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Collinsville runner is top finisher at Law Day Run

Runners take off in the annual Law Day Run through downtown Belleville on Saturday morning. The 5K race featured three groups, or corrals, of runners, grouped according to their finishing times in previous races. There was also a wheelchair racer entered in the competition. This is Corral A, comprised of the fastest runners. At far right is the eventual winner, Jon Yoch of Collinsville, who finished with a time of 17:26. He is a member of the St. Louis Track Club. To the left, two racers down the front line, is his friend and training partner, Colby Garman, also of Collinsville, who finished second in the men's division.
Runners take off in the annual Law Day Run through downtown Belleville on Saturday morning. The 5K race featured three groups, or corrals, of runners, grouped according to their finishing times in previous races. There was also a wheelchair racer entered in the competition. This is Corral A, comprised of the fastest runners. At far right is the eventual winner, Jon Yoch of Collinsville, who finished with a time of 17:26. He is a member of the St. Louis Track Club. To the left, two racers down the front line, is his friend and training partner, Colby Garman, also of Collinsville, who finished second in the men's division. News-Democrat

The top finisher in the annual Law Day Run on Saturday in Belleville was a 26-year-old Collinsville man.

Jonathan Yoch finished the 5K with a time of 17:27.

Finishing second was Colby Garman, 36, of Collinsville, with a time of 17:43. Next were Adam Unverfehrt, 27, of Centralia, with a time of 17:53, and Matt Hatcher, 34, of St. Louis, with a time of 18:05.

The top female finisher was Angela Sabo, 43, of Carlyle, with a time of 20:47. She was followed by Kate Zucha, 34, of Waterloo, with a time of 21:13, and Samantha Tidwell, 16, of O’Fallon, with a time of 21:42.

There were 400-plus participants.

Full results are at www.bigriverrunning.com.

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