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Records fall at Kraut Fun Run

For the second year in-a-row, the womens course record for the Sauerkraut Days 5K Fun Run fell and for the third year in-a-row Andrew Gerdts took home the mens title.

Jessica Eibs, a member of the Sibley East cross country team, took ninth overall and set a new womens course record with a time of 19:52. Eibs outlasted previous course record holder Hannah Schroeder who finished right behind Eibs at 11th with a time of 19:57. Schroeder also bested the previous record set by her in 2010 of 20:48.

For the third year in a row Andrew Gerdts took home the mens title with a time of 17:28. This was five seconds off the mens course record set by Gerdts in 2009 at 17:23. Gerdts was challenged for much of the race by local Sam Straub. Straub hung with Gerdts for about two and a half miles before fading.

Straub finished with a PR at 17:49. Straub was followed by Alex Wischnack at 18:12, Chris Lagergen at 18:26 and Bryan Petzel at 19:01.

1-K Kids run
Before the 5k, 12 kids participated in the 1-K race. Sam Menne won the first ever event followed closely by Sarah Lawrence.

Record Numbers
For the third consecutive year, the Fun Run saw over 100 runners/walkers and for the first year over 150 people participated in the race. “I would like to thank all the volunteers especially Coach Jeff Christ for coming out and helping with the race,” event coordinator James Brenno said.

Results by Time
Andrew Gerdts - 17:28
Sam Straub - 17:49
Alex Wischnack - 18:12
Chris Lagergen - 18:26
Bryan Petzel - 19:01
Joel Evenson - 19:47
Kristian Corl - 19:48
Tom Wischnack - 19:49
Jessica Eibs - 19:52
Caleb Giesen - 19:54
Hannah Schroeder - 19:57
Brian Trost - 20:00
Brandon Geldner - 20:04
Steve Schroeder - 20:09
Jacob Dolezal - 20:12
Shane Boehne - 20:23
Jeff Pinske - 20:43
Parry Larson - 20:44
Nick Zurn - 20:51
Trent LaBarr - 20:52


  1. Awesome job! And, um...isn't that PR for you too?
    Way to rock this race!


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