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King Wins Second Straight Run For Lights Title




Darin King, left, had knee surgery only two months ago but still won his second straight Run for the Lights 5K race, Saturday, July 19. He is a 2006 AHS graduate. Audra Brown, Defiance, right, won the women's race.-  photos by David Pugh

Darin King, left, had knee surgery only two months ago but still won his second straight Run for the Lights 5K race, Saturday, July 19. He is a 2006 AHS graduate. Audra Brown, Defiance, right, won the women’s race.- photos by David Pugh

Darin King, a 2006 Archbold High School graduate, won the annual Run for the Lights 5K race in Archbold for the second straight year, Saturday morning, July 19.

He crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, 35 seconds.

King said he had knee surgery on May 9, but his physicians said he was ready to run.

“Coming off knee surgery, I didn’t expect to run that fast,” he said.

King runs track for Trine University, the former Tri- State University, Angola, Ind.

Audra Brown, Defiance, was the first female to cross the finish line. She ran the race in 19:45.

A total of 67 runners were registered for the event.

Men’s Results

Overall: 1. King, 17:35; 2. Paul Rellstab, 18:05; 3. Dakota Brooks, 18:08.

Under 15: 1. Kyle Lantz, 19:58; 2. Alex Hurst; 3. Seth Yoder.

Ages 15-19: 1. Brooks, 18:08; 2. Michael Becker; 3. Jay Planson.

Ages 20-29: 1. Rellstab, 18:05; 2. Bryan Strambaugh; 3. Justin Hoover.

Ages 30-39: 1. Scott Goodnight, 23:15; 2. Brad Roth.

Ages 40-49: 1. Garrett Tinsman, 19:26; 2. Michael Zimmerman; 3. Dave Storrer.

Ages 50-59: 1. Daniel Ordaz, 19:14; 2. Dave Eicher; 3. Tom Striggow.

60 and over: 1. Charles Wistiinghausen, 28:38; 2. Juan Rolon; 3. Marlin Short.

Women’s Results

Overall: 1. Brown, 19:45; 2. Karen Miller; 3. Erica Goeltzenleuchter.

Under 15: 1. Meredith Hoops, 26:03.

Ages 15-19: 1. Goeltzenleuchter, 22:19; 2. Katrina Gobrogge; 3. Sara Lauf.

Ages 20-29: 1. Karen Miller, 20:17; 2. Megan Hoover; 3. Gina King.

Ages 30-39: 1. Elaine Veth, 24:21; 2. Michell Wyse.

Ages 40-49: 1. Jean Blankenship, 27:40; 2. Jan Lindsay.

Ages 50-59: 1. Viola Ordaz, 23:35; 2. Deb Rhodes; 3. Cheryl Stromski.

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