Herrick of Milan captures
consecutive "Run/Walk the Park" overall female walk
Gary Franklin, Sports Writer
beautiful fall morning highlighted the 8th Annual Fall Run/Walk
the Park held at the Versailles State Park on Saturday, November
The race got underway around 10 a.m. after a warm welcome
to event participants and observers by race organizer Jim
Cole. Cole emphasized that participants signing on to walk
were not to run and that if they ran during any part of the
race they would be disqualified from winning walk awards.
(Racers must sign up at the beginning of the race as run or
Overall Walk Winners
Becky Herrick of Milan returned to capture her third consecutive
Run/Walk the Park first place overall female walk award in
:37.42. Herrick's two previous races were won as a 30-39 age
group. She claims her third title in her first year as a 40-49
age group competitor.
Nice job Becky!
Tony Montgomery of Versailles as a 50-59 age group walker
earned the first place overall Male Walker Award, Montgomery
completed his 5K walk in a time of :36.29.
Overall Run Winners
Earning the overall Male Run Title Ron Perry of Versailles
completing the course in just :17.51. Perry as the winner
also led his team "Perryville" across the finish
Capturing the Overall Female Run First place title was Bridget
Bruns of Batesville. She ran the course in a total time of
Overall Master Winners
Earning the overall Master Male Run Title was Jeff Binzen
of Osgood, completing the course in a time of :19.09. Binzen
also led his team "Bara-runners" across the finish
Capturing the Overall Master Female Run First place title
was Cindy Batta of West Harrison. She completed the course
The ages of competitors ranged from seven to 73 with Nickolas
Laswell and Tara Young of Osgood filling the youngest bill,
while Gerald Laswell of Versailles was the eldest competitor
registered for the race.
Further race results continued on page 6.
Versailles Republican for more photo coverage.
of the last really great weather days to be enjoyed
in the balance of 2010 was most greatly appreciated
on Saturday, November 12, as the 8th Annual "Run
the Park" was held at the Versailles State Park
in Ripley County.