Crossing the line

Fergus Falls’ own Alex Hanson crosses the finish line after finishing the 5K event of the Lake Region Run on Saturday with Brandon’s Robin Johnson not far behind ready to finish her 10-mile run.

With things heading toward less restrictive, the Lake Region Run saw area competitors hit the streets of Fergus Falls Saturday for the 2021 version of the run.

In the 10-mile race, Adam Pangrac of Moorhead won with a time of 58:40, followed by Nick Tubbs of Fargo (1:06.15) and Emily Tomalla of Moorhead (1:09:15). Top area runners in the event included Quincy Undseth (1:19:10) and Joellen Kholman-Petrick (1:20:11), both of Fergus Falls.

In the 5K race, Joseph McFarland of Fergus Falls edged St. Paul runner East Sateren-Zoller (18:43) by two seconds with a time of 18:41. Jayce Runyon (19:55) of Onawa, Iowa came in third overall. The top female runner in the race was 12-year-old Cassie Wellman of Erhard as she finished with a time of 21:59 for fifth place overall.

In the 1-mile fun run, Fergus Falls runners William Anderson (6:03), 9, Carsyn Lill (6:11), 10, and Dane Mouser (6:16), 10, took the top three spots in the race.

In the 10-mile relay,  team Still Fast, the duo of Kristin Brause and Willie De-Souza, took first in both overall and co-ed race with a time of 1:22:59. The Collins Collective (1:23:05) of Kasondra Collins and Steven Wagner, and Roisum of Brady and Jennifer Roisum (1:31:06) took second and third.

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