Chester Woods Lake

Chester Woods Lake
Chester Woods Lake



Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New course records

Despite the weather some very nice times were recorded at the race. Kirk Walztoni (36) of Eagan is the new record holder with a blazing fast time of 1:03:46. That is a pace of 6:23 per mile over a tough course. Jim Hannon took second with a time of 1:04:27. Jim was our winner last year and that time was1:05:23. Patrick Steward came back and was third in 1:06:59 also improving his time from last year by over 1 1/2 minutes.
For the women course records were also set. Cynthia Blenderman (26) of Rochester is the new record holder with a time of 1:17:38 Last years winning time was 1:22:28 turned in by Britt Erickson of Rochester. Not far behind Cynthia was Rachel Pederson in 1:18:30, followed closely by Cailie Fura, 1:19:37 and Tasha Pike in 1:21:51. There was actually five girls that beat last years winning time, way to go !
In the 5k records were also set. The Dammen brothers absolutely smashed last years course record. Kyle was the winner in 18:35. Thats a pace of 5:59 per mile on a course thats still pretty tough to run that fast. Last years winner was Logan Clark in 21:29. Following Kyle closely was brother Kevin in 18:37. I think Austins Cross Country program will be in pretty good shape with the Dammen twins. In third was Paul Callahan of Kasson 20:04, followed by Charlie Burnham, Rochester, 20:36 ,13 year old Henry Hartzler of Byron 21:00 and 14 year old Mickel Frisch of Dover 21:12. Thats six people faster than the course record including a 13 and 14 year old, way to go guys!
The winner for the gals was Lily Tamire in 23:06 Second was Therese Shumaker 23:10 Third was Nicole Weisenback 26:25
I'll get to the age groups later


Jean said...


I just wanted to say thank you for a great race this weekend. You and the volunteers put on a great show, and that was one of the most fun trail races I have ever done (even with the storms!). What a beautiful course!

Continued success, and I look forward to running again next year! :)

All the best,


Bryan said...


Got to agree with Jean above: this is one of the most fun and most beautiful of races.

Thanks for all the awesome! Can't wait for Chester Woods 2009!

Views from a director said...

Thanks I'm already looking forward to 2009 myself.