A large contingent of Manistee runners, parents, and supporters participated in the High Bridge Hustle 5K on Sept. 5th in Brethren. Running in near perfect conditions (calm, clear, low 50's), many new PR's and best times of the year were recorded! MHS runner Kelly Schubert (19:08) was the first female overall finisher, while Jarret Deisch (17:36) was 3rd overall. Also running were Brian Fisk (19:15 - new PR!) , Tyler Guzikowski, and Courtney Stefanski (24:23 - new PR!). Middle school runners Annie Fuller (sub-20!) and Sophie Shriver ran great times as well.
Other familiar faces from Manistee participating were Coach Thuemmel (19:13 - best time in 4 years!), Ethan Coppola, Phil Guzikowski, Dr. Fuller and Jody Fuller, Bill Shriver, Lisa Fragomeli, Julie Deisch, Gary Sielski, Dr. Allen, and James Fink. (Let me know if I forgot anyone!) It was a lot of fun and a great morning of racing!
Incidentally, the overall winner was 17-year old Reed Kamyszek from Kenowa Hills, the defending D2 state champion in cross-country, and leading favorite to win D1 this year. He ran 14:41, a ridiculously fast time, even with a missed turn costing him a few seconds!