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PAUL MWANGI OF Ossining won the race in a time of 15 minutes, 26 seconds.

Run and Ramble
Tests Endurance

By Ted Waddell
ROCK HILL — June 20, 2006 – Paul Mwangi of Ossining was the first competitor to cross the finish line in Saturday’s 14th annual Rock Hill 5K Run & Ramble.
The 5K run and walk is held each June to honor the memory of Walter Rhulen, founder of Frontier Insurance.
The 39-year-old Mwangi captured first place with a time of 15 minutes, 26 seconds. His average time per mile along the 3.1-mile course was 4 minutes, 58 seconds.
In the women’s division, 43-year-old Marisa Manza Hanson of Pleasant Valley shattered the existing race record with a time of 17:18. Hanson, who finished fourth overall, had a per mile average time of 5:34.
A total of 257 men and 323 women from the Hudson Valley and beyond signed up for the annual race and walk.
The honors for the youngest females was shared by a couple of 2-year-olds: Samantha Reeder of Westbrookville and Annabelle Rutledge. At 81, Kelly Desmond of Claryville was the oldest woman to compete in the event.
One-and-a-half-year-old Armaan Butler of South Fallsburg was the youngest male competitor, while 80-year-old Bernard Milch of Rock Hill was the oldest man to participate.
The top 25 finishers were as follows:
1. Paul Mwangi, 15:26
2. Andy Latincsics, 15:54
3. Danny Bennett, 17:09
4. Manza Hanson, 17:18
5. Mike Kresge, 17:34
6. Carlos Loor, 17:40
7. Steve Leach, 17:41
8. Steve Keller, 17:43
9. Jim Phelan, 17:46
10. Andy Vogel, 17:58
11. Max Gunther, 18:07
12. Matthew Layman, 18:10
13. Andy McKean, 18:11
14. Tom Manza 18:23
15. Derek Smith, 18:33
16. Scott Meilie, 18:39
17. Lillian Kroner, 18:40
18. Michael Bassett, 18:42
19. Connie Grace, 18:47
20. Ted Bertot, 18:52
21. Erick Sellstrom, 18:59
22. Barbara Sessa, 19:01
23. Todd Jennings, 19:06
24. Travis Turner, 19:23
25. Brandon Sauer, 19:23.

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