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Community Days Jaunt 2016 [PHOTOS] [RESULTS]

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Maelyn Huebert (left) was the top female finisher in the 10K and her sister, Malaina Schlautman of Madison, WI finished a close second with times of 49.05 and 49.06 respectively.

Runners and walkers of all ages and from five different states participated in the tenth annual HHCS Junior Auxiliary Jaunt held recently in conjunction with Henderson’s Community Day events.

Eight-year-old Trent Goertzen, son of Nate and Michelle Goertzen, who participated with his mom in the 5K, was the youngest participant in the event.
Eight-year-old Trent Goertzen, son of Nathan and Michelle Goertzen, who participated with his mom in the 5K, was the youngest participant in the event.

The tenth annual event included a 5K and a 10K ‘jaunt’ which took participants through the southeast portion of town – including Lakeview Park – and out onto a stretch of country roads for the 10k route. There were 82 entrants with 62 participating in the 5K and 20 in the 10K. Hometown states represented included Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Colorado. The youngest runner was 8 year-old Trent Goertzen of Hampton, and the oldest was and 81 year-old-man from Hastings, NE – Ron Tschauner who walked the 5K. 

The 5K race winners were Todd Vlieger in the men’s division from Aurora, NE finishing at 17:33 and Kennedy Krejdl also from Aurora, NE finishing at 20:46 in the women’s division.

Eric Rasmussen of York, NE – who has dominated the 5K in the last several years – won the 10K this year with a finish time of 39:23. The 10K women’s division was won by Maelyn Huebert of Bradshaw with a finish time of 49:05.

The Henderson Health Care Services Junior Auxiliary appreciates the volunteers who helped out to make this event successful. Also a big thank you to the local business sponsors who made monetary donations or contributed items for the racers’ “goody bags”.

A complete set of results and finish photos for all participants can be found on the HHCS Junior Auxiliary Facebook page.
Article and photos from Kathryn Goertzen

Cousins Taylor Quiring and Brittany Quiring finished 2nd and 3rd in the girls 16-19 year olds 5K.
Cousins Taylor Quiring and Brittany Quiring finished 2nd and 3rd in the girls 16-19 year olds 5K.

 

Henderson Chamber Director Kelsey Bergen would have won the “double stroller division” if there had been one.
Henderson Chamber Director Kelsey Bergen would have won the “double stroller division” if there had been one.

 

Lisa Quiring was awarded the prize for best super hero costumed runner in keeping with the Henderson Community Days theme. She also placed 2nd in her age group.
Lisa Quiring was awarded the prize for best super hero costumed runner in keeping with the Henderson Community Days theme. She also placed 2nd in her age group.

 

Mariah Tessman and Hayden Mierau crossed the finish line together to tie for 3rd place in the girls Under 15 division of the 5k. They also got runner-up prizes in the super hero costume division.
Mariah Tessman and Hayden Mierau crossed the finish line together to tie for 3rd place in the girls Under 15 division of the 5K. They also got runner-up prizes in the super hero costume division.
High school classmates Karla Block and Margie Waltner of Freeman, SD walked the 5k together. Their graduating class had a class reunion over the weekend.
High school classmates Karla Block and Margie Waltner of Freeman, SD walked the 5K together. Their graduating class had a class reunion over the weekend.

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