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Nearly 300 people hit the starting line for this year's Leprechaun Days Run for the Gold.

284 make Run for the Gold

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Rosemount Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Two-hundred and eighty-four runners participated in the 27th-annual Run for the Gold Saturday morning outside the Rosemount Community Center.

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2012 Rosemount graduate and current St. Olaf College distance runner Calvin Lehn won the title in the feature four-mile race, covering the winding course in 20 minutes, 34 seconds to top the field of 183 runners. He bettered his time from a year ago when he ran 22:05 to place third.

Lehn's former teammate, recent Rosemount graduate Trevor Capra, took second in 20:53, and another former Irish standout, Chandler Dye, was third in 21:05.

Mike Bumgarner once again finished among the leaders with a fourth-place time of 21:20. Current Irish runners Alex Berhe and Ryan Condon followed in fifth and sixth with times of 22:02 and 23:03, respectively.

Chris Mergens of Farmington claimed seventh in 23:17 and recent Tiger graduate Adam Wallenta placed eighth in 24:05. Rudy Regalado of Rosemount won his age group and placed ninth overall in 24:07 and Farmington 2013 all-state relay runner Tyler Lerbakken rounded out the top 10 with a time of 24:21.

Briana Cleveland finished first out of 97 women in the four-mile race with a time of 28:12. Runner-up Theresa Kavaras of Lakeville was close behind in 28:29 and Irish state cross country qualifier Liz Evenocheck was third in 28:42.

The one-mile race was won by Jason Schultz of Lakeville in a time of 5:10. The next three finishers were all from Rosemount: Paul Sampers, Dan Sampers and Melvin Alvarez.

JoJo Acker-Hintgen of Burnsville was the top women's finisher in 6:29. Tess Grunklee of Rosemount was second in 6:41 and Olivia Passeri was third in 6:51.

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