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More than 600 run in Jingle Bell Jam

December 13, 2009
Schmidt wins in 24:14

NEW ULM - More than 600 runners and walkers competed in The Heart of New Ulm's Jingle Bell Jam Saturday

The four-mile run/walk began and ended at the New Ulm Medical Center.

Quincy Schmidt, 18, of Hutchinson was the overall winner, running four miles in 24:14.2.

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More than 600 people participated in the Heart of New Ulm Jingle Bell Jam Walk/Run Saturday. The-four mile route started and ended at the New Ulm Medical Center. For more photos of this event, go to

His high school cross country teammate Evan Borscheid, 17, was second in 25:13.2.

John Maas, 48, of Sleepy Eye, was third in 25:22.2. Following were Mitchell Messner, 16, Hutchinson, 26:12 and Duane Oftedahl, 28, New Ulm.

Ashley Ehrich 23, Lincoln, Neb. was the womens overall winner in 27:41.1. Following were Rachel More, 34, St. Peter, 27:47.6; Emily Thompson, St. Peter, 29:07.4; Gloria Alfstad, 37, St. Peter, 29:42.5; and Kari Miest, 34, St. James, 30:23.1.

Male age group winners were Schmidt, Oftedahl, Chawn Cox, 36, Mankato, 26:32.2; Maas; Fritz Busch, 53, Sleepy Eye, 31:21; and Anthony Hoffmann, 60, Sleepy Eye, 39:28.7.

Oldest runner honors were shared Paul Broste and Dennis Frederickson, both 70, and both of New Ulm.

Female age group winners were Lydia Balge, 17, New Ulm, 34:54.2; Ehrich; More, Heidi Kuelbs, 47, Sleepy Eye, 31:01.8; Mary Maas, 51, Sleepy Eye, 34:28.1; and Judy Dorn, New Ulm.



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