Janssen captures 4th consecutive win at 10K

Special to The Source

Henry Janssen, Sarah Wright, Jason Hantak and Lindsay Beck were the first place overall winners at the 28th annual JMH 5K/10K presented by Gatorade (formerly Passavant-Gatorade 5K/10K) Oct. 22.

For the fourth consecutive time, Janssen, from Springfield, won top honors in the men’s 10K with a time of 34 minutes, 48 seconds. Sarah Wright, a Jacksonville Memorial Hospital (JMH) dietitian and Springfield resident, won the women’s 10K in a time of 47 minutes, 49 seconds.

Hantak, from Springfield, captured first place in the men’s 5K in a time of 18 minutes, 45 seconds. Beck, a resident of Concord, won the women’s 5K title in a time of 20 minutes, 40 seconds.

Awards were also distributed to first, second and third place finishers, male and female, in 13 age categories. The complete list of age group winners and an overall finishers list is available at https://www.fleetfeet.com/s/stlouis/results.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Jacksonville Youth Engagement Program (JYEP). The JYEP provides low-income youth with recreation, sports and mentoring activities by providing registration fees, equipment and transportation to events.

The JMH 5K/10K, the longest-held annual running race in the city, returned this year after a two-year absence due to COVID-19. “It’s great to be back,” said Kevin Eckhoff, race director. “This event gives hundreds of runners and walkers of all skill levels the chance to compete and enjoy each other’s company while also giving back to the community now and in the future.”

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