Enthusiastic Participants, Great Weather For Card Run/Walk

Kevin Carder wins Cardinal 5-Mile RunElaine Zoucha having running funYoungsters off and runningLauryn Wright is all smilesOn an absolutely gorgeous June morning Saturday, ideal for running, 110 fitness enthusiasts of all ages participated in the 2011 Cardinal Run/Walk, according to event organizer Nicole Levander.
Striders ranging from age 72 to mere toddlers took part in a 5-mile run/walk, along with a shorter run/walk and a 1-mile kids’ run, beginning and ending at the Boone County Fitness Center.

Former Boone Central standout and current University of Nebraska-Kearney runner Kevin Carder (age 19) was the overall race winner in a time of 28:35. Roxi Erickson (47) of Omaha was the overall female winner and 5th overall in 34:30. Current Boone Central Cardinal Brody Kelley (17) took 2nd place overall and among male runners in a time of 32:18. Halie Smith, Boone Central graduate and a track & field/cross country competitor at Doane College, was 2nd to Erickson among females and 6th overall in 35:00.
A brother-sister combo from the prodigious Erickson running family led all youth in the 1-mile kid’s run. Trevor Erickson of Fairbanks, Alaska was the overall race and boys winner in a time of 9:21 and Jenna Erickson led all girls in 9:32.

Complete Results in Print & Online Editions of Albion News.