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Fairfield County Runners Win Minute Man Trophies

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Runners from Fairfield County ran off with the top hardware overall and in age groups at Sunday’s Minute Man 5K and 10K races in Westport.

Norwalk’s Noredeine Abdelfatah won the men’s 10K, and Stamford’s Sharon Lemberger captured honors in the women’s division. Emily Lasala of Bridgeport was women's champion and Tim Milenkevich of Ansonia was the men’s winner in the 5K.

Other age group winners from nearby Fairfield County communities in the 5K included Andi Rosenblatt of Weston, women’s 14-and-under, and Sharon Vos of Old Greenwich in the the 50-59 age division.

Other runners who finished in the top three in their age group included Stamford’s Jonathan Hash, third in the 19-29 age group of the men’s 5K; Darien’s Timothy Van Hooser, first in the men’s 30-39 division of the 5K; Stamford’s Ashish Bhandari, third in the men’s 30-39 division of the 5K; Old Greenwich’s Louis Csak, first in the 40-49 age group of the 5K; Mats Anderson of Weston, second in the 60-69 division of the 5K; and John Gibbons, also of Old Greenwich, first in the men’s 70-and-up 5K.

Weston’s Kathleen Murphy took third in the 14-and-under division of the women’s 5K. Heather Nelson and Jessica Bower of Weston finished 2-3 in the women’s 30-39 division, and Stamford’s Eva Heidi Nord-Varh was third in the 50-59 division.

Christa Struk of Darien finished third in the 30-39 age division of the women’s 10K. In the men’s 10K, Greg Giustino of Stamford (third, 19-29) and Weston’s Georgian Marcu (third, 30-39) took home trophies.

Complete results are available online.

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