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Shamrock Shuffle has nearly 500 participants, Hunter Troxtle wins race

Mar. 22—The largest 5K event in the area was held over the weekend in Downtown Somerset, as the 12th annual Shamrock Shuffle had 487 participants cross the finish line.

This weekend's 3.1-mile race was the second race of the year in the Lake Cumberland Run/Walk Series Powered Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Hunter Troxtle, a 15-year-old male from Somerset, was the overall race winner, covering the 3.1-mile course in a time of 19:09. In second place was female Emily Pearman, who completed the 5K run in a time of 19:14.

In the male division, Caleb Swartz was the runner-up with a third-place finish. Drew Kelly came home third in the male division and fourth overall.

On the female side, Chelsea Bankemper was the second runner with a 16th-place finish. Coming home in 19th place was Bethany Kubiak.

In the competitive walking division, the male winner was Ambrose Wilson while the female winner was Alisa Peterson-White. Art White and Kevin Warner finished second and third in the male division, respectively. Connie Goff (second) and Jill Childers (third) rounded out the female division.

The oldest competitor in the race was 85 years old while the youngest finisher was 6 years old.

Scrambled Legs was the top team in the team standings, coming home with a race-low 38 points. Spectrum Running Club (129 points) and TTAI (206 points) were second and third in the team division, respectively. The fourth-place squad was Phoenix Racing and the fifth-place team was Method-Somerset.