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CARA Awards Party Recap: Age Group And Clydesdale And Athena Winners

Held annually, the CARA Awards Party celebrates the achievements of our Chicagoland running community and recognizes CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit top performers and CARA Hall of Fame inductees. This year, CARA honored several runners in a number of distinguished categories. To highlight these accomplished individuals and clubs, we will be sharing a series of features.

In the Age Group division, leading contenders in their respective age groups were awarded. First place honorees on the Men’s side included:

  • Jackson Menedez (14 & under)

  • Jason Ingold (15-19)

  • Steffen Uhrich (20-24)

  • Thomas Curran (25-29)

  • Joel Bendtsen (30-34)

  • Damian Bednorz (35-39)

  • Scott Mangum (40-44)

  • Chris Wolf (45-49)

  • Doug Pearson (50-54)

  • Tony Bleull (55-59)

  • Brian Sweney (60-46)

  • Jim Gerbhardt (65-69)

  • Bob Richards (70-74)

  • Jonathan Cohen (75-79)

  • William Hosken (80-84)

  • Robert Taylor (85 & up)

On the Women’s side, first place winners included:

  • Jane Bareikis (20-24)

  • Marie Fourman (25-29)

  • Carolyn Strobel (30-34)

  • Erika Edmonson (35-39)

  • Daniela Munoz (40-44)

  • Erica Agran (45-49)

  • Geri Benson (50-54)

  • Angelica Guerrero (55-59)

  • Eileen Skisak (60-46)

  • Grace Wasielewski (65-69)

  • Nancy Rollins (70-74)

  • Betsy Holand (75-79)

  • Doris Schetz (80-84)

Additional honors were given to Clydesdale and Athena runners:

  • Lynn Crim (Clydesdale A)

  • David Dziagwa (Clydesdale B)

  • Chris Stephenitch (Clydesdale C)

  • Debra Evens (Athena A)

  • Shannon Hartinger (Athena B)

2019 Award Winners

Congratulations to all competitors!

Next up in this series, we will be highlighting the achievements of our Club Award winners.

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