I’m in the purple shirt, placed 4th among the women and 1st in my age group. Was a personal best time of 21:56 for a 5k! Picture a photo of the newspaper that my co-worker spotted.
Betschart wins Deutschen Pfest 5K
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | Chris Grant
This year’s Deutschen Pfest 5K was another rousing success as 555 runners from across central Texas turned out to test themselves on the streets of Pflugerville.
“We had a good turnout,” race director LeeAnn Resendez said. “Things ran very smoothly.”
Hendrickson High cross country star Aaron Betschart was the winner of the event. The Hawk finished the race in 17 minutes and 7 seconds, edging Geoffrey Whitfield who placed second in 17:16. The winner of the women’s division was Meredith Johnson who finished in 20:14, just beating Christina Artega (20:17).
The other age group winners were:
Women: 1-9 Makeyla Wilford; 10-14 Artega; 15-19 Allison Varney; 20-24 Bailey Leigh; 25-29 Kimberly Palmer-Contreras; 30-34 Amanda Mills [21:56]; 35-39 Johnson; 40-44 Judy Taveira; 45-49 Julie Messer; 50-54 Becky Montgomery; 55-59 Joanne Dixon; 60-99 Melodye Evans.
The men’s winners were: 1-9 Gabe Graf; 10-14 Ritik Goyal; 15-19 Betschart; 20-24 Adam Cain; 25-29 Aaron Contreras; 30-34 Whitfield; 35-39 Tony Rivas; 40-44 Denc William; 45-49 Kenneth McCoy; 50-54 Felix Rippy; 55-59 Jeff Erb; 60-99 Henry Fluck.