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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( May 1, 1999)
FIRST ANNUAL DINOSAUR DASH – 5K RUN/ WALK IS A HIT!
The first annual Dinosaur Dash was a hit! The 5K Run/ Walk was held Saturday, May 1, 1999 in support of the Museum of Geology’s Field Dig Programs and the first year of the Children’s Science Center. The race began at 8: 30 am taking participants from the Tech campus down Main Street to 9th Street and then back to campus along St. Joseph’s Street. Craig Cassen was men’s overall winner with a time of 15: 56.48 and Laurie Detzi was women’s overall winner with a time of 23: 40.43.
Other top male finishers included John Kaiser in the 14 & under age group with a time of 22: 42.27; Jon Suomala in the 15- 19 age group with a time of 20: 59.42; Michael Connelly in the 20- 29 age group with a time of 19: 37.76; Dean Colprit in the 40- 49 age group with a time of 17: 21: 93; and Ron Bunnell in the 50 & older age group with a time of 24: 16.89.
Top female finishers included Lindsey Kaiser in the 15- 19 age group with a time of 28: 23.50; Susan Timmerman in the 20- 29 age group with a time of 25: 29.32; Mary Lou Colprit in the 40- 49 age group with a time of 32: 14.77; and Edith Weber in the 50 & older age group with a time of 30: 22.47. Weber will be participating in the National Senior Olympics in Orlando, FL in November.
The 5K walk took off at 9: 30 am from the Tech campus making their way to the Children’s Science Center. The participants then had an opportunity to visit the Center to get a sneak peak at the exhibits and view the life- like mural of a T- Rex. The community was invited to an open house of the Children’s Science Center as well that was held from 10: 00 am – 12 noon.
[ Photos of top finishers and of the day’s activities are available upon request.]
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