Laker Running Clubs Fun Run Event

Laker Running Clubs Fun Run Event
Posted on 10/08/2019
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The IL Running Clubs completed their seasons with recent fun runs for all!

The program concluded with a 1-mile race for grades 3-6 and a half-mile race for grades K-2 held at the Indian Lake schools campus. 

More than 125 youth runners participated in the Little Laker (grades K-4) and Indian Lake (grades 5-6) Running Clubs during their third year. The Indian HS and MS Cross Country teams lead the clubs, which enourage physical activity and living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Head Coach Justin Metzger said, "It was great to expand the running club this year and provide our youth runners the opportunity to join the HS and MS teams at two cross country meets. Some participants were able to run in the kids' fun runs at the Jim Murray XC meet in Springfield and Anna Rockets invite at Anna. This was a great way for future runners to experience the atmosphere of a cross country meet and cheer for the middle school and high school teams."
In the 1-mile race Monday night, 6th grader Reagan Rash was the winner and set a new course record with a time of 6:22. For the girls, Evie Wagner was runner-up with a time of 6:57. Also earning place medals were Harly Kinninger 3rd, Alicia Brielmaier 4th, Augusta Biederman 5th, Laura Metzger 6th, Sarah Mohler 7th, Piper Warnecke 8th, Mackenzie Miller 9th, Izzy Mackesy 10th, Emma Taylor 11th, Haley Metzger 12th, Maddie Leis-Breakey 13th, Olivia Ross 14th, and Shannyn Brunson 15th.
In the 1-mile race Titus Kelly was top male with a time of 6:29 and Colin Bendler was runner-up in 6:54. Also earning place medals were Kade Richardson 3rd, Crew McPherson 4th, Jayden Skaggs 5th, Dredyn Cooley 6th, Kenon Mansfield 7th, Kale Buckenroth 8th, Braden Tussing 9th, Cason Lacher 10th, Cooper Hall 11th, Collin Mackesy 12th, Brysin Kuhlenbeck 13th, Gunner Strickland 14th, and Angel Ceyler 15th.
In the 1/2-mile race Ross Tidwell was the winner with a time of 3:29 and Colt Volbrecht was runner-up with a time of 3:31. Also earning place medals were Tyler Ferguson 3rd, Bentley Grube 4th, Peyton Ceyler 5th, Logan Kuhlke 6th, Kaiden Lacher 7th, Hayden Kuhlke 8th, Calin Headings 9th, and Brantley Bowers 10th.
In the 1/2-mile race for the girls, Julie Wolf was top female finisher in a time of 4:11 and Kaylee Lindecamp was runner-up in 4:13. Also earning place medals were Adelaide Gansheimer 3rd, Cheyenne Pender 4th, Erin Smith 5th, Elissa Overs 6th, Holly Wolf 7th, Azlynn Grube 8th, Aubre Walton 9th, and Kaylynn Knisley 10th.
The Laker runners met on Mondays after school until 4:15 for several weeks. Sessions were led by the Indian Lake cross country coaches. Middle school and high school cross country team members also assisted with the workouts, as well as mentor and motivate the kids.
Participants did various running activities and learned about the sport of cross country. They ran various workouts and played running games such as ultimate frisbee, variations of tag, capture the flag, or obstacle courses.

1/2 Mile List of Finish Times

1mile List of Finish Times