Oct. 13, 2011 | WMU News
KALAMAZOO--A record 1,933 runners and walkers were entered in Western Michigan University's 13th annual Homecoming Campus Classic, and a record 364 volunteers worked the race.
Christine Vincent was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 19:55. The 47-year-old from Jackson, Mich., was 48th overall and finished four seconds ahead of Kari Blain, 28, of Kalamazoo.
Among the 1,933 entered in the Campus Classic, there were 672 WMU students, 403 alumni and 86 faculty and staff. Just shy of 2,300 people participated as runners, walkers and volunteers and more than 1,000 of them were WMU students.
WMU faculty member Carla Koretsky finished first in her age group, seventh among women, and 103rd overall with a time of 21:30. Second behind Koretsky in their age group was Kalamazoo County Commissioner Deb Buchholtz.
Donald Rand, age 77 of Vicksburg, Mich., was the oldest runner. He finished 797th, middle of the pack, with a time of 29:16.
The youngest runner, age 5, was Arianna Sanndish of Portage, Mich., who finished.
Visit the Campus Classic at wmich.edu/race for complete race results.