Farmington High coach, athlete win at Freedom Days run

Almost 400 do July 4 races in Apple Valley

Lauren Peterson, a Farmington High School athlete who won the state Class AA 3,200-meter race last month, was the top female finisher in the 5-mile race at the Apple Valley Freedom Days run. Photo by Mike Shaughnessy

The Farmington High School girls cross country program made its presence known at the Apple Valley Freedom Days Run on Tuesday as the Tigers’ coach and one of his top athletes were champions in the 5-mile race.

Adam Lippold, who last month was named FHS head girls cross country coach, was the first 5-mile runner across the finish line in 27 minutes, 56.76 seconds. Lippold, also Farmington High’s head boys track and field coach, was more than one minute ahead of second-place finisher Greg Dowe of Burnsville.

Lauren Peterson, who will be a junior at Farmington in the fall, was the female 5-mile champion in 31:24.44, the sixth-fastest time among all 207 finishers in the race. Last month Peterson won the 3,200 meters at the state girls Class AA championships and was fourth in the 1,600. Peterson also was runner-up (to Farmington teammate Anna Fenske) in the 2016 state Class AA girls cross country meet.

Kevin Gunawan, a June 2017 Eastview High School graduate and state cross country and track qualifier, won the Freedom Days male 2-mile race in 10:08.24. Finishing second was Erik Rosvold, another former Eastview runner.

Hannah Olson of Richfield was first in the female 2-mile in 11:30.98.

There were 190 finishers in the 2-mile for a total of 397 completing one of the two races. The event also included a half-mile children’s fun run.

Following are some of the top finishers from Tuesday’s races. Complete results are available at www.gopherstateevents.com.

2 mile
Male top 10

Kevin Gunawan, 18, Apple Valley, 10:08.24; Erik Rosvold, 24, Apple Valley, 10:18.03; Marcos Santos, 28, Northfield, 10:21.90; Jason Schultz, 48, Lakeville, 11:39.71; Nathan Faith, 32, Waconia, 11:47.08; Gerald Butler, 46, Lakeville, 11:56.49; B.J. Knight, 46, Apple Valley, 11:59.37; Andre Eggbert, 20, Eagan, 12:08.88; Matthew Sampers, 17, Rosemount, 12:11.49; Nick Plagge, 17, Apple Valley, 12:18.04.

Female top 10

Hannah Olson, 23, Richfield, 11:30.98; Abigail Fouts, 21, Eagan, 11:41.15; Teresa Stanley, 34, Northfield, 11:59.88; Daisy Islas, 11, Rosemount, 12:40.13; Hailey Phoulavan, 16, Apple Valley, 13:09.63; Jenna Christiansen, 14, Lakeville, 13:47.03; Sydney Regalado, 17, Rosemount, 13:50.98; Audrey Silgen, 10, Eagan, 13:56.48; Gail Gruebling, 47, Farmington, 14:37.95; Ellen Jesmok, 27, South St. Paul, 14:39.11.

Male age-group winners

9 and under – Zak Loehlien, Prior Lake, 14:08.04; 10-14 – Calan Schuldt, Lakeville, 13:34.16; 15-19 – Gunawan; 20-29 – Rosvold; 30-39 – Faith; 40-49 – Schultz; 50-59 – Kevin Weiser, Minneapolis, 12:39.50; 60-69 – Brian Benson, Apple Valley, 13:44.04; 70-79 – Don Dornfeld, St. Paul, 17:38.51; 80-89 – Richard Finnegan, Burnsville, 25:27.63.

Female age-group winners

9 and under – Hadley Knight, Apple Valley, 15:21.40; 10-14 – Islas; 15-19 – Phoulavan; 20-29 – Olson; 30-39 – Stanley, 11:59.88; 40-49 – Gruebling; 50-59 – Jill Milbauer, Apple Valley, 18:23.18; 60-69 – Linda Kaye, Eagan, 16:08.55; 70-79 –Barbara Schuldt, Farmington, 25:55.94.

5 mile
Male top 10

Adam Lippold, who coaches track and field and cross country at Farmington High School, took first in the 5-mile at the Apple Valley Freedom Days run. Photo by Mike Shaughnessy

Adam Lippold, 32, Farmington, 27:56.76; Greg Dowe, 30, Burnsville, 29:10.67; Jerry Doyle, 36, Lakeville, 29:40.46; Jason Quarford, 31, Shakopee, 30:07.81; John Storkamp, 37, Hastings, 30:50.12; Ben Goessling, 34, Minneapolis, 31:28.75; Erik Sanders, 28, Golden, Colorado, 31:48.64; Tim Lupfer, 36, Minneapolis, 31:57.00; Jan Rybar, 55, Apple Valley, 32:19.97; Brennen Peterson, 14, Farmington, 32:50.34.

Female top 10

Lauren Peterson, 16, Farmington, 31:24.44; Melissa Agnew, 26, Apple Valley, 32:28.85; Michelle Faith, 30, Waconia, 33:26.93; Marina Paul, 24, Burnsville, 34:28.60; Kate Clarkin-Tavakley, 42, Apple Valley, 35:44.15; Stephanie Peterson, 41, Apple Valley, 35:54.51; Abby Bathke, 34, Minneapolis, 36:22.30; Jude Reinertson, 52, Apple Valley, 38:43.97; Annika Martell, 19, Eagan, 38:50.02; Tamara Snyder, 57, Savage, 38:50.48.

Male age-group winners

9 and under – Brady Antony, Shakopee, 41:55.15; 10-14 – Brennen Peterson; 15-19 – Luke Cory, Burnsville, 33:18.98;
20-29 – Sanders; 30-39 – Lippold; 40-49 – Troy Feustel, Apple Valley, 33:28.31; 50-59 – Rybar; 60-69 – Patrick Haake, Eagan, 36:53.12; 70-79 – Rick Schuldt, Farmington, 42:59.14; 80-89 – John Adams, West St. Paul, 1:14:13.53.

Female age-group winners

9 and under – Miranda Kerndt, Apple Valley, 39:51.49; 15-19 – Lauren Peterson; 20-29 – Agnew; 30-39 –Faith; 40-49 – Clarkin-Tavakley; 50-59 – Reinertson; 60-69 –Jan Daker, Apple Valley, 45:14.85.