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Homecoming 2013

2013 Homecoming Highlights

27th Annual Old Stompin' Ground Runaround

WIU alumni and friends joined in the 27th annual Old Stompin' Ground Runaround 5K run/walk held on Homecoming morning with 125 participants.

Ben Houston was the overall male winner with a time of 16:24 and the female overall winner was Stacy Van Loan with a time of 23:48.

The 15 and under age group female winners were Morgan Payne, first place; Quinn Kurasz, second place and Biley Jackson, third place. There were no male entries in this age bracket.

The 16 through 22 age group female winners were Ashley Luke, first place; Emily Banigan, second place and Vanessa Matheu, third place. Male winners in this category were Josh Bendorf, first place; Dave Wilkins, second place and Kody Parkins, third place.

The 23 through 29 age group female winners were Ebony Chambers '11, first place; Jessica Moore, second place and Victoria Lantz '10, third place. Male winners in this category were John Mannix, first place; Alec Smith, second place and Dusty Napoleon, third place.

The 30 through 39 age group female winners were Jessie Rector, first place; Heidi Hamm Elbe '01 MS '03, second place and Meagan Kramer, third place. Male winners in this category were Scott Lawson '01 MS '08, first place; Kort McCulley '04 MBA '06, second place and Nick Knowles '02 MS '07, third place.

The 40 through 49 age group female winners were Diana Kurasz, first place; Melissa Matranga, second place and Emily Payne, third place. Male winners in this category were Joel Gruver, first place; Mike Spann, second place and Doug Harvey '91, third place.

The 50 through 59 age group female winners were Lisa Peddle Hinman '82, first place; Daralyn Niedospial Duffy '82, second place and Wendi Mattson, third place. The male winners in this category were David Taflinger '85, first place, Keith Schluter, second place and Joe Kula '77, third place.

The 60 and over age group female winners were Brenda Martin '73, first place, Kathy Heikes MS '98, second place and there was no third place awarded. Male winners in this category were John Simmons, first place; Victor Lantz MS '77, second place and Deckle McLean, third place.

In the walker category the winners were Kay Hilligoss, first place; Michele Powell '99, second place and Emily Hohenbery, third place.