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On a brisk Saturday morning, about 140 runners and walkers participated in the 11th annual Polar Challenge 5K. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Lien, Lichtenwalter take top spots in Bemidji's Polar Challenge 5K run/walk

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Kaysey Lichtenwater of Bemidji and Nate Lien of Blackduck took first place at Saturday's Polar Challenge 5K run/Walk in Bemidji.

Lichtenwater, 28, finished in 20 minutes, 16.1 seconds to win the women's division. Jasmine Carlson was second, 22 seconds behind Lichtenwalter.

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Lien, 35, won the men's race in 18:42.5, beating Paul Krueger of Becida by less than five seconds.

The race attracted 142 runners and walkers and 134 finished.

Men

1. Nate Lien, 35 18:42.5

2. Paul Krueger, 23 18:47.1

3. Elias Hendrickson, 17 19:00.9

4. Matthew Wolf, 28 20:18.6

5. Ekren Miller, 31 20:50.5

6. Lee Hanson, 53 21:02.9

7. Erik Wheeler, 32 21:14.1

8. Prince Anye, 20 21:39.4

9. John Robinson, 32 21:44.7

10. Mark Peske, 55 21:53.9

11. Matthew Roy, 44 22:12.3

12. Doug Prazak, 37 22:31.2

13. Chris Bitker, 40 22:38.2

14. Andrew Ronnevik, 32 22:46.7

15. Willard Malwitz, 47 22:50.1

16. Eloy Cecena, 37 23:00.3

17. Rob Randall, 55 23:02.7

18. Steve Wagner, 39 23:07.9

19. Jeff Krona, 35 23:08.8

20. John Mueller, 38 23:19.3

21. Josiah Hendrickson, 23 23:25.2

22. Mark Carlson, 43 23:38.2

23. Karl Runningen, 33 23:44.9

24. Guy Schermerhorn, 33 23:53.9

25. Nolan Eck, 32 23:57.2

26. Matthias Pemberton, 22 24:14.2

27. Greg Snyder, 40 24:33.3

28. Brady Evermoen, 15 24:44.2

29. Sean Crampton, 25 24:47.9

30. Kevin Iliff, 49 25:15.9

31. George Schermerhorn, 26, 25:19.5

32. Richard Moen, 48 25:19.8

33. Sam Serleth, 11 25:20.6

34. Jordan Brekke, 14 25:22.1

35. Mick Justin, 63 25:30.8

36. Evan Gray, 12 25:33.5

37. Ross Randall, 26 25:38.4

38. Mike Cronin, 37 26:06.5

39. Joran Gunderson, 9 26:14.5

40. Cody Black, 23 26:20.4

41. Paul Marvin, 37 26:28

42. Scott Merschman, 30 26:56.2

43. Anthony Arola, 29 27:15.9

44. Adam Helluist, 32 27:31.4

45. Joel Conway, 25 28:57.2

46. Tate McAllan Jr., 17 29:00.3

47. Danie Norvold, 48 29:10.4

48. Rick DeMers, 60 29:43.9

49. Rico Anoka-Ramirez, 19 29:54.3

50. Curtis Hendrickson, 62 30:01.3

51. Lenny Bellcourt, 38 30:04.4

52. Wayne Devine, 57 30:25.3

53. Andrew Webster, 25 30:53

54. Harvey Roy, 31 31:11.1

55. Casey Oreskovich, 31 31:29.6

56. Don Black, 47 31:29.9

57. Cody Jacobson, 32 31:53.6

58. Scott Gannaway, 49 31:54.5

59. Jeremy Thomas, 31 32:20.9

60. Harold Gardner, 59 32:55.1

61. Monte Draper, 54 33:21.4

62. Paul Peterlin, 49 33:22.2

63. Anthony Buckanaga, 44 33:31.1

64. Jack Gunderson, 10 33:45.7

65. Brad Barker, 58 34:27.4

66. Todd Scofield, 50 36:35.3

67. Nathaniel Lucas, 26 36:35.9

68. Cole Goggleye, 20 36:44.5

69. Daniel Olson, 50 39:07.4

70. Scott Palmer, 62 39:35

71. Brian Anoka, 42 43:16.6

72. Andrew Hough, 19 43:47.6

73. Clyde Eells, 60 48:16.7

74. John P Wingard, 57 56:29.9

Women

1. Kaysey Lichtenwalter, 28 20:16.1

2. Jasmine Carlson, 26 20:37.9

3. Claire Kissane, 24 21:53.4

4. Christel Kippenhan, 46 22:05.2

5. Rachel Nordlund, 24 23:05.2

6. California Thorson, 16 23:27.5

7. Atomic Thorson, 14 23:43.2

8. Wendy Barta, 42 24:55.7

9. Kaija Roy, 18 26:15.4

10. Carmen Schmitz, 28 26:57

11. Jill Bitker, 38 26:59.2

12. Beth Iliff, 48 27:23.8

13.Gwen Nihart-Cwikla, 40 27:24.8

14. Heidi Fladeboe, 31 28:26.2

15. Gladys Bakken, 52 28:49.7

16. Airra Saunders, 24 28:59

17. Krisin Torgerson, 37 29:56.9

18. Jennifer Roy, 45 30:58.7

19. Robin Wold, 49 31:07.6

20. Wendy Eisenrich, 57 31:09.9

21. Carey Cole, 38 31:16.9

22. Kristal Gray, 40 31:49.4

23. Hayley Reichert, 15 31:59

24. Kristen Schimanski, 37 32:23.1

25. Amy Petit, 37 32:48.9

26. Charlene Draper, 45 33:02

27. Karin Harrison, 37 33:37.6

28. Barb Moon, 60 33:41.1

29. Danniel Verke, 25 33:51.4

30. Brenda Millar, 38 33:53.9

31. Jayme Nettestad, 34 34:01.8

32. Megan Nathe, 21 34:12.1

33. Jessica McGraw, 28 34:46.4

34. Jen Retka, 34 34:56.9

35. Cindy Cronemiller, 51 35:00.9

36. Joanna Ferraro, 37 35:39.6

37. Sarah Maroney, 21 36:02.5

38. Amber Fisher, 22 37:06.7

39. Callie Ferdig, 24 37:39.6

40. Dani Yuretich, 41 37:44.1

41. Valerie Olson, 50 37:45.8

42. Lucy LaValley, 30 39:08.7

43. Caroline Sorensen, 50 40:14

44. Annikka Roy, 15 40:46.8

45. Theresa Devine, 58 41:11.4

46. Linda Burke, 47 41:28.6

47. Cathy Rogers, 55 41:38.6

48. Dana Kuzel, 33 43:16.3

49. Kelsi Fredrickson, 15 45:07.7

50. Cheryl Fredrickson, 40 46:39.2

51. Elizabeth Ramsdell, 52 46:42.7

52. Heather McAllen, 35 48:18.9

53. Kaylynn Cronemiller, 16 52:01.4

54. Talia Molash, 16 53:21.7

55. Lisa Schmid, 51 55:31.1

56. Lenore Potter, 56 57:08.9

57. Colleen Livingston, 50 57:11.2

58. Tara Ripplinger, 21 1:03:38

59. Nancy Skor, 31 1:03:40.5

60. Nila Geist, 49 1:03:44.6

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