Finan wins tenth annual Scott McDowell 5K race

A record number of 215 people participated in the 10th Annual Scott McDowell Memorial River Days Run. The five kilometer Run/Walk/ Kids Fun Run takes place to honor the memory of former New Richmond athlete Scott McDowell, a 1984 graduate. Proceeds from the event are used to help fund the projects of the Boys/Girls Clubs of Clermont County.

Eric Finan, New Richmond High School senior, was the overall winner by completing the course through the streets of New Richmond, in 17-minutes, nine-seconds. The overall female winner was Samantha Patty with a time of 19:36.

Following are the best placers by category.

Male 10-under: Theo Lefler of New Richmond 31:45, Joshua Heiden of New Richmond 32:06, and Matthew Pryor of Bethel 32:10. Female 10-under: Emily Heussler of Cincinnati 25:29, Eleanor Schmalz of Cincinnati 25:39, and Annie Lefler of New Richmond 28:13.

Male 11-14: David Lawrence of Batavia 19:56, Bobby Bowman of Felicity 20:53, and Tony Wolfer of New Richmond 20:53. Female 11-14: Michelle Thomas of Cincinnati 20:44, Erin Hecht of St. Ursula 20:52, and Teresa Thaler of St. Ursula 20:59.

Male 15-18: Jacob Smith of New Richmond 19:28, J. T. Belcher of Sardinia 20:28, and Christopher Heald of New Richmond 24:20. Female 15-18: Meghan Shagena of St. Ursula 19:58, Christina Zaffiro of St. Ursula 20:52, and Megan Wright of Mt. Orab 20:54.

Male 19-24: James Roth of Cincinnati 22:08 and Stephen Sheperd of Cincinnati 29:44. Female 19-24: Carley Zugelter of Batavia 24:04, Carmen Storetvedt of Amelia 28:11, and Renee Crawford of New Richmond 28:29.

Male 25-29: Jason Mosbaugh of New Richmond 19:04, Andrew Maly of Chilo 21:33, and Eric Ball of New Richmond 29:48. Female 25-29: Lisa Shephard of Cincinnati 29:17, Letha Pallivathucal of Mariemont 33:57, and Libbie Schroth of Cleves 36:16.

Male 30-34: Jeff Brahan of St. Ursula 17:30, Jonathan League of New Richmond 20:53, and Robert Blackert of Cincinnati 25:48. Female 30-34: Kristen Zepf of Cincinnati 26:11, Pat Pryor of Bethel 32:13, and Stephanie League of Amelia 34:42.

Male 35-39: Steve Malott of Cincinnati 20:54, Joel Pieper of Cincinnati 21:31, and Mike Kramer of Amelia 24:13. Female 35-39: Tricia Patty of Cincinnati 22:40, Dianne Heckler Pieper of Cincinnati 26:02, and Laura Kramer of Amelia 27:06.

Male 40-44: Mike Thomas of Cincinnati 20:49, Kurt King of Cincinnati 20:55, and Brian Sullivan of Cincinnati 22:02. Female 40-44: Lisa Long of New Richmond 50:30.

Male 45-49: Doug Todd of Cincinnati 21:28, Mark Eitel of Cincinnati 22:03, and Tom Andrews of Cincinnati 22:32. Female 45-49: Shari Andrews of Cincinnati 23:51, Kathleen Pardini of New Richmond 28:55, and Judy Rugel of Cincinnati 47:32.

Male 50-54: John Lanning of Cincinnati 22:35, John Gillespie of New Richmond 25:09, and Dave Schwalbach of Cincinnati 26:29. Female 50-54: Jean Schmidt of Milford 24:04, Jennifer Black of Loveland 26:43, and Robin Schwalbach of Cincinnati 27:59.

Male 55-59: Carl Zugelter of Batavia 20:49, Gus Lavis of New Richmond 25:41, and Steve Grober of Fort Mitchell, Ky., 28:55.

Male 60-64: Gary Miller of Batavia 21:48, Frank Durkin of Marathon 22:51, and Mike Webb of Amelia 23:09. Female 60-64: Sheila Boothe of New Richmond 50:21.


Aubrey Sebashian of Cincinnati 31:00, Joan Choteau of North Bend 46:14, and Mr. Chonteau of North Bend 46:27.