Steinke, Johnston lead the wayin Anna Rumbling Rocket 5K


Some of the 131 runners who took part in the Anna Rumbling Rocket 5K last weekend run the course through the community.

Jackson Center native and current Xenia resident Christina Johnson was the top female finisher in the Anna Rumbling Rockets 5K held during the Anna Homecoming last Saturday.

Derek Steinke of Anna is ahead of the pack as he participates in the Rumbling Rocket 5K last Saturday during the Anna Homecoming.

Staff report

Staff report

ANNA — The annual Anna Rumbling Rocket 5K run/walk was held during the Anna Homecoming last weekend, and 131 runners took part in the event that is part of the Shelby County 5K Tour. Eighty-six of the runners were female.

The overall winner was Derek Steinke, who finished in 17:46.5. Steinke is a 2014 Anna High graduate who now attends the University of Toledo.

Following him across the line was Brandon Christman in 18:27.8.

The top female finisher was Christina Johnston. She is a Jackson Center High School graduate who now lives in Xenia, and it was her second win of the season on the Tour. She was also the top female finisher in the Tiger Trot 5K in Jackson Center on May 30.

She crossed the line in 19:12.9, which put her fifth overall out of all runners. The runner-up female was 13-year-old Ana Adams in 23:05.2.

The next event in the 5K Tour takes place Saturday, the Houston 5K Classic.

Following are the top two finishers in each age group:

Female

10-and-under — 1. Kaylie Kipp 25:55.8; 2. Regan Courter 30:02.5.

11-to-14 — 1. Ana Adams 23:05.2; 2. Hope Bixler 24:22.3.

15-to-19 — 1. Mackenzie Courter 24:20.9; 2. Kayla Curtis 25:46.7.

20-to-24 — 1. Rachel Hosie 24:08; 2. Haleigh Spicer 26:42.8.

25-to-29 — 1. Jarica DeLoye 24:17.3; 2. Candis Calhoun 25:32.7.

30-to-34 — 1. Tonya Fulmer 23:22.9; 2. Mary Kranenburg 26:21.

35-to-39 — 1. Christina Johnston (top female finisher) 19:12.9; 2. Ginger Gehret 25:44.6.

40-to-44 — 1. Kelly Laber 24:37.9; 2. Jenny Wagner 24:38.9.

45-to-49 — 1. Mary Ann Huelskamp 27:34.3; 2. Carol Dax 27:36.3.

50-to-54 — 1. Beverly Smart 27:01; 2. Nancy Watercutter 28:06.9.

55-to-59 — 1. Elaine Tingler 27:10.7; 2. Karla Doseck 29:55.9.

60-and-over — 1. Mary Siegrist 27:37.8; 2. Jo Matheus 29:35.1.

Male

10-and-under — 1. Ethan Mauer 29:40.7; 2. Jackson Courter 30:20.

11-to-14 — 1. Patrick McClain 20:10.3; 2. Cabi Haverfield 20:54.8.

15-to-19 — 1. Derek Steinke (top overall finisher) 17:46.5; 2. Will Zofkie 18:45.

20-to-24 — 1. Brandon Christman 18:28.8; 2. Luis Velasco 23:03.7.

25-to-29 — 1. Aaron DeLoye 24:17.6; 2. DJ Heintz 26:50.7.

30-to-34 — 1. David Alexander 35:39.

35-to-39 — 1. Fred Scmiedebusch 19:24.9; 2. Dean Oakley 19:40.3.

40-to-44 — 1. Dan Doyle 18:34.9; 2. Bill McKinney 22:13.2.

45-to-49 — 1. Brad Hess 26:09.5.

50-to-54 — 1. Eric McKinniss 21:24.4; 2. John Bruce 22:30.5.

55-to-59 — 1. Peter Starbuck 25:28.1.