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The Olga Memorial Foot Race is in it’s 14th year, and race Director Peggy Wiltberger tells WNBZ the event went great, in fact this year, she says it was a lot of fun, there were were more participants this year than years past with 91 competitors participating in the Saturday Morning Event. The Race on Saturday was the third for Wiltberger as race Director. She is a runner herself and comments that she would like to actually run in the race again but until then, she is content to be it’s director. She says there are a lot of people who run the event every year, and there were a lot of 5k runners this year. Each year there gets to be some additional rivalries in many of the age group competitions among the regulars, and she says there is a lot of support from their sponsors every year to help put on the event and to raise money for the skate park initiative. In a recent K&J show, Peggy tells us the Skate Park Committee has raised a little over $45,000 towards the new skate park but there is a lot of work yet to be done.
Michael Haas wins the Mens Overall winner in the 5K run with a time of 19:08, followed closely by Jared Whalen and James Takami. The Women’s 5k Winner is Madeline Short with a time of 20:27, followed by Sandra Simonetti and Lynn Ohlsten. All three women were winners in their respective age groups. Josh LeBlanc wins the 10K and the Mens 20-29 age bracket with a time of 31:25, he was followed by Doug Hazelden, winner in the 50-59 category, Brian Bennett and Ethan Waters, winner of the 40-49 age group in the 10K. As for the Women, Michelle Rivera wins the 40-49 age bracket and the overall Womens 10K with a time of 44:52. She was followed by Katherine Kalaris in 2nd, Kalaris was the winner in the 20-29 age bracket and Alison Packard takes the Bronze.
Skate Park Getting Started behind the Police Station;
The parking lot behind the Police Station in Saranac Lake is one of the locations that has been considered over the years and this year, The Village of Saranac Lake will be excavating a portion of the property just behind the lot. The Village’s Community Development Director Jeremy Evans and Village Manager John Sweeney also met recently with village Trustees and Members of the Skate Park Committee to walk through the property behind the Police Station and to identify a suitable option for building a skate park without reducing the available parking spots in the lot. During that meeting, Evans placed markers every 50 feet in the woods next to the lot to help visualize the possible layouts of the park.
OLGA FOOT RACE RESULTS
(Click here for .XLS spreadsheet Olga Race Results created by WNBZ)
|Olga Memorial Foot Race Results|
|Sorted by Gender / Time|
|1||87||Michael Haas||19.08||5K||19 Under||Men||1|
|3||58||James Takami||20.48||5K||19 Under||Men||2|
|4||1231||Chris Schneider||22.37||5K||19 Under||Men||3|
|7||94||Thomas Hale||23.09||5K||19 Under||Men||4|
|9||57||Robin Takami||23.24||5K||19 Under||Men||5|
|10||93||Thomas Hale III||24.06||5K||40-49||Men||3|
|15||78||Matt Martens||26.06||5K||19 Under||Men||6|
|20||79||David Martens||30.54||5K||19 Under||Men||7|
|21||92||Jack Skiff||31.01||5K||19 Under||Men||8|
|2||1193||Marshall Moore||32.01||5K||19 Under||Men||9|
|5||1225||Cales Packard||34.41||5K||19 Under||Men||10|
|1||74||Madeline Short||20.27||5K||19 Under||Women||1|
|9||77||Ellery Smith||29.27||5K||19 Under||Women||2|
|11||1175||Susanna Kalanis||29.44||5K||19 Under||Women||3|
|14||89||Selena Baillargeon||30.30||5K||19 Under||Women||4|
|23||83||Mary Ellen Martin||33.06||5K||50-59||Women||1|
|5||174||Johanna Mohrs||50.18||10K||19 Under||Women||1|
|17||76||Emeline Smith||99.00||5K||19 Under||Women||5|