A wave of runners break from the starting-line during Saturday’s ICCS Turkey Trot 5K last Saturday.


TRI-CITY AREA — Imlay City’s Melynda Kinzer and Romulus’ Jon Chaprnka claimed the distinction of female and male pacesetter, respectively, last Saturday at the 2020 ICCS Turkey Trot 5K.

Kinzer took overall honors that day. She posted a time of 18:55.11 along the way.

Danielle Fowler, of Kenockee, supplied the next best clocking among female entrants, stopping the watch at 20:55.79. Mariah Martus, Brown City; 21:55.70; Alice Johnson, Imlay City, 22:16.65; Yuki Homma, West Bloomfield, 22:35.26; Meredith Stull, Flat Rock, 22:36.18; Amy Ford, Marlette, 23:28.49; Sydney Kapushinski, Imlay City, 23:35.74; Charity Callas, Oxford, 23:53.81; and M. Tremmel, Lexington, 24:00.01; provided top-ten showings as well.

Chaprnka furnished a 19:45.27 time on his way to a number one showing among male entrants. Mark VanDenBerg, Imlay City, 19:54.98; Chris Gray, Dewitt, 20:01.33; Wynn Blake, Brown City, 20:01.42; Doug Miles, Grand Blanc, 20:23.33; Dylan Stull, Flat Rock, 21:24.91; Noah Powers, Ortonville, 21:27.11; Nathan Ward, Clio, 21:30. 88; and Anthony Tomkins, Lapeer, 22:01.33; also notched top-ten finishes.

A total of 121 runners finished the race.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.