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Posted: April 18, 2009  : Add to Mixx!

Athletics: Polson, Lyons Win Fitger's 5K

Record Turnout for Young Athletes Foundation Fundraiser

(Duluth, Minn.) A record 1,561 people registered for today's 20th annual Fitger's 5K Run & Walk in downtown Duluth.

Duluth's Jeremy Polson, 31, claimed the men's run division title, winning in 15 minutes, 29 seconds. Amy Lyons, 23, of Mounds View, Minn., won the women's crown with a time of 17:32.

Herb Dillon, of Duluth, won the men's walk in 34:09 and Robbie Zbacnik, of Ely, topped the women's walk division with a time of 36:31.

A total of 1,358 finishers (1,245 runners, 113 walkers) completed the 3.1-mile course through Duluth's downtown.

All proceeds from the Fitger's 5K benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), a Grandma's Marathon program focused on the promotion and development of youth athletics in the Twin Ports.

2009 FITGER'S 5K RUN TOP 10 - MEN

Place

First

Last

TIME

CITY

STATE

AGE

1

Jeremy

Polson

0:15:29

Duluth

MN

31

2

Matt

Kramer

0:15:57

Cloquet

MN

23

3

Jonathan

Balabuck

0:16:06

Thunder Bay

 

29

4

Scott

Behling

0:16:29

Duluth

MN

19

5

Tom

O'Rourke

0:16:34

Duluth

MN

35

6

Gregg

Robertson

0:16:37

Duluth

MN

38

7

Adam

Swank

0:16:39

Duluth

MN

33

8

Michael

Benchina

0:16:42

Chisholm

MN

26

9

Jason

Jorczak

0:16:58

Hayward

WI

39

10

Erik

Kaitala

0:17:02

Duluth

MN

37

2009 FITGER'S 5K RUN TOP 10 – WOMEN

PLACE

FIRST

LAST

TIME

CITY

STATE

AGE

1

Amy

Lyons

0:17:32

Mounds View

MN

23

2

Jennifer

Houck

0:17:44

Duluth

MN

25

3

Katie

Koski

0:18:20

Duluth

MN

36

4

Jessica

Bodick

0:18:59

Coon Rapids

MN

21

5

Serena

Sladek

0:19:13

Hibbing

MN

28

6

Debra

Gormley

0:19:19

Plymouth

MN

42

7

Michelle

Krezonoski

0:19:36

Thunder Bay

 

15

8

Kelly

Keeler Ramacier

0:19:40

White Bear Lake

MN

47

9

Jessica

Rossing

0:20:07

Duluth

MN

23

10

Pam

Weier

0:20:09

Mahtomedi

MN

49

2009 FITGER'S 5K WALK TOP 10 - MEN

PLACE

FIRST

LAST

TIME

CITY

STATE

AGE

1

Herb

Dillon

0:33:31

Duluth

MN

60

2

Steven

Skamser

0:35:36

Superior

WI

62

3

Brad

Gabrick

0:39:26

White Bear Lake

MN

43

4

James

Skolte

0:40:32

Mora

MN

56

5

David

Kringle

0:41:47

Superior

WI

64

6

Jim

Gangl

0:43:43

Hermantown

MN

52

7

Randy

Suliin

0:44:39

Duluth

MN

47

8

Daniel

Holm

0:44:45

Duluth

MN

66

9

Jeff

Lajiness

0:45:05

Duluth

MN

52

10

Jacob

Lemmon

0:45:07

Duluth

MN

28

2009 FITGER'S 5K WALK TOP 10 - WOMEN

PLACE

FIRST

LAST

TIME

CITY

STATE

AGE

1

Robbie

Zbacnik

0:36:09

Ely

MN

54

2

Amanda

Lind

0:36:11

Cloquet

MN

25

3

Nora

Brannan

0:39:23

Duluth

MN

54

4

Ruth

Smith

0:39:57

Duluth

MN

56

5

Stacy

Spexet

0:40:00

Spooner

WI

34

6

Jamie Lea

Bell

0:40:23

Spooner

WI

34

7

Joann

Mattson

0:40:42

Duluth

MN

50

8

Deb

McLellan

0:41:06

Duluth

MN

62

9

Julie

Jones

0:41:11

Hibbing

MN

34

10

Patricia

Gillitzer

0:41:12

Hibbing

MN

55


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