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LIMA – For the past three years, former Van Wert distance standout Justin Dickman has dominated the Star Spangled Spectacular Freedom 5K.


Dickman’s wife, Rachel (White) Dickman, has won the race the previous two years.


At Saturday’s Freedom 5K at Faurot Park, Rachel defended her title, winning by more than a minute over second-place finisher Sara Anderson of Lima. Her winning time was 17 minutes, 35.8 seconds. Anderson, 25, crossed the finish line in 18:43.3, while Emily Krumel of Lima was third overall at 20:03.2. Last year, Dickman won the Freedom 5K in 17:49.


Matt Stratman, a 24-year-old from Chardon, pulled away from Justin Dickman in the final mile to win the men’s race in 15:15.9. The 26-year-old Dickman finished in 15:34.4, which was faster than last year’s winning time of 15:51.


Saturday’s Freedom 5K race was sponsored by the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio and The Lima News.


Rachel Dickman, 24, graduated from the University of Michigan, where she competed in track and cross country. She also competed one year at Ohio State while completing her graduate studies. Presently, Dickman is working on her Ph.D in education policy at Michigan State and also is a consultant on the side. She is originally from New Lothrop, Michigan.


Rachel Dickman took control of the race early and ran virtually uncontested.


“I’m not sure where she (Anderson) was,” Rachel said. “I didn’t see her after the first turn. I try not to look behind me. I just tried to keep my head straight and tried to run with the group of boys. When they made a move, I tried to cover.”


Stratman, 24, is a recent graduate of Ashland University, where he competed in track and cross country.


“Justin and I ran together for about two miles,” Stratman said. “Then, I managed to break away from him. For most of the race it was just me and him.


“I wanted to sit with the pack. …Justin decided to take it out hard. We hit 4:57 at the (first) mile and we actually dropped the pace after that. We went through (the 2-mile mark) in about 9:45, then I broke away from him.”


Justin Dickman competed at Youngstown State University during his undergraduate studies and then ran one year at Ohio Northern University, while attending law school. His is now an attorney in Michigan.


Dickman pointed to Stratman’s late surge as the key to the outcome.


“It happened right before two (the two-mile mark),” Dickman said. “On our cool down he said he was just waiting for a sign of me being tired and he was just going to go with it. Within probably 200 meters, he put 10 seconds on me. So, it was a really hard surge and I was really never able to recover from that. But, he’s pretty talented.”


Dickman said that he and his wife are training for some longer distances.


“I’ve gone 14:55 (in the 5K). So, this was a little bit slower,” Justin said. “We’re just getting back in to it. Rachel and I are in half-marathon, 10K training mode, right now. But, we’re both in decent shape. So, we are both pleased on how we ran today.”


Stratman also has more races lined up for the near future.


“I’m getting ready for some races for later in the summer,” Stratman said. “So, I came to this race as more as a workout than anything. But, I had some good competition from Dickman. So, it all worked out. I’ve ran it (Freedom 5K) two years before and I never really ran it that well. Today, I ran pretty well.”


MALE OVERALL


1. Matt Stratman 15:15.9


2. Justin Dickman 15:34.4


3. Matt Deters 16:02.6


FEMALE OVERALL


1. Rachel Dickman 17:35.8


2. Sara Anderson 18:43.3


3. Emily Krumel 20:03.2


MALE 10 AND UNDER


1. Carter Schaaf 22:43.9


2. Derek Crumrine 23:56.2


3. Adam Stump 24:16.1


4. Dylan Lauck 24:55.1


5. Ryan Stepleton 24:59.3


MALE 11 TO 14


1. Trent Shepherd 22:09.2


2. Grant Stump 22:20


3. Levi Stump 22:20.1


4. Jackson Schaaf 22:22.2


5. Grant Mumaugh 23:02.5


MALE 15 TO 19


1. Zachery Diltz 17:17.8


2. Brandon Sevitz 17:22


3. Trace Plaugher 17:24.5


4. Colton Grothaus 17:41.2


5. Garrett Diltz 17:52.6


MALE 20 TO 24


1. Tom Scott 16:10


2. Kenton Holliday 16:20.9


3. Brock Lloyd 16:44.5


4. Landry Williams 16:57.9


5. Tommy Mault 17:27.6


MALE 25 TO 29


1. Travis Martin 19:38


2. Jon Griffo 20:42


3. Dan Riepenhoff 20:58.1


4. David Entinghe 21:10.3


5. Anthony Goens 21:23.7


MALE 30 TO 34


1. Jason Diller 19:33.6


2. Phil Rade 19:34.6


3. Brendon Matthews 19:47.2


4. Mike Keehn 19:56


5. Zachary Hunt 20:10.3


MALE 35 TO 39


1. Aaron Lauck 17:33.5


2. Eric Bontrager 18:52.7


3. David Dunifon II 19:06


4. Tim Peppard 19:44.2


5. Michael Halker 20:05.8


MALE 40 TO 44


1. Art Vandalay 16:23.8


2. Brian Keas 20:54.5


3. Terry Schnipke 21:28.7


4. Shane O’Connor 22:17.7


5. Austin Stahr 22:20.5


MALE 45 TO 49


1. Dan Carroll 20:15


2. Brad Contris 20:49.5


3. David Hawkins 21:25.3


4. Doug Rhode 21:48.5


5. Ron Wireman 21:52.9


MALE 50 TO 54


1. Jerry Williams Jr. 18:02.1


2. Ron Bonifas 19:10.3


3. Mike Dickerson 21:16.1


4. Greg Herron 21:44.9


5. Dean Herron 21:47.1


MALE 55 TO 59


1. Dale Borchers 20:39.7


2. Kelley McCrate 21:38.1


3. Kyle Apkarian 22:24.7


4. Armando Hernandez 23:13.3


5. Dan Dardio 24:05.8


MALE 60 TO 64


1. John Coscarelli 20:53.4


2. Steve MacKenbach 23:02.1


3. Michael Kennedy 23:30.9


4. Jerry Rex 23:41.6


5. Steve Walsh 25:35.7


MALE 65 TO 69


1. Gene Hovest 22:55.7


2. Brian McMichael 24:52.8


3. Tom Wilson 29:02.8


4. Jim Odenweller 29i:53.3


5. Terry Huffman 33:49.8


MALE 70 AND OVER


1. Tom Brygider 25:24.4


2. Robert Bertrand 29:33.9


3. Bob Johns 33:22


4. Bill Klausing 33:35.6


5. Donald Miller 45:03.1


FEMALE 10 AND UNDER


1. Shay Olin 24:01.2


2. Hannah Morman 27:44.7


3. Ava Schaaf 28:09.1


4. Makenna Mohler 28:59.2


5. Jenna Wireman 31:12.7


FEMALE 11 TO 14


1. Kiana Barber 22:43.2


2. Natalie Riethman 22:55.7


3. Breece Rohr 23:24.2


4. Lauren Bull 24:03.1


5. Taylor Ellerbrock 24:38.2


FEMALE 15 TO 19


1. Chloee Gamble 20:31.2


2. Sydney Mohler 21:07.3


3. Alyssa Turrentine 21:26


4. Molly Scott 22:43.4


5. Emily Wolery 22:43.7


FEMALE 20 TO 24


1. Taylor Hermiller 20:54.8


2. Nicole Garcia 23:47.5


3. Lauren Diglia 23:49.8


4. Morgan Diglia 24:14.1


5. Joshua Meeker 24:20.6


FEMALE 25 TO 29


1. Brittany Giesken 22:52.5


2. Emily Kempf 23:54.9


3. Kayla King 24:01.2


4. Jess Good 24:09.1


5. Allison Sloan 24:39.6


FEMALE 30 TO 34


1. Michelle Leach 21:05.3


2. Julie Suever 21:46.2


3. Jennifer Roder 23:23.9


4. Deena Wilson 24:23.7


5. Samantha Clum 24:42.2


FEMALE 35 TO 39


1. Christy Broshes 22:23.9


2. Aimee Gesler 23:12.6


3. Kerri Rohr 23:32.1


4. Lois Stump 24:40.6


5. Jennifer Albright 24:45.3


FEMALE 40 TO 44


1. Kristi Lehmkuhl 22:10.2


2. Amy Kentner 22:47.7


3. Debbie Bowman 23:29.3


4. Renee Conley 25:12


5. Jennifer Garver 25:31.1


FEMALE 45 TO 49


1. Renee Droll 23:56.1


2. Beverly Gibson 24:32.3


3. Christy Beaschler 24:43.9


4. Debbie Pritchett 26:26.7


5. Carol Dox 26:35.1


FEMALE 50 TO 54


1. Mary Jenkins 23:20.4


2. Chris Flores 24:50.8


3. Marcia Greve 26:02.2


4. Shelley Bowers 27:00.3


5. Paula Mohr 27:14


FEMALE 55 TO 59


1. Connie Ziegler 26:03.2


2. Susan Isenbarger 29:04.6


3. Lisa Salsburey 29:06.5


4. Jennifer Griffiths 29:35.7


5. Diane Zupan 30:56.4


FEMALE 60 TO 64


1. Barbara Hovest 27:33.9


2. Barb Bowman 29:03.8


3. Vicki Hughes 30:01.2


4. Stephanie Hemmer 31:09.4


5. Debra Ann Umfleet 31:46.2


FEMALE 65 TO 69


1. Judy Taflinger 44:50.5


2. Linda Stump 45:44.6


3. Jane Schnipke 46:14.9


4. Daphne Lloyd 48:41.7


FEMALE 70 AND OVER


1. Ann Briggs 47:46.8

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