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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Linhart, Wilkinson run to first place in Relay for Life 5K run/walk

  • Greg Linhart and Elizabeth Wilkinson led a plethora of runners and walkers Saturday during the 4th annual Relay for Life 5K run/walk in Boonville.


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  • Greg Linhart and Elizabeth Wilkinson led a plethora of runners and walkers Saturday during the 4th annual Relay for Life 5K run/walk in Boonville.
    With temperatures already in the high 70s at race time, Linhart led a field of 61 runners/walkers with a winning time of 18 minutes, 44 seconds.
    Elizabeth Wilkinson, meanwhile, had the fastest time in the female division in 22 minutes, 13 seconds.
    As for the overall male and female walkers, David and Helen Bruce crossed the finish line within a minute of each other in 36:05 and 37:20, respectively.
    TC Meller, coordinator of the race, said he thought the event turned out real well. “I am extremely happy with the community support and the support from Caterpillar,”?Meller said. “Hopefully next year we will get closer to 100 runners.”
    In all, Meller said the event will contribute $1,100 to the Caterpillar 2013 Relay for Life fund.
    Of the 61 participants, Meller said there were 23 female and 13 male runners along with 20 female and only five male walkers.
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