Hoyt and Plate win Vermillion 5K The First Annual Vermillion Cross-Country 5K Run/Walk was held Saturday, Nov. 13.
It was a picture-perfect autumn day on the old golf course in Vermillion. The run/walk was a HPER graduate project by J.P. Widner, who is also USD's assistant cross-country coach. Pizza Hut, Subway, Dairy Queen and Godfather's Pizza donated door prizes for this event. Thirty-one men and 15 women participated.
The top 10 men who received awards were Matt Hoyt (14:58), Jered Harns (15:57), Jake Hoffman (16:20), Ben Williams (16:25), Adam Riddle (16:34), Carl Gerken (17:01), Dave Johansson (17:05), Matt Kafka (17:09), Matt Dewald (17:30) and Mike Burke (17:34).
The top 10 women who received awards were Kelly Plate (22:19), Amy Amundson (22:32), Angela Rydell (24:03), Kristen Jasper, Genevieve Evans Taylor, Libby Evans, Carol Hohenthaner, M.J. Schrupp, Toni Lynn Merchen and Carly Bernard.
This event was a huge success for Coach Widner's HPER graduate project and he expresses his thanks to everyone involved.