It was perfect running weather Saturday, May 11 for the 12th annual Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon. Runners from 28 states and 5 countries participated in the event as well as a few locals.

Albany resident Barbara Schultz, 60, and Avon residents Lisa Springer, Joel Tschida, and Patricia Woitalla, all 39 years old, were at the Holdingford High School bright and early for the 7 a.m. shotgun start.

Runners began the 26.2-mile course in Holdingford, passing through Albany, Avon and ending in St. Joseph. Of the 450 runners registered, 294 finished (149 men, 145 women). All four from Albany and Avon finished.

Schultz finished with a time of 5 hours, 33 minutes and 33 seconds. Her overall placing was 278 out of 294. She placed fourth out of seven individuals in her age group and 134 out of 145 females. Her average pace was 12 minutes, 44 seconds per mile.

Springer finished with a time of 4:14:46. She placed 176th overall, 82nd out of 145 females and 20th out of the 32 females in her age category. Her average pace was 9:44 per mile.

Tschida finished with a time of 3:58:52. His overall placing was 125. He placed 70th out of 149 males and 16 out of 21 males in his age category. His average pace was 9:07 per mile.

Woitalla finished with a time of 4:25:08. She placed 205th overall, 95th out of 145 females and 25th out of the 32 females in her age category. Her average pace was 10:08 per mile.

The overall first place finisher of the marathon was Dan Feda, 44, of Rochester who finished at 2:45:30. Feda was ahead of the second-place finisher, Justin Wirth, by 6:52. Feda’s average pace was 6:19 per mile. His time has qualified him for the Boston Marathon.

Individual awards: Overall Male – 1, Dan Feda, Rochester, 2:45:30. 2, Justin Wirth, Annandale, 2:52:22. 3, Christopher Frank, Winnipeg, MA, 2:53:29. Overall Female – 1, Cathleen Gross, Eagan, 3:03:02. 2, Wanda Gau, Little Falls, 3:12:47. 3, Rachel Turi, Saint Paul, 3:19:10. Overall Male Masters – 1, C. Frank, Winnipeg, MA, 2:53:29. 2, Ben Jones, Minneapolis, 2:56:04. 3, Michael Jordan, West Point, NE, 3:14:53. Overall Female Masters – 1, W. Gau, Little Falls, 3:12:47. 2, Meredith Kasbohm, Minneapolis, 3:22:32. 3, Jennifer Sjorberg, Isanti, 3:26:25. Male Age Group 24-Under – 1, Daniel Haeg, Minneapolis 3:29:32. 2, Phillip Marquardt, Minneapolis, 3:53:29. Female Age Group 24-Under – 1, R. Turi, Saint Paul, 3:19:10. 2, Margaret Piecz, Saint Paul, 4:28:58. 3, Kayla Herdering, Freeport, 4:42:49. Male Age Group 25-29 – 1, Riley Burgstahler, Appleton, 3:08:30. 2, Mark Jeddeloh, Brooklyn Park, 3:22:18. 3, Doug Stuart, Denver, CO, 3:30:03. 4, Patrick Hoversten, Rochester, 3:41:51. 5, Mark Whelan, Brooklyn, NY, 3:55:25. Female Age Group 25-29 – 1, C. Gross, Eagan, 3:03:02. 2, Elise Guenther, New Brighton, 3:23:51. 3, Samantha Roelike, Sauk Rapids, 3:45:33. 4, Sarah Aili, Carlton, 4:07:33. 5, Emma Sill, Mankato, 4:18:53. Male Age Group 30-34 – 1, Evan Richardson, Rochester, 2:56:30. 2, Benjamin Braaten, Minneapolis, 3:01:22. 3, Kurt Haakinson, Long Prairie, 3:17:29. 4, Jordan Nimlos, Coon Rapids, 3:25:22. 5, Tomer Yavetz, Brooklyn, NY, 3:35:06. Female Age Group 30-34 – 1, Jamie Blumentritt, Minneapolis, 3:19:46. 2, Mandy Melby, Baxter, 3:26:02. 3, Emily Deutsch, Rock Rapids, IA, 3:30:49. 4, Jessica Najarian, Coralville, IA, 3:33:31. 5, Jessica Van Kirk, Maple Grove, 3:33:48. Male Age Group 35-40 – 1, J. Wirth, Annandale, 2:52:22. 2, Ben Schneider, Minneapolis, 3:03:24. 3, Michael May, Willmar, 3:06:44. 4, Karsten Finseth, Lakeville, 3:07:21. 5, Brian Klug, Saint Paul, 3:15:48. Female Age Group 35-40 – 1, Angela Byers, Minneapolis, 3:20:24. 2, Mounia Bensouda, Houston, TX, 3:30:42. 3, Heather Wirth, Annandale, 3:35:39. 4, Rachel Gruber, Saint Paul, 3:35:52. 5, Ashley Degen, Overland Park, KS, 3:43:44. Male Age Group 40-44 – 1, D. Feda, Rochester, 2:45:30. 2, Tim Vedder, Sartell, 3:15:08. 3, Matthew Neibergall, Minneapolis, 3:15:34. 4, Holt Russell, Saint Paul, 3:17:50. 5, Nathan Higgins, Minneapolis, 3:24:03. Female Age Group 40-44 – 1, M. Kasbohm, Minneapolis, 3:22:32. 2, J. Sjoberg, Isanti, 3:26:25. 3, Jennifer Fitzharris-Funk, Minneapolis, 3:31:00. 4, Jen Porto, Kansas City, MO, 3:31:27. 5, Meghan Cohen, Minneapolis, 3:32:30. Male Age Group 45-49 – 1, C. Frank, Winnipeg, MA, 2:53:29. 2, B. Jones, Minneapolis, 2:56:04. 3, M. Jordan, West Point, NE, 3:14:53. 4, Dave Schwartz, Sartell, 3:18:24. 5, Jim Browning, Rosemount, 3:19:37. Female Age Group 45-49 – 1, Juli Currie, Chanhassen, 3:34:35. 2, Lisa Diemoz, Martinez, CA, 3:39:51. 3, Jennifer Knutson, Maple Grove, 3:44:32. 4, Jennifer Kamm, Plymouth, 3:45:36. 5, Maria Razzoli, Minneapolis, 3:47:55. Male Age Group 50-54 – 1, Thomas Tisell, Saint Paul, 3:19:54. 2, Russell Groebner, Mapleton, 3:23:10. 3, Dale Pfrimmer, Rochester, 3:31:20. 4, Jeff Janssen, Saint Cloud, 3:42:26. 5, Alberto Vasquez-Parada, Maple Grove, 3:45:08. Female Age Group 50-54 – 1, Cheryl Zitur, Rogers, 3:42:22. 2, Suzanne Defoe, Saint Paul, 3:57:02. 3, Gwenn Larson, Edina, 4:08:47. 4, Ann Nelson, Saint Paul, 4:13:01. 5, Jennifer Weddell, Saint Paul, 4:13:13. Male Age Group 55-59 – 1, Joe Klein, Richmond, 3:34:05. 2, Bruce Berens, Saint Paul, 3:37:44. 3, Daniel Hinderaker, Saint Paul, 3:38:57. 4, Alex Wirth-Cauchon, South Hadley, MA, 3:39:59. 5, John Raitor, Buffalo, 3:41:04. Female Age Group 55-59 – 1, W. Gau, Little Falls, 3:12:47. 2, Sally Delaney, Cottage Grove, 3:48:16. 3, Mary Yetzer, Lakeville, 3:58:10. 4, Jan Heywood, Lincoln, NE, 4:03:51. 5, Kimberly Christianson, Fargo, ND, 4:26:33. Male Age Group 60-69 – 1, Mark Klaverkamp, Clearwater, 3:25:37. 2, Mike Babcock, Minneapolis, 3:45:29. 3, Victor Ilie, Braila, BR, 4:00:07. 4, Yulong Chen, Eden Prairie, 4:05:50. 5, Jim Koepke, Minneapolis, 4:21:49. Female Age Group 60-69 – 1, Katherine Adams, Rice, 4:22:48. 2, Barbara Gregory, Richmond, 5:05:30. 3, Kay Pfahning, Northfield, 5:21:32. 4, Barbara Schultz, Albany, 5:33:33. 5, Doris Baltes, New Hampton, IA, 5:38:27.