William Scoggins defends 5K title

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MEEKER I Rangely’s William Scoggins defended the Run For Your Life 5K title he won in 2012 by winning the race again this year, confidently taking time off, crossing the line in 16:57, which was 17 seconds faster than his time last year. Scoggins’ younger brother Patrick stayed home and won the Color Run, sponsored by the WRBM Recreation and Park District, the same day in Rangely.
Hanna Borchard was the first female across the line, completing the race in 22:41.
The annual 5K sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Parks District in Meeker, featured 120 runners and more than 130 walkers.
Meeker High School graduate Collin Robinson was the fastest walker, crossing the finish line in 33:02. Sydney Hughes, who will be a junior at Meeker High School this year, was the first female to cross the finish line, needing 36:27 to walk the 5K.
Sam Conrado (32:31) won the 6-and-under male division and Owen Maser (24:03) won the 7-12 male division, while Carlie Dare (31:54) won the 7-12 female division.
The overall winner came from the 13-18 male division and Julia Eskelson (25:32) won the 13-18 female title.
Sarah Balloga was the fastest female between the ages of 19 and 29 and Wesley Toews won the same age division for males.
Borchard, the female winner, competed in the 30-39 division, which was won by Jared Harvey (21:08) in the male division. Karl Maser and Laura Ryan were the fastest runners in their respective genders in the 40-49 age division and Kent Walter and Maureen Obrien were the fastest in the 50-59 age division.
Donna Dare and Mike Hardy won the 60-69 division and Jim Mense won the men’s 70-79 age division.