At the end of the 6.2 mile run from Madison Consolidated High School on the hilltop to Lytle Park in downtown Madison 30-year-old Kyle Stansbury, of Springville, and Switzerland County High School sophomore Leah Anders, 15, finished at the overall winner and top female finisher, respectively. (Staff photo by Mark Campbell)
At the end of the 6.2 mile run from Madison Consolidated High School on the hilltop to Lytle Park in downtown Madison 30-year-old Kyle Stansbury, of Springville, and Switzerland County High School sophomore Leah Anders, 15, finished at the overall winner and top female finisher, respectively. (Staff photo by Mark Campbell)
After three straight wins by former Scottsburg and Franklin College runner Kristopher Sandlin, a new champion was crowned Saturday morning in the 38th running of the Madison Courier Firecracker 10K Run/Walk.

Kyle Stansbury, 30, of Springville, was the top finisher with a time of 31:57. Courier 10K veteran Danny Fisher was second and Sandlin’s bid for a threepeat finished just a tick under a minute behind the winner.

Stansbury, running in just his second Courier 10K, covered the 6.2-mile course from Madison Consolidated High School on the hilltop to Lytle Park in downtown Madison almost a minute and a half faster than his first Courier 10K last year when he finished third with a time of 33:26.

Ideal running weather — it was cool with low humidity — certainly helped Stansbury make his big time cut, but it was also part of a bigger plan he launched by scoping out the course last year and coming back with a better plan of attack.

“We had great weather,” Stansbury said. “Last year was my first year. It kind of helped me scope out the course and know what to expect. So I kind of had more of a strategy this time. I kind of held myself back a little bit in the first mile and saved enough strength for the big downhill.”

Although Stansbury shaved 89 seconds off his third place finish in 2015 it was still far slower than Sandlin had clocked in any of his three consecutive wins — 31:18 in 2014, 31:44 in 2013 and 31:12 last year — and well off the Courier 10K course record of 29:44 set by other three-time winner Cecil Franke in 1990.

Fisher, a Courier 10K winner in 2010 when he covered the 6.2 miles in 31:38, was the runner-up Saturday with a time of 32:21. Sandlin’s third place in 32:56 was 1:44 slower than his time just a year ago but the former college standout said his time was fair for his recent level of training and the way his life has changed in the past year.

Sandlin said he couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the race.

A big reason for that is the fact that one of Sandlin’s students — he’s now teaches and coaches cross country, track & field, wrestling and helps out with the football team at Switzerland County — was the top overall female runner in her first 10K run.

Leah Anders, 15, of Rising Sun, ran the course in 43:11 — 25 seconds ahead of runner-up Leah Flanagan, 37, of Sunman — to earn the SCHS sophomore a win in her first Courier 10K.

“I think I was more excited than she was,” Sandlin said of his young protégé, who he predicts has a bright future in running.

“I’d never ran here before but coach Sandlin said I should come run it with him. He works so hard to motivate us to get better.” Anders said. “I never expected to win. I’m kind of shocked. Now I’d like to come back.”

In addition to being the top female, Anders also finished in 28th place overall, almost 13 minutes behind the winner and 9:45 back of her coach who with a win would have been the only runner with four Courier 10K victories.

And that was a point well taken by Stansbury, who was well aware of the running prowess of both Sandlin and Fisher.

“I knew him and Danny so I knew they were going to be good competition, obviously,” Stansbury said. “A little bit past the half-way point I was able to put in a surge to kind of get some distance and then I really just tried to keep going with that.”

Stansbury said while leading the race he glanced back “a little” to see where Fisher and Sandlin where, but then focused on the road ahead.

“I just kept going ... I figured they would probably be coming so just tried to keep going full throttle,” Stansbury grinned.

Stansbury has been running since age 14 but as a home-schooler never competed at the high school or college levels and only started competitively running after his dad suggested road racing as such an outlet. An employee of PRD Inc., a plastics manufacturer in Springville, he said he has time to train and compete and runs anything from a 5K to a half-marathon.

Stansbury said he could end up like Sandlin and Fisher, who are both repeat runners in the Courier 10K.

“I definitely would consider it. I’d like to come back again,” he said.

Overall 284 runners and 146 walkers — 430 total — completed the event. The Madison Courier 10K is an official Madison Regatta event. The honorary starters of the 2016 race were retiring race coordinators Lou Knoble and Dick Naylor.

Complete scoring and additional details are available on our website at www.madisoncourier.com and photos and results of all age division winners will be published in Thursday’s edition.
2016 Madison courier 10K Run Results

(All from Indiana unless otherwise noted)

Pos., Name, Age, Hometown, time


1. Kyle Stansbury, 30, Springville, 31:57

2. Danny Fisher, 33, Natick, Mass., 32:21

3. Kristopher Sandlin, 24, Vevay, 32:56

4. Dustin Mitchell, 21, Florence, Ky., 33:47

5. Alex Hendrix, 15, Paris Crossing, 35:04

6. Samuel Detmer, 18, Chicago, Ill., 35:25

7. Tyler Stilwell, 33, Columbus, 35:30

8. Dwayne Steele, 38, Seymour, 35:32

9. Joe McFarren, 35, Liberty Center, 35:51

10. Enrique, Hendrix, 18, Paris Crossing, 36:51

11. Carter Leak, 15, North Vernon, 37:17

12. Griffin Morrill, 18, Sugar Grove, Ill., 38:08

13. Bradley Winston, 16, Hanover, 38:10

14. Ethan Goebel, 16, Madison, 38:59

15. Steven Wyant, 34, Independence, Ky., 39:58

16. Paul Panning, 34, Noblesville, 39:59

17. Christopher Grote, 17, Madison, 40:19

18. Jackson Morrill, 14, Sugar Grove, Ill., 41:10

19. Bryce Cirbo, 19, Madison, 41:39

20. Jayde Ary, 17, Madison, 41:42

21. Trevor Smith, 14, Lexington, 41:49

22. Steve Phillips, 45, Lafayette, 41:51

23. Simon Detmer, 16, Chicago, Ill., 41:59

24. John Petscher, 31, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 42:16

25. Michael Feeback, 51, Lexington, 42:26

26. Keegan Allred, 15, Sellersburg, 42:38

27. Greg Heaton, 60, Madison, 42:41

28. Leah Anders, 15, Rising Sun, 43:11

29. Ross Bagienski, 30, Kettering, Ohio, 43:13

30. Gavin Hendrix, 13, Paris Crossing, 43:20

31. Christopher Stucker, 38, Fishers, 43:23

32. Leah Flanagan, 37, Sunman, 43:36

33. David Tate Turner, 21, Madison, 43:48

34. Jesse Roberts, 28, Madison, 43:49

35. Scott Conklin, 56, Green Bay, Wis., 43:59

36. Ben Schafer, 29, Madison, 44:39

37. Liz Grote, 21, Madison, 44:43

38. Michael Wyant, 36, Prospect, Ky., 44:46

39. Jason Wilersham, 14, Milan, 45:42

40. Jacob McGlasson, 17, Hanover, 45:45

41. Tom Coulter, 54, Jeffersonville, 45:47

42. Bradley Wickersham, 16, Milan, 45:48

43. Eric Armbrecht, 43, St. Louis, Mo., 45:55

44. Lucas Jenkins, 38, Beverly Hills, Mich., 45:58

45. Mya Nay, 14, Deputy, 46:01

46. Steve Morrill, 48, Sugar Grove, Ill., 46:15

47. Andrew Ott, 20, Madison, 46:16

48. Noah Roberts, 16, Madison, 46:18

49. Chris Petersen, 21, Hanover, 46:24

50. Jim Gove, 41, Natick, Mass., 46:28

51. Ethan Schafer, 16, Madison, 46:30

52. Dana Irvine, 52, Cincinnati, Ohio, 46:31

53. David Sutter, 29, Hanover, 46:32

54. Molly O’Brien, 27, Cincinnati, Ohio, 46:41

55. Jerry Wickersham, 38, Milan, 46:42

56. James E. Smith, 26, Madison, 46:46

57. Andie Davis, 56, New Albany, 47:10

58. John Crawley, 47, Madison, 47:10

59. Tye Sullivan, 37, Vevay, 47:11

60. Cindy Wyant, 45, Franklin, 47:20

61. Mark True, 39, Madison, 47:34

62. Beau Turner, 19, Madison, 47:35

63. Alex Torline, 25, Madison, 47:40

64. Tom Rohm, 59, Columbus, 47:42

65. Stephanie Clegg, 36, Madison, 47:55

66. Travis Clegg, 36, Madison, 47:55

67. Leah McLeod, 30, Scipio, 48:01

68. Isaac Schwarz, 15, Bedford, Ky., 48:06

69. Braden Hall, 19, Louisville, Ky., 48:12

70. Bill Eccles, 40, Madison, 48:14

71. Paul Bird, 17, Bedford, Ky., 48:20

72. Karla McCollum, 51, Madison, 48:31

73. Trey Hession, 16, Glencoe, Ill., 48:44

74. Nathaniel Scroggins, 22, Angola, 48:45

75. David H. Ott, 50, Madison, 48:49

76. Ashley Heindel, 14, Elizabethtown, 48:52

77. Devin Ruebusch, 14, Hanover, 48:55

78. Mitchell Adcock, 14, Madison, 48:56

79. Rennae Grote, 48, Madison, 48:57

80. Katherine Irvine, 19, Cincinnati, Ohio, 49:02

81. Mark Perkinson, 49, Georgetown, 49:04

82. Ellen Owens, 23, Indianapolis, 49:06

83. Celestra Dewey, 38, Madison, 49:08

84. Megan Bladen, 25, Madison, 49:25

85. Matthew Barron, 35, Madison, 49:27

86. Jacob Lundergan, 17, Madison, 49:31

87. Megan Gilley, 28, Bedford, Ky., 49:36

88. Tyler Canada, 24, Madison, 49:40

89. Ron Elkins, 43, Chicago, Ill., 49:44

90. Dara Stucker, 37, Fishers, 49:44

91. Whit Grote, 19, Madison, 49:54

92. David Glesing, 47, Columbus, 49:55

93. Joe Lutes, 20, Madison, 49:58

94. Laura Hesse, 21, Madison, 50:01

95. Nicole Richardson, 18, North Vernon, 50:17

96. Earl Winebrenner, 51, Louisville, Ky., 50:22

97. Erika Downs, 42, North Vernon, 50:33

98. Leah McCollum, 28, Jeffersonville, 50:39

99. Calli Alderman, 11, Madison, 50:42

100. Jennifer Roney, 41, Madison, 50:43

101. Bray Taylor, 11, Bedford, Ky., 50:45

102. Dylan Bilz, 19, Madison, 50:49

103. Katlyn Hudson, 24, Madison, 50:50

104. Gary Taylor, 59, Bedford, Ky., 51:06

105. Michael Ellis, 48, Cincinnati, Ohio, 51:17

106. Sadie Nay, 12, Deputy, 51:20

107. Peggy Eaglin, 46, Hanover, 51:24

108. Amelia Irvine, 21, Cincinnati, Ohio, 51:28

109. Nicole Goble, 26, Carrollton, Ky., 51:39

110. Lindsay Hunt, 30, Madison, 51:41

111. Rich Heatch, 45, Alexandria, Va., 51:58

112. Kathy Napier, 47, Bowling Green, Ky., 52:01

113. Kyle Schafer, 30, West Chester, Ohio, 52:12

114. Miranda McBride, 33, Madison, 52:26

115. Donnie Scholl, 57, Milton, Ky., 52:28

116. Jack Grote, 12, Madison, 52:45

117. Joyce Consley, 46, Lexington, 53:04

118. Anna Sutter, 22, Hanover, 53:06

119. Rachel Aldermen, 29, Madison, 53:09

120. Becky Canida, 37, Madison, 53:23

121. Steve Fisher, 62, Nashvile, 53:23

122. Candence Traylor, 11, Hanover, 53:26

123. Al Lavoie, 52, Dayton, Ohio, 53:34

124. Riley Allred, 17, Sellersburg, 53:43

125. Angel Traylor, 34, Hanover, 53:49

126. Kate Ison, 21, Madison, 53:57

127. Jeremiah McMaccabee, 18, Alcoa, Tenn., 54:03

128. Mary Tess, Irvine, 22, Cincinnati, Ohio, 54:05

129. Zac See, 37, Denver, 54:16

130. Chuck Nunan, 52, Madison, 54:18

131. Glenn Leach, 74, Louisville, Ky., 54:23

132. Jerry Wheller, 47, Hanover, 54:38

133. Nick Phillips, 30, Lexington, 54:52

134. Tarryn Thaden, 61, DeKalb, Ill., 54:54

135. Kim Bennett, 44, Madison, 54:58

136. Tom Hession, 49, Glencoe, Ill., 55:01

137. Don Phillips, 63, Madison, 55:16

138. Brandon Scroggins, 24, Hanover, 55:20

139. Maria Berry, 26, Madison, 55:23

140. Sandra Beckhart, 58, Prospect, Ky., 55:24

141. Zachary Friedmann, 12, Burnsville, Minn., 55:50

142. John Friedmann, 56, Burnsville, Minn., 55:51

143. Carrie Owens, 39, North Vernon, 56:02

144. Shane Phillips, 44, Lexington, 56:02

145. Craig Arvin, 45, Hanover, 56:03

146. Amy Slone, 41, Sunman, 56:03

147. Grant Koch, 20, Carmel, 56:05

148. Dominic Grote, 50, Madison, 56:06

149. Abe Bear, 32, Madison, 56:12

150. Valerie Bingham, 40, North Vernon, 56:21

151. Taylor Grote, 20, Madison, 56:24

152. Caty Battjes, 15, Hanover, 56:24

153. Stacy Howser, 48, Madison, 56:33

154. Tyson Skinner, 39, Madison, 56:47

155. Sara Kuner, 22, Milton, Ky., 56:49

156. David Terrell, 59, Madison, 56:52

157. Samantha Adams, 36, Lexington, 56:59

158. David Bedingham, 55, Madison, 57:04

159. Glenn Rogers, 55, Madison, 57:07

160. Kathy Fory, 59, Madison, 57:15

161. Catina Furnish, 39, Columbus, 57:20

162. Tonya Schmidt, 44, Madison, 57:24

163. Justin McGinley, 44, Thorntown, 57:38

164. Crystal Dashiell, 59, Madison, 57:41

165. Jennifer Sproles, 44, Madison, 58:03

166. Barry Stormer, 65, Commiskey, 58:21

167. Wayne Mahoney, 72, Hanover, 58:37

168. Angie Lee, 41, Madison, 58:54

169. Erin Jenkins-Baker, 36, Floyds Knobs, 59:12

170. Sara Colen, 34, Madison, 59:18

171. Dawnice Moll, 47, Bedford, Ky., 59:20

172. Sara Beth Nibarger, 44, Vevay, 59:26

173. Travis Jones, 61, Natick, Mass, 59:29

174. Joel Storm, 29, Madison, 59:31

175. Alyssa Storm, 11, Madison, 59:31

176. Michael Turner, 56, Madison, 59:32

177. Brooke Nice, 35, Peru, 59:56

178. Brooke Bond, 45, Louisville, Ky., 1:00:05

179. Patti Johann, 60, Madison, 1:00:18

180. Vincent Schroeder, 53, Hanover, 1:00:45

181. Megan Owens, 38, Madison, 1:00:45

182. Paula Stidham, 44, Austin, 1:01:23

183. Kasie Lessley, 30, Commiskey, 1:01:28

184. Cameron Wiederhoeft, 20, Scipio, 1:01:34

185. Michael Ricketts, 56, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 1:01:34

186. Charles Ricketts, 75, Madison, 1:01:35

187. Priscilla Torline, 49, Madison, 1:01:38

188. Greg Petersen, 50, Madison, 1:01:57

189. Ruth Wilburn, 34, Greenwood, 1:01:58

190. Troy Waters, 52, Vine Grove, Ky., 1:02:08

191. Jane Durst, 55, Madison, 1:02:24

192. Julie Schafer, 41, Westfield, 1:03:06

193. Michhael Lundergan, 46, Madison, 1:03:26

194. Stephen Sihas, 32, Madison, 1:03:26

195. Christina Grandeo, 38, Verona, N.J., 1:03:49

196. Heather Barber, 35, North Vernon, 1:03:50

197. Janelle Whalen, 34, Madison, 1:03:57

198. Lauren Feeback, 39, Lexington, 1:04:10

199. Emily Gurwitz, 35, Verona, N.J., 1:04:18

200. Michael J. Harris, 69, Madison, 1:04:30

201. Jack Conard, 63, Indianapolis, 1:04:45

202. Tracy Nicholson, 52, Salem, 1:04:52

203. Kellsie Nicholson, 24, Madison, 1:04:52

204. Patti Howard, 62, Madison, 1:05:19

205. Shirley Bell, 69, LaGrange, Ky., 1:05:28

206. Leeanne Minton, 43, Charlestown, 1:05:38

207. Christine Allred, 46, Sellersburg, 1:05:38

208. Allen Watson, 64, Madison, 1:05:44

209. Kelly Hargett, 49, Scottsburg, 1:05:56

210. Tiffany Cravens, 32, Scottsburg, 1:05:57

211. Lisa Lundsford, 41, Sunman, 1:06:11

212. Mark Schafer, 32, Madison, 1:06:24

213. Claire Bilz, 12, Madison, 1:06:25

214. Olivia Daugherty, 23, Bedford, Ky., 1:06:25

215. Alissa Carr, 31, Madison, 1:06:26

216. Claire Perry, 35, Columbus, 1:06:40

217. Emily Kain, 33, Columbus, 1:06:40

218. Chloe Griffith, 21, Bedford, Ky., 1:07:07

219. Katrina True, 49, Bedford, Ky., 1:07:07

220. Michelle Griffith, 51, Bedford, Ky., 1:07:07

221. Robert Lilly, 62, Columbus, 1:08:00

222. Jamma Kelly, 41, Aurora, 1:08:16

223. Elinor Detmer, 12, Chicago, Ill., 1:08:19

224. Mindy Thevenow, 39, Lexington, 1:08:27

225. Mackenzie Torline, 27, Madison, 1:08:35

226. Tiffany Lund, 43, Natick, Mass., 1:09:24

227. Ashley Ayves, 35, West Jordan, Utah, 1:09:25

228. Jackie Gross, 39, Madison, 1:09:52

229. Colton Chandler, 9, Hanover, 1:09:56

230. Jan Powell, 49, Madison, 1:10:15

231. Sara Williams, 32, Madison, 1:10:24

232. Amanda Harsin, 32, Madison, 1:10:30

233. Kami True, 37, Madison, 1:10:30

234. Sydney McFarren, 10, Liberty Center, 1:10:38

235. Heather McFarren, 33, Liberty Center, 1:10:43

236. Taylor Harsin, 11, Madison, 1:10:44

237. Gracie True, 13, Madison, 1:10:52

238. Andrea Boswell, 42, Madison, 1:10:59

239. Mary Jo Critchlow, 34, Madison, 1:11:17

240. Tomeka Livers, 41, Hanover, 1:11:42

241. Ashley Hunsaker, 34, Belleville, Ill., 1:13:03

242. Janet Kleopfer, 53, Madison, 1:14:21

243. Mike Kieffer, 58, Whiteland, 1:14:25

244. Kathryn Hadley, 45, Madison, 1:14:41

245. Thomas Gold, 73, Madison, 1:14:41

246. Jim Hadley, 72, Hendersonville, 1:15:01

247. Barbara Nagle, 56, Madison, 1:15:12

248. Merle Hines, 72, Batesville, 1:15:17

249. Courtney Hatton, 34, North Vernon, 1:15:29

250. Andrew McLeod, 44, Scipio, 1:15:29

251. Andrew Sloas, 42, Franklin, 1:16:00

252. Holly Sloas, 42, Holladay, Utah, 1:16:01

253. Jaimie Baldwin, 20, North Vernon, 1:16:05

254. Mary Laymon, 39, Deputy, 1:16:36

255. Logan Swing, 7, Atlanta, Ga., 1:16:51

256. Michele Swing, 37, Atlanta, Ga., 1:16:51

257. Misssy Hession, 46, Glencoe, Ill., 1:17:06

258. Larry Wasson, 61, North Vernon, 1:17:21

259. Kirsten Quick, 28, Madison, 1:17:58

260. Kristin Panning, 34, Noblesville, 1:18:06

261. Jessica Chandler, 37, St. Louis, Mo., 1:18:49

262. Lynda Keeton, 36, St. Louis, Mo., 1:18:49

263. Jenny Baldwin, 45, North Vernon, 1:19:05

264. Robert Porter, 34, Independence, Ky., 1:21:08

265. Ashley Goodin, 26, Louisville, Ky., 1:21:08

266. Shannon Brezko, 39, Indianapolis, 1:21:44

267. Patricia Hutsell, 48, Hanover, 1:21:44

268. Olivia Detmer, 8, Chicago, Ill., 1:23:45

269. Holly Winebrenner, 46, Louisville, Ky., 1:23:59

270. Alex Marti, 30, Madison, 1:25:07

271. Jim Rowlett, 70, Madison, 1:25:26

272. Mary Jo McClelland, 63, Wabash, 1:25:32

273. Ray Voris, 77, Madison, 1:25:37

274. Gina Detmer, 47, Chicago, Ill., 1:25:48

275. Hannah Branch, 23, Madison, 1:26:23

276. Megan Campbell, 30, Carmel, 1:26:29

277. Miranda Gudgel, 30, Angola, 1:26:30

278. Josh Criswell, 22, Midland, Mich., 1:27:36

279. Katie May, 19, Madison, 1:27:40

280. Delberta Batman, 53, Madison, 1:30:56

281. Heidi Kendall-Sage, 47, Madison, 1:31:00

282. Skylar Lee, 14, Madison, 1:46:29

283. Bettie Smith, 47, Madison, 1:46:29

284. Patti Grote, 50, Madison, 1:48:12