Eighty-six runners participated in Payson’s Turkey Trot 5-K Spirit Run this year.
Payson High School sophomore track star Aubrieta Mercer once again finished first in the women’s division.
Jacob Fitzhugh — also a PHS track star — had the fastest time overall, 19:36, enough to also win the men’s division.
Most of the runners just participated in the 3.1-mile race for fun and bragging rights. The race course wound around Green Valley Park. Entrants paid a $40 entry fee for adults and a $30 fee for the younger set, complete with a T-shirt and a sweaty sense of accomplishment.
So here are the winners.
Male – James Scott
Female – Avia Nyberg
Female – Aubrie Mercer (1st overall female finisher), 22:27
Male – Jacob Fitzhugh (1st overall male finisher), 19:36
Female – Hanne Wurgler, 33:12
Male – Jacob Gonzalez, 24:10
Female – Doni Wilbanks (2nd overall female finisher), 25:43
Male – Eric Daum – 24:49
Female – Andrea Christianson, 27:23
Male – Scott Jones (2nd overall male finisher), 20:57
Female – Joy Brackin, 27:11
Male – Gary Labule, 30:30
Female – Sandy Joyner, 36:04
Male – Gary Haynes, 22:45
Female – Carolyn Bates, 46:46
Best Hand/Worst Hand
Phil Krisher/Kay Poinier
Spirit Winner – embraced the Turkey Trot Spirit the best
Anytime Fitness sponsored the race and also manned a booth to hand out “some awesome swag for participants,” according to event organizers.