ALTON - Civic Memorial High School runner Jackson Collman won the race, while head coach Jake Peal and runner Lucas Naugle also finished in the top ten in the men's 10-mile race in the 64th annual Great River Road Run, held Saturday morning in Alton.
The race, which dates back to 1959, is a November tradition in the Alton area and is sponsored by the Alton Road Runners Club and helps finance many of their year-round projects, such as the Summer Racing Series, and the annual banquet that honors the top high school cross country runners in the area, among others.
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Collman won the race with a time of 54:43.3, with Luke Padesky second at 54:54.5, Evan Rathgeb came in third at 55:09.8, fourth place went to Calvin Ranger, with a time of 56:59.6 and in fifth place was Max Weber at 57:10.4. Peal came in sixth place with a time of 57:19.5, in seventh place was Carsen Moon of Oklahoma City, Okla., with a time of 57:58.4, Jacob Cranford was eighth at 58:51.1, Alton High runner Noah Gallivan was ninth at 59.42.3 and Naugle rounded out the top ten at 1:00:36.0.
Collman also won the 19-and-under age group, with Rathgeb taking the 20-29 group, the winner of the 30-39 grouping was Padesky, of Collinsville, the 40-49 group was won by Justin Wieduwilt, also of Collinsville, who had a time of 1:01:21.9, Jeff Beatty took the 50-59 group at 1:11:04.2, the 60-69 age group was won by Vince Wardien, who was in at 1:10:52.8 and Mike Cummins of St. Louis won the 70-and-over age group with a time of 1:39:58.1.
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