The seventh annual ‘Freeze Your Caboose Off’ was held on Sunday, Feb. 24.
The four mile race around St. James Lake started at 2 pm. The walking part of the event started at 1:45 pm.
Event officials said 107 runners and walkers participated.
Highlight of the event was the winning time of Ashley Hoscheit of N. Mankato in the women’s 19-29 age group.
She set a new record with a time of 24:41. She is the first woman in any age group to run the event in a time under 25 minutes.
Other records were set by Kirk Groetzke in the male 50-59 bracket with a time of 25:22. Nona Runge in the woman 50-59 group won with a time of 33:50
Other first place times by male and female runners by age group were:
Men age group 15 & under - Lukas Pierson 27:15
Woman age group 15 & under - Emily Haugen 30:28
Men age group 16-18 - Taylor Cook 47:15
Woman age group 16-18 -Brooke Fast 30:59
Men age group 19-29 - No entrants
Woman age group 19-29 - Ashley Hoscheit 24:41 - new record
Men age group 30-39 - Dustin Kulseth 29:09
Woman age group 30-39 -
Kari Miest 28:51
Men age group 40-49 - Mike Kuffel 24:08
Woman age group 40-49 - Peggy Frederickson 32:18
Men age group 50-59 - Kirk Groetzke 25:22 - new record
Woman age group 50-59 - Nona Runge 33:50 - new record
Men age group 60+ Clint Firstbrook 39:00
Woman age group 60+ No entrants