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G-R Dollar for Scholars annual running makes cents

July 29, 2012
Reinbeck Courier

The Gladbrook Reinbeck Dollars for Scholars Committee received support from the following at the June 30th 15th Annual 5K Running Makes Cents Race, 2 Mile Walk and Kid's Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast.

The following local businesses helped make the event possible due to their generous monetary donations. The race sponsors allowed the committee to offer race shirts, awards and door prizes to deserving participants. Most of all the support helped raise money for scholarships.

Gold level sponsors include: Grundy County Memorial Hospital, Covenant Clinic-Reinbeck, Parkview Manor and Lon's Plumbing & Heating. Silver level sponsors include: Dinsdale Construction and Casey's General Store. Bronze level sponsors include: Sides & Bown Construction, Reinbeck Hardware, Trunck's Country Foods, Sweet Law, P.L.C., Heartland Coop. Pioneer Hi-Bred and Rickert & Leistikow, PC.

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Karen Brennan and Phil Waltermire. Overall female and male champions.

The committee would also like to recognize Keith & JoAnn Sash of Gladbrook, Sash Auction, for the use of their portable microphone. Tammy and Rodney Greiner provided bottle water for all participants. They couldn't provide this positive community activity without the help of sponsors. Also the G-R High School student volunteers did a lot of work including serving at the pancake breakfast, registering racers, timing and way finding along the race course.

The race began with the national anthem led by Dan Reisner. Jim Peterson led the race on bicycle keeping the racers on course. The ambulance crew cruised the race course monitoring participants in the heat and humidity.

While race results were compiled kids were asked to participate in a fun run. Children ages 2 through 8 years participated this year. Once they crossed the finish line they received a medal and fruit snack.

Two mile walk competition: The aim of the walk competition is to estimate how long it will take to walk 2 miles. The participant who guesses closest to their actual time wins. The winners were: first place-Andrea Frier, Colfax, second place-Emma Fleshner, Reinbeck and third place-Richard Franklin-Marshalltown.

Following are the 5 race results: Winner Overall Male Runner: Phil Waltermire 18:19 Garwin. Winner Overall Female Runner: Karen Brennan 22:19 Minneapolis, Minn.

Female Medal Winners:

15 years & under: Gold: Megan Oelschlager, Reinbeck. Silver: Maddie Frischmeyer, Reinbeck. Bronze: Ashley Sieh, Reinbeck.

16-19: Gold: Tara Walker, Reinbeck. Silver: Rachel Bown, Reinbeck. Bronze: Sonya Beichley, Gladbrook.

20-24: Gold: Jenna Thede, Cedar Falls.

25-29: Gold: Vanessa Smock, Gladbrook. Silver: Ashley Buck, State Center. Bronze: Erica Thesing, Reinbeck.

30-34: Gold: Jill Oliver, Milo. Silver: Jessica Patrick, Grundy Center. Bronze: Mandy Schick, Reinbeck.

35-39: Gold: Kim Snow, St. Petersburg, Fla. Silver: Cari Cleppe. Bronze: Stacey Busch, Conrad.

40-44: Gold: Ellen Schweppe, Reinbeck. Silver: Jeannie Lovell, Cresco. Bronze: Jenni Cooper, Reinbeck.

45-49: Gold: Lonni Waltermire, Garwin. Silver: Sue Trunck, Reinbeck. Bronze: Susie Kerns-Petersen, Gladbrook.

50-54: Gold: Marci Bengen, Reinbeck.

55 years + Gold: Sally Marzen, Dougherty. Silver: Deb Hach. Bronze: Gloria Sielschneider, Conrad.

Male Medal Winners:

15 years & under: Gold: Bryce Dall, Dike. Silver: Parker Bown, Reinbeck. Bronze: Dylan Hendricks, Grundy Center.

16-19 years: Gold: Thomas Shirley, Parkersburg. Silver: Alex Bovy, Reinbeck. Bronze: Tyler Bovy, Reinbeck.

20-24: Gold: Jay Beichley, Gladbrook. Silver: T.J. Cowell, Cedar Falls. Bronze: Adam Watermiller, Reinbeck.

25-29: Gold: Tyler Lyon, Grimes. Silver: Ryan Watermiller, Reinbeck. Bronze: Jeremy Thesing, Reinbeck.

30-34: Gold: Brent Vaughan, Holland. Silver: Tristan Switzer, Conrad. Bronze: Matt Oliver, Milo.

35-39: Gold: Pete Busch, Conrad. Silver: Matt Wyatt, Reinbeck. Bronze: John Olson

40-44: Gold: Tom Hurley Peoria, Ill. Silver: Paul Lovell, Cresco. Bronze: Bill Iverson, Iowa City.

45-49: Gold: John Dinsmore, Conrad. Silver: Tom Wicks, Traer. Bronze: Pat Knaack, Reinbeck.

50-54: Gold: Steve Feld, Marshalltown. Silver: Randy Beichley, Gladbrook. Bronze: Tony Lyon, Reinbeck

55+ Gold: Mark Zimmer. Silver: Joel Beane, Marshalltown. Bronze: Craig Pfantz, State Center.



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