Repeat winners at 2017 Passavant-Gatorade Races

Jacob Covell, Kelly Vandermaiden, Henry Janssen and Tracy Dowell were the first place
overall winners at thet 25th annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K Race, held Saturday, May 25, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.

This is the second year in a row that Covell and Vandermaiden finished first in the 5K. Covell’s winning time in the male division was 17 minutes, 20 seconds, bettering last year’s mark by 30 seconds. Vandermaiden improved her mark by 90 seconds in the female division by finishing at 19:42.

Janssen captured first overall in the men’s 10K category with a time of 36:24. Dowell was first overall in the women’s 10K at 45:30.

Awards were also distributed to first, second and third place finishers, male and female, in 14 age categories. Three hundred sixty-eight runners competed in that morning’s races through Jacksonville’s west side. The 2017 beneficiary is the Jacksonville Saints Special Olympics team.

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