Katherine Manion was the first female across the finish line in the 3rd Annual Cat Track on Saturday at Brandywine High School. She also finished 10th overall.
Katherine Manion was the first female across the finish line in the 3rd Annual Cat Track on Saturday at Brandywine High School. She also finished 10th overall.

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Greutman, Manion win 5K titles

Published 11:44am Thursday, August 20, 2009

By SCOTT NOVAK
Vigilant/Argus

Nearly 150 runners took part in the Third Annual Cat Tracks 5K Trail Run/Walk, which finished on the brand new Brandywine High School track.

The Cat Tracks event was originally a fundraiser for the new facility at the high school.
Saturday’s third installment drew 142 runners and walkers.

Ryan Greutman of South Bend, Ind. was the overall 5K run winner as he ran a time of 16:30.

Katherine Manion of South Bend was the first women’s 5K run finisher with a time of 20:00, which was good for 10th place overall.

Julie Koch of St. Joseph was overall 5K walk winner with a time of 37:16. David Phillips of Eau Claire was the first male across the finish line with a time of 37:25, which was second overall.

“All the proceeds from this event will go to the Brandywine track and field program for equipment for our track,” race director Al Price said. “Home meets at Brandywine will return for the first time since 1995. I wish to thank all the runners and walkers who participated in this fundraising event.”

Cat Tracks
5k run overall Top 10

1. Ryan Greutman (South Bend, Ind.) 16:30. 2. Nicolas Schuck (Niles) 17:03; 3. Ben Jacobs (Three Rivers) 17:05; 4. Tyler Weedon (Niles) 18:35; 5. Marcus Charles (South Bend) 19:29; 6. Mike Kuelbs (Niles) 19:32; 7. David Foura (Three Rivers) 19:38; 8. Troy Thompson (St. Joseph) 19:57; 9. Matthew Morrow (Niles) 19:58; 10. Katherine Manion (South Bend) (20:00)

5K Female age group winners
1-10: Jillian Woods (Osceola, Ind.) 8:35; 11-14: Maddie Woods (Osceola) 6:33; 15-19: Katherine Manion (South Bend) 20:00; 20-24: Mary Manion (South Bend) 22:09; 25-29: Amber Seiffert (Niles) 28:41; 30-34: Sarah Conklin (St. Joseph) 22:23; 35-39: Cami Bowling (Niles) 24:54; 40-44: Angela Wright (S. Joseph) 33:15; 45-49: Sue Stauffer (Granger) 26:00; Deb Hammermeister (Coloma) 27:44; 50-54: Theresa Pipher (Berrien Springs) 27:05; 55-59: Cindy Rose Berrien (Berrien Center) 26:07

5k male age group winners
1-10: Noah Johnson (Niles) 26:13; 11-14: Marcus Charles (South Bend) 19:29; Anthony Baker (Benton Harbor) 22:32; 15-19: Ben Jacobs (Three Rivers) 17:05; 20-24: Nicolas Schuck (Niles) 17:03; 25-29: Mike Kuelbs (Niles) 19:32; 30-34: Ryan Greutman (South Bend) 16:30; 35-39: Steve Wright (St. Joseph) 25:15; 40-44: Troy Thompson (St Joseph) 19:57; 45-49: Kris Bullock (Lawton) 20:34; 50-54: Christian Davis (South Bend) 20:07; 55-59: Arvil Howe (South Bend) 24:26 60-64: Bruce Bittenhender (St. Joseph) 26:51; 65-69: Robert Husek (St. Joseph) 27:06

5k timed walk Top 10 overall
1. Julie Koch (St. Joseph) 37:16; 2. David Phillips (Eau Claire) 37:25; 3. Mike Barber (Niles); 4. Alicia Tackett (Niles) 42:26; 5. Sheri Harrell (Niles) 42:31; 6. Kristy Beaver (Niles) 43:31; 7. Jason Birchmeier (Plymouth, Ind.) 43:35; 8. Marilyn Duvall (Niles) 45:11; 9. Jennifer Ervin (Niles) 45:12; 10. (Iron Mountain Mich.) 45:43

5k female timed
walk age group

11-14: Alicia Tackett (Niles) 42:26; 15-19: Katie Andrews (Niles) 54:30; 30-34: Lea Held (Niles) 47:21; 35-39: Marilyn Duvall (Niles) 45:11; 40-44: Sheri Harrell (Niles) 42:31; Kristy Beaver (Niles) 43:31; 45-49: Julie Koch (St. Joseph) 37:16; 50-54: Nancy Crawford (Iron Mountain) 45:43; 55-59: Mary Jarpe (Niles) 59:18; 65-69: Christine Yoder (Niles) 53:44

5k male timed walk
age group winners

11-14: James Harrell (Niles) 48:06; 15-19: Eric Phillips (Eau Claire) 47:00; 25-29: Jason Birchmeier (Plymouth) 43:35; 45-49: David Phillips (Eau Claire) 37:25; 55-59: Mike Richards (Niles) 51:17

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