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Posted: July 20, 2013  

Athletics: Olson, McGee Win Park Point 5-Miler

(Duluth, Minn.) July 19, 2013: Alec Olson won tonight’s 42nd annual running of the Park Point 5-Miler with a time of 25 minutes, 47 seconds. Olson, 19, of Excelsior, Minn., outlasted three-time past champion Eric Hartmark, who placed second in 26:08.

In the female division, Duluth’s Katie McGee, 40, claimed the title with a time of 32:08. The victory was her sixth at the event.

A total of 457 runners and 38 walkers registered for the event -- northern Minnesota’s oldest road race. Youth races for children 14 and under accompanied the five-mile run and two-mile walk.

Net proceeds from the Park Point 5-Miler benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), a Grandma’s Marathon program focused on the promotion and development of youth athletics.

The Park Point 5-Miler is sponsored by Sam’s Club, Texas Roadhouse, Toyota, American Family Insurance, Anytime Fitness, Carlson Orthodontics, City of Duluth, Duluth News Tribune, Duluth Running Company, ESPN Radio 560 WEBC, Fitger’s, Great Clips, Great Harvest Bread, Integrity Health Network, KBJR6/Range11, maurices, Minnesota Power, St. Luke’s and Unum.

2013 Park Point 5-Miler

Results – Top 10

MEN – Open Division
Place Name Age City State Time
1 Alec Olson 19 Excelsior MN 25:47
2 Eric Hartmark 35 Duluth MN 26:08
3 Scott Behling 23 Duluth MN 27:01
4 Adam Swank 37 Duluth MN 27:27
5 Kyle Economy 21 Victoria MN 27:57
6 Mark Harries 20 Plymouth MN 27:59
7 Matt Lepisto 18 Duluth MN 28:59
8 Paul Behrens 30 Duluth MN 29:44
9 Kirt Goetzke 52 Plymouth MN 29:53
10 Benjamin Hanson 18 Esko MN 30:08
WOMEN – Open Division
Place Name Age City State Time
1 Katie McGee 40 Duluth MN 32:08
2 Kelsi Upmann 24 Duluth MN 33:52
3 Emily Matack 32 Duluth MN 34:10
4 Janet Rosen 59 Cloquet MN 34:54
5 Kathi Madden 55 Duluth MN 35:01
6 Anja Maijala 14 Wrenshall MN 35:15
7 Erika Fox 14 Carlton MN 35:15
8 Chandra Shoberg 29 Duluth MN 35:19
9 Amy Dettmer 41 Grand Rapids MN 35:46
10 Amy Carlsen 37 Eden Prairie MN 36:11

2013 Park Point 2-Mile Walk

Results – Top 3

MEN – Open Division
1st – Steven Skamser, 67, Superior, WI – 22:32
2nd – John Stark, 69, Duluth, MN, Superior, WI – 23:23
3rd – Chris Rohrer, 63, Duluth, MN – 24:04

WOMEN – Open Division
1st – Patricia Gillitzer, 59, Hibbing, MN - 25:04
2nd – Julie Jones, 38, Hibbing, MN - 25:11
3rd – Kylee Borash, 19, Duluth, MN - 26:23

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