Minor, Falconer win Trezona race

by Tom Coombe
Two new winners were crowned this year at the four-mile race that kicks off Ely’s Fourth of July Celebration.
Joseph Minor was the overall winner and Megan Falconer the first female to cross the finish line at the Janet Gensler Memorial Four on the Fourth.
Minor completed the morning race around the Trezona Trail in 21:04, while Falconer, who was 15th overall, had a time of 27:05.
The event doubles as a fundraiser for Ely’s high school track teams and attracted more than 200 participants.
Taking second place overall was Mick Schwinghamer in a time of 21:07 while Luke Olson of Ely, a state track champion in the 800 meter run, took third in 22:45.
Other age group winners were:
• Boys, 10-12: Otto Devine, 33:27;
• Boys, 13-15: Gabriel Pointer, 24:45;
• Men, 20-29; Schwinghamer, 21:08;
• Men, 30-39: John Zak, 26:22;
• Men, 40-49: Jay Asmus, 26:13;
• Men, 50-59: Doug Kleemier, 25:51;
• Men, 60+: Mike Murray, 32:33;
• Girls, 10-12: Emily Baker, 31:52;
• Girls 13-15: Phoebe Helms, 32:17;
• Girls, 16-19: Julia Schwinghamer, 32:18;
• Women, 20-29: Falconer, 27:05;
• Women, 30-39: Sarah Doolittle, 32:46;
• Women, 40-49: Amber Asmus, 32:16;
• Women, 50-59: Trena Yanker-Talz, 32:38;
• Women, 60+: Toni Douwalter, 38:23.
The top male walker was Ely’s Dan Dusich (57:46) with Roger Skraba a second behind.
Among females, Diane Thompson was first in 1:05:50, with Corie McKibben following.
The event is named after the late Janet Gensler, who was instrumental in starting the race several years ago.
Complete results from the race may be accessed online at www.northlandrunner.com.