Wolter wins Walk on Waconia

Bob Wolter of Chaska was the overall winner of the Walk on Waconia event held on April 20. (Submitted photo)

Bob Wolter of Chaska was the overall winner of the Walk on Waconia event held on April 20. (Submitted photo)

Despite the challenges posed by an unexpected snow storm, Walk On Waconia was held on Saturday, April 20. The event, which is a fundraiser for the Waconia United Food Shelf, continues to grow! More than 450 people participated in the event, which was limited to a 10K (6.2 mile course) due to the snow.
The overall winner (and 39 and Under men’s winner) was Bob Wolter of Chaska, who finished in 37:36. Kevin Frank of Minnetrista was the top 40 and Over men’s runner, clocking in at 38:57. For the women, Suzie Fox of Chaska took top honors in the 39 and Under division with a time of 39:41. Kari Koski of Chaska was the top participant in the 40 and Over division with a time of 44:14.
The top three finishers in all four divisions are listed below.

10K – Men
39 and Under
1st Place: Bob Wolter, Chaska, 37:36
2nd Place: Michael Schwartz, Cologne, 40:26
3rd Place: Alex Amunrud, Redwood Falls, 40:30
40 and Over
1st Place: Kevin Frank, Minnetrista, 38:57
2nd Place: Keith Tufte, 44:20
3rd Place: JP Fahey, NYA, 45:13

10K – Female
39 and Under
1st Place: Suzie Fox, Chaska, 39:41
2nd Place: Brittany Opatz, Waconia, 41:19
3rd Place: Kristin Weinzierl, Waconia, 41:48
40 and Over
1st Place: Kari Koski, Chaska, 44:14
2nd Place: Amy Steinhagen, Edina, 52:48
3rd Place: Stephanie Zahrbock, Edina, 53:49

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