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Running: Seifert, Rohne first at Hotdish 5K

Willmar runner Thomas Seifert. Submitted photo.

WILLMAR — Thomas Seifert, 17, of Willmar led the field of 55 runners Saturday in the 3rd annual Hotdish Hunger 5K Run at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church.

 Seifert winning time of 17:40 was followed by Brian Bonnema, Prinsburg, at 20:00.

Bri Rohne, St. Paul, led women runners finishing in 20:23, more than five minutes faster than her winning time of 25:26 in the 2011 inaugural event. McKenna Swenson, Willmar, followed close behind with a time of 21:29.

Eight took part in the 1-mile walk. Proceeds go to local food shelfs and Lutheran World Hunger.

Hot Dish 5k

Results Saturday

At Willmar

55 finishers

Top 10 males

Thomas Seifert, 17, Willmar, 17:40; Brian Bonnema, 18, Prinsburg; Adam Rohne, 30, St. Paul; Russ Lesniak, 17, Olivia, 21:41; Keith Olson, 50, Springfield, 21:44; Steve Gansen, 53, Belle Plaine 22:44; Dan Christensen, 27, Redwood Falls, 22.51; Kyle Schow, 41, Willmar, 23:16; Ed Nowaki, 58, Spicer, 25.11

Top 10 females

Bri Rohne, 29, St. Paul, 20:23; McKenna Swenson, 21, Willmar, 21:29; Kristen Woelfel, 37, Belgrade, 23:01; Jen Rauk, 39, Northfield, 23:45; Wendy Nelsen, 60, Svea, 24:18; Katie Swenson, 40, Willmar, 25:03; Brooke Edman, 14, Spicer 27:46; Holli Rathe, 33, Willmar, 28:02; Madisen Kallevig, 11, Willmar, 29:46; Terrah Biegert, 29, Willmar, 29:52

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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