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MOUNT WASHINGTON - An influx of young runners swelled the number of entrants in the Mount Washington Spring Festival Run to the largest field ever with 378 taking part.
The young runners were part of a push to develop an elementary school age event. Students and teachers participated from Pleasant Grove Elementary, Mount Washington Elementary and Old Mill Elementary.
The Elementary Fun Run covered half a mile. Those runners started after the regular runners and most were done before the top finishers got back to the finish line.
The first of the main runners back to the start/finish line was 21-year old Trent Lieber of Louisville in a time of 18:40. That put him well ahead of the rest of the field as he won by 90 seconds.
A familiar face was the first woman to complete the 5K race as Shepherdsville’s Roberta Meyer won the women’s division for the sixth straight year. Meyer is a 45-year old runner who because of her work schedule, pretty much runs the course and then runs directly to pick up her trophy before departing.
Meyer’s winning time was 20:27.
The Team Pruitt/Mount Washington Spring Run Road Race is part of the Mount Washington Spring Festival. That event is conducted by the Mount Washington Lions Club. Proceeds from this event are shared between the Lions Club and the Bullitt East Cross-Country and Swim Teams.
Team Pruitt organizes the Spring Run to promote healthy living in the community.
The Race Partners include ValuMarket, YMCA of Bullitt County, UPS, Bill Wilson Attorney at Law, Kentuckiana Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Kroger.
The Corporate sponsors include The Law Offices of Schmidt and Etherton, Peoples Bank of Bullitt county, Mt. Washington Family Dentistry of Dr. Nita Isgrigg, Ken Combs Running Store, New Balance of Louisville, Club Fitness, Swag’s Sports, Peoples Bank of Mt. Washington, Carpet Values, Publishers Printing, The Pioneer News, Walgreens and Shelter Insurance. Donations were also made by Gregg Haskins and MonaVie Juice Products.
2009 Mt. Washington Spring Run Results:
Overall Male Winner: Trent Lieber, Louisville - 18:40
Overall Female Winner: Roberta Meyer, Shepherdsville - 20:27
Under-9: Sam Hall - 27:06; Tyler Steinmetz - 34:50; Ethan Rice - 39:43
10-15: Jacob Duvall - 20:10; Scott McIntyre - 21:08; Brent Pierce - 21:28
16-25: Isaac Turner - 20:57; Bradley Foster - 21:00; Brennar Hardesty - 22:00
26-35: Tony Cotner - 20:16; Chris Jones - 21:50; Brandon Egan - 22:15
36-45: Troy Chester - 21:03; Holman Colvin - 21:43; Tim Allen - 22:58
46-55: Dean Huff - 20:34; Dan Puckett - 22:27; Mark Montgomery - 22:36
Over-56: Denny Hack - 28:36; Marty Hall - 28:52; Bill Dotson - 28:54
Under-9: Shelby Hall - 38:30; Lexi Hutchison - 39:53; Casie Adams - 40:45
10-15: Jessica Prell - 23:12; Samantha Griffin - 23:41; Gentry Collins - 24:28
16-25: Camille Seger - 21:26; Lauren Mudd - 22:46; Jessica Chester - 33:44
26-35: Tonya Mann - 21:40; Heather Cain - 28:36; Hanna Gray - 26:46
36-45: Geri Keller - 21:24; Cheryl Nutt - 25:32; Cherie Myers - 28:13
46-55: Nancy Hawthorne - 28:44; Ann Laun - 31:08; Kathleen Schmidt - 34:36
Over-56: Elma Anderson - 45:04; Dee Mislan - 45:49; Sandra Robinson - 50:11
Mt. Washington Elementary: K - Bryce Jenkins; 1st - Adrian Ballesteros; 3rd - Trent Bently; 4th - Sydney Riley; 5th - Brenna Riley
Pleasant Grove Elementary: K - Zac Spalding; 1st - Reid Popplewell; 2nd - Seth Meyers; 3rd - Antonio Granado; 4th - Connor Greer; 5th - Trenton Cox
Old Mill Elementary: 2nd - Aiden Terry; 3rd - Jaydon Sanders