Winner sets course record in fifth annual Dam Run 5K

Jakob Hiett took a break Saturday morning from high school cross-country to – win another race.

Hiett set the course record in the fifth annual Dam Run 5K, with a finish time of 16:26.99.

Miriam Swanson was the first woman finisher, in 26:02.92.

This year’s event, put on by the city Youth Advisory Council, was held as a fund-raiser for the Sweet Home Walk for the Cause Group, which supports programs and services focusing on prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer in Linn County.

It replaced the annual Sweet Home Satellite Walk for the Cause event, which is usually held in conjunction with the Sweet Home Harvest Festival in October. South Santiam Sweet Potato Queens Tammy Kay and Tammy Rogene, who have been heavily involved in the walk in the past, helped with the run Saturday.

Dam Run 5K Results

5K Run Finishers: (1) Jakob Hiett 16:26.99; (2) Scott Swanson 19:59.92; (3) Robert Gourley 21:04.09; (4) Sean Rodgers 21:52.01; (5) Harold Perkins 22:25.20; (6) Dave Bauer 23:04.40; (7) Randy Carper 24:37.46; (8) Bret Davis 25:56.57; (9) Miriam Swanson 26:02.92; (10) Nolan Parker 26:54.00; (11) Darrell Wickline 27:16.07; (12) Michelle Swett 28:23.44; (13) Joe Graybill 30:04.26; (14) Stephanie Victor 30:35.82; (15) Nathan Powers 31:03.71; (16) Nick Hall 31:04.35; (17) Michele Adams 34:42.69; (18) Kayla Wickline 36:17.27; (19) Pat Gray 36:34.18; (20) Laurel Hemphil 42:54.99.

5K Walk Finishers: Dawn Spears, Robert Spears, Muffie McQuistion, Darlene VavRosky, Evelyn Maynard, Cheryl Swinehart, Jim Swinehart, Cindy Hamlin, Charles Hamlin.