Race draws more than 200 runners

Runners in the Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital 5K take off as part of the Crossroads Festival celebration on Saturday. (Pioneer photos/Martin Slagter)
Runners in the Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital 5K take off as part of the Crossroads Festival celebration on Saturday. (Pioneer photos/Martin Slagter)

REED CITY — The Reed City Crossroads Festival kicked off its action on Saturday with a nice run through the city’s downtown, with more than 200 participants in the ninth annual Spectrum Health Reed City 5K.

It was a beautiful morning for the 211 runners in the annual 5K, which is held in conjunction with the Crossroads Festival.

Former Reed City distance runner and Michigan State cross country runner Joe Oehrli took first place in the race with a time of 16:21.26. Santana Scott took second at 18:44.56, while Richard Cargill was third at 18:57.07.

Tasha O’Malley was the first female to cross the line, taking fourth overall at 19:17.14. Rounding out the top 10 were Jim Keillor (19:23.78), Brendan Sutten (19:30.75), Andrea Pollaski (20:09.44), Lauren Fitch (20:10.62), Mark Sikkila (20:13.1) and Greg Mills (20:16.95).