Hundreds turned out to participate in the Frigid 5K Run held Saturday in Niles. (Leader photo/CRAIG HAUPERT)

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Hutchins wins fourth Frigid 5K title

Published 9:21am Monday, January 21, 2013

Andrea Hutchins has never lost at the Frigid 5K and Saturday was no exception.

Hutchins became a four-time winner of the race held in conjunction with the Hunter Ice Festival. She posted a time of 19:03 to easily defeat runner-up Alison Nesbitt, who finished with a 19:38.

Justin Kowalkski is now a three-time champion after successfully defending his title in the men’s race. Kowalski posted a time of 16:35.

Second place went to Lucas Sullivan, who ran a time of 17:17.

A total of 292 runners took advantage of the mild temperatures to blow away the old record of 185 set in 2012. The race was sponsored by Cycle and Fitness of Niles.

Complete results are available at


Frigid 5K Top 10 male

  1. Justin Kowalski  16:35
  2. Lucas Sullivan 17:17
  3. Paul Johnson 17:25
  4. James Bradshaw 17:34
  5. Billy Holbert 18:08
  6. Cameron Bredice 18:15
  7. Jon Deja 18:36
  8. Michael O’Hearn 18:56
  9. Mike Moser 19:05
  10. Daniel O’Hearn 19:34

Top 10 female

  1. Andrea Hutchins 19:03
  2. Alison Nesbitt 19:38
  3. Megan Smedley 19:55
  4. Lisa Altman 20:30
  5. Sarah Saylor 20:57
  6. Liesl Muehlhanser 21:04
  7. Samantha Brawley 21:25
  8. Gabi May 21:37
  9. Gena McGlone 21:42
  10. Susanna Maines 22:32

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