Chris Tieke wins Scott McDowell Memorial Run

The 11th Annual Scott McDowell Memorial River Run/Walk took place last Saturday as part of the River Days celebration in his hometown of New Richmond.

The distances of both the run and walk was five kilometers.

The overall winner in the run was Chris Tieke of Union Township and a graduate of Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, and Glen Este High School. The 24-year old completed the course through the streets of New Richmond in 17-minutes and 10-seconds.

The female winner was Michelle Thomas of Cincinnati. The 14-year old finished in 19:20.

Said Tieke, “I hadn’t run this race in a couple of years and I like the new course. I surprised myself with my time and place. There were some good runners in this event.”