Runners take off for the Covered Bridge Run 5K on Saturday. (Photos by Dan Brannan)

GLEN CARBON - Colby Garman of Caseyville was the men's winner, while Crystal Harriss of Edwardsville took the women's title in the Glen Carbon Covered Bridge 5K run Saturday morning in Glen Carbon.

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The races, the final leg of the Goshen Triple Crown Series in the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area. were held for the first time since 2019, as the last two editions were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was run under near-ideal conditions, with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s and wall-to-wall sunshine.

Garman won the men's race with a time of 17:27, with Jon Yoch of Glen Carbon the runner-up at 18:15, James Perulfi of Edwardsville came in third at 18:27, fourth place went to Andrew Meng, also of Edwardsville, who came in at 18:31, right behind in fifth place was Justin Wieduwilt of Collinsville at 18:32, Nick Vollmer of St. Louis was sixth at 18:35, in seventh place was Colin Thomas of Glen Carbon, who was in at 19:18, Jason Jay of Edwardsville was eighth at 19:38, in ninth place was Corey Richter of Breese with a time of 19:55 and Glen Carbon's Kevin Merrick rounded out the top 10 with a time of 20:09.

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In the various age groups, the 12-and-under winner was Adan Moussawi of Edwardsville, who was in at 24:10, the 13-19 winner was Thomas, while Meng was the winner of the 20-24 grouping, Sam Fink of Glen Carbon won the 25-29 age group with a time of 21:31, Chris Hummel of Glen Carbon took the 30-34 age group with a time of 20:30, Wieduwilt was the winner in the 35-39 age group, Jay won the 40-44 category, Jerseyville's Mark Thompson won the 45-49 age group, coming in at 21:37, Brad Myers of Collinsville won the 50-54 age group with a time of 24:05, Ryan Yoch of O'Fallon was the winner in the 55-59 age group at 20:58, William Theiss of Collinsville was the winner in the 60-64 age group with a time of 23:59, Jeff Hoyt of Collinsville won the 65-69 age group race at 24:49 and the 70-and-over group was taken by Larry Wilson of Mattoon, who was in at 26:46.

Harriss was the overall winner of the women's race with a time of 17:48, with Stephanie Pruitt of Bunker Hill just edging out Jennifer Cox of Herculaneum, Mo. for second place at the wire, both runners coming in at 20:43, in fourth place was Janie Kruep of O'Fallon, who's time was 22:24, Mara Horwitz of St. Louis was fifth at 22:27, Lillian Hannigan of Alton came in sixth with a time of 22:56, Jennie Danaher of Worden was seventh with a time of 23:36, in eighth place was Janna Perry of Troy, who had a time of 23:42, ninth place went to Katie Miles of St. Louis at 23:54 and rounding out the top ten was Sarah Lutz of Glen Carbon, who had a time of 24:03.

In the age group races, the 12-and-under winner was Bailey Decker of Glen Carbon, who came in at 26:36, taking the 13-19 category was Hannigan, while Callie Luketich of Glen Carbon won the 20-24 group with a time of 29:31, Danaher was the winner in the 25-29 age group, Miles took the 30-34 grouping, Kruep won in the 35-39 group, Katie Hanson of Bethalto was the winner in the 40-44 group at 24:06, fellow Bethalto resident Shona Quick won the 45-49 category at 25:34, Perry brought home the honors in the 50-54 age group, Rhonda Grammer of Edwardsville won the 55-59 category with a time of 25:37, Colleen Corbett of St. Louis was the winner of the 60-64 grouping, coming in at 29:48, the 65-69 group was won by Judy Siebert of St. Peters, Mo., at 37:32 and the 70-and-over winner was Mary Turpin of Swansea, who had a time of 36:31.

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