Edward Lyman wins Independence Day 5K

San Juan High School cross country standout Edward Lyman paced the annual Blanding Independence Day 5K field for an overall victory on July 4 with a time of 17:40.
Lyman was two minutes shy of the course record set by Jacob Francis in 2022 and finished 1:10 ahead of his closest competitor, his own brother, Abram Lyman.
The Lymans kept it in the family when Platte Lyman came home in 19:46 to win the male 14-and-under division. Monticello’s Cory Bunker won the male 20-29 division with a time of 19:28.
Zachery Keith paced the males age 30 to 39 with a 24:50 finish. David Johnson won the male 40-49 division with a time of 20:29. And Roger Merrell came home ahead of all the males 50 and over in 25:31.
Corrine Johnson was the overall female winner, completing the course in 21:41. Sincere Nez finished first among females 14 and under with a time of 24:55. Yet another Lyman paced the field among females age 15-19. Ella Lyman came across the line in 24:56.
Britney Tenney won the female 20-29 division with a time of 25:03. Lissa Diaz was the top finisher among females age 30-39 in 25:16. Jeanine Parson finished first in the female 40-49 division in 26:59. And Lana Merrell was the sole finisher among females 50 and over.

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