SPORTS

Miles, Princeville woman claim 5k titles

Jamie Theesfeld
Cliff Miles, Alpha (left), and Teresa Snodgrass, rinceville, were the top male and female finishers of the annual Galva Freedom Fest 5K run held Friday. Miles, a St. Ambrose University runner, was the top finisher with a time of 16 minutes, 16 seconds.

St. Ambrose University runner and AlWood High School graduate Cliff Miles

ran away from the record field of 176 runners and walkers to capture the

annual Galva Freedom Fest 5K Run Friday.

Miles, of Alpha, finished nearly two minutes ahead of runner-up Nathan Brown

of Colorado Springs, Colo. Miles, who finished third overall in last year's

event, posted a time of 16 minutes, 16 seconds. Brown finished with an 18:06

clocking.

Miles admitted he was hoping the top two placers in last year's run - Olympic runner Tim Broe of East Peoria and Logan Block, a Class A state champ in 2007 - would be in this year's field. They did not enter, however.

"I was looking forward to competing against them," Miles said. "But I thought I ran fairly well anyhow."

Teresa Snodgrass was the top female finisher in a time of 21:47. Runner-up

was Stacie Wetzel of Kewanee.

The top male and female finishers from the Galva School District in Friday's Galva Freedom Fest 5K Run were (front, from left) Trevor Foley, first; Derek Foley, second; and Chris Burrows, third; (back, from left) Kali Rabas, first; Brittany Rose second; and Rosie Comer, third.