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July 7, 2013

Grider wins Haynes Apperson 4-mile run Weber wins the women's race; Lorenz and Miller take walking titles.

Western’s Matt Grider won the Haynes Apperson Sports Festival four-mile run in a time of 20:22 on the streets of Kokomo Saturday.

Austin Young was second (20:40) and Riley Worl came in third (22:03).

Grider’s time was the fastest since Carroll’s Dickie Bishop did it in 2000, and the third fastest time in the non-pro era. It was also the third time that the top three spots were filled with former and current Western runners.

Heather Weber was the first female to cross the line in 25:40. Weber was followed by Paula Keeney (27:42) and Brittiani Gillem (27:56).

Vince Lorenz won the three-mile walk in 25:34. Mary Miller, who was the first female to cross the line, was second (30:15), and Vern Keller was third (31:23). James Canning was fourth (32:32).

After Miller, Debra Perkins was next fastest female (36:42), followed by Kathy Snyder (37:04).

Kailey Kidwell won the one-mile fun run in 6:28. Ethan McMinn was second (6:45), and Rob McMinn came in third (6:50).


Kokomo Turf Care won the men’s 3-on-3 tournament. The team consisted of Austin Davis, Greg Miller, Jake Peattie and Armon Bridgeforth. The Kings won the 11-14 year-old division. Kings members were Kylun Scott, Dalton Frame, Breyten Sharp, Connor Jones.

In the free throw contest winners were: Aidan Howard (boys 7 and under) and Jordan Thatcher (girls 7 and under); Reis Beard (boys 8-9) and McKenna Layden (girls 8-9); James Herring (boys 10-11) and Madison Layden (girls 10-11); Joshua Burnett (boys 12-15) and girls Lauryn Hicks (girls 12-15) and Rick Hamilton in the men’s division. For further results from the charity stripe, see the scoreboard.


San Lum “Kung-Fu” Academy came away with eight first-place finishes in the Battle of Independence Martial Arts Tournament.

Michelle Kirby ( black belt women’s division) won the kenjutsu, kumite, kata, and weapons competitions. Eric Binder (7-8 novice boys division) was tops in kenjutsu. Matthew Eddison (9-10 novice boys division) came out on top in kata. Susan Jones (women’s intermediate division) was first in kata, and Abbi Kirby (11-13 intermediate girls division) won in the kumite.

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