Pacelli run draws 197

Published 9:33 am Friday, April 7, 2017

Christopherson is top female; Torkelson leads male runners

Pacelli Catholic Schools held its third annual Shamrockin’ Run event at the school on Saturday, April 1.

About 197 participants enjoyed the amazing weather conditions to take part in the 5K run/walk or 1 mile walk.

Many good runners, from not only Pacelli, but from around the area turned out for the event, with 35 runners finishing in under 25 minutes.

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The top three female runners were Kayla Christopherson at 19:20, Rory Bilckler at 20:36 and Kara Heime at 21:27. On the male side, the top three runners were Peter Torkelson at 17:59, John Soucheray at 18:40 and Tom Cook at 18:44.

“We just really want to say thank you to everyone for participating in the third annual Shamrockin’ Run,” said committee member Jerry Kraemer in a press release. “The support from all of the many sponsors, volunteers, the Pacelli Booster Club Run Committee and the participants for making this event a huge success.”

Sponsors for the event included Hormel Foods, Hy-Vee, Pacelli Booster Club, Games People Play, Simplified Sound Productions, Bollingberg Chiropractic, Knights of Columbus, B & J Bar and Grill, Fox Electric, Total Fitness, Mower County Catholic Parishes Credit Union, Ameriprise Financial – Wealth Management Solutions, Harty Mechanical, United Farmers State Bank – Adams, Dexter & Rose Creek; Farmers State Agency of Adams, Simplified Technology Solutions, Runnings and Kestner Electric.