

Lynette Kasparek             F              52           Superior               28:20

James Zastrow  M            63           Superior               28:39

Lars Dukowitz    M            49           Bayfield                28:40

Dave Nett           M            47           South Range      29:13

John Brilla            M            39           Brule     29:27

Melissa Petz       F              41           Mason  30:11

Ronald Stream  M            59           Superior               30:22

Brian Frank         M            45           Superior               30:39

Mary Zastrow    F              60           Superior               30:54

Nicole Sorensen               F              20           Superior               31:09

Shino Krcma       F              48           Washburn           31:12

Amanda Carlson               F              36           South Range      31:32

Nicholas Berggren           M            15           Poplar   31:37

Dustin Gilbertson             M            21           Superior               32:14

Emily Lesage      F              21           Superior               32:14

Diane Johnson  F              52           Superior               32:37

Steve Willis         M            48           Superior               32:56

Jordan Kitch       F              26           Superior               32:57

Kelli Glonchak    F              36           South Range      32:58

Robert Berggren              M            47           Poplar   33:11

Rachel Pardun   F              38           Danbury               33:12

Lashana Koivisto               F              24           Superior               33:17

Krissy Peterson F              39           Colfax   33:18

Denise Sorensen              F              51           Superior               33:22

Lauren Phillips   F              24           Superior               33:40

Emma Antonson              F              13           Superior               33:42

Megan Back       F              24           Superior               33:43

Chuck Lindenberg            M            72           Superior               33:48

Amy Kurre          F              31           Superior               33:56

Lis Dumke           F              33           South Range      34:27

Lori Nelson         F              27           Superior               34:28

Gabrielle Heytens            F              20           Superior               34:34

Brooke Puchalla                F              30           Superior               35:16

Alyssa Frick         F              18           South Range      35:27

Eve Kriske           F              10           South Range      35:32

Ailie King              F              10           Superior               35:49

Amy Rogge         F              63           Superior               36:12

Julia Heytens     F              16           Superior               36:29

Lynn Lach            F              46           Superior               37:10

Kayla Johnson   F              34           Superior               37:12

Brittany Sarow  F              24           Superior               37:22

Kimberly Denny                F              44           Superior               37:34

Rita Meyer          F              43           Superior               38:05

Katrina Norkol   F              11           Superior               38:05

Chad Meyer       M            43           Superior               38:05

Kathleen Norkol               F              43           Superior               38:06

Renee Heytens F              51           Superior               38:27

Shawna Leiviska               F              34           Superior               40:05

Justin Guido       M            31           Superior               40:25

Morgan Berggren            M            17           Poplar   40:31

Dustin Puchalla M            32           Superior               41:43

Travis Jonns        M            31           Superior               41:53

Crystal Jonns      F              32           Superior               41:54

Hilary Lambert   F              33           Superior               41:55

Lynnann Frick    F              46           South Range      42:01

Thomas Belch    M            76           Superior               42:31

Jessica Edenfield              F              33           Superior               44:33

Lori Nestrud       F              51           Superior               45:56

Alysia Hagadorn                F              42           Superior               46:03

John Hagadorn  M            42           Superior               46:04

Nikki Yadon        F              24           Poplar   47:15

Jennifer Mikloczak          F              36           Superior               47:16

Deb Yadon          F              51           Poplar   47:17

Emily Kasparek  F              23           Superior               47:20

Susan Abrahamzon         F              61           Superior               48:48

Karen Olson       F              48           South Range      49:11

Martin Goldberg              M            66           Superior               49:43

Wendy Goldberg             F              63           Superior               49:45

Kimberly Elcombe            F              37           Superior               49:58

Jasen Elcombe  M            36           Superior               50:25

Nicolle Olness    F              45           Superior               51:00

Stacey Antonson              F              40           Superior               54:45

Jamie Wurtz       F              46           Somerset            55:14

Crystal Gordon  F              35           Ashland                55:30

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