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IHSA Crowns Inaugural Road Race Champions

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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) conducted its first-ever Road Race on Saturday, June 3 at Heartland Community College in Normal. The event is believed to be the first 5K road race held by a state high school association.

The Road Race champions came from three different schools, as Pana High School’s Tristan Putt (above middle) won the Wheelchair Division race with a time of 24:52.6, Deer-Creek-Mackinaw High School’s Chelsea Pawlak (above right) won the Girls Division race with a time of 21:28.0, and Bloomington High School’s Nicholas Doud (above left) won the Boys Division with a time of 17:21.0.

Metamora’s Savanna Klobnak joined Putt in the Wheelchair Race, while the Girls Race featured 14 competitors from three high schools, and the Boys Race 11 participants from five schools.

Click here for full results from the 2017 IHSA Road Race.

The IHSA would like to thank Heartland College, the City of Normal, the Normal Police Department, the Normal Cornbelters, River City Race Management, Country Financial and Gatorade for their support of the Road Race.

See sights and sounds from the day via the video and photos below: