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Sweetheart Run draws largest crowd yet


February 14, 2017

Photo courtesy of Matthew Robeck Tanner Sayers and Jeanie Korn, center, front, lead runners off the starting line in the third annual Sweetheart Run 5K and 10K Saturday, Feb. 11, at Sankey Park. Sayers was the first finisher overall in the 5K, with Korn finishing as the top female. The event raised some $4,000 for Boys and Girls Club Summer Program scholarships.

A record 143 runners and walkers turned out Saturday, Feb. 11, at Sankey Park for the third annual Sweetheart Run.

Tanner Sayers, 16, of Sweet Home ran 19:34 to win the 5K race Saturday, and Jeanie Korn, 39, also of Sweet Home, was second overall and the top female finisher in 22:59.

Patrick Brown, 25, of Monmouth (39:22) edged Michael Brown, 27, also of Monmouth (39:23) in the 10K to win that race. The first female finisher in the 10K was Tracy Lampman , 50, of Eugene, in 47:32.

A total of 20 children participated in the mile fun run, for which results were not recorded.

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