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Sunday, November 18, 2012

2nd Annual Meandering Turkey Trail Race

Cape Girardeau, MO -- November 17, 2012 (Results @ Missouri Running Company Cape Girardeau: )

(photo by Marcus Janzow)
The 2012 Klaus Park Trail Series kicks off on a picture perfect sunny November afternoon with the second running of The Meandering Turkey.  A dry hot summer has made for a packed and fast course that has been manicured into immaculate condition by race director Bryan Kelpe.  Last year's popularity is evidenced with nearly a 50% increase in participation.

The race will see Notre Dame XC teammates Clayton Myers and Brock Kasten battle stride for stride over the "approximately 4.5 miles of hilly, rooty, single track trail".  In the end, Myers will edge out his younger challenger by one second.  The hard-charging Joe Windeknecht will cross the finish line in third place with Andy Johnson and Shaun Rellergert (31:17) fourth and fifth.
(Photo by Marcus Janzow)
Brigitte Stotter remains undefeated in series races with her first place female overall victory.  Brigitte gives herself an early birthday present by knocking 2:46 off her winning time from 2011.  Mary Evans is second less than a minute back.  Madeline McDonald, Marcy Ambler, and Emily Ladd (39:14) complete the top five. 

A free pair of New Balance shoes and special awards for division champions will be on the line when the series resumes on December 15, 2012 with The Moonlight Ramble.

MALE OVERALL: Clayton Myers (29:57)
FEMALE OVERALL: Brigette Stotter (34:51)
Brock Kasten (29:58)
Madeline McDonald (37:01)
Chris Crossett (33:24)
Tara Calkins (40:37)
Andy Johnson (31:15)
Mary Evans (35:39)
Joe Windeknecht (30:17)
Marcy Ambler (39:14)
Rick Miller (36:27)
Peggy Hill (48:26)
Dave Hardesty (50:27)

Brock Kasten and Clayton Myers battle for the overall win (photo bt Marcus Janzow).

Female Overall Winner: Brigitte Stotter (photo by Zac Young).

Bryan's Special Brew awaits at the finish line (photo by Bryan Kelpe).

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